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Martha's Vineyard Times is a weekly publication.
July 14 - July 20, 2005 Edition
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Fans all over the world are counting the days in anxious anticipation
to the July 16 release of the newest installment of J.K. Rowling's
now legendary Harry Potter series. Here on the Island, people
are bracing themselves for the occasion with several lead-up
events to celebrate "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood
Prince," the sixth book of the saga. Events will be taking
place all over the Island; with each library planning its
own unique celebration
for adults, teens, and children
in the hunt, help out our neighbors
The annual Fish Farm for Haiti Treasure Sale Benefit will
take place this Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm at
the Oak Bluffs Flea Market on Uncas Ave., at the Corner of
Circuit. All proceeds from the event will go to the Fish Farm
for Haiti, whose goal is to provide food and education for
the people of Haiti. The situation in Haiti, most recently
worsened by Hurricane Dennis, is dire and the country is in
great need of aid and support.
To donate or for more information, call Marianne 508-693-5925
or Meg 508-939-9094.
Native Trees/Native People of Chappaquiddick Monday, July 18, 10
am to noon.
Trees and other plants provided food, shelter, and medicine to the
earliest inhabitants of Marthas Vineyard. Knowledge of these
plants and how to use them was necessary to sustain and enhance life.
The Wampanoag were experts at utilizing these resources. When the
European settlers arrived, learning about the local flora from the
native inhabitants was essential for their survival, especially for
those who chose to reside in remote locations. Chappaquiddick Island,
then and now, is a place apart. Join field guides from education program
at the Polly Hill Arboretum (PHA) in this exploration of the woodlands
of Chappy to identify native trees and plants and learn how they were
used by both Native Americans and early colonists. Meet at the Chappy
Community Center. Co-sponsored by the Chappaquiddick Island Association
(CIA). $24, or $20 for PHA and CIA members.Visit the Vineyard Conservation
Almanac web site for conservation-related calendar listings, weekly
wind farm and state updates, and community group links. Look for Almanac
print versions posted weekly in local libraries.
Vineyard Conservation Society Almanac office, 508-693-9588.
are encouraged! Subscribe to a free weekly environmental email service
Conservation Society Almanac office 508-693-9588
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