Noteworthy events on Martha’s Vineyard


Go see a letter from your love

“I Sent A Letter To My Love” is a romantic musical written by Grammy winner Melissa Manchester and dramatist Jeffrey Sweet, based off the novel of the same name. This engaging tale of pen-names and mistaken identities is set in a gentler time in a not so far away place where three very special people share a home by the lake.

Produced by Island Theatre Workshop and directed by Kevin Ryan with music director Lisa Weiss, the show features Island favorites Martha Hudson, Melanie Chaunce, Aaron Duclos, Treather Gassman, and Crawford Scott.

It will be playing at 8 pm at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on June 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1, 5, 6 and 7. For more information, visit

Trinity Episcopal opens doors for the season

The 2012 season of Trinity Episcopal Church in Oak Bluffs, the oldest Episcopal house of worship on Martha’s Vineyard, begins this Sunday, June 17, at 9 am with the Rev. Jack C. Burton as preacher and celebrant of the Holy Eucharist.

In addition to the Rev. Burton, the other celebrants this summer are: the Rev. William Heuss on June 24 and July 1, the Rev. Tina Rathbone on July 8 and 15, the Rev. Mark Bozutti-Jones on July 22 and 29, the Rev. Stephanie Spellers on August 5 and 12, the Right Rev. John P. Streit on August 19 and 26, the Rev. Canon Edward Rodman on September 2 and 9, and the Rev. Deborah Warner on September 16 and 23.

The Right Reverend Gayle Harris, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, will also visit on August 5.

Built in 1882 by summer residents of what was then Cottage City, Trinity Church possesses an unusual series of stained glass windows pairing Christian symbols with Vineyard images. The Trinity community is known for its diversity and its doors are warmly open to all — from the deeply devout to the merely curious.

Trinity services are at 9 am. The Rev. William B. Heuss is Priest-in-charge; Wesley Brown is the organist.