Community Notes

Y indoor Triathlon attracted a big field

The YMCA’s annual winter indoor triathlon, Live Love Tri, held on Saturday, March 28, attracted 65 entrants, the most participants in four years of the event. The triathletes helped raise more than $8,000. “It was...

VCS launches children’s Island Adventure program

This spring and summer, Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) is reaching out to Island youth with a new outdoor adventure. According to a press release, the VCS Island Adventure is designed to be a catalyst...

Stop and Shop supports local hunger relief

Stop and Shop Store Manager Mary McEvoy recently presented checks from the company’s Food for Friends fundraising program to Leslie Clapp from the Martha's Vineyard Center For Living. According to a press release, Stop and...

The Boathouse Foundation donates $25,000 to the Y

For­ the fifth consecutive year, the Boathouse Foundation, a philanthropic unit of the Boathouse Club of Edgartown, presented a check for $25,000 to the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard on March 27. Boathouse officials visited the...

Charter School students travel to the State House for Ag Day

After working with Island Grown Schools (IGS) and the Island’s state representative, Tim Madden, to draft legislation to support farm-to-school efforts in Massachusetts, Charter School students traveled recently to the State House to participate...

Martha’s Vineyard Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, April 21

This spring, the American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make a difference in the lives of patients by giving blood on Tuesday, April 21, at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs from...

Learn more about the Common Core

On Saturday, April 4, at 2 pm, the Vineyard Haven Public Library will host a talk and book signing with Kay Scheidler, author of the new book Standards Matter: The Why and What of...

Beacon of Hope Church holds first Founder’s Day

Forty members of the new Beacon of Hope (BOH) Church gathered to sign covenants of membership at their Founder’s Day celebration on Sunday, March 29. According to a press release, the church proclaimed “that they...

Fabric de-stash time at Oak Bluffs library

This month, the Oak Bluffs library is hosting a craft-supply recycling program, “Yarn and Fabric De-Stash,” designed to help Islanders accomplish some spring cleaning while finding a new home for unwanted fabric and yarn....

Living Local Harvest Festival seeks volunteers for fundraising opportunity

The Living Local Harvest Festival is currently inviting Island youth in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade to apply for the festival’s annual community volunteer project. Interested students who are looking to fundraise for an...

M.V. Healthy Aging Task Force to host Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) workshop

To meet the needs of Island elders that want to age in their home for as long as possible, the Martha’s Vineyard Healthy Aging Task Force is hosting a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) workshop...

Prescribed fire planned for Long Point Wildlife Refuge

The Trustees of Reservations is planning a prescribed fire at Long Point Wildlife Refuge in West Tisbury this spring, sometime before June 30. According to a press release, the dates of the prescribed burn...

Volunteers needed for Bike MS: Ride the Vineyard

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is currently seeking volunteers for the 26th annual Bike MS: Ride the Vineyard event on Saturday, May 2. The annual event attracts hundreds of cyclists who embark on one...

Felix Neck welcomes a new education assistant

Mass Audubon at Felix Neck welcomes Alexandra (Ally) Ferland to the Felix Neck staff. Ally is Felix Neck’s new education assistant, and will work closely with Josey Kirkland, education coordinator, to provide nature education...

To the rescue: First aid at the Y

One of the great things about the Vineyard (one of the many) is the sense of community we share. Sounds very Mayberry, I know. But what do we have if we don’t help one...

Island landscapers get up to snuff on new fertilizer regs

The daylong course provided valuable information and the required certification needed to apply fertilizer on Martha’s Vineyard.

RISE Dance Company recognized at the American Dance Awards

Vineyard dancers ages 5 through 16 from RISE Vineyard Performing Arts performed over 25 pieces of choreography at the American Dance Awards competition on March 14 and 15. The group began preparing back in...

Mill Brook watershed study update is on tap Tuesday

The West Tisbury Mill Brook watershed management planning committee will hold a public forum at 5:30 pm, Tuesday, March 24, in the West Tisbury public library to provide an update on the committee’s study...

Annual Farmers’ Brunch

Join Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard for their annual Farmers’ Brunch this Sunday, March 15, from 9 am to noon at the Chilmark Community Center. Four speakers, including Eric Glasgow of Grey Barn​, Jan Buhrman...

Island Scoutmaster given district’s “Oscar”

On March 7, Island Scoutmaster Jamie Craig was awarded an “Oscar” by the Cape and Islands District of the Boy Scouts of America. Generally, six awards are given out for all of the Cape...