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Today is National Almond Day and also National Do a Grouch a Favor Day. Do them a favor and you’ll turn that frown upside down. Maybe get them a bag of almonds. It’s also the day that an English archaeologist entered the sealed burial chamber of King Tutankhamen back in 1923. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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New Art arriving daily. Shop online 24/7. Reopening in the Spring.
Edgartown mulls Commission exit
Members of the finance committee and select board in Edgartown don’t like the rising costs associated with the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, which has been fueled by a number of lawsuits. The town hasn’t taken action yet, but there was discussion at a recent meeting about putting the idea of withdrawing from the commission to voters. Get the details here.
New immigration lawyer for MVYPS
The Martha’s Vineyard Public School District is hiring immigration attorney Annelise Araujo, of Araujo and Fisher, LLC, to provide support as new Brazilian faculty members are brought on board. Araujo helped school officials usher two recent hires, Daniel Soares and Carlos Trindade, through the H-1B visa process, and will assist in similar procedures in the future. Read the update on the new attorney here.

Lone Star population growing
The Island's tick program is keeping a close eye on Lone Star ticks and the little known syndrome that makes victims allergic to red meat. On Chappaquiddick, the ticks have become more commonplace than deer ticks. Get the story here.
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Quote of the Day
"To have the commission spend so much money without taking any feedback from elected officials in Edgartown feels really discouraging with such a large increase,"
Edgartown finance committee member Julia Tarka on the
Martha’s Vineyard Commission budget growing.

Hot Topic Letter
Carolyn O’Daly of Edgartown writes about the lack of vets on the Island. "I don’t believe that importing animals to an Island where none of the vets take new patients is the best thing to do."
Tonight: The Vineyard Haven library offers the Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group via Zoom. There are a couple of directions to follow to join in, but nothing you can’t handle. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

I’m in the mood for something a little lighter, so Bodhi Path’s Meditation Group is on my list tonight. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Check out the Red Hot Show at Louisa Gould’s gallery in Vineyard Haven. Beautiful work curated with shades of red. Everything pops. 11 am to 5 pm. –C.B.

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

Got juice?
"Omega 8005 Multi-Purpose Heavy Duty Food/Grinder/Juicer Includes all accessories, cleaned and like new, $90. Contact Halley at 201-248-5846."

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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?
Say 'cheese' and enjoy flavorful recipes from Roxanne Kapitan and Catherine Walthers: Mediterranean Feta Spread and Roasted Potatoes with Kale and Feta. And if you find yourself feta up with the whey your cheese crumbles, just know that it's all gouda and let it brie.

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Wednesday’s contest answer:
John Hough, Jr.
Two friends, one vision
Ongoing through March 3, the fruits of a yearlong collaboration between Gretchen Baer and Shelagh Hackett are available for viewing at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. Baer, who is a visual artist, and Hackett, who is an actor and singer, came together to create "Together Far Away," representing the two creators’ different visions of various individual themes. Read the story on this unique exhibit here.
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