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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1922, Hollywood star Doris Day was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Also today in 1922, Joseph Stalin became the secretary-general of the Communist Party of Russia. Also, the Pony Express mail delivery system was created in 1860. Oh, the duality of history can be inspiring. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Watch the interview with Michele Norris and IHT homeowner Michelle Vivian-Jemison about the importance of home. You can help build more year-round homes on Martha’s Vineyard. Click here to donate now.
Ferries now
Vineyarders gathered to hear from experts at the sold out "Ferries Now" event on how electric ferries are being implemented in other parts of the world, and people had questions about when it would be the SSA’s turn for the transition. With the threat of climate change, converting fuel ferries to electric is seen as one way to curb carbon emissions. Get the details here.
Cyano blooms
A study sponsored by the Great Pond Foundation aimed at monitoring cyanobacteria in Vineyard waters has revealed which Island ponds have shown the greatest concentration of blue-green algae blooms. Island health boards hope to use that data to better inform the public about potential risks. Find out more here.

'Witch’s Princess'
The Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School is putting on their production of the "Witch’s Princess" this week. Over the weekend, the cast – which includes grades K through 12 – held a dress rehearsal. Our photographer Dena Porter snapped some worthy photos. Get those and the rundown of the performance and production times here.

The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4:30 pm on Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the

The Oak Bluffs affordable housing committee meets at 4:30 pm on Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Chilmark select board meets at 5 pm on Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"One of the big things we see up at Aquinnah is a lot of people don’t have the opportunity to stay up there. We wanted to give them an opportunity to sit there and spend some time in Aquinnah, enjoy a cup of coffee, and all that good stuff."
—Del Araujo, owner of a coffee shop named Aquila, after receiving first place at the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce’s
Perfect Pitch competition.

Hot Topic Comment
Ellen Gaskill writes about an Island nonprofit buying land in Aquinnah to open a shelter for victims of domestic violence: "How fabulous!"

Hot Topic Letter
Luke Oldershaw, age 12, and Michelle Oldershaw of Edgartown write to us about their support of a nip ban: "We volunteer to clean up this pathway eight to ten times per year. Nip bottles are the #2 most commonly collected items, second to cigarette butts. Even in the 'off season,' nip bottles are everywhere! In February, we collected 28 bottles over a one-mile stretch."
Today: If you’ve ever wanted to grow a lovely garden but were unsure about how, try attending this Backyard Garden Planning Workshop with Anna Swanson from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. She’s the flower manager of Slip Away Farm and projects manager at the Ag Society, so she probably knows a thing or two about what plants would fit nicely into your backyard. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

Come on by to the American Legion Hall in Vineyard Haven at 6 pm for some BINGO! Maybe you’ll win a prize while playing.
Tomorrow: Head over to the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven for this month’s Neighborhood Convention meeting at 11 am. Get the rundown on hospice care from the folks who do it on the Island, Hospice & Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard. Dessert and beverages will be provided, but you’ll need to bring a bagged lunch.

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

Clean break
"Stacked Whirlpool Washer and Dryer in good working order. Free in exchange for helping me move a log splitter. Text 781-801-5495 for details."

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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

Click here for more details and specials

Restaurant owners: Are you open? Let our readers know, and support local journalism while doing so!

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Staying in?
If you'd like to get a fresh start this season with your diet, check the recipe and advice from local health practitioners for Anytime Broth and Spring Health Tips. You can make a clean sweep both inside and out.

Do you have a recipe to share? Send it along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory to

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this man? Submit your best guess to within 24 hours and check the next Minute for the correct answer. We’ll throw all winning guesses into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 Lift certificate to an Island business or $100 to go toward an Island charity of their choice. For previous Do You Knows, see our archive.

Friday’s contest answer:
Kevin Burchill
Keeping pets poison free
Spring is here, meaning more people will be out and about with their pets. It also brings an increased chance of pets nibbling on something they probably shouldn’t have, and that is not a situation you want to be in when Martha’s Vineyard has a limited number of veterinary professionals. Fortunately, Visiting Vet columnist Michelle Gerhard Jasny, V.M.D., wrote up on what to be aware of and what steps to take if your pooch munched on chocolate or your cat ingested some questionable plants. Keep your pets safe and read the details here.

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