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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
It’s St. Patrick's Day, which means it's National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day. That brings us back to when Times staffer Dave Plath shared with us his unique recipe for the Irish-American dish. It’s also World Sleep Day, so take from that what you will. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Bank robber suspects indicted
Three men involved in the Rockland Trust bank robbery in Tisbury were recently indicted by a federal grand jury in Boston. They will appear in federal court at a later date. The Department of Justice gave a run down of how the crime occurred. Get the details here.
Beach Road construction begins Monday
Road work for the construction of a shared use path on Beach Road is expected to impact traffic starting Monday. The construction zone will restrict the road to one-way alternating traffic, and may cause delays during the duration of the work, which is anticipated to last until mid-May. Here’s that update.
Island eighth grader to compete at national spelling bee
West Tisbury School eighth grader Seth Hyde earned a spot on the Scripps national stage after winning the Island-wide spelling bee Friday morning. At the end of May, he’ll be heading to Washington, D.C., to face-off against more than 200 of the nation’s best student spellers. Check out that story here to find out the winning word.

The Dukes County Commission meets at 10 am on Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Edgartown select board meets at 4 pm 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 Up-Island Regional School District Committee meets at 5:30 pm on Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
Xerxes Agassi, owner of the EduComp building in Tisbury, on the project’s second application to go before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission: "We did propose quite a lot of housing for this project and they wanted some of that language and some of the housing offers tightened up. So, we’ve been working with them since that time."

Hot Topic Comment
Jim Donavan comments on a proposed, Islandwide nip ban going to town meetings soon: "Are we going to have to educate the people throwing their Black Dog, Mocha Motts and Cumberland Farms coffee cups out the window that that is wrong also? … Pretty much everybody in the country knows littering is wrong. It’s a little late for education."

Hot Topic Letter
MacAleer Schilcher writes in his letter to the editor about the proposed anchor moratorium in Lake Tashmoo, saying it’s an issue over management: "The anchoring ‘problem’ is that on weekends for two months a year, people in boats go and enjoy the area by the mouth of Tashmoo. This is one of the two restricted anchoring zones. A picture of this ‘problem’ was shown on a 5 foot screen during the discussion and drew a slight gasp from the room when first presented; an overhead drone shot of 70 plus boats to the right of the channel of which a dozen boats are on moorings and 20 of are illegally anchored in front of the red nun by/on the clam flats."
Today: Head to the P.A. Club to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Live music with Rose Guerin, Adam Petkus, Buck Shank, and Tauras Biskis. And do not forget Mo’s Irish-themed menu. 4 to 7:30 pm. –Connie Berry

QuinTango is in concert at the PAC, with chamber tango style. The Yard adds guest dancers Analía Centurión and Svetislav Vuletić. You can even stay after and try a little tango for yourself. 6 pm. –C.B.

This weekend: The M.V. Museum and the Family Center host Hands-on History, a free learning experience for kids 0 to 8. 10 am to noon. The Clothes-to-Go program is open at the Stone Church, from 10 am to noon. And if you’re looking to make your own clothes last longer, check out the Mending for Sustainability event at the Edgartown library. Keep your old stuff out of the landfills. 10:30 am. Met Opera Live is at the Film Center with Wagner’s "Lohengrin." 11:55 am. Join therapy dog Maeve at the Oak Bluffs library, and bring the kids because this puppy loves to be read to. 2:30 pm. M.V. Mediation offers a fun community fundraising event: Bowling at Barn Bowl & Bistro. 3 to 5 pm. Islanders perform in a Lip Sync Contest at the P.A. Club to benefit Friends of Family Planning. Music by Backstreet Boys, Meatloaf, Annie Lenox, David Bowie, and Beyonce, and more. There is an entry fee, but then again there are cash prizes. All that time singing in the shower is about to pay off. 7 to 10 pm. –C.B.

On Sunday, join artist Elizabeth Whelan for a Replay of "Another Summer of Drawing," where you can concentrate more on overall technique, composition, skills, and concepts rather than which medium is being used. On Zoom, via the Vineyard Haven library. 11 am. An Abundance of Color is still on exhibit at the Featherstone Center for the Arts, and it’s a beauty. Open noon to 4 pm. I don’t play tennis, but if I did I’d go to this Island Cup match between MVRHS players and their elders. Airport Fitness. 1 to 4 pm. Help turn the West Tisbury library into Legoland at this Lego Club for all ages. 1 to 3 pm. The M.V. Film Center hosts Artist Exhibition: Mary Cassatt and I can’t think of a finer way to spend Sunday afternoon. 4 pm. I’ll likely be in my sweatpants and slippers, looking out the window watching my husband do some spring yard work. Don’t be jealous. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
It's easy being green with the plant-based recipe for Avocado Key Lime Pie, shared by Brian Dowd. Ingredients such as fruit, nuts, and nondairy milk are magically transformed into a dessert that's wholesome, creamy, and delicious.

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Standing out and speaking up
Islanders have a history of being at the forefront of many major political, civil, and public movements — that hasn’t changed over the years. Folks who live here are perhaps more ready and willing to speak out for what they believe in than ever before. From protesting for women’s reproductive rights and more comprehensive gun legislation, to speaking out against the separation of families at the Mexican border, and the killing of George Floyd and countless other African Americans by police. Read Ray Whitaker’s take on the act of protest here.
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