Merchants and Churches Work Together On a Christmas Program for Edgartown

One shopkeeper says she senses more enthusiasm and gaiety among shoppers, and a local innkeeper appreciates the way people don’t seem to be rushing through the holidays. Interspersing shopping with caroling, tree lighting and concerts is what the Old Fashioned Christmas in Edgartown  program is all about, and organizer Fred Hurley reports that attendance at these events has been steady.

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Fashion, Activism Join Forces to Raise Money for Family Planning
Stina Sayre’s Freedom Collection fashion show last week was a benefit for Friends of Family Planning.
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Main Streets Are Buzzing As Businesses Bounce Back
A year after the pandemic shuttered downtowns, causing ripples of worry about possible lasting impacts on the Island economy, business is bouncing back.
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Main Street Changes

Vincent’s Paper Store in Vineyard Haven, for generations a landmark at the corner of Main and Center streets, is about to be moved to the Call Block, so called, the location of the summer shop known as Ken-Ward. Anthony Oliver, managing owner, announced the date for removal this week, as of Dec. 1. It was no surprise locally, as the new location has been in process of being readied for some weeks.

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Cronig's Celebrates 100 Years of Feeding the Vineyard Community
Louisa Hufstader
When Sam Cronig and his three brothers opened their Vineyard Haven market in March 1917, the world was still at war in Europe.
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Evolve Studio Changes Hands
The former Evolve Pilates fitness studio on Upper Main Street in Edgartown and a small house next door have been purchased by trusts managed by Vineyard Vines CEO Shepard Murray.
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Spirited Effort Will Spur Your Holiday Spirit

Here’s a proposed expedition every bit as adventurous (but not nearly as brutal) as Capt. Shackleton’s trek across South Georgia Island: Why not sit down with loved ones and plan to attend every last event being staged over the coming weekend — Dec. 11 to Dec. 13 — of the Christmas In Edgartown extravaganza?

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Island Businesses Report Strong Summer, Admit Total Exhaustion
The 2021 season was supposed to be the summer of recovery. And it mostly was. But business owners said it came at its own cost.
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Edgartown Businesses Hit Hard by Pandemic, State Survey Finds
A recent survey of 28 businesses in downtown Edgartown shows the pandemic continues to have widespread and often dire impacts on Island commercial districts.
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With Worker Shortage Acute, Island Businesses Scramble
Although an annual rite of passage, the quest for summer employees has grown more extreme and spread wider this year, driven by a perfect storm of factors including and a housing crisis at its peak.
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