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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1965, Alabama State Troopers – using tear gas and nightsticks – attacked peaceful protesters from Selma crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It would become a turning point in the Civil Rights movement, and led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. 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

YMCA looks toward expansion
The YMCA is looking to expand its facilities, a vision 15 years in the making. The new space would include a multisports area, a dance studio, and more spaces for patrons to enjoy. The plans are nearly set to be presented to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, but they were first publicly shown to the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee. Get the details here.
New "family" greeting Islanders
Local artist Jay Lagemann will install a new statue in Oak Bluffs that will welcome visitors and locals arriving from the Steamship Authority ferries. He’s calling it "the Family." Lagemann might be best known for his swordfish sculpture in Menemsha. Get a first-hand look at the new sculpture here.

Edgartown not amending faulty meeting minutes
The state found that the town's select board was in violation of open meeting laws in multiple sets of executive session minutes, but they are planning to send a letter to the state attorney general’s office saying they want to move on without amending the minutes. The violations were from 2015. Read more here.

The Tisbury select board meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the
agenda. The select board will jointly meet with the finance and advisory committee at 5:30 pm. Here is that agenda.

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

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Quote of the Day
"It’s wonderful when a sculpture becomes a part of people’s lives. It’s nice when you can do something positive."
—Island artist Jay Lagemann on a
new sculpture he’s installing in Oak Bluffs.

Hot Topic Comment
"In the 60’s, one night after the Lampost closed we were walking through the parking lot. The bakers were frying donuts so we wandered over. They were the best!"
Vasha Brunelle on Back Door Donuts opening a location in Boston.

Hot Topic Letter
In an essay published 5 years ago today, old friend Doug Cabral offers his perspective on boat rescues in Vineyard Haven Harbor. "Fortunately, the ingredients needed to do the work had assembled themselves, as they had many times over decades. Word got around, and help showed up."
Today: The Oak Bluffs library hosts an online Mental Health Awareness Presentation: In Our Own Voices. Two presenters with lived experience talk openly about how they’ve found hope and healing. Thank you, NAMI MV, for this event. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Poet Ty McDonald debuts a multimedia production and Jamie Craig reads early writings from his father, Philip Craig, at Pathways’ Writing and Poetry Series. Online and in person. 7 pm. –C.B.

There’s a lot going on at the Ag Society and this time they’re offering a discussion for Island farmers: Branding and Marketing. Share ideas at this Zoom event. Free. 9 am. –C.B.

Check out what’s playing at Island theaters here.

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Staying in?
For ideas on making your own wellness beverage, check the recipes for Ginger Tea and Pear Cider, provided by Lily Cowper several years ago. You could also make homemade hot cocoa with marshmallows or whipped cream, or Connie Berry's recipe for Hot Vanilla with Nutmeg.

Do you have a recipe to share with the Island community? Send it to us, along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory, at

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Monday’s contest answer:
Brian Welch
New minister in Edgartown
The Federated Church in Edgartown welcomed a new minister to the religious community recently with Rev. Mark Winters. Before landing here with his wife and three children, Winters was minister at a church in Naperville, Ill. He graduated with a master’s of divinity from the Chicago Theological Seminary in 2009; before that he earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College. Winters is enjoying his time here with his family, and is looking forward to hiking at Menemsha Hills and experiencing summer on the Vineyard. Read the story here.

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