Monday, March 4, 2013
This year's Art Buchwald Possible Dreams Auction takes place July 28 at the Winnetu resort in Katama. The event benefits Martha's Vineyard Community Services, which provides year-round programs for Islanders.
Martha's Vineyard Community Services has a new location for the 2013 Possible Dreams fund-raiser. Now called the Art Buchwald Possible Dreams Auction in honor of its longtime celebrity auctioneer, who died in 2007, th 35th annual event takes place at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort in Katama July 28 starting at 4 p.m. Among the celebrities who have donated auction lots over the years: According to Lindsay Miner of MVCS, Tickets are $25 and you can find out more about this year's auction at http://www.mvcommunityservices.com/possibledreams. To read about past years' Possible Dreams Auctions, please see: For a round-up of Martha's Vineyard events in 2013, please see Are your Martha's Vineyard events listed in our calendar? Don't miss the …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
From the ubiquitous red kettles to the option to round up to the nearest dollar at the register, there are many requests for consumers' charity this season.
It's rare to go through a checkout line without being asked for a donation. At PetSmart it's for animals; at Wendy's it's for adoption; at the Dollar Tree Store it's toys for military kids. And, let's not forget the jingle of the Salvation Army bell that sends many of us digging into our pockets. It's true, needs are increasing yearly. One viewpoint is that if you're out shopping anyway, parting with an extra dollar here and there likely has little affect on your wallet—and if others do the same, the sum of all the small donations can make a big difference. But how do you decide when your donations are enough? Do you have to give each time to feel like you've helped? How do you walk through the cold past that kettle and the ringer of the …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
PJ Martinez came in first place in the 4th of July Run the Chop Challenge
Mudrick's Fudge sponsored their annual Run the Chop Challenge 5 mile road race yesterday that kicked off at the Tisbury School. About 430 people participated, with PJ Martinez coming first with a time of 28:57. The first woman to cross the finish line was Alex Doll from Bethesda Maryland. Although it was an exciting race with a lot of quick finishes, the purpose of the event was to raise money for Island kids. Volunteer Kathy O'Sullivan explained, "All proceeds from the race goes to kids' charities. So it's really cool. There's no expenses that we take out of the proceeds."