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.
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 –
Today is the birthday of Eleanor Pearlson, our fearless founder of Tea Lane Associates, who sadly passed in 2010. There's not a day that goes by that we don't think of her with a smile. We can sometimes still hear her saying ..."are you a complete idiot????. buy the damned house" .. "Darling of course I'm here on Sunday's, I'm here every day, not like these others who are so delicate" .....and "it's you again!!!!.... You're never going to buy anything!... You're a schnorer" !!!
It's very easy to become complacent living on Martha's Vineyard, you can easily take for granted this island and complain about its quirks and challenges, but when I drove up island today, first to meet a broker to preview this new listing on the south shore, and then to open up this house for a showing on Squibnocket Ridge, I was really overcome by how special a place this is.
Last week saw the Chilmark Store wake from it's winter slumber on a beautiful summery day. Workers trucks parked alongside Cabriolets as summer residents start to return to meet their caretakers and open up their homes. Of course the pizza special for the day was local Kale and Stinging Nettle - afterall this is Chilmark!
This week the Chilmark Tavern opened, and is serving dinner from 5:30pm Thursday through Monday, until the end of June when summer hours resume.