Friday, March 29, 2013
A local photo for the end of Lent, 2013.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Islanders (and others) on Facebook name their top Vineyard fish markets and seafood restaurants. Is your favorite missing? Add it in the comments.
In northern California's Napa Valley, where I was Patch editor for more than two years, we had a very lively group of more than 2,000 Facebook fans and I often turned to them for ideas, opinions and recommendations. So this Monday, technically my first as editor here (I actually started over the weekend because of the storm), I thought I'd give it a try on the MV Patch Facebook page. Here's what I asked: "It's Lundi Gras, the day before Mardi Gras and so Lent begins Wednesday. Where are the best places on the Island to get fish on Friday? Eat-in, carry-out or raw to cook, please let me know your favorites for a story on MV Patch. Thanks! Louisa" Here's what you said: (Note: The Bite, Larsen's and Seafood Shanty are closed for the season; …
What off-season? Chilmark Chocolates is open through Feb. 17 and Menemsha Fish Market is selling and serving seafood daily.
Fish for Tuesday You've got to hand it to Stanley Larsen. Even in the depths of a Martha's Vineyard winter, he's kept the doors open at Menemsha Fish Market (formerly Poole's), selling seafood and a surprisingly diverse menu of carry-out meals. At lunchtime Tuesday, people lined up for fish sandwiches — freshly steamed, your choice from the day's catch of salmon, cod or whatever's freshest, served on a bun— lobster quesadillas and the market's signature hot lobster rolls. Ask for it by name Linda Thompson of Chilmark drove to the fish market for a delicacy that isn't on the fish market's menu. Thompson calls it "Half and Half," a straightforward name for her preferred 50-50 mixture of Larsen's clam chowder and his lobster bisque. Combining…
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Ash Wednesday services, basketball losses and incoming high school freshmen are making headlines today.
1. The Vineyarders high school boys basketball team lost to Cardinal Spellman last night in a nail-biting double overtime semi final game for the MIAA South Division 3 state tournament. 2. Today is Ash Wednesday. The Good Shepherd Parish will hold mass at 8 a.m. at the Parish Center Chapel. The West Tisbury First Congregational Church will hold mass at 12 p.m. An Alliance Community Church service will be held at 7 p.m. in the parish house of the Federated Church. 3. Martha's Vineyard Regional High School is hosting Incoming Freshmen Parents’ Night at 6 p.m. in the high school's Performing Arts Center. Parents of current eighth grade students are invited to meet the high school faculty, pose questions about the school's curriculum and …