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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Tragedy at Edgartown Great Pond
A multiagency search for a missing paddle boarder last seen in Edgartown Great Pond Sunday evening has resulted in the recovery of the body of a 43-year-old man. His remains were found roughly 100 feet offshore, near the Katama estate of president Barack Obama. According to the Island’s public safety dispatch, the initial 911 call was made from the former president's home. Here’s that developing story.
Making dreams possible
Seth Myers hosted the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services’ annual Possible Dreams fundraiser, and there were plenty of jokes about the weather and Edgartown. But most important, the event had raised close to $800,000 by midday today.  The event is the biggest annual fundraiser for M.V. Community Services. Read our coverage here.

Field landing
A small plane flying from Katama Airfield on a short flight to Martha’s Vineyard Airport had to make an emergency landing in a field in the State Forest on Sunday. Local officials say that the pilot, the sole occupant on the plane, is okay. Read that story here. It’s the second incident involving a plane on the Island this month. Earlier this month, a passenger was forced to land a plane after her husband had a medical emergency. Read more on that here.

The Tisbury Board of Health meets at the Tisbury Town Hall Annex at 4 pm. Remote access is available. Here is the

The Oak Bluffs Select Board meets at Oak Bluffs Town Hall at 4:30 pm Tuesday. Remote access is available. Here is the agenda.

The Chilmark Select Board meets at Chilmark Town Hall at 5 pm Tuesday. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"I feel the need is there… this is a great step in the right direction."
—Vineyard Public Schools superintendent Richie Smith on developing school staff housing with the Island Housing Trust

Hot Topic Comment
Marsha Shufrin comments on MVRHS using private donations to fund its lawsuit against Oak Bluffs over a synthetic turf field: "This begs the question of why the Superintendent and School Committee would even ask for an extension on the MV Commission approval when clearly the majority of island voters are opposed to a turf field. One has to wonder about the integrity and intentions of committee members who are in favor of the project, who have gone to such lengths to push this through and are frivolously spending taxpayer dollars and now, donations, in litigation."

Hot Topic Letter
Ted Jochsberger writes to us about JetBlue’s handling of a flight from JFK to the MV airport: "I realize that JetBlue has a virtual monopoly on the routes to and from Martha’s Vineyard. However, the shabby treatment of passengers is unconscionable. Living on the Island, I have often recommended the airline to visitors. After this horrible experience, I will not do so in the future."
Today: Join your friends, neighbors, and maybe some people you don’t know at the American Legion in Vineyard Haven for Bingo. It’s a fine way to spend a Monday night. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Stan Strickland and Joel Harrison Quartet play at Featherstone’s Musical Monday. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic. Or just yourself. I like to do a little chair dancing at these things. 6:30 pm. -C.B.
Tomorrow: For those of you who don’t know, you’re hard pressed to find a place that offers this service on the Island: Bra Fitting Pop-up Shop. Here’s your chance to take care of business right here at home. Sideline in Vineyard Haven. 10 am to 6 pm. –C.B.

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

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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 at 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and brunch 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays. Live music on Thursdays.

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Staying in?
Discover the secrets to making a light, versatile dough for the Perfect Blueberry Pierogi and Paprika-braised Lamb Pierogi, shared by Chef Krem Miskevich for Edible Vineyard magazine. The filling for the sweet or savory dumplings can be anything your heart desires — seasonal fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, and much more.

If you'd like to share a recipe with the community, send it to us at, and include a photo of the dish and a brief backstory.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Buying Local: Edgartown Village Market
The Edgartown Village Market happened for the first time recently. The venture is a collaboration between the Edgartown Board of Trade, Edgartown Meat and Fish Market, the Vineyard Preservation Trust, and local retailers. The market boasts locally made art, drinks, baked goods, and more. Get more details here.

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