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An Evening of Dance & Fiddle Music with the Cassatt Quartet

As waves crashed against the shore, providing their own rhythmic background, and a near-full moon rose over the sea, the Cassatt String Quartet once again wowed a full house of music lovers with an irrepressible evening of fiddle and dance music—all to benefit PIE.  Susan Godfrey’s Coombs Neck home is unusually well set up to

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“Vinalhaven”

Sale of Artists’ Print to Benefit PIE! VINALHAVEN is a charming, fantastical bird’s eye panorama of Carver’s Harbor and surrounding area. The drawing is full of familiar details and island references, but also contains a wealth of invented imagery. It is the result of a collaboration between the artist duo, Hipkiss, and long-time seasonal resident

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2019 Spring Newsletter

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PIE presents “One Room Schoolhouse” print to Vinalhaven School

  The Vinalhaven School Board meeting on September 11, 2018 was an occasion for celebration when PIE Director Alice Bissell presented the Board with a framed signed print of One Room School, by Peter Ralston (photo) and Philip Conkling (poem). The Pairings print was created in 2017 to support PIE’s fundraising efforts. PIE Board member

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2018 Spring Newsletter

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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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