Community Shorts

Posted March 22, 2007

Rare plants, rare opportunity

On Saturday, April 7, train to become a New England Wildflower Society Plant Conservation Volunteer at Polly Hill Arboretum. Designed to train amateur botanists how to relocate and collect data on rare plant populations, the program is an excellent opportunity to learn about the flora of the Island.

You must pre-apply. For more information, call Ailene Kane at 508-877-7630, ext. 3204, or visit their web site at to download an application. You may also call Karin at Polly Hill, at 508-693-9426.

To market, to market

The Tisbury Home Grown Market will open for its second year this June and continue weekly on Saturday's throughout the summer.

Are you interested in selling your homegrown vegetables, herbs, and flowers? How about your handmade crafts or artwork? Vendors who have a food certificate can sell prepared food. If you are interested in being a vendor at this growing market call Lynn Tuck at 508-693-5186.

State health insurance meetings

Vineyard Health Care Access will hold two informational meetings about the new state health insurance program. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 pm at the Oak Bluffs library, School Street; the second, Thursday, April 5, at 5 pm at the Up-Island Council on Aging, Howes House, State Road, West Tisbury.

The purpose of the meetings is to share information about eligibility and enrollment. Access staff will answer questions and schedule appointments for people who wish to sign up for the program.

Income guidelines are up to $30,630 for one person; $41,070 for two people; or $51,510 for three. Insurance premiums are set on a sliding scale.

For more information call Vineyard Health Care Access 508-696-0020.