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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: MV Film Society

At home you are surrounded by life’s distractions, inclined to pick up the phone or do the dishes. Escape reality for a few hours with a screening at The Film Center.
Enjoy cinema snacks and relax in one of our reclining chairs in front of the big screen.
Simply sit and immerse yourself. You’ve earned it.

Bearing fruit
Aquinnah is planning to introduce a food forest in the central part of town for foraging. It would be part of the upcoming Aquinnah Town Center, and some clearing for the forest site has already taken place. Native species, possibly including blueberry bushes and beach plums, will be planted. But the idea is more than just producing food; it’s about cultivating an understanding of Wampanoag foraging practices and a connection with the forest. Read more here.
A lasting impact
Robert Day, a Los Angeles philanthropist who spent time on the Vineyard, donated his time and money toward a number of Island institutions, including the Charter School. His charitable group helped to create the school’s Jordan Science Center, a laboratory named in honor of Day’s close friend, Vernon Jordan. Read more here.

It’s a spa, it’s a pool, it’s …
81 South Water Street and it’s back for review, this time with the Edgartown Conservation Commission. There are still various issues to consider as the public hearing continues, one of which is whether an exercise spa is actually a pool. Abutters were also present to share their concerns. Here are the details.

The West Tisbury Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 5 pm on Thursday. In-person at the West Tisbury Town Hall. Here is the

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 6:30 pm Thursday. Remote access is available. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"He impacted the lives of students he never met, and generations following."
— Charter School director Pete Steedman on
Robert Day’s contributions to the school

Hot Topic Comment
George Davis replies to questions of why the dozens of migrants that were transported to the Vineyard may have left their home country: "If you dig a little deeper, you’ll learn that these folks have explained why they set out on their long and dangerous journey. You’ll also learn that they were all properly documented by U.S. authorities, and were awaiting court hearings on their asylum applications — all above board and legit. That's how the system works, and they were playing by the rules and abiding by the law before they were kidnapped and flown to Massachusetts under false pretext."

Hot Topic Letter
Peter Jones writes to us about wildfire risks: "The Island has a serious potential fire danger in the center of the Island. It is talked about, but nothing meaningful has been done. If the forest is eventually replanted, it should not be another monoculture planting."
Today: Tea time with the Chilmark library focuses on Brazilian teas this week. Pick up the tea ahead of time, then try it out on Zoom with the group. Each event focuses on teas from different places. 6 pm.

I never had a whole lot of Barbies growing up and they weren’t that interesting to me, but I sure would like to see what everyone’s talking about with the "Barbie" movie. Barbie Land vs. The Real World. M.V. Film Center. 7:30 pm.
Tomorrow: It’s time for Bass in the Grass, when local artists make masterpieces out of woodcut bass to display in the grass and inside the Carnegie in Edgartown. Live auction proceeds benefit the Derby Scholarship Fund and the Edgartown Board of Trade. 10 am to 4 pm.

Movies! Check out what's playing at Island theaters here.

Gone fishin’
"LL Bean neoprene waders 1 mens medium/boot 9, 1 womens size 10/boot 8/some cracks in boots, $25 cash for men's, women's free, pics available, dedoyle1 @"

Click here for more finds in our Classifieds section.
Dining out?

The Barn Open Monday through Saturday 11:30 am to 11 pm for lunch, dinner & bowling. Text Barnmv to 508/696/9800 to receive deals & specials.

The Sweet Life Open year-round! Serving dinner Tuesday through Sunday at 5:30 pm. @sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

The Dunes Open for the season! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.

Click here for more details and specials

Restaurant owners: Are you open? Let our readers know, and support local journalism while doing so!

Contact to discuss promoting your dining specials with the MV Times.

Staying in?
Find lots of juicy tidbits in Sweet Taste of Fall on the Vineyard, by Margaret Knight. The fruity delights include puréed rose hips, smoothies, crisps, fruit leathers, pulp butter, and Chokecherry Soup from Linsey Lee's "Edible Wild Plants of Martha's Vineyard," which is ripe for picking at local libraries.

Coming soon to newsstands and online: the Harvest Season issue of Edible Vineyard.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Becky Barca-Tinus
A different kind of remote learning
Penikese Island, located in Buzzards Bay, is the home to the Penikese Island School. The school’s overarching goal is to get students unplugged and exploring the natural world. And the Island — with nearly 100 acres of grassy hills and rocky beaches  — is a good setting for it. Find out a little history about Penikese, the school, and more here.

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