Thursday, January 20, 2022

Community Notes

Web design and more at the West Tisbury library

This weekend, on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 10:15 am, ballerina Miss Shannon leads children through a Nutcracker-themed Ballet and Books event. All are invited to join in on Zoom for this class that includes...

Laurel Redington wins broadcasting awards

MVY Radio's Laurel Redington has won two Massachusetts Broadcasters Association awards for segments she produced in 2020 and 2021, according to a press release. Both segments originally aired on MVY’s Sunday morning public affairs show...

Living with the land at Felix Neck

Head to Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary on Friday, Nov. 26, from 10 am to 2 pm, and take part in the 40th annual Felix Neck Fall Festival: “Living with the Land.” Admission to the event...

Genealogy programs at the Oak Bluffs library

The Oak Bluffs Public Library announces that five additional presentations on researching genealogy have been added to their programming line-up. Led by certified genealogy professional Eric Migdal, each monthly presentation focuses on different aspects...

Seed Collection Day

On Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10:30 am to 12 pm, the M.V. Community Seed Library Group will host a Seed Collection Day at the West Tisbury library. Visit the library to “return” the seeds...

March of the Living offers scholarships for Jewish heritage trip

When a high school student asks “What’s Auschwitz?” you know there’s a lot of history to teach, notes a press release from the New England Friends of March of the Living (MOTL). This month commemorates...

Keep it tidy with the library

Beginning Saturday, Nov. 6, enjoy a “Spark Joy” pre-recorded webinar presented by Shannon Huneycutt, certified KonMari consultant. “Learn the KonMari philosophy and guiding principles needed to tidy once and for all and spark joy...

Pianist David Stanwood at the West Tisbury library

The West Tisbury library offers a live, in-person performance by pianist David Stanwood on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 4 pm. Join them for a late afternoon of “gentle piano improvisations and calming musical reflections...

Island Autism Group welcomes new board members

Island Autism Group (IAG) welcomed three new board members recently. Amy Houghton has much experience working with and for nonprofits, as well as organizations in both the public and private sectors. Russell Maloney brings...

New York School poets come to Chilmark

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, the Chilmark library hosts “The New York Poets with Jill Jupen” at 4 pm. The New York School of poetry began around 1960 in New York City and included poets...

Heidi Stevenson joins Sterling Insurance Group

Sterling Insurance Group recently hired Heidi Stevenson, formerly of MV Insurance. Stevenson began her career in insurance in 1993 with Plymouth Rock Assurance and has been an agent on Martha’s Vineyard since 1998. Over...

Time for Red Stocking Fund applications

The Red Stocking Fund has a long history of helping families make it through the holiday season. Back in 1938 a group of friends knit red stockings with the idea of filling them with...

Fall art classes at Sense of Wonder

The Sense of Wonder Creations Studio announces its 31st year of continuing its educational programs, projects, and collaborations. Fall art classes will begin the week of Nov. 15 for four weeks this fall. Classes...

Ask the experts at Fossil Day

This year the Island celebrates National Fossil Day 2021 outdoors at the Tabernacle on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 6 pm. Tables full of specimens and information from collectors near and far will...

MVRHS students recognized as Commended Students

Two Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) seniors, Harding Eville and Samuel Fetters, have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). There are approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the U.S....

Condé Nast Traveler recognizes Nobnocket Boutique Inn

Condé Nast Traveler recently announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, with Nobnocket Boutique Inn in Vineyard Haven ranked as the #16 hotel in the Northeast. More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler...

Martha’s Vineyard Museum hosts Appraisal Day with Skinner Inc.

Skinner Auction House is coming back to the museum for another day of exciting appraisals on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 am to 3 pm. According to a press release from the museum, items...

Island Autism hosts special needs planning webinar

Island Autism hosts an informational webinar on Special Needs Planning with attorney Fred Misilo, chair of the trust and estate department of Fletcher Tilton, a regional law firm with offices in Boston, Framingham, Providence,...

Keynote talk for Climate Prep Week

The Oak Bluffs library is offering free registration to a book discussion that is part of Climate Preparedness Week, which is organized by Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW), the Massachusetts Library System, and...

A call for social change

The Chilmark library hosts author Jill Iscol who will speak about her book, “Hearts on Fire: Stories of Today’s Visionaries Igniting Idealism into Action,” on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 5 pm. Iscol wrote “Hearts...