It is probably true that civilization is built on tradition. Even if it isn’t, traditions are nice, sweet and sentimental. People like them. They also use them as excuses for doing things that they can’t think of any logical reason for doing.
With everything from candles and cards to jewelry and toys, the Main street Vineyard Haven store has served both year-round and summer customers since 1913.
The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury offers its special contemplative Advent series on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning Dec. 3 and continuing through Dec. 17.
Vineyard House, the Island’s only sober living facility, will soon be opening a new residential campus in Vineyard Haven. The ribbon cutting is Dec. 19.
The most recent dispute between the Martha’s Vineyard Airport and the Dukes County Commission may be one step closer to resolution, following the county’s decision this week to close the record on the latest complaint from the airport.
The Neighborhood Convention celebrates its 120th anniversary this month, and some time was reserved at the November meeting for a bit of reminiscing. The convention was born out of a time of hostility among the Protestant denominations of the Vineyard.
As the fall sports season wraps up with the football team’s win over Nantucket, it’s time to look ahead to winter sports. Tryouts begin next week.
Shotgun hunting season goes from Dec. 1 through Dec. 13. Hunting hours begin a half hour before sunrise and close a half hour after sunset. Hunting is prohibited on Sundays, and hunters are required to wear hunter orange.
On Wednesday, Dec. 3, Oak Bluffs officially begins the countdown to Christmas with the annual lighting of the tree at Post Office Square. The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.

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