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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Christian Bale turns 49 today. Wasn’t he great in "The Fighter"? It’s also FDR’s birthday, so if you happen to be celebrating today you’re in good company. It’s also National Croissant Day. Ah, c'est la vie. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Back under construction
Tisbury’s sidewalk improvement project resumed on Main Street Monday, following a pause in construction over the holidays. Phase two of the initiative, which aims to enhance the walkways in the town's downtown retail district, will consist of new curbing, paving, and drainage structure repairs. Although the work is likely to impact traffic and retail accessibility, Tisbury officials expect the project to be completed before Memorial Day — a month earlier than expected. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update.
Draining Five Corners
The state’s department of transportation is holding a public hearing tonight on its plans to improve drainage on Tisbury roads. If you were unfortunate enough to suddenly find yourself living in a temporary waterfront property because of heavy rain or floods, check this out to hear what improvements the state has in store for Tisbury. Here are the details.

Buick flips
Over the weekend, a Buick driving on Skiff Avenue in Tisbury hit a parked Toyota and flipped over. No one was hurt during the incident. Emergency responders were quickly on the scene Friday night. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
The West Tisbury zoning amendments committee meets Tuesday at 3:30 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Chilmark select board interviews police chief candidates on Tuesday at 1:30 pm. In person at town hall. Here is the agenda.

The Chilmark select board meets jointly with the finance advisory committee on Tuesday at 4:30 pm for budget hearings. In person at the Chilmark Community Center. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I’m not aware of any office space presently available on a longer-term basis." –Tisbury town administrator Jay Grande on possibly renting space for town offices.

Hot Topic Comment
Richard Knabel, treasurer, MV Airport, has some advice for West Tisbury: "West Tisbury could take advantage of the Airport’s considerable experience with PFAS contamination of groundwater/wells."

Hot Topic Letter
Tom Dresser recommends options for dreary February: "Peter Shea’s exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum ends soon. Only a few days left to savor the story of conductor educator Rudolf Fiebich. Definitely worth a visit."
Today: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Edgartown offers a good, old-fashioned sit-down Community Supper. Anyone can come, and you don’t have to show your religion card at the door. Just bring your appetite. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

"The Harvey Girls" with Judy Garland and Ray Bolger screens at Monday Night at the Movies at the M.V. Playhouse. This one dates back to 1946. Happy to say I wasn’t born yet. $5 cash. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Try a little Forest Bathing at Polly Hill Arboretum. It’s not what you think. No tubs involved, but it is a great way to learn how to better relax using nature as your elixir. 9 am. –C.B.

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

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"TV stand Glass and black frame, 3 open shelves. $50 or b/o. 2 white fiberglass 9ft round poles. b/o. Call for pics 978/852/9600."

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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?
Enjoy whipping up a sweet, rich dessert using the recipe for Semifreddo di Nocciola, or half-frozen hazelnut ice cream. It is from an Italian cookbook by Suzanne Dunaway. When in Rome...

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Woolly history
Martha’s Vineyard is steeped in sheep history — at one point the woolly livestock animals were ubiquitous, with massive flocks of sheep grazing around Island pastures. Knitting, weaving, and spinning continue to be extremely popular businesses and pastimes. Abby Remer brings us a story on Martha’s Vineyard Museum research librarian Bow Van Riper and public programs manager Norah Kyle in their latest initiative to teach the Vineyard’s wooly history to anyone who is interested.

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