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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today is National Banana Day. Has anyone else noticed they’re getting smaller and smaller? It’s also 420 and if you know, you know. We’re guessing they know over at Island Time. By the way, Oak Bluffs has set Monday, April 25, at 11 am for a recount in the select board race won by Gail Barmakian by just two votes. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: Edible Vineyard

Menemsha on the mind
Menemsha continued to dominate the Chilmark select board meeting, but this time it was about the condition of the commercial wharf. An engineering consultant uncovered some immediate repairs that need to be made. Meanwhile, a contractor working on Nomans wants to tie up at the transient dock for the duration of that work. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
COVID and mask updates
COVID cases dropped slightly across the Island last week to 29 total for the week. The Island remains at low risk for community spread and there were zero hospitalizations. Here’s that update. Meanwhile, the Steamship Authority reversed course and has lifted its mask mandate. This comes one day after general manager Robert Davis told the SSA board they would remain in effect. You can read that update here.

Closing time
Last call for alcohol will be happening earlier at Town Bar and Grill MV at least through August. At a select board meeting in Edgartown on Tuesday, board members raised concerns over a couple of incidents that required police to be called to the restaurant and bar. In one instance, off-duty employees stayed at the bar and allegedly became involved in a fight. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
The Oak Bluffs planning board meets at 5 pm Thursday for a public hearing on the MVRHS sports complex. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"I think this is very useful information but a little harrowing to see that it appears that a third of our fleet will be obsolete in three years and we’ll need to replace 50 percent in seven. We need to have a strategic vision of how we’re going to go about replacing these vessels."–Steamship Authority board member Peter Jeffrey, who represents Falmouth, commenting on a report about the obsolescence of the SSA fleet

Hot Topic Comment
Dennis Reynolds commented on the SSA board meeting story. "It would be nice if the Steamship Authority put the needs of the passengers first. We need safe, efficient, and clean vessels. We pay for the use of such and to be transported to the Island. The Steamship Authority needs ivory towers.Maybe there can be some middle ground. A few less Monoliths for you and a few more vessels for the customers."

Hot Topic Letter
Keith Chatinover has announced that he doesn’t intend to seek reelection to the Dukes County Commission. "For too long, local government on Martha’s Vineyard has looked like me: white and male. If you do not fit into those boxes, you might understandably feel dissuaded from running for office. But we need your voices, now more than ever."
Today: Jenny Allen hosts Theater Trivia Night with the M.V. Playhouse. This is the second season of the virtual event. And it’s free. And you can win a prize for scoring the best and the worst. I know where I’d fall. 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Enjoy live music and libations at Offshore Ale with Blue Yonder, made up of Rick O’Gorman, Jessie Leaman, and George Davis. 6:30 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Someday I’m going to take a class at Featherstone, and when I do I’d like it to be something like this one: Initial Pendant Workshop with Ivry Russillo. They provide all the tools and supplies and you walk away with a piece of jewelry you made yourself. 10 am. –C.B.

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

Fun in the sun
"7ft sportyak 2 dingy with hole for mast and holes for oarlocks. 774-521-9631. $75."

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Dining out?

The Barn Open for lunch & dinner Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Bowling available Tuesday through Saturday at 5 pm. 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. Featuring a pre-fixe 3 course dinner for $50 on Wednesdays!
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Coop De Ville Opening for the season on April 21st!

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Staying in?
We’re all about spring asparagus. This little number, Asparagus on Toast, from "The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook" checks all the boxes because it includes bonus recipes for pickeled carrots and gribiche (a fancy-not-fancy egg sauce). Give it a whirl. We did.

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James Murray
Reel anticipation
The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is planning a number of movie festivals for the upcoming months that span a wide range of topics, but all celebrate the beauty and artistic value of cinema. The Spectrum Film Festival will present a wide range of films focused on LGBTQ+ stories, people, and issues; the Environmental Film Festival highlights the importance of protecting our natural world; and the FILMUSIC Festival celebrates the convergence of music, culture, and film. Read all about these exciting festivals and more in Abby Remer’s recent piece.
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