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Glow and grow
Take a look at the future of growing vegetables. We took a tour of Island Grown Initiative’s latest way to grow its crops. Using freight containers, IGI is using a state of the art controlled environment for hydroponic growing. The containers consist of "automated humidifiers and wide spectrum LED lights, timed air flow system and water pumps." Reporter Abigail Rosen took the tour of IGI’s futuristic looking growing system and has the story.
Political football
Let’s just say that the Oak Bluffs select board and finance committee are not seeing eye to eye. At a meeting on May 19, the finance committee discussed the dual roles of town administrator Deborah Potter, who was also serving as town accountant. Apparently the finance committee chair Sherry Countryman went to the town’s attorney on her own to ask questions about Potter. When the select board found out, some members were not happy. Editor George Brennan has this story.

A day to remember
We have two Memorial Day features to share today. On Friday, Tisbury School returned to its traditional "March to the Sea" to recognize service men and women who have died for their country. Photographer Jeremy Driesen has photos from that event. Meanwhile, on Monday, the American Legion hosted a parade and Memorial Day ceremony. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has that story, and Jeremy shot the event, noting that his black and white photos set an evocative tone. You can check the story and photos here.
The West Tisbury select board is holding a joint meeting again with the planning board and zoning board at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"We’re losing World War II, Korea, Vietnam [veterans], believe it or not. But, thank God for everyone who came out."
–American Legion commander Jo Ann Murphy at Monday’s Memorial Day parade in Vineyard Haven

Hot Topic Comment
Brian Athearn responded to another commenter on a story about the lack of staffing on the Island. "Jesse, you are right. My parents have been saying that since the 80’s. dorm housing, just seasonal for workers. It’s really a 2 part problem. Summer help and year round."

Hot Topic Letter
Paige Black would like the town and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to allow work to be done at the Tabernacle. "I hope that the Oak Bluffs Planning Board votes with their hearts and moral compasses intact, knowing that this is a decision that will strengthen the entire community. I hope that our entire Vineyard community understands the importance of inclusion."
Today: The Online Spice Club meets via the Vineyard Haven library and they’re talking about one of my favorites, lavender. I love how versatile it is and how lovely it smells. It’s one of the few things I’ve tried to grow, but alas I don’t have enough sunlight at my place. Maybe you’ve got a little patch at your house I could borrow. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

This sounds like a very cool idea happening at the Edgartown library: Intercultural Language Exchange. You'll meet new people at the library where you can practice a different language, or even learn a different language. They’ll provide some direction with English, French, and Portuguese. 6 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: How about taking a little time to learn more about the history of the Island in this Edgartown Walking Tour. Start at the Carnegie Heritage Center and check out historic landmarks along an hour’s walk. I’d meet you there but I’m not allowed to leave my desk on Wednesdays. 11 am. –C.B.
Pit stop
"Fire pit, outdoors, propane, seldom used, like new, with glass chips, cover. $95. 561-654-6118."

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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 Sweet Life Open year round! Serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Featuring a pre-fixe 3 course dinner for $50 on Wednesdays!
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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 Join us for your next dining outing at our newly renovated bar and café. We have beautiful scenic views from our indoor, and outdoor patio – exquisite menu options including daily seasonal specials, and an abundance of free parking. Lunch daily from 11 am to 5 pm, Dinner Thursday to Sunday 5 pm to 9 pm. Reservations accepted through Open Table or by phone 508-693-3560 ext 1

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Staying in?

Greens are pretty easy to grow yourself, so we figured we’d inspire you with this IGI recipe for Pea Shoot, Pea, Watercress, and Arugula Salad. Add a little mint, a little feta, a little lemon and you’re good to go.

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A pour-fect partnership
It’s easy to taste the quality and craftsmanship in a Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery beer, but what makes that sip so darn smooth? Apart from the high-caliber hops, it’s probably the fresh, locally sourced ingredients Bad Martha uses in pretty much every menu item. Whether it’s a refreshing seltzer, a frothy pint of ale, or one of the delicious food platters or pizzas they have available, it might be surprising how much of it comes from right here on-Island. Reporter Lucas Thors got a chance to speak with the folks that make the Bad Martha magic happen. Read his story here.

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