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We’d like to wish a warm, happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. It’s a special day, and the weather is looking nice Sunday. We have some ideas on our Calendar page for what to do, but there’s always flowers, a beach walk, or a home-cooked breakfast to make your mom feel extra special. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Budget blues
The MVRHS committee is going forward with the same budget that has been rejected by three towns. They say that they’ve addressed at least the issues raised in Chilmark and West Tisbury, that there was no cap on their legal expenses for the turf field lawsuit. But there was tension among board members, one referring to the recent votes at town meeting to the January 6 insurrection. Read our coverage here.
Feasibility study a go
Aquinnah became the last town to officially endorse and fund their portion of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School feasibility study. Their vote allows the schools to go forward with design work, and sets them up to get funding from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, which could fund a significant portion of the project. Read our coverage here.
‘Don’t delay’
Islanders were given a bit of a wake-up call from off-Island representatives at the first ever Housing Action Task Force meeting Thursday. Vineyarders heard from several speakers, some from other resort communities who have been making significant strides to mitigate their housing crisis; and they all relayed the same message: "Don’t delay." Here’s that story.

The West Tisbury Planning Board meets at 5:30 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Up-Island Regional School Committee meets at 6 pm Monday. Hybrid access with in-person location at Wampanoag Tribe Community Center. Here is the agenda.  

The Edgartown select board meets at 4 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
Robert Sawyer, owner of a building in Oak Bluffs, on his request to demolish the historic property: "[The town] lets us demolish the building so we can create eight new workforce housing units," or "The building that you see today — that boarded up eyesore — just remains there … It’s no more complicated than that."

Hot Topic Comment
Mike Kelfer comments on our coverage of the town of Oak Bluffs new flag policy: "Have a ‘design a flag’ contest. Entries must celebrate the tolerance of all people/races/colors/sexual preferences and identities/religions. All on ONE flag. All-island votes for winning entry. Fly the flag year round. Winning designer gets a box of apple fritters from BDD."

Hot Topic Letter
Local sexual-abuse victim advocates write to us about a new public awareness campaign aimed at sparking a community conversation: "Statistics on child abuse are staggering.  One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Most victims suffer in silence.  It is estimated that more than 90 percent of abuse victims never report what happened to them. Even more alarming is that more than 90 percent of perpetrators are someone that an abused child knows and trusts – a coach, camp counselor, teacher, someone in their faith community, or a family member."
Today: Join Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary for the 40th annual Bird-a-thon today starting at 6 pm. Birders will have 24 hours to spot the most species of birds in Massachusetts and raise money for the sanctuary. This is a free event.

Support the 55th year of the Minnesingers at the MVRHS Performing Arts Center starting at 7 pm. The group will be performing songs and dance from iconic moments, as well as off-the-beaten-path choral compositions. All proceeds go toward sending the Minnesingers to Austria, Bavaria, and London in 2024.

This weekend: There are birdwatching options available for those with disabilities at Felix Neck, too. From 9 to 10 am on Saturday, the birding program creates an accessible opportunity to look and listen for birds and other wildlife. Folks can ride the golf cart to the field site, and benches and chairs will be set up for comfort. Spring into Mother’s Day with a spring celebration in Edgartown starting at 9:30 am Saturday. Bring the whole family for the annual festival and enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, brunches and luncheons, store specials from local businesses, and more. Just head into town to take part in this special event. Also in Edgartown, folks can stop by the library from 11 am to 1 pm to learn the art of floral design and create a stunning bouquet for the perfect gift for Mother’s day. M.V. Garden Club member Wiet Bachelor and library programs coordinator Emily Becker will host the class, and Morrice Florist will provide the flowers. Registration required. Free event made possible by community supporters. David Two Arrows Vanderhoop will honor the Sacred Dream Circle in a land ceremony at The Yoga Barn in West Tisbury with creator Zelda Hotaling. The event begins at 4 pm and ends at 5 pm when there will be a closing meditation with Scarlet Snow Johnson. Free event. All ages are welcome.

Featherstone Center for the Arts offers open writing hours from 1 to 3 pm on Sunday for those looking for a quiet place to work among other writers and poets in the Art Barn’s library. Stay for the full two hours or just pop in to finish up a piece. This space is open to anyone interested in writing. Also at Featherstone on Sunday is the opening reception for The Art of Flowers, with all the talented artists participating. The reception goes from 4 to 6 pm at the center. See all the blooming artists debut their beautiful work. Free and open to the public.

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

Hit the slopes in your living room
"Nordic Track Ski Machine, Achiever, Model # BC-887. Good condition. Retails new for $1000. FREE in West Tisbury. 508-696-7186."

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

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Staying in?
For a seaside meal with a tropical twist, check the recipes for Passion Fruit Mousse and Fish Stew over Rice, shared by Brazilian chefs. Add a fancy umbrella pick to the chilled dessert and you'll have it made in the shade.

For more stories that celebrate local food, farming, and the community, visit Edible Vineyard, and look out for the next issue on newsstands soon.

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. For previous Do You Knows? see our archive.

Thursday’s contest answer:
Jeanne Staples
Raising the (oyster) bar
Today’s Last Minute, we’re bringing you a feature on an Edgartown restaurant where the oysters are fresh. 19 Raw at the Church Street visitors’ center in Edgartown has some good looking eats. Lucas Thors took in the vibe of the outdoor seating area, what he calls a perfect place to share a dozen (or a couple of dozen) oysters with friends, family, or a special date. Read his review here.
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