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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Safe Swimming Lessons for Babies
Alison L. Mead
The YMCA offers a four-week class that teaches children six months to six years old the skills they need to survive should they find themselves accidentally submerged in water.
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Y Camp for Winter Break
Winter break day camp is an option for students having a stay-cation next week. The YMCA offers themed activities, field trips, swimming, arts and crafts and more from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday next week.
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Lifeguard Certification Course
The YMCA is offering a lifeguard certification course for those age 15 and older. A pretest is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 10 to 11 a.m.
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Writing for Teens at the Y

Teens can find out if they have the right stuff at the Write Stuff summer poetry workshop running July 15 to 19 at Alex’s Place at the Martha’s Vineyard YMCA in Oak Bluffs. Enrollment is open for teens ages 13 to 18 for this 9 a.m. to noon writing experience.

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