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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1843, the first wagon train set off on the Oregon Trail, departing from Missouri during what would become known as the Great Emigration. With Memorial Day weekend coming up, we can’t help but think of another migration, when our Island will be full of travelers seeking greener pastures. Here’s to a happy and safe weekend. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Baptist church restoration
Volunteers traveled from as far as Washington and Oregon to help the restoration of the Community Baptist Church in Aquinnah, which is the oldest continuously operating Native American Baptist church in the U.S. The Native Ministry helps repair baptist churches across the country, both on and off tribal reservation land. Read the story here.
Summercamp fire
A small fire at the Summercamp Hotel in Oak Bluffs led to the evacuation of over 60 guests Saturday night. Guests had to find new lodging. No one was injured in the fire, which originated in a small area in the basement. It was quickly extinguished when found. Read our coverage here.

Prom in photos
Over the weekend, seniors from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School attended prom. Kicking off with a photo session at the Grange, the students danced the night away at West Chop Club. Take a look at the photos here.

The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4:30 pm Tuesday. Remote access available. Here is the

The Aquinnah Select Board meets at 5 pm on Monday. In-person at Aquinnah town offices. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
Michael Gilman, pastor at the Community Baptist Church in Aquinnah, the oldest continuously operating Native American Baptist church in the U.S., talks about the importance of restoring the building: "This church was here before the town, established in 1693. Aquinnah 1870. The tribe would not have its federal recognition without the church and the records the church maintained about the tribe. So this really is the town, even though the town by and large has forgotten it."

Hot Topic Comment
Jim Donovan commented on our story about cruise ships stopping by the Island: "Honestly, the way everyone is up in arms about development, I would think daytrippers are the perfect solution
They show up for 8 hours or so, throw a couple hundred bucks around, then leave. No further development needed…"

Hot Topic Letter
Amy Heil writes to us about state legislation that will support the childcare industry:
"This new legislation is to revive a dying industry. Parents cannot pay any more. Preschool teachers cannot live on any less. Their counterparts teaching K-8 grade make three times the salary."

Today: Books! This month the LGBTQI+ Book Club’s choice is "Detransition Baby" by Torrey Peters. The esteemed facilitators will be West Tisbury librarian Alexandra Pratt and QueerHubMV’s Scott Mullin. Get your read on. West Tisbury Library. 5:30 pm.

Rain, snow, sleet, and heat. Island residents are invited to join M.V. Commission, the Climate Action Planning Committee, and MVYRADIO to a community conversation to learn more about the Vineyard's Climate Action Plan. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions. Virtual. 7:00 pm.
Tomorrow: Play time! Create colorful worms, yellow flowers, unicorn horns, or anything else that catches your fancy in the Children’s Room at Edgartown library, using their collection of Play-Doh and sculpting toys. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver, but let’s be honest, Play-Doh is beloved by all ages. 10:30 am.

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

Skiers dream year-round
"NORDIC TRACK SKI MACHINE. Achiever. Model #BC-887. Good condition. Retails new for $1,000. FREE in West Tisbury. 508-696-7186."

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

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?
Check out Paul W. Bagnall’s take on a New England classic — Baked Codfish — that he shared with us last year. He even managed to make it gluten-free!

Do you have a recipe to share? 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 person? 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.

Friday's contest answer:
Trip Barnes
School strings go platinum
The sixth through eighth grade All-Island Middle School String Orchestra competed in the Great East Music Festival earlier this month. This is the first time the school participated, and they scored some high marks, gaining platinum. To celebrate their standing, the students spent the afternoon at Six Flags New England before returning to the Island. Read more here.

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