Our dear friend and colleague, Jennifer Gardner, passed away peacefully on New Year’s Day 2019, surrounded by her family and loved ones. She touched our lives profoundly and we are grateful for the time we had with her, the opportunity to work alongside her, to experience her generosity and her wisdom and to share our lives together. We will miss her greatly and we are sending our love and heartfelt condolences to her whole family especially to her mother Leila, her brother Stewart, and her children Griffin and Leila.
On Sept 17th 2018 at the new Ag Hall in West Tisbury, the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard honored Vineyard legend Clarence A “Trip” Barnes as this year’s recipient of their Creative Living award.
Island treasure Barnes, noted as much for his fleet of large colorful moving trucks as well as his large colorful auctioneering skills received the award for his long history of community service to his beloved island home of Martha’s Vineyard.
At the Vineyard Haven library on Tuesday night, there was a good turn out of people to hear Donald Nelson talk about his book entitled "Chappaquiddick Tragedy, Kennedy's Second Passenger Revealed". The book gives his account and theory behind the controversial tragedy and subsequent cover up involving Senator Ted Kennedy, and the death of one of his campaign aids, Mary Jo Kopechne.