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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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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.
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Red Cat’s new home
Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs will be welcoming two "new" restaurants on April 1. The much-missed Red Cat Kitchen will be taking over the former Oyster 02557 spot, while Mikado Hawaiian BBQ and Sushi will be operating its upcoming Oak Bluffs restaurant from right downstairs, the former home of the Cardboard Box. Reporter Abigail Rosen has that update.
Room for 15 more?
Aquinnah is eyeing an area in front of 9 Aquinnah Circle to provide additional parking on a temporary basis. The property went out for bids before but those had to be reissued when the lack of input from the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) was pointed out by the community. The parking spaces, if it goes through, would be there until the property is used for another purpose. The Aquinnah select board awaits a parking plan and would run it by the Aquinnah Cultural District committee for feedback. Board member Tom Murphy thinks there is enough room for 15 more parking spaces, something that would help the town during the busy summer season. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.

Meet the Barnstable
The SSA has a new name for the latest vessel it purchased. After multiple names were considered, the winner turned out to be Barnstable. Meanwhile, the SSA is planning to request bids for a consultant to take a look at its information technology infrastructure. If you tried to make summer reservations on the opening days for either the Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard route, you know why this decision was made. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
The Chilmark select board and finance advisory committee meet jointly in-person at 4:30 pm Tuesday. Here is the agenda.

The Oak Bluffs planning board meets at 5 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"The general opening did not meet the authority’s high expectations for its customers." –SSA general manager Robert Davis on difficulties with online reservations

Hot Topic Comment
Deborah Orazem on Edgartown’s proposed nip ban: "Banning the sale of nips in Edgartown would be an important step in eradicating this trash from our roadways."

Hot Topic Letter
This time last year Nan Schanbacher from Woods Hole wrote about the SSA’s building project: "Who has the deep pockets and the desire to keep this project going? For whom is this temple being built?"
Today: It’s Open Mic Night at the Edgartown library. Performance artists, musicians, poets, storytellers, and maybe a standup comic (family-style) or two are welcome to work on material. 6 to 7:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Philip Weinstein, a man who knows books and writers, leads A Century of American Short Stories with the Vineyard Haven library. Tonight the focus is on Edward P. Jones’ "All Aunt Hagar’s Children." 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I’m sticking with books today. Keeps me out of trouble. The Aquinnah library hosts its Book Group. They'll talk about James Clear’s "Atomic Habits." This book tells us how to drop bad habits and pick up good ones. May also keep me out of trouble. 3 pm. –C.B.

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

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 Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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Staying in?
Let’s try something a little different for dinner. This recipe, from the good folks at Mo’s Lunch and Island Grown Initiative, gives us Brandade, a rich combination of potato and salt cod that goes great with a good, toasted bread. Bon appétit!

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Steve Loo
Certified public yogi
Jason Mazar-Kelly found the second act of his professional career as a yoga instructor on Martha’s Vineyard. So how does one go from working as an accountant in the city, to a yogi on a tiny Island? Well, it’s a funny story, with some luck and some epiphanies along the way. Read Second Acts writer James Dale’s piece on Mazar-Kelly and his big leap from crunching numbers to namaste on the Vineyard.

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