Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Community Notes

Declutter your life

Join decluttering expert and self-admitted recovering slob, Dana K. White, as she offers tips and tricks for organizing and managing your home, office, or living space.  The Oak Bluffs library hosts this informational Zoom session...

Masked and unmasked at the West Tisbury library

Masks are now optional inside the West Tisbury library during normal business hours. The library will also be offering special “masked hours” on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 to 10 am. All patrons over...

‘Dirt’ returns to the Island

John Morello’s one-man show “Dirt” returns to the Island for a free community event on Thursday, March 10, at 6:30 pm, at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center.  “Dirt” is presented by...

Adopt a pet from Sandy Paws Rescue

Last week was National Adoption Week, and Sandy Paws Rescue, along with other rescues across the county, wants to draw attention to all of the pets available for adoption right now.  Sandy Paws Rescue is...

Falmouth Academy announces science and engineering fair winners

Falmouth Academy has announced the Vineyard winners of their annual science and engineering fair, now in its 34th year, that took place on Feb. 17.  A press release from the academy states that the fair...

Martha’s Vineyard Islandwide garden competition announced

The MV Times and shances.com sponsor the 1st Annual Martha’s Vineyard Islandwide Garden Competition, opening June 1 and continuing through July 31, 2022.  The shovels are out and the gloves are on in this battle...

Rise Vineyard Performing Arts wins big at StarQuest

Dancers from the Rise Vineyard Performing Arts Dance Company traveled to Providence, R.I., on Feb. 11 to 13 to present 30 pieces of choreography for adjudication and critique at the 2022 StarQuest dance competition.  The...

Islanders selected for Southeast Massachusetts District Band Festival

Four Martha's Vineyard Band students were accepted to perform in the Southeast Massachusetts District Band Festival after a rigorous audition process, according to a release from West Tisbury School band director Katie Cademartori. Cassidy...

Polly Hill hiring summer interns

The Polly Hill Arboretum is offering internship opportunities to students interested in pursuing careers in ornamental horticulture, public horticulture, and related fields. According to a press release, summer horticulture interns participate in all aspects of...

Edgartown School spelling bee results

On Thursday, Feb. 17, the Edgartown School resumed its annual tradition of the Edgartown School Spelling Bee. The following 12 students represented their homerooms: Harlow Hannah, Demyen Heile, Damon Reed, Cameron Stanton, Desmond Moore,...

March programs at the Chilmark library

There are a number of fun and educational programs available through the Chilmark library in the month of March.  On Tuesday, March 1, at 7 pm, Author Molly Peacock will discuss balancing female creativity and...

MVY Radio hosts panel series on housing crisis

Every Monday in March, MVY Radio, in partnership with the Dukes County Health Council and the Coalition to Create the MV Housing Bank will host a series of panel discussions focusing on the housing...

Vineyard Haven library honors Black History Month with film series on Kanopy

In honor of Black History Month, the Island libraries’ streaming video provider Kanopy has curated a collection of films that offer various perspectives on the Black experience in the U.S. According to a press...

Poetry contest at the Chilmark library

Martha’s Vineyard poet laureate Jill Jupen and other Island poet laureates are hosting a poetry contest to foster and encourage participation in the local poetry community. Folks will be able to win non-tiered cash...

Diabetes support group

The Tisbury Senior Center invites members of the public to participate in a diabetes support group on Monday, Feb. 14, starting at 1 pm. The live event allows folks with diabetes to learn about...

The Cape Cod Foundation offers scholarships available to Island students

The Cape Cod Foundation’s annual scholarship application process has begun. Last year, according to a press release, the foundation awarded more than $700,000 in scholarship support to local students. The organization administers almost 100...

Valentine’s at West Tisbury School benefit Harbor Homes

The West Tisbury School student council is selling candy grams with proceeds benefiting Harbor Homes. For $3 each, you can purchase a bag of sweets for your student Valentine (your student)  while helping the...

Seeds for the elderly

The Woodside Community Garden at Island Elderly Housing is a work in progress, and it has already proven to be a huge success with seniors who share the space and can enjoy rich experiences...

Online Death Café from W.T. library

On Sunday, Feb. 6, from 3 4pm, the West Tisbury Library presents a virtual Death Café via Zoom. This event will be hosted by Heather Massey, facilitator and co-founder of Massachusetts' first Death Cafe....

World affairs discussion group

The Vineyard Haven library will be virtually hosting the Great Decisions Foreign Policy discussion group this year, which will meet weekly for nine sessions. It is based on a program from the Foreign Policy...