Here are the dates to mark on your calendar for Martha's Vineyard in 2013 — including the opening of the MV Sharks baseball season, the 4th of July parade and fireworks, Illumination Night and the Agricultural Fair.
What's happening on Martha's Vineyard in 2013? Plenty! Here's a round-up of dates to remember for the months ahead. If you have something we should add, please tell us in the comments: Is there something we missed or got wrong? Do you have an event to add? Leave a comment below, and make sure you've posted your event in our calendar for all to see. It's a free service and Facebook login is available. Stay Patched in all year long! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Spring is here and summer's in the air: The Dairy Queen is open again in Edgartown, with a line out the door on its first afternoon. Watch our video for a taste of the fun.
When the pinkletinks begin to sing, it's a sure sign that the Edgartown DQ is ready to open. This year's no exception: First came word from the Vineyard Gazette that the spring peepers had been heard in Lambert's Cove Sunday, and Wednesday at 11 the island's only chain eatery opened its doors for the 2013 season. Through those doors quickly came posses of MVRHS students, released early for a teacher prep half-day, along with families and others who lined up to jump-start spring with frozen treats. A teenaged couple shared kisses and sundaes at one of the picnic tables, while nearby a group of high school boys discussed Dr. Who. By 2 p.m., the line for service stretched out the door and into the parking lot. Watch our video for a quick hit …