Saturday, August 15, 2020

Community Notes

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...

Daffodils are here to benefit Island cancer patients

Daffodils will be available this week from the Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group’s annual ‘Daffodil Time’ fundraiser to benefit Island cancer patients in need, according to a press release. Daffodil bunches, at $10 each,...

Coming up at the Vineyard Haven library

The Vineyard Haven library has a busy week ahead, according to a press release. The Secret Lives of Lobsters presentation takes place on Sunday, March 15, at 2 pm. Jelle Atema is a sensory...

Second annual MVY Radio Night Out for Nonprofits

On Friday, March 13, the Island community is invited to the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs for the second annual MVY Radio Night Out for Nonprofits. According to a press release, the event is being...

West Tisbury library names Linda M. Chapman Fellow

The West Tisbury library announced in a press release that Alexandra Pratt has been selected to be the 2020 Linda Chapman Fellow. Pratt is currently the children’s librarian, and will move into her new...

Edgartown School names spelling bee winner

Last Wednesday, Edgartown School students filled the gym for the annual Edgartown School Spelling Bee. Eleven students represented their homerooms, according to a press release, and competed to represent the Edgartown Eagles at the...

Growing More Food, Composting More Waste

On Tuesday, March 10, at 4 pm the Island Climate Action Network will present the next in its “Climate Solutions for the Vineyard” series at the West Tisbury library, according to a press release....

MVYRadio Night Out For Nonprofits

On Friday, March 13, the Island community is invited to the P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs for the second annual "MVYRADIO Night Out For Nonprofits." After the success of last year's inaugural event, which...