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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
A happy 60th birthday to Quentin Tarantino, filmmaker extraordinaire whose instant classics include "Pulp Fiction" and "Reservoir Dogs." Also, Mariah Carey turns 53 today. She’s sold over 200 million records globally, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. March 27 doesn’t sound like a bad day to be born. Happy birthday if it’s your big day. And..."It’s a wrap." If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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The rise of Babesiosis
Lyme isn’t the only tick-related illness Islanders may need to be concerned about. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated that cases of babesiosis, a rare tick-borne disease, are on the rise in the northeast. It’s not currently thought to be widespread among deer ticks on the Island. Read the story here.
Marine cleanup
The Center for Coastal Studies is conducting a project on Cuttyhunk to clear "ghost fishing gear" from the island’s shorelines. An aerial survey was done on Monday and this is the first project of its kind on Cuttyhunk. Plus, there are changes that may be coming from the state that could make these types of projects easier for coastal communities to initiate. Here’s the story.

Wampanoag artist a national fellow
Elizabeth James-Perry, a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), was selected as a 2023 NEA Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts. She won the award by revitalizing Eastern Woodlands and Algonquin traditional arts through her works, including teaching them to others. Get the details here.

Tisbury’s Board of Health meets at 4 pm Tuesday. Here is the

The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4:30 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda

The West Tisbury affordable housing committee meets at 6:30 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"Democracy is not a spectator sport, and this is a really important example of what can happen when ordinary community members come together and come to the State House to make their voices heard. . . This is significant."
– Martha’s Vineyard Commission Island housing planner Laura Silber on the hundreds of Islanders who rallied for the Housing Bank legislation in Boston on Thursday.

Hot Topic Comment
Shelley Christiansen commented on our story about last week’s row at the Islandwide firefighter graduation ceremony. "Shout out for Jeremy Bradshaw. Though it’s unfortunate that attention was diverted from a celebration of accomplished individuals, how else but in a public forum could an important issue have been brought to public light? Not through closed door meetings with peers."

Hot Topic Letter
Mike Bellissimo writes to us about the discontinuation of the Lyme disease vaccine trial on the Island. "The Lyme trial is code-named Valor for good reason. Every islander who volunteered to be jabbed is a selfless hero, not unlike those who took the first CV19 vaccines. Too bad Care Access did not honor the pact we made with them and Pfizer - to donate our time and well-being for the chance to better everyone. Yes, the trial continues elsewhere, but not with a community most impacted."
Today: Come join your friends at St. Andrew’s Church in Edgartown for a sit-down Community Supper. This, I think, is the last one of the season. Everyone is welcome. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

M.V. Playhouse screens "A Room with a View" at its Monday Night at the Movies. It’s a drama and a romance. Most romances are tinged with a little drama, aren’t they? This one stars a few of my favorites: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, and Judi Dench. 5 bucks at the door. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Relax in nature at Polly Hill for this session of Forest Bathing. I keep visioning rubbing dirt and leaves all over my body but I doubt that’s what this is. Getting outside and soaking up the beauty around us without getting in a tub sounds about right. 9 am. –C.B.

Out on a limb
"Professional tree climbing spikes $100. In good shape. Call Bill 845-709-7589."

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Staying in?
This is one dessert that you can justify having for breakfast: Liz Kane's Cappuccino Coffee Cake, shared by Joyce Wagner many years ago. You can also get ideas for making espresso icing and a basic cinnamon cake if you leave out the coffee. Either way, one slice could have you buzzing all day.

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Louisa Gould
Going beyond traditional talk therapy
What level of value lies in traditional talk therapy? How can psychotherapists go beyond that base level of open communication between therapist and client, and unlock deeper levels of the psyche that contain powerful memories, feelings, and beliefs? Read the latest iteration of the On My Mind column, written by psychiatrist Dr. Charles Silberstein and Laura Roosevelt, here.

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