Whether By Sleigh Or Motorcycle, It's All About the Kids
Noah Asimow
Santa Claus is known for riding a sleigh throughout most of world. On Martha’s Vineyard, he rides a Harley and his name is Mike (Panhead) Fuss.
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Red Stocking Ride
It’s time for the Red Stocking Fund Drive, brought to you by the Martha’s Vineyard Harley Riders.
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Red Stocking Fund Warms Christmas for Families in Need
Holly Pretsky

Mittens, snow boots, pajamas, winter coats and toys would be hard to come by for some of Martha’s Vineyard’s neediest families, if not for the Red Stocking Fund.

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With Big Donation, Christmas Comes Early for Red Stocking Fund
Heather Hamacek

The Red Stocking Fund got a big boost Friday with a check that was large in size and amount: $13,500 from Safeco Insurance as part of their Make More Happen campaign.

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Big Chili Contest Is Big Benefactor for Red Stocking
Some 1,700 people turned out at the Portuguese American Club in Oak Bluffs on a rain and sleet-driven Saturday to sample some of the best chili recipes and raise more than $27,000 for the Red Stocking Fund at the 29th annual event sponsored by radio station WMVY.
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Presents to Wrap, Wishes to Fulfill: Red Stocking Elves Get to Work
Ivy Ashe

The basement hall at St. Augustine's might well be Santa’s workshop this week, except that Santa is in this case a group of dedicated volunteers with one goal: provide children in need with gifts for Christmas. This year, more than 300 children will receive gifts through the Red Stocking Fund.

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After 20 Years at Helm, Red Stocking Elves Bid Farewell
Remy Tumin

A large green binder rested on Lorraine Clark’s kitchen counter this week, the pages filled with requests for bicycles, toys, books, art supplies and blankets.

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Chowder Contest Crowns Winner, Raises Funds for Red Stocking Fund
Katie Ruppel

Parsnips, celery root and house-made bacon swam alongside the “usual suspects” in Matthew Safranek’s clam chowder at the 27th Great Chowder Contest in Edgartown on Saturday.

Mr. Safranek, a chef at Atria, joined 10 other contestants in the annual Christmas throwdown, a fundraiser for the Red Stocking Fund that has been sponsored by radio station WMVY for the past 10 years.

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Red Stocking Fund Helps Make Holidays Happy for Everyone
Connie Berry

Nearly 75 years have passed since the first six Red Stocking Fund recipients most likely opened Donald Duck pull toys and Snoopy Sniffers instead of today’s more popular Furbys and Barbies. This year organizers Kerry Alley and Lorraine Clark are expecting the Red Stocking Fund to make Christmas dreams come true for approximately 475 children, from newborns to eighth graders.

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Red Stockings Fill with Spirit Of the Season
Alexis Tonti

Since 1938

Red Stockings Fill with Spirit Of the Season


The Gazette library seems to have files on any topic. Some are slim (Finnish prefabs, for example). Others are so fat they have spilled over into second and third envelopes. The Red Stocking file is just such a case. The envelopes are thick with clippings and creased from use. They have surprising weight in the palm of the hand.

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