Friday, July 1, 2022

Community Notes

Cuba Travel Committee presentation with Pam and Nat Benjamin

On Monday, June 8, from 5 to 6:30 pm, at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School library, the Cuba Travel Committee of ACE MV will hold a presentation about a recent journey to Cuba...

All-Island Elementary Orchestra Spring Concert

Last Thursday evening the All-Island Elementary Orchestra performed at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center. The concert featured students from second through eighth grade. The beginner orchestra set the tone of...

Alicia Oliveira is a 2nd Lieutenant

Alicia Oliveira, daughter of David and Margaret Oliveira of Oak Bluffs, received her military rank of 2nd Lieutenant on Friday, May 15, at Providence College. During the military ceremony, in front of a large...

Community note: Bowling league begins to take shape; register early

The Barn Bowling Center in Oak Bluffs announced that now is the time to sign up for league bowling. While the leagues will not begin until October, teams must be registered by July 15...

Mone Insurance seeks to educate teen drivers on dangers of distracted driving

Mone Insurance has brought the “Distractibility 101 Tour” to Martha’s Vineyard this week. According to a press release, Distractibility 101 is an interactive program developed by the Arbella Insurance Foundation to teach new drivers...

Community note: The Yard returns with extensive, diverse lineup

The Yard, in its 43rd year and under the artistic direction of David R. White, returns for the summer with diverse range of resident companies and performers, according to a press release. Seven artist...

Community note: Tisbury Travel Club off to Newport

The Tisbury Travel Club, a nonprofit day-trip program operated and overseen by the Tisbury Council on Aging that provides affordable trips to Islanders, is planning a trip on Saturday, June 20, to the Newport...

Community note: Tower Foundation accepting grant requests

The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation is now accepting preliminary grant requests for its 2015 Intellectual Disabilities grant cycle, through the foundation’s online grants portal. Organizations in Dukes, Barnstable, Essex, and Nantucket counties...

Community note: Kevin Ryan named ITW artistic director

Island Theatre Workshop announced the recent appointment of Kevin Ryan as artistic director. Mr. Ryan, vice president of Island Theatre Workshop, is familiar to Island audiences for his work in music and theater as...

Federated Church Meetinghouse open for visitors

In addition to its Sunday service, held at 10:30 am, the Federated Church Meetinghouse will be open daily from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, from May 25 to Oct. 12, free to the public. The...

The Geoff Pease Scholarship

Ben Brisson and Dean Golder, both 2003 graduates of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, have created a memorial scholarship in honor of Geoff Pease, a former MVRHS student and talented Island artist. He is...

Charter School receives major gift for new science labs

The Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School has received a $100,000 donation from Robert Day through the W.M. Keck Foundation, according to a press release. This grant will be used by the school primarily to...

Vineyard high school students and Island Grown Schools celebrate Farm to School Day at...

Island Grown Schools, the Vineyard’s farm to school program, helped lead a group of Island high school students to the first Farm to School Day at the State House on May 6, an event...

Island Images Gallery reopens in new location

Island Images Gallery is celebrating its relocation to 57 Circuit Avenue (the Edgartown Bank Building, formerly the Oyster Bar) with a fundraiser to benefit the Caldwell family. Anne and Glen Caldwell’s daughter, Samantha, is...

Martha’s Vineyard High School MVironment Club recognized

Local high school students have not only fostered engineering clubs at elementary schools, they’ve won an award for the work they’ve created. For the past three years, students from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS)...

“Fore” the kids: Golf tourney at Farm Neck to benefit children

The 21st annual Children’s Benefit Golf Tournament is slated for Sunday, June 7, at Farm Neck Golf Club. Proceeds from the popular tourney support the programs and services of the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls...

Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center to host annual auction and cocktail event

Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center in West Tisbury has announced plans for their ninth annual Summer Auction and Cocktails fundraising event at the Grange Hall on Saturday, July 18, from 5 to 9 pm....

Tisbury couple to fund ‘Cuddle Cots’

After losing their first child at 38 weeks last February, a local couple, Julie Immelt and Ben Whelden, have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a Cuddle Cot at the Martha’s Vineyard...

Jo Ann Murphy receives American Legion Citation

On April 11, American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm presented Jo Ann Murphy, the Dukes County Veterans Services director, with the American Legion Citation for Meritorious Service from the National Veterans Affairs and...

Call for entries for Martha’s Vineyard Summer Film Series

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) is currently accepting submissions for their 2015 Summer Film Series. Entries must be postmarked no later than April 24, 2015. All submissions must include: a link to an online...