New Children’s School director

Kimberly Morris-Wadleigh has been appointed the new director of the Island Children’s School on Halcyon Way in West Tisbury.

After receiving an undergraduate and Master’s degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, Ms. Morris-Wadleigh worked in administrative and classroom settings with pre-school and special education students on the Vineyard and in the Dedham public school system. “As an educator and parent, her deep knowledge of children is a wonderful addition to the nurturing environment at Island Children’s School,” the school said in a press release.

For more information, including currently available spaces at the school for children between 2.9 and 5 years old, call Kimberly at 508-693-5815.

Permanent Endowment grants

The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard has awarded $27,550 in grants to 12 Island organizations this fall.

“For this grant cycle, we received applications from nonprofits working to better our lives on the Island in so many ways. It was wonderful to learn how organizations are collaborating on projects, expanding their programs, and helping our friends and neighbors every day,” reported Anne Williamson, Chair of the Permanent Endowment, in a press release. “We hope through these grants we not only financially support Island nonprofits but raise awareness of the very important role they play in our community.”

Grants were awarded to the African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Martha’s Vineyard, Island Grown Initiative, Island Housing Trust Corporation, Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, Sail Martha’s Vineyard, Vineyard Bellydance and Revue, Vineyard House, Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and The Yard. For further information about these initiatives and the Permanent Endowment in general, refer to or call 508-338-4665.

Al-Anon meeting site moved

The location of the Sunday morning meeting of Al-Anon has been changed to the medical staff library above the kitchen at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, effective this Sunday, December 4.

Got wheels?

Meals-On-Wheels, which provides meals to home-bound clients , is looking for drivers to cover all parts of the Island. Drivers are needed between 11 am and 1 pm, Monday through Friday.

Volunteers may drive one day each week or all five days. Routes may be taken on by individuals, teams of two or more, groups or businesses, according to a press release.

Meals-on-Wheels is a program of Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands, To volunteer, call Heidi Dietterich at 508-693-4393, ext. 12.