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M.V. Bank announces ‘The Art of the Great Ponds’

Martha’s Vineyard Bank announced “The Art of the Great Ponds” art exhibit running from Friday, August 12, to Thursday, Sept. 1, at its Chilmark location. According to a press release, the bank “is committed to...

Tackle technology with a senior specialist

Are you a senior who needs to get more tech savvy? Island librarians have classes upcoming for you: “Tackle Technology,” on three Saturdays in August, with Paul Gentile of Senior2Senior, devoted to teaching technology...

MVFF and MVFC to premiere film on Lyme disease

“The Quiet Epidemic,” a provocative new documentary about chronic Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, will have a special preview screening on Wednesday, August 3, at the Grange Hall as part of the Martha’s Vineyard...

Old friends talk the midterm blues

Journalists Bob Drogin and Tom Hamburger will be at the Chilmark library on Wednesday, July 20, at 5 pm to discuss the midterm elections, the status of modern-day politics, and their perspectives on Washington.  Drogin...

Henna tattoos at West Tisbury library

The Community Room at the West Tisbury library will have a henna tattoo artist on Mondays at 4 pm, beginning July 18.     Henna (Lawsonia inermis) is a plant-based dye created from the henna tree, also...

Fundraiser breaks record for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters' 10th annual Blooming Bids for Kids raised more than $108,000 at the June 24 event, breaking a record of all previous fundraisers for the on-Island mentoring program.   The event brought a...

Used book sale at West Tisbury library

The annual Friends of the West Tisbury Library book sale will be back, but in a different format, location, and schedule. For those who want to continue supporting the library, there will be gently...

Archaeology and history at the Chilmark library

Author James Richardson will be at the Chilmark library on Wednesday, July 13, at 5 pm to talk about the history of the John and Experience Mayhew homesite in Chilmark. He and Richard Burt...

Friends of Sengekontacket install this year’s beach signs

Team FOS (Friends of Sengekontacket) was hard at work recently, installing this year's Carry In Carry Home poster winners along State Beach. According to a press release, each year 48 winners are selected among...

Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts 10th annual Blooming Bids for Kids

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands (BBBS) will again host Blooming Bids for Kids at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury. The one-of-a-kind evening on Friday, June 24, from 5...

M.V. Garden Club’s Blooming Art returns to the Old Mill

In celebration of art and flowers, the Martha's Vineyard Garden Club's Blooming Art event will take place at the Old Mill in West Tisbury on June 17, 18, and 19, in 2022. Admission for...

Island Grown CSA registration is open

Island Grown Initiative is ready to sign up members for its summer Community Supported Agriculture program, which will run from June 16 to Oct. 27. CSA membership, according to a press release, supports IGI’s...

Black Dog founder Capt. Robert Douglas celebrates his 90th birthday

More than 100 people spanning three generations gathered recently to celebrate the 90th birthday of Capt. Robert (“Bob”) Douglas. The party was under a decorated tent in a field next to a small pond...

Join the band

The 154th season of the Vineyard Haven Town Band is starting up. The band, one of the oldest continuously performing town bands in the country, offers free Sunday evening concerts throughout the summer.  Performances...

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 Dlabaj

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...