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Fall Fun On The Vineyard

Just because the sun has set on summertime, does not mean the fun is over on Martha’s Vineyard. In fact, the fall is one of the best times of the year to visit. The island boasts beautiful fall foliage, much smaller crowds than during the summer months, and the calendar is jam-packed with festivals and events throughout the fall season. Here is a guide on the best events to attend on Martha’s Vineyard this fall:

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Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival

Wine and foodies alike will gather for four days and nights of wine tastings and special events to celebrate the Island’s rich tradition of farming and fishing. The events will introduce guests to local culinary talent, farmers, and oyster producers, while also bringing in guest chefs and vintners from Boston and beyond. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, whose annual grant program assists and perpetuates agriculture on Martha’s Vineyard. To learn more or buy tickets, visit their website.

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photo courtesy of Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is a 6 day celebration of arts and culture from around the globe. Hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society September 4-9 in Vineyard Haven, guests can enjoy over 40 films from around the globe, exciting talks by guests from film, media, and politics, live musical events, and local dinners and art showcases. For more information or to buy your tickets, visit their website.

Fall For The Arts

For the entire month of October, Martha’s Vineyard will be celebrating the depth and diversity of the island’s arts and culture with Fall for the Arts. Galleries and studios stay open through the month of October for special events and showcases. The culinary arts are also highlighted with the Art of Chocolate event and the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival. The month concludes with Art*Island, a festival of arts and ideas.

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Besides the amazing events that are scheduled throughout the fall, the fall is an amazing time to simply visit the island and enjoy the slower pace, cooler weather, and less-crowded restaurants and shops.

Don’t waste a second of your precious vacation time. Get there faster with Cape Air. Catch a flight from Boston, Hyannis, New Bedford, or New York, and you’ll be there in just minutes. To book your flight or check flight updates, visit capeair.com or call 800-CAPE-AIR.

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Get Swept Up With Cape Air

In recent months we have revamped our blog and gained a few new followers, and it has been quite some time since we have simply informed you about our services. Yes, in addition to sponsoring events and giving you the inside scoop about the amazing destinations we serve, we do in fact provide air transportation to such destinations. Plus, a lot has changed since our first flight in 1989, so here is a quick refresher…

Cape Air began in 1989 with one flight between Boston and Provincetown. Since then, we have grown immensely, now serving the Northeast, Caribbean, Montana, and the Midwest.

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We now operate a fleet of 88 Cessna 402s, and we are getting ready to introduce the brand new Tecnam P2012 Traveller to our fleet next winter.

During high season, we can fly up to 525 flights per day, and last year we carried over 626,000 passengers, making us one of the largest regional airlines in the country!

Things to know about traveling with us:

  • You can bring your furry friends! Cape Air allows passengers to bring their four legged family members on board so the whole family can vacation together. (Read more about our pet and service animals policy.)
  • Connections are simple. Cape Air has agreements with most major airlines so our passengers can enjoy the convenience of a single itinerary and baggage check-through’s when making their connections.
  • Every seat is a window seat. On Cape Air, every seat is a window seat, so whether you are traveling over colorful foliage or clear oceans, you are guaranteed a beautiful view. Also, depending on space constraints, passengers are even given the opportunity to fly in the co-pilot seat- the best view in the house!
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Whether you are traveling to a weekend in Nantucket, island hopping in the Caribbean, or need to get to Billings, Cape Air can get you there. To book your flight, check flight updates, or view flight schedules, visit www.capeair.com or call 800-CAPE-AIR. And enjoy the ride!

 

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A Weekend In Martha’s Vineyard

Summer is officially here, so to the Vineyard we go! Whether you’re a beach bum, foodie, or enjoy arts and culture, there is something on island for you.

Is it your first visit to Martha’s Vineyard? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a list of what to do, where to eat, and where to stay to make planning your trip a breeze. All you’ve got to do is book your flight.

What To Do:

  • Rent a Bike- There’s no better way to explore the island than on two wheels! Rent a bike, and ride from Oak Bluffs to Vineyard Haven. The ride is only about 6 miles, and the route is easy, relatively flat, and boasts some amazing ocean views. On your ride, be sure to stop at “Jaws Bridge” and Edgartown Harbor Light House.
  • Explore Up-Island- Rent a jeep, take the top off, and drive up to Menemsha. Stop for lunch at the Menemsha Fish Market for quite possibly the freshest lobster roll and oysters you’ve ever had. After lunch, head over to Gay Head to explore the clay cliffs then take the walking trail to Moshup Beach.

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  • Take in the Culture- For a small island, Martha’s Vineyard is packed with arts, culture, and history. Not only are there dozens of public galleries, but there are also many museums, shows, and concerts you can go to. Discover the interesting stories of Martha’s Vineyard’s history at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum or catch a show with the Martha’s Vineyard Concert Series.

 

Where To Eat:

  • Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Cafe & Bakery- First and foremost, you must visit the Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Cafe & Bakery, better known as Back Door Donuts after dark. A visit to Martha’s Vineyard is incomplete without fresh doughnuts and an apple fritter the size of your face.

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  • Offshore Ale House- For a casual dinner in Oak Bluffs, stop into Offshore Ale House for a casual meal, where you can throw your peanut shells on the floor while trying local beers.
  • Détente- A local hidden gem, Détente  creates magic out of a small kitchen. This is a great spot for a romantic date, but also perfect for just sitting at the bar and trying a couple small plates.
  • Garde East- Enjoy dinner in a casual yet elegant setting while overlooking the harbor at Vineyard Haven’s Garde East. If you’re a seafood and wine lover, this is the place for you, with the freshest catches and a wine program featuring over 400 French and American labels.

 

Where to Stay:

  • Summercamp– Formerly the Wesley Hotel, this new boutique hotel is a nod to the past. Summercamp takes a whimsical spin on “camp.” Grab a snack from the Camp Canteen, enjoy beautiful harbor views, or play Twister in the game room.
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  • Nobnocket Boutique– This newer bed and breakfast in Vineyard Haven is not only luxurious, but cozy and feels like home. They provide a complimentary gourmet breakfast (served in bed, might we add), including local Chilmark Coffee and Martha’s Vineyard Homemade jams, have bikes available for guests, massage services, and is just a walk to town.
  • Harbor View Hotel- Overlooking the beautiful Edgartown Lighthouse, the Harbor View Hotel is the perfect hotel for families. Just because it’s family-friendly, don’t be fooled! It is is luxurious and offers amazing accommodations and dining options.

 

For more ideas for your Martha’s Vineyard trip, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce is a great place to start. Now that you’ve got the inside scoop about the best of the best on the island, all that’s left is to book your flight.

With Cape Air’s fast and frequent flights, getting to Martha’s Vineyard is a breeze. Take a quick flight from Boston, Hyannis, New Bedford, White Plains/New York City, or Nantucket and be in vacation mode in just minutes.

To check flight schedules and book your trip, visit www.capeair.com or call 800-CAPE-AIR.

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Calling All Wine Lovers

Does the sound of a popping cork make you giddy? Is one of your favorite pastimes indulging in artistic culinary creations? If you answered yes, then Nantucket Food & Wine Festival is the event for you. For the past 21 years, the Nantucket Food & Wine Festival has become one of the nation’s most highly anticipated and coveted culinary events.

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Thousands of people make their way to the island for a long weekend of delighting their taste buds with world class wines and award winning food. Starting on Wednesday, May 17, enjoy seminars such as a caviar and champagne pairing, rosé brunch, and tastings by top chefs like Michael Scelfo, the Grand Tastings featuring over 600 wines, and various wine dinners.

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Some of the festivities of the weekend include (but are certainly not limited to):

  • The Harbor Gala on Thursday, May 18: The crown jewel of Nantucket Food & Wine Festival, this event features 40 restaurants and over 40 wineries. Come hungry… and thirsty for that matter.
  • The Grand Tastings Sessions on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21: Featuring over 600 wines from over 150 prestigious wineries worldwide, these are the most anticipated and attended events of the weekend.
  • Bubbles and Balance on Thursday, May 18: Get your mind and body balanced before the main festivities with an hour long yoga class followed by bubbles and bites by Champy founder and television personality, Jenny Johnson, local yogi Ieva Aldens, and blACKbook’s Holly Finigan.
  • Bon Voyage! NWF Last Hurrah on Sunday, May 21: Keep the party going for as long as possible with this one final hurrah, featuring beer, spirits, rehydration, and amazing food from coveted chefs Jose Enrique and Linkie Marias.

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To purchase tickets and for a complete schedule of events, visit the festival website: www.nantucketwinefestival.com.

Getting to the fun is easy! Hop on a fast and convenient Cape Air flight from Boston, Hyannis, New Bedford, or White Plains, and you’ll be there in minutes. Check out Cape Air’s schedule and book online at www.capeair.com or call 1-800-CAPE-AIR.

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Bounce to Billings for the NAIA Division 1 Women’s National Basketball Championship

March Madness in The Magic City:

It’s time to get your game face on! Get to Billings, Mon. for the 37th annual NAIA Division 1 Women’s Basketball National Championship March 15-21. The city of Billings and Rocky Mountain College were selected to play official hosts for the 2017 and 2018 tournaments. All games will be played in the Rimrock Auto Arena at Metra Park. For more information on the venue and to get your game tickets, visit the Metra Park website today.

The NAIA Division 1 Women’s National Basketball Championship is comprised of 32 qualifiers from across the nation. The single elimination tournament kicked off Wednesday morning and will have games throughout each day and evening, with the championship game taking place on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Can’t make the tournament in person? Fans can view live stats and LIVE.STREAM the games.The championship game will air Tuesday on ESPN3.

Get to Billings and Cheer on Your Favorite Montana Team!

Four teams from the Frontier Conference made it to this year’s tournament with three of them from Montana. Montana State University- Northern enters the tournament as the No.3 seed in the Liston bracket. The Skylights kickoff their tournament play against Loyola (La.) on Thursday, March 16 at 8 p.m. GO SKYLIGHTS!! Montana Western, seeded No.6 in the Cramer bracket, will face the No. 3 seeded, Columbia (Mo.) Wednesday, March 15 at 5:45 p.m.  Rocky Mountain College, the tournament host, is the No. 8 seed in the Naismith bracket. Rocky will open the tournament facing off against the top-seeded Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Don’t miss out on your chance to cheer on your favorite teams! Download the full tournament bracket HERE.

Getting to Billings from eastern Montana is easy when you fly Cape Air. Offering two round-trip daily flights between Billings and Havre, Glasgow, Wolf Point and Glendive. Cape also offers five daily round-trip flights between Billings and Sidney. Cape Air will get you to the tournament and back home with less stress and with more money in your pocket. Fly Cape Air for $29 each way between Billings and Havre during March 15-22. All you need to do is enter promo code SKYLIGHTS at check out, or call 800-CAPE-AIR to make your reservation.

Be sure to stop by Vist Billings for the 411 on where to eat, sleep, shop and recreate while visiting Billings! Visit Billings also has special hotel room and car rental rates available for NAIA basketball fans.

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