Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Chilmark: The season has begun

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Congratulations are in order this week. Congratulations to Phylis Meras, who just turned 91. The other morning I was so happy to see her turning the corner from Music Street to Middle Road. I...

Edgartown: 20 on the 20th

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I can’t believe that we are already in the third week of May. I’m thinking that the gray, windy weather is playing games with me, but it still feels more like March to me....

Gardening with kids

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Ava Castro is the preschool farm-to-school educator at Island Grown Schools (IGS), one of the first programs of the Island Grown Initiative (IGI), a community nonprofit dedicated to creating a resilient and sustainable food...

West Tisbury: A gift I never tired of

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I have felt a mixture of sadness and gratitude all week since Tony Cordray died. Opening a box of eggs from Flying Skunk Farm has been a daily gift of the most delicious-tasting eggs...

Aligning ourselves

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Through the West Tisbury library, year-rounder Shanta Gabriel is offering an intriguing new eight-week class series, “Building Wellness through the Chakras.” She is an author and teacher who has been an energy healer for...

Tisbury: Make sure your vote counts

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Heard on Main Street: Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving. If you find meditation helpful, you may want to take advantage of the Island Insight Meditation Community. Their current Zoom...

This Was Then: Selim Mattar’s Dreamland

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Brothers Selim and Meek Mattar immigrated to the U.S. as teenagers, about 1890. They were natives of the city of Beirut, then part of the Ottoman Empire, and today the capital of Lebanon, but...

Cribbage Results

The Vineyard Cribbage Club met on Wednesday to play our favorite game at the American Legion Hall in Edgartown.  We play six games, with two points for a win, and three points for a skunk...

Births

Abraão Schnayder O. Stuart Liemaira Stuart and Dickyson Stuart of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a son, Abraão Schnayder O. Stuart, on May 13, 2022, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Abraão weighed 5 pounds, 4...

Academic honors

Falmouth Academy Head of School list Emma Bena of Chilmark Cian Davis of Chilmark Gabriel Murray of Chilmark Oona Carroll of Edgartown Russell Schaeffer of Edgartown Penelope Thornton of Edgartown Wyatt Thornton of Edgartown Holden Brew of Vineyard Haven Carly Coggins of Vineyard...

Aquinnah: Why does the winter drag on?

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Memorial Day is just around the corner, but you wouldn’t know from the perpetual wind tunnel we are living in these days. I didn’t think it was possible for more debris to fall into...

Births

Andrew Thomas Sherman Jr. Jasmine Sherman and Andrew Sherman of Aquinnah announce the birth of a son, Andrew Thomas Sherman Jr., on May 4, 2022, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Andrew weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces.  Taylor...

Chilmark General Store opening for the season

The beloved Chilmark General Store is opening on Friday, May 13, for their regular season. The opening of the Island establishment, which draws many locals, visitors, and worldwide celebrities alike to enjoy delicious pizza...

Get your garden started

On four spring Fridays, the West Tisbury library and Island Grown Initiative will be collaborating to make take-home container garden kits for the public. Giveaways will be in the library parking lot on the...

Unitarian Universalist Society fundraiser

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha’s Vineyard offers an online fundraiser from Friday, May 13, through Sunday, May 22.  There are many items to bid on in this online auction, including jewelry, two tickets to...

Applications open for MVM scholarship

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum (MVM) recently announced applications for the 2022 “Whale of an Idea” scholarship — a business startup pitch competition for young aspiring entrepreneurs.  The scholarship was established in 2019 to provide financial...

Cribbage Results

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The Vineyard Cribbage Club met with 22 players on Wednesday evening at the American Legion Hall for another fun evening of cribbage. The results are as follows:  First place, Colin Evanson with a 13/6 +102...

Dogcharmer: My dog was attacked by another dog

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Hello,   I have a situation my friend said you might be able to help me with. My dog was attacked by a large pit bull. I’m wondering if he’ll ever get over it.  Thank you, Mary Ann Dear...

Edgartown: Little bits of normalcy

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The calendar says mid-May. I know it does. But this weather? It has winter written all over it. What is with this wind and chill in the air? It’s got me all mixed up...