March 2013

The beloved Flying Horses Carousel opens for the 2013 season Easter weekend.  This is a big event for the locals, and will most likely be well attended.  It has been compared to the opening of the Dairy Queen.  I know that I have been looking forward to this since its season ended last Fall.  Somehow, […]

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Yes my friends, it is time to make the pilgrimage up-Island to Chilmark Chocolates.  Past the crocuses and fields on roads with no traffic, it’s like a little adventure with a very sweet and tasty reward at the end. Learning my lesson from Christmas, when it was closed before I was able to go, I […]

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In a place where creativity and entrepreneurship thrive, it’s nice to know that there are organizations who want to help you succeed. The Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network, MVWN, has been doing just that.  Its mission is to provide support and education to Island business owners.  No matter how big or small your business might be, […]

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At the young age of 14, Austin Racine got a job in the kitchen of the Bavarian Chef, a popular restaurant in Virginia close to his home, as a dishwasher. Quickly, he moved up the kitchen ladder, helping with food prep, then to the vegetable station, then the grill, and then at only 15, he […]

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St. Patrick’s Day brings out the best in Islanders!  First – so many of us are indeed Irish, at least in spirit today. Second, at this time of the year, we’re raring for a reason to get out and celebrate, and the 2nd Annual Wee St. Patrick’s Day Parade offers just that. The parade is […]

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Last week when I was walking to the Oak Bluffs post office, I took a moment to look at the changes happening to what I call the old Oyster Bar building. It was completely gutted, a shell. Part of me was a little sad, since I have a lot of fun memories in that space, […]

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The Calm Before the Blizzard(s) It’s Wednesday, March 13.  The day is sunny and Spring is in the air.  Today, the Dairy Queen in Edgartown is opening its doors for the 20th year.  At 11 a.m. when the sign is turned to open, there will be a line of people out the door.  But at […]

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In less than a month, the Spring issue of Edible Vineyard will hit stands all over Martha’s Vineyard.  This free magazine has been a favorite since its first issue was published in Spring of 2009. A fan myself, there is not an issue I have missed.  After all, where else can you get the “Blueprints to Making […]

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Lambert’s Cove Inn & Restaurant is shaking things up in West Tisbury.  First the inn and restaurant are now open year round, and they have a new Executive Chef, Michael Rottman. Yes, the beloved Mikey from L’etoile and Fishbones. The last day of February was his first day, and he has wasted no time adding […]

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