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The Theater at Monmouth presents AESOP’S GUIDE TO FRIENDSHIP

“Little friends may prove to be GREAT friends”;  “Slow and steady wins the race”; “There is time for work and time for play”; and “Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends”.  These are lessons that all children, young and old, should learn in life. They are also the morals from some of our favorite fables by

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4th Annual Lobster Roll Fundraiser!!

On a chilly evening in April, a boisterous group of both old and new PIE supporters joined together to munch on lobster rolls, sip wine, and pretend the snow outside was a figment of their imaginations.       The promise of Vinalhaven was the focus of the evening – friends sharing stories or laughing

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March Pop-Up After School Series Success!

March can be a hard month on Vinalhaven. Basketball season is over and baseball has yet to begin. There is a lull of activity for students, especially in the middle grades. This March, PIE offered something new: a pop-up after school series that was free for students in grades 4-8. The three-session series was devised

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Ray Troll: Fin(e) Artist

Ray Troll, beloved artist of the Vinalhaven fishing community, visited the island last month.  Troll, who hails from Ketchikan, Alaska, makes bold art with a message- often about fish. He presented his artwork to students at Vinalhaven School and the community. Troll presented to grades K-5 in an assembly at the school, and also visited the

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LEAPS of Imagination Makes Island Connection

This October, second and third graders at Vinalhaven School participated in Leaps of Imagination. This years programs was “Galvanizing Connections Between the Island Landscape & Art,” and led students on a collaborative art making project, interweaving scientific investigation and literacy to cultivate stewardship of the land. LEAPS is also about encouraging students to practice their imagination,

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New School Year, New Perspectives

Perspectives After School Program is back in full swing at the Vinalhaven School. The program, which serves students in grades K-5 has lots of fun planned for the year! Session One, All About Seaweed kicked off this month. Yvonne Thomas has been the guest teacher, and we got the kids outside as soon as we

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Thank you for your support!

Summer is vibrant on Vinalhaven. There’s nice weather (even with the persistent fog), quarry dips, beach trips, lobster dinners, hard work and fundraising! We wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have have contributed your time, energy, and funds towards PIE at our recent events, on July 4th, and at the Saturday

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2017 Spring Newsletter

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PIE Summer Fun for Kids!

There’s a lot going on this summer! We’re very excited that SCamps was so popular last year, we’ve expanded and are offering TheaterSCamp and MusicSCamp in addition to ArtSCamp! PIE is also partnering with mainland organizations to provide even more opportunities for kids. All camps will take place at The Vinalhaven School. We’re looking forward

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Andrea Shane – Travel & Education Scholarship Recipient

“I decided my Junior year that I was going to take a gap year and come to Guatemala. I’m so glad that I stuck with my decision because it has been life changing. I have volunteered with both children and animals, most of my time with exotic animals. We rescue animals that either people bring

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