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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Did you remember to change your clocks? Are you enjoying your rainy Monday with an hour less of sleep? Now sounds like an appropriate time to mention the Sunshine Protection Act, which passed the U.S. Senate last year, but never got to the House floor for a vote. Well, it’s back up for debate, and if it goes through, this past weekend would be the last time we had to change our clocks. As we often hear in the news industry, "no comment." If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: Island Housing Trust

Watch the interview with Michele Norris and IHT homeowner Michelle Vivian-Jemison about the importance of home. You can help build more year-round homes on Martha’s Vineyard. Click here to donate now.
No bank collapse on the Vineyard
Silicon Valley Bank collapsing led local banks to assure Islanders their money was in good hands. These banks emphasized their financial stability and different business models than the recently shuttered institutions. Find out more here.
Trustess pull Cape Poge
The Trustees of Reservations announced Friday afternoon that it will be pulling Cape Poge trails and beaches from its pending application with the Edgartown Conservation Commission. Currently involved in litigation with Chappaquiddick residents regarding over-sand vehicle access at Cape Poge, the Trustees opted to remove that property from the notice of intent filed with the town in order to ensure beach access at its other sites. Here’s that story.

Incoming nor’easter
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Vineyard. Wind gusts out of the northeast could reach as high as 60 miles per hour. The Steamship Authority says that cancellations are possible not only on Tuesday, but Wednesday as well. Eversource is expecting power outages and they have additional line and tree crews out. Read our coverage here.

The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4 pm Tuesday. Hybrid access. Here is the

The Chilmark select board meets at 5:30 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Edgartown Planning Board meets at 6 pm Tuesday. Here is the agenda.

The West Tisbury Affordable Housing committee meets 6:30 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
Martha’s Vineyard Bank president and CEO James Anthony reassures customers in a letter recently sent out: "These failures involved banks that operate very differently from Martha’s Vineyard Bank. Indeed, their collapse emphasizes the importance of entrusting your deposits with a bank that provides the maximum possible protections."

Hot Topic Comment
"I think– my opinion– most or the recipients of these programs are in fact employed, but do not make a living wage and need some long term assistance. Until the "job creators" start to share some of their profits with their workers in the form of higher wages we will have people living on the margins."
—Don Keller comments on
a large grant addressing food insecurity on the Vineyard.

Hot Topic Letter
This letter from Ken Eber three years ago is a reminder of the times: "Perhaps I have been living too long on this island, but for the life of me, I do not understand what toilet paper hoarding has to do with this health emergency. Is toilet paper some sort of bitcoin which I also don't understand?"
Today: The great part about playing Bingo at the American Legion Hall, besides the sharing of snacks during intermission, is that sometimes you win. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Join Niki Patton and the writing gang for Writers Read at the West Tisbury library. I wonder what a writing gang looks like? Anyway, Niki is the leader of this pack. Bring your writing to share or just listen. 6:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: This is right up my alley: Adaptive Yoga for all bodies and abilities. Improve your flexibility, concentration, and strength. And if you go with the virtual class, no one sees if you goof. Oak Bluffs library. 10:15 am. –C.B.

Check out what's playing at Island theaters here.

That figures
"Lladro figurines in excellent condition. Looking for good home. Price negotiable. Call or text 703-474-0139 to see."

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

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Staying in?
Don't put all your eggs into one basket since you'll need them for a family-friendly recipe for Green Frittata, shared by Island Grown Schools. "You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try Them! And you may." –Dr. Seuss

Do you have a recipe you'd like to share? Send it with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory to

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this woman? 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:
Joel Aronie
Best bird of the year
Although this year has been a bit of a letdown so far for birdwatchers, the community was surprised and delighted to spot the best bird of 2023 in the State Forest. Birding near the forest headquarters off Barnes Road, Bridget Dunnigan and "Sea" Williams found Townsend’s solitaire —  only the Vineyard’s third fully accepted record of this unique species. Read the story here, and get out your binoculars and take advantage of this rarity while you still can.

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