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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1980, a notebook of Leonardo da Vinci sold at auction for over $5 million. Hmmm. We have lots of notebooks and we’d sell them for a lot less. Today is Gingerbread House Day and National Ding-a-ling Day. Plan accordingly. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Digging in
The Tisbury School project has been in full swing for a few months and students moved out of the old school and into their temporary classrooms at the end of last month, but on Saturday it was time to celebrate this new beginning with a ceremonial groundbreaking. Meanwhile, we got our first look inside the temporary classrooms, which look like classrooms. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
Tax time
It’s that time of year when the Island select boards are meeting to discuss the town’s property values, tax rate, and most importantly whether to charge everyone the same rate or to distribute the burden differently. Edgartown recently discussed the topic and decided to keep the status quo, which means everyone in town pays the same rate. Select board member Arthur Smadbeck made the point that seasonal property owners already pay a significant amount and don’t overburden town services. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update.

Early learners
A collaborative effort between Martha’s Vineyard Center for Education and Training, MV Community Services and Cape Cod Community College has produced a program that’s helping to provide more early childhood educators on the Island. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo met with some of the instructors, as well as members of a cohort that is wrapping up a session. Here’s his story.
The Aquinnah select board will hold a public hearing at 9 am Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Oak Bluffs select board meets jointly with the board of assessors at 3 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda. The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4:30 pm Tuesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I absolutely couldn’t help myself. I was hopelessly an artist, I just had to figure out how to pay bills."
–Muralist Margo Datz on how she became an artist and reflecting on her work at the Old Whaling Church

Hot Topic Comment
Dan Larkosh commented on the trade made between the U.S. and Russia to bring Brittney Griner home. "Trading an average US citizen who was critical of her country for a convicted arms dealer who had served the majority of his sentence. I am proud of what that says about our country and the priorities of the current administration. This had nothing to do with getting votes."

Hot Topic Letter
Michael Hall wrote critical of the town’s use of Katharine Cornell Theater for office space. "If the town administrator has grown so large that he needs more room to put up his feet, let the ‘no comment’ select board members rent him a trailer, park it permanently outside for his exclusive use, and let the people back into the theater."
Today: It’s the last Bingo Night of the year at the American Legion, so make it count folks. Wouldn’t it be great to go out with a big win? Heck, yes. Doors open at 6 pm. –Connie Berry

You may know Kanta Lipsky for her mind/body work, but you may not know that she’s also a painter. Well, now you do. Join the artist at a Virtual Art Reception for her exhibit at the West Tisbury library. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Join Jenny Slate and Ben Shattuck at PathwaysArts’ Writing & Poetry Series. Slate reads from a new book-in-progress and Shattuck reads from his nonfiction book "Six Walks." This is a real treat for us, so don’t miss it. In-person and online. 7 pm. –C.B.

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

Lean into it
"Pride Recliner and Lift Chair. Grey fabric. New remote. Excellent shape. $99. Must be able to pick up. Call 508-560-1470 for more information."

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Staying in?
This is what we’re talking about: Cranberry Walnut Pie. In 2013, writer Laura Wainwright took us on a lovely walk that culminated in this delicious recipe and we’re glad she did.

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Nikolas Mastalerz
What Are You Watching?
MV Times graphic designer Nicole Jackson loves streaming a good show on Netflix with some tasty snacks to accompany the experience. A new show on Netflix, "Snack Vs. Chef," combines those two passions into one. Professional chefs try to recreate some favorite snacks and treats from scratch, and it turns out to be a lot more challenging than it sounds. Twelve chefs compete over eight episodes to win $50,000, and ultimately come up with some creative spins on our classic munchies. Read a short and sweet summary on the show here.

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