Friday, August 12, 2022

Community Notes

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...

West Tisbury seeking poet laureate nominations

The West Tisbury library is seeking nominations for the new West Tisbury Poet Laureate for the years 2022 to 2025. The term of Spencer Thurlow, the current town poet laureate, is coming to a...

There’s a new assistant director at Polly Hill

Polly Hill Arboretum has a new curator and assistant director in Emily Ellingson, who started working with the arboretum as a curatorial intern in 2013, according to a press release. “Eight years ago, I was...

Funds for community education

Four grants have recently been awarded to Adult and Continuing Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) to support workforce education. They support ACE MV's mission to provide accessible and affordable courses and certification for...

West Tisbury library hosts everything from yoga to films to tech help

Wake up nice and early to join Jason Mazar-Kelly via the West Tisbury library for an all-levels virtual Kripalu Flow Yoga Class via Zoom on Thursday, Dec. 30, at 7:30 am. Contact wt_mail@clamsnet.org to...

Start the New Year with the Chilmark library

The Chilmark library offers folks a number of interesting, fun, and enriching opportunities for classes and events to start the new year. Saturdays, Jan. 8 and 29, at 2 pm, the library hosts Writing for...

What’s coming up at the West Tisbury library

There's no shortage of fun to be had at the West Tisbury library through the end of December. On Thursday, Dec. 23, at 7:30 am, Jason Mazar-Kelly will continue teaching an all-levels virtual  Kripalu Flow yoga...

Club for comic books

The Oak Bluffs library has announced they are bringing back their Graphic Novel Book Club starting in January. The meetings will take place via Zoom on the second Tuesday of every month at 7...

Cape Cod 5 named a top place to work

Cape Cod 5 bank was recently named one of the Top Places to Work by the Boston Globe, which recognized its workplace practices and commitment to supporting and developing its employees, in its annual...

Winter Break activities at Island libraries

Local libraries are always making sure that kids and families have fun activities to participate in during the winter break when schools are closed. The West Tisbury library hosts several events during winter break that...

Edey Foundation announces grant opportunities

The Edey Foundation, founded by the late Maitland Edey of Seven Gates Farm, announces funds available for grants to Island nonprofit organizations.  The purpose of the foundation, according to a press release, is to provide...

Book sale at Chilmark library

It’s back this year and bigger than ever: the Chilmark library’s Big Book Sale. The sale runs during regular library hours through Dec. 30, and promises to have thousands of books and DVDs at...

The Red Stocking Fund is gearing up for the holidays

For 83 years the Red Stocking Fund has been providing gifts for Island children, and this year more than 300 children will have something special to unwrap.  Because of the coronavirus, the fund is not...

Coming up at the Vineyard Haven library

There are plenty of activities for adults and families planned on the Vineyard Haven library calendar. Little Explorers Storytime happens indoors and in-person with Emily LaPierre at the Vineyard Haven library on Friday, Dec....

Wool quilts and a civil rights doc at the West Tisbury library

Filmmaker Craig Dudnick talks about his documentary, “Alice's Ordinary People” — which is available to stream anytime for free on Kanopy — via Zoom with the West Tisbury library on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at...

MVRHS teacher gains state landscaping certification

Kyle Crossland, horticulture instructor at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in Oak Bluffs, has attained the highest level of certification in the landscape profession within the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Crossland has taken and passed...

Grey Barn’s Prufrock and Bluebird cheeses win awards

The Grey Barn and Farm in Chilmark has been named among the winners at the World Cheese Awards, held in Oviedo, Spain, on Nov. 3, 2021. Thousands of entries were judged at the city’s...

Teddy Bear Suite time

Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite organizers announced recently that the holiday fundraiser, celebrating its 11th year, will spread holiday cheer with Teddies Around Town. For the second year, the bears will be part of Teddies...

Welcome to the Red House

The M.V. Community Services’ peer recovery support center is located at the Red House at 12 Beach Road in Oak Bluffs. The Red House serves as a safe place for those seeking help with...

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...