Last minute cancelation on Martha’s Vineyard Island (vineyard Haven) $1000 1bd 550ft2

Because of someone else’s lost deposit, you can have the week (Saturday to Saturday) for $1000. It’s right up from the VH ferry – from Main Street, the town beach and town dock, and all the shops, theaters, and restaurants. Because of the great bus s …
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Mary Weisbeck
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☼ GOODBYE SUMMER VACATION SEPT 1-5 CAPE COD 1BR OCEANFRONT RESORT (S. YARMOUTH, MA) $999 1bd

Charming 1br with a contemporary bathroom for 3-4 guests – available for a 4-night Labor Day weekend/vacation at the Ocean Club on Smugglers Beach from Sept 1-Sept 5 for ONLY $999. ALL taxes incl. One-time $50- cleaning.
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Mary Weisbeck
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Illumination Night On The Vineyard…

Illumination Night this year is Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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It has always been my favorite event of the summer… going to Illumination Night is a thrill for me no matter what my age.

 

I think I was 2 and 1/2 the first time I went to Illumination Night.  I’m embarrassed to say that even with my annoyingly good memory, I don’t remember it. My first memory of Illumination Night involves wearing a particularly pretty dress so I’m thinking I was around three or four, which would have been around 1946.

My dad, mom, god-mother and I would have an early supper and then walk to the Campground. My dad and I would stroll around looking at all the beautifully decorated gingerbread houses while my mother and god-mother would chat with friends and relatives.

 











 

At 8 o’clock the Vineyard Haven Band would begin playing and the always fun community sing would start. Patriotic songs like, America The Beautiful, Yankee Doodle, Battle Hymn of the Republic are always stirring and emotional. It took me a couple of years to learn the words to all the songs and I still get messed up on a couple of the rounds like John Brown’s Baby. The band playing the Star Spangled Banner and the rousing Stars and Stripes Forever are always a crowd pleaser.

But as much fun as that was it was only a precursor to the main event. The Tabernacle and Campground go dark… the crowd cheers. The lighting of the first lantern and then all the gingerbread houses are simultaneously aglow with Japanese lanterns.

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Everyone oohs and ahhs and stream out of the Tabernacle to walk through the magical fairyland the Campground has become. My dad would carry me on his shoulders so I could see everything… I felt like I could touch the stars.

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After seeing all there was to see we’d head out onto Circuit Ave to either the Frosty Cottage for ice cream or Darling’s for popcorn, a tasty ending to a perfectly enchanting night.

No matter your age, Illumination Night is fun for everyone, I myself morph into an 8 year old.

  Illumination Night as described in the Vineyard Gazette:

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If you’re on the Vineyard this Wed, Aug 16, 2017 you should go and experience Illumination Night.  101_3011

 

 


Mary I. Weisbeck
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Wonderful House in town Vineyard Haven, close to everything (Vineyard Haven) $350 3bd

This 1840 historic Greek Revival home exudes charm inside and out. The kitchen and bathrooms have been renovated. There is an extensive library which includes many books of interest regarding Martha’s Vineyard. And the town library is just across the […]
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Perfect house for a Vineyard vacation – Close to Beach (Vineyard Haven) $407 3bd

All the amenities of home! This home features beautiful furnishing throughout the house. Three generous bedrooms including a first floor master bedroom, 2 and a half bathrooms, large livingroom with fireplace, bright sunroom, kitchen, with dining are […]
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Captain’s Quarters Resort August 11-18, 2017 (241 Grand Ave. Falmouth MA) $950 1bd

1BD/2BA Captain’s Quarters Resort available this week. Unit 803 overlooks Falmouth Heights Beach and pool below. All amenities including parking for 1 car, daily towel exchange and maid service available also. Also provided are a stovetop with 4 burn […]
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Mary Weisbeck
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