The Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School (MVPCS) began the building process of two new classrooms and a community basketball court with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, July 1. With a $200,000 grant awarded by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center this spring, MVPCS will dedicate the addition of new science labs and equipment to implement a […]
As of Thursday, June 26, the newly designed town flags of West Tisbury, Aquinnah, and Edgartown hang proudly at the State House in Boston. This June marked the 20th anniversary of the State House’s flag program, which allows the banners of nearly all towns across the Commonwealth to fly in the prestigious Great Hall of Flags. […]
Island veterans, law enforcement personnel, and first responders are invited to join in a 26.2-mile rucksack march on Saturday, May 31, in support of Carry the Fallen and Active Heroes. Offshore Kinetics of MV is sponsoring the march, which goes from 6:30 am to 4 pm. It begins and ends at the VFW in Oak […]
According to the Aging Agenda, attention from an early age to health care, diet, exercise, education, developing work skills, planning for future needs, and staying engaged in one’s community all contribute to laying groundwork for a healthy older age.
The Vineyard population is aging rapidly, bringing an array of challenges and concerns, but Islanders aren’t taking the unsettling news lying down. When the Rural Scholars, students from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, reported last October that the senior population of Martha’s Vineyard would swell dramatically in years to come, Island activists formed the […]
Samaritans Breakfast for Hope benefit celebrated 40 years of compassion.
Updated 2:06 pm, Monday, May 19, 2014 to reflect correction, below. Martha’s Vineyard’s changing demographics — residents aged 65 and over are projected to comprise one-third of the Island population by 2030 — represent an unmet challenge that is the focus of the recently formed Healthy Aging Task Force which will present the findings from […]
Adult and Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) will offer a ServSafe Sanitation Training certification class from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May 6 to May 20 at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS). Longtime educator and food specialist Alice Robinson will offer five classes for certification, and a […]
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services has reorganizedits clinical intake function at the Island Counseling Center (ICC) in order to more quickly respond to requests for counseling and medication management services, according to a press release. As of Tuesday, the regularly scheduled hours of operation to receive telephone referrals will be from 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday. Calls received […]
Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans’ Services (DVS) Coleman Nee plans to visit Martha’s Vineyard on Thursday, April 10. He will be available to talk with veterans from 10 am to noon at American Legion Post #257 at 34 William Street in Vineyard Haven. Mr. Nee, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Operation […]