Flying Horses Gallops to the Rescue of Spring
Holly Pretsky
The Flying Horses carousel opened its 143rd season on Saturday, but inside the wooden structure, all those years seemed to blend together.
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Preservation Society Launches Effort to Buy Flying Horses
Vineyard Gazette
The Martha’s Vineyard Historical Preservation Society Inc. this week formally announced the launching of its campaign to raise $740,000 by Dec. 8 to purchase the land, building and business of the historic Oak Bluffs carousel, the Flying Horses.
 
As part of its agreement with the present owner of the carousel, James Ryan of Osterville, the society has managed the Flying Horses since its opening on the Memorial Day weekend. It is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
 
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Oak Bluffs: The Carousel
Cottage City Star
Mr. F. O. Gordon of New York, is to erect a carousel at the rear of the skating rink. The pavilion will contain not only the revolving horses, but will be fitted up as a first-class place for affording light entertainment.
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Flying Horses Are Rooted in the Past, Galloping into the Future
Heather Hamacek
The carousel opens for its 142nd consecutive season on Saturday, April 15, when the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust will unveil panels newly refurbished by artist Margot Datz.
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Flying Horses Spin On After Popcorn Fire Scare
Steve Myrick

The Flying Horses carousel building in Oak Bluffs was briefly evacuated Wednesday afternoon after a small fire in a popcorn machine.

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Giddy-Up: Flying Horses Carousel Starts 141st Season
Heather Hamacek

No whinnying or stamping came from inside the Flying Horses Carousel on Saturday morning. But the horses were in there waiting for children, as they have for more than 140 years.

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Brass Rings Back in Action; Flying Horses Carousel Opens for 140th Season
Ivy Ashe

Blue skies, brisk winds, the sound of organ music in downtown Oak Bluffs--it must be spring on the Vineyard.

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Flying Horses Make Room in Stable for Tiny Catalonian Piano
Ivy Ashe
A barrel piano provided the musical accompaniment to the carousel when it was first moved to the Vineyard in 1884 from Coney Island. This one came from Barcelona and is 100 years old.
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Vineyard Inside Out: Life Is a Carousel, Old Chum
CK Wolfson

An orchestrated commotion runs the length of Circuit avenue playing the music of summer. Strolling clusters of tourists plan their days as they negotiate the narrow sidewalks, crowd open-air eateries and ice cream shops, hold debates over T-shirts and people-watch from storefront benches. All the while cars crawl up the street stopping and starting.

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Flying Horses Opens This Weekend
You can take your ospreys and pinkletinks, your snowdrops, too. Nature is not the only harbinger of spring. Bring on the horses — The Flying Horses.

On Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m. the nation’s oldest platform carousel opens for its 138th season.

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