Friday, May 17, 2013
There's a virtual Vineyard on Facebook with lively, engaging and photo-filled posts from local businesses and groups. Here are some MV Patch favorites and recommendations from readers.
Since we first published this article March 28, I've found a whole crop of new Vineyard-related Facebook pages to follow. Here are just a few. Please share your own Facebook favorites in the comments section below! Heather Gardens Greenhouses and Nursery has a sassy, wry Facebook presence that has me looking forward to new posts, especially because they usually come with luscious photographs of plants and gardens. Sample updates: Vineyard Grocer and Tisbury Farm Market share a lively Facebook page maintained by TFM manager Steve Harris, with daily specials and nutrition tips. WCAI-FM in Woods Hole posts enough items of Island interest, including links to program archives and alerts to upcoming shows, that I'm always interested in the …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
There's MV Patch, and then there's MV Patch on Facebook. Here's a glimpse of what's happening on our popular page, including the latest and most-recommended posts.
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Oak Bluffs Police Department has posted its Friday call log on Facebook.
Police departments on Martha's Vineyard are increasingly using Facebook to stay in touch with community members. From the Oak Bluffs Police Department's page comes this call log for Friday, April 19, 2013: 00:17: Remove Party 00:44: Motor Vehicle Stop 01:24: Prowler 02:40: Attempted Burglary 06:53: Disabled Motor Vehicle 07:28: Burglar Alarm 10:44: Medical Emergency 12:27: Welfare Check 13:22: Fire Alarm 14:24: Burglar Alarm 15:23: Civil Matter 18:55: Fire 20:00: Fire Alarm 23:29: License/Registration Check Oak Bluffs P.D. is on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/Oak-Bluffs-Police-Department/148406108588099. As of 2 p.m. Saturday, the page had attracted 226 likes on the popular social network. Other Martha's Vineyard public safety agencies …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Updates from the Oak Bluffs Police Department.
The Oak Bluffs Police Department posted an update on Facebook Saturday: On Saturday, April 13, 2013, at approximately 1:30 AM, OBPD Officers arrested two males on Pond View Drive for allegedly physically assaulting a taxi driver and attempting to stop him from contacting the Police. The department has added social media to its arsenal of investigative tools, according to another update: OBPD Officers are attempting to locate a stolen Apple Mac Pro lap top computer. The computer was stolen between 10 PM on 4-10-2013 and 12 AM on 4-11-2013 from the Deer Run Road area of Oak Bluffs. The computer is silver in color and has a 15 inch display. The serial number is SW80459HLAGU. If you have information pertaining to this investigation please send…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
On Facebook and YouTube, the star singer-songwriter with Island roots shares his guitar technique in a series of free lessons. Here's "Carolina in My Mind," chord by chord.
Especially on Martha's Vineyard, where his family began living seasonally in the early 1950s, James Taylor's voice and songs are so well-known that we may forget he's also an accomplished guitarist. He's also a generous one: On his Facebook page and YouTube channel, Taylor is offering a series of free guitar lessons in which he breaks down some of his most famous songs chord by chord, then plays them through. Find Taylor's video channel at youtube.com/user/jamestaylorvideo and like his Facebook page at facebook.com/JamesTaylor for updates when he posts a new guitar lesson. Do you have a James Taylor memory to share? Tell us in the comments. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Festival founder and executive producer John Lee announced Wednesday that the 2013 event is canceled. The Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival will return in 2014, Lee posted on Facebook.
The following status update from John Lee was posted Wednesday on the Facebook page of the Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival: Today was a tough day as executive producer and founder of the 1st Annual Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival. I had to inform our advisory board via conference call that we will not be producing the 3rd annual MVJF in 2013 and will focus on our 2014 festival production. Although our efforts over the last two years have received phenomenal support from islanders as well as the islands seasonal visitors, our efforts have fallen short of raising the necessary resources to continue to produce the festival in 2013. We will instead focus on our 2014 production to continue what we think will still be one of the finest jazz …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Did you see how far the tide went out on Sunday and Monday? Have you ever seen it so low on Martha's Vineyard?
The Cape and Islands saw midday tides fall to what the Chappy Ferry Facebook page called "nearly historic lows" Sunday and Monday. In Edgartown Monday afternoon, Fuller and Lighthouse beaches were high and dry, with a bathtub ring of rocks and a string of sandbars. "The tide went out and stayed out," posted Woods Hole radio station WCAI on its Facebook page, along with a NOAA chart showing the dramatic change between Saturday's ebb and that of the following two days. Posting on its Facebook page, the Woods Hole Inn called it "an epic low tide." Chappy Ferry had no explanation: "This was supposed to be a regular half-moon low tide. We didn't really have a storm surge during the gale of the previous day." Can anyone answer the question: What…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The social media giant is testing a fee service to send messages with a small group in the U.S.
Soon, Facebook might have a message for users wishing to send notes to the inboxes of people who aren't friends. Pay $1 first. Facebook is testing that fee service "with a small percentage of individuals—not businesses—in the U.S.," the Associated Press reported Thursday. "The company says charging for messages could help discourage spammers," the AP said. Would you pay the fee? Tell us in the comments section.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
As the Nov. 6 election nears, political discussion is getting heated. How much do you share of your political opinions with your Facebook friends?
Maybe you're a die-hard Democrat, and you think Joe Biden wiped the floor with Paul Ryan in the vice presidential debate Thursday. Or maybe you're a staunch Republican, you believe Paul Ryan was on top of his game. Do you share these opinions with your Facebook friends? Maybe you shouldn't, suggests a recent article on Boston.com. People of all political leanings told the Globe they're learning too much about their friends' and relatives' attitudes. The article is informed by data from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The study found that 18 percent of Facebook users have blocked, unfriended, or hidden a friend because of political differences or a distaste for the sheer volume of the friends’ political posts. …