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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today, among other things, is International Axe Throwing day, one of those sports that claims to be the fastest growing, at least in the "urban" sports category. It appears it hasn’t caught on too much on the Island. You can always set something up in your backyard if you’re curious. But do be careful. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Whale deaths
Two humpback whales washed ashore on the Vineyard at the beginning of this week, both in the Edgartown area. It’s unclear at this time how they died, but federal officials say that ship strikes and other human interactions — like entanglement in fishing gear — have led to the death of other humpback whales over the last several years. Read more here.
Ticks and more ticks
Dog ticks, deer ticks, lone star ticks. The experts talked about the number of ticks that pose a threat to Islanders during a forum held this past weekend. There was talk about preventative measures, about how to react if bitten, and the several illnesses that the ticks carry. There was also a discussion about curbing the deer population. Read more here.

It was a good season for the high school boys tennis team. They made it to the semifinals and lost to the number three team in the state. But the players should be walking away from the season with their chins held high. The team was ranked 2nd at the end of the season. Read our coverage here.

The Edgartown Select Board meets at 4 pm Wednesday for an affordable housing lottery. In person at Edgartown Town Hall. Here is the

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

The Chilmark Select Board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. In person at Howes House with remote access. Here is the agenda.

Aquinnah’s special town meeting will be held at 7 pm at Town Hall. Warrant articles can be found

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Quote of the Day
"The Island shores do not shelter us from the problems of an ever changing world, so we as a community must rise to the challenge by creating new norms and defying … systems."
— MVRHS valedictorian Annabelle Brothers on being a changemaker.

Hot Topic Comment
Katie Lane reacts to the 2022 Martha’s Vineyard migrant flight charges: "If we want things to be orderly, it has to start at the top. Our own people have to adhere to the rules, including the collection of real addresses and phone numbers whenever possible. Otherwise it’s just useless paperwork and the process falls apart."

Hot Topic Letter
Peter Kretschmann writes to us about pile driving noise in Tisbury: "So, does anybody have an idea how much longer we will have to endure the annoying noise of pile driving. Even though I’m lucky enough to live a mile away, it is unbearable! No porch time during the week…"
Today: Town M.V. in Edgartown has live music again, and they also have panzanella and fried pickles. David Wolff and Friends play tonight. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

It’s Games and Pizza Night for the recovery community at the Red House. Stick around after the 1, 2, 3 meeting for food and fun. Good people. 7:30 pm. –C.B.

Is there anything that Featherstone can’t offer us? I don’t think so. They are hosting a Book Reading and Signing with Kate Hancock’s new novel "Sea Change." 4 pm.

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

Cutting edge
"Greenworks battery push mower. 16", 40 Volts. Works great, good for small lawns. Quiet and lightweight. 2 batteries / charger. $100 firm. (508) 684-6994."

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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?
Gather local eggs and farm-fresh veggies to make Tomato, Peach, and Cheese Crostini and Sweet Italian Sausage Patties. These recipes are from chef April Steinert after a trip many years ago to the West Tisbury Farmers Market, which is now open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. See you there!

Does your family have a recipe to share with the community? Send it along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory to

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this badminton player? 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.

Monday's contest answer:
Jennifer Kimball and Jonathan Brooke
Juneteenth on the Island
Juneteenth may be on Monday, but commemorative events will occur throughout the weekend. Catch a double feature of "Jubilee Juneteenth & the Thirteenth" and "The 1619 Project." Take a free tour of the Amistad, a replica of the ship famous for being taken over by enslaved people. Head to Edgartown library for a picnic with live music. There are numerous ways to observe the holiday this weekend, and you can find more information here.

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