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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1931, Al Capone went to prison for tax evasion. Today is National Mulligan Day and National Boss’s Day. Sounds like a good day for the boss to play a round of golf. Flashback to Lucas Thors writing about the Royal and Ancient Chappaquiddick Links. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Say it ain’t so, Joe
Joe Capobianco, who has been at the helm of an Island food program in recent years for the Good Shepherd Parish, is out of a job as facilities manager for the parish and with that he will no longer be operating the food program in association with the Greater Boston Food Bank. In a somewhat odd chain of events, the parish’s fairly new pastor announced the decision to let Capobianco go during Sunday services — something Capobianco said was embarrassing and upsetting. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
Return of Bombay
If you’ve been aching for a taste of Indian food, but didn’t want to take a trip off-Island, well Bombay Indian is here to whet your appetite. The new restaurant, which opened briefly in the Airport Business Park, opened for business at the former Sea Smoke in Oak Bluffs. The restaurant is owned and operated by chef Austin Grande. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update.
Derby classic
Like a lot of things that were altered during the pandemic, the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby had some changes. But this year it was back in a big, big way. There was a record number of triple crowns and more than 19,000 pounds of fish were weighed in throughout the five-week tournament. Find out who the winners were and that key moment when an individual won a boat. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
The Steamship Authority board meets at 9:30 am at Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket select boards are meeting at 4 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Chilmark select board meets at 6 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I see what you’re trying to do with the rotary and I think it’s a huge improvement, [but] we need to also pay attention to the fact that there are a lot of Lyft and Uber drivers using that space and there is no actual space for those drivers."
–Ernie Thomas commenting on a proposed roundabout in Oak Bluffs that is before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission

Hot Topic Comment
Dana Hodsdon commented on the need for scallop restrictions in Oak Bluffs. "Time to think about the scallops and how to help their environment. If reducing the take for a year or two, with a return to normal, isn’t that better than leaving none and having less? How about refusing the proposed marina in Lagoon Pond? How about also thinking how can we get better circulation in and out of the pond as it once was when Bass Creek was in existence?"

Hot Topic Letter
Sue Craver shared a letter she wrote to a friend about Martha’s Vineyard being misrepresented in how Islanders handled the migrant situation. "The people represented in your cartoons could belong to any one of thousands of affluent communities across the country; the NIMBY philosophy stretches coast to coast. But the fact is that the year-round residents of Martha’s Vineyard are hard-working ‘regular folks’ — fishermen, carpenters, farmers, etc., including a large percentage of Brazilians who are prominent in every aspect of Island life. Bet you didn’t know that!"
Today: Ah, I remember when I used to walk in the State Forest. Those were the days. Did I tell you about the time I saw a family of kingfishers there? Well I did. Don’t let that stop you from walking. Anytime. –Connie Berry

This is no joke, and something I am personally working on. If you think you might need help working through your debt issues, try meeting up with the Debtors Anonymous group at the Red House. Couldn’t hurt. 5:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Check out the M.V. Garden Club’s monthly get together, this time focusing on the Beauty of Handmade Floral Quilts. They’ll also swap gardening books. This sounds like a terrific off-season opportunity. Wakeman Center. 1 pm. –C.B.

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

Oh, what a knight
"Beautiful shield (metal, 18-inches x 28-inches) for cosplay, Halloween, or display. Picture on request. 774-563-0951. $50."

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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 Dunes Welcome to The Dunes, Martha’s Vineyard’s Only Restaurant at South Beach! Enjoy casual, relaxed dining, refreshing sea breezes, and a fabulous ocean view. Visit us via our spectacular water taxi cruise from Edgartown. Serving breakfast and dinner through October 22. Lunch served at the Poolside Grill. / 508/627/3663

Farm Neck Come check out Farm Neck's newly renovated Cafe, patio and bar!
Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating with open air views of our championship golf course and ample TVs in the bar area. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
This 2014 story from Jim Athearn contains recipes you can make over and over again. May we direct your attention to the Corn Chowder, one of three delicious recipes in this delightful story based on local goodness.

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‘We Still Dance’
The Island had the chance to experience a truly unique display of song, dance, and storytelling over the weekend with the presentation of "Âs Nupumukâunean (We Still Dance)," at the Performing Arts Center. The collaboration between members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), the Yard, and Boston performance troupe Danza Orgánica highlighted traditional and contemporary stories of the Wampanoag people through a stunning production. Read Abby Remer’s article on the recent show here.
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