The annual charity event raised more than $362,000 for Martha's Vineyard Community Services, including a record-breaking donation total.
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Possible Dreams Auction
Seth Meyers will again host the Possible Dreams auction, scheduled for July 25 online.
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Possible Dreams Auction
The popular TV host returns as host for the 43rd annual auction, streaming live from the Vineyard July 25.
Possible Dreams Auction
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When Seth Meyers steps up to host the 43rd annual Possible Dreams Auction late Sunday afternoon, he will share duties with professional auctioneer Sherry Truhlar.
Possible Dreams Auction


The Island community raised more than $450,000 for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services at the Art Buchwald Possible Dreams Auction Sunday night, an amount expected to increase still by the end of the week. The total surpasses last year’s amount by at least $50,000.

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.

Before comedian Jimmy Tingle could start his newest gig, he had to make a visit to the roundabout.

Mr. Tingle takes up the gavel for the Art Buchwald Possible Dreams auction this weekend, and he visited the Vineyard last week to meet with event organizers and the staff of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. The auction is the principal annual benefit for Community Services and takes place Sunday, July 28 at the Winnetu in Edgartown. The day and date are changed this year from the traditional first Monday in August.

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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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.

Two high rollers in a bidding war to share a peanut butter sandwich with Carly Simon?