Alex's Place

Music at Salt

John Zannini is holding a benefit photography and music extravaganza at Salt, on Lagoon Pond Road in Vineyard Haven, the weekend of August 10 through 12.

Boch Donation Honors Tony Lombardi — And the Band Plays On

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.

Tony Lombardi Left Lasting Legacy of Service, Caring

Tony Lombardi, the former director of Alex’s Place at the YMCA, died last Friday morning at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 59.

Putting a New Spin on Things at Alex's Place

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.

Community Skates to the Rescue for Tony Lombardi

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.

Dreaming Big and Stressing Less at Alex's Place

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.

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.”