High School Graduate Gets a Head Start on Real Life Training
Holly Pretsky

John Goncalves is the youngest member of the Edgartown fire department and a Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowship recipient.

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Field of Memories Conjures Coo Cavallo Back to the Batter's Box
Noah Asimow
On Monday evening, family and friends of Robert (Coo) Cavallo gathered for a softball game, played in his memory. There were a lot of laughs, a lot of memories, and a lot of pinch-runners.
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Michael DeBettencourt Honored at Celtics Game
Sara Brown

Oak Bluffs resident Mike DeBettencourt will be honored at Monday night’s Boston Celtics game for donating a kidney to his father in law last year.

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Community Steps Up to Support Family That Always Gives Back
Holly Pretsky
On Friday night the Portuguese American club was packed as Vineyarders turned out for a fundraiser for Jakob Burton-Sundman, who became partially paralyzed last December.
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New Hope for Kidney Transplant After Years on Wait List
Steve Myrick

Gretchen Coleman-Thomas has waited a long time for a kidney transplant and it appears the moment is almost here.

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Outpouring of Love for Islander Who Needs a New Heart
Heather Hamacek

More than 100 people gathered at The Seafood Shanty Saturday night to support Olivia Hart, a 22-year-old Islander who needs a heart transplant. The event raised more than $38,000.

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Offshore Ale Hosts Fundraiser for a Girl With a Lot of Moxie
Bill Eville
On Sunday, March 15, the Offshore Ale Co. in Oak Bluffs will hold an all day fundraiser for Samantha Caldwell, a third grader at the Tisbury School fighting brain cancer. Throughout the day, 100 per cent of food profits will be donated to the Caldwell family.
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Kayaking for a Cause Helps Raise Money for Lighthouse
Colette Lathan
Dana Gaines doesn’t just talk the talk, or even walk the walk when he says he wants to save the Gay Head Lighthouse. He heads to the sea.
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Honored by President for Selfless Sacrifice
Phyllis Meras

At last month’s dedication of the 9/11 memorial and museum in New York city, President Obama paid special tribute to “the man with the red bandana,” who rescued at least 12 people from the burning and collapsing South Tower of the World Trade Center before being killed himself. Twenty-four-year-old Welles Crowther, the son of Jefferson and Allison Crowther, had spent early childhood summers at the Chilmark seasonal home of his late grandparents, Bosley and Florence Crowther. His grandfather was the longtime movie critic of the New York Times.

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Celebrating a Love Story for the Ages
Remy Tumin
After 62 years apart, Cynthia Riggs and Howard Attebery now live happily and very much in love in West Tisbury. On May 25, they celebrated their one year anniversary as husband and wife.
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