Friday, May 24, 2013
West Tisbury Elementary's loss is San Clemente High School's gain, and the California school district that snapped up the decorated Marine reservist is singing his praises on Patch.
One of the most distinguished educators to make his mark on Martha's Vineyard has accepted a position leading a California high school. Michael Halt, principal of West Tisbury School and a Marine reservist for more than 20 years, departs this summer for San Clemente High School. San Clemente Patch has published a welcome article for Halt: The Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday night appointed Michael Halt, a combat-experienced colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, as principal at San Clemente High. While trustees said his military roots make him a good fit for the San Clemente community, it’s his track record in education that landed him the job. "While he has impressive military experience … what stood …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Imagine yourself on this 8.5-acre property with access to two private beaches in West Tisbury.
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Monday, May 20
Whether you're in the market for a multimillion-dollar up-Island retreat, or just want to enjoy the photographs, click here for a virtual tour of 94 Norton Farm Road, West Tisbury: Click the highlighted address to see photos and more information, and find more Martha's Vineyard real estate listings and news in our Real Estate section, now with Zillow. Do you have a home for sale? Open house coming up? Post it on Patch! Here are some listings we've recently spotlighted: Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Do you want to work at a community-supported farm on Martha's Vineyard? Whippoorwill Farm is looking for help through August.
The spring rain soaking our Island right now is great news for local farmers, who will soon be needing some help with the growing crops. Whippoorwill Farm in West Tisbury is looking for "enthusiastic, committed field workers" starting this month, according to its website, which continues: Find out more about the jobs, Whippoorwill Farm and its CSA (community-supported agriculture) program at http://www.whippoorwillfarmcsa.com/employment.html. And don't miss our farm-fresh Martha's Vineyard serial novel Lady Slipper Farm and the Summer People, by Holly Nadler, published Mondays and Thursdays here on MV Patch. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Country living with three bedrooms, two and a half bedrooms and room for expansion, with access to beaches on the Island's northwest shore.
Can't afford a tract of Kennedy land? Here's a lower-priced alternative that still has access to unspoiled Martha's Vineyard beaches, and the house is already built for you. Listing information from Zillow; click the highlighted address to see more photos: 81 Seven Gates Farm, West Tisbury: $2,695,000 Find more Martha's Vineyard real estate listings and news in our Real Estate section, now with Zillow. Do you have a home for sale? Open house coming up? Post it on Patch! Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
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 …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Today is the deadline to nominate your favorite music teacher for a newly-established Grammy award honoring music educators. What Martha's Vineyard music teachers do you think are worthy of this award? Tell us in the comments.
The April 15 deadline is upon us for a new Grammy award honoring music educators. The new award will be presented for the first time during next year's awards ceremony. The Music Educator Award was created "to recognize music educators for their contributions to our musical landscape and their positive influence on their students' musical experiences," according to a press release from the Grammy Foundation, which continues: What Martha's Vineyard music teachers deserve to be nominated for this award? We've had several recommendations on Facebook: Who else should be nominated for the Music Educator Grammy? Tell us in the comments. Martha's Vineyard Patch editor Louisa Hufstader was a Grammy voter in the 1990s and originally posted this …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury are all holding their annual town meetings tonight, with special town meetings preceding in the first three.
What will voters be deciding at the town meetings this week? Here's a round-up including the full town meeting and special town meeting warrants: All meetings begin at 7 p.m. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Monday, April 8, 2013
West Tisbury holds its annual public meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the school gym, where voters will take up everything from a $2.8 million police station to a non-binding referendum on Senator Dianne Feinstein's gun control bill. The town election follows
Dog owners over 70 will no longer have to pay a fee to license their pets, if West Tisbury voters approve Article 19 on the annual town meeting warrant. Article 8 asks voters to decide whether the town should "Appropriate the sum of Two Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,800,000) for the construction and equipping of a new Police Station, to be located at the Public Safety Building site." The town meeting warrant has 37 articles, all but one of them concerning town expenditures. The final article, placed on the warrant by petition, is a non-binding referendum related to the Sandy Hook school shootings in Newtown, CT last year and subsequent efforts to regulate certain firearms: "Whereas, we have witnessed the slaughter of our …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Your votes helped propel West Tisbury's Maddie Scott, 16, to the top 10 under-18 finalists in the international Hit Like a Girl drumming competition sponsored by DRUM! magazine. Winners will be announced April 18.
Congratulations are in order for 16-year-old Maddie Scott of West Tisbury, whose spirited drum performance of the K-pop hit "Gangnam Style" earned more than 1,800 votes in the online, international Hit Like a Girl drumming contest sponsored by DRUM! magazine. We'll never know how many of those votes came from Martha's Vineyard Patch readers, but you don't have to be a Vineyarder to see — and hear — that Scott's got real chops on those traps. As a top-10 finalist in the under-18 division, Scott joins a diverse group of peers as young as 8 who are vying for recognition and prizes that range from the grand prize of a brand-new drum kit with sticks, cases and a $500 gift certificate to the third-place winner's $500 electronic drum kit. Winners…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Award-winning "farm to take-out" shop 7a Foods is back for the 2013 season in West Tisbury.
Open at 10 a.m.: 7a Foods, 1045 State Road, West Tisbury, 508-693-4636. The latest Martha's Vineyard seasonal business to return for 2013 is the one MV Patch readers named as the best sandwich maker on Martha's Vineyard last year: 7a Foods on State Road in West Tisbury, to the rear of the Alley's General Store parking lot. Proprietors Wenonah Madison and Dan Sauer, who are also the parents of two young boys, have made their "farm to take-out" shop a mecca for hungry Islanders, summer people and tourists. Their "regulars" have included everyone from local fishermen to President Barack Obama's Secret Service agents, Madison said, and 7a Foods staff have scores of breakfast orders memorized for customers who want "the usual." Obama himself …