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No anchoring at Lake Tashmoo?
Tisbury officials will use federal stimulus money to come up with a comprehensive plan to address environmental issues in Lake Tashmoo. This would include addressing wastewater, stormwater drainage, and vessel discharge at the Lake. The town will also hold a meeting in March to consider a moratorium on setting anchor. Here’s the story.
Steamship board rep facing challenge
The Dukes County Commission interviewed candidates vying for seats on the Steamship Authority board and the Martha’s Vineyard Airport commission Thursday. The DCC is expected to make the appointments early next month. Here’s that story.
Two seamen and their home on Shore Street
The long and rather tragic story of the Dunham family stretches back to 1848, when Ralph Dunham was committed to the Worcester State Lunatic Hospital for "epilepsy," which was a grave diagnosis with no legitimate treatment back then. Tragedy continued to befall Ralph’s sons, Tom and Hiram — capsized whaling ships, tuberculosis, and more — the brothers eventually settled in a ramshackle home on current day Dock Street. Read the most recent This Was Then column here.
The Steamship Authority board meets at 9:30 am Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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

The Chilmark select board meets at 5 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Up-Island Regional School District meets at 6:15 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
Islander Mac Schilcher to Tisbury town officials about water quality issues in Lake Tashmoo: "To make the case for a lot of federal funds, show how bad it is because it is quite alarming. I don’t swim in there … we’re talking about quality of life issues. It’s gross in there. You can see the oil shine after a rain. I don’t let my dog swim in there."

Hot Topic Letter
Two years ago today, Dawne Charters (Nelson) wrote to us hoping to see more signage warning of horses on Island trails: "Most people don’t encounter horses much, and don’t realize how dangerous it can be to the rider, the horse, or the bicyclist or hiker if the horse is startled on the trail. I am hoping, through this letter, to educate others about the existence and danger when encountering a horse and rider in the forest, and also maybe get some more caution signs to help keep everybody safe."
Today: Big fundraiser at the P.A. Club with Island musicians. They’re raising money so they can make the place a great live music venue. Neil Howell, Rosie and John, Philly D., the Roundabouts, Serendipity, Space Invaders, and DJ Ricky Prime. Ages 21+. 6 ish. –Connie Berry

If you’re up-Island, never fear because Pathways at the Chilmark Tavern’s got you. Live music with the Adam Howell Band, Alex Karalekas, Faul Durand, and the Maryse Smith Band. 7 pm. –C.B.

This weekend: Start the day with Jannette Vanderhoop as she leads Virtual Yoga for All Ages via the Aquinnah library. All levels. 10 am. At FARM Institute, Charles Granquist leads Butchery Basics: Sausage Making. 10 am. Sausage or yoga? The Edgartown library hosts Mending for Sustainability for folks who want to extend the life of their favorite clothes. 10:30 am. Clothes to Go is open at the United Methodist Stone Church in Vineyard Haven. Donations are accepted. Open to everyone. 11 am to 1 pm. The Red House offers a Free Yoga Class for folks in recovery. 2:30 pm. Come to the Louisa Gould Gallery for a Meet and Greet with Artist Deborah T. Colter. 4 pm. I’ll be heading to the Chilmark Potluck Jam at the community center — with my awesome winter potato salad — to hear my favorite Island musicians. Free. 6 pm.

On Sunday, stop by the West Tisbury library to check out the work of Artist Ed Schulman. Noon to 4 pm. The M.V. Film Center screens Oscar-nominated Short Films. 1 pm. The Vineyard Haven and Chilmark libraries got together for this one: Senior2Senior Training Class. Learn how Google Workspace (and its integrated apps) can support your business without breaking the bank. At the Vineyard Haven library. 1 pm. There’s a Ballroom Dancing Session with Frank Sinatra's music on its playlist. Dance instruction followed by open dancing. UU church. Come with or without a partner. 4:30 pm. Open Auditions for Trey Parker’s "Cannibal: The Musical" are set for 6 to 8 pm at the Federated Church in Edgartown. Show them what you’ve got. What a jam-packed weekend. Live it up! –C.B.

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

Whiz it up
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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?
To make a creamy spread or topping for pasta, salad, pizza, sandwiches, and more, try the recipe for Pea Shoots Pesto from Island Grown Schools. They consider pea shoots to be a 'gateway vegetable' for kids. In the Times kitchen, our portal leads us to a pool of snacks.

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Early signs of spring
If you look hard enough, you can find the early signs of spring on the Vineyard: plant species like nandina, wisteria, and clematis that are heralds of warmer temperatures. The most recent Garden Notes column describes some of these developments, along with how certain garden plants have shifted their seasons due to climate change. Check out the story here.
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