Vineyard Haven happenings


With spring in full swing, the Island is beehive busy. Vineyard Haven is especially so, with a new store opening and some long-term businesses having annual blowout sales. Head on down and check out these great happenings.

Citrine Beads & Imports, formerly located in West Tisbury, had its grand opening at its new location – 9 Main Street. This unique and affordable shop has spring fashions ready for you, from shades ($18) and little girl sundresses ($20) to women’s tank tops ($10). Stop by and welcome the newest addition.

Menemsha Blues, an Island institution itself, is hosting its much anticipated Annual Spring Sale, which offers 50 to 75 percent off storewide. This amazing sale runs through April so that they can make room for their new inventory. Run over to 36 Water Street, between 10 and 5 pm, seven days a week, to purchase your great Menemsha Blues tee shirt, sweatshirt, pants, jacket, or whatever strikes your fancy.

East Chop Sleep Shop wants to make sure that you stop worrying about gas prices while you sleep soundly on your new Sealy or Symbol bed. Depending on how much you spend (starts at $599), you will receive a free gas card valued at $50 to $250. You can also get free delivery, free set up, and a free bed frame. With that kind of deal, you might want to upgrade all your household’s beds.

Curves, a women’s 30-minute circuit workout studio, offers a 30-day membership for $30. Join now and in 30 minutes you can work all your major muscles and burn 500 calories.

For more fitness specials RISE Dance Studio now offers Zumba, an effective fitness system based on a fusion of Latin and international music.

While not a shop, Vineyard Haven welcomes another longstanding Island business with dentist Dr. Orazem. After 29 years in Edgartown, he is moving his Primary Care Dentistry practice and opening his office to new patients.

Other news

Island Alpaca in Oak Bluffs is hosting its Shearing Day on Saturday, April 24, from 9 am to 5 pm. Barbara Ronchetti, owner, says more than 50 alpacas are scheduled for shearing and public viewing. She recommends you bring the family for an hour or two of fun and education. You will be able to get up close to the alpaca and enjoy a day with Island friends. For those interested in the alpaca lifestyle, this event will enable you to better understand alpaca ownership, how to get started, and what to do with all that fabulous fleece. There will also be refreshments. Admission is $5 per person.

Also in Oak Bluffs, the YMCA is getting ready to open its doors on May 29. To avoid the rush, you can purchase your membership now for as little as $0.61 a day for a teen to $2.76 a day for an entire family. Check it out on the web at or call them at 508-696-7171.

Claudia’s in Edgartown, a premier jewelry store, continues its 50 percent off eight showcases, and Chilmark Pottery has their Spring Sale where all pottery is half price through the end of the month. Finally, the Vineyard Tennis Center, Workout, and Spa in West Tisbury has its six-month fitness memberships on sale for $399. Don’t delay, though, as the sale ends tomorrow, April 9.

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