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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
An Alaskan missionary led the first successful ascent of the highest point in North America, Mount Denali, on this day 110 years ago. Today, we are trying to successfully put out the MV Times print edition. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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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.

Wind construction beginning
Vineyard Wind announced today that work installing the first turbine towers and transition pieces has started on-site. A large vessel called the Orion, with a 5,000 ton crane, is helping with the construction. The Vineyard Wind CEO tells us there is "steel in the water." Read more here.
Trustees appoint CEO
The Trustees of Reservations has appointed Katie Theoharides as the organization’s new president and CEO. The position has been held by interim president and CEO Nicie Panetta since October, following former president John Judge’s resignation. Read our coverage here.

Criminal charges filed
A Texas sheriff has filed charges for the controversial transportation of 49 migrants to the Vineyard by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in September. The charges include unlawful restraint, one of them a felony. We hear from Island attorney Rachel Self, who’s been involved in the case since day one. She says there are copious amounts of evidence to bring the charges forward. Read our story here.

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee meets at 6 pm Thursday. Remote access is available. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"I am deeply grateful to Sheriff Salazar and his incredible team for launching and conducting such a vigorous and thorough investigation of the criminal acts that occurred in San Antonio in September. He did so not out of any political sentiment, but because he felt strongly that he could not allow vulnerable human beings under his protection to be hunted and victimized. The case he has presented is extremely strong."
— Immigration attorney Rachel Self on
criminal charges filed by a Texas sheriff for the transportation of 49 Venezuelan and Peruvian asylum seekers to Martha’s Vineyard in September.

Hot Topic Comment
Bill Simpson warns about towns providing housing for municipal workers: "When the town decides to part ways with an employee for cause, and the employee decides to exercise their many rights as a tenant and stick around after being asked to leave, the town will regret this."

Hot Topic Letter
Nicole Brisson writes to us about enhancing WiFi connectivity on SSA ferries: "Since the SSA is raising our fees, I ask that they put some of the increased revenues toward improving the Internet connectivity on the boats. Do not advertise Wi-Fi access when it doesn’t actually work. Connectivity on the boat works at the terminal and ends four minutes into the crossing, resuming when almost docked on the other side, making working or communicating via email on the ferry an aggravating and virtually useless activity."
Today: Join my pal Kate Feiffer at the Chilmark library for a little romp through "The Lamb Cycle," the terrific David Ewbank’s book that she illustrated. Think reimaging Mary and her little lamb through the eyes of William Shakespeare. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

The MVCS offers a Webinar on PFAS with Laura Anderko, co-director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment at Villanova. Never a bad thing to be informed. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Artist Lynn Hoeft helps us observe and draw what we see at Polly Hill Arboretum with this Drawing in Nature class. All levels of experience are welcome, even mine. 9 am. –C.B.

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

Chill out
"2 good condition GE window A/C $95 each, free-1-LG-large a/c works ok, antique sewing machine-free -needs work, text 303-817-1936 for pics."

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 at 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and brunch 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays. Live music on Thursdays.


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

Click here for more details and specials

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Staying in?
Turn over a new leaf when you try the Island Grown Initiative recipe for Salad Roll-ups with Dipping Sauce. A large piece of lettuce is used in place of bread, and you can fill it with your favorite fixings. Maybe if the iceberg variety is used, you'll have a see-through sandwich.

Send us a recipe! We would love to share it with the community. Email it to, and include a brief backstory and a photo of your final creation.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this man?

We'll throw all winning answers into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 gift certificate to an Island business or charity.

Email your answer to, and let us know which day you are guessing about.

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see our archive.

Tuesday's contest answer:
Ryan Marinelli
Roll with it
Island Jiu Jitsu has a new Brazilian instructor. Black belt Eric Cady taught jiu jitsu in New York for more than a decade before moving to the Vineyard to work for South Mountain Co. But our story is more than just a profile — we take a look at the sport: a ground grappling-based martial art with the central theme of controlling opponents in ways that force them to submit. Read more here.

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