When old, abandoned buildings receive a breath of new life, it can be a beautiful thing. A group of neighbors recently put their heads together and came up with a plan regarding what should be done with Tiverton’s vacated Nonquit School. They’ve made an offer to the town to purchase the former school building and reopen it as the Nonquit Center, a new community arts and education center. The center would function as a nonprofit and be used for arts and music education programs, environmental and nature programs, food and agriculture classes, local history and Native American studies and wellness programs. The board members of the Four Corners Arts Center are standing up to support this effort and ask the public to sign their online petition of support, noting that the project would be privately funded and impose no tax burden on residents. To support the proposal visit www.nonquitcenter.org.