Hunkering Down, Reaching Out, Helping Islanders
Louisa Hufstader

As the coronavirus pandemic intensifies, Island agencies and nonprofits are finding new ways to reach the people they serve — without coming anywhere near them.

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Care for Community
A new program called Care for Community will work as a matchmaker between food organizations and volunteers. All Island nonprofits are eligible to participate.
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A Career of the Heart, 50 Years of Community Service
Noah Asimow
In the late 1960s Tom Bennett was a Vineyard kid adrift in Europe, lying in his sick bed at a hospital in Amsterdam.
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New Peer Recovery Center Opens
Louisa Hufstader
On Monday, a small red house on the campus of the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital begins operating as the Peer Recovery Support Center.
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Edgartown Man Wins Low-Number License Plate Raffle
Louisa Hufstader

Carlos Teles of Edgartown has won the right to claim Massachusetts vehicle license plate MV 100, after a six-week raffle campaign.

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License Plate Raffle Tickets Going Fast
Louisa Hufstader

There is still time to get in the running for this afternoon’s raffle of Massachusetts license plate number MV 100. Sales end at 3 p.m.

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Travel Expense Funding
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services recently received funding from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services to fund the Transportation Access Program (TAP) to assist Island residents with off-Island travel expenses due to medical and/or behavioral health appointments.
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Community Services Director Will Retire
Julia Wells

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services executive director Julie Fay will retire next year, the nonprofit announced Tuesday. Ms. Fay has been at the helm of the umbrella social services organization since 2013.

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Carrying a Message of Hope Into the Light
Will Sennott

As the sun rose over State Beach Saturday morning, it illuminated the faces of hundreds gathered to help break the stigma associated with mental health disorders, and to reflect on the lives lost to suicide.

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On the Move With Chicken Alley Art Show
The Chicken Alley Arts and Collectibles Sale is Sunday, August 11.
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