Given any usual wintry Saturday night on Martha’s Vineyard and you might be inclined to think most islanders would be cozied up in front of a roaring fire with a good book or a movie. But around once a month you will find a good many winter residents of all ages at the Chilmark Community Center, which is transformed into a coffee house style music venue by Alex Karalekas and his team of volunteers. You usually only find out about these kind of casual winter events in typical Vineyard fashion via Facebook or word of mouth!
After two and a half years of planning and fundraising, the Gay Head Light will start to move to its new location on Thurs, May 28. It will take approximately three days to move along steel tracks to a safer distance of 180' from the eroding cliff edge, which geologists estimate will give the structure another 150 years! This is a truly remarkable project to save an island treasure. The lighthouse will open to visitors again by the end of July 2015.
Polly Hill Arboretum, our West Tisbury neighbor has appointed Selena Roman to the Board of Directors. A perfect addition to the Board, Selena not only lives within a stones throw of the Arboretum, and can often be seen enjoying its 70 plus acres, she has a keen interest in protecting the ponds and waterways and nature around West Tisbury.
When everyone was planning their summer vacation 2020, no one could have predicted or planned for the situation we are now facing due to Covid 19. Unfortunately many Vineyard summer events have been cancelled, but SUMMER IS NOT CANCELLED - its just going to look a little different this year!
April 22nd is Earth Day and where better to enjoy it than on beautiful Martha's Vineyard?
We are so lucky to work and live on this special island and have so many wonderful and protected places to honor mother earth.
As the name suggests this inn and restaurant sits at the western end of Martha’s Vineyard, in the shadow of the famous Gay Head Lighthouse.
After over 30 years producing chocolates and sweet treats for the island, Chilmark Chocolates will close its doors for good on December 18th 2019. They announced the close earlier this year and now the time has actually come.
April 8th and temperatures on Martha's Vineyard reached the 60's this past weekend giving us a teaser and taste of summer days to come. Supporters were peeling off the layers at the various Spring sports games across the island on Saturday, restaurants are re-opening and revealing new decor and delicious menus, daffodils are starting to bloom and the garden centers are starting to get stocked up for Easter as year round residents start to come out of hibernation or return from winter travels to open up their homes
Our dear friend and colleague, Jennifer Gardner, passed away peacefully on New Year’s Day 2019, surrounded by her family and loved ones. She touched our lives profoundly and we are grateful for the time we had with her, the opportunity to work alongside her, to experience her generosity and her wisdom and to share our lives together. We will miss her greatly and we are sending our love and heartfelt condolences to her whole family especially to her mother Leila, her brother Stewart, and her children Griffin and Leila.
On Sept 17th 2018 at the new Ag Hall in West Tisbury, the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard honored Vineyard legend Clarence A “Trip” Barnes as this year’s recipient of their Creative Living award.
Island treasure Barnes, noted as much for his fleet of large colorful moving trucks as well as his large colorful auctioneering skills received the award for his long history of community service to his beloved island home of Martha’s Vineyard.