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.
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.
The New Year was off to a cold start when we were hit with the famous “Bomb Cyclone” storm that effected the entire east coast. The island actually got more of a slushy snow mix and then temperatures plumetted and we were hit with a deep freeze that turned us into pretty much one massive ice skating rink!. It effected travel and schools for a day or two but the ice hockey players were happy out on the ponds and it certainly kept the plumbers busy!
Edgartown celebrates Mothers Day and welcomes Spring this weekend with the annual Pink and Green Weekend hosted by the Edgartown Board of Trade.
Friday the 12th through Sunday the 14th May, businesses and shops will be offering specials and events include Donaromas 40th Birthday party, Pink and Green Mothers day brunches and the Pink and Green 5K run/walk to benefit Lyme Disease Awareness and MV Cancer Support.
A vibrant contributor to Martha's Vineyard's winter social scene, is the Vineyard Haven Playhouse, which thankfully continues to entertain the islands year round residents through the off season. Here's as snippet of what February has to offer:
October brings sweater weather! The leaves are turning and its feeling a little brisker out there. But when the sun shines it’s still really lovely and temperatures are lingering in the mid 60’s.
There’s lots going on this month –