Achievements

Academic honors

Falmouth Academy Head of School’s List Makenzie Luce of Oak Bluffs was inadvertently omitted from the Falmouth Academy Head of School’s List when it was published on Dec. 8. Dean’s list Tjark L Aldeborgh of Edgartown, at...

Academic honors

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Honor Roll GRADE 12 High honors: Robson Borges, Cana Courtney, Alison Daigle, Lily Davey, Emma Hall, Lena Hanschka, Julia Hart, Danielle Hopkins, Nayson Peres, Camilla Prata, James Robinson, Caroline...

Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society wins advertising awards

The Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society, headquartered in West Tisbury, garnered five awards in the 2016 Massachusetts Agricultural Fairs' Association (MAFA) Media Awards competition, which were presented during the organization’s annual meeting on Nov. 5...

Paula Lyons named to New England Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Paula Lyons of Vineyard Haven will be inducted into the New England Broadcast Association Hall of Fame on Oct. 13. According to a press release, Ms. Lyons was a nationally recognized consumer reporter for...

David McCullough to receive Saint-Gaudens Medal and Honorary Park Ranger Award

On Oct. 4, David McCullough, prizewinning author and historian and resident of West Tisbury, will receive the Saint-Gaudens Medal and the Honorary Park Ranger Award. The two awards celebrate Mr. McCullough’s success in engaging...

Riley Craig named Honor Graduate of U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps

MVRHS junior Riley Craig of Edgartown was designated the Alfa Division Honor Graduate upon completion of two weeks of basic recruit training with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. According to a press release,...

Jacob Cardoza named to play in Mass. Senior All Star game

Jacob Cardoza, 2016 Martha's Vineyard Regional High School graduate and senior captain of the MVRHS Baseball Team, was selected to play in the 39th annual Eastern Massachusetts Senior All-Star game on June 21 at...

Liz Stiving-Nichols recognized by Traditional Home magazine

Liz Stiving-Nichols, owner of Vineyard Interior Design, has been named one of the country’s 10 most notable, up-and-coming interior designers — “The New Trads.” According to a press release, Traditional Home’s panel of editor...

Tyler Moreis completes Rural Police Officer Training Program

Tyler T. Moreis of Oak Bluffs graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Artesia, N.M., on June 10, 2016. He successfully completed 15 weeks of training in the Rural Police Officer...

Len and Georgia Morris to participate in Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Local documentary filmmakers Len and Georgia Morris of Galen Films are participating in the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Forum, held June 6 to 8 in Minneapolis, Minn. The forum focuses on the work of...

All Island Junior High Band earns gold medal

On May 6, the Martha's Vineyard All Island Junior High Band, consisting of seventh and eighth grade students from across the Island, traveled to Western Massachusetts to perform at the Great East Music festival....

Frank Markwica earns professional degree

Frank M. Markwica of Sandpiper Realty recently was awarded the designation of graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI) by Massachusetts Association of Realtors President Corinne Fitzgerald. According to a press release, the GRI designation signifies...

Re/Max agents earn awards for outstanding business performance

On May 8, Doug Reece, broker and owner of Re/Max on Island in Vineyard Haven, presented annual production awards to the agents in his office. According to a press release, Helena Kirschenbaum and Perry...

Dr. Lisa Nagy speaks to NIEHS

Dr. Lisa Nagy was honored to speak at the request of Linda Birnbaum, the director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). According to a press release, Dr. Nagy, along with other...

Spindrift Dancers sweep dance competition

The Spindrift Dancers from Spindrift Studios in Edgartown traveled to Fitchburg for the Step Up 2 Dance regional dance competition on April 30, and came home with two first-place and one second-place awards. According...

Col. Smith assumes command

Lieutenant Colonel Sean M. Smith, son of Michael and Lucie Smith of Edgartown, assumed command of the Army’s Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (MARSS) Project Management Office on Jan. 29, 2016, in a...

Achievement: Graduation

Summer West Tisbury residents Judy and Malcolm Hall of Oklahoma City have announced the graduation of their son, Houston Hall, from the University of The Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. He received his Bachelor of...

Caitlyn Coogan Reynal named Teacher of the Year

Caitlyn Coogan Reynal, who graduated from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 2002, has been named Teacher of the Year at the Bensley Elementary School in Richmond, Va. Ms. Reynal, who is the daughter of...

Alex Baynes of Edgartown becomes U.S. Navy lieutenant commander

Lieut. Cdr. Alexander B. Baynes of the United States Navy was promoted to his present rank on Sept. 1. The promotion ceremony, in Monterey, Calif., was attended by his parents, Les and Judy Baynes...

Dr. Dina BenDavid named Master Facial Injector

Dina BenDavid, D.N.P., of the Center for Cosmetic Enhancement and Wellness in Edgartown, has become a Master Facial Injector through extensive advanced training with Allergan Pharmaceuticals. This certification is awarded to only the most...