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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Musical notes
Beach Road Weekend promoter got an earful on Thursday afternoon as about 50 Tisbury and Island residents attended a public forum — many of them critical of the sound levels, the lack of recycling, and public safety. Some neighbors of the Tisbury event say their houses shook from the sound system. There were a few supporters, but town officials said they’ll meet with Epstein and department heads to try to address some of the concerns raised. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
Study time
The Rural Scholars from UMass were back on the Island and this time the student researchers looked at home health care available for the Vineyard’s aging population. Their findings were released at a session on Thursday at the West Tisbury library and, as you might expect, they found room for improvement when it comes to services offered to both the elderly and disabled individuals who share some of the same struggles. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has the details.
Full circle
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission held three public hearings on Thursday night talking about the proposed roundabout in Oak Bluffs, the Safe Harbor marina project in Tisbury, and the Stillpoint Meadows project in West Tisbury. No decisions on these projects have been made and Stillpoint continues to get pushback for a lack of specificity on what will occur on the property. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.

The Edgartown select board meets at 4 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the

The Tisbury select board, school committee, and school building committee will meet jointly at 4 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The MVRHS school committee meets at 6 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I’m excited. I wanted to sell, but I wasn’t comfortable with some of the offers I got. I didn’t feel like people would run the way it was run. [The Christies] came in. Their price point is similar to ours. They’re excited and so am I."
–Marc Hanover on his decision to retire from Linda Jean’s Restaurant

Hot Topic Comment
Bill Brown commented on our story about Oak Bluffs select board executive session minutes. "Would be nice to hear what Gail Barmakian has to say since she was a board member during all of the meetings in question."

Hot Topic Letter
John Merrow wrote an extensive op-ed about the state of the Island’s bike paths. Spoiler alert, it’s not good. "I hope Martha’s Vineyard will consider taking the following 10 steps, and perhaps others that I have not thought of. Of course, repairing and, in some cases, widening our multiuse paths is essential, but investing in maintenance is nowhere near enough."
Today: Check out the Artisan Pop-up at Juniper tonight. A nice little thing to do after work, wouldn’t you say? This one features Darcie Lee Hanaway and Alena Grady, as well as Brad Tucker and Liz Ragone. 5 to 7 pm. –Connie Berry

The title of this film, "Triangle of Sadness," belies the movie’s content because it’s also supposed to be wickedly funny. I like the "wickedly" part of that description. And I love Woody Harrelson. Film Center. 7:30 pm. –C.B.

This weekend: Join the Saturday Stitchers at the Oak Bluffs library. Learn more about sewing, knitting, embroidery, crochet, and needle lace-making. 10 am to 2 pm. Island Storytime with Weezie is happening weekly now at the M.V. Museum. Is there anything they can’t do at that museum? 10:30 am. Find out more about the Habitat for Humanity application process for a new property in Oak Bluffs on Prospect Avenue. 11am  to 12 pm at the Oak Bluffs library. Tour the Old Whaling Church while you also check out a White Elephant Sale there. 11 am to 1 pm. Since it’s unlikely I’ll be making it to Yellowstone National Park anytime soon, I’d love to go to the Oak Bluffs library’s Travel Talk. (I do plan to watch Kevin Costner’s "Yellowstone" this weekend though.) 2 pm. Join Laura Jordan-Decker for an Open Community Discussion about parenting concerns of any kind. Does anyone know of a parenting class for those with children over 30? Aquinnah library. 2 pm. Music Street’s Fall Concert showcases the song tradition of Great Britain and America in a program titled "Back and Forth across the Pond." West Tisbury library. 4 pm. Oh yeah baby, it’s time to raise the roof at the Barn Raisers Ball. Meet me at the Ag Hall and wear your dancin’ shoes because Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish are playing. 7 pm. This one takes me back to my first year in college and all those long, flowery skirts I used to wear, some of them didn’t even have stretchy waistbands back then. Sigh. Check out this film of the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead Concert in Denmark in 1972. M.V. Film Center. 7:30 pm.

On Sunday, listen to a talk about what might happen if we allow ourselves and others to speak freely about things we are passionate about without feeling anxious about it in
"What Would the Neighbors Say?" Unitarian Universalist Society. 10 am. My favorite part of the weekend will be the Pop-up Book Sale at the West Tisbury library. 12 to 4 pm. Join M.V. Land Bank staff on a natural history walk of Sepiessa Point Reservation. Rain or shine. 1 pm. Learn how to make Granny Squares at the Vineyard Haven library. And you don’t even have to be a granny to participate. 3 to 5 pm. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
Remember when Connie Berry got all nostalgic for Central New York and pulled out her old Moosewood cookbook? Well at least we got this recipe for Broccoli Mushroom Noodle Casserole out of it.

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Back in the saddle
The Flying Horses is a beloved attraction in Oak Bluffs and on the Vineyard, but to keep it that way takes a lot of work by skilled craftsmen and women. The Vineyard Preservation Trust, which owns the carousel, is working with local contractors to do a historic preservation — some of the horses having been removed to repair and repaint. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo, who admitted he’s never gotten a ride (we’ll have to fix that), got close enough to the work that he could have grabbed the brass ring. Here’s his story.
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