Saturday, September 19, 2020

Community Notes

Community Note: Gleaners celebrate a bountiful year

Finding, and distributing fresh produce that would have otherwise gone to waste

Community Note: Chanukah starts on Tuesday, Dec. 16

Polishing the menorah. Getting ingredients for potato latkes (pancakes) and sweet jelly donuts. A box of prettily-colored candles. Small presents, maybe. Preparing for Chanukah, which arrives on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at sunset. Chanukah is the holiday...

John Early named to receive Spirit of the Vineyard award

Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard announced on Monday that it has selected John Early of West Tisbury to receive the 2014 Spirit of the Vineyard Award at a ceremony scheduled at 2 pm, at the...

High school students make art out of beach trash

After a recent beach clean-up, the  members of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) “MVironment Club”  were inspired to raise awareness for the need to keep our beaches clean. Club members Maddy Moore,...

Mansion House donates $1,000 to Island Food Pantry

The Mansion House recently announced that it has donated $1,000 to the Island Food Pantry following a successful Health Club membership campaign. The Mansion House Health Club offered $18 to the Food Pantry for...

Community Note: Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival gives back

The Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival (MVF&WF) closed its four-day run with check presentations to its beneficiaries, Island Grown Schools (IGS) and the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s (MVAS) Farmers Program. The Festival presented...

ACE MV launches first ever annual appeal

Sam Hart, the executive director of Adult and Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV), recently announced the launch of the nonprofit’s first-ever annual appeal for donations. “The Island town governments and the residents of...

Island Housing Trust celebrates three new affordable apartments

The Island Housing Trust (IHT) celebrated the recent completion of three new Sepiessa rental apartments with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday. The apartments, at 12 Clam Point Road in West Tisbury, were designed by...

Massachusetts House of Representatives honors Jean Dupon

The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently honored Vineyard Haven restaurateur Jean Dupon. At a ceremony at Le Grenier on October TK, the last night the restaurant was open, Mr. Dupon was awarded a certificate...

MVRHS students shine a new light on engineering challenge

Teams competed to design the most efficient lightbulb-changing devices.

Dr. Andrew L. Warshaw of Boston and Chilmark installed as 95th president of the...

Chilmark seasonal resident Andrew L. Warshaw, surgeon-in-chief emeritus at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the W. Gerald Austen Distinguished Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Boston, was installed as the new President of...

Engagement

Alexandra Cory Mariani & Jesse Douglas Fogg Alexandra Cory Mariani of Scarsdale, New York, and Jesse Douglas Fogg of Edgartown have announced their engagement. Alexandra is the daughter of Paul and Cory Mariani of Scarsdale,...

Jo Ann Murphy named Veteran Service Officer of the Year

Jo Ann Murphy, Dukes County’s Director of Veterans Services for 13 years, received the Massachusetts Veteran Service Officer of the Year Award in a ceremony on October 27. Ms. Murphy was selected for the...

Martha’s Vineyard CROP Hunger Walk

The 24th annual MV CROP Hunger Walk is this Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 pm. Registration begins at 1:30 pm at St. Augustine’s Church, on Franklin Street in Vineyard Haven. Help raise money and...

Adams scholarship winners

Forty-one seniors at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School qualified to receive a 2015 John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, the state’s largest merit-based scholarship program. The scholarship provides free tuition for up to eight semesters...

ACE MV announces third year of Yoga Teacher Training

Adult and Community Education of MV (ACE MV) will be collaborating with the Yoga Barn in West Tisbury once again to offer a nine-weekend, 200-hour intensive and comprehensive yoga teacher training, starting this Friday,...

Bain Capital group donates wheelchairs to Island veterans

Thanks to a recent donation by Bain Capital employees, 10 wheelchairs will be available free for Island veterans who need them, either for home use or at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. The group of about 100...

Pigs for a purpose

Sixty people gathered on Saturday, October 4, at the Tisbury Spring Building to celebrate Hope Strengthens Foundation's 2nd Annual Roast & Raise. The event featured a classic pig roast where friends and families gathered...

Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish community begins a new year with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah Wednesday, Sept. 24. Rosh Hashanah, Hebrew for “Head of the Year,” lasts through the first and second days of the month of...