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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Kate Taylor and Rebecca Correia gave us all a Valentine’s Day gift with their song "Love is Contagious." It’s just what we need on this Tuesday afternoon. You’ll recognize a few Islanders in this video, and follow the directions to help spread the love. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: The Barn Bowl & Bistro

Island dog rescued
The story of Leo is one of resilience. He experienced near-record freezing temperatures, the threat of coyotes, and other unknowns while lost for weeks. We have a story from Island resident Charles Sennott who happened to spot Leo over the weekend, prompting the rescue.
Edgartown School in brief lockdown
Students at the Edgartown School went under lockdown Tuesday morning after the town’s police department received a violent threat from an unknown caller. The call was determined to be a hoax – and just one in a string of similar calls threatening schools around the commonwealth. Read that story here.

Katharine Cornell Theater marches back
The Katharine Cornell Theater will be returning for public use in March. It will no longer be used as office space for Tisbury town employees. The town is still considering a permanent solution to its space issues. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.

The Dukes County Commission meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the

The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Tisbury select board jointly meets with the waterworks commissioners, water resource committee, and sewer advisory board at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Tisbury select board meets at 5:15 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The All-Island School Committee meets at 6:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
Alexandra Styron on the rescue of Leo: "I don’t believe in miracles, but I think I might have just witnessed one."

Hot Topic Letter
Nat Trumbull from Woods Hole writes about frustrations with SSA decision making: "The barge carrier made a convincing argument that removing recyclables and refuse from Nantucket to the mainland on a barge now traveling empty on its backhaul leg would be an environmental win."
Today: Take your honey or your friend or your mom or your dad or your neighbor out to dinner at Offshore Ale and listen to Jazz by Jeremy Berlin and Rose Guerin. 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

I can’t think of anything more romantic than a night filled with poetry. Join poets Tain Leonard-Peck and Ellie Bates, with curator Ron Slate, at Pathways’ Poetry Series. Doors open at 6:30 pm. –C.B.

So two friends walk into an art studio … and with these two, greatness ensues. Go to the Artists’ Reception for Gretchen Baer and Shelagh Hackett at the M.V. Playhouse art space. See what each artist did with the same prompt. 4 pm. –C.B.

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

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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 Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.
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Staying in?
If you can't decide on flowers or dessert for Valentine's Day, you can enjoy both with the recipe for Lavender Shortbread Cookies, provided by Andrea Rogers. You can substitute the flavorings, add some chocolate frosting, or decorate them to your heart's content. Tea, anyone?

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Tara Nitardy
What’s said in the barber shop …
Barber shops and salons aren’t only spots to get a haircut or a shave to look sharp — they can double as community gathering spaces, places to get unfettered advice on life, and even informal therapist offices. If you see that spinning white and red spiral pole, you know you can enter into a nonjudgmental and generally exciting environment where you’re pretty much bound to see some familiar faces. Read Ray Whitaker’s story on Island barber shops, and get a little taste of the community-oriented culture they cultivate.

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