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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. While we don’t have a commemoration as towering as the Eiffel Tower, we do have the Liberty Pole, which three girls blew up during the Revolutionary War to prevent British forces from using it to replace a broken ship mast. You can see a plaque of it in Vineyard Haven, which was called Holmes Hole at the time. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Aquinnah shelter
An Island non-profit received nearly $2 million in donations to buy an eight-acre parcel in Aquinnah. Kinship Heals plans to build a shelter for indigenous women that are survivors of domestic violence. They also plan to set up a food pantry and to grow produce on the land. Read our story here.
Edgartown Norton Point sees hurdles
If you were thinking of riding on an over-sand vehicle at Norton Point this weekend, hold your horses. The Edgartown Parks Department announced that state-level administrative blocks means the area will be temporarily closed to over-sand vehicles. The town is waiting for state officials to approve its management plan. Get the details here.

Dog stabbing
Tisbury police issued a release about a dog that was allegedly stabbed by another dog owner. One person that police interviewed says that the man randomly stabbed his dog, while the accused says that he was attacked by the dog and was acting out of self defense. No charges have been filed. Here’s our story.
The Edgartown Select Board meets at 4 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Committee meets at 6 pm Monday. Hybrid access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I think there’s an opportunity for us here in the next year to really flush out what the priorities are of the administration, both in the building and the district. That groundwork would allow us to more vigorously support [the space needs study] going forward."
—Up-Island School Committee member Skip Manter on tabling a needs assessment for the West Tisbury School.

Hot Topic Comment
"I am glad that the COO is finally in place. We can only hope he conducts his viewing tour of current operations and fixes/streamlines processes. The Steamship should be a pleasant experience but is riddled with well-documented inefficiencies and just generally poor operating practices."
—John Daley says of the Steamship Authority hiring a Chief Operating Officer.

Hot Topic Letter
Essayist Jack Fruchtman writes about the legal process behind the abortion pill wars: "Judge Kacsmaryk may place a nationwide prohibition on the drug’s use, as requested by the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine. Should he do so, the drug would be illegal in every state. At the same time, it would upend the FDA drug approval process … It is hard to believe that a single judge could overrule the judgment of medical scientists."
Today: With a blend of artistry, music, athleticism, dance, and theater, The M.V. Figure Skating Club's 34th annual ice show, "Lights, Camera, and Skate," takes place at the YMCA Ice Arena in Oak Bluffs. 6 pm. Also on Saturday at 1 pm.

Pathways Arts in Chilmark presents "BeLonging: Stories, Songs, Musings, and Dances," with performances by Abby Bender, Jesse Jason, Roberta Kirn, and many more. 7 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm.
This weekend: On Saturday, the whole family can enjoy an Islandwide Spring Egg Hunt by Vineyard Confections. 8 am. There is also a Spring Egg Hunt at the Oak Bluffs library, divided by age. 10 am. Head to Bodhi Path in West Tisbury to consider the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. 10 am and 2 pm. Families can meet the Easter Bunny at the Island Alpaca Easter Event. 1 pm. To wind down the day, experience a Restorative Sound Journey by Peaked Hill Studio. In person or via Zoom. 5 pm. There is also the 60th Chilmark Potluck Jam with over 25 Island musicians. 6 pm.

On Sunday, venture on an Islandwide Quest for the Golden Egg by Vineyard Confections. 8 am. To discover your inner artist, catch an online replay of Drawing with Elizabeth Whelan. 11 am. Kids and teens are welcome to join a 4-H Club Meeting at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. 1 pm. Adults can be creative and make Polymer Clay Patterned Pens through the Vineyard Haven library. 3:30 pm. If you are feeling footloose and fancy-free, have fun with M.V. Ballroom Dancing and a blues playlist. 4:30 pm. Enjoy the weekend!

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

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Staying in?
In early spring, there are 3 good recipes to have on hand for an emergency since they include all-natural ingredients that can be found near your home: Snow Ice Cream, Stone Soup, and Pollen Pan Dowdy, relayed by Geoff Currier. Just think of the variety of flavors that you can put together for slushies, popsicles, smoothies, and more. The sky's the limit...especially on April 1...

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Nancy Aronie
Here, there be gulls
Remember the nor’easter that came our way not too long ago? The Vineyard came out of the storm unscathed, so there wasn’t much for The Times to report on. But, what the storm did bring along were gulls rarely seen on the Island, like the Iceland gull. We’re not the best at identifying different gull species, but wildlife columnist Matt Pelikan has an eye for these things. You can read more about these bird sightings here

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