Community Skates to the Rescue for Tony Lombardi
Heather Hamacek
At the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena on Friday night, skaters of all levels hit the ice for a benefit to support Tony Lombardi, director of Alex's Place, who suffered a stroke on Dec. 23.
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Dreaming Big and Stressing Less at Alex's Place
Alexandra Bullen Coutts

It’s a little after noon on a wintry Wednesday, and Alex’s Place is hopping. The YMCA teen center, made possible by a gift from the Gagnon Foundation, is a growing hub for Island adolescents.

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Helping the Music Play in the Key of Generosity
Heather Hamacek
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.
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Digital Connectors Unite at YMCA
Alex Floyd
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.
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Ellis Paul Pays It Forward at Alex's Place
Alex Floyd

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

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Young in Age, Wise in Musical Talent
Louisa McCullough
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.”
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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