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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Beat the beetles
Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank and Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation are working to manage the invasive southern pine beetles, which are deemed a threat to the Island’s pitch pine. Although the beetles have been on Martha’s Vineyard since 2015, they have started to become an issue. Efforts to mitigate tree damage from the invasive species include thinning some of the pine trees. Read more here.
New Sheriff’s Meadow Center
Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation won the West Tisbury planning board’s approval on a plan to provide essential space for the Foundation’s operation. The new center for conservation will provide staff housing, equipment storage, and office and meeting space for the Foundation’s employees, committee, and board. Read about the details and see sketches of the building plans here.

The Milo Store
Nine-year-old Milo Agnew’s clever artwork has captured the hearts of Islanders. His "Cape made of Cod" design is available for purchase on his Printify store website, called The Milo Store. Mother Kelley DeBettencourt says she couldn’t be more proud. Check out the full story here.

The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm at Town Hall. Remote access is available. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"The archaeology I’m interested in doing is … the study of whole communities, how the people in them lived, how they interacted, and how those communities came to be and were shaped over time."
— Michigan State University anthropology PhD candidate Jeffrey Burnett on an archaeological survey underway at Baptist Tabernacle Park

Hot Topic Comment
"I am so happy for River…. look at that smile…. he’s so happy…. these are stories that are so great and heartwarming…. more of these please!!!!! This is fantastic!!"
— Dolores Borza on a Vineyard 11-year-old living his Bruce Springsteen dream

Hot Topic Letter
"A resident of the town inquired if we would be there as it was understood that there would be a ceremony that would provide for recognition of Carl and his service to the town. I had not been contacted, nor had anyone else in my family been notified, nor was our family involved in the planning or approval of this action."
— Donald Widdiss, Dawn Widdiss, Heath Widdiss, Jason Widdiss, and Josie Iadiccico say they weren’t invited to a groundbreaking and street dedication ceremony in Aquinnah.

Today: The Oak Bluffs library hosts a reception for Michael Johnson’s art show, "M.V. Summer Light Winter Light: A Tale of Two Seasons," downstairs in the meeting room. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

Missis Biskis plays at Sounds Like Summer at the Edgartown library. Let’s go before it starts to sound like fall. Family friendly and free. 6:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I don’t typically suggest going to the same place back to back, but I’ll make an exception for Mah Jongg for Beginners at the Edgartown library. You can either do what I do and play alone on a computer, or you can learn how to play with actual live people. 10 am. –C.B.

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

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Staying in?
To make fast work in preparing a meal that is worth savoring, check Dick Binder's cooking tips and recipe for Sherry Mushroom Skillet Chicken & Noodles, as shared by Joyce Wagner. One of Binder's magic tricks? Put a lid on it.

Do you have a recipe to share with the community? Send it to us, along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory if you have one, to

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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:

Don Creighton
A buzzing captivation
Have you ever seen something in nature that captured your eye? The goldenrod cellophane bee certainly caught the attention of Island naturalist and Wild Side columnist Matt Pelikan. If you want to know why he finds this fuzzy little insect to be fascinating, read more here.

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