Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas Martha's Vineyard!
Today is: Christmas Day and National Pumpkin Pie Day! 1. Grace Church will host their annual Community Christmas Turkey Dinner this afternoon from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Everyone welcome. The dinner is Free. Call (508)693-0332 for more information. 2. If you missed RISE Vineyard Performing Arts Holiday Dance Extravaganza last weekend you can catch it today on MVTV at 6:00 pm on channel 13. Enjoy! 3. Windemere and the Martha's Vineyard Hospital will host their annual Christmas Day Caroling this afternoon from 3:15 pm – 5:30 pm. Group will meet the Windemere entrance of the hospital. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to join in the music, call (508)693-4307 to sign up. Music and song sheets will …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
With Christmas meal preparations starting soon, here are a few recipe ideas to spice up the menu!
MV Patch is looking for inspiration on what to serve for holiday dinners. Tired of pearl onions, stuffed celery, deviled eggs and turkey? Here are a few of our favorite holiday go-to recipes: Appetizers: Salads: Main Course: Dessert: Tell us what you're making! We'd love to hear about creative dishes happening around the island!
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Bring the kids to eat breakfast with Santa and get a photo on Santa's lap, all proceeds to benefit the Jim Lambert Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Three classic Vineyard-Christmas-time activities, the Edgartown Christmas parade, the lighting of the Edgartown lighthouse, and the Wharf's annual breakfast with Santa Claus. Don't miss what has become a memorable tradition for the whole family. Stop by the Wharf Restaurant in Edgartown this morning, Dec. 9, from 8-10:30 a.m. for Breakfast with Santa. Dig into a buffet style breakfast of delicious pancakes, eggs, sausages, and home fries, donated by generous Island businesses and served by an army of Santa’s helpers. Admission is $8 per adult and $4 per child, and photos with Santa are $5. Cash only. Breakfast With Santa is an annual event scholarship fundraiser sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds from this …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Does the lovable children's holiday classic send the wrong message? Tell us your thoughts.
In October, Patch asked readers how they felt about one parent's view that "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" condoned bullying. Specifically, blogger DadCamp wrote that the show sends the wrong message to children because of its "continuous teasing and bullying" It's not the first time a parent has spoken out against a classic children's program with such a claim. Last December, news spread that author and special ed professor George Giuliani said that "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was also a program laden with the theme of bullying, considering how much Rudolph was an outsider due to his glowing red nose. Giuliani, as such, wrote a book titled "No More Bullies at the North Pole," which re-tells the story of Rudolph. What do you …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
'Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings,' ZuZu Bailey.
This is one of the family’s favorite Christmas traditions. After we decorate the tree we all snuggle in with fancy hot chocolate and, if they’ve been exceptionally well-behaved that year, they’ll get homemade snickerdoodles. They didn’t get the snickerdoodles last year. Fingers-crossed that this year when I tally it all up, the good will outweigh the not-so-good. I missed the snickerdoodles last year. This is one of our “newer” traditions. We’ve only been watching for the last three or four years. Dylan started it and he really loves the movie. Honestly, I don’t really remember seeing it in its entirety before I started watching it with Pat and the kids. I’m more of a Grinch girl. Oh, and Frosty. I do have to admit that “It’s a Wonderful …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
What was the most marvelous Christmas gift you ever received? Mine came in an overnight envelope and brought more joy than I could have imagined.
There's no doubt that Christmas is magic. I see it in the eyes of children and the faces of loved ones, and bask in its reflected glow. But over the decades, that sense of holiday wonder had waned in my own heart, eroded not by age—for Christmas can make hopeful children of us all— but by time and loss. Like Ebenezer Scrooge, I thought my happiest Christmases were behind me, lost among years and miles too many and wearisome to count. This year my sweetheart and I bought and decorated a pretty little tree, but with our closest family members multiple time zones away and money tighter than ever, it has been a subdued season. Then last week, a gift arrived that transformed my Christmas, as magically as Scrooge's spirit visitors changed his in…