Art Buchwald Auction Brings Vineyard Treasure Back to Life
Art Buchwald is returning to hospice — this time as a benefactor. Starting Dec. 9, Mr. Buchwald’s son and daughter in law will host an online auction of the famed newspaper columnist’s personal items.
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Buchwald House Sells, But His Roots Remain
Julia Wells

The Vineyard Haven home of Art Buchwald, the late humorist and columnist who summered on the Vineyard for more than 40 years, was sold last month for $1.395 million.

The buyers are Michael E. Sneed and Emily Ann Riddell. The seller was Joel Buchwald, representative for the estate of Arthur Buchwald. The sale took place on Jan. 22.

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Celebrating the Dark and Bright Days of the Blues Brothers
Sara Brown

Through conversation and rainy walks around West Chop, Art Buchwald, William Styron and Mike Wallace — dubbed The Blues Brothers — battled depression together.

And then the three men, each luminaries in their field — Mr. Buchwald, a humorist, Mr. Styron, a novelist, and Mr. Wallace, a journalist — took their struggle with mental illness public, using their talents and fame to lessen the stigma of depression and other illnesses.

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New Community Services Fund Combats Depression, Stigma
Sara Brown

In the memory of three well-known Vineyard residents who struggled with depression, a special fund has been established through Martha’s Vineyard Community Services to support mental health counseling services.

Called the Blues Brothers Fund, the fund honors humorist Art Buchwald, novelist William Styron, and journalist Mike Wallace, and is meant to raise money and awareness for those struggling with mental illnesses.

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Dreams Come True as Art Buchwald Helps Raise Auction Bids of $403,600
Chris Burrell

A heavy and chilly bank of fog rolled in over last night's Possible Dreams auction in Edgartown, but it did nothing to cool down the bidders who went wild for items featuring Carly Simon, David McCullough and Walter Cronkite.

By the time the marathon event wrapped up some three hours later, Martha's Vineyard Community Services had raised $403,600 from 48 dreams, topping last year's $325,000 mark by a margin of nearly 25 per cent.

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Possible Dreams Auction Raises Record Sum
Alexis Tonti
A bit of spontaneity, a little arm-twisting and a contagious spirit of generosity turned last night into another record-breaking year for the Possible Dreams Auction. The 26th annual benefit raised more than $515,000 in about three hours for Martha's Vineyard Community Services, just surpassing last year's half-million mark.
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Pavarotti! Cher! Art! How They're Alike: Not the Retiring Kind
C.K. Wolfson

Last summer the eminently credible Walter Cronkite was correct as usual when he predicted, "I'm expecting him to be right up on that platform as he's been all these years, so I'm not going to waste any tears."

Art Buchwald, succumbing to the request of Possible Dreams cochairmen Kerry Scott and Amy Eisenlohr, has rescinded the decision he made in August to step down as auctioneer of the high stakes fundraiser for Martha's Vineyard Community Services.

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Our Art Buchwald: Humorist Faces End of His Life with No Qualms
Julia Wells
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Predictably, the conversation begins with a string of jokes and the trademark grin that starts as a tiny twinkle in the corner of the eye and then suddenly and uproariously occupies his whole face.
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Possible Dreams Auction Raises $649,000
Rachel Nava Rohr

The Possible Dreams Auction last night drew $649,000 in bids for the 50 dreams that ranged from rides on the Flying Horses Carousel to an archaeological adventure in prehistoric European caves, putting the annual fundraiser on track for another record-breaking year.

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Dreams Come True at Monday Auction with Art Buchwald
Rachel Nava Rohr

The dreams are coming to town. Exotic, international dreams. Adventurous, open-ocean dreams. Exhilarating celebrity-filled dreams. Delicious gourmet dreams.

They all arrive on Monday afternoon in the gardens of the Harborside Inn - more than 50 experiences and items that pretty pennies could not buy unless they are bid on Monday night at the 28th annual Possible Dreams Auction to benefit Martha's Vineyard Community Services.

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