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60 years ago today, a quarter of a million people participated in the March on Washington, where civil rights leader and minister Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I have a dream" speech in the nation’s capital. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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‘A beautiful thing'
Three days of music in Vineyard Haven — Beach Road Weekend — came to a close last night. Thousands gathered for several bands, from Bon Iver, Mumford and Sons, to Patti Smith. There was a threat of lightning for Saturday, but organizers were relieved when that passed and the weather turned to sunshine. Police reported no major incidents as well. Read our coverage here.
Mapping O.B. history
The Baptist Tabernacle Park is being surveyed by Michigan State University anthropology PhD candidate Jeffrey Burnett, on behalf of the East Chop Association. The site was formerly the Baptist Tabernacle, what was once an octagonal wooden structure measuring 120 feet across. Burnett is looking into its historical significance. Read more here.

Springsteen dream
A 11-year-old Islander got the surprise of a lifetime this weekend, when he became the lucky concert-goer that got to take home a harmonica (and a guitar pick) used by the Boss himself. Tisbury’s River Loughman, a sixth grader from Tisbury, was raised by a family of Bruce Springsteen superfans. He even got his name from one of the Jersey rockstar’s albums. Here’s that story.

The Aquinnah Select Board meets at 5 pm. In person at Aquinnah Town Hall. Here is the

The West Tisbury Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 5 pm. In person at Howes House. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"The value of seeing these families and friends gathered together, to listen to live music in a park is exceptionally positive for this Island and this town."
— Adam Epstein, promoter and Innovation Arts & Entertainment CEO,
on Beach Road Weekend

Hot Topic Comment
"Another example of exemplary professional Police work, without a shot being fired or any injuries being sustained. Outstanding job and with local law enforcement down on the number of officers needed during an extremely busy time of year. Great coordination and team work. Thank you for a job well done."
— James Klingensmith on our story about a Texas robbery suspect arrested on the Vineyard

Hot Topic Letter
Michael Hall writes to us about exchanging pleasantries on Vineyard roads: "Then I thought some more: A little thing like that has ripples. The other driver must have been a decent person to have bothered to flash his lights and say ‘thanks,’ but I like to imagine that he was not already a decent person, that he was actually one of those big brutes that we all grudgingly know, a crude guy in word and deed, who yet, in defiance of the worser angels in his nature, actually suffered a pang of gratitude as a result of that tiny act of mercy and automatically, without thinking, without first taking counsel from those dark angels of his, almost involuntarily … flashed his lights to say ‘thanks.’"
Today: Even though I’ve joined the streaming service bandwagon, especially during the intense COVID days, it’s still great to see a film at a theater. I’d love to hit the M.V. Film Center for "Oppenheimer." 7:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Organist Alceé Chriss III returns to Union Chapel with organ works of Duruflé, Fauré, Dudley Buck, and George Shearing, plus Jazz Mass by Alcee Chriss III and an improvisation on a submitted theme. Freewill offering. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I haven’t been to the Edgartown Village Market because they tend to frown on that during my work day, but if I could, I’d go. Produce, flowers, and provisions at the Daniel Fisher House on Main Street. 9 am to 2 pm. –C.B.

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Dining out?

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Staying in?
Enjoy the fresh bounty of a summer garden with the recipe for Tomato, Corn, and Bean Salad, shared by Island Grown Schools. You can add a bit of squash so the 'Three Sisters' of agriculture are all together. Perhaps the tomatoes are fruity cousins.

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Nick Sanfilippo and Duncan MacMullen
Middle Eastern dream
Catboat Coffee’s Epicure brings all the deliciousness of Lebanese fare to the Tisbury Marketplace. Our managing editor Connie Berry reviewed the eatery. There were orders of Toum, Falafel Salads, Fattoush, and Muhammara (we hear there are leftovers in the fridge). We could go on, but check out the story here.

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