Friday, July 12, 2024

Community

Academic honors

Graduation Junior Dos Santos of Vineyard Haven, BS and MS, from Rochester Institute of Technology. Jeremy Regan of Oak Bluffs, BS, summa cum laude, from the University of Rhode Island. Dean’s list Nicholas De Paula of Oak Bluffs,...

Ronald Jerome Pine

Ronald Jerome Pine (“Ronny,” Papa), 85, died peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at his son’s home in Vineyard Haven, with his loving wife of 64 years, June (Merrill) Pine, and family surrounding him.  Ronald...

Mary P. Coveney

Mary P. Coveney, 73, died peacefully at her home in Key West, Fla., on Sunday, June 23, 2024. Mary was born on June 3, 1952, in South Weymouth, to Joseph and Ethelyn Coveney, one of...

Carol Loud

A memorial service celebrating the life of Carol Loud will be held on Thursday, July 18, beginning at 1 pm, at the Chilmark Community Church, with the Rev. Charlotte Wright officiating. Carol’s friends, students,...

CORE Senior Services: July 2024

CORE senior services 508-693-7900, ext. 210 mvcommunityservices.org Counseling, Outreach and Referral for the Elderly (CORE) at M.V. Community Services works with at-risk and mostly home-bound seniors in the community, addressing significant physical, behavioral, social, and case management...

Edgartown Council on Aging: July 2024

Edgartown Council on Aging The Anchors at 10 Daggett St. 508-627-4368 edgartowncoa.com Weekly Events Monday 12:30 pm: Bridge Tuesday 10 am: Knitting 12 pm: Tuesday lunch 1:15 pm: Mah Jongg Wednesday 12:30 pm: Bridge Friday 10:30 am: Coffee and Conversation 12 pm:...

Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard: July 2024

Getting outdoors and spreading joy this summer Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard is spreading joy around the Island as we celebrate summer! In order to help get Islanders outdoors enjoying nature while also spreading some happiness,...

M.V. Center for Living: July 2024

M.V. Center for Living, the Island’s Dementia and Caregiver Support Network 508-939-9440 lesliec@mvcenter4living.org mvcenter4living.org M.V. Center for Living will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Regular Programs Daily: 9 am – 3 pm, Supportive Day...

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging: July 2024

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging 21 Wamsutta Ave. 508-693-4509, ext. 3 oakbluffsma.gov/152/Council-on-Aging Weekly Exercise, In-person and Zoom Monday 9 am, Exercise with Patience Campbell and Marilyn Miller Zoom: bit.ly/OBExercise Thursday 9 am, Exercise with Bill White Zoom: bit.ly/OBExercise Friday 9 am, Exercise/Tai Chi with Floyd Lifton Zoom:...

SHINE: July 2024

SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Barnstable County Regional SHINE office shine@capecod.gov 508-375-6762 Part D Coverage Changes The cost of your Medicare Part D–covered drugs may change throughout the year. If you notice that your drug prices...

Tisbury Council on Aging: July 2024

Tisbury Senior Center 34 Pine Tree Road, Vineyard Haven 508-696-4205 tisburyma.gov/council-aging We offer free coffee and tea all day every day! The center is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. Weekly Activities Mondays 9:30 - 10:30 am,...

Up-Island Council on Aging: July 2024

Up-Island Council on Aging, Howes House 1042 State Rd., West Tisbury 508-693-2896 friendsofupislandcouncilonaging.org   There’s always something happening at the Howes House! We are open Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4 pm. Closed July 4, Independence Day. Mondays 9:15 am,...

Veterans’ Corner: July 2024

Randy Dull, Veterans Agent Phone: 508-693-6887 Email: vetsagent@dukescounty.org The Dukes County Veterans Service Department serves the veterans of all seven towns within Dukes County. The Veterans Service Officer helps veterans obtain all the benefits to which they...

Continuing the legacy

Last Wednesday, June 19, a less recognizable red, white, and blue flag was raised at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs in honor of Juneteenth. Juneteenth, which is also known as the Emancipation Day of...

Oak Bluffs

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“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” –L.M. Montgomery Driving along State Beach last week, I had that very thought! It seems to happen suddenly...

Nordic walking

Dozens of Vineyarders gathered recently at Polly Hill Arboretum to learn about Nordic walking, a low-impact, full-body exercise that comes highly commended by doctors, physical therapists, and fitness professionals. Using specially designed poles, it...

Museum Pieces: Oral histories, Eisenstadt, small business, and more

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“I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.” –Susan Branch It’s here. The summer of 2024! What memories will we make and keep forevermore? All of us at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum...

West Tisbury

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Fireflies are showing themselves, making sparkly patterns in the trees and the night sky when I take Abby out. Happy to note them everywhere, since I remember them being quite sparse last summer. The...

Tisbury

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Heard on Main Street: I am pleased the Grace Church lobster rolls are back. That makes summer better. I’ve started reading “The Comfort of Ghosts,” by Jacqueline Winspear. She says this is the last of the...

Have books, will travel

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My junior high school librarian, Mrs. D, fit the dated stereotype of a librarian to a T. She wore plaid skirts, stockings, black shoes with big silver buckles, blouses buttoned up to her neck,...