Calling All Tweens: Twilight Debuts on Island

Twilight is upon us.

The latest movie in the wildly popular vampire series, Breaking Dawn: Part 1, makes its much-awaited debut tonight. Eager fans have camped out throughout the country in anticipation of its release. Now, the Oak Bluffs library is getting in on the action too.

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Cup Talk

Cup Talk

There are no bookmakers for this game whose storied rivalry goes back for more than six decades, and while we’ve got plenty of swagger in our walk this week, we can be big about it and admit that the odds are stacked against us.

The Vineyard team (Our Team) is four and six going into the Big Game while Nantucket (you know, that other island?) team is nine and one.

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Sky Show Tonight

Vineyard stargazers, prepare to stay up late. The annual Leonid meteor shower is scheduled to reach its peak tonight, Thursday, Nov. 17, according to astronomers.

Like the better-known August Perseid meteor shower, the Leonid meteor shower occurs when Earth passes through a trail of debris from the comet Tempel-Tuttle. Many of the particle clouds burn up in the atmosphere, creating fleeting shooting stars of meteors.

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Construction To Begin on Bourne Bridge

Beginning Thursday, Nov. 17, the Bourne Bridge will be reduced to one-lane traffic for ongoing steel repairs.

Traffic delays will be likely during the morning and afternoon peak travel periods each day, according to the Corps of Engineers. Traffic control will be in place for the duration of the repairs.

The Bourne Bridge will be fully open to two lanes of traffic in each direction during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from Wednesday, Nov. 23 at noon through Monday, Nov. 28 at 9 a.m.

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Drawbridge Temporarily Closed

The Lagoon Pond drawbridge will be closed to traffic Tuesday evening while the Massachusetts Department of Transportation conducts a series of tests. Drivers are being asked to seek alternative routes between the hours of 9 p.m Tuesday, Nov. 15 and 5 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Signs indicated detour routes will be posted near the entrances to the bridge.

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Flu Clinic at the YMCA

Did you miss the Veterans Day all-Island flu clinic? Here’s your second chance.

The YMCA is hosting a flu clinic on Monday, Nov. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $24.99. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. More details are available by calling 508-696-7171.

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Wings for a Wonderful Cause

Buffalo, teriyaki or sweet and sour—bring your appetite and take your pick.

Though chicken wings are usually reserved for Sunday afternoon football, all bets are off on Saturday as town departments and organizations from across the Island compete for the best wing recipe at the third annual Wingfest at Sharky’s Cantina in Edgartown. The $25 price of admission entitles you to all you can eat, plus a say in which participating organization’s recipe will be crowned the winner.

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High School Readies for Homecoming

Football plays its homecoming game (and final home game of the season) Friday against Medford at 6:30 p.m. Senior recognition begins at 5:30 p.m.

A Homecoming dance will take place Saturday, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Ocean Club. Only current MVRHS students may attend.

The Island Cup will be played Saturday, Nov. 19 at Nantucket. Tickets for the fan boat go on sale Monday and can be purchased in the high school cafeteria during lunch periods (11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.). Tickets are $30 round-trip for adults and $20 for seniors and students.

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Many Ways To Celebrate Veterans Day

Islanders will have a number of opportunities to pay their respects to servicemen and women on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11.

Oak Bluffs will mark the day with an annual parade, which the U.S. Department of Veterans Affiairs recently recognized as a special designation of regional importance. The parade will begin at 10:45 a.m. at Our Market. From there, it will continue to the monument at Ocean Park and finish at the VFW, located at 14 Towanticut avenue. For more information about the Veterans Day parade, call 508-693-9261.

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Controlled Burn Scheduled for Edgartown

The Martha’s Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership will conduct a controlled burn Tuesday afternoon at Pocketpaces, east of Pohoganot Road, in Edgartown. The odor of smoke may be temporarily noticeable in Edgartown during the burn. Smoke also may be visible above the south coast and in the vicinity of Edgartown-West Tisbury Road near the Vineyard Golf Club.

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