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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
The 127th Boston Marathon took place Monday, but did you know that the first time this race took place was on this day in 1897? We’re not sure how many people will be coming to the Vineyard this season, but we do know at least some will enjoy races on the Island, like the Martha’s Vineyard Marathon and the Chilmark Road Race. Good luck! 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.

Edgartown proposes timeshare restrictions
A week after Edgartown voters took up a nearly 100-article warrant at the annual town meeting, planning board members are now looking to present residents with more substantial housing-related articles at the next special town meeting. One is a proposed restriction on fractional ownership properties, also known as timeshares. Edgartown officials say the joint ownership properties are detrimental to the Island’s year-round population. They increase real estate values and remove housing stock from the community. They say Islanders’ needs ought to come first. Here’s that story.
Navigator Homes moves forward
Navigator Homes received the last approval it needed from the state, bringing it a step closer to completion. The skilled nursing home, which also comes with workforce housing, will provide residential units for seniors and hospital staff. The project is expected to be completed by the middle of 2025. Read the story here.

Quenomica preserved
After abutters kicked up concerns about the Quenomica Preserve draft management plan, the Edgartown Land Bank advisory board reconvened to make a decision. The amended version limits hunting on the property and addresses other issues abutters raised. The plan will be revisited by staff a year after the preserve is opened to the public, although this may take some time. Get the update here.

The West Tisbury select board and affordable housing committee meet jointly at 5 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"As we work to make Massachusetts a premier destination for businesses and workers, we must prioritize workforce health and happiness . . . By creating more time for family, friends, and leisure through a three-day weekend, we can attract and retain top talent, boost productivity, and promote a dynamic and innovative economy that benefits all residents."  — State Rep. Dyan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, on the benefits of a four-day workweek.

Hot Topic Comment
David Damroth commented on Tisbury receiving funds to help with the town’s seawall replacement project: "This funding is a good first step, it is, however, a proverbial drop in the bucket even for the ‘design phase’ of this project. My hope is that more folks see clearly how important this road is in Islanders ability to reach the hospital in a timely and safe way. The sea is rising. It is coming far faster and higher than most realize. All projects in this area must be done with clear coordination between the state and town. The Five Corners project is linked and should be thought of as such. Any work to rebuild the sea wall should also include raising the roadway. If we don’t ensure that the use of our new bridge and access to the hospital will be severely compromised."

Hot Topic Letter
Vicki Divoll writes to us about the ongoing litigation between the school district and the Oak Bluffs planning board over the denied artificial turf field: "While I take no position on the ‘artificial turf versus grass’ controversy, I have serious concerns about the financial aspects of this saga. I have watched the ongoing and unaccountable spending of taxpayer dollars for years. The time has now come, finally, for the voters to push back and say ‘enough is enough’ — this spending is out of control and has to stop."
Today: Try this Restorative Reset with Jelisa Difo at the Edgartown library. We’re talking a slow pace type of yoga, with long holds and deep breathing. And you can go after work. 5:30 pm.
–Connie Berry

The Chilmark library brings us Fabulous Women Artists You Probably Never Heard Of. This time around it’s sculptor and activist Ruth Asawa. She was a huge proponent of arts education. Virtual. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: My friend Hermine Hull told me about this last week and I had forgotten about it. There’s a Pinkalicious Tea Party for kids 3 and up at the West Tisbury library. Inspired by the book series, you’ll sip pink tea, decorate pink cupcakes, and wear the pinkest pink outfit you can find. 2:30 pm. –C.B.

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

Up a creek
"Kayak 14 Nantucket single person with paddles, $75. canoe 14 great canadian with paddles $75. Call 508- 627-1390."

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Staying in?
Find out what happens when red-hot sauce meets blue cheese by trying Connie Berry's recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip. This golden baked dish is great served with veggie sticks, crackers, or bread. Just remember to take it cheesy.

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Tuesday’s contest answer:
Peter Daunis
A conversation with Frank Rapoza
Frank Rapoza has led a fascinating life as a shipwright working on projects like the Charles W. Morgan whaling ship, and the construction of the modern-day rebuild of the slave ship Amistad. Rapoza moved to the Island from Mystic around 1975 and began his career as a ship caulker — that’s around the time he got into making quahog shell mosaics, and it’s all history from there. Nowadays, Rapoza spends his vacation days on a 26-foot Marshall catboat and lives at Havenside when he’s not out on the water. Read this fascinating interview with Rapoza here.

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