Tuesday, December 11, 2012
From the ubiquitous red kettles to the option to round up to the nearest dollar at the register, there are many requests for consumers' charity this season.
It's rare to go through a checkout line without being asked for a donation. At PetSmart it's for animals; at Wendy's it's for adoption; at the Dollar Tree Store it's toys for military kids. And, let's not forget the jingle of the Salvation Army bell that sends many of us digging into our pockets. It's true, needs are increasing yearly. One viewpoint is that if you're out shopping anyway, parting with an extra dollar here and there likely has little affect on your wallet—and if others do the same, the sum of all the small donations can make a big difference. But how do you decide when your donations are enough? Do you have to give each time to feel like you've helped? How do you walk through the cold past that kettle and the ringer of the …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Thirty days of yoga to inspire the season, strengthen your practice, and have some fun.
For most of us, our dedication to yoga and a fitness routine is directly related to the ebb and flow of our busy lives. Some months our mat is our best friend and others we avoid the question of "when have you last practiced?" for the shear embarassment of how long it has actually been. Enter the '30-Day Holiday Yoga Challenge' at Yoga Haven. At the heart of any challenge is dance with will power and committment, and a fool-proof way to exempt yourself from the inevitable holiday gain. Sherry and Robert Sidoti are challenging themselves, their students and anyone willing to take it on to 30 days of core work, restorative poses, sweaty sessions and everything in between. If you break the cycle of inconsisency, you might just find that …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Share your favorite images of the holiday season on Martha's Vineyard.
The Vineyard comes into its own during the fall and winter. The moors, beaches and forests are once again ours! And, it is possible to find a parking space in front of any store. Thanksgiving brought us beautiful weather this past weekend. And now Islanders are preparing for the holiday season. Many houses are already boasting colorful lights and storefronts are unveiling their holiday window displays. There is nothing sleepy about the Vineyard Holiday Season. Share your Holiday photos with us. Be sure to include your name and what town you live in.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Before you hit the roads for all your holiday visits, read the tips from the MassDOT.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Saturday, December 24, 2011
MassDOT encourages residents and visitors to drive safely and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. “Visiting friends and family over the holidays is an important tradition. I urge travelers to plan around inclement weather, use public transit and to always designate a sober driver. Safety is MassDOT’s top priority,” said MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey. During holidays, I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to Connecticut and New York experiences heavy traffic and busy toll plazas. Drivers are encouraged to consider travel during the early morning or after 8 p.m. Traffic congestion is also typical at the I-95 and I-495 Turnpike interchanges along with I-495 and I-93 northbound leading into New …