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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Crunch time
The Ocean View Restaurant, destroyed by fire in March, is coming down. The building was a total loss from the fire. There were few people on hand on Tuesday to witness the final demise of the building. (Everyone was either at the beach or inside cooling off from the extended heat wave.) Reporter Rich Saltzberg was there and has the story, photos, and a video.
Going with the flow
We’ve reported on the concerns with lead water at the Vineyard Montessori School, but there was a bit of good news on that front. Recent testing of a hydrant showed that the town’s water supply is not contaminated with lead, according to the town’s health agent. There is still testing that needs to be done at the school, but it’s a relief to town officials that whatever problem is there isn’t more widespread. Rich also has this update.

Storms are brewing
We haven’t had one in a while, but the Island needs to be prepared for hurricane season. Earlier in the season, NOAA was predicting a bumper crop of action from the tropic, but has now eased back on those predictions somewhat. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has that story. Meanwhile, we don’t need storms for there to be flooding because of climate change and sea level rise. Eunki also has a story about tidal flooding and how it’s becoming more frequent even when there is no storm in sight. You can see a video of it happening in Vineyard Haven just last week.
The Tisbury select board meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"David McCullough had a novelist’s instinct for finding compelling characters, and a journalist’s eye for the just-right detail to capture a larger moment. He showed millions of readers that history doesn’t have to be a parade of dry, dusty facts — that it can be a vivid, vibrant story instead — and all of us who work to bring the past alive are in his debt."
–Martha’s Vineyard Museum research librarian Bow Van Riper on the passing of David McCullough

Hot Topic Comment
Beka El-Deiry commented on the passing of David McCullough. "Oh the amazing talent that is lured to our shores! Thank you Mr. and Mrs. McCullough for your legacy of giving and of living simply here on Music Street. History, family and friendship will carry on through your children. Sending my sincere condolences to them."

Hot Topic Letter
Meg O’Connor wrote about her son meeting the Massachusetts State Police special ops unit. "We went to Martha’s Vineyard Airport in hopes of catching a glimpse of Vice President Kamala Harris departing the Vineyard. Instead we were delighted to catch the motorcade and, in particular, the Mass. State Police Motorcycle Unit."
Today: The Edgartown library hosts Sounds Like Summer with Missis Biskis out on the lawn tonight. Bring a blanket and maybe picnic options. Or just kick your shoes off and dance. 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Michael Johnson hosts Featherstone’s Photography Salon. A featured photographer brings their work and discusses their creative process and what inspires them. I mostly take photos of food. I wonder what that means. 7 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Remember, "Two Wings to Heaven: The Story of Bessie Coleman" is still playing at the M.V. Playhouse. It’s a one-woman show that tells the courageous story of this remarkable aviator. Don’t miss it. 7:30 pm. –C.B.

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

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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 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 Come check out Farm Neck's newly renovated Cafe, patio and bar!
Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating with open air views of our championship golf course and ample TVs in the bar area.
We are now serving breakfast daily from 8 am to 10:30 am, lunch daily from 11:30 am to 5 pm and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
Let’s stop for a minute and think about putting together Tina Miller’s recipe for a Summer Clam Boil from the last issue of Edible Vineyard. By adding key ingredients like Castelvetrano olives and fingerling potatoes, you raise the bar a notch without much trouble. It’s simple, gorgeous, and delicious.

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Better than ever
The Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival is undoubtedly one of the most monumental and well-attended events of the summer. This year, the festival celebrates 20 years of elevating Black film and celebrating Black culture by bringing some of the biggest names in production to the Island to present at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center. The Obamas have already made a guest appearance at the festival, and Tyler Perry recently presented his new movie "A Jazzman’s Blues." Read Connie Berry’s story on the big-time festival and everything the Vineyard can expect this season.

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