Spirit of the Vineyard Honors Patricia Bergeron, Heart and Soul of PA Club

Patricia Bergeron and the Portuguese American Club accepted this year’s Spirit of the Vineyard award Sunday in a ceremony marked with laughter, love and a few tears.

Spirit of the Vineyard Award for Tricia Bergeron, PA Club

Tricia Bergeron and the Portuguese American Club are this year’s recipients of the Spirit of the Vineyard Award.

Community Celebrates a Man Who Can't Say No

John G. Early, a longtime West Tisbury selectman and volunteer on many committees and organizations across the Island, has been honored with the Spirit of the Vineyard award. The community room at the West Tisbury Library was overflowing as friends and supporters listened to one speaker after another praise Mr. Early.

Vineyard Spirit

John Early is being honored for his service to the community on Sunday, Dec. 28, at the West Tisbury library at 2 p.m.

He's Got Spirit, Yes He Does, Spirit for the Vineyard

John Early has contributed so many years of public service it's difficult to come up with an actual number without a high powered calculator. Hospice of Martha's Vineyard did the math, though, and chose Mr. Early to be this year's recipient of their Spirit of the Vineyard award.

Margot Weston, 99, Honored With Spirit of Vineyard Award

Making a difference has no age limit. Margot Schwarz Weston, 99, was presented with the Spirit of the Vineyard award Satuday night in recognition of her decades of volunteering and community service. The award, now in its 17th year, is given out annually by Hospice of Martha's Vineyard and Vineyard Village at Home to honor individuals who work to enhance the Island in quiet ways.

Call for Nominations

Nominations for the Spirit of the Vineyard Award, sponsored by Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, are open. The annual award honors those who have served one or more nonprofit organizations on the Island, and whose work has made a difference to individuals and to the community. The criteria for selection includes selflessness, range and depth of service performed, the length of volunteer service, the effect on the individuals served and for the Island community as a whole.

Greg Orcutt Receives Hospice Award

This year’s Spirit of the Vineyard Award will be presented to Greg Orcutt on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at The Grill on Main in Edgartown from 4 to 6 p.m.

Award Honors Polly Brown, The One Always Ready to Help

Polly Brown of Tisbury, a founder of the Spirit of the Vineyard Award, was herself honored with that award Saturday morning by her colleagues at Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard.

Hospice established the award a decade ago to honor volunteers who have given their time, talent and energy to a wide range of Vineyard charities over a long period of time.

More than 40 of her friends, including her brother, Daniel Putnam Brown Jr., gathered for a morning social and speeches at the Howes House in West Tisbury. The gathering was festive and the praise high.

Melinda Loberg Will Be Recipient of 2008 Spirit of Vineyard Award

Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard announced this week that Melinda Loberg of Vineyard Haven has been chosen to receive the annual Spirit of the Vineyard award.

“Melinda Loberg is a woman who can’t say no. As a result, she is very busy. And her work makes a difference to many people in diverse ways,” declared a press statement from hospice about the award.