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Thursday, Aug 13th at 5:30 and 7:15pm at the Capawock Theatre in Vineyard Haven —
DocuTunes is premiering its first feature-lenght documentary.
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Click the above link to see all that’s going on in the busiest month of the summer.
Below are just a few of the things you might not want to miss.
*Aug 3 -All Island Art Show & Jr Art Show – a 2 day event at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs.
Mon, Aug 3 from 9-4 and Tues, Aug 4 from 10-noon
*Aug 3 - Monday Possible Dreams Auction – Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs
Doors open at 3:30 and bidding starts at 4:30
Click here for a list of ‘dreams’ to bid on.
*Aug 8 -Saturday- Chilmark Road Race
*Aug 8 - Saturday - Oak Bluffs Art District Gallery Stroll 4 – 7pm
**Aug 19 -Wednesday - Illumination Night (Pictured above)
Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Assn in the Campground – Oak Bluffs ~ Community sing begins at 7pm ~ Lighting of the lanterns is at dark. (This is my favorite event of the year).
A real old fashioned agricultural fair. Livestock & dog shows, fiber arts-tent, midway, rides, games, food, horsepull, and so much more. The Ag Fair is a MUST.
Aug 21- Friday - Oak Bluffs Fireworks - 8pm
This big bang conclusion to the summer is at Ocean Park. The Vineyard Haven Band begins playing at the Gazebo at 8… firework spectacular is at dark.
Kate easily moves from soft, reflective songs to downright rocking out. My favorite seems to be whatever one I’m listening to. All the songs are newly written by Kate, she also collaborates with Bill Derby, Arlen Roth, Nicholas Peck, Nancy Aronie and Taylor Brown. ‘Fair Time’ is a gift for the ears from a talented and awesome song writer and person.
I loved the packaging too… very eco-friendly. It is however the CD ‘sleeve’ that is clever and beautiful. You’ll see for yourself when you get this very special CD from Kate
“Let’s Get It On” is the sequel to Jill’s book “Sexual Healing” where she introduced her readers to Lydia Beaucoup, Acey Allen and LaShaWanda P Marshall.
The ladies have a thriving and popular “full service spa” in Reno and now have decided to expand to the East coast. Since their services are not quite legal outside the state of Nevada their plan is to create their spa on a yacht three miles off the shore of Martha’s Vineyard.
Thank you to the publisher (HarperCollins) for sending me a copy. This book is witty, raucous and is an easy summer read. Jill’s writing style is tantalizing to say the least. I found her characters outrageous and provocative as they dealt with the logistics of getting ‘A Sister’s Spa’ started, mob extortion, the federal government, demanding clients and a touch of historical intrigue. It’s a real page turner and I couldn’t wait to finish it.
Book signings on MV in July:
July 22 at 7:30 at the Bunch Of Grapes -Vineyard Haven
July 31 from 6-8pm at the African American Festival Talk and Signing at Cottagers Corner – 57 Pequot Ave – Oak Bluffs
Click here for her other appearances on MV and New York City.
In the back of a deep drawer in a desk sitting in a dark corner I found….this…
A 1985 MV phone book !!!!
How did that happen? I bring a lot of treasures home from the Vineyard but why a phone book! I thumbed through it searching for names and places from the past and present. Some places have remained the same and some have changed their names. Some are long gone and totally forgotten and others are still Island icons.
The 1985 phone book had 80 white page listings and 146 yellow page listings… I wonder how that compares with the 2009 phone book !
I briefly thought about returning it but I’m not even sure where I was staying 22 years ago…and frankly it is a tad out of date. So, to whoever I accidentally ‘borrowed’ this phone book from, I’m very, very sorry.
Fifth in my series of Vineyard trivia questions…give it a go and see how you do.
1-What is the Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm.
2-Which two boats ran aground in Vineyard Sound.
3-What’s my favorite breakfast from Espresso Love
4-What year did the Vineyard Haven Band begin.
5-What town has 4th of July fireworks.
6-What town is the Bandstand located in.
7-Why did Alexander Graham Bell visit MV in 1895.
8-What is the zip code for Chilmark.
9-In the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine’s ‘Best of 2009′ issue… who was voted the person you’d most like to have lunch with.
10-Who was the runner up.
1-The Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm is the first yarn and fiber CSA (community supported agriculture) farm in the USA. Click here to visit the website click here for the blog…and be sure to visit them in person.
2-Islander and the Queen Elizabeth II.
4-Vineyard Haven Band began in 1868.
(Previous trivia questions are found on the sidebar under categories)
(This photo is meant to be blurry). The summer of 2009 in the Northeast so far has been sort of un-summerlike. The temps haven’t reached 90 since April, they’ve barely gotten into the high 80′s…which is super fine with me as I don’t like hot weather. It’s also been the eighth wettest June. So, wet plus low temps equals un-summerlike weather.
The summer of 1816 however is known as the ‘year without a summer’. Why? In April of 1815 the volcano Mount Tambora in the East Indies erupted and the sun was diminished by the ashy blanket spreading around the planet. You’d think then that the summer of 1815 would be the year without a summer…but no, it was a weather pattern, time lag thing that caused 1816 to be the summerless summer.
According to an article in the Aug 1991 Martha’s Vineyard Magazine , Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket experienced frost every month of the year. On the 4th of July people were wearing overcoats and on August 17 the temperature barely hit 38 degrees. Really not beach weather.
So I guess no matter how much we complain about the weather there has almost always been a time when it’s been worse. I’ve heard it said many times by knowing New Englanders that ‘if you don’t like the weather wait a minute and it will change’. And it does.