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In the center of Edgartown stands the Old Whaling Church.
Built in 1843 it is considered the Vineyard’s most outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture.
The Gothic columns are one of its most distinctive features…
…as is its 92 foot high tower. The light in the steeple can be seen many miles out at sea.
Not used as a Methodist Church anymore, the Old Whaling Church is part of the Martha’s Vineyard Trust properties and is used as a performing arts center as well as for weddings and other festive occasions.
One of the most popular concerts is by the Minnesingers chorale group from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. You can see them perform in December during the ‘Christmas in Edgartown’ weekend.
Today is March 14 or in math terms 3.14 (pi). Being that math does not come easily to me, the fact that I know this might come to a surprise to those who know me.
So… Pi r square
…but pie is round and yummy.
Update: I do know that pi has to do with circles but I thought I’d have fun today with the fun old question…”Pi R squared? No, pie are round, cakes are square.” No more math posts for me
According to Dictionary. com among the definitions of standard are: normal, accepted, definitive, and official to name a few. I bring this up because today, March 13th is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time… or in my own definition…fake time Hang in here with me as I try to explain.
I’m one of those rare people who like it when it gets dark early. I like a long evening in the house to be cozy and comfy… not that you can’t do that when it’s light out but it seems somehow more cozy when it’s dark. I know there are some others out there that agree with me but somehow when we mention this preference we get looks of disbelief. I’m not saying that I don’t enjoy an evening stroll, I’m not totally a hermit… I have been known to actually be outside after supper and enjoyed it.
But… and here is where I usually lose people with my explanation of ‘real’ time versus ‘fake’ time. OK…so in my head it goes this way… when you were born determines what YOUR real time is. I was born in February so my ‘real’ time is Standard Time… my daughter Patty was born in June so her ‘real’ time is Daylight Savings Time. Deb was born in November, her ‘real’ time, Standard Time. Wait, not so fast, they changed the time change from the end of Oct to early November and so her ‘real’ time should now be Daylight Savings Time – but it isn’t because she was born before the change so she’ll always be a Standard Time person. Talk about messing up body clocks.
Totally confused! Me too but I needed to get this whole silly thing off my brain. Hope you remembered to change your clocks at 2 a.m. — and why is it 2 a.m. why not midnight ! Anyone know? I’ve got such a headache now and I’m sure you do too.
As for me, I’m always…
(I know there are very good reasons for the time changes, I’m just indulging my sense of silliness with this timely post).
There are many, many good restaurants on Martha’s Vineyard but you won’t find a fast food establishment anywhere… not that the biggest of them hasn’t tried though. Back in the late 1970′s McDonald’s tried and failed.
A No Mac committee was formed which included Carly Simon, James Taylor, Mia Farrow authors John Updike and William Styron and other Vineyarders. They fought against the conglomerate and it worked and McDonald’s gave up saying they didn’t need the aggravation.
From Atria in Edgartown to Zephrus in Vineyard Haven the food on Martha’s Vineyard is eclectic and delicious… but not so fast.