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Can anyone else believe we’re almost at the end of April and the weather reports are still opening with a wind chill factor? On this day in 2004, the World War II monument opened in Washington, D.C. If you haven’t been, you should really visit. Today is also National Arbor Day. Hopefully you had a moment or two to plant a tree today. (If you could get through the cold ground.) It’s also National Hairball Awareness Day. We kid you not. That Chilmark cat from town meeting has quite a influence.
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Field test
Remember when we were younger and MVRHS first proposed a synthetic turf field? Well, we might be finally coming to the end of what’s been some of the most divisive debates on the Island. After hearing closing arguments on Thursday, the planning board has scheduled a meeting for next Wednesday evening to deliberate and vote on the special permit for the field. Editor George Brennan has this story. The meeting also featured some updates on Lagoon Ridge, the Tabernacle, and an Eversource undersea cable project. George also has this story.
Dogged pursuit
The man accused of severely injuring a puppy finally had his day in court. Shane Tank was arraigned on a charge of animal cruelty in Edgartown District Court. You’ll never guess what happened when the assistant district attorney requested bail in the case. Reporter Abigail Rosen was in the courtroom and has the details.

Food trucks = fast food?
That was the debate before the zoning board of appeals in West Tisbury Thursday. The town’s building inspector denied a permit for a food truck to operate at an upcoming Climate Action Week event, but the zoning board hit the brakes on that idea. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
The Edgartown select board meets at 4 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The MVRHS school committee meets at 6 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"Why was I left behind?  While I am pleased Trevor is home with his family, I have been held on a fictitious charge of espionage for 40 months. The world knows this charge was fabricated. Why hasn’t more been done to secure my release?"–Paul Whelan, brother of Vineyard artist Elizabeth Whelan, who is still being held in a Russian prison.

Hot Topic Comment
Susanna Sturgis responded to a commenter on a story about Oak Bluffs approving the raising of a Pride flag and a Pride parade. "I’m proud to have been part of what you call a ‘woke mob.’ As mobs go, we were remarkably well behaved, and as to ‘woke’ — why do some people think that waking up to the importance of inclusion and diversity is a bad thing? It isn’t."

Hot Topic Letter
One year ago, Don Keller wrote to ask why the Post Office decided to remove vines from the Vineyard Haven building. "We claim to be concerned about climate change, but then tear down the vines and the nests and habitat of hundreds of birds to pour a foot-thick slab of concrete. That will help with getting us to carbon-neutral, I guess. A nice coat of whitewash, and it’s all better. Really?"
Today: It’s an entertaining night all around. The West Tisbury School presents "The Wizard of Oz" tonight at 7 pm, Saturday at 7 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. –Connie Berry

The M.V. Playhouse is definitely coming back to life after all that COVID business. See a Wicked Good Musical Revue’s Tribute to Stephen Sondheim. You’ve got three opportunities: Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 7 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. Unless you’re busy at the West Tisbury School. –C.B.
This weekend: Join John Holladay for Acrylic Painting at Featherstone. I find acrylic my favorite out of all the types I’ve tried. 9 am to noon. The Family Center is open for business with one of its great Swap Shops. 9 to 11 am. It’s Spring Open House at the Vineyard Montessori School. Drop in and meet everyone. 9:30 to 11 am. Take a Walk at Sheriff’s Meadow Sanctuary, parking is limited so carpool with a friend. 10 am to noon. IGI hosts How to Plant a Fruit Tree the Permaculture Way, taught by Roxanne Kapitan of Garden Wisdom, Valerie Sonnenthal’s March Gardens of Love subject. Noon to 1:30 pm. The YMCA of Martha's Vineyard hosts Healthy Kids Day from 1 to 4 pm. Anne Ryall Sylvester wrote more about it here. The Red House hosts a Paint Party for the recovery community. All materials included. Free. 1 to 3 pm. Awards and Readings Ceremony for the M.V. Poet Laureate sponsored Poetry Contest via the Chilmark library and Zoom. 4 pm.
On Sunday, support the MVRHS Boys' Lacrosse team on a Fun Run through the trails of the State Forest. Click the website link to register. 10 am to noon. Come to the Unitarian Universalist Society in-person or online for music and discussion of indigenous issues with David, Saskia, and Nanawue Vanderhoop. 11 am. Check out the film "Banksy: Most Wanted" to find out more about "the masked Robin Hood of the art world." M.V. Film Center. 7:30 pm. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the weekend. Sweatpants, here I come. –C.B.

Movies! Check out what’s playing this weekend at Island theaters here.

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Staying in?
Any chance we get to put together a Key Lime Tart we do it. This simple recipe from the way-back machine looks pretty as a picture, and not too terribly difficult to make. And they’re refreshing and pretty. Just like us.

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Another diaper
Judith Hannan knows what it’s like to raise a newborn. She brought up three of her own children, but it wasn’t until meeting her grandson that she found a place of vulnerability. Hannan introspects in her most recent The Write Prescription column how being a grandmother provides a different perspective on what it means to be a mother. Read the touching and sometimes sad story here.
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