Community Shorts

Posted March 1, 2007

Class of 1962, where are you?

If you were part of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's class of 1962, there will be a fall reunion. If you are interested, contact Beth Mayhew or Cindy Barrett. Beth's mailing address is P.O. Box 63, Chilmark, MA 02535.

Tax assistance

Certified and trained volunteers are offering free tax help, with emphasis on the elderly, under the AARP and IRS Tax Assistance Program. Appointments may be made for several dates. For Friday, March 9, at the Edgartown Library, call Laurie Schreiber at 508-627-4368; Thursday, March 15, at the Oak Bluffs Library, call Rose Cogliano at 508-693-4509; Thursday, March 22, at the Tisbury Senior Center, call Joyce Stiles-Tucker at 508-696-4205; Thursday, March 29, at the West Tisbury Senior Center, call Joyce Bowker at 508-693-2896; and for Thursday, April 5, at the Oak Bluffs Library, also call Rose. Appointments can be made from 9 am to noon, except on Thursday, March 22, which will be from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Interested in nursing?

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School is hoping to begin a nursing program on the Island, if enough people enroll for the required entrance exam. The first registration deadline is on Wednesday, March 7, for the test on Thursday, March 15, from 2 pm to 6:30 pm. The second registration deadline is Friday, March 30, for the test on Saturday, April 7, from 9:30 am to 2 pm. Walk-in registration on the day of the exam will not be accepted. Registration forms are available at, or call 508-759-7711, ext. 277. Seating is limited, and the examination fee is $85, payable by cash or money order.

Happy 90th

On March 10, Cronig's Market celebrates its 90th anniversary. A week of events will commemorate the occasion, starting Monday, March 5. There will be live music, food sampling and demonstrations, and special drawings and promotions. A raffle will be held in both stores with prizes totaling more than $9,000.

Also, Saturday, March 10, will be "Community Appreciation Day," with 50 Island non-profit groups invited throughout the day to meet with customers.

Live music at the Vineyard Haven store will include Mark Lovewell, Tuesday, March 6, 4 to 6 pm; Michael Haydn, Wednesday, March 7, 4 to 6 pm; Neal Howell, Thursday, March 8, 4 to 6 pm; Will Pfluger, Friday, March 9, 4:30 to 6:30 pm; Maynard Silva and friends, Saturday, March 10, (time TBA).

Check the stores for more information on this special anniversary.