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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today is World Oceans Day
, aimed at raising awareness of the benefits derived from the worlds' waters. It serves as a reminder to use its resources sustainably and responsibly- Afterall, it does cover 70 percent of the planet. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: Granary Gallery

New Art arriving daily. Open 7 days a week. A warm welcome awaits you.
The season is here. Sharks have been sighted in Provincetown and Chatham as white sharks make their return to local waters from the south. We take a look at what that means for Vineyarders, and also what other sharks we might encounter. For example, hammerhead sharks have become more frequent. Read our story here.
A Plymouth-based transit union is threatening legal action against the Vineyard Transit Authority administrator Angie Gompert for allegedly breaking state law, with letters being sent to the Island towns’ select boards. However, Gompert denies that wrongdoing took place in how she operated the VTA. Get the details here.
When MassWildlife approved Edgartown’s beach management plan for Norton Point last month, a new restriction threatened public OSV access on the much-loved barrier beach. Town officials have been working to ensure that recreationalists and fishermen alike will be able to access the area by proposing alternative routes that wouldn’t be disruptive to protected shorebirds. Here’s that update.
Hey, did you know? No meetings tomorrow. Enjoy the weekend!
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Quote of the Day
"The Vineyard, like most of Massachusetts, gets a variety of species that for the most part are seasonal visitors. Each one behaves a little bit differently."
— Department of Marine Fisheries’ Greg Skomal on sharks off Vineyard shores.

Hot Topic Comment
Don Keller commented on our story about chess tables coming to Oak Bluffs Harbor: "I used to love the tables they had set up in Harvard square. Great idea!"

Hot Topic Letter
Thomas Green writes to us about the recent volunteer efforts to restore the Aquinnah Church: "This event was to promote a diversity of views. For building a better understanding between people. It was the best community event I have experienced in a long while. I am still grinning from ear to ear about some of the memories I have from spending time with these kind and wonderful people! I wish more local people could have been there. We all have a lot more to learn from one another."
Got kids? Try this: Youth Mediation Program’s Parent Info Session. The program aims to help students solve problems on their own. Might be a good option. Virtual. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Love this: Faith-based recovery meeting at the Red House for those who "desire spiritual and emotional support." 7:15 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I would totally love to do this, except I’m too old. Edgartown library invites children to Fingerpaint Fridays. And at first I typed that as ‘fingerpain,’ which I do qualify for. 10:30 am to noon. –C.B.

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

For the Doodah Man
"2 Dead & Co Final Tour tickets, Sunday 6/25 Fenway. Good Aisle seats. Going Sat., can't make Sun. show. $98 + Ticketmaster fees. 303-817-1936."

Click here for more finds in our Classifieds section.
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

Restaurant owners: Are you open? Let our readers know, and support local journalism while doing so!

Contact to discuss promoting your dining specials with the MV Times.

Staying in?
Say hello to summer and sunshine with a treat so versatile that it can be used as a fruit dip, toast spread, cake frosting, smoothie addition, pastry filling, ice cream topping, or anything else that brings out your culinary zest. All this and more from a recipe for Lemon Curd, shared by Katherine Scott.

On newsstands and online: the early season issue of Edible Vineyard. Read about the cost of raising chickens, plant breeding, Paul Jackson's gift, food equity, Sumner Silverman, watercress, and much more.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this pensive 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.

Wednesday's contest answer:
Charlie Blair
Take a hike
Martha’s Vineyard has many, many trails for people to hike and take in the Island’s beauty. However, not everyone takes a walk through multiple towns. From Long Point to Tashmoo Beach, join Jonathan Burke as he describes what he felt and saw while on the 2023 annual cross-Island hike.

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