Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha’s Vineyard announces spring grants

In its spring grant cycle, the Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha’s Vineyard awarded more than $43,000 to Island nonprofits. Awards were given to the Aquinnah Cultural Center, MV Chamber Music Society, MV Association of EMTs, MV Fishermen’s Preservation Trust, MV Shellfish Group, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, The Farm Institute, Friends of the […]

Academic Honors

HONOR ROLL Edgartown School, 3rd Quarter 8th Grade High Honors Jack Murray, Kiana Casey, Jackson Crocker, Shannon Levesque. Honors Annie Bettencourt, Samantha Cassidy, Riley Craig, Julia Crocker, Myllenna DeOliveira, Charlie Fenske, Joao Goncalves, Jacob Gundersen, Mercer Kelly, Rebeca Lima, Audrey McCarron, Alana Morris, John Morris, Thiago Muniz, Clare Naughton, Cailynn Patnaude, Chris Patnaude, Meghan Sawyer, Alex Vasiliadis. […]

Lillian E. G. Higgins Pearce

Lillian Elizabeth Greenwalt Higgins Pearce died on April 15 at the Henrietta Brewer House in Vineyard Haven. She was 90. Her family is very grateful and appreciative of the care and concern she received from the staff and owners of the Henrietta Brewer House. Lillian was a longtime resident of Jersey City, N.J. She attended […]

Business Brief: Business brief: Dockside Inn is a “Star”

The Massachusetts Lodging Association (MLA) recently presented a “Star of the Industry Innovation Award to The Dockside Inn of Oak Bluffs for its “timely and incredibly successful development and execution of Loomis, the inn’s own virtual concierge,” according to a press release. “Loomis is a 24/7 text-based virtual concierge system where guests can connect with […]

John Rogers Stafford

John Rogers Stafford of Essex Fells, N.J., and Captiva Island, Fla., died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 18, 2014. He was 76. Born in Harrisburg, Penn., Mr. Stafford was a longtime resident of Essex Fells and Captiva Island since 1976. John R. Stafford served as Chairman of the Board […]

MVCS revamps clinical intake hours

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services has reorganizedits clinical intake function at the Island Counseling Center (ICC) in order to more quickly respond to requests for counseling and medication management services, according to a press release. As of Tuesday, the regularly scheduled hours of operation to receive telephone referrals will be from 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday. Calls received […]