Community Shorts

Posted June 14, 2007

In the news

In light of media bias and propaganda in today's news broadcasts, history professor Richard Landes presents "Behind the News: A Look at Raw Footage and the News We See," a presentation on news about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A Q&A session will follow the free presentation, which is tonight, June 14, at 8 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. For more information, call 508-693-5531.

Helpful Hospice

Hospice of Martha's Vineyard is holding a talk presentation for all to learn about the work that the organization does. The staff will discuss the Massachusetts Health Care Proxy as well as the Five Wishes forms. According to the press release, "Some people feel that Hospice means you've given up. This isn't true."

Hospice is a free service to the community, and to learn more about the organization, join them for the complimentary "A Tea and Talk Presentation" at the Tisbury Senior Center on Monday, June 18, at 1:30 pm. Please call ahead for seating at 508-696-4205.

The flea is forty

Throughout the 40 years of its existence, the Chilmark Flea Market has undergone many transitions. The first event in 1967 was called a "Swap Meet," and consisted of five card tables in front of the Chilmark Church holding aprons, rugs, and used books.

Now, in its location on Middle Road, you will find pottery, jewelry, antiques, and more at the market, which opens Wednesday, June 27. The market is held every Wednesday and Saturday through Labor Day, from 8:30 am to 2 pm. Stop by and visit with the friendly dealers and pick up a unique Vineyard treasure.

Live owl cam

In the latest news from Felix Neck Audubon Society, they have installed a live barn owl camera in the resident barn owl's nest. Currently, a nesting pair with five owlets resides in the nest, and you can look for yourself by visiting the nature center at Felix Neck, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturdays 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, an Sundays, 10 am to 3 pm. Admission is $4, $3 for children, and free for members.