Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Community Notes

Union Chapel celebrates 150 years

A trip to Union Chapel is a special summer event, and this year the chapel enters into a new season celebrating its 150th anniversary and its completely rebuilt and restored 1924 Austin organ. A...

Tisbury School Recognition Day and graduation

The Tisbury School conducted recognition ceremonies for fifth to eighth graders recently. In addition to recognizing graduating eighth grade students individually for their contribution to the school community, the following special awards were presented...

What’s happening on the Fourth of July

The activities this year for Fourth of July still look a little bit different in the wake of COVID. With many children not vaccinated and businesses proceeding with caution, many of the larger events...

Sail MV will present Cronkite Award to Alison Shaw

Sail Martha’s Vineyard (Sail MV) will present the Walter Cronkite Award to local artist and photographer Alison Shaw. The presentation will be made Thursday, July 8, at Sail MV’s signature annual event, this year...

Students shine at this year’s Art of Conservation exhibit

In 2014, the Vineyard Conservation Society launched an art contest to encourage Island high school students to deepen their connections with nature through their artistic skills and talents. According to a press release from...

Wanted: Island musicians

The Vineyard Haven Band is one of the oldest continuously operating bands in the United States. COVID-19 delayed their beginning this year, giving the band the opportunity to invite interested musicians to join them...

Two Island students among winners in poetry contest

This is the 26th year of the Voices of Peace Poetry Contest sponsored by the Veterans For Peace (VFP), Cpl. Jeffrey M. Lucey Chapter 041, Cape Cod. The organization salutes all writers who submitted...

Martha’s Vineyard Bank welcomes new residential loan officer

Martha’s Vineyard Bank recently welcomed William Wishart to the bank’s residential loan team. Wishart’s experience in residential lending and real estate spans three decades and includes lending, sales and development, according to a press release...

NAMI MV announces photography winners

The “This Is What Mental Health Looks Like to Me Contest” sponsored by NAMI MV recently announced the winners of the photography contest. Dawn Keeling Combra won first place in the adult division. She wrote:...

Music on the patio

Every Wednesday in June, July, and August the Chilmark library hosts Patio Music, with socially distanced music outdoors on the patio and lawn at the library beginning at 6 pm. Seating is limited, so...

Chilmark library hosts author talk

The Chilmark library hosts an author talk with Janice P. Nimura about her latest book, “The Doctors Blackwell” on Saturday, June 26, at 6 pm on Zoom. According to a press release from the library,...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Blooming Bids for Kids returns to the Field Gallery

After a year off due to COVID-19, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands (BBBS) will once again host Blooming Bids for Kids at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury on...

Pet project

Teens can get together at the West Tisbury library to make toys and beds for local pets in need. This year's summer reading theme is “Tails and Tales,” and the young adult room at...

Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation announces teaching project grants

Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation recently announced its Celebrate the Art of Teaching Project Grants, which are meant to support educators in the areas of social and emotional learning, diversity, equity and inclusion, and...

New storybook walk at Sheriff’s Meadow

“Everyone Poops” by Taro Gomi, the bestselling picture book that became an unexpected classic, will be the next book on display in the storybook walk at Sheriff’s Meadow Sanctuary in Edgartown this month. The...

Learn about a career in child care

Join Kim D'Arcy and Joanne Lambert from M.V. Community Services come together in an event to help viewers discover how to start a career in early childhood education as a family child care provider....

Unitarian Universalists screen documentaries on voter suppression

The documentary films “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote” and “Suppressed 2021” will be screened via Zoom on May 23 and again on May 24 for the Vineyard community, according to a press release from...

Mediation program offers ‘Productive Conversations’ course

In a series of conversations hosted by the M.V. Mediation Program, you’ll learn about conflict resolution, reflect on family conflict history, and learn conflict resolution tools to use as a family. This program is...

Plant sales are popping up

The Grey Barn hosts a veggie starts and seedlings sale this weekend for Mother’s Day. Meet vegetable farmers and get some tips with your gardening questions, and take home certified organic starts for your...

Beginner chess for everyone

The Chilmark library hosts a beginner’s chess class for all ages online Tuesday, May 11, at 6 pm. Chess instructor Glenn Davison, a member of the Massachusetts Chess Association and the U.S. Chess Federation, will...
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