Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Community

Edgartown: Chappy, Safe Boating, 4-H Club, Neighborhood Convention, and kids’ activities

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Welcome, May! I’m loving the sunshine and warmer temperatures. Sunshine just seems to make everything better. A couple of the cold mornings did wreak havoc on some of our plants, though, and I did...

Chilmark: Author Africa Brooke, town election, folk pottery trail, pizza night, and a poem

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There is nothing as engaging or comforting as the sensation of recognition when a much younger writer eloquently describes a perspective you have honed for decades. “I have a deep devotion to playing my part...

Aquinnah: Emergency response, town election, lighthouse, variety show, and writing workshops

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I attended two wonderful Aquinnah events last week. The first was a gathering of almost all of the core movers of the Aquinnah Community Emergency Response Team (Aquinnah CERT). We hadn’t met for a...

Cribbage Club results

Eighteen Vineyard Cribbage Club members met on Wednesday at the MVRHS Culinary Dining Room in Oak Bluffs to play our favorite game. The results were: First, Doug Werther with an 11/5 +106 card Second, George Giosmas...

Births

Caroline Gardner Crossland Emily Rebeca Crossland and Kyle Blake Crossland of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Caroline Gardner Crossland, on April 28, 2024, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Caroline weighed 8 pounds, 9.7...

Services for Joseph John Prebeg

There will be a celebration to honor the life of Joseph John Prebeg at the M.V. Agricultural Hall on Saturday, June 8, at 2 pm. After the celebration, there will be a ceremony at...

Services Saturday for Elizabeth Flanders Campbell

Elizabeth Flanders Campbell, 64, peacefully died at her home in Chilmark on March 8, 2024, surrounded by her family.  She was the loving wife of Jim Welch, and mother of Mariah and Jessica Campbell.  A celebration...

Lawrence Oren Stearns

Lawrence Oren Stearns, 90, died on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Larry was the son of Marion (Hale) and Elton Stearns. He grew up in Waltham with his two brothers, Russell and...

Ernest S. Lamoreaux III

Ernest S. Lamoreaux III (“Bud”) died on March 5 at his home in Edgartown. He was 89. Bud is survived by his wife Susan and their three daughters: Sheri Lamoreaux, Melissa Brink and her husband...

Up-Island Council on Aging: May 2024

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

Edgartown Council on Aging: May 2024

Edgartown Council on Aging The Anchors at 10 Daggett St. 508-627-4368 edgartowncoa.com Weekly Events Monday 9 am: Chair Yoga with Jennifer Fingado 11:30 am: Bowling at the Barn. The last day of bowling for the season is May 20. ...

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging: May 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: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/732230936?pwd=nTIP11DKUuY Meeting ID: 732 230 Password: 027340 Thursday 9 am: Exercise with Bill White Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89052266998?pwd=Mnp2eGdRbFFsUENXYSs3R0IuWW02QT09 Meeting ID: 890...

Tisbury Council on Aging: May 2024

Tisbury Senior Center 34 Pine Tree Road, Vineyard Haven 508-696-4205 tisburyma.gov/council-aging Rooted in Spring! 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...

Noteworthy for 55+: May 2024

Book Club Join M.V. Center for Living and the West Tisbury Public Library to read "On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s," by Greg O’Brien. It is an international award winner and the first book...

SHINE: May 2024

SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Barnstable County Regional SHINE office shine@capecod.gov 508-375-6762 It’s a New Year, and a new volunteer opportunity is waiting for you! The Barnstable County SHINE program is seeking volunteers for 2024! We...

M.V. Center for Living: May 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 Friday, May 17, for staff training, and on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular Programs ...

Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard: May 2024

By Jamie Loschen As the new associate director of Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard, I am thrilled to share with you some exciting updates and initiatives we've been working on over the past two months. One of...

CORE Senior Services: May 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...

Veterans’ Corner: May 2024

For Memorial Day, flags will be put out at the Avenue of Flags at 7:30 am on May 27. Volunteers are welcome! The march will step off from the American Legion in Tisbury at...

Embracing differences

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Jason Mazar-Kelly, affectionately known as YogiJay, has set out to make a difference for a community where differences can significantly affect daily life. From his personal experience growing up with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), he...