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Big boost
Last week in an editorial, we suggested that Harbor Homes should begin the work of finding a more permanent home for its emergency shelter. Little did we know that the nonprofit was about to receive a $2.6 million grant over the next 10 years to assist in meeting that need. Some of the statistics in this story may surprise you and, no, NIMBYs out there this isn’t going to attract even more homeless people to the Island. (There are already more here than the program can handle.) Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
Chappy daze
The Chappy Ferry steering committee met Tuesday to discuss proposed rate hikes and the future ownership of the service that brings residents and visitors back and forth between Edgartown and the island. Some members of the steering committee raised questions about whether the rate hikes are needed, and current owner Peter Wells talked about some of the issues he faces, including engine repairs. Report Abigail Rosen has this update. This issue appears destined for a showdown before the select board.

No dill-emma
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and there is nothing to sour that position on the Island. Lots of seniors are enjoying this fast-paced game, which is described as what might happen if tennis and ping pong had a child. Writer Geoff Currier met up with Larry Greenberg, who is a pickleball ambassador on the Vineyard, to get some information on the sport and just why so many people are raising a racket. Here’s the story.
The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission meets at 2 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Edgartown community preservation committee is holding a public hearing at 4 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"We’ve basically run out of room in the lower level."
–Tisbury town administrator Jay Grande on why the town continues to use the Katharine Cornell Theater as office space

Hot Topic Comment
Karen Tewhey commented on Philippe Jordi being selected by the governor’s transition team on housing. "Congratulations to Philippe! IHT, under his leadership, has confronted the Island’s housing crisis in a thoughtful and effective way — adding affordable housing units that are attractive and energy efficient. He will have much to contribute to this state discussion."

Hot Topic Letter
Leigh Smith wrote about the return of an Island tradition. "Alex Karalekas revived the musical potluck he and several other musical friends had formed in 2007, but we could not have during the COVID period. If you missed the great opener Nov. 26, make your plans for Jan. 7, Feb. 18, and April 1 (no fooling)."
Today: Philip Weinstein leads a talk and discussion on Less: A Meditation on Aging at the Vineyard Haven library, streamed and in-person. His latest book, "Soul Error," was published this year. Sounds interesting. 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

The Film Center screens "Jack Absolute Flies Again" from the National Theatre Live. It’s a new comedy that promises to entertain in that lovely British fashion. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Have you ever heard a handbell choir? It’s pretty amazing. The Oak Bluffs library welcomes the West Tisbury Congregational Church’s Handbell Choir for its winter performance. This is not to be confused with Will Farrell’s cowbell. 5 pm. –C.B.

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Staying in?
Rain makes us want something warm and cozy for dinner, especially this Kale and Linguica Stew recipe from James Meaney. We’ve tested this one and it’s definitely Times’ kitchen-approved.

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Behold Holmes Hole
It used to be called Holmes Hole; it’s now called Vineyard Haven — a bustling waterfront district that has changed a lot in the recent past. Some structures that made up the Holmes Hole skyline still exist, but many have been torn down or destroyed by storms or fires, and replaced with new buildings. This Was Then columnist Chris Baer was able to find an old panorama of the skyline from the late 1870s, and he identified and labeled a number of notable landmarks in the incredible photograph. Read the most recent This Was Then here, and brush up on some Vineyard Haven history.

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