August 2015

For 24 years, kayakers, row boats, and now paddle boards and more, have been racing for a good cause at the Oar & Paddle Regatta. Originally started by Island legend Dana Gaines, who loves to kayak and has actually won the regatta 22 times, the Oar & Paddle Regatta is a fundraiser for the Friends of Sengekontacket. […]

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Did you know that the Right Fork Diner has been serving up dinner during the Summer months for four years? I had no idea. How did I miss out on this amazing experience for so long? I am slightly ashamed with this realization. To make matters worse, the last day to have dinner at the […]

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Did you know that Grand Illumination night has been happening for over a century? It began as a way to celebrate the visit of the Governor of Massachusetts to Martha’s Vineyard. Still after all these years, on the third Wednesday in August, the picturesque cottages of the Martha’s Vineyard Campground adorn their porches with Chinese […]

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For weeks, my boss has been telling me to check out Smooth Moves, a new smoothie, juice place next to where Humphrey’s used to be in Edgartown, on Winter Street. Finally, during the busiest week of the Summer, I made it to Smooth Moves. First impression, the sign and logo are really warm and fuzzy. Highlighted […]

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A second Summer season and a new brewer comes to Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery. As of July 1st, Jay Bergantim became the brewery’s brewmaster. With this new creator of fine craft beers, comes some old favorites, and some great new beers. Jay is no stranger to the Island or making beer. He had worked at Offshore […]

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As you may know, I have always been a big fan of Behind the Bookstore. There is something wonderful about enjoying a great cup of coffee or bite to eat in someplace that feels so intimate but is just steps off of Main Street in Edgartown (behind Edgartown Books). Just when I thought it couldn’t […]

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During the Summer months, things move so quickly, it’s nice to take a night, slow it down a bit, and celebrate the beauty of a good wine. And Atria restaurant in Edgartown offers just this with their Summer Wine Dinner Series. On Wednesdays for two months, the tent at Atria becomes almost a mini wine […]

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For months now, I’ve been driving by Beach Road Restaurant in Vineyard Haven, watching renovations progress, hearing rumors of opening dates, and with much anticipation growing. We all know and love State Road, and it’s so nice to have a little Up-Island cooking come Down-Island. The wait is over. Beach Road opened on Thursday, July 30th. […]

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