Monday, January 24, 2022

Community Notes

Cats seeking women (or men)

Cats seeking women (or men)

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...

New Community Needs Coordinator at YMCA

Ray Whitaker has been named the Elder and Additional-Needs Program Coordinator at the Martha’s Vineyard YMCA. He will be responsible for developing and implementing programs and activities that include elders and additional-needs populations. Mr. Whitaker...

ACE MV fall program registration and new catalog available

Registration is open for all ACE MV fall classes. Class sizes are limited, and early registration is encouraged. The fall catalog features 36 classes for all ages and interests, including a range of job skill...

Chronic disease self-management workshop

The Martha’s Vineyard Partnership for Health will kick off a free six-week workshop series next month to help people with chronic health conditions, such as chronic pain, depression, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, and high blood...

Music and snacks to benefit Daybreak Clubhouse

Daybreak Clubhouse, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, invites the Island community to join members and staff at the home of Paul and Linda Condlin, 21 Katama Farm North Road, Edgartown, on Saturday,...

Land Bank offers housing for caretaking

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank is seeking a caretaker for its Wapatequa Woods Reservation on the Oak Bluffs-Tisbury town line. The position includes housing. “The caretaking position calls for 19 hours of work each week...

Island Grown Initiative seeking volunteers at Thimble Farm

Island Grown Initiative is looking for volunteers for the hydroponics greenhouse at Thimble Farm, building new systems, maintaining our current systems, seeding, harvesting, cleaning. No experience is necessary. Everyone can volunteer and the staff...

Cronkite Awards honor champions of the ocean

Fifth annual ceremony will benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative.

Charter School breaks ground for new science labs

The Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School (MVPCS) began the building process of two new classrooms and a community basketball court with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, July 1. With a $200,000 grant awarded by...

Town officials present new flags to State

As of Thursday, June 26, the newly designed town flags of West Tisbury, Aquinnah, and Edgartown hang proudly at the State House in Boston. This June marked the 20th anniversary of the State House’s flag...

Island vets, law enforcement and first responders invited to march for a good cause

Island veterans, law enforcement personnel, and first responders are invited to join in a 26.2-mile rucksack march on Saturday, May 31, in support of Carry the Fallen and Active Heroes. Offshore Kinetics of MV is...

Mass. Secretary of Elder Affairs praises Vineyard volunteers

According to the Aging Agenda, attention from an early age to health care, diet, exercise, education, developing work skills, planning for future needs, and staying engaged in one’s community all contribute to laying groundwork for a healthy older age.

Island groups meet to discuss challenges for aging population

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The Vineyard population is aging rapidly, bringing an array of challenges and concerns, but Islanders aren’t taking the unsettling news lying down. When the Rural Scholars, students from the University of Massachusetts Medical School,...

Samaritans exec Roberta Hurtig of Oak Bluffs celebrates organization milestone

Samaritans Breakfast for Hope benefit celebrated 40 years of compassion.

Healthy aging task force will identify issues facing Island

Updated 2:06 pm, Monday, May 19, 2014 to reflect correction, below. Martha’s Vineyard’s changing demographics — residents aged 65 and over are projected to comprise one-third of the Island population by 2030 — represent...

ACE MV offers ServSafe food sanitation training classes

Adult and Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) will offer a ServSafe Sanitation Training certification class from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May 6 to May 20 at the...

MVCS revamps clinical intake hours

Martha's Vineyard Community Services has reorganizedits clinical intake function at the Island Counseling Center (ICC) in order to more quickly respond to requests for counseling and medication management services, according to a press release.As of Tuesday, the...