Boch Donation Honors Tony Lombardi — And the Band Plays On
Holly Pretsky

The high school band Era of Good Feelings headlined the scene Tuesday at Alex's Place when Ernie Boch Jr. presented a check for $5,000.

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Collapsed Bubble Complicates Merger Between Youth Tennis, Y
Holly Pretsky
Although the collapse of Vineyard Youth Tennis’s bubble structure has added a new complication in the proposed merger between the organization and the YMCA both organizations said talks were ongoing.
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Makos Are in the Pool and Competing

The Martha’s Vineyard Makos traveled to Nantucket for the Southeastern Massachusetts Swim League Pentathlon meet.

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Putting a New Spin on Things at Alex's Place
Kathleen Culliton

Alex’s Place, a community center where teenagers can draw comics, learn to play the ukulele and escape the numerous pressures of Island life, has a new director with a new philosophy for the space.

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YMCA, Martha's Vineyard Arena Forge a Partnership
Julia Wells
The Martha’s Vineyard Arena and YMCA announced this week that the two nonprofits have formed a new alliance. At the same time a new general manager has been hired for the Island ice arena.
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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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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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Winter Relief at the YMCA
The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard becomes the place to be for the younger set this winter when its combines forces with the Yard for a dance program and then hosts a monthly gathering for teen girls.
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Parents Organize Party After Prom
High school juniors and their prom dates, as well as juniors who aren't going to the event, are welcome to attend the after prom party at the YMCA.
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Free Fun, Fitness at YMCA Kids Day
At the YMCA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, kids and families are invited to take part in fun, creative activities that help foster a more active lifestyle.
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