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The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Ala Stanford, founder of the Center for Health Equity in Philadelphia, was the featured speaker at the Martha’s Vineyard NAACP Zoom celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Stanford told her harrowing story of witnessing the lack of equity in healthcare resources when she was living and working in Philadelphia. Upon realizing that supportive funding was going almost entirely to white neighborhoods, Stanford took matters into her own hands, and began distributing personal protective equipment to low-income neighborhoods on her own dime. Read assistant features editor Lucas Thors’ piece on the Zoom event, and get a brief synopsis of Stanford’s ambition and life’s work.
Movin’ on up
There’s a lot happening here at the MV Times as the organization enters a new chapter. Former director of publications Connie Berry is taking the reins as managing editor, as former managing editor George Brennan closes the curtain on his tenure at the Times. Berry truly has done it all within the publication, and everyone is excited to welcome her into her new role. Read the write-up on all the changes happening, including the newspaper introducing a brand new news editor, Sam Houghton.

Representatives from Edgartown’s Council on Aging informed the select board Tuesday that the current CoA building, also known as The Anchors, has outlived its usefulness for the population it serves. Citing the buildings’ structural issues and overall inaccessibility due to traffic congestion, co-chair of the town’s Council of Aging said that moving the services to a different location is the most viable option. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
The Chilmark finance advisory committee meets jointly with the Chilmark select board Thursday for a continued budget hearing at 4:30 pm. In person only. 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
"We had a great festival last summer, and in 2023 we’re building off that success and will be delivering one of the best live music experiences in the country."
– event organizer Adam Epstein on
Beach Road Weekend 2023

Hot Topic Comment
David Finkelstein is in favor of a new Vineyard Haven restaurant: "Tisbury needs more restaurants. I say hooray to Pat Lyons for wanting to bring a Mexican style restaurant to Tisbury."

Hot Topic Letter
This time last year, 20 Island clergy signed a letter of support after a gunman held a rabbi and congregants hostage at a Texas synagogue: "It is important for every one of us to stop for a moment and consider what happened on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at a synagogue in Fort Worth, Texas. A gunman, who just that morning had been given a cup of hot tea by the rabbi there, was permitted to join them for worship."
Today: This one from the Chilmark library has a long title — Four Fabulous Women Artists You Probably Never Heard Of: Art Talk Series with Janet Mandel, but the title says a lot. Tonight’s focus is on Suzanne Valadon, who began to paint after being an artists’ model. Virtual at 6 pm. –Connie Berry

  The Film Center screens "Decision to Leave," a romantic thriller. My favorite kind of thriller. And there are detectives involved. My other favorite aspect of a movie. A whodunit. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The Oak Bluffs library hosts Teen Thursdays where kids can hang out, do homework, play games, talk, or study. I need something like this for my age group. Maybe a Withered Wednesday? 2:30 to 3:30 pm. –C.B.

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

Sweet dreams
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Staying in?
Creamy comfort food is just steps away with the recipe for Pea Pesto Potato Salad from Island Grown Initiative. This bright green dish might put a spring in your step.

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Healing connections
The veterans’ programs at Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center are geared toward inviting folks to make meaningful and lasting connections with animals. This kind of therapy has been around for a while, but the learning center is implementing it in new and interesting ways. Read all about opportunities for veterans, as well as the other offerings for anyone interested in stopping by and hanging out with the horses, in writer Abby Remer’s piece here.

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