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A loving reunion
A significant number of migrants that were flown from Texas to the Vineyard last September returned to the Island this weekend for a reunion. The private event at St. Andrew's Church in Edgartown served as a celebration for them, as well as the community members who rallied for support. Read our coverage of how the event was here.
‘A higher bar’
Some members of the Steamship Authority Port Council had some criticism of the Steamship’s general manager during its yearly review. Overall, the reviews were mixed, with some giving Bob Davis a high score, with others not so much. The criticism had to do with the Steamship’s bidding process and certain projects not being completed on time or over budget. Read our coverage to see how port council members reviewed the SSA’s top administrator here.

Highlighting immigrant voices
A new video series, compiling recent interviews with Vineyard immigrants, is debuting this week on the Martha's Vineyard Times' YouTube webpage. The series is by Adarsh Bhat, a Times' intern from Mumbai, India. The first episode, "Introducing the Immigrants," covers the backgrounds of seven Islanders. Topics discussed include adjusting to Northeast winters, the experience of running a business on-Island, culture shock, love, and family. Check that video here.

The Edgartown Conservation Commission meets at 4 pm on Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the

The West Tisbury Select Board meets at 4:30 pm on Wednesday. In-person at West Tisbury Town Hall with remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"The world has opened back up and travelers have more options and are eager to explore the world. Martha’s Vineyard is a world-class destination and our pricing has come to reflect that."
— Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce executive director Carolina Cooney on mixed results pertaining to
Island visitation and profit rates

Hot Topic Comment
"I am not a ‘windphobe’ just wary of more green boondoggles."
— Peter Robb comments on
Turbine blades head out to Vineyard Wind

Hot Topic Letter
"Dividing the country is one of the worst things the President of the United States could do, and exactly what a President of the United States is not supposed to do. Why in the world would anyone give this destroyer another chance to rip apart our country even more? It is clearly insane and makes no sense at all."
— Peter Pfluger on the construction of wind farms in conjunction with the potential re-election of former President Donald Trump

Today: Ana Cristina Lewis explains Stress Relief Through Diet for us. I’m guessing it’s not taking the lid off an Oreo and licking the frosting before dunking it into chocolate milk? Edgartown library. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

After I relieve all that stress, I’ll just ramp it up again with this Retire with Possibilities talk with Eric J. Weigel via the Vineyard Haven library. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: This is right up my alley: All Mobility Levels Pecoy Point Walk. I can’t remember the last time I fell down. That’s a good thing? 10 am. –C.B.

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

"6 Antique Kay Caning Sickles $70/each. 508-685-3398."

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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 Tuesday through Sunday at 5:30 pm. @sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

The Dunes Open for the season! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.
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Staying in?
Welcome the change in seasons with a creamy bowl of Butternut Tomato Soup, a recipe shared by Garden Notes columnist Abigail Higgins. Your small investment in stock and thyme will go a long way.

For more stories that celebrate local food, farming, and the community, visit Edible Vineyard, and look out for the Harvest Season issue next month.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Second Acts
Jocelyn Coleman Walton chronicles the Coleman family history through her book, "The Place My Heart Calls Home." Living within a variety of spaces with similarly varying circumstances, including racial tensions, Walton describes what life was like within each, and how the lessons she learned in her past are reflected in the ways in which she functions today as an educator, activist, and mother. Read more here.

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