Home 2010 August

Monthly Archives: August 2010

Do most gallery owners want to be artists?

Zita Cousens, owner Cousen Rose Gallery: There are gallery owners who are artists, but many (and this would include me) who purely enjoy the art of selling.

Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society celebrates 40

The Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society concludes its 40th anniversary summer with its fifth and final concert this Monday and Tuesday, August 9 and 10.

Campaign against human trafficking in Oak Bluffs

This Sunday evening, August 8, the Not For Sale Campaign will give a compelling, one-hour presentation on human trafficking, specifically the sex-slave industry, at the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle.

Senator O’Leary and Representative Madden oppose gambling bill

State lawmakers passed a gambling bill Saturday, that calls for three destination, resort-style casinos and two licenses for slot machines at racetracks.

Wind turbine siting law now becalmed, passed in last minutes of House session

A proposal to streamline the development of wind turbine projects — hailed by supporters as a boon for clean energy and lambasted by critics as a giveaway to developers — came one procedural vote short of making its way to the governor.

There’s more to the LCB dog story

This letter was written in response to a letter, "Don't let careless dog owners ruin the fun," by Vivien Stein, published July 29.

West Tisbury Bell Choir performs on Chappy ferry

The West Tisbury Handbell Choir boarded the Chappy Ferry, the On Time, last Friday evening for Bells On Time: A Floating Concert.


"The country has evidently arrived at a point in its legal culture where no negative consequences seem to exist for making false or misleading claims to sell wind energy and take your property rights.

Menemsha and Nashaquitsa Ponds reopened to shellfishing

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) last Thursday opened all of Menemsha and Nashaquitsa ponds to shellfishing.

Let’s ask about wind factories’ effects on birds and sea creatures

I am looking forward with great interest to attending the Wind Energy Forum sponsored by POINT on August 8.

Noteworthy events

On Wednesday, August 11, the Polly Hill Arboretum (PHA) will host their annual David H.

Vineyard Playhouse benefits from Hollywood gala

Last Sunday, August 1, distinguished film director Doug Liman opened his 18th century historic Chilmark homestead for a gala to benefit the Vineyard Playhouse.

New chapter for West Tisbury library

Some of West Tisbury's finest talent was on proud display on Sunday evening at "Library After Hours.

To a Lady with Attitude

this half-built nest on Crystal Lake.

A ballad at Owen Park

The Vineyard Haven Band performed their third of four concerts at Owen Park last Sunday evening, August 1 .

Panel discussion will consider pressure on the court from national debates

"Political challenges influencing (or not) those serving on the bench" is the topic of a panel discussion Wednesday August 11 from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, organized to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Martha's Vineyard Mediation Program.

No News Department: Nothing going on with Back Alley’s

Back Alley's, its billboard still featuring posters and advertisements, remains vacant.

Fishing adventure provides some important lessons

When you are far out at sea, on a boat dead in the water, and the Coast Guard radio operator advises you to secure all hatches, put on life vests and asks for a checklist of safety gear, that's the time to worry.

State business gauges shows signs of feeble recovery

State House News Service — Three economic indexes out Tuesday morning contained discouraging news for the state's economy, reflecting three straight months of diminished home sales activity and significant erosion of employer and consumer optimism.

Aquinnah selectman to meet with tribal council over beach path

The narrow, sandy path that is the subject of a scheduled meeting Saturday between a representative of the Aquinnah selectmen and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) tribal council leads to Lobsterville Beach and Vineyard Sound.