Islanders Pitch in to Make Dreams Possible
Olivia Hull
Newly famous after a second place finish at the World Series of Poker last Halloween, Jesse Sylvia saw the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services as a way to put his talent to good use.
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New Name, Location for Possible Dreams Auction
The Art Buchwald Possible Dreams Auction, the summer event that benefits Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, will celebrate its 35th birthday this summer with a new name, a new site, on a new day and date, and with a new auctioneer. For many years, the late humorist and Washington Post columnist Art Buchwald emceed and anchored the annual event
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News Update: Tuesday, August 7 - Possible Dreams Auction Raises More Than $190,000
Olivia Hull and Tara Keegan

The auctioneer leapt off the stage and sat on a bidder’s lap. The man responded to the pressure, and upped his bid. But Laure Sudreau-Rippe was determined. She raised her paddle and bid $17,000 to attend Vineyard Playhouse production of Love Letters with Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen.

At the 33rd annual Possible Dreams auction, which took place on Monday evening in Ocean Park, caring community members gathered to make donations to one of the Island’s most essential organizations in exchange for unforgettable experiences.

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Dreams Come True as Art Buchwald Helps Raise Auction Bids of $403,600
Chris Burrell

A heavy and chilly bank of fog rolled in over last night's Possible Dreams auction in Edgartown, but it did nothing to cool down the bidders who went wild for items featuring Carly Simon, David McCullough and Walter Cronkite.

By the time the marathon event wrapped up some three hours later, Martha's Vineyard Community Services had raised $403,600 from 48 dreams, topping last year's $325,000 mark by a margin of nearly 25 per cent.

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Possible Dreams Auction Returns Art Buchwald to Aid Island Cause
Chris Burrell

If there's a paradox in the Possible Dreams Auction, it's that the folks who run Martha's Vineyard Community Services count on the money it raises as a definite reality.

They need the funds, and over the past 22 years, this auction peddling wild and far-fetched dreams has anchored the development efforts at Community Services and enabled the agency to make daycare affordable to working Islanders and to offer counseling and substance abuse treatment to people with no insu

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Annual Auction of Dreams Generates Over $376,000 for Community Services
Chris Burrell
Laughter and money seemed to go hand in hand at last night's Possible Dreams auction in Edgartown. The better the one-liners, the higher the bids.

Fortunately, there were some pretty glib celebrities willing to stoke the fire, and in the end, the 24th annual auction of 53 dreams had pulled in more than $376,000. That figure fell short of last year's take of just over $400,000.

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Possible Dreams Auction Raises Record Sum
Alexis Tonti
A bit of spontaneity, a little arm-twisting and a contagious spirit of generosity turned last night into another record-breaking year for the Possible Dreams Auction. The 26th annual benefit raised more than $515,000 in about three hours for Martha's Vineyard Community Services, just surpassing last year's half-million mark.
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Pavarotti! Cher! Art! How They're Alike: Not the Retiring Kind
C.K. Wolfson

Last summer the eminently credible Walter Cronkite was correct as usual when he predicted, "I'm expecting him to be right up on that platform as he's been all these years, so I'm not going to waste any tears."

Art Buchwald, succumbing to the request of Possible Dreams cochairmen Kerry Scott and Amy Eisenlohr, has rescinded the decision he made in August to step down as auctioneer of the high stakes fundraiser for Martha's Vineyard Community Services.

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Possible Dreams Auction Raises Record $750,000
RACHEL KOVAC

Her schedule is never-ending. This summer she has managed to put together a full season of plays at the Vineyard Playhouse, direct two plays at the same time - Rounding Third and Romeo and Juliet - fill the Monday Night Special schedule with new works and famous names and still enjoy the beauty a Vineyard summer offers.

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Possible Dreams Auction Raises $649,000
Rachel Nava Rohr

The Possible Dreams Auction last night drew $649,000 in bids for the 50 dreams that ranged from rides on the Flying Horses Carousel to an archaeological adventure in prehistoric European caves, putting the annual fundraiser on track for another record-breaking year.

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