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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
We’ve got some great firsts today: Yellowstone was established as a National Park, JFK established the Peace Corps., and Hoover Dam was completed. And we feel lucky just because we sent the pages to the printer today. How’s that for perspective? 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.

Housing crisis forcing earlier last call?
The Oak Bluffs select board could force restaurants and bars to offer last call a half-hour earlier, which is causing frustration among local business owners. Part of the reason for the earlier time is a shortage of available police officers due to lack of housing. But restaurant and bar owners say that extra half hour could be a big hit to their business. Read more here.
Navigator Homes clears local hurdle
Navigator Homes was unanimously approved by the Edgartown planning board, and if all things go as planned construction for the facility may begin this August. Many things had to be considered regarding the project, which will also add needed housing on the Island. Here’s the update.

It’s tournament time!
A number of winter sports teams at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School are headed to the playoffs, like the boys basketball team that is coming off of an impressive 17 - 3 season. Check out our full coverage to find out how to catch some of the action.

None scheduled for Thursday.

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Quote of the Day
Larkin Stallings, owner of the Ritz, on the proposal to end last call a half-hour earlier in Oak Bluffs: "I came to Oak Bluffs because of the vibe, because of who we are. And if that doesn’t resonate with you, I’m sorry. But it certainly resonates with me, and the people I’ve spoken to."

Hot Topic Comment
"For the next year we would drive Paul’s car from the Woods Hole parking lot to Hyannis for our duty and that year we had a good two weeks FTX at the Gap in upstate Pennsylvania. I knew Paul as a good soldier and a team player our unit could rely on, Paul saw and understood his duty and served this nation with distinction."
–Eric Poeller on the passing of former Vineyard volunteer firefighter,
Paul Grunden.

Hot Topic Letter
Abigail McGrath writes in her latest essay, It’s not easy being green — or Black: "So, how do we shoulder Will Smith's behavior at the last Oscars this year? People are turning to me, since both Will Smith and I are the same color. Surely, I can explain his boorish public behavior."
Today: This one says you have to be born between 1981 and 1999 to play, which eliminates yours truly. Millennial Pickleball Drop-in at Airport Fitness. What if you had a baby within those years? Does that count? 5 pm. –Connie Berry

I’d stick with quilting if I only knew how. Meet up with the M.V. Modern Quilt Guild at the West Tisbury library and I bet they’d help. 6 pm. –C.B.

The M.V. Family Center hosts a Coffee and Conversation Parent Group at the Edgartown library. Oh, the stories we could tell. Support each other and it will help you see it through. 10:30 am. –C.B.

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

How about those ‘Green Onions’?
"Yamaha Electone F-15 Free Electric Organ. Circa 1975-80. Body in good condition. Turns on, will maybe work if tinkered with. 508-693-7683, Herb."

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

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.

A warm bowl of creamy soup is steps away with Tina Miller's recipe for Succotash Chowder with Littleneck Clams, included in the current issue of Edible Vineyard. All of the delectable flavors will come together even more when the chowder sits overnight, so you may want to wait a day before breaking bread. Or you could just dive in and dream of leftovers.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Tuesday’s contest answer:
Mikey Waters and Heidi Renneker
‘Let us be your allies’
Even the strongest people need a support system when they are struggling with their mental health. Whether it’s a significant other, a family member, a close friend, a therapist, or a community help group, having some folks who care and want to help in your corner is essential to maintaining or attaining mental and emotional wellness. Daybreak Clubhouse is one such network of support, and anyone is welcome to stop by. Read the story here.

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