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You know what might be the greatest thing since sliced bread? Sliced bread! On this day in 1928, pre-sliced bread first went on sale in Chillicothe, Missouri. Today is also National Strawberry Sundae Day. Maybe someone on-Island can make an unconventional snack combo. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Malm Mansion
81 South Water St. sparked controversy due to how it could block the view of Edgartown Harbor, but adjustments to the plans addressed many of the neighbors’ concerns. However, the Edgartown Historic District Commission is meeting one more time to review changes that were proposed. Get the details here.
State of electric cars
A new online program released recently by state transportation officials shows just how many cars in each city and town are either electric or hybrid. And Martha’s Vineyard isn’t at the top of the list, but it's also not at the bottom. But in order to reach emission-free by 2040, there is a lot of work that needs to be done. Read our coverage here and see which town is ranking highest.

‘Miracle’ rescue
The Chilmark Beach Department is reporting that a 73-year-old was rescued from the riptide at Lucy Vincent Beach earlier this week. Several lifeguards were involved as the tides were proving difficult. Beach officials say it’s a miracle they had enough lifeguards on duty at the time, but the rescue also underscores the dangers with riptides. Read our coverage here.
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Quote of the Day
Oak Bluffs Planning Board chair Ewell Hopkins on our coverage of a meeting between select members of the MVRHS school committee: "Now they are evaluating and determining what their position will be. We discussed what the town’s process and procedures are for presenting proposals and applications to the town. We walked them through that process, and now they are off making plans."

Hot Topic Comment
"A self-service shipping kiosk would be great. Weigh your own package, print the label and attach, pay with credit card and put in a bin. I’ve used them in California and they don’t take up much space. This would leave the line for people picking up packages. With a potential strike at UPS, the situation will only get worse"
— Nelson Smith on how the Vineyard post offices could be improved

Hot Topic Letter
"This business of trying to calculate the total number of people using a particular place in the course of a year is absurd, and very misleading. The total at a given event might be useful for planning purposes, but putting together annual totals is just to scare people."
— Chris Murphy on requests to limit the number of guests at Stillpoint

Today: The M.V. Camp Meeting Association hosts a free Sunset Concert at the Tabernacle on Fridays. This time it’s the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet. Bring your chairs and a picnic. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

In all my years of kids’ movies, this one is right up there with "The Aristocats." Take the kids to the drive-in at the YMCA to see "Finding Nemo." Gates open at 7:30 and the movie begins around 8:30 pm. –C.B.
This weekend: I like the cause behind this one: Buy Art and Jewelry to Help Stop Gun Violence. Sales of the items benefit the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Sale is at the Howland Barn next to the Katharine Cornell Theater in Vineyard Haven. 9 am to 3 pm. The annual Tabernacle Flea Market at Trinity Park happens from 9 am to 1 pm. The African Artists Community Development Project (AACDP) is a Martha's Vineyard-based nonprofit organization founded and directed by Marsha Winsryg. They raise money for disabled children, orphans, and women's groups in Zambia by selling their handmade dolls and other African crafts. Visit the Edgartown library to learn more. 11 am. Our libraries are just incredible. The Oak Bluffs library hosts Ask a Muslim Anything with Robert Azzi speaking about his experience as a Muslim in America. 11 am to 1 pm. Sean Dorsey Dance hosts an all-levels queer and trans friendly dance class at the Yard. I love their invite: "Terrified beginners are welcome." Registration required. 11:30 am. The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury hosts its annual Berry Festival with berry shortcakes, smoothies, parfaits, and a pie sale. 12 to 4 pm. Edgartown Books hosts a book signing with "The Golden Land" author Elizabeth Shick. 2 to 4 pm. The Galaxy Gallery in Oak Bluffs hosts an artist reception featuring art focused on the sites and culture of up-Island towns. More than 18 artists in many different mediums. 4 to 6 pm. Cousen Rose Gallery in O.B. hosts a reception for its Sustainable Art Exhibition with abaca designs by Meg Black and handmade paper collages by Patricia Littlefield. 5 to 7 pm. –C.B.

On Sunday, head to Oak Bluffs for the Open Market in the park across from Our Market, where you’ll find Island-grown produce, original artwork, handmade jewelry, fine crafts, flowers, specialty foods, and vintage finds. 9 am to 1 pm. The Unitarian Universalist Society offers a reflection on freedom in a more personal and spiritual sense with Who’s the Boss? 10 am. Up-Island at the Grange in West Tisbury, visit the Artisans Festival. They literally have everything. I can’t leave without buying something. 10 am to 2 pm. Looking for a quiet place to write? Featherstone offers a place to write in the Art Barn, unlike at my house where chaos rules. 1 to 3 pm. See new artwork by the incredibly talented Kara Taylor at an Opening Reception at her gallery in Chilmark. 5 to 8 pm. Meet Martha's Vineyard Art Association artists at the Old Sculpin Gallery: Washington Ledesma, M.B. Dowlin, Peter Palandri, Lynn Hoeft, and Sheila Fane. 5 to 7 pm. The M.V.  Nonprofit Collaborative hosts a one-time-only documentary screening of "Uncharitable" at the M.V. Film Center, followed by a Q&A with Dan Pallotta, who invented the multi-day charitable event industry. Sounds interesting. 7:30 pm. Like my dad used to say, don’t do anything I wouldn’t do, which gives you a lot of leeway. –C.B.

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

Bee mine
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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.


The Dunes Open for the season! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.

Click here for more details and specials

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Staying in?
For a summertime side dish with a little pizzazz, try Chef Robin Forte's recipe for Portuguese-style Green Beans. Most of the ingredients can probably be found at the West Tisbury Farmers Market. See you there!

For more stories that celebrate local food, farming, and the community, visit Edible Vineyard, and look out for the next issue on newsstands later this month.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this man? We'll throw all winning answers into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 gift certificate to an Island business or charity.
Email your answer to, and let us know which day you are guessing about. For previous Do You Knows? see our archive.

Thursday's contest answer:
John Gonsalves
The Untamable Gallery
Untameable Gallery at Lucy Dahl’s new Edgartown location is a bit like walking on the wild side. Her edgy photographs grace the walls, while candles, silverware with cheeky words, T shirts with sassy sayings such as "I am Mrs. Robinson," and note cards with slightly naughty messages are elegantly displayed throughout. Read more here.

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