Helping the Music Play in the Key of Generosity

Flanked by the 12 guitars he donated to Alex’s Place, Ernie Boch Jr. presented a check Wednesday for $6,000 to the teen center at the YMCA.

Digital Connectors Unite at YMCA

The Digital Connectors program at the YMCA is designed for 14 to 19 year olds interested in learning more about computers and technology. It is sponsored by Comcast and hosted at Alex's Place.

Ellis Paul Pays It Forward at Alex's Place

Ellis Paul may not be a Vineyard native, but it sure feels that way.

Young in Age, Wise in Musical Talent

Saturday’s show at Alex's Place was called We Are the New Generation and featured several performers young in age but wise in experience. There were six musicians in total.”

The Next Generation of Music Is Now

The concert We Are The New Generation will be held at The Base at Alex’s Place at the YMCA on Saturday July 25.

Focus on Friendships

Jim Ross from the ARC of Massachusetts is the guest speaker at this month’s meeting of the Island Parents Advisory Council on Special Education.

King Celebration Applauds Local Efforts

The Martha’s Vineyard chapter of the NAACP hosts its annual celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs.

Middle School Groove

A DJ will spin the records for middle schoolers at Alex’s Place at the YMCA on Friday, Jan. 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. at a dance party especially for students in grades sixth through eighth.

Rock 'n Roll Teachers

They’re teachers by day and rockers by night and they’re coming to Alex’s Place over winter break. Two members of the Los Angeles-based band No Small Children, Lisa Parade and Joanie Pimental, will perform on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Alex’s Place at the YMCA. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for teens.

For more information, call 508-696-7171 or visit

IMP and Belushi Are On the Edge at Alex's Place

On Thursday night at Alex’s Place at the YMCA, Jim Belushi received some startling news. He was not, in fact, the mother of Island teenager Della Burke. At least that was what the audience decided. Mr. Belushi was performing with the IMPers, an Island-based, award-winning improv comedy troupe for teens and young adults. He and Miss Burke were playing a comedy game called Should Have Said. The game involved the two sitting in a car having a conversation.