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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.

Lyme vaccine trial shuts down
The Island’s only sponsor for the Lyme disease vaccine clinical trial has been found in violation of good clinical practice, prompting pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to announce the discontinuation of the study, ending the Vineyard’s participation. Fortunately, other locations are still pursuing data collection, which will hopefully lead to a marketable drug. An approval of the long-awaited vaccine would mean Islanders can finally protect themselves against the pervasive, tick-borne disease. Here’s that story.
Housing up to Boston
The Coalition to Create the Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank is headed to Boston for a March rally in front of the Massachusetts State House. The goal of the rally is to support housing legislation that can benefit affordable housing on the Island. The organizers want to bring as many Vineyarders to Boston as possible. Find out the details here.

Celebrating Black history
The Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School community has spent February sharing about people they saw as important for Black History Month, but this isn’t the only time Black history is exposed to the students. The school made an effort to integrate Black history into social studies and history classes, alongside other ways. Read the story here.

The West Tisbury zoning board of appeals meets at 5 pm Thursday for a public hearing on the Grange Hall. In-person at the town hall. Here is the

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

The Oak Bluffs planning board meets at 5 pm Thursday. Remote access only. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"For a project that has achieved many firsts, the beginning of offshore cable installation is perhaps the most significant we have achieved so far … To get to this point has required an amazing effort by the Vineyard Wind team."
Vineyard Wind CEO Klaus Moeller on Vineyard Wind expecting to install turbines this summer.

Hot Topic Letter
MacAleer Schilcher writes in his letter to the editor that Tashmoo anchoring is a major resource for the town of Tisbury and should be properly managed instead of eliminating it entirely: "On March 8, I urge the select board to send this issue to the Waterways Committee to create a management plan for anchoring on all of Tisbury’s waterways and to prioritize stormwater and fertilizer runoff as first steps of any management plan."
Today: Polly Hill Arboretum hosts the webinar Cone Collecting in the Pacific Northwest. Go on a virtual seed collection journey through the mountains. I wouldn’t mind traveling there someday. As soon as I can pry my fingers off this keyboard for more than five minutes. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

The M.V. Film Center screens Oscar-nominated Short Films tonight. You’ve got just a couple of weeks to pick your favorites because the Academy Awards happen on March 12. 7:30 pm. –C.B.

Winter is the perfect time to check yourself. It’s relatively quiet, which gives us time to reconnect with ourselves and each other. The West Tisbury library hosts an Online Winter Wellness Class to help us do that. 11:30 am. –C.B.

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

Keep on truckin’
"Set of 16-inch wheel rims with sensors for Toyota Tacoma truck. $60 each. Large Danforth anchor. $100. 508-685-3398."

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

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Staying in?

Here's something fun to try that combines just about everything into one dish, from cabbage to apples to eggs: Japanese Vegetable Pancakes with Tangy Dip, shared by Island Grown Schools. It's kind of like an omelet gone berserk.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Tuesday’s contest answer:
Arnie Fischer
Taking an inward journey: part two
In the second part of this three-part series on ketamine-assisted therapy, Ray Whitaker explores clinical applications with Island folks who have undergone the treatment. Ketamine administered by a certified practitioner, along with accompanying therapies, has been shown to be effective in treating certain mental health conditions like PTSD, treatment-resistant depression, chronic anxiety, and others. Check out the story here.

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