Community Shorts

Posted June 29, 2006

Agricultural society grants

The Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society announces their second annual grant awards. The recipients are: Brian Athearn of Look Farm, Heather Thurber of Breezy Pines Farm, Karen Colombo at Nip 'n' Tuck Farm, Heidi Feldman and Curtis Friedman of Down Island Farm, Barbara Ronchetti of Island Alpaca Company, and the FARM Institute.

The purpose of the grant program is to assist and perpetuate agriculture on Martha's Vineyard. The society was organized in 1858 and is funded by contributions from its membership as well as annual community events.

Like lichens?

The Polly Hill Arboretum in West Tisbury is calling all lichen enthusiasts to join Elizabeth Kneiper on Saturday, July 8 for a workshop on this often overlooked plant group.

Learn about lichens as you travel to a local cemetery to compare growth on slate, granite, and marble. Ms. Kneiper finds cemeteries a perfect place to study lichens. She is currently working on a guide to New England cemetery lichens.

Cemetery Lichens workshop, Saturday, July 8, 1 to 5 pm, Polly Hill Arboretum, State Road, West Tisbury. Pre-register: 508-693-9426. Cost $48 or $40 for members.

Robert O'Leary: Photo by Susan Safford
Photo by Susan Safford

Meet Senator O'Leary

The Democratic Council of Martha's Vineyard is hosting state Senator Robert O'Leary on Friday, June 30 from 5 to 7 pm at the home of Dick Knabel, 70 Panhandle Road, West Tisbury.

For more information, call 508-693-5100.

Scott Jameson: Photo courtesy of Scott Jameson
Be amazed this Saturday at Scott Jameson's show at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury. Photo courtesy of Scott Jameson

Summer reading kick-off

The annual summer reading program sponsored by the Martha's Vineyard Library Association will get a high energy kick-off on Saturday, July 1, at 11 am at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury.

Magician and entertainer Scott Jameson will perform a show for the entire family. This is a return engagement for Mr. Jameson, whose show in the spring of 2004 had Island audiences on their feet.

Join the Island libraries as they kick-off summer reading with the "What's Buzzin' @ the Library" program.

Scott Jameson Summer Reading show, Saturday, July 1, 11 am, Ag Hall, Panhandle Road, West Tisbury. Tickets $3 per person. Sponsored by Martha's Vineyard Library Association.