Community Notes


Food Pantry prepares

The Island Food Pantry expects to open in October. “Don’t throw away those unopened cans which are not out-of-date,” said Carole Early. “Instead, put them into the Food Pantry Boxes at Cronig’s, both Stop & Shops, or the libraries. Your act will make a difference.”

People in need of food can call, make an appointment and receive food now on an emergency basis. For more information, call 508-696-4764 or visit their website at

Small business management workshop

SCORE’s highly popular “Successful Small Business Management” workshop begins Wednesday, October 9, at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

Considered the “go-to” course for small business owners as well as those wanting to start a business, the workshop focuses on the tools necessary to run a successful business, according to a press release. The six-week course runs each Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm. The workshop costs $130 and includes a copy of SCORE’S comprehensive Handbook for Small Business.

Taught by experienced executives and entrepreneurs, the workshop covers business organization and planning; financial reporting; sales and marketing; E-commerce and web design; accounting practices and record keeping; and many other critical business practices. Content is designed to provide both small business owners and those considering going into business with the skills they need to grow and manage their businesses.

For more information, go to