Holly Bellebuono Appointed Executive Director of ACE MV

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Our new Executive Director, Holly Bellebuono, speaks to the MV Times about her new appointment and her vision for the organization.

“ACE MV serves various constituencies, providing courses for adults and high school students and graduates,” Bellebuono says. “One of the Island’s needs we address is providing for-credit college and certification courses that are otherwise difficult to achieve due to travel logistics. Because ACE MV works in partnership with accredited institutions as well as drawing on experts who live here and serve as our faculty, we can help year-rounders advance their career goals.”

Fishing Workshop

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Instructor: Janet Messineo

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Lao Tzu

Get started fishing the Vineyard! Receive expert instruction with 40 years of experience fishing the shores of the Island. You don’t need a boat to catch fish. You can enjoy a sunrise or sunset and a walk on a beach, put food on the table or catch and release. Learn to: 1) Tie a Knot; 2) Read a tide chart; 3) Understand the importance of wind direction; 4) How to choose the right lure for each species; 5) How to cast and retrieve; 6) Basic rod and reel care. I supply all the gear and recommend what you need to get started on your own. All materials included. Class limited to 4 students.

Class Sold Out

Writing Island Histories

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Lecturer: Thomas Dresser

Enjoy an overview of the history of Martha’s Vineyard, from its ancient geological formation through the Native American heritage that survives today, to the settlement by white men in the 17th century. The story of the Vineyard today can be traced from the activities of our forebears. Touching on economic strategies, historical anomalies and social customs, the story of the Vineyard forms a unique block in the American quilt.