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It’s National Pizza Day, but it’s also National Toothache Day. Go figure. It’s also the day that Joanne Woodward earned the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. Now there are almost 3,000 stars, the most recent recipient was Octavia Spencer in December 2022. We’re still waiting for our turn. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Innovation Arts & Entertainment CEO Adam Epstein went before the Tisbury select board with plans to improve Beach Road Weekend. These include having more information regarding noise and maintaining Veterans Memorial Park. A letter outlining Epstein’s plans is available on the Tisbury town website. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.
Chilmark wants in on Howes House planning
Improvements to Howes House, home of the Up-Island Council on Aging in West Tisbury, was first presented as a collaborative effort among West Tisbury, Chilmark, and Aquinnah. But with West Tisbury now saying that the project will be at least $2 million over what was first discussed, Chilmark officials are wondering why they haven’t been included in the planning, design, and budget process. Abigail Rosen has this update.

Another town supports nip ban
Chilmark may be a "dry" town but they’re not without a "nip" litter problem. Oak Bluffs and Edgartown — the two towns where the mini liquor bottles can be purchased on-Island — recently announced a proposed ban on the sale of nips, which will be taken up by voters at town meetings. The Chilmark select board voiced its support for the two down-Island towns in their fight to rid the Island of nips. Here’s that update.
The Chilmark select board jointly meets with the finance advisory committee at 6:30 pm Thursday. In person at the Chilmark Community Center. Here is the agenda.
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Glorious views spanning over Nashaquitsa and Menemsha Pond to the Vineyard Sound and Elizabeth Islands. This sweet Vineyard home is situated up high overlooking open meadows, old stone walls with multiple views to the Atlantic Ocean. Located in beloved Blacksmith Valley and enjoyed by the same family for over sixty years -this is a rare opportunity. With 3.6 acres of open, rolling land, classic Chilmark stonewalls and beach plum bushes, this charming 5 bedroom home with an existing pool, sits on a ridge and offers views from Noman's Land to the Edgartown shoreline. The property also includes a garage for vehicle and boat storage at the edge of the property. Squibnocket Beach is around the corner as well as an opportunity to join Zack's Cliffs for Blacksmith Valley residents.
Quote of the Day
"We need to bring it to the voters and I'm not so sure I'm comfortable doing that right now. I feel really rushed into this . . . I’m not so sure it’s a great idea for us."
–Chilmark select board chairman Bill Rossi on the
up-Island senior center project

Hot Topic Letter
Frank Brunelle writes about the Tisbury Master Plan: "It is so simple. All we need to do is clean and maintain Beach Road. No sand, no nips, no rocks on the road."
Tonight: Christina Montoya teaches us all about Salsa Suelta at the Oak Bluffs library, and will show us how it’s done. I’ve got two left feet, but I do love to eat salsa. Wonder if that helps. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

On an opposite note, the M.V. Hebrew Center hosts The Faces of Hunger: The Crisis of Food Insecurity on Zoom. Representatives from IGI and from MAZON will take part. It sounds really interesting and eye-opening. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: MVRHS students in the AP art class exhibit work at the Oak Bluffs library all month. Come see them at an artists’ reception and celebrate their creativity. They are amazing. 4 pm. –C.B.

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Staying in?
Here's a way-back-when recipe that can involve the little sous chefs in your family, and it's from Kevin Crowell of Détente, as shared by Joyce Wagner: Yellowtail Flounder with Farro, Kale, and Carrot Sauce. With safe peeling, whisking, stirring, sprinkling, and tasting, the kids will be culinary pros in no time.

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Wild Side
The hermit thrush isn't necessarily a common Vineyard bird, but they are out and about. These little birds prefer to perch in thick brush, but Wild Side columnist Matt Pelikan recently discovered one hopping about in a big clearing as it searched for bugs to eat. He then observed the thrush fly up onto an oak sapling and divebomb prey from above — a behavior Pelikan speculates the bird learned from imitating the Eastern bluebird. Read the most recent Wild Side column about Pelikan’s most recent birding surprise here.

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