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The Barbie fashion doll was born today in 1959. We had no idea she was in her 60s, she always looks so young and fit. Frankie Avalon had a big hit with "Venus" around the same time. Today, though, we’re going to play hooky and enjoy the rest of this sunny afternoon. Don’t tell anyone. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Tashmoo anchoring: yay or nay?
Tisbury continued its discussion regarding a potential anchor moratorium for Lake Tashmoo and not everyone saw eye to eye on how to approach the issue. Many people also sent letters about this. No vote was taken on the matter and the discussion will continue on March 22. Read the story here.
Resistance to Cultural District
When the Oak Bluffs select board was asked to support an initiative that would designate a portion of the town as a state-recognized cultural district at their meeting this week, board members expressed reservations about whether or not it would actually benefit the town. They also raised concerns about the burden it could put on town officials to oversee the designation process and maintenance of the district. But local business owners say a cultural district designation would be a much-welcomed feather in Oak Bluffs’ cap. Here's that story.

Freight ferries won’t be online soon
The Steamship Authority Port Council got a sobering presentation on costs associated with converting new freight boats. They are expected to cost $20 million dollars to convert, as opposed to what Steamship officials thought would be $9 million. And the boats probably won’t be ready until 2024 now, instead of this summer. Read more here.
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Quote of the Day
"We love that Aquinnah is doing it, and hope others will join in," John Abrams with the Coalition to Create the MV Housing Bank says of Aquinnah giving town employees the opportunity to attend a rally at the State House.

Hot Topic Comment
"Functional is the last word I would use to describe that area. Every time a boat comes in, whether it’s the Island Queen in the summer or the Patriot in the winter, there is a logjam."
—Ed Cishek commented on a
new roundabout coming to Oak Bluffs.

Hot Topic Letter
Jim Malkin gave an update on the Steamship Authority in an essay: "Reliable transport, clear communications, and economical passage remain the focus of my attention as one of the five Steamship Authority board members."
Today: Let’s have a discussion about Great Decisions, a program created by the Foreign Policy Association. This sounds a little industrious for my Thursday brain, but I still think it’s a good idea. Vineyard Haven library. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

I really want to see this one playing at the Film Center: "All the Beauty and the Bloodshed." It’s a documentary about the Sackler family and their accountability for the overdose crisis. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: This is pretty awesome. The Oak Bluffs library gives us a Therapy Dog Visit with Maeve and her handler Matt. We can learn a lot from relating to our four-legged friends. Just ask my dog. 4 pm. –C.B.

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Staying in?
A homemade casserole can soon be on your table with the recipe for Roasted Chicken with Vegetables, Lemon, and Herbs, adapted by Chris Silva. It's one of those dishes that beg for you to go outside for a while and then come back in so you can take in the full aromatic experience. If you are feeling adventurous, you could also leave a window open and see who stops by for dinner.

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Travis Tuck

The Island dog grooming community is extensive and still growing, but a lot of folks don’t know what goes into the process of taking a shaggy or dirty dog and transforming it into a fluffy, sweet-smelling dog fit for the showfloor of Westminster. The Times spoke with a number of MV groomers, who say there’s a lot more to the trade than just a nice haircut. Read the story here.

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