As the town meeting season begins this spring, I hope that all Island residents will support funding for our Adult Education program, which has been offering classes to all of us for the last six years.
Adult and Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) needs a lifeline to pull it out of a funding crisis. The all-Island school committee agreed to act as the fiscal agent for the educational nonprofit for one year, allowing it to receive public funds. The question comes before voters in all Island towns this spring.
A faded yellow building that once housed the Oak Bluffs laundromat may become the future site of a bowling alley.
Reid (Sam) Dunn, the architect who developed the Tisbury Marketplace in Vineyard Haven, presented a preliminary proposal to open a bowling alley, restaurant and bar on Uncas avenue to the town selectmen Tuesday.
“This is totally informational,” Mr. Dunn said. “We wanted to let you know that the project is in the works.”
ACE MV has remaining fall classes open to adult students. Offerings include yoga teacher training, a practicum in early childhood education, a Wampanoag culture class and a workshop titled Envisioning Your Emerging Self.
From cooking to bookkeeping, the course selection at ACE MV attracts increasing interest every year. But facing a mounting financial crisis, the organization is looking to secure public funding by next fall, or close down operations permanently.