Are things starting to slow down? Are you getting back into the year-round routine? Do you already need a break from life, even if it is just or an hour? Why not head down to your local gift shop and see for yourself the latest must-haves in little gifts and cards because, lets face it, there is always a gift-giving event coming.
John Alley, former proprietor of Alley's General Store, a justice of the peace, cemetery commissioner in West Tisbury, a selectman in that town for years and a Dukes County commissioner for years as well, is a descendant of Azoreans, but he's never visited the mid-Atlantic archipelago.
In recent years, the Vineyard has nurtured a rich community that is concerned with rejuvenating the mind, body, and soul, making it an idyllic host for an exciting new event — the first of what is intended to be a biannual affair: the Martha's Vineyard Yoga Festival.