When the Bag Lady Cometh, the Earth Rejoices
Bill Eville
In a little over two years, Jennifer Coor has created more than 500 reusable bags for the Chicken Alley Thrift Shop. The bags are used to carry purchases, a creative and recyclable alternative to plastic bags.
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Thrift Shop Heaven at Chicken Alley Sale
Katherine Gianni
As always, the annual Chicken Alley Thrift Shop Art and Collectibles sale attracted a savvy crowd .
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Countdown to Bargains: Chicken Alley Sale Is Annual Crowd Pleaser
Vivian Ewing
The queue began forming at 6:30 a.m. Sunday for the annual Chicken Alley Thrift Shop Art and Collectibles Sale. By most accounts, the sale this year did not disappoint.
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Chicken Alley Closes for Maintenance

The Chicken Alley Thrift Shop will be closed Friday, Jan. 23 to Saturday, Feb. 7 for building maintenance. Leading up to the closing date, the shop will not be accepting donations and all items are being drastically discounted.

On the evening of Feb. 7 there will be a re-opening party free to the community to display the fresh space. Live music, DJ’s, and dancing the Chicken Alley strut.

For more information, call Noavakay Wibel at 774-521-8769.

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Halloween Party to Benefit Community Services
The Chicken Alley Thrift Shop of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services is throwing a Halloween party on Oct. 31 beginning at 9 p.m. at Dreamland in Oak Bluffs. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 in advance and proceeds benefit community services. Music will be provided by DJ Pretty Ninja, Teo-reidy and Antler Boy and there will be prizes for costumes.
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Community Services Madmen

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services’ Chicken Alley Thrift Shop would like to thank the Troy Neuenburg and the Sand Bar in Oak Bluffs, Deejay Ricky Prime and Dukes County Love Affair (DCLA) for the very successful and fabulous good time had by all at the Mad Men party to benefit Community Services last Friday night.

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Dolly Campbell Says Goodbye to Chicken Alley Thrift Shop After 15 Years of Service
Mark Alan Lovewell

For many, Dolly Campbell is the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Thrift Shop. Her bright red hair, positive welcome at the door and ability to assemble a team of enthusiastic volunteers is a large part of the charm of the store. But after 15 years of working as a comanager with Sandy Pratt, Mrs. Campbell is retiring.

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A New Shop Girl for Chicken Alley
Tara Keegan

The 1942 Willys MB Army Jeep parked in front of The Thrift Shop on Chicken Alley in Vineyard Haven is authentic and used, but it’s not for sale. It’s the car that Noava Knight, the new shop assistant at the store, drives to work.

Five days a week, Ms. Knight, 26, hops out of the Jeep her boyfriend purchased on the Cape and strolls into the shop. She greets her colleagues, most of them more than 40 years her senior, and gets to work reorganizing, advertising and planning.

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