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We’re having a day, aren’t you? First of all, it’s National Hot Chocolate Day, Brandy Alexander Day, Eat Brussels Sprouts Day, and our favorite, Gorilla Suit Day. Think sipping a Brandy Alexander in a gorilla suit whilst also eating Brussels sprouts and microwaving some hot chocolate. We’ll leave you with that. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: The Barn Bowl & Bistro

The incredible student athletes over at the West Tisbury School have recently been displaying their basketball prowess, as both the girls’ and boys’ teams were crowned Island champions. The No. 1 seed Hawks and No. 3 seed Edgartown Eagles went head to head last week, with the undefeated Hawks again taking the win. The girls’ Hawks team, the No. 3 seed, were up against the No. 1 seed Charter School Chargers. The Chargers had beaten the Hawks twice in the regular season, but the West Tisbury girls’ played an impressive game, and came out on top. Read Sam Canfield’s piece on the West Tisbury basketball teams and all their recent accomplishments here.
State Sen. Julian Cyr, D-Truro, and state rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow, are spearheading the Mass PFAS Act in the state legislature. The bill would seek to clean up harm already done by PFAS, alongside mitigating future harm from the group of chemicals. The bill now needs a committee assignment to start the legislative hearing process. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
On Tuesday, representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation held a remote forum on the state’s proposed plans to address the chronic flooding and drainage issues in Tisbury. Missing from the plan were solutions that would directly address the most significant problem area—Five Corners intersection. MassDOT reps cite a number of challenges with that area, so instead, their plan is to reroute as much storm runoff as they can. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
The Chilmark select board meets at 1:30 pm. In person meeting at Chilmark Town Hall. Here is the agenda.

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. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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

The Howes House building committee jointly meets with the West Tisbury planning board and the historic district commission at 5:30 pm. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics, along with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Children’s Hospital Association, declared a national emergency in childhood and adolescent mental health."
Danielle Charbonneau, MVRHS English teacher and head of Project Vine, as well as winner of the 61st Massachusetts Teacher of the Year award

Hot Topic Comment
R. Scott Patterson on recent SSA troubles: "It seems like the SSA has some type of issue weekly, I can’t recall them having a clean week for years, it’s always something it seems."

Hot Topic Letter
Woody Bowman on the successful CROP Walk: "Later this winter, $6,544, one-quarter of our total, will be sent to Island Grown Initiative in support of the Island Food Pantry and to the Vineyard Committee on Hunger for use in its support of the food distribution programs on the Island."
Today: It’s Open Mic Night at Island Music in Vineyard Haven. It’s free and open to everyone. This means I could go if I wanted to, but I wouldn’t want to put anyone through that. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Author Victoria Wright leads Beginning a Writing Practice virtually via the Aquinnah library. If you’re ready to build up a steady habit of putting your words down, this is for you. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The Rotary Club meets at the P.A. Club. This means you can meet up with friends and have lunch at Mo’s while you’re there. A Rotarian called me last week to help with a listing and he couldn’t have been nicer. Guest speakers. 12:10 pm. –C.B.

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

Sittin’ pretty
"Vintage 1940s dining set Extension folds out from center, blonde wood, 6 chairs, $70. Call or text 774-563-0249."

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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.
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Staying in?
If golden, crispy seafood sounds delicious, check the tips and recipe for Seasoned Local Bay Scallops, shared by Dave Plath. With tender care, these tasty nuggets will turn out all soft and sweet on the inside.

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A beacon of support
The Times is excited to present a new column on mental health and wellbeing coming out of Daybreak Clubhouse, written by Matthew Fielder. The history of these proud communities, under the International Clubhouse Model, is extensive — the first mental health clubhouse was conceptualized in 1943. Now, clubhouses like Daybreak are all around the country, and they offer a community of connections and support for those struggling with their mental health or who are neurodivergent. Daybreak helps neurodivergent adults with all the skills and essential knowledge needed to live a rich and fulfilling life. Read Fielder’s first edition of the column here, and look out for it in future newspapers (and online).
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