And what's for supper on Monday
 ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
Got a minute?
Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Massachusetts became the sixth state on this date in 1788. Happy birthday to Babe Ruth, President Ronald Reagan, Bob Marley, Aaron Burr, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Oh, and Axl Rose. We always forget him, but we never forget "Sweet Child of Mine" as performed by Adam Scott in the movie "Step Brothers." If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
NOTE: This newsletter might be cut short by your email program. View it in full here.

Today's Minute is sponsored by: Island Housing Trust

With IHT’s help a year-round homeowner downsized and stayed on the Island and two Vineyard families purchased year-round affordable homes. Watch to see how we did it! You can help build more urgently needed affordable housing on Martha’s Vineyard. Click here to donate now.
OB woman dies likely from freezing temps
A 92-year-old woman was found outside her home on Munroe Avenue Saturday. State police had not released her identity as of Monday afternoon, but say that she lived alone. There’s been no cause of death yet determined, but police say she was outside of her home in freezing temperatures for an extended period of time. Eunki Seonwoo has the story here.
Although Saturday’s temperature wasn’t record-breaking for the Island, NOAA reps say temperatures dipped to -5 degrees in the early hours of Saturday. That, combined with 53 MPH winds, made for some excruciatingly frigid few days. Abigail Rosen has this update.
My Pet’s Vet closing in April after nearly three decades.
Veterinarian and owner of the clinic Kirsten Sauter is retiring. The announcement prompted several Island vets to issue a statement, warning that care for pets will be diminishing with the closure. Some say that a lack of housing and other issues have made it difficult to recruit younger vets to the Island. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has the story.

The Oak Bluffs select board will hold a special meeting at 4:30 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Steamship Authority Port Council meets at 9 am Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Aquinnah select board meets in person Tuesday at 5 pm. Here is the agenda.

The MVTimes: Our reporting makes a difference
Journalism that matters, where you need it, when you need it. Want more?
Quote of the Day
Joint statement from local veterinarians: "The standard of care in veterinary medicine has also changed so dramatically that the expectations of pet owners often exceed what our small local practices can provide."

Hot Topic Letter
Mark and Patricia Hyde wrote about the Wacks’ house on Chappy: "When the house was constructed some forty years ago there was about two acres of land that sloped from the house down to the sand on the beach. Now, of course, it is all gone."
Today: Check out the only Community Supper that’s running in-person these days. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Winter Street in Edgartown. Everyone is welcome to come. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

The M.V. Playhouse is screening one of my favorite films tonight at Monday Night at the Movies, "A Patch of Blue" with Sidney Poitier and Shelley Winters. He’s fantastic, and she’s not a kind person in this one. I guess she’s probably acting. $5. 6 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: The West Tisbury library and the M.V. Family Center dreamt up this fun time for kids: Library Explorers. Toys, art supplies, and books at the ready for play and exploration. I’m pretty sure I’d like to sign up for this tomorrow. 10:30 am. –C.B.
Doggone it
"Giant stuffed dog. Big enough for toddler to sit in its lap. Clean. Free for pickup. Call 774-563-5329."

Click here for more finds in our Classifieds section.
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. @sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

Click here for more details and specials

Restaurant owners: Are you open? Let our readers know, and support local journalism while doing so!

Contact to discuss promoting your dining specials with the MV Times.

Staying in?
In this 'Time of the Long Moon' when it's very cold, warm up with dishes both savory and sweet that are in harmony with the local land and sea. In two Wampanoag cookbooks, you'll find Deer Stew, Beach Plum Porridge, Wild Duck, Goodin' Puddin', and many other recipes. Before you know it, spring will be in sight.

Click here for more Fast Suppers

Do you know this man? Submit your best guess to within 24 hours and check the next Minute for the correct answer. We’ll throw all winning guesses into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 Lift certificate to an Island business or $100 to go toward an Island charity of their choice. For previous Do You Knows, see our archive.

Friday’s contest answer:
Adam Darack

On pilgrimage
About 20 years ago, Connie Berry embarked on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, with the North American Lourdes Volunteers. She was to write about the experience, and was able to bring her two youngest children. While in Lourdes, Berry took part in the ancient tradition of St. Bernadette Soubirous’ feast day on Feb. 18, and even bathed in the healing waters that the Blessed Virgin Mary told St. Bernadette to drink from in 1858. Read Berry’s Have Faith column here.
We sent you The Minute because you gave us your email address at an Islanders Write or Islanders Read the Classics event (or at the Ag Fair), or you responded to an ad for The Minute and signed up on our website. The Minute will arrive Monday through Friday by the end of the workday, and features the day's news, important meetings and events, and even what to make for supper, along with some newsletter-only coupons and insider tips. We may produce special weekend editions and occasionally send you special offers from select advertisers. Got this forwarded from a friend? Sign up for yourself here. See past newsletters here.

Email Marketing by ActiveCampaign