Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Kevin Leaf, Jr. had a blood alcohol content of .16 percent after he was pulled over in Oak Bluffs Saturday night, according to police.
Screaming while driving may not be an offense under the law, but it led to a string of charges for a 28-year-old Edgartown resident arrested Saturday night, according to documents filed in Edgartown District Court. Kevin Leaf, Jr., was making enough noise behind the wheel of his van that Oak Bluffs police officer Jeff LaBell decided to take a closer look, LaBell wrote in his report on the incident he said began around 10:15 p.m. on Dukes County Avenue at Vineyard Avenue: “I could hear a male screaming profanities … inside the van,” LaBell wrote. “I could also hear banging coming from the van. The van stopped at the stop sign for several moments and I continued to hear the male screaming profanities. I also observed the vehicle had …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Already established on Circuit Avenue, Simply Soaps is expanding to a kiosk in the Dockside Marketplace opening this Friday.
Beth Serusa's soapmaking business is doing so well that she's expanding to a second Oak Bluffs location to sell her handmade, Island-themed soaps, lotioons and fragrances. Serusa began making her own soaps back in 1999 and started selling them at the Artisans Festival in 2010 before opening her Simply Soaps shop on Circuit Avenue. Friday, Serusa's colorful creations in a wide variety of fragrances, with names like Lamberts Cove Lavender and Hidden Hills Honeysuckle, will also be available at a new Simply Soaps kiosk in the Dockside Marketplace. Products include: cold-process soaps, suitable for vegans, made with palm and olive oils; scented shea butters; loofah soaps; salt scrubs and other treats for the body. Serusa offers a remedy for …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Starting in June, you'll be able to bid online for items left unclaimed in the Oak Bluffs Police property room for a year or more, according to the department's Facebook page.
Oak Bluffs police are taking their unclaimed-property auctions online, according to a Wednesday update on the police department's Facebook page: "The Oak Bluffs Police Department has contracted with www.propertyroom.com, an online auction company, to sell unclaimed items that have been in our storage room for over one year. These items include bicycles, cameras, jewelry, clothing and electronics. This will be an ongoing process and there will no longer be live, in person auctions held in Oak Bluffs. We will begin sending these items for auction this June of 2013." For more police news on and off the Vineyard, please see our Police & Fire section, available in the News tab above or by clicking here. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Rap, hip-hop, jazz and gospel are all part of the inaugural Martha's Vineyard Summer Madness Music Festival and Conference recently announced for the weekend of August 9-11, 2013.
From a Friday night concert with rapper Big Daddy Kane and R&B performer Joe to a Sunday jazz and gospel brunch, African American music is the theme for a new festival recently announced for August 9-11. The Martha's Vineyard Summer Madness Music Festival and Conference will feature "all genres of African American music and the business of making that music," according to the website mvsummermadness.com, which continues: "The events are open to the general public (with ticket purchase) and we have secured a high powered business of music panel and several shows over the course of the weekend." Panelists named on the website include: On a Facebook event listing for the conference, Oak Bluffs resident Skip Finley is named as moderator for …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Flatbread Company on Airport Road and Lobsterville Bar & Grill in Oak Bluffs are both opening for 2013 this Thursday, with Lobsterville holding an open house preview Wednesday and Flatbread throwing a party with local bands Saturday.
Two more seasonal Martha's Vineyard restaurants are opening their doors Thursday, May 16: Flatbread Company on the Edgartown side of Airport Road and Lobsterville Bar & Grill on the Oak Bluffs waterfront. On Facebook, both establishments are inviting customers to special events celebrating the start of the 2013 season. Lobsterville Bar & Grill posts "Come on down on Wed the 15th at 5pm for our 2013 Open House! Hors d'oeuvres, limited menu, Refreshing Beverages, meet the new crew! New Lunch & Dinner Menus begin at 11:30am Thursday the 16th!" If you haven't been there yet, the @LobstervilleMV Twitter account advises "We're in the Caribbean Blue gingerbread-style house - The tallest structure right on OB Harbor." The address is 8 Circuit Ave…
New to the market last week, this bungalow in the Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a front porch and more than 100 years of history.
Have you ever dreamed of living among the campground cottages in Oak Bluffs? Here's a chance to make one of them yours: Sandpiper Realty last week listed a 1906 bungalow for sale at $444,000. 37 Clinton Ave., Oak Bluffs 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.
A 40-year-old man gave police conflicting accounts of how he wound up screaming for help in Oak Bluffs harbor early Thursday, according to reports in the Martha's Vineyard Times and Vineyard Gazette.
Did he jump? Did he fall? Or was he pushed? Oak Bluffs police got a "garbled" account from Nelson Ferreira, 40, after they pulled him from the harbor early Thursday morning, according to Island newspapers. The Martha's Vineyard Times has a blow-by-blow account of how Oak Bluffs and Tisbury police rescued Ferreira after receiving a 911 call. Read the Times report here. The Vineyard Gazette reports that police are investigating how Ferreira, described as "highly intoxicated," got into the harbor. Read the Gazette report here. According to both newspapers, Ferreira gave conflicting accounts of how he got into the water, at one point saying he had floated to Oak Bluffs from Edgartown. The case is under investigation. For more police news on …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The sellers only had to knock $1,000 off their asking price to close the deal on this brand-new, farmhouse-style home in the new Vineyard Hills subdivision of Oak Bluffs.
Listed at $695,000, a brand-new contemporary farmhouse in Oak Bluffs changed hands last week for $685,000, according to Dukes County land transfer records. 7 Pitch Pine Lane, Oak Bluffs Click the highlighted address above to see the property listing on Zillow. 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.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
From the Oak Bluffs Police Department.
An early-morning call drew Oak Bluffs police to the harbor this morning, according to a post on the police department's Facebook page: On Thursday, May 9, 2013, at approximately 4:30 AM, Oak Bluffs Police Officers were dispatched to the Oak Bluffs Harbor for a report of a male screaming for help. On arrival, Officers located a male in the water who was in distress and holding on to a pier yelling for help. Officers from Oak Bluffs and Tisbury entered the water and assisted the male to safety on shore. Oak Bluffs EMS transported the male to the Martha's Vineyard Hospital for medical evaluation. For more police news on and off the Vineyard, please see our Police & Fire section, available in the News tab above or by clicking here. Stay …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Aubrey Anderson, 42, was accused of striking his teenage son with a closed fist and chasing him out of their Oak Bluffs home with a machete in an Oct. 16 rampage reported to authorities by his children.
A 42-year-old Oak Bluffs man charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, intimidating a witness and threatening to commit a crime against his son has been placed on probation until Oct. 30, according to court documents. Aubrey Anderson was accused of striking his teenage son with a closed fist and chasing him out of their home with a machete in an Oct. 16 rampage reported by his children to authorities at Martha's Vineyard High School, who called police. The children told officials their father does not have alcohol or drug dependencies, but has a problem with anger and that this episode was the worst they'd ever seen, court documents indicate. Anderson became angry for no apparent reason when his son came home from …