Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes


Native Landscaping the Focus of VCS Annual Meeting

The 47th annual meeting of the board and membership of the Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) will take place at the Wakeman Center off Lambert’s Cove Road in Tisbury on Tuesday, June 26, beginning at 5 pm. Following the business portion, this year’s meeting will feature a presentation by landscape designer and native plant specialist Kristin Henriksen.

Ms. Henriksen’s presentation will discuss gardening and landscaping with native plants, and the broader impacts on our natural environment of the choices we make in our efforts to beautify our surroundings, according to a press release. She will address lawn and landscape care that nurtures native plant species and protects natural resources like our coastal ponds.

Refreshments will be served, and the event is free and open to all. For more information, call the VCS office at 508-693-9588 or go to

Summer reading for all at the Vineyard Haven Library

Registration for the Summer Reading Program at the Vineyard Haven Public Library begins June 25. Children may visit the Children’s Room at the library to sign up, log the books they read, and earn prizes including a tee-shirt and gift certificates from local businesses, according to a press release. Teens aged 12 to 18 can register online on the library website, and visit the library circulation desk to claim a special prize, just for signing up.

Special programs for children include a concert by Ellen Allard for ages 4 and up on July 24, and a performance by Marcus the Magician on August 9 and more.

The Library is offering a summer reading program for grown-ups. Adults who read a book a week July through August will be eligible to win a gift certificate, books, and other prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Library. To participate, patrons may create an online account by visiting the library homepage. Patrons may log the books they read over the summer, write reviews, and register for prizes.

For more information go to or call 508-696-4211.