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Tisbury drama
It’s well known that Katharine Cornell, the famed theater actress, paid for the renovation of the auditorium that bears her name. At a meeting of the Tisbury select board last week, it became clear that offices had moved into the auditorium space. Though the move was prompted by COVID concerns early on in the pandemic, town administrator Jay Grande told The Times there are no plans to move those desks and chairs out of the space anytime soon. Meaning the space Cornell paid to renovate is off limits to the theater and arts community. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
Classic appeal
Winter on the Vineyard may not be as well known as summers here, but that could all change soon. The National Hockey League is going to feature the Island, as well as the MVRHS hockey team, during the upcoming Winter Classic on Jan. 2, which will be played at Fenway Park and includes the Boston Bruins. A film crew will be on the Island starting on Wednesday and will be at the boys hockey team’s opening night. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the details.
Is it feasible?
Voters in all six Island towns will be asked this spring whether they support funding their town’s share of a $2 million feasibility study. The MVRHS school committee discussed asking for a little less than that, but ultimately board members are concerned the "Island factor" will drive up the cost beyond the lower amounts that were discussed. You may be surprised to find out it was the typically fiscally conservative Skipper Manter who suggested asking for more. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
The Edgartown select board holds a public hearing at 3 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Dukes County Commission meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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

The Tisbury select board meets at 5 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda. The board will meet jointly with the town’s finance committee at 6:30 pm Wednesday. Here is that agenda.

The Up-Island School Committee meets at 6:30 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"They’re starting to get it. They’re starting to understand the level of anger in the community."
–Chris Kennedy, a former superintendent for The Trustees of Reservations, on a proposal by Edgartown to take over management of Norton Point

Hot Topic Comment
Beka El Deiry commented on the story about the latest hearing in the case between MVRHS and the Oak Bluffs Planning Board over a field project. "MVRHS sports teams and coaches continue to win and achieve on neglected fields. Meanwhile the MVRHS School committee refuses to stop this appeal in land court and consider a reasonable plan to rehab and maintain these fields. Many Island schools have embraced natural fields, all while keeping a close eye on nitrogen & water consumption, thanks to the Field Fund, its donors and volunteers."

Hot Topic Letter
Cindy Trish wrote about Paddy Moore receiving the Spirit of the Vineyard award. "It is hard to imagine anyone more deserving of receiving the Vineyard Village's Spirit of the Vineyard award than Paddy Moore. A decade ago Ms. Moore knew that the Island's aging adults would need a wide variety of services to ensure that they could continue to call the Island home."
Today: Words are really powerful and crafting them in a way that uplifts and inspires can be exactly what someone needs. Check out this Writing as a Gift online session via the West Tisbury library. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Someone should’ve sent me to this a long time ago: Free Financial Literacy Class. Tonight’s focus is on saving, and there are two more options after this one. Virtual. 6 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: There’s a terrific Artists’ Reception for the exhibit created by the Vineyard Independence Project at the M.V. Playhouse. Really great works, and they’ve got 2023 calendars available featuring some of the art. 4 pm. –C.B.

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Staying in?
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Feeding the future
The Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club is embarking on an ambitious mission to expand their food service and support programs to feed every member child and family on the Island. At this point, the tiny club kitchen has already provided more than 62,000 meals to kids and families, but they’re planning on establishing a full food pantry, a mobile refrigerator and classroom, and even a small container farm on club grounds. Read assistant features editor Lucas Thors’ story on all the developments here.

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