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Island Time, May 13: The Fair is On — Make Your Plans Now!

May 13, 2021

The best news ever — The fair is on! The 159th Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair will run from Thursday, August 19 through Sunday, August 22. Mark your calendars now. As a matter of fact, the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar is starting to fill up with all kinds of exciting summer activities, […]

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Pretty in Pink (And Blue): Island Time, April 29

April 29, 2021

Pink is the color this week, from Monday’s pink supermoon to the blooms on Polly Hill’s big cherry tree to the pink radishes on Island farm stands. In all fairness to the color blue, we also welcomed a baby boy this week: Oyster columnist Alex Bullen Coutts is back on the beat (see below), newborn […]

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Now Starring Spring: Island Time, April 22

April 22, 2021

This week, it feels a bit like waking up in Oz here on the Island, with enough green around to make you feel like you’ve traveled in place. We’ll take it. We’re excited that Up-Island Cronig’s is reopening — with upgrades — on Monday and that more and more Island businesses are coming back to […]

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Make It a Beach Day: Island Time, April 15

April 15, 2021

Hay fields are greening up. Lambs are out of the barn getting some fresh air with their mamas. Landscapers and stonemasons, window washers and window-box makers — everybody’s gearing up. So ready or not, here we go, buzzing along through April straight ahead to May. One day, before you know it, we’ll wake up to […]

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Go With the Flow: Island Time, April 8

April 8, 2021

It seems like a good time to go with the flow. Gentle flow yoga, perhaps? Or maybe you’re looking to get energized for whatever lies next — pilates for you or maybe a dance class? Virtually yours, of course, courtesy of the West Tisbury Library’s popular online programming. If you’d rather wander physically than gather virtually, this would be […]

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Island Time, April 1: Reach for the Sky

March 31, 2021

Just like that, it’s April. Those of you far away from us are probably reveling in cherry blossoms and tulips, while here we are making the most of windy days and celebrating anything brave enough to bloom. Hello crocus! Vineyard Haven has daffodils, while the frost bottoms of West Tisbury are still a bit bare. […]

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Dinner and a Movie: Island Time, March 18

March 22, 2021

Let’s see — this week we had snow flurries one day and a high of 65 degrees another. It must be March! But we don’t care if the wind and the temperatures whip us around. Daylight savings time brought us more time to play after work; there’s good news on the vaccine front; and more […]

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Spring Forward, Towards the Light: Island Time, March 11

March 11, 2021

It may only be mid-March, but signs of spring are everywhere on Martha’s Vineyard. Snowdrops are blooming, the first red-winged blackbirds have returned and seasonal businesses are planning their 2021 re-openings. And as of Sunday, we’ll have an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day. (Remember to turn your clocks ahead on […]

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The Oyster and The Pearls: Island Time, February 25

February 25, 2021

Congratulations to everyone who has soldiered through January and February on Martha’s Vineyard (or anywhere) – during a pandemic! Monday is March 1, unbelievably. And in the spirit of fresh starts, your Island Time newsletter is introducing a lively addition to our regular preview of events and activities on the Vineyard. Starting today, Island Time […]

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