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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Warren Doty celebrated
Former Chilmark select board member Warren Doty served the town in various capacities for 34 years. For his retirement, the Chilmark community came together at the library for a potluck lunch full of cheer, music, and community. Doty also looked back on his time serving the town. Read the story here.
Behavior health workforce grant
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services was awarded nearly $700,000 by the state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services in state grant funding. The funds will be used toward recruiting, retaining, and developing workers for behavioral health and other social service programs. Get the details here.
An Island giant
The Martha’s Vineyard Times sat down with the family of Lori Robinson-Fisher, who recently died after a battle with cancer. Fisher was a multi-generational Islander, active community member, and the founder of Islanders Talk, the Facebook page for Martha’s Vineyard with more than 20,000 followers.  Here's that story.

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank meets at 3 pm on Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Edgartown Select Board meets at 4 pm on Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Committee meets at 5 pm on Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.  

The West Tisbury Planning Board meets at 5:30 pm on Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"We’ve been hearing from all sectors of the Island as our community struggles to contend with the housing crisis."
— Martha’s Vineyard Commission Island Housing Planner, Laura Silber, on the announcement of a new housing task force.

Hot Topic Comment
"I think if people could shed their personal agendas and actually listen to the facts/science, consider the needs of the students as well as fiscal responsibility, they will see that the school committee members have a very challenging job. While divided at times, they do have the health and well-being of high school students on Martha’s Vineyard as their primary objective."
— Melinda Sharpe comments on Tisbury Town Meeting and the decision to approve the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School budget, but with a nonbinding resolution.

Hot Topic Letter
"Could Dominion have won its suit had the case gone to trial? A Supreme Court case from 60 years ago makes it very difficult to win a libel award against a news outlet."
— An essay from Jack Fruchtman takes a look at the Dominion versus Fox News lawsuit.

Today: Pathways’ final event of the season is a topper for sure: Jazz and Songs with the Jeremy Berlin Trio. There will be plenty of guest vocalists too — Jessie Leaman, Anna and Gerry Yukevich, Gordon Healy, and more. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

Thank you, Vineyard Haven library, for hosting my favorite thing: Online Trivia Night: TV Commercials. The one trivia game I might be good at. 7 pm.  –C.B.

This weekend: We’re very happy to hear that Edgartown Books celebrates Independent Bookstore Day with four local authors there for book signings and meet-and-greets. 10 am to 6 pm. Help your friends and neighbors Wake Up the Garden at Mytoi on Chappy with a garden cleanup day. 10 am to noon. It’s the 18th annual Shearing Day at Island Alpaca. Sometimes I wish I had an alpaca, then it goes away. 10 am to 4 pm. Bring the kids to the Strand Theater in Oak Bluffs for two free screenings of Disney’s "Cars 2." I’d definitely do that one if I had littles. 12 and 3 pm. If you don’t make it, you've got a good Plan B at the Oak Bluffs library: Making Slime for ages 6 to 11. 1 pm. The recovery community is welcome to the Red House for Kundalini Yoga at 2:30 pm. Join my friend Lucas Thors at the Strand Theater for a night filled with local musicians at the Strand Jam. Willy Mason, Isaac Taylor, Pickpocket, David Saw, Lucy Mayhew, Adam Howell and the Queen of Cups, plus 15 more acts. Thanks Alex Karalekas for this info. I was missing the Chilmark Potluck Jams. 5 to 9 pm. To continue our big night of music, the Island Community Chorus performs their Spring Concert at the Old Whaling Church at 7:30 pm and again on Sunday at 3 pm. –C.B.

On Sunday, join the Rev. Janet Newton as she Blesses the Animals at the Unitarian Universalist Society at 10 am. There are a few guidelines, so read the link info. It’s Spring Cleaning Day at the Ag Society. All ages are welcome. 10 am to 12 pm. Join Cube M.V. as they share strategies and more around solving those Rubik's Cube puzzles that have hung you up for years. Vineyard Haven library. 2 pm. The M.V. Film Center screens "Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret" at 7:30 pm. I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled these events together. There are a million things to do this weekend, so get yourself out there. –C.B.

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

On the waterfront
"Kayak 14 Nantucket single person with paddles, $75. Canoe 14 great Canadian with paddles $75. Call 508- 627-1390."

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?
How about a slice or two of a moist, decadent dessert with a citrusy flavor? Then try the recipe for Tablespoon Italian Lemon Cake, Connie Berry's latest culinary adventure in her test kitchen. This time, however, there was no swapping out of ingredients or haphazard measuring and mixing. Find out how she fared.

For more stories that celebrate local food, farming, and the community, visit Edible Vineyard, and look out for the next issue in a few weeks.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Thursday's contest answer:
Hilma Dumont

Tick talk
As the weather gets warmer and the wriggling critters emerge from their wintertime abodes, one species the Vineyard keeps a particular eye out for are ticks. However, we humans aren’t the only ones who need to be cautious. Dogs also love the outdoors, but ticks are an increased risk. However, each dog can have a different reaction to tick-borne illnesses. Visiting Vet columnist Michelle Gerhard Jasny writes about what she has seen and gives some advice on what to do if your pet has been afflicted by a tick.
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