Friday, August 19, 2022

Morning Glory Farm puts on its annual pumpkin festival

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Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown will hold its annual Pumpkin Festival this Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at 11 am. The day will be packed with free games and activities for the family, such as...

Paula Lyons honored in broadcast Hall of Fame

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Paula Lyons wrote her senior college thesis in 1967 on “Jude the Obscure,” a Thomas Hardy novel, at the former Newton College of the Sacred Heart, now a part of Boston College. Writing about...

Mycotopia: A tour of the fungal wonderland at Menemsha Hills

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Rainstorms and gray skies this past weekend drove some indoors, but on Sunday an enthusiastic group of Islanders roamed happily through the wet woods of Chilmark’s Menemsha Hills. Poison ivy and ticks be damned,...

Vineyard Haven library hosts public debate screenings

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Among the 84 million people who watched the first 2016 presidential debate last week was a group of viewers gathered at the Vineyard Haven library. 54 Islanders settled in to the library's comfortable viewing...

Song Exchange Project brings people together, one tune at a time

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Roberta Kirn was walking along a dirt path through a Haitian village when she heard some faint humming in the distance. She noticed two girls up ahead carrying water from a nearby well and...

Live and learn, locally, at this year’s Harvest Festival

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It's the biggest event of the season: a two-day family-friendly party that attracts thousands of visitors to West Tisbury's Agricultural Hall, featuring food, music, kids’ games, a harvest dinner, and dancing. And on top...

Antique enthusiasts exchange at the Grange

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Updated: Friday, Sept. 23 2:30 pm. The “Grange Exchange,” the West Tisbury antiques show held at the Grange Hall every Friday, draws a crowd of shoppers, artisans, and antiques enthusiasts. Goods for sale include handcrafted...

Martha’s Vineyard Songwriting Festival brings a little Nashville to the Vineyard

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When Matt Casey set out to produce the first Martha’s Vineyard Songwriting Festival (MVSF), he never imagined that it would rise to the level of success it has achieved. Now in its sixth year,...

The Martha’s Vineyard Wind Festival blows into town

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The residents of the houses lining Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs may be used to looking out their front windows and spying a kite or two lazily looping through the sky, but on Sept....

Charlie Nadler lit up Alex’s Place with laughs

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Island-born and -raised Charlie Nadler is making his mark as a standup comic in New York City, but he hasn't forgotten his roots. Every summer, Mr. Nadler, son of former TV comedy writers Marty...

Comedian Charlie Nadler will return to Alex's Place on Saturday

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Oak Bluffs native Charlie Nadler will return to the stage at Alex's Place at the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard this Saturday, September 3, at 8 pm. For this year's annual show (all content is...

Eastern Europeans find a club of their own at the Loft

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The Loft in Oak Bluffs is busy most nights of the summer season — but especially on Sundays. Since May, some of the almost 800 Serbian students working on J-1 visas pack the Loft...

Performance will channel Dr. King at Union Chapel

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The organization Ordinary People Project will bring a unique performance to the Vineyard this weekend. On Saturday night, actor Gerald C. Rivers will present “An Intimate Evening with Dr. King,” a one-man show in...

Vineyard Vincyfest celebrates sister islands

On Saturday, August 27, from 12 to 7 pm, Featherstone Center for the Arts will host the Vineyard VincyFest, a celebration of the historic relationship between St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Martha’s Vineyard....

Oak Bluffs Fireworks will light up Friday night

Experience explosions in the sky this Friday night, August 19, at the annual Oak Bluff fireworks display in Ocean Park. Make a night of it by grabbing dinner, ice cream, or a drink at...

Come to the Fair! This Thursday through Sunday

This Thursday, August 18, the Island’s four most anticipated words attain relevance as we can all finally ‘Come to the Fair!’ The Agricultural Society is celebrating 155 years, and as usual, the four-day fair...

MV Arena glides into the future with Ice Savours auction

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The MV Ice Arena has been skating on thin financial ice for much of its 24-year history as an enclosed ice skating facility, but the venue has been supported by a committed local community...

Intergenerational trauma workshop comes to the Yoga Barn

Merissa Nathan Gerson, a freelance nonfiction and fiction writer with a focus on Judaism, trauma, and the intergenerational repercussions of war, will host a workshop at the Yoga Barn this Sunday. The workshop is...

Yoga stretches beyond the mat

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Eyes closed. Attention inwards. Muscles relaxed. The early morning sun against a cloudless sky scans every inch of your body, blanketing it with a warmth that gives you goosebumps. It’s about 8:30 am when...

Built on Stilts dances into its 20th year

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Built on Stilts, the lively community dance festival which takes place annually at Oak Bluff’s Union Chapel, is celebrating 20 years this August. Dance events take place from August 11 through 14, and August...