Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes


Senator Wolf will visit

Cape and Islands Senator Dan Wolf will attend the January meeting of the Democratic Council of Martha’s Vineyard. The meeting is 9 to 10:30 am, Saturday, January, 11 at the Howes House in West Tisbury, across from Alley’s General Store.

This will be a forum for discussing key legislative issues for the Island and the Commonwealth and for identifying priority issues for the gubernatorial candidates to address, according to a press release. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact MVDems at

Ham and bean dinner

The Edgartown School will sponsor a ham and bean supper from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Wednesday, January 22. to raise funds for the 7th grade ski trip to Gunstock, New Hampshire. Dinner includes cornbread, rolls, drink, and dessert. There will also be a story time and board games with librarian Nancy Cole in the library from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome and the cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children.

AAA recognizes Aquinnah police

AAA Southern New England recently held its annual Traffic Safety Awards at the Holiday Inn in Dedham. The Aquinnah Police Department was presented with a citation in recognition of its outstanding efforts in traffic safety and for achieving six consecutive years without a pedestrian fatality. Aquinnah Police Sergeant Paul Manning represented the department.

Edgartown Library food for fines

The Edgartown Library has launched its yearly “Food for Fines” program. Throughout January and February the library will accept equivalent donations of nonperishable food items to the Island Food Pantry in lieu of overdue fines, according to a press release. This program applies only to late fees and not to lost or damaged library items.

Additionally, Library Director Jill Dugas Hughes said the library has expanded its digital music services through a subscription to Freegal Music. Edgartown Library cardholders are able to download and keep three free songs per week, as well as stream songs and videos for free daily. Freegal music offers thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums, and millions of songs, including 28,000 music labels (including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment).

For more information, contact the library at 508-627-4221.