And what's for supper on Friday
 ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
Got a minute?
Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run,setting a new record for homers in a season. Today is National Love People Day. Somewhere Ron DeSantis, Ted Cruz, and Greg Abbott wonder what that means. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
NOTE: This newsletter might be cut short by your email program. View it in full here.

Today's Minute is sponsored by: Island Housing Trust

We repurpose homes and breathe new year-round life into existing structures. Click here to donate. You can help create urgently needed year-round housing now.
Freight expectations
Woods Hole residents would like freight service to be funneled to the Vineyard from an off-Cape location. Vineyard officials are open to the idea, as is the Steamship Authority. There is just one problem on the way to getting that done: the SSA got no bids on the service when it issued an RFP. A few companies kicked the tires, but ultimately decided that the service may not be a money maker. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has that update from a task force meeting.
Going up?
The Steamship Authority held a forum Friday morning on proposed rate hikes, as well as its operating budget for 2023. One Islander spoke out saying that the rate hikes are too much and that he hoped the SSA would reconsider. (Another forum is scheduled for Monday night and the details are in this story.) Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
Walking the walk
Some West Tisbury first graders are walking the walk when it comes to helping out others. On Thursday afternoon, students at the school were doing laps around the school’s fields for the Island Food Pantry. Each month the students will be picking a different cause. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo went out and did a little walking and talking of his own and has this story.
The Edgartown select board meets at 4 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School committee meets at 6 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The MVTimes: Our reporting makes a difference
Journalism that matters, where you need it, when you need it. Want more?
Quote of the Day
"I’d like to thank Larry Gomez for his years of service and his dedication to the Town of Tisbury. Personally, I will miss his guidance as the board chair."–Roy Cutrer on the resignation of Tisbury select board member Larry Gomez.

Hot Topic Comment
Mike Nania commented on a controversial house project in West Tisbury. "Time to take a time out and have the various town boards take a hard look at this issue and work cooperatively towards a solution to this problem. This is far bigger than just a minor conflict between neighbors."

Hot Topic Letter
Michelle Lynch, childrens and young adult librarian at Oak Bluffs library, wrote about the summer program. "This year we had 140 summer reading program participants. This is the number of kids that shared with us that they read for at least three hours. In most cases, the amount of hours read was significantly higher."
Today: Island Theatre Workshop presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical adaptation of "Cinderella" at the Performing Arts Center. There are more shows scheduled throughout the weekend. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

Circuit Arts screens a dark comedy set in the Middle Ages with "The Little Hours." I need to check out the new digs at the Grange Hall. 7 pm. –C.B.
This weekend: The M.V. Center for Living hosts an in-person and online workshop, Yoga for Living, to kick off your Saturday. 8:30 am to 2 pm. IGI needs volunteers to help Plant a Native Hedgerow at their farm. Come on. Think about all the ways they help us, and now they need a hand. 10 am to 2 pm. The Oak Bluffs library keeps us in stitches as they host Fiber Arts where you can bring your work and share your ideas with like-minded folk. Free. 10 am to 2 pm. Jesse Keller Jason leads Adult Community Dance Class at the West Tisbury library. 10:30 am. The Red House offers Coffee and Recovery Talk from 12 to 2 pm. My pal and art writer Gwyn McAllister has curated a cool new show at Galaxy Gallery, where she gathered work from Island artists she’d like us all to discover. 4 to 6 pm. My kids would love tickets to "Moonage Daydream," about the life and genius of David Bowie. I passed down my music appreciation skills to them, along with my inability to dance. 7:30 pm. –C.B.

On Sunday, one of my favorite people to interview, Rabbi Lori Shaller, speaks at the 10 am service at the Unitarian Universalist Society. The Gay Head 10K Road Race runs through a beautiful course. 10:30 am. The Feldman Family Artspace in collaboration with Featherstone hosts an in-person reception to celebrate the new artwork of Eleanor Hubbard. I’ve seen it, lovely work that she completed during COVID time, while I was busy wearing sweatpants and eating my way through the pandemic. Refreshments will be served. 1 to 3 pm. I’m daydreaming at my desk right now about all the soups and cookies I could make if the weekend is rainy and chilly. I better get back to work. Have a great weekend. –C.B.

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


Real Estate Confidential is a biweekly chit-chat about new listings, sales, or other insider information on the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate market, presented by Fred Roven, owner/broker of Martha’s Vineyard Buyer Agents. It appears every other Friday in The Minute.
There is definitely a real estate change in the air, based on many recent phone calls I have received. It appears that as list prices begin to moderate, investing in Martha’s Vineyard real estate is attracting attention and has some opportunities for income-producing potential in the making.
When done the right way, real estate investing can provide great returns through rental income, tax advantages, and the capital appreciation gained from buying below the market value. InvestorJunkie reports on the advantages:
  • Stability: Real estate investments provide cash flow and can be a hedge against inflation.
  • Return on Investment: Real estate is a market where you can buy low and sell high.
  • Degree of Risk: Actively managed real estate provides better returns and lower risk than stock market investing.
  • Tax Advantages: Real estate investing provides unique tax advantages.
  • Leverage: Real estate investors can use leverage to build wealth.

Every year, "Gallup" surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings accounts. Again, real estate tops the list.
Martha's Vineyard properties can provide additional income from the primary residence with a seasonal or year-round rental included in the form of a multi-use property or a second rental unit. This week, there are multiple possibilities, including a home with a commercially sized garage/warehouse, residential condos with on-site management, and, my favorite, a commercial/residential location with harbor views.

The stunning multi-house property at 62 Lagoon Pond Avenue provides an unusual opportunity for Martha’s Vineyard. Currently, you will find a three-bedroom, bungalow-style front house and a three-bedroom, colonial-style home to the rear, with distant views of Vineyard Haven harbor plus several storage buildings, including a heated workshop. There are solar panels on both the front and back homes, which help to provide over half the electricity to the property. The property can accommodate a commercial business, and you can start from scratch and build your new waterfront home to the rear and your commercial structure to the front . . .

For the rest of this Real Estate Confidential, click here. For more Real Estate Confidentials, click here.

Clothes line
"Free brand new men’s jeans 36x30. Men’s sweatshirt, Large. 508-693-1129."

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 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 through October 22nd. 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.
The Café will be open for lunch from 11 am to 5 pm daily and open for dinner Wednesday through Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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?
Joyce Wagner wrote a story with three cookie recipes back in 2014, but we’d like to pay close attention to the recipe for Mini Chip Meringues because they contain, well, mini chocolate chips in a cloud of beautiful meringue.

Click here for more Fast Suppers

Do you know this cellist? Submit your best guess to within 24 hours and check the next Minute for the correct answer. That’s right, you asked and we listened. You won’t have to wait until the end of the month to find the answers. We’ll throw all winning guesses into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 Lift certificate to an Island business or $100 to go toward an Island charity of their choice. For previous Do You Knows, see our archive.

Thursday’s contest answer:
Ken Williams and Leslie O’Brien

More than a meal
When is food more than just sustenance or a satisfying treat? When certain recipes have ancient historical significance and represent a culture of people, that’s when a meal is much more than just a meal. The Martha’s Vineyard Museum recently celebrated cookbook author and renowned historian Joan Nathan’s latest book, "King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World." The ticketed museum event included a presentation by Nathan, along with Fantzye Bagels platters of bagels and assorted schmears (Yiddish for spreads). Check out Claire Ganz’s piece on the special event here.
We sent you The Minute because you gave us your email address at an Islanders Write or Islanders Read the Classics event (or at the Ag Fair), or you responded to an ad for The Minute and signed up on our website. The Minute will arrive Monday through Friday by the end of the workday, and features the day's news, important meetings and events, and even what to make for supper, along with some newsletter-only coupons and insider tips. We may produce special weekend editions and occasionally send you special offers from select advertisers. Got this forwarded from a friend? Sign up for yourself here. See past newsletters here.

Email Marketing by ActiveCampaign