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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Home(port) cooking
Homeport, the popular and historic restaurant in Menemsha, has changed ownership and is back in business after a two-year hiatus. The popular restaurant was sold by Sarah and Bob Nixon to Seth Woods and Eric Berke for $2.6 million, plus $500,000 for the business. Woods and Berke are seasonal Island residents who couldn’t bear another summer with the restaurant shuttered. Editor George Brennan has this story.
Summer visitors, some are not
The Island police chiefs have a message for summer visitors that they hope will keep them and the Vineyard safer this summer season. The PSA, which was developed by all six Island chiefs, will be posted on ferries and at terminals, and plans are in the works to get it on VTA buses and in the hands of the Chamber of Commerce. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update

Missing fisherman
The U.S. Coast Guard was searching for a missing fisherman from a vessel off the coast of Nomans Land on Friday. The man was reported missing in the early morning hours. Along with the Coast Guard in Menemsha, there were personnel from Joint Base Cape Cod and New Bedford looking for the man. Meanwhile, first responders in Aquinnah and Chilmark have combed local beaches to assist. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
The Chilmark select board meets at 5 pm Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Aquinnah select board meets at 5 pm Tuesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"You can’t fathom putting that much money into a home that is not worth that. Part of the problem is, if you don’t buy it, there is someone else who will, for that asking price. And the prices they’re asking are astronomical."
–Madison Straus, a teacher who resigned from MVRHS, because of the lack of housing available on the Island

Hot Topic Comment
Carl Kelly commented on the Island losing teachers because of housing issues. "The answers are staring you in the face but no one wants to acknowledge them. MV of the 60’s and 70’s is over. Gone is the charm of no frills and freelance living. If you don’t accept the fact that MV needs apartment buildings this problem won’t go away"

Hot Topic Letter
Gerry Yukevich has a short, but clear message about the Supreme Court. "Thanks to the Supreme Court, we now should change the pledge to the flag: One nation, under guns, with liberty and justice … not so much."
Today: By the time you read this, First Friday in Vineyard Haven will have started so you better get moving. It’s a free event filled with art, music, shopping, food and more. For all ages. 4 pm. (The silent disco starts at 9 pm.) –Connie Berry

Featherstone’s Outdoor Live Music Concerts are here. Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish every Friday at 6:30 pm. It’s a really cozy place to be and there’s plenty of grass-covered dancing space. –C.B.
This weekend: The West Tisbury Farmers Market at the Ag Hall opens at 9 am, so grab your shopping shoes and head up-Island. While you’re there, the Chilmark Flea Market runs from 9 am to 2 pm. Candy Shweder’s Up-Island Pottery offers a Show and Sale from 9 am to 1 pm. You know how I feel about pottery; it’s second only to chocolate. The Yard gives us Get It Started Movement Class for moms, dads, kids, and grandparents. 10 to 11:30 am. A Gallery collaborates with Featherstone Center for the Arts for a month-long Contemporary Art Pop Up group exhibit with paintings, photography, mixed media, and ceramics by 16 artists. 10 am to 4 pm. The Chilmark library kicks off the summer reading program "Read Beyond the Beaten Path." Families can register for summer reading, check out new books, and play with giant bubbles on the patio. 11 am to 3 pm. There’s a live reading of Frederick Douglass’s speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" at the Federated Church. 11 am. Artist pop-up with Rachael Cassiani at the Field Gallery. Noon. Pulitzer Prizewinning author and West Tisbury’s very own Geraldine Brooks talks about her new book, "Horse," about an enslaved Black man who is also a skilled horse breeder, and how he interacts with the privileged lifestyle of high-society equestrianism. Edgartown Books. 2:30 to 4:30 pm. Nicole Ellis, PBS News digital anchor, premieres her new book, "We Go High: How 30 Women of Color Achieved Greatness Against All Odds," plus music and an acrylic art collection by Rayhart. Cousin Rose Gallery. 5 to 7 pm. The Island Community Chorus presents its annual salute to the Fourth of July at the Tabernacle on the Campground. Free, and it honors the leader of the pack, Peter Boak. 8 pm. –C.B.

Vineyard Artisans fill the Grange Hall on Sunday. Free parking, free admission. 10 am to 2 pm. Granary Gallery hosts an art premiere for artists Alison Shaw, Heidi Lang, and Anne Besse-Shepherd. 11 am to 4 pm. The M.V. Concert Series features the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the PAC. 5 pm. And Neighbor plays at the Loft, with Island musicians as opening acts. 8 pm. Meet Martha's Vineyard Art Association artists at the Old Sculpin Gallery at this reception: Brian Kirkpatrick, Steve London, Valentine, Lynn Hoeft, and L.A. Brown. 5 to 7 pm. There’s way, way too much to do. It’s like going to a restaurant with a menu filled with too many options. I love it when that happens. –C.B.

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

Real Estate Confidential: Time to relax around the pool
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.

In just one day, the entire Island feels like "the season" has finally arrived. The sky cleared and brought with it an Island in full bloom. Possibly the heat and humidity have already gotten to me. All I could think about when sitting to write this week was jumping into a cool, refreshing pool.

More and more often, Martha’s Vineyard home buyers and visitors are asking for pools. One reason for buyers certainly is the unexpectedly large increase a pool can add to your rental income bottom line. The advantages of owning a home with a pool are varied and only limited by your imagination.

The relaxation and the fun activities your family can enjoy in the summertime are the appeal. Swimming pools are a luxury for some, and a necessity for others.
Just imagine yourself floating in a pool on Martha's Vineyard or that late night swim before sleep. This grouping has homes with larger than average homes on larger than average lots to make best use of your "toys" and a place for families and friends to spread out in luxury surroundings.

The renovated captain’s home at
52 South Summer Street in Edgartown merges historic and modern elements beautifully renovated inside and out by Hutker Architects. This 1860's gem is situated on a large corner lot in the heart of Edgartown village. Known as the Captain Ellsworth West House, the home's historic connections coupled with its impeccable quality and lush gardens, plus modern styling and beautifully curated vintage details, and this property is really the perfect family compound for generations to come. The detached two-story carriage house features a pool cabana with an inside lounge area, plus French doors that open out to a private outdoor living area with gunite pool, built-in whirlpool spa, and bluestone terrace with additional poolside lounging . . .

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

Cutting edge
"Free tractor-style lawn mower, 2 push-style lawn mowers. TEXT 917.538.5049."

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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?
Move over those corn on the cobs this holiday weekend and make room on your grill for something new. Check out the creative tips and recipes for Grilled Vegetables and Fruit, Sweet and Spicy Marinade, and Creamy Dressings and Dip. They were shared about ten years ago by local chefs and food bloggers, including Carlos Montoya and Catherine Walthers. And to think shish kabobs were fancy.

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Pop goes Featherstone
Tanya Augostinos — longtime art curator — is hosting pop-up shows that display an eclectic collection of unique, contemporary art. The current pop-up show can be found at the Featherstone Center for the Arts and represents 18 wonderful artists with distinct work. With sole access to the highly desirable art of deceased artists Irving Petlin and Richard Lee, combined with the work of many other local artists as well as two South African artists, Augostinos has created a special show for the Island community. Read Gwyn McAllister’s story here for more information regarding the artists represented in the show and Augostinos’ work as a curator.

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