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The View From Here: Island Time, June 10

June 10, 2021

As summer quickly approaches (the solstice is just ten days away!), so do the return of events that took a hiatus last year. Mark your calendars for Grand Illumination Night on August 18; and for outdoor performances at the Tisbury Amphitheater, starting in July. As for the events that weathered the pandemic last summer, they […]

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The Art of June: Island Time, June 3

June 3, 2021

Just like that it’s June. Bridge-jumpers and rugosa roses are popping up along State Beach. Screen doors are in, cobwebs are out. We’re having our drinks on the deck, our weddings (with real, live guests!) under the tent, and our yoga at the beach. Art is everywhere, with shows and openings from Edgartown to Menemsha. […]

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Nice to See You! Island Time, May 27

May 27, 2021

Movies and live music, pop-ups and dinners out – they’re all ours this Memorial Day weekend. And we couldn’t be more grateful. Everything on the Vineyard seems more alive: the lilacs smell sweeter, hay fields are greener, ice cream cones taller and lobster rolls fatter. (Even the Flying Horses, opening this weekend, have new gear!) […]

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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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