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Lyme trials
We all know that Lyme disease remains one of the most troubling things about Martha’s Vineyard. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Pfizer, the pharmaceutical giant that created one of the COVID-19 vaccines, chose to test its Lyme vaccine here. The vaccine has already shown some hopeful signs. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the details.
Who is this?
You’ll have to forgive Elizabeth Whelan if she wasn’t expecting to receive a phone call directly from President Joe Biden on her cell phone while she walked down a busy Manhattan street Friday. Biden reached out to Whelan after she tweeted and was subsequently interviewed criticizing the U.S. government for not giving more information to families about detainees after Biden had a well-publicized call with the spouse of WNBA star Brittney Griner. Editor George Brennan spoke to Whelan about her surprise phone call and has this update. Meanwhile, Sen. Raphael Warnock made the rounds over the weekend, including a stop at the Tabernacle. Our news intern Natalie Aymond has that story.

Luke’s legacy
Family and fishing were on the minds of folks over the weekend during the annual Fluke for Luke tournament. This was the 5th annual tournament in memory of Luke Gurney, who died in an accident aboard his boat, "No Regrets." This year there were nearly 300 participants competing for prizes in the annual tournament, but beyond that they were sharing the camaraderie of fishing, family, and friendship. Our own fishing expert, Lucas Thors has this story.
The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4:30 pm Tuesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.

The Aquinnah select board meets at 5 pm Tuesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"There is an overwhelming sense on this Island and in all six towns that the Housing Bank is something very important. We don’t need to get into why we need a Housing Bank, It’s a given."
–Jim Malkin, who was appointed chair of the fledgling Housing Bank Review Committee, on its role

Hot Topic Comment
Harrison Holmes commented on Tisbury’s settlement with Kindia Roman in response to another commenter. "This line of thinking can be very easily turned right around. If the town had such a good case and knew nothing happened, why offer to settle?"

Hot Topic Letter
William Province II wrote about the assistance he received from strangers when he got into trouble during a recent sail. "We called for help. In a matter of seconds there were a half dozen young men coming to our rescue. They were able to get us away from the rocks by locking arms and saving the boat, myself and, most importantly, my young grandson and getting us to safety. We are so grateful for these fine young men for their efforts, heroism and willingness to help us in this time of our desperate need."
Today: Maybe Goat Yoga is the yoga for me. The cute little goats could be just the distraction I need while trying out the moves. Take my mind off my arthritic hips. Native Earth Teaching Farm. 5:30 pm.
–Connie Berry

Circuit Arts (MVFF) screens "Kaepernick & America" at Union Chapel tonight. The documentary digs into the connection between civil rights activism and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The Edgartown library hosts Sounds Like Summer: The Jaywalkers. Love their music. Barbara Puciul, Jessie Leaman, and Don Groover. Bring a blanket and sit out on the lawn. Or maybe dance in the grass. 6:30 pm. –C.B.

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

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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?
Just look at that beautiful Crunchy Hakurei, Red Cabbage, and Parsley Salad, brought to you by Tina Miller and Edible Vineyard magazine. The star of this salad show is the hakurei turnip, and it’s not the boiled and mashed variety like your grandma used to make. Try it. You’ll like it.

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Summer at the playhouse
The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse has it all — live performances, art, and music. Although the ongoing pandemic and lack of affordable housing on the Island have affected live theater, there are still plenty of performances to enjoy. There is something for everyone here, ranging from a production of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" to "The Fabulists: Theater for Children." With an emphasis on community education and outreach, the playhouse is hosting theater camp, art exhibitions, and pop-up musical courtyard concerts. Read Abby Remer’s story here for insight into the events and performances being offered and the people behind them.

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