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Art Buchwald, succumbing to the request of Possible Dreams cochairmen Kerry Scott and Amy Eisenlohr, has rescinded the decision he made in August to step down as auctioneer of the high stakes fundraiser for Martha's Vineyard Community Services.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

The dreams are coming to town. Exotic, international dreams. Adventurous, open-ocean dreams. Exhilarating celebrity-filled dreams. Delicious gourmet dreams.

They all arrive on Monday afternoon in the gardens of the Harborside Inn - more than 50 experiences and items that pretty pennies could not buy unless they are bid on Monday night at the 28th annual Possible Dreams Auction to benefit Martha's Vineyard Community Services.

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With All Hats Off to Late Art Buchwald, Possible Dreams Auction Set for Monday
Kate Brannen

Imagine sitting in the VIP suite at the Circuit de Catalunya racetrack in Barcelona on a sunny May day. As the Formula One race cars whiz by, you clink champagne flutes with your lucky guest and smile, thinking of the Michelin starred dinner that awaits you.

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Rain-Delayed Possible Dreams Raise $444,000
Kate Brannen

Rain-Delayed Possible Dreams Raise $444,000

By KATE BRANNEN

On Monday night, when people were meant to be gathered in the garden at the Harborside Inn in Edgartown for the Possible Dreams Auction, it poured rain and flashed lightning across the Island, vindicating the event's organizers and their decision to enact the auction's first rain date in its 29 year history.

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Community Services Hoped for More
Kate Brannen

Community Services Hoped for More

By KATE BRANNEN

Martha's Vineyard Community Services is taking stock after its most important fundraiser of the year, the Possible Dreams Auction, raised far less than last year's auction.

On Thursday afternoon, Community Services reported that $444,000 had been raised on Tuesday night, including sales from admissions and concessions. In 2006, the fundraiser brought in $810,000, providing a substantial part of the organization's budget.

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Possible Dreams Tests a Change
Lauren Martin

It’s been called the biggest event on the Vineyard social calendar, and the Possible Dreams Auction organizers found how to count just how big it had grown when a storm hovered over the lawns of Edgartown’s Harborside Inn on the first Monday in August last year.

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