Heroin Use, Overdoses Seen on the Rise Here
Sara Brown and Olivia Hull
Island police and members of the drug treatment community agree that heroin use on the Island is on the rise, along with fatal drug overdoses.
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Daybreak Clubhouse Open House
Daybreak Clubhouse, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services that supports the integration of persons diagnosed with mental health conditions into the community, is hosting an open house Monday, Jan. 27.
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Boxing Day Yoga Benefit
The day after Christmas can also be a day to de-clutter and renew by bringing boxes of clothes or extra gifts to the Yoga Collective at Island Cohousing on Rock Pond Road in West Tisbury.
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New Community Services Leaders Embrace Roles, Look to Future
Remy Tumin

She’s had her first 100 days, her first summer — including her first Possible Dreams Auction — and now Martha’s Vineyard Community Services executive director Juliette Fay is settling into the rhythms of year-round Island life. And she has some observations.

“What I’ve learned is that this is a very remarkable community,” Ms. Fay said this week.

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Possible Dreams Auction Ends, Giving Until it Hurts Continues
Jimmy Tingle
When Sandy Pimentel from the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services board of directors called me back in January to ask if I would consider hosting the 2013 Possible Dreams auction, taking up the gavel where legendary humorist Art Buchwald left off, I was completely blown away.
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Possible Dreams Auction Tops $450,000 for Community Services
Olivia Hull

The Island community raised more than $450,000 for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services at the Art Buchwald Possible Dreams Auction Sunday night, an amount expected to increase still by the end of the week. The total surpasses last year’s amount by at least $50,000.

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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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MVCS Logo Contest

What to do when you are an organization dedicated to helping the community and wondering how to create a new logo? If you are the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS), you ask the community.

Welcome to the 2013 Community Logo Contest. Everyone is invited to enter the contest and the winning entry will appear on all internal and external materials of MVCS. Logo entries may be sketched by hand or designed electronically. The deadline for entries is April 5.

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Community Services Names New Executive Director
Remy Tumin
A Southborough executive with four decades of experience in public and private human services work has been named executive director of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, the agency announced late Tuesday. Juliette E. Fay was most recently executive vice president and chief development officer for The Mentor Network, a $1.2 billion national human services company.
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Community Services Back to the Future

What would Milton Mazer say? The late Dr. Mazer, the Vineyard’s first psychiatrist whose pioneering work in the field of rural mental health led to establishment of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services more than fifty years ago, would no doubt be proud of the institution that he helped to found and that still stands today as the Island’s oldest umbrella social services agency.

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