Tag Archives: Martha’s Vineyard

The Carly Simon/Harry Connick, Jr Concert Revisited…

It all began with this little snippet in the Vineyard Gazette 29 years ago in September of 1990. My daughter Deb liked Harry Connick Jr and I’m a huge fan of Carly Simon, I have been even before I knew of her Vineyard connection. This seemed like a perfect weekend getaway for us but how could I manage to get tickets when I live in NJ and they were only on sale on the Vineyard !

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I did it. I was determined and when it involves the Vineyard my determination is un-stoppable. So off we went. There were a few glitches along the way concerning MV accommodations  (there weren’t any to be had) and ferry reservations which we managed to get, but we made it and you can read the rest of the post by CLICKING HERE to find out more, like who we sat next to and how I reacted to seeing Carly for the first time and at a venue that couldn’t have been more perfect.

https://mvobsession.com/2017/09/13/carly-and-harry-2/

 

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Photo A Day Challenge: Lighthouse…

Windows of a lighthouse.

Gay Head Lighthouse in the town of Aquinnah, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

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https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/august-photo-a-day-challenge-2/

Photo A Day Challenge: End With ‘A’…

This is Katama/South Beach and Katama air field on Martha’s Vineyard.

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https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/august-colors-and-letters/

 

Illumination Night On Martha’s Vineyard…

Every few years I post about my favorite summer event on Martha’s Vineyard…

Illumination Night

Illumination Night this year is Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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It has always been my favorite event of the summer… going to Illumination Night is a thrill for me no matter what my age.

I think I was 2 and 1/2 the first time I went to Illumination Night.  I’m embarrassed to say that even with my annoyingly good memory, I don’t remember it. My first memory of Illumination Night involves wearing a particularly pretty dress so I’m thinking I was around three or four, which would have been around 1946.

My dad, mom, god-mother and I would have an early supper and then walk to the Campground. My dad and I would stroll around looking at all the beautifully decorated gingerbread houses while my mother and god-mother would chat with friends and relatives.

At 8 o’clock the Vineyard Haven Band would begin playing and the always fun community sing would start. Patriotic songs like, America The Beautiful, Yankee Doodle, Battle Hymn of the Republic are always stirring and emotional. It took me a couple of years to learn the words to all the songs and I still get messed up on a couple of the rounds like John Brown’s Baby. The band playing the Star Spangled Banner and the rousing Stars and Stripes Forever are always a crowd pleaser.

But as much fun as that was it was only a precursor to the main event. The Tabernacle and Campground go dark… the crowd cheers. The lighting of the first lantern and then all the gingerbread houses are simultaneously aglow with Japanese lanterns.

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Everyone oohs and ahhs and stream out of the Tabernacle to walk through the magical fairyland the Campground has become. My dad would carry me on his shoulders so I could see everything… I felt like I could touch the stars.

 

After seeing all there was to see we’d head out onto Circuit Ave to either the Frosty Cottage for ice cream or Darling’s for popcorn, a tasty ending to a perfectly enchanting night.

No matter your age, Illumination Night is fun for everyone, I myself morph into an 8 year old.

Illumination Night as described in the Vineyard Gazette:

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If you’re on the Vineyard this Wed, Aug 14, 2019 you should go and experience Illumination Night.  101_3011

 

 

 

Wake…

 

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/08/12/rdp-monday-wake/

 

 

Photo A Day Challenge: Start With ‘F’…

Front Porches

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(all porches are on Martha’s Vineyard except last one which is in Cape May, NJ)

 

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/august-colors-and-letters/

Photo A Day Challenge: Boats…

The ferry Islander, my favorite boat of all time.

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Even though not sleek or graceful, for 57 years the Islander brought her own special beauty to the waters surrounding Martha’s Vineyard. The Islander will continue to exist through paintings, photographs and in the memories of those who loved her.

The beloved work horse of a ferry, the Islander plied the waters between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard for 57 years before retiring in the winter of 2007. There was just something about this tub of a boat that endeared her to all who sailed on her… she wasn’t a great beauty there was something regal about her.

 

 

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/july-photo-a-day-challenge-2/

 

 

 

Photo A Day Challenge: Infinite…

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https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/july-photo-a-day-challenge-2/

Puzzle…

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This puzzle with take-offs on book titles was really fun.

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/07/21/rdp-sunday-puzzle/

 

Photo A Day Challenge: Silhouette…

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https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/july-photo-a-day-challenge-2/