Sunday, April 11, 2021

Chilmark: Senior discussion group

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So-far-not-so-good trying to get vaccinated. I know even if it takes weeks to get an appointment, we are the lucky ones. My brother lives in Germany where they have another lockdown and barely 10...

Aquinnah: Best of the Vineyard

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This past weekend was Passover, and this coming weekend is Easter, the time of rebirth has begun. While it may not be time for planting things outside, it’s certainly time to start some seedlings...

Dog Charmer: The fear is real

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Hi Tom, I have a 15-week-old mini aussiedoodle whom I adopted at 13 weeks. The first two weeks were going fairly smoothly until the last few nights when he developed what seems like a sudden...

Visiting Vet: Vaccines for your cat

Like many people, I’ve been thinking a lot about vaccinations lately. When will everyone be able to get one? How to navigate the challenges of making appointments? Will they work well enough that life...

Easter services around the Island

Community Baptist Church at Gay Head in Aquinnah, 1 Church St., Aquinnah Easter Sunday: April 4, Sunrise Service with music, 6:20 am at the church.   Faith Community Church, 236 Meetinghouse Road, Edgartown Easter Sunday service: April 4,...

Births

Blake Buddy Rossi Cassandra Rossi of Jersey City, N.J., and Alexander Rossi of Jersey City, N.J., formerly of Edgartown, announce the birth of a son, Blake Buddy Rossi, on March 3, 2021, at St. Barnabas...

Academic honors

Dean's list Kanika Datta of Oak Bluffs, at MCPHS University. James B. Angell Scholar Award Elizabeth Williamson of Edgartown, at University of Michigan.  

Sharing ideas

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Genevieve Abbot tends to see the silver lining in things — including getting older. Earlier this year she decided to share her positive attitude with others and create a place where seniors could share...

Up-Island Council on Aging — April 2021

April is Stress Awareness Month! Some professionals have coined terms such as “COVID Stress Syndrome” and “Post-COVID Stress Disorder” to describe the anxiety, stress, and depression many people are experiencing as a result of this...

Tisbury Council on Aging — April 2021

The Tisbury Council on Aging is still keeping in touch with our seniors, and we are hoping to start offering programs when the weather gets warmer. We encourage all to get vaccinated. The Martha’s Vineyard...

Edgartown Council on Aging — April 2021

The Edgartown Council on Aging staff continues to serve as an information and referral resource, Monday-Friday, 9-4. As we continue to follow developing guidance on reopening, we want you to know that we are...

Veterans Updates from the American Legion

American Legion Buddy Check As Legionnaires, our most sacred responsibility is to look out for each other and our fellow veterans. As a means to reach out to members and former members who may need...

SHINE News

Medicare premiums, deductibles, and copayments can add up. Luckily, there are several programs that can help a beneficiary with Medicare cost-sharing. Below is a list of these programs, their eligibility requirements, information about applying,...

MV Center for Living News

April 5: Supportive Day reopens We are restarting Supportive Day on Monday, April 5th. Supportive Day is a daily activity program for individuals who are at risk if left alone, or may experience memory challenges....

Elder Law: Financial planning for seniors

Whom do you trust to give you financial planning advice? Your accountant? Your kids? The guy you have coffee with at Dunkin Donuts? Your lawyer? God forbid. The point about financial planning is that...

MCAS preparations underway despite controversy

Due to the cancellation of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) testing last spring, MCAS will be administered to both the sophomore and junior classes for the first time in school history. All of...

COVID protocols come at a price

Life at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) has changed drastically this past year. Disinfecting protocols and eating lunch in classrooms have been enacted to curb the spread of COVID-19. While disposable products,...

West Tisbury library hosts pop-up

On Saturdays in April, 12 to 3 pm, the West Tisbury library will hold a Pop-up Library in the library’s parking lot, weather permitting. Books and other items will be available for browsing and check...

MVRHS freshman Kaitlin Fingado wins silver art award

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School freshman Kaitlin Fingado won a National Silver Medal at the 2020 Scholastic Art Awards for her photograph, "Handful of Horse," according to a press release from the high school. Seven...
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