Martha’s Vineyard community notes


Bridge club results

Nancy Cabot and partner Carol Whitmarsh took first place at the Thursday, March 22, Island Bridge Club competition. The Ency Fokos and Robert Fokos team took second and Gail Farrish and Patsy McCornack came in third.

Five and a half tables tables were in play.

The ACBL-sanctioned Island Bridge Club duplicate competition is held Thursday evenings at 7 pm at the Up-Island Council on Aging Howes House in West Tisbury. Players needing a partner are urged to telephone 508-693-3758 by noon on Wednesday for assistance. The cost is $5 a session.

Edgartown Library public forum

Edgartown residents will have two opportunities prior to town meeting to hear about plans for a new public library and ask questions. The Library Trustees and Building Committee will hold a public forum at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 3, in the Old Whaling Church and a second forum at 7 pm, Thursday, April 5, in the Edgartown School.

Fresh Air Fund Day

In recognition of The Fresh Air Fund’s 136th summer of bringing together New York City children and volunteer host families in Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick proclaimed March 20th “Fresh Air Fund Day.”

“This year, we are looking for new host families in Cape Cod to celebrate our 136th anniversary and give youngsters a summertime break from the sometimes dangerous city streets,” Jenny Morgenthau, executive director of The Fresh Air Fund said in a press release.

The independent, not-for-profit organization, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million inner-city children since 1877, according to a press release. For more information about becoming a volunteer host, call Cheryll Sashin at 508-696-6421, or The Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003 or visit

Money available

The Charity Committee of the Rotary Cub of Martha’s Vineyard still has funds available for nonprofit and charitable organizations. To apply for a donation mail requests to: Charity Committee, M.V. Rotary Club, PO Box 1951, Edgartown, MA 02539.