Community Shorts

Posted March 16, 2006

Focus on meals
On Wednesday, March 22, officials from several Island towns will be delivering Meals On Wheels as part of Mayors for Meals Day. Jim Newman of Aquinnah, Frank Fenner of Chilmark ,and selectmen from Edgartown and West Tisbury will participate in the program sponsored by Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands. Mayors for Meals is a national campaign to raise funds and awareness about elder nutrition, and to encourage new volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program.

For more information on the Island's program, call Jacque Cage, director of Elder Services of Martha's Vineyard, at 508-693-4393.

Hunter safety course
The Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun Club will host a Hunter Safety Course the last week in April. The four-day course is a prerequisite to obtain a firearms identification card. The national program is very complete with the emphasis on safety, according to Jeff Day, master instructor. Mr. Day will be assisted by Chilmark police chief Tim Rich, Brian Cioffi, Bret Stearns, and Patrick Grady, environmental officer.

The free course will run on Monday, April 24, Thursday, April 27 from 6 to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday, April 29, 30 from 8 am to 3 pm. Registration is required by calling 508-792-7434.

If you have questions about the program, call Jeff Day at 508-645-9323.

Plan ahead for summer
The Boys and Girls Club of Martha's Vineyard has begun registration for summer camp. The camp runs from June 26 through August 18.

For more information, call Greg Rollins at 508-627-3303.