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MVRHS celebrates graduation
Sunday was a day of celebration for the MVRHS class of 2023. The seniors gathered with family and friends to commemorate their graduation as they prepare for the next steps in their lives. Good luck to all of the Island’s students who graduated this year. Get the details here.
Pride celebrated in Oak Bluffs
Hundreds of visitors and Islanders came out for the second annual Pride Parade on Saturday, which concluded just about as the heavy rain came down. The event was put on by the Oak Bluffs Business Association (OBA) and co-host Queer Hub MV. We have lots of photos from the event. Check them out here.

Steamship shortage
Eight Steamship Authority trips were canceled on Sunday morning due to a lack of crew members. The SSA is already running a constrained schedule because a testing backlog is preventing several deck officers from getting their pilot credentials, although some of the gap has been filled. Fortunately, nobody was left behind because of the Sunday cancellations. Read more here.

The Tisbury Board of Health meets at Town Hall at 4 pm Tuesday. Remote access is available. Here is the

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

West Tisbury is holding its special town meeting at 7 pm Tuesday. In-person at West Tisbury School. Here is the warrant.

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Quote of the Day
"The Vineyard gets very crowded. It can be dangerous in so many different ways, and sharks are not one of them."
— Department of Marine Fisheries’ Greg Skomal on whether sharks should be a concern to Vineyarders.

Hot Topic Comment
Steve Auerbach has his doubts over a resolution to a lawsuit between Oak Bluffs and the MVRHS school committee over the turf field: "I will believe that the School Committee truly wants to come to a resolution over the choice of the High School athletic field only when I see it. Despite formidable objections to installing an artificial field, the School Committee members have doggedly insisted, to the extreme of suing the town where the field is to be located, that they will have it their way. What form can resolution take? Either the field will be grass or PFAS-containing turf. Is this a genuine acceptance of reality or another public relations gambit?"

Hot Topic Letter
Charles Pinck responds to a claim that his cartoon, "The Shunning," employed antisemitic tropes: "I would apply the same word she used to describe my cartoon – "disgusting" – to her accusation. She wrote that my cartoon constitutes "hate speech." It is not hate speech. It is satire that is implicitly protected by the free expression clause of the First Amendment."
Today: Join Niki Patton and friends at Writers Read at the West Tisbury library. So many talented writers on this Island. Come hear some of them read their work. Better yet, bring your work to share. 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Authors Tamara Weiss and Amanda Benchley and photographer Elizabeth Cecil celebrate their new book, "Vineyard Folk," at a Book Talk and Signing at Bunch of Grapes. Some of the people profiled in the book will be there too. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: This is where I try to do my part: Dine to Donate at Offshore Ale to benefit the Oak Bluffs library. Twenty percent of the cost of your meal benefits the library. And you can sit outdoors, try a stout and my favorite — the grilled brie. I try to help out where I can. 11:30 am to 9 pm. –C.B.

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

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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 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.

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Staying in?
Spoon up a dish that tastes like a clear summer night with the recipe for Lettuce and Pea Soup, shared by Laura Wainwright many years ago. This bowl of green goodness can be served hot or cold, and with or without spices. In The Times' kitchen, we'd add a dash of humor and a dollop of good cheer.

On newsstands and online: the early season issue of Edible Vineyard. Read about Island Grown Initiative, how to shuck oysters, a quest to find The Mighty Italian sub, and many more stories about local food, farming, and the community.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know these two people? 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:
John Walsh
Writing from the Heart: Ancestors
Nancy Slonim Aronie reflects on her heritage. An avid fan of Henry Louis Gates’ "Finding Your Roots," she wishes to connect with her ancestors. Yet after taking a DNA test, she realizes she’s been looking for answers in the wrong places. Read more here.

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