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Illuminating Ocean Park

It all started 16 years ago in Ocean Park, when Mark Crossland saw promise in the picturesque landscape of green grass, where children would play and dogs would chase Frisbees throughout the summer. Crossland, owner...

Roaring 20s ball rings in 2020

The ’20s are coming back at midnight on New Year’s Eve, and you can celebrate in style at the Portuguese American Club (PA Club). Joanne Cassidy, Mike Benjamin, and their big band will ring...

12 Days of Shopping

The holiday countdown is on. With less than two weeks left before Christmas and Hanukkah, a number of holiday pop-up shops may hold the hidden items you need to finalize that shopping list. Some...

Holiday Happenings

Welcome to Holiday Happenings, a guide to Island-wide festivities to help make the holiday season easier to plan for. We've rounded up as many holiday events as we could find, and highlighted some we...

Christmas and Hanukkah services

Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, Vineyard Haven Hanukkah Celebration, Sunday, Dec. 22, 4 to 6:30 pm.  First Congregational Church, West Tisbury Christmas Pageant at the Ag Hall, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 5 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Tuesday, Dec. 24,...

Events abound at Christmas in Edgartown

When the snow starts to fall over the winter quiet towns and villages of Martha's Vineyard, one can almost imagine walking the streets of fictional Bedford Falls from the classic holiday film “It's a...

Gift of Art: An Island Art Show at the Carnegie

If you haven't yet made a visit to the Carnegie in Edgartown, now is the time. During the annual Christmas in Edgartown celebration, the historic former library, newly renovated and entirely reconfigured and maintained...

Schedule: 38th annual Christmas in Edgartown

Christmas in Edgartown is an annual weekend festival you don’t want to miss. Now in its 38th year, through various events, Christmas in Edgartown helps raise more than $50,000 for Islandwide charities and nonprofits....

A full plate

It’s easy to take for granted all the blessings we receive during the holidays. Sitting down to a delicious meal alongside family and friends is an occasion that should be looked forward to and...

Photos: Tisbury winter welcome

Main Street, Vineyard Haven was decked out in holiday decor for Sunday's Shop2Share event featuring horse-drawn carriage rides, throwback holiday tunes, wreaths and Christmas tree sales, storefront sales, and more. Ten percent of shop...

Photos: ‘Cold Hands, Warm Heart’

The Island Community Chorus presented its annual holiday concert over the weekend. This year's theme was "Cold Hands, Warm Heart." The choir is directed by Peter Boak with accompanist Garrett Brown. Over 150 Islanders...

O.B. light is right at night

Oak Bluffs set the tone for the holiday season with its annual Post Office Square tree lighting Wednesday night.  Christmas tunes were heard from members of the Vineyard Haven Brass Band on Circuit Avenue, hot...

Recipe: Ginger Brussels Sprouts

Growing up, my family had several recipes that appeared at every holiday feast, none of which I will be sharing with you. Not because they are particularly good, or something I keep close to...

Homegrown holidays

The holidays are all about traditions, and if the Vineyard Holiday Gift Shop’s Facebook page is any indication, it’s a wildly popular one, with 560 “likes” and counting — and this was well before...

Harley Riders are a gift to Islanders

Santa rode to the Island on his hog again this year, bringing bikes, toys, and thousands of dollars in donations to the Red Stocking Fund. The 2019 Red Stocking Fund Harley Ride was a huge...

Santa’s helpers are Harley Riders

The Red Stocking Fund has a history of making sure all Island kids receive gifts around the holidays. The tradition started in 1938 when Islander Addie Crist and a group of friends decided to...

Islanders share their special holiday traditions

The holiday season is a time for family, friends, food, and merriment. It’s a time for us to give thanks for all that we have, and cherish the warmth of the holiday spirit or...

‘Handmade from the Heart is about community’

Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard is always there with a helping hand — and an open heart. Thus, the name of their annual fundraiser, Handmade from the Heart, says it all. Hospice relies entirely on...

A live Christmas story

For as long as anyone can remember, the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury’s Christmas pageant has brought people together to sing, light real candles, and see the Christmas story played out. The pageant...

Green gifts

Choosing the right gift is always a challenge. You need to know something about the recipient — what kind of thing would they enjoy? You need a budget — what’s the right amount to...