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18 years ago today, US explorer Steve Fossett became the first person to complete a solo, nonstop circumnavigation around the globe in 67 hours. What were you doing 18 years ago? What are you doing this weekend? Maybe enjoying this storm rolling in, hoping we don’t lose power. Either way, not a great weekend for circumnavigating the globe. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Did somebody say donuts?
If you’re looking for a taste of the Island while out in Boston, you’ll be happy to hear this. The owners of Back Door Donuts announced "Donuts After Dark" will be coming near Fenway Park. When the sun goes down, the pastries come up. Get the details here.
Remote meetings here to stay?
State lawmakers are considering whether to extend the allowance of remote and hybrid meetings, something that was implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the law started as a way to mitigate the spread of the virus, it was also seen as a way to increase transparency in local government. If passed, the extension could go to 2025. Read more here.

Tough break in hockey playoffs
After a hard-fought match, the MVRHS girls hockey team lost to Norwood in the playoffs. This was the first time the team appeared in the MIIA Division II playoffs in eight years. Despite the loss, the team is planning to return to the playoffs next year. Find out more here.

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank meets at 3 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Edgartown select board meets at 4 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s Land Use and Planning subcommittee meets at 5:30 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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

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Quote of the Day
"Like most people who get caught violating human rights, these defendants don’t want to face the consequences of their depraved actions. These defendants can’t seem to come to grips with the fact that they violated the civil rights of 49 human beings, the youngest of whom was only two years old. But no matter how many procedural arguments the defendants make, they can’t change the fact that the evidence establishes that they went hunting for human beings, lured them into a trap, deceived them, and in doing so committed numerous civil rights and constitutional violations."
-Immigration attorney Rachel Self on attempts by Florida officials to dismiss the lawsuit against them for the Sept. 14, 2022 transport of migrants to the Vineyard.

Hot Topic Comment
"We all know that the island is not the same place as it was 10, 20, 30 (you pick the number) years ago. How could it be? It is not a museum exhibit stuck in a time. But when I drive around the Cape, I think that the Commission has had some measure of success in trying to preserve this island. With each decision, we weigh the probable impacts of the proposed development on the island as a whole. Would you want a regulatory body whose only concern was ‘if the applicant was likely to sue?’"
-Martha’s Vineyard Commissioner Fred Hancock on the importance of the regional planning and permitting agency.

Hot Topic Letter
Edgartown resident Jean Tatelbaum writes a letter to the editor thanking Abigail McGrath for her essays. "Abigail’s essays are so true and what everyone needs to read and take to heart. We live so much in our little world that we do not always know how hard life can be for others. For no reason at all. Please keep writing, Abigail."
Today: It's time for the Big Red Book discussion at the Red House for their in-person and online Adult Children of Alcoholics / Dysfunctional Families meeting. 5 pm.

If you missed the Oscar-nominated Live Action Short Films at the Film Center, now is your chance to catch them. 7:30 pm.

This weekend: Start off on the right foot with Vinyasa Power Yoga at the Edgartown library. All levels. 9 am. For the little ones, dance between the lines in Moving Stories at the West Tisbury library. 10:30 am. If you have clothes to donate, or you need some, check Clothes to Go at the Methodist Stone Church. 11 am – 1 pm. If you have items that need sewing or mechanical repair, bring them to the Fix It Clinic at the Oak Bluffs library. 1 – 3:30 pm. To wind down a busy day, enjoy a "Jubilation: Unique Voices" concert by Music Street Musicians at the West Tisbury library. 4 pm. For the night owls, gather at The Barn, Bowl and Bistro for Paint Night with the Oak Bluffs library. 7:30 pm.

On Sunday, you can begin the day with Meditation at Bodhi Path of M.V. In-person and virtual. 10 am. Then express your creative energy in an online replay of Drawing with Elizabeth Whelan. 11 am. To ground yourself in nature, go on a Land Bank Guided Walk at Toad Rock Preserve in Aquinnah. 1 pm. You can also attend a reception for the "Paintings from the Pandemic" art exhibit by Fan Ogilvie and Paige Taylor. West Tisbury library. 2 pm. For another creative outlet, enjoy Adult Crafts: Decoupage Planters at the Vineyard Haven library. 3 pm. To wrap up the day with thought-provoking movies at the Film Center, watch "Women Talking," which has an all-star cast, 4 pm, or "Let It Be Morning," 7:30 pm. Enjoy the weekend!

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

Tinker the ivories
Yamaha Electone F-15 Free Electric Organ. Circa 1975-80. Body in good condition. Turns on, will maybe work if tinkered with. 508-693-7683, Herb.

Click here for more finds in our Classifieds section.
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.
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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Staying in?
For a quick, versatile dish, check out all the ideas in Preparing Eggs for any Meal or Dessert, including a recipe for Crusted Baked Fish. Though before you scramble to hatch a plan in the kitchen, remember not to get cracked up over easy eggs and keep your sunny side up.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Rosalee and David McCullough
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The 4-H program engages young people on Martha’s Vineyard in valuable civic practices in order for them to grow as individuals and support community development. A number of organizations on the Island have created 4-H programs that allow kids to connect more with each other and with their world: Slough Farm, the Ag Society, and several other entities have taken on this ambition. Read the story about the various 4-H programs available here.

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