Saturday, September 19, 2020

Community Notes

Edgartown spelling bee winners

Edgartown School students packed the gymnasium on Thursday, Feb. 12, to cheer on their classmates as they competed in the annual Edgartown School spelling bee. The competitors were Daniel Serpa, Hannah Tate-Arena, Nick Reed,...

Mental health grants available from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation

A press release from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation announced that the foundation is now accepting inquiries for its 2015 mental health grant cycle through the foundation’s online grants portal. Organizations located in...

Community note: Workshop March 13 on managing conflict in the workplace

Updated 10 am, March 9 to reflect rescheduled timeThe Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program will sponsor a workshop on managing conflict in the workplace, designed to provide participants with improved skills to work and communicate...

Community note: Center for the Visual Arts announces grant program

The Martha’s Vineyard Center for the Visual Arts (MVCVA) will be accepting grant applications from Island artists until April 1. This is the fourth year that MVCVA has provided grant opportunities designed to aid...

Island Entertainment at Ocean View raises $5,100 for Vineyard Committee on Hunger

The Family to Family Holiday Food Distribution Program, a service of the Vineyard Committee on Hunger, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, recently announced a donation of $5,100 from the Island Entertainment at the Ocean View...

High school science and engineering fair on Saturday

Martha’s Vineyard Regional HIgh School’s annual science and engineering fair takes place on Saturday, Feb. 7, in the cafeteria. The fair opens to the public at 11:15 am. Students will present their projects to judges...

"Food for Fines" food drive at Vineyard Haven Public Library

Throughout the month of February, the Vineyard Haven library will be holding a "Food for Fines" food drive. During this time, library patrons may offset overdue fines by donating current canned goods or healthy...

Coast Guard Aux offers GPS course for mariners

The Martha’s Vineyard detachment of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a two-week GPS for Mariners course, 6 pm to 8 pm, Wednesdays, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18, at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High...

Owen Porterfield wins Tisbury School geography bee

Tisbury School eighth grader Owen Porterfield claimed victory in the 2015 Tisbury School geography bee on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Owen correctly answered "Kenya" to the question, "National Geographic explorer Shivani Bhalla works with warriors...

Fewer tax forms at Martha’s Vineyard libraries

Many Islanders visit public libraries during the tax season to get copies of the forms and instructions they need to prepare a tax return. This year public libraries on Martha’s Vineyard have been notified that due...

Announcing Martha’s Vineyard’s newly formed Memory Café

The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living and the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard announced the formation of the Memory Café, known as “The Thursday Club at the Y,” which will kick off with an open...

Poetry contest seeking submissions

The Corporal Jeffrey M. Lucey Cape Cod Chapter 041 Veterans for Peace is taking entries for its 20th annual “Voices of Peace” Poetry Contest. The contest, supported by funds from the Arts Foundation of...

Births

Stella Josephine Friedman Kealee Rainaud and Alex Friedman of Edgartown announce the birth of a daughter, Stella Josephine Friedman, on Jan. 14, 2015, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Stella weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. She joins...

Island Coalition offers nutrition workshops for high school students

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS), Island Grown Schools (IGS), and Vineyard Nutrition have teamed up to offer a series of nutrition workshops for high school students in January. The workshops, led by Josh...

ACE MV will hold walk-in winter registration on Friday

Adult and Community Education of MV (ACE MV) will hold its walk-in winter registration at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School front entrance lobby from 5 to 6:30 pm on Friday, January 16. The...

FSU and ACE MV offer Island students scholarships for social justice project

The MV Local Cultural Council of Adult and Community Education of MV (ACE MV) has made limited scholarship funds available for social justice projects to students enrolled in “Arts, Education, and Social Justice,” a...

The Center for New Learning will open Jan. 31

The Center for New Learning Martha's Vineyard (CNL MV) is a new, Island-grown supplemental education center. According to a press release, the CNL MV will offer one-on-one instruction to best suit students' individual learning...

Chicken Alley Thrift Shop will close for maintenance

The Chicken Alley Thrift Shop will be closed Friday, Jan. 23, to Saturday, Feb. 7, for building maintenance. Leading up to the closing date, the shop will not be accepting donations, and everything in...

Commonwealth eBook Collection now available through Martha’s Vineyard libraries

This month the CLAMS library network became one of the first networks in the state to provide library cardholders with access to the Commonwealth eBook Collection, a new resource that will provide e-books and other...

Music Together returns for the winter

Music Together, the national program that teaches musical language to children under 6 years old, returns for its 10-week winter session on Tuesday, Jan. 6. At Music Together, parents and children sing, dance, and...