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Kelley House is now ‘Faraway’
Edgartown’s historic Kelley House hotel is now Faraway MV. The hotel’s massive reconstruction and renovation project, which involves quite a few big changes, is set to be complete just in time for Memorial Day. But don’t worry, you’ll still be able to grab a pint at the Newes. Reporter Abigail Rosen asked Faraway developers what Islanders and visitors should expect. Read their answers here.
Meals for Harbor Homes
There’s a new initiative that just recently launched as part of the Edgartown Federated Church’s mission to support the Vineyard homeless population. The latest program, called Joyful Eatings, will involve Island chefs providing meals to the Harbor Homes overnight shelter on select Sunday afternoons through the end of March. The first round of meals will be made by Lexie Roth and Eva Faber of the Goldie’s Rotisserie food truck. Read more about Joyful Eatings here.

West Tisbury turns to Facebook
If you're representing the town, you should be courteous online as well. West Tisbury is considering a new Facebook policy as it makes plans to make a town page. Town administrator Jennifer Rand hopes this will be another method of reaching out to West Tisbury residents. However, caution is heeded as online discourse can become messy (Islanders Talk, for example). The Facebook policy will be reviewed by other town officials before moving forward. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has the update.
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Quote of the Day
"I’m hoping that somewhere out there, there will be a few people who are really interested in joining this board, and will take out nomination papers this month and stand up and run for election."
–Longtime Chilmark select board member
Warren Doty on his decision to not seek re-election.

Hot Topic Comment
Barbara Reynolds congratulated founder of South Mountain Co. John Abrams as he is stepping down as CEO. Here’s what she had to say: "Thanks for your visions, your community-minded goals, and your commitment to the island. Your time is well-deserved."

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Leigh Smith wrote about how our story on the Patriot Party Boat jumping in to save the day when the ferries weren’t running brought back happy memories: "I loved reading ‘Tietje to the rescue!’ (Dec. 28) in The Times. His dad and I, as teenagers in New Jersey, once won a ‘lucky number’ dance."
Tonight: ‘Tis the season for Community Suppers, and Good Shepherd Parish offers them take-out style. You have to call ahead, though. Pick up at St. Augustine’s Church in Vineyard Haven. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

The P2 Fiber Group meets at the Ag Hall to work together on projects. It’s for all ages and skill levels and there’s usually someone there to help if you’re stuck on something. 6 to 8 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Jason Mazar-Kelly leads an all-levels Virtual Kripalu Flow Yoga Class via the West Tisbury library. It’s a great way to start the day (although I do not speak from experience). 7:30 am. –C.B.

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We don’t often get to share recipes from our Garden Notes columnist Abigail Higgins, but when we do you should try them. This week she wrote about Braised Leeks and we’re all set to try it in the Times’ kitchen.

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The end of an era
As The Times looks back on the past six years, it’s safe to say that a lot has happened (good and bad), and a lot has changed. But one central element has unarguably remained a compass for the publication, always keeping us on a proper heading — George Brennan. After a long and illustrious career in journalism, Brennan is turning in his editor badge and starting a new chapter in his life. We’re all happy for him, but we sure will miss his leadership, his expertise, his unfailing good humor, and his passion for all things news. Read Brennan’s moving farewell here.
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