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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today is National Mac n’ Cheese Day and National Nude Day. Pro tip: Lay off the former if you plan to do the latter. And we remind you that if you have to come to Vineyard Haven through Friday, there is construction on Water Street that is causing traffic delays. Plan accordingly. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Workforce housing?
This story gives new meaning to workforce housing. With the lack of accommodations on the Island, Tisbury select board approved a proposal that would allow up to six employees of WT Rich, the contractor building the Tisbury School, to move into the former Tisbury Waterworks building. The contractor would have to make some changes in order to make it habitable. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
Go nuts, for doughnuts
It’s been a long time coming, but the so-called "doughnut hole" has been approved by the House. The land swap between Oak Bluffs and the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank will ultimately create a prime spot for affordable housing. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story. Meanwhile, the Housing Bank Review Committee held its second meeting and began the process of listening to possible amendments to the legislation. Abigail also has that update.

Feeding frenzy
The long-anticipated food truck public hearing took place on Wednesday in West Tisbury. And while the issue has been kicked around for a couple of months, there really wasn’t a lot of public input at the hearing. One interesting perspective, however, was from Daniel Sauer of 7a Foods, who has concerns that a proliferation of food trucks will cut into people buying the Liz Lemon. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.


Photographer Jeremy Driesen captured the full moon rising over Oak Bluffs Wednesday night. Known as the Buck Moon, it is the "biggest and brightest" supermoon of the year, according to Old Farmer’s Almanac website.
There are no meetings scheduled for Friday. We should all have an extra helping of mac n’ cheese to celebrate.
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Quote of the Day
"In short, this document should NEVER have been released in its present form. It is filled with some great wisdom and scientifically supported data regarding the threat of sea level rise on our barrier beaches. Much of the rest of the plan is rubbish. It is clearly written with an ecological voice which is tone-deaf to the existence of its surroundings on Martha’s Vineyard."–Former Trustees of the Reservations regional superintendent Chris Kennedy on the recently released draft management plan for Vineyard beaches owned by the Trustees

Hot Topic Comment
Dan Larkosh commented on our Edgartown column about summer etiquette for the Vineyard. "My pet peeve is people who stop at the roundabout for no reason."

Hot Topic Letter
Grace Kennan Warnecke wrote an essay about the bell-ringing on the Fourth of July in Vineyard Haven. "As I stood there ringing a borrowed bell, I thought of its significance. How this simple two-minute ceremony reminds one of why this country was founded, what it means to all of us, and how important it is to remind ourselves that the fight is not over. In fact, maybe it has just begun."
Today: There’s a new Outdoor Market at the P.A. Club. I went last week and I was so impressed. By chocolate. Find Rebecca Clark and her artisanal chocolates — they look like big, polished marbles and they taste like heaven. And then stop by Linda Hammond’s booth and say hello. She has some really cool maps that make a great keepsake. 4 to 7 pm. –Connie Berry

The M.V. Hebrew Center hosts the Summer Institute with Dr. Ronald Peterson speaking on
"How Much Forgetfulness is Too Much? Alzheimer’s Disease 2022." This is something we could all learn more about. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Yes, I am recommending a children’s movie. I loved the first "Sing" and I bet I’d love "Sing 2." Besides, I could listen to Matthew McConaughey’s voice 24/7. Circuit Arts drive-in at the YMCA. 8:30 pm. –C.B.

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

Cookin’ with gas
"Bosch HG57132UC Propane Stove w Convection oven, SS. Replaced by Induction. $40 or best offer. You Pickup in VH. 508-274-9430."

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Dining out?

The Barn Open for lunch & dinner Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Bowling available Tuesday through Saturday at 5 pm. 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 from May 19th – October 22nd, 2022. 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.
We are now serving breakfast daily from 8 am to 10:30 am, lunch daily from 11:30 am to 5 pm and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
For a quick-and-easy summer dish that's bursting with flavor, try the versatile recipe for Tropical Couscous from Corinne Brennan. It includes sautéed onions, red pepper, fresh cilantro, toasted almonds, juicy pineapple, and a dressing to match. You could even pair it with one of those fancy tropical drinks with a little umbrella.

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Market share
If you live in Aquinnah and need a loaf of bread or some other convenience item, you typically had to go either to Chilmark Store (in season) or Alley’s in West Tisbury. But now residents and season visitors have a store of their own at the Aquinnah Cliffs. The Gay Head Store recently opened and is carrying a variety of general store items that’s become a welcome addition to the Island’s most remote town. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo spoke to the owners about their plans to try and keep the store open year-round. You can read it here.

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