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Interfaith service honors Dr. King and Rabbi Heschel
The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center hosted an interfaith community shabbat service Friday evening to celebrate the lives and friendship of two civil rights leaders — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. The service was attended by members of the NAACP Martha’s Vineyard branch, M.V. Diversity Coalition, and the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury, and highlighted the significance of solidarity between two cultural communities. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
Housing and more for veterans
The Martha’s Vineyard veterans transitional and affordable housing committee has reached a milestone by getting an affordable housing project for veterans in Oak Bluffs to the request for proposal phase. Although this project is still the focus, the committee will work with the community to take steps toward providing on-Island veterans the support they need. Committee members sat down with The Times to talk about the work that is taking place and why it is being done. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
Beach Road Weekend 2023 announced
Today, organizers of the annual Beach Road Weekend announced the lineup for the 2023 music festival. Find out who will be performing here. This year, Islanders will be privy to an early ticket sale which will take place starting at noon on Sunday, Jan., 22 at the former EduComp building in Tisbury.

The Dukes County Commission meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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

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Quote of the Day
"Reverend King said that faith was the taking of the first step when you don’t see the whole staircase."
–Rabbi Caryn Broitman at the
MVHC’s MLK celebration.

Hot Topic Comment
Dana Nunes writes about what others are thinking in a comment on the story about SSA ferry cancellations: "I keep wondering how much worse this will get before they get it together."

Hot Topic Letter
Erik Albert wrote that a couple of things were missing in MVT former editor George Brennan’s last essay: "Not only did he never address the obvious shortcomings — I would frequently point out — of his editorials about [the] community, and that he spelled my name wrong."
Today: Let’s go up-Island tonight. Laura Jordan-Decker hosts a Family Forum at the Aquinnah library. This is a fun family group discussion where you can develop strategies for moving forward. Forward is usually better than backward. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

A special Reading by Robert Pinsky, former U.S. poet laureate, headlines Pathways’ Writing and Poetry Series tonight. Curated by Ron Slate. This one is available on Zoom and in-person at the Chilmark Tavern. 7 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Another really special event happens at the M.V. Playhouse: A Poetry Celebration in Honor of Arnie Reisman. Hosted by Cleaveland House Poets, friends will read from his posthumously published "Cages of Stages." This will be a lovely event. We miss this guy. 5 pm. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
Discover fun recipes and handy tips in a free ebook, "Vineyard Family Cooking," created over 10 years ago by Vineyard Nutrition, Island Grown Schools, and Mass in Motion. Lunchboxes, family meals, and afternoon snacks can undergo a mindful makeover.

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What Are You Watching?
Writer Geoff Currier has been tuning into the "Chronicle" news magazine on WCVB-TV Boston for about 40 years now, and he still can’t get enough. For such a large and successful newsmagazine, it might come as a surprise how in-depth and regular their coverage of Vineyard life is. There’s a bit of interesting history related to Currier’s love for the program. You can read all about it in the most recent What Are You Watching.

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