Giving, Receiving at Big Brothers Big Sisters Benefit
Katherine Gianni
At a benefit event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & The Islands, the life of Jake Baird was celebrated by his Big Brother Bill Jacob.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Hires Vineyarder to Lead Local Chapter
Holly Pretsky
Nathan (Skip) Luce will be the local program coordinator for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and Islands program, helping to facilitate connections between adult mentors and Island children.
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Facing Growing Need, Golf Tournament Tees Up to Help Island Children
Alex Elvin

Golfers from on and off the Island will hit the links this weekend for the 23rd annual Children’s Benefit Golf Tournament, hosted by the Farm Neck Golf Club.

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New Energy for Vineyard Big Brothers Big Sisters Program
Olivia Hull
The Big Brothers Big Sisters program started on the Island in 1974 and has ranged in size over the years, pairing as many as 60 children with adult mentors. But the national organization was hit hard by the recession and seemed to fade from Vineyard consciousness.
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Big Brotherhood
Few things in life are free, but I think I found one. I became a Big Brother this summer, and it has been one treat after another. I have found a friend, a comrade, someone who likes to do the things I like to do.
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Big Brothers: Closed Office, Open Heart
Ivy Ashe
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Martha’s Vineyard hosted a fund-raising breakfast Thursday morning, gathering together board members, current program participants and new volunteers at Farm Neck Golf Club for a hearty meal of scrambled eggs and sausage with a side of uplifting stories.
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Faced With Shortage, Big Brothers Big Sisters Appeals for Volunteers
Remy Tumin

At the young age of eight, Matthew had grown accustomed to being let down. Trust was an issue, so when Steve Sjogren came into his life, they began slowly, by going down to the beach and throwing rocks into the water.

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Buy a Book, Help a Brother

The Bunch of Grapes Bookstore has teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Martha’s Vineyard to help out this holiday season. Little Brothers and Sisters in the mentoring program are invited to visit Bunch of Grapes and create a wish list of up to six books. Community members may then view the wish lists and choose a book to give to a little. Bunch of Grapes is offering a 20 per cent discount on these gifts.

This opportunity is available until Dec. 31, 2011.

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