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Aquinnah: Shopping at Aquila, Aquinnah Artisans Holiday Fair, and “Restorative Yoga Mini-Retreat”

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Happy Dec. 1, everyone. On a side note, it is also World AIDS Day. If you would like to support efforts to test for and treat HIV locally, you can donate to Friends of...

Chilmark: Pathways dancing, “Offerings of Music and Light,” and Island Hip Hop performance

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Editor's note: Welcome Claire Ganz, who will be taking over the Chilmark town column for longtime columnist Valerie Sonnenthal. Ganz is a multigenerational Chilmarker with deep ties to the town. She has written for...

Oak Bluffs: Circuit Avenue carriage rides, “reindeer games,” and Paint Night at the Barn

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“The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things.”  –Hans Christian Anderson Oak Bluffs started the holiday season with a weekend full of festivities. It...

Tisbury: Fred Fisher’s free hayrides, Atlas of Life presentation, and Senior Center open house

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Heard on Main Street: Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. Look for Fred Fisher’s annual free hayride on Sunday, Dec....

Edgartown: Island Alpaca open house, “The Polar Express” showing, and Edgartown School Winter Concert

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I don’t know about you, but I’m still full from Thanksgiving, and yet we are in full swing into the Christmas season now. I’m not complaining, believe me. I love this time of year,...

West Tisbury: Santa will be at Station II, our town party, and Minnesingers perform

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I woke up during the night, and looking out at the sky, I was amazed at how brightly the stars shone. They appeared larger, too. Maybe it was just my imagination, although as the...

Chilmark: Jay Lagemann’s sculptures, and holidays in Menemsha

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Last Thursday was unusual: a bank robbery, Jay Lagemann’s sculptures riding the ferry, and heading off Island for the holidays. I began writing the town column in May of 2014 and 410 or more...

Edgartown: Tough week at Edgartown School, and Dickensian Christmas Village

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Happy Thanksgiving week! I can’t believe it’s late November already. Well, the temperatures the last few days are doing their best to convince me but part of me feels like we were only relaxing...

Aquinnah: National Day of Mourning, Pathways films, and Ocean Jewelry

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The 2022 National Day of Mourning will take place on Thursday, Nov. 24 on Cole's Hill (the hill above Plymouth Rock) in Plymouth, at noon. The NDOM has been a tradition since 1970, combining...

Oak Bluffs: Keep up the good work, Laurel, and Christmas in Oak Bluffs

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“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you’ll never, ever have enough.” –Oprah Winfrey As I am writing this, we have just had...

Tisbury: Decorative fur gnomes, and meditation on aging

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Heard on Main Street: Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. If you forgot to express your thanks by supporting the Vineyard Committee on Hunger appeal for the Family...

West Tisbury: Friendsgiving luncheon, and corn pudding recipe

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It was cold this morning and the sky was a flat gray. It looked and felt like snow. The news showed a reporter standing amidst swirling snowflakes in three feet of snow in Buffalo....

Aquinnah: Sassafras Thanksgiving truth, Ayurveda workshop, and homework club

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The Outermost Inn is open for lunch at 11 am Thursday through Saturday and for brunch on Sunday at 10:30 am. They are also hosting a winter dinner series on various nights; it began...

Chilmark: Giant turnip, chocolate pop-up, and Don Nitchie virtual poetry

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Was the election anticlimactic or just reassuring? Chilmark voter turnout beat Aquinnah by 2 percent, as well as the rest of the towns. Last Sunday morning’s rain did not stop dog walkers on Lucy...

Edgartown: Morning yoga at the library, and Lucas Ostinato Trio

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I’m feeling so refreshed and revived tonight as I write. We got a weekend away to New Hampshire and just a couple of days away with no work, relaxing, shopping, and eating a lot...

Oak Bluffs: Shout out to Laura Hilliard, and Featherstone Holiday Gift Show

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“Tell me again about this thing you call Autumn. I’ve just got summer on repeat.” –Laura Hilliard November has been a delight so far, for New England at least. When was the last time we...

Tisbury: music and song at the playhouse, and Family to Family meal program

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Heard on Main Street: Don’t forget. Even those turkeys running around our town are good to eat. The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse invites you to a delightful evening of music and song presented by some of...

West Tisbury: Island Made Holidays, orchids and amaryllis, and Nelson the cat

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Typical New England weather gave us another week of never knowing if it would be warm or cold when we opened the door in the morning. There was a spectacular red moon on Tuesday,...

Oak Bluffs: Weeklong walk, and Tap with Hannah

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“A vote is a kind of prayer about the kind of world you want to live in.”  –the Rev. Raphael Warnock I hope everyone voted on Tuesday, and I hope we have come closer to...

Tisbury: Island Story Time, and Story Walk at Sheriff’s Meadow

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Heard on Main Street: When I was a kid, I always wanted to be older. This is not what I expected. Talking with friends the other day about childhood experiences at Halloween brought back memories....