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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 2019, The Times reported that the lineup for the first ever Beach Road Weekend music festival in Veterans Memorial Park was announced. Dispatch, Grace Potter, Matisyahu, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty were among the bands and musicians to kick off the newly minted festival. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: MV Film Society

At home you are surrounded by life’s distractions, inclined to pick up the phone or do the dishes. Escape reality for a few hours with a screening at The Film Center.
Enjoy cinema snacks and relax in one of our reclining chairs in front of the big screen.
Simply sit and immerse yourself. You’ve earned it.

Emergency action limits striped bass fishing
On Tuesday, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and its Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board voted to lower the upper end of the striped bass slot size for 2023. Beginning July 2, recreational anglers will be restricted from harvesting striped bass with a length that fails to fall within a 3-inch window. The new regulation applies to all Atlantic coastal states. Here’s that story.
Peaked Hill questions
Some people have raised questions on whether Fred Khedouri’s membership to the Peaked Hill Pastures RFP Committee was a conflict of interest. Khedouri addressed these concerns in a letter, but is still waiting for guidance from the State Ethics Commission. Read the story here.

Playhouse gets another property
The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse recently acquired a Tisbury property for $1.3 million that will be used for housing. The playhouse will keep its theater on Church Street and the newly acquired building, on Main Street, will need restoration work done in the future. Get the details here.

The Oak Bluffs finance and advisory committee meets at 5 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 6:45 pm Thursday. Hybrid access. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"I’m delighted to congratulate our 40 winners on their impressive achievements. Every day, they help make our beloved Island a better place to live, work, and raise a family simply by doing the incredible work they do day in and day out. They are truly movers and shakers in their industries."
— Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce executive director Carolina Cooney
on this year’s 40 Under 40 event.

Hot Topic Comment
John Axel comments on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission open meeting law violation:
"There was ZERO opposition to the MVC incumbents in the last election. You want change then run or find other qualified people willing to serve their community. Otherwise keep your thoughts to yourself."

Hot Topic Letter
Arielle Faria and Juliette Fay, co-chairs of the Coalition to Create the MV Housing Bank, write to us about continuing the effort to create housing:
"We must continue to press for change not just at the state level but locally as well. We need to work closely with members of our selectboards, planning boards, and town committees to come up with creative solutions for our ever-growing housing crisis. We also need to educate our family members, friends, and colleagues about the importance of our mission."

Today: Restorative Yin Yoga promotes physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Practiced at a slow pace, this Restorative Reset focuses on long holds, stillness, and deep breathing. All levels are welcome. Limited yoga mats and props are available or bring your own. Edgartown library. 5:30 pm. –Allison Roberts

Though it’s nearly impossible to fold a fitted sheet, or find enough room in your dresser for your partner’s hefty T-shirt collection, there is something to be said for tidiness. Shannon Huneycutt will share some KonMari mojo through her Spark Joy® program, and help you tidy up once and for all. Vineyard Haven library. 6:30 pm. -A.R.
Tomorrow: Finally, an opportunity to sing somewhere other than your shower. Join song leader Roberta Kirn and sing songs from around the world. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome. Slough Farm. 5:30 pm. -A.R.

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

Ears and eyes

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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 Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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Staying in?
Get ready for a sassy seaside sandwich with the recipe for Kickin' Crab Melt, shared by Nicole Jackson. It's a toasted grilled cheese taken to a whole other level with its delicious combination of flavors.

If you have a recipe to share with the community, send it along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory to

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this woman? 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.

Tuesday's contest answer:
Denny and Mike Jackson
Livin’ la vida local
The Island’s own Workman Song will play at Boston Calling in a few weeks, and features writer Sofia Hart was able to talk to band members Seán McMahon, Katie Mayhew McMahon, and Ted MacInnes about what that opportunity means to them. The concert weekend also includes Alanis Morissette, the Foo Fighters, the Lumineers, and many more musicians. Workman Song is expanding their horizons, but you can still catch them playing around the Island, too. Read all about it here.

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