Community Notebook


Felix Neck scholarships available

Felix Neck announced that it will once again provide scholarships and discounts for year-round Vineyard youngsters to attend the Fern and Feather Natural History Day Camp. The camp provides an opportunity for children to experience the outdoors on Felix Neck’s 350-acre wildlife sanctuary adjacent to Sengekontacket Pond in Edgartown. Each weekly theme incorporates outdoor investigation, games, hands-on natural history lessons, hikes, stories, and crafts, according to a press release.

Programs are available for children entering grades Pre-K – 8. A “Leader-In-Training” program is open to young adults entering grades 9 and up who are interested in nature and working with children.

Scholarships are made possible through the Dooley-Rosenwald, the Ellen Eberhardt Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Martha’s Vineyard Harley Riders and generous individual donations.

For more information contact Marion Hammond, camp registrar at 508-627-4850 x101, or

Black nurses honored

Lorna E. Chambers-Andrade, RN, of Edgartown was among those honored at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the New England Regional Black Nurses Association in Boston, at the Copley Marriott Hotel on Friday, February 10.

Ms. Andrade served as President of the association from 2002 to 2004.

Over 300 people attended the event that honored many talented younger nurses working in the field of nursing throughout the New England states.

Association founder Dr. E. Lorraine Baugh is a year- round resident of Oak Bluffs.