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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today is National Go Barefoot Day, which made us think of the late Peter Simon, who often showed up with no shoes on. Today is also National Pride month. Later today, the Progress Pride flag will be flown at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs. We have a poignant op-ed from Harvey Garneau Jr. about what the flag means to him as a gay man. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Filling jobs
The Oak Bluffs select board had two finalists to be the town’s principal assessor and then had a tough time picking one of the two for the job. Ultimately Kristina West was picked over Meghan Montesion with town administrator Deborah Potter vowing to keep Montesion’s phone number handy for future job openings. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
A slight drop
After several weeks of triple-digit COVID cases on the Island, there were 98 total positive test results last week. But those numbers still have the Island classified as "high risk" for spread of the virus. Meanwhile, the drug that helps with symptoms of COVID-19 is being distributed on the Island through Stop & Shop. Here’s that update.

Slim and none
That’s the chance the Zarbas have in their bid to have the U.S. Supreme Court hear their case against the Town of Oak Bluffs, according to our constitutional expert and frequent contributor Jack Fruchtman. But stranger things have happened with the nation’s highest court, especially lately. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.

The All-Island School Committee meets at 6:30 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"It'’s weird, it’s different, it’s futuristic, but it’s also plants. They need the exact same things in here that they need out there."–Island Grown Initiative greenhouse manager Taz Armstrong on the freight containers being used to grow produce at IGI’s farm

Hot Topic Comment
Kay Colombo responded to a comment on a story about staffing shortages on the Island. "Time for business owners to stop depending on cheap seasonal labor and offer good year round employment. If a business cannot operate, it’s not up to the community to subsidize it."

Hot Topic Letter
Chris Murphy wrote to urge the school committee to drop its appeal and begin planning for grass fields at the high school. "Now the school committee, our school committee, has voted to sue the town of Oak Bluffs because Oak Bluffs has cautiously and correctly not immediately given the school permission to build a plastic field. Taxpayer dollars go down the tube, but nobody wins in this suit."
Today: I’m feeling a little old-timey today, so this weekly M.V. Modern Quilt Guild meeting is up my alley. I’ve tried quilt making by hand and with a machine and I have to say, both were pretty darn beautiful. West Tisbury library. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

My friend Sharon-Frances came up with this annual Islandwide Garden Competition, open to gardens of every kind. You don’t have to be a top-notch landscaper to enter, but if you are, there’s a place for you too. Check out the info. Anytime.
Tomorrow: The Oak Bluffs library took a page out of the Vineyard Haven library’s book with this one: Walk with Us Around East Chop. Our libraries are run by brilliant people. Meet at the O.B. library, walk around the Chop and back. 8:15 am. –C.B.

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

Clean it up
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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!
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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?
We love love love when readers send us their recipes. Ione Bissonnette of Oak Bluffs sent us this one for Blueberry Kuchen. Doesn’t that look fabulous? Imagine your very own recipe in the Minute. Send a photo and the recipe, along with a backstory if you have one, to and we’ll make that happen.

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A different kind of school
For 25 years now, the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School has been providing a unique form of education to students — one that is led by hands-on, self-directed learning in which individual passions and skills are celebrated and elevated. Not only are these students forging their own educational paths, but they are out and about to learn and to support the Island community. Read writer Amelia Smith’s story about the 25th anniversary of the school, and how it became the institution it is today.
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