Thursday, July 16, 2020

Community Notes

Neighborhood Convention donates $1,000 to food programs

Because they have not held any meetings since March, the Martha's Vineyard Neighborhood Convention officers began looking for meaningful ways to contribute to the Island's immediate needs during this time of coronavirus pandemic, a...

Announcing contactless pickup from Martha’s Vineyard libraries

All six Martha’s Vineyard libraries recently announced that contactless pickup of library materials will begin the week of June 15, 2020. Library patrons will be able to request materials including books, magazines, movies, and...

Qigong with Nan Doty

The Chilmark library hosts a two-part virtual series, “Three Treasures Qigonon,” with Nan Doty on Tuesdays June 16 and 23, at 11 am. The series will focus on awareness of body, breath, and movement, according...

Writers Read and more at the West Tisbury library

Writers Read gathers on Zoom on Monday, June 8, at 7 pm. This event, led by Niki Patton, features community members reading short original prose pieces. Both fiction and nonfiction readings are welcome. Each...

Coming up at the West Tisbury library

Andy Herr will teach the first session in a five-week online Beginner Ukulele Class via Zoom, courtesy of the West Tisbury library on Thursday, June 4, at 5 pm. If you have a ukulele...

Access state virtual library events

While library buildings are closed, librarians across the commonwealth are turning to virtual community programming to ensure that residents can still participate in educational and entertaining library programs while the stay-at-home order and social...

Library offers free online music classes with Andy Herr

The West Tisbury library announces three new online class series with musician and instructor Andy Herr starting in June. These classes will meet on Zoom, and are free and open to the public. Herr...

Keep your dogs leashed on public trails

With recent increased use of Martha’s Vineyard public walking trails and beaches as a respite from COVID-19 confinement, keeping dogs leashed has become an important safety issue across the Island landscape, according to a...

Felix Neck offers second annual Youth Climate Summit

High school students, educators, and Mass Audubon staff will gather on Wednesday, May 27, and Thursday, May 28, for a Youth Climate Summit. This year’s summit will be via a virtual platform, according to...

West Tisbury library offers Death Café on Zoom

The West Tisbury library presents a virtual Death Café via Zoom on Wednesday, June 3, at 6:30 pm. This event will be hosted by facilitator and co-founder of Massachusetts' first Death Café Heather Massey...

Chilmark library offers training on osprey monitoring

The Chilmark library presents Osprey Monitoring with Felix Neck, a virtual training session on Sunday, May 31, at 12 pm with Liz Dengenis. Participants will review the history of the program, which began when...

Two weeks in Tibet

The Chilmark library hosts a presentation, “Two Weeks in Tibet: A Virtual Tour through Tibet,” on Thursday, May 14, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Valerie Sonnenthal will present a virtual slideshow and short clips...

MVRHS students achieve honorable mention at state science fair

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School had four students compete at this year’s Massachusetts State Science Fair. The students were asked to create and submit a five-minute video about their project, which was scored by...

Vineyard Trust announces public phase of campaign for 20 Landmarks in 2020

Vineyard Trust launched a new website in time to welcome donations from the Island community as part of its campaign for 20 Landmarks in 2020, according to a press release. The fundraising campaign is...

Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship announces 2020 Fellows

The Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship announces this year’s Vision Fellows. These new Fellows impressed the Vision Fellowship Grants Committee with inspirational insight, talent, passion and/or expertise in fields that are vital to the Island’s...

Virtual business class with ACE MV

ACE MV offers the virtual course Driving Success with Business Communication on five Tuesdays beginning April 28, from 6 to 7:30 pm, and the class is offered at a special price, $75.  This is a...

Health care and social services help

The Vineyard Health Care Access Program now provides services by telephone and email, according to a press release. Call 508-696-0020 and leave a message and your call will be returned. You can email info@mvhealthcareaccess.org....

Webinar for nonprofit employers

The M.V. Nonprofit Collaborative plans a webinar Thursday, April 2, from 9:30 to 11 am via Zoom Workshop for nonprofit employers addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Employment attorney Samantha Halem will lead the...

2020 Scholastic Art Award winners

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School senior Julianne Joseph won a National Silver Medal at the 2020 Scholastic Art Awards for her photograph, "Party Favor."  According to a press release, traditionally, medallists are invited to Carnegie...

Island Food Pantry receives $5,000 Client’s Choice Donation

The Island Food Pantry received a $5,000 gift from Feiner Real Estate in partial support for a new video production that will highlight the experience of food insecurity on Martha’s Vineyard, according to a...