Sunday, July 3, 2022

Community Notes

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...

State Secretary of Veterans’ Services schedules Island visit

Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans' Services (DVS) Coleman Nee plans to visit Martha's Vineyard on Thursday, April 10. He will be available to talk with veterans from 10 am to noon at American Legion Post...

Dukes County will hold an open house Thursday, April 3

Dukes County officials will hold an open house from  to 11 am on Thursday, April 3, at the county administration building “for a presentation of all county services and programs,” according to a press...

Edgartown class goes in search of history

Edgartown Elementary School enrichment teacher Sue Costello and some of her students will participate in a multi-generational project to locate, photograph, and research all the historical plaques in Edgartown. Once completed, they will publish...

Hospital welcomes new chief quality and compliance officer

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital announced that Rosemary Silvia, RN, MS has joined the hospital’s senior management team as chief quality and compliance officer. Ms. Silvia has extensive experience in the field of quality and risk management,...

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 diabetes, asthma, arthritis, and high blood pressure. Beginning April...

Martha’s Vineyard community notes

Oak Bluffs candidate night There will be a candidate forum sponsored by the Martha's Vineyard League of Women Voters, at 7 pm, Thursday, March 27, at the Oak Bluffs Library.  There are contested races for...

MV community notes

West Tisbury’s new library grand opening March 22 Nelia Decker and Beth Kramer, brimming with excitement, have issued an invitation. “It may be hard to believe but the new library is almost finished. You are warmly...

Martha’s Vineyard community notes

Oak Bluffs, Edgartown police will host police academy The Edgartown and Oak Bluffs Police Departments will sponsor a Citizens Police Academy. “The objective of this program is to allow citizens to learn about and observe...