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Today's Minute is sponsored by: MV Film Society

At home you are surrounded by life’s distractions, inclined to pick up the phone or do the dishes. Escape reality for a few hours with a screening at The Film Center.
Enjoy cinema snacks and relax in one of our reclining chairs in front of the big screen.
Simply sit and immerse yourself. You’ve earned it.

Bruno’s rolls over
A Bruno’s garbage truck rolled over on Wednesday morning while trying to avoid another vehicle in West Tisbury. The slippery road conditions and snow were factors in the accident. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
Arctic cold blast expected this weekend
Friday night and Saturday morning are expected to be brutally cold. Frostbite-dangerous cold. The National Weather Service expects temperatures around zero degrees for the Vineyard, with winds up to 40 miles per hour. So it’ll feel like minus 10, even minus 20. Bundle up if you have to go out. Also watch ferry schedules Saturday morning. The Weather Service says there could be freezing ocean spray. Sam Houghton has the story.
Catching up with the field lawsuit
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee is planning on giving an update on the status of their lawsuit against the Town of Oak Bluffs Planning Board at their Monday meeting. The school contends that it wasn’t within the legal purview of the planning board to deny a special permit for the first phase of a complete athletic campus overhaul. The planning board asserts that it was acting within its municipal charges and under the authority of Oak Bluffs zoning legislation. MVRHS has submitted a summary judgment application to Massachusetts Land Court, and the planning board has until the end of the month to file their application. Read a brief synopsis of the proceedings here, and tune into the meeting Monday at 6 pm.

Chilmark will have a joint meeting between the select board and finance and advisory committee at 4:30 pm at the Chilmark Community Center. Here is the

The Oak Bluffs finance and advisory committee meets at 5 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 7 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"No work is being proposed at the Beach Street Extension outfall at this time." –MassDOT project manager Hung Pham

Hot Topic Comment
Vicki Divoli weighs in on PFAS issue: "Is it now time to end the costly litigation (Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School v. The Town of Oak Bluffs Planning Board) over whether the school should be permitted to install an artificial playing field containing 'forever chemicals' at our high school?"

Hot Topic Letter
Last year around this time, Nicole Brisson wrote: "I must have missed something, but I don’t ever remember the explosion of construction that is going on now. How is it possible that our Island has been assaulted to this extent by 'progress' and expansion?"
Today: When you wake up to snow on the ground, it seems like a good day to join the M.V. Modern Quilt Guild at the West Tisbury library. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

It also seems like a good night to check out Online Yoga Nidra Sleep and Dream Yoga. The practice relaxes your mind and nervous system, allowing you to have a more restful sleep. I’d probably wake up to the sound of my own snoring. 8:30 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Director Len Morris screens and talks about his documentary "Butterfly, Butterfly" at the West Tisbury library. This one covers a personal journey through 30 years of filming the plight of children from all over the world. 4 pm. –C.B.

Check out what's playing at Island theaters here.

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Dining out?

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The Sweet Life
Open year round! Serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.
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Staying in?
For mid-winter comfort food, look for inspiration from Catherine Walthers' recipes for Celery Root Soup and Quick French Lentil Soup. She also gives tips for roasting a whole head of garlic, so you may want to have fresh bread on hand...and perhaps some mints.

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Margot Datz

The case for living memorials
Ever wonder where people go after they die? To Bardo? To Limbo? To Soho? What if they’re attending their own memorial, floating above grieving family and friends? Nancy Slonim Aronie asks herself this question on a regular basis. Just in case our late loved ones aren’t tuning into their service, Aronie suggests the possibility of holding living memorials. In all seriousness, Aronie poses a number of fascinating thought experiments and surfaces some more personal encounters with mortality, all while being her charming, funny self. Read the most recent Writing from the Heart column here.
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