THE CAPAWOCK THEATRE OPENING
Friday evening, May 29th, the Capawock opened to an excited and grateful collection of folks, many of whom generously contributed to this passionate cause. The roomy seats and newly painted walls gave this familiar space a an open and fresh feeling. People were excited to experience the theatre that they had so many fond memories of in its current fabulous state.
THE CAPAWOCK THEATRE OPENING
It is hard to believe that the Eisenhauer Gallery in Edgartown is celebrating its 15th year! Fortunately Elizabeth and her husband Paul are experts in planning a wonderful gallery opening. With oysters on the half shell, a range of fine wines, and Jonny Hoy playing in the courtyard, everyone had the fun of enjoying art and people… all the rocking chairs on the porch were full and in motion….
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.
Although it has been highly reported, it is still amazing to drive to Chappaquiddick from South Beach across Norton Point! Many remember when a 2.5 mile strip of sand connected Chappy to Edgartown, until a harsh storm in 2007 created the breach at Norton Point. Since then avid fisherman and nature lovers accessed their favorite places from South Beach in Katama or Chappaquiddick.
MORNING GLORY FARM (WHERE YEAR ROUNDERS AND SUMMER FOLKS UNITE)
Another wonderful sign of the summer season approaching is the opening of Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown. Between the bright colors of asparagus and radishes and the wafting sweet aromas of zucchini bread and cranberry scones, it is a celebration of the senses…
This lovely Chilmark home for sale includes a detached studio and office space, two-stall garage, garden shed and mature landscaping with extensive stonework. Located on a quiet country road and abutting conservation land with trails, this charming and impeccably maintained home offers a private and idyllic up-island experience. Walk to the neighboring farm stand for fresh produce and eggs. This property includes access to Chilmark beaches. Exclusively offered by Tea Lane Associates, $1,450,000.
IF IT’S OPEN THEY WILL COME…It’s a grey rainy day, and quiet on North Road toward Menemsha as well as on Middle Road toward Beetle Bung Corner, and yet there are loads of trucks and cars parked in the Chilmark Store parking lot as well as in the lot next door to Tea Lane Associates and Chilmark Tavern.
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn played at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Art Center Wednesday April 15th to a full and extremely enthusiastic audience. For those who do not know this married musical duo, Bela is a gifted banjo player who composes and performs with great musicians from all over the world in a vast range of genres.
The Island Community Chorus performed Saturday and Sunday April 11th and 12th at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. Sunday afternoon the audience was enthusiastic and so were the ninety-something members of the choir. They seemed eager to perform and perhaps more confident given that they performed the previous evening. The setting was light, open and intimate offering a nice opportunity to admire again, Margo Datz’ trompe l’oeil work (she completed the mural in 2013) and to appreciate the rich quality of sound.