Sunday, March 17, 2013
Take a look at what the weather's fury has done to this iconic Chilmark beach, in our brand-new video and a gallery of photos showing the progress of the cliff's erosion and the violence of the storms that have assailed it.
This has been a rough winter for Lucy Vincent Beach in Chilmark. Already walloped by Hurricane Sandy last October, an eroded cliff above the beach caved in on itself during the most recent ocean storm last week. Saturday afternoon, a steady stream of visitors made their way to the beach to see where chunks of what had been clifftop now litter the shoreline. Most of the sightseers stayed on the sand, but one child couldn't resist climbing the wreckage even though the cliff continues to crumble. For a letter to the editor responding to this article, please see Erosion is Inevitable at Lucy Vincent, Gay Head Cliffs. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the live 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief. While thousands of people fill the arena, billions are watching live on a variety of screens worldwide. The concert is streaming live on television networks, movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Patch. The pre-event coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. EST and the concert is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including over 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, “…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Martha, Murtha, & Emery to the Rescue
Consider this – there’s a boat in your front yard (that shouldn’t be there), your windows are blown in and your family room looks like a messy patch of garden, your car engine is flooded, your clothes are damp and cold, and your power is still out, the wind won’t stop blowing, the rain won’t stop falling and the temperature continues to drop. This is New York and New Jersey. Remember the ‘hoorays’ we all let out after the lights turned back on after only 4 hours without power? Consider still not having power, no hot showers, no cooking ability, no refrigerated food, and no lights. Islanders Ryan Murtha and Steve Emery were at a job on Friday, like any other Friday, talking here and there about the events of the week and it occurred to …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wenonah Madison-Sauer and Dan Sauer of 7a Foods are collecting goods and heading to Rockaway to provide much-needed manpower in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy
As Wednesday’s Nor’easter closed roads and halted ferry service on Martha’s Vineyard, the area hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy was being pelted with Winter Storm Athena with freezing temperatures and snow. Earlier this week, there was a coat and blanket drive here on the Island that gathered close to 500 coats and 500 blankets. One of the drop-off locations was 7a Foods in West Tisbury and as the coats and blankets began piling up, 7a Foods co-owner Wenonah Madison-Sauer started speaking more to those on the ground in the affected areas and doing a bit of research on her own. “When it first happened, I thought that by the time I made it to the area, there would already be so many people there that I wouldn’t be able to do anything, but that…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The lead photo in the gallery is not the winner. Click through to see the winning photo.
We have a winner! Thank you to all of our readers who submitted photos of Hurricane Sandy. Thanks to you, we were able to see the hurricane through the eyes of our readers, a very personal and intimate portrait of how the storm affected coastal New England! Martha Loeb had the winning photo, #58, of Nantasket Beach. Congratulations to Martha! This is part of Patch’s Fall Picture of the Week series, where we’re asking you for your best pictures on a certain topic each week. We’ve added a little incentive. The winning submission will get a $75 gift card, plus bragging rights. For more information about the rules, please see the rules document attached to the article. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Our employees are helping out, and you can, too
It has been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol. "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could…
Boxes will be up at Down-Island Cronigs and 7a Foods through Wednesday
Like many of us here on Martha’s Vineyard, Nicole Cabot of West Tisbury was relieved when we were spared the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, but watching as people in New York and New Jersey fought for their lives and their homes, she felt she had to do something. “My whole family lives in New York and New Jersey,” said Cabot, whose uncle is a New York firefighter. “I was kind of feeling helpless and knew that there were probably many more like me on the Vineyard who wanted to act.” Cabot started with a simple Facebook status update commenting that wouldn’t it be great to collect extra coats and blankets. Her small offer of support went viral almost immediately. “I had something like 62 different comments that day about what people wanted to do …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
"Sandy" by Betty Martin Wlodyka
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Sandy What a fitting name Sand born of rock Transcended time On it’s patient way From bones of earth to Dust in wind Taxi of a traveling scream Awakening souls Why does it take the wind descending To bind so many men In awe and fear to fathom Power that often seems so far away Out of sight … out of mind Why does it take the howling in the darkness To make us feel each other To remember how we used to be The eye of the storm is always Within us all each day Bound at core Yet making believe Distance serves our days… Wind and salt Cleanse the wounds Release the faults Renew the moons ~ Betty Martin Wlodyka Betty Martin Wlodyka has written poetry and painted art since she her youth. She was trained to work with the earliest computers, and …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Local pilots offer to help individuals in need of evacuation
Angel Flight Northeast, the organization of volunteer pilots that arranges free flights for Islanders requiring access to medical care off-island, is offering its services and pilots to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Angel Flight NE released the following letter on Friday morning. Dear Pilots, Volunteers and Friends: As we all have seen or even experienced first hand, Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction up and down the east coast and has devastated so many lives. Angel Flight NE’s mission is to help those in need and would like to assist where possible by providing air transportation to assist those in need especially in the areas that AFNE serves such as New York and New Jersey. If you are aware of any individuals in need of …