Jaws Screening at Ocean Park Rescheduled

JawsFest's planned outdoor screening of Jaws on Ocean Park Saturday night has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 12 at 8 p.m. due to rain.

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Vineyard Cup

Keep your eyes on the water today where hundreds of sailboats, from schooners to catboats to modern design racers, are partaking in the Vineyard Cup. Races are based out of Vineyard Haven harbor, but you also can catch a glimpse of the action from the East an West Chop Lighthouses, Eastville Beach, State Beach and at the entrance of Lake Tashmoo.

The Vineyard Cup is an annual benefit for Sail Martha’s Vineyard, which provides sailing lessons and instructions to Island youth. 

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YMCA Pool Parties

The second annual Cool Pool Parties fundraising event to benefit the YMCA is this Saturday, July 28, from 7 to 10 p.m.

The idea is simple and yet ingenious. Guests are invited to choose one of three private Vineyard properties to relax poolside and enjoy a party matched to a particular theme.

Batch on Hatch is hosted by Kathy and Jim Gidwitz and takes place in Vineyard Haven. This party features music by Andy Suzuki and food by Kitchen Porch catering.

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Round the Island Race

Possibly the biggest, and certainly the longest, sailboat races of summer come together this weekend. On Saurday, 74 sailboats are expected to race around the Island in the Edgartown Yacht Club’s annual Round the Island race. The race — about 52 miles in length — starts in early morning and lasts all day, taking boats clockwise around the Island.

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Oak Bluffs Art Stroll

On Saturday, August 11, this month’s Arts District Stroll in Oak Bluffs takes place. The stroll is from 4 to 7 p.m. and is an opportunity to check out all of the galleries along Dukes County avenue as they roll out the welcome mat, not to mention snacks and drinks.

The Alison Shaw Gallery is hanging a show full of brand-new work as well as celebrating The Chappy Ferry Book by author Tom Dunlop with photographs by Alison Shaw.

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Tornado Watch in Effect

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the surrounding region, including coastal waters extending out 25 nautical miles south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, and coastal waters from Montauk, N.Y. to Martha's Vineyard extending out to 20 nautical miles south of Block Island. This watch also includes the following includes the following adjacent coastal waters: Vineyard Sound and Nantucket Sound, Boston Harbor, Cape Cod Bay, Buzzards Bay, Rhode Island Sound, Narragansett Bay and Block Island Sound. The watch will remain in effect through 9 p.m.

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Candidates To Meet

On Saturday, August 11, the The Martha’s Vineyard Democrats will host both candidates for the ninth congressional district of Massachusetts.The candidates are William Keating, who is running for re-election, and Sam Sutter, the district attorney for Bristol County.

The meeting takes place at 9 a.m. at Howes House in West Tisbury.

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Amity Gazette

What’s big and gray and has been recently spotted on Martha’s Vineyard?

The Amity Gazette.

With tourists streaming onto the Island this week for Jawsfest, the Vineyard Gazette today printed a limited number of its Aug. 7th issue under the masthead of its fictional alter ego from the blockbuster summer movie Jaws.

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Subscription Offer

The Vineyard Gazette is being distributed free across the Island this week as part of an annual effort to encourage new subscribers. The full issue is also available for free online. For a limited time offer, you can subscribe — or renew your subscription — for two years, and get your choice of two new books about the Vineyard, To the Harbor Light: Lighthouses of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod or Bountiful: A History of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society and Livestock Show and Fair.

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Possible Veterans Fund-raising Scam

Dukes County Veterans Agent Jo Ann Murphy is cautioning Vineyarders to be wary of telephone solicitations to raise money for veterans.

Ms. Murphy said that she’s heard from a few people who have received the phone calls, but she has not been contacted about any fund-raising endeavors that will go to Island veterans. “I haven’t heard anything,” she said. “Well, who are these people?”

“There are a lot of scams out there,” Ms. Murphy said. “I would just be leery of it.”

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