The Cottagers Club Has Been Active in Charity

The Cottagers Club, a charitable organization now well entrenched in its second active year, held its final meeting of the season at the home of Mrs. Alfred Tynes of Boston, where officers were elected for the summer of ‘58.

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Creating a Community: 50 Years of Good Works, Good Friends

From their earliest days, they did good works, and had fun doing them.

The first money they raised, from an informal series of summer square dances, went to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Over the decades, the people and organizations who have been helped by their efforts include Vineyard high school graduates, Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, the Oak Bluffs Public Library, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Food Pantry, Windemere Nursing Home and Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.

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“Cottagers” Aid Drive for Hospital at Bluffs

The Cottagers Club ended its first active season, well pleased with its donations to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital auxiliary and the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital as its first charitable ventures.

The Cottagers Club came into tentative being last summer when a group of friends decided to direct some of their combined energies toward some unselfish enterprise beneficial to Island charities. This summer at the first official meeting the enthusiasm was contagious, and thirty-eight members now comprise the active list of the cottagers.

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Beautiful Homes for a Good Cause at Cottagers Tour
David Lott
The 36th edition of the Cottagers’ annual house tour has something for everyone—something old, something new and something green.
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Cottagers Women, Keen of Heart
From the Cottager’s Corner columns in the July 1972 editions of the Vineyard Gazette by Dorothy West: The Cottagers are now in summer assembly. This diversified group of women, some older and maybe wiser than others, some younger and maybe more keen of heart, are again making an investment of their time and talents at Cottagers’ Corner on Pequot avenue in Oak Bluffs, the center of their commitments.
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Cottagers House Tour Is Also Neighborhood History Lesson
David Lott

The Cottagers’ 35th Annual House Tour takes place on Thursday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Oak Bluffs Cottagers' Tour Is Front Porch to History
David Lott

Who needs the History Channel when you’ve got the Cottagers’ 34th Annual House Tour? This year’s event takes place Thursday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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On Cottagers Sunday, Emilie Townes Turns Up the Heat in the Pulpit
Mike Kotsopoulos
The Rev. Dr. Emilie Townes preached to a capacity crowd at Union Chapel during the Cottagers of Martha’s Vineyard’s 60th anniversary Sunday service. Her sermon instructed her audience to trust their own definition of wholesomeness.
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The Cottagers: Sixty Years of Community and Philanthrophy
Bettye Foster Baker
For the past 60 years, women of the Cottagers Inc. have answered the question, what does it mean to serve community?
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Ladies Who Own
From the Cottagers’ Corner column in the July 1969 editions of the Vineyard Gazette by Dorothy West.
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