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The Martha’s Vineyard girls varsity tennis team continued their excellent season by defeating Saint John Paul 5-0 on Thursday, May 22. First singles Samantha Potter defeated Haylee Whiteley 6-1, 6-1, and second singles Kat Roberts defeated Emily Canzano 6-0, 6-1. Third singles Lizzie Williamson defeated Alison Santos 6-1, 6-1.

First doubles Charlotte Potter and Josie Iadicicco won 6-1, 6-0, while second doubles Avery Hazell and Madison McBride also won 6-1, 6-0.

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The boys varsity lacrosse team and the boys varsity baseball team will have their senior days today at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School athletic fields..

The lacrosse team will take on Dennis-Yarmouth at 3 pm, and senior-day activities will begin at 2 pm. The baseball team faces Bourne at 3:15 on their field.

The graduating seniors and their parents will be honored in a short ceremony, complete with flowers, at each game.

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The Derek Cimeno bench. – Photo by Nelson Sigelman

Friends and relatives of Tisbury Shellfish Constable Derek Cimeno will dedicate a Lagoon-side bench in his memory at 10 am Saturday. The bench is located off a small parking area opposite the seawall between the launch ramp and Winds Up, and overlooks the waters where Mr. Cimeno worked so hard to nurture the town’s shellfish.

“It was a place Derek loved,” Asa Jones, Tisbury town administrative assistant, said.

Mr. Cimeno died on Sept. 14, 2009, at the age of 39. He had worked for the town’s shellfish department for 20 years, and was appointed shellfish constable in 1997.

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Jake Howell pitched for Vineyard Gray against Island rival Vineyard Black. – Photo by Michael Cummo

In the Gateway Babe Ruth League, two Vineyard teams, Gray and Black, took identical records of 6-2 into a Saturday Island clash at home that ended with a 12-0 victory for the Grays.

Vineyard Black’s fireballer Michael Habekost faced off against rookie Jake Howell for Vineyard Gray. Although Michael would strike out the first two VG batters, the number three hitter Jake drove the first pitch he saw into right field for a double. Jake managed to get four hits on the day, and pitched a complete-game (six innings) no-hitter. Michael Habekost would draw a lonely walk in the sixth, but would be stranded on third as one of only two baserunners for VB.

The game saw some excellent defense and timely hitting by the Vineyard Gray on their way to a 12-0 win; however, the defensive highlight of the game was provided by VB’s Sam Cranston at second base. He made a fantastic backhand diving catch before throwing to first from one knee on a one-hop liner by Jared Regan.

In varsity action, the Vineyard Purple defeated Falmouth in both ends of a doubleheader to improve their record to 6-4. In game two, the Vineyard fought back from early 3-1 deficit to win 7-4. Sam Bresnick came on in relief of starter Aiden Aliberti to start the second inning, and shut down Falmouth with an assortment of sidewinding curveballs and off-speed pitches.

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The 12-year-old Island Little Leaguers hope to raise enough money to go to Cooperstown: Micah Vogt, Isaac Richards, Emily Mello, Nate Porterfield, Luke elDiery, Chris Ferry, Leo Neville, Sam Moody, Aiden Smith, Hunter Meader, Hoffie Hearn, Aiden Marek, Jason Kurth, Pete Gillis, Aiden Rogers, Eli Gundersun, Max Potter, Trent Bilideau, Dylan Burke, Jackie Pizzano and Felix Colon. –Photo courtesy of Signe Benjamin

The Little League will sponsor a car wash at the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena this Saturday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, to raise money for a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. All the 12-year-old ballplayers will be armed with sponges and hoses to wash all that sticky pollen off your car. There will also be raffle tickets available for 2015 Red Sox tickets.

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Big Brother Big Sister Foundation (BBBSF) will host an Island donation pickup day on Saturday, June 6. BBBSF collects used clothing and household items, converts them into cash, and gives 100 percent of profits to 11 mentoring programs, supporting more than 16,000 “Littles” and “Bigs” across the state, including on Martha’s Vineyard, according to a press release.

“We have over 220,000 active — generous — individual donors, plus business partners in the private sector who hold clothing drives all year long,” BBBSF Executive Director Steve Beck said.

The foundation, located in Holbrook, often gets calls from the Islands to pick up goods, but until now, was unable to expedite those donations.

“Vineyard residents have been expressing interest in donating for awhile, and we are excited to finally welcome them into the foundation family,” he said.

For more information, or to schedule an “at your doorstep” pickup on June 6, call 800-483-5503.

Local wellness expert Emily Phillips is teaming up with former Red Sox nutritionist Tara Mardigan (theplatecoach.com) and Best of Boston yoga teacher Amy Leydon (amyleydonyoga.com) for a Food and Fitness Retreat from June 7-10, to be held at the Vineyard Arts Project in Edgartown.

The event is designed to help participants reboot their diets and exercise programs, according to a press release. Participants will enjoy locally sourced, organic meals from Island cheesemaker Jacqueline Foster of the Grey Barn, a Healthy Eating Simplified lecture, barre fusion, yoga classes, and guided bike rides, hikes, and beach walks. Martha’s Vineyard residents who have their own lodging can sign up for a discounted rate. Ms. Phillips currently teaches her signature barre fusion class at the Mansion House. For more information, email emilyhphillips@hotmail.com.

 

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The Martha’s Vineyard United soccer teams have nine scheduled home games this weekend. On Saturday, the clubs have a total of five games across all ages, while on Sunday they play four. All games are played on Veteran’s Field in Vineyard Haven. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday: MV United U12 Girls vs. Mashpee, 10:15 am; MV United U16 Boys vs. Nantucket, 11:30 am; MV United U12 Boys vs. Fall River, 12:15 pm; MV United U13 Boys vs. Mariner, 1:30 pm; MV United U18 Girls vs. Wareham, 4 pm.

Sunday: MV United U15 Girls vs. Mariner, 10 am; MV United U10 Boys vs. Falmouth, 12:15 pm; MV United U16 Boys vs. Taunton, 12:15 pm; MV United U18 Boys vs. Fall River, 4:30 pm.

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Cape Light Compact, a municipal energy-buying group, will hold a presentation on Monday, June 8, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown, designed to help Island businesses save money through its energy-efficiency programs. The programs are available to any business on Martha’s Vineyard, whether owned or rented.

Businesses that sign up for a free energy assessment at the
 event will receive an additional 10 percent above the current incentive Cape Light provides toward the cost of energy-saving programs.

Attendees will also be entered into a grand prize drawing to win a 100 percent incentive that will cover all costs of recommended energy-efficiency improvements, up to $10,000.

Businesses owners are asked to RSVP at lhenderson@capelightcompact.org.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. For more information about Cape Light Compact and its programs, visit capelightcompact.org.

 

The Yard, in its 43rd year and under the artistic direction of David R. White, returns for the summer with diverse range of resident companies and performers, according to a press release. Seven artist companies will be in multiweek creative residencies, newly titled “Offshore Creation Residencies,” onsite at The Yard’s campus in Chilmark.

For more information, go to dancetheyard.org.