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Plant sales are springing up

It’s the season for getting gardens started, and there are plant sales coming up all around the Island. The Oak Bluffs School’s annual plant sale begins Thursday and continues Friday, May 20, from 9:45 to...

MOAA grants scholarship to Jessie Diabaj

A total of $14,000 went to three high school seniors from Cape Cod and the Islands on May 7. Cape Cod Chapter, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), chose graduating high school seniors with...

Lagoon Pond beach clean-up

Join the neighborhood as they clean up Lagoon Pond on Saturday, May 21, from 10 am to 12 pm, with a rain date of Sunday, May 22. Bags are provided in Vineyard Haven at...

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...

Charlotte Inn achieves Forbes recognition

The Charlotte Inn in Edgartown has been named a four-star hotel in the Forbes Travel Guide’s 2022 Star Awards. The travel guide is a world-renowned authority and the only global rating system for luxury hotels,...

Ring in spring with the Garden Club

Now that spring has finally arrived on-Island, the Martha’s Vineyard Garden Club is blooming with exciting happenings that the community can take part in. Club member Andrea Rogers will kick off the season of programs...

MVY Radio ‘Night Out for Nonprofits’

MVY Radio is hosting the second annual Night Out for Nonprofits at the P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, May 7.  The event was first held in 2019, and celebrates organizations and people who...

Garden competition introduces judges

The 1st Annual Martha’s Vineyard Islandwide Garden Competition, opening June 1 and continuing through July 31, 2022, has announced judges for the upcoming event. Donna Arold, board member and vice president of communications for the...

Author Ben Shattuck follows in Thoreau’s footsteps

Ben Shattuck, author of the newly released “Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau,” will give an author talk at the West Tisbury library on Tuesday, May 17, at 4:30 pm.  He will...

‘Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America’

The exhibit “Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America'' made its North American debut earlier this month at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Visitors have until May 8 to check it out; a smaller...

May at the Chilmark library

Next Saturday, May 7, at 2 pm, the Chilmark library hosts Writing for Young People, a monthly virtual group where writers share their work, critique and discuss favorite books in the marketplace — older...

Becoming a natural neighbor

On Saturday, May 7, at 1 pm, join the West Tisbury library for a talk with Natural Neighbors program director Angela Luckey. The Natural Neighbors program promotes conservation of Martha’s Vineyard’s flora and fauna...

Annual Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA

On Saturday, April 30, from 1 to 4 pm, the YMCA hosts its annual Healthy Kids Day, encouraging families to take a moment to help kids be kids and set them up for a...

Gearing up for the West Tisbury School musical

The West Tisbury School will put on their annual musical April 29 and April 30, from 7 to 8:30 pm, and May 1 at 2 pm. Kids of all ages from the school will...

Community poetry reading

West Tisbury poet laureate Tain Leonard-Peck is hosting a community poetry reading at the West Tisbury library on Sunday, April 24, at 2 pm. The event features community members reading their own poems and...

30th annual beach cleanup

Join fellow Islanders out on the beach on Saturday, April 23, from 10 am to 12 pm, for the 30th annual Earth Day beach cleanup with the Vineyard Conservation Society. It’s a fun-filled day...

Family to Family Holiday Food Baskets

The Vineyard Committee on Hunger’s Family to Family food distribution event is coming up on Friday, April 15, from 2 to 3 pm. The organization will be giving out holiday food baskets to those...