Monday, May 30, 2011
From sports to arts and everything in between, there's no shortage of camp offerings to keep the kids busy this summer.
With so many amazing summer camp opportunities on one little island, it can be overwhelming or confusing to choose which is the best fit for your little ones. Fear not, Patch has done its homework to bring you this 2011 Island summer camp round-up. Whether its sports, sailing or acting, we've got a summer camp for every kid. ARROWHEAD FARM Giddy up! If your child is one of the many in love with horses and horseback riding, Arrowhead Farm offers one of the most established riding camps on the Island. Now in its 26th year, the 2011 Arrowhead Summer Pony Camp begins June 20 and continues through the end of August. One- or two-week-long sessions, which take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., are available. Summer Pony Camp is good for beginners, …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Three fisherman went out in search of shark bait; instead, they found a nearly 20-foot great white shark.
Three local fishermen who set out early Friday morning in search of shark bait got more than they bargained for when they happened upon a nearly 20-foot great white shark. The trio, commercial fisherman Jeff Lynch, 28 of Chilmark, and Will Farrissey and Mike Capen, both 21 of Oak Bluffs, were fishing for mackerel, which they intended to use to catch thresher and mako sharks at a later date. Their trip didn’t go as planned. About a mile off the coast of Aquinnah, around 7 a.m., they spotted a dead whale trapped in lobster gear. Lynch said he called the Coast Guard to report the find, then took out his cell phone to snap photos at their request. That’s when he saw what he described as a 20-foot, 2,000-pound great white shark. “I looked up …
Three fisherman out in search of mackerel first encountered a dead whale . . . then they spotted a great white shark.
Commercial fisherman Jeff Lynch of Chilmark and his friends Will Farrissey and Mike Capen of Oak Bluffs set out early Friday morning in search of mackerel. Instead, they encountered a dead 17-foot minke whale tangled in lobster equipment. Soon after, they came upon a nearly 20-foot great white shark. Lynch shared photos of his more-than-exciting fishing adventure with Patch. Click here to read about his close encounter with the shark.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Rumors are swirling that the pop diva is heading to Chappy.
When we last left our heroine Lady Gaga, she had confided backstage to an Island-based photographer that she was searching for property on Martha's Vineyard. She hoped to have him and his wife over for a glass of wine, she said. I made the calculated but incorrect guess that Gaga would target the Up Island area where privacy is maximal. But soon rumors flew fast and furious that the rock diva had settled on a plot of land overlooking Cape Pogue on the northern shore of Chappaquiddick, and that carpenters, stone masons, and contractor Peter Rosbeck were hard at work on the new showplace. (Note to the blond-wigged rock star: If you invite anyone to drive all the way across the Island, after which they board the rickety ferry and then bump …
Monday, April 11, 2011
The Island has a long history of unusual sightings. But are they wishful thinking or real?
Picture two aliens in a spacecraft. For seven gravity-free nano-seconds they’ve glimpsed nothing but black ocean, then lights! Civilization! Their GPS informs them, “You’re closing in on Martha’s Vineyard. You are advised to hold here because the social activity in the high season is more frenzied than anything we’ve studied anywhere else on the planet, with any of the species.” So that’s a hypothetical about why our Island has been prey to a lotta, lotta UFO sightings. Chilmark resident, ghostbuster and movie star Dan Aykroyd has made it a point to examine alien activity here or anywhere in earthly precincts. In the documentary “Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs,” released in 2005, he states, “There should be no debate anymore that UFOs exist…
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Two passengers were aboard the private plane; no one was seriously injured.
Updated March 20, 10:30 a.m. State trooper David Parent has confirmed that the two Martha's Vineyard residents involved in a minor plane crash on Saturday evening are 67-year-old Jean Dupon and 45-year-old Susan King. The single-enginge Piper aricraft made an emergency landing at State Beach in Oak Bluffs at approximately 9:05 p.m., according to the State Police. Dupon is the chef/owner of Vineyard Haven French restaurant Le Grenier. The Oak Bluffs Police Department, State Police, fire personnel and some Edgartown Police responded to the crash, Parent said. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division is expected to visit the scene later in the day to determine a cause of the crash. The plane came to rest on a …