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On this day in 1949, the NBA was born. Today is National Watermelon Day. We like our watermelon with some feta and mint. Makes for a great salad. Our intern last summer,  Katie Cerulle, liked it grilled. Here’s her story. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: Martha's Vineyard Concert Series

No fly zone
Every time, it seems, we run a story on the housing crisis on the Island, someone brings up the Martha’s Vineyard Airport as a possible solution. We know it’s not possible under FAA rules to build housing on airport property, but that doesn’t stop the public from thinking it’s a genius idea. We had reporter Eunki Seonwoo speak with airport officials about the rules and why — even though the airport could use the housing for its own employees — it’s not possible. Here’s the story.
Clap on, clap off
Do you applaud at Menemsha sunsets? We hear that some people do. But do they take a shuttle bus into the busy Menemsha parking lot? The select board is hearing reports that there are few takers this year for the service. Meanwhile, the board got an update on a state grant that they’ll have to kick in some money in order to get. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.

Apples sink
This is one of the strangest stories in a long time. Apparently, the Apple Watch can’t withstand a jump from Big Bridge. A good Samaritan has turned in 15 of the watches to the Edgartown Police. What do they have in common? They were all found within the proximity of the splash zone at the favorite jumping spot. Reporter Rich Saltzberg dug up this nugget.
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 7 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"Those who practice yoga on the beach know first hand, and can testify to its many benefits to our body and soul. [It] boosts our energy and happiness, and relaxes our brain and stimulates our creativity."–Linda Thompson who made the case that Inkwell Yoga should be allowed to continue without a permit

Hot Topic Comment
Gayle Stiller commented on the retirement of Lt. Jeffrey "Skipper" Manter: "Congratulations Skipper!! I was at the Court long enough to remember when your dad was chief, and then the whole time while you’ve been with the department. It was a pleasure ‘doing business with you’!"

Hot Topic Letter
Linda Zeltzer offered a suggestion for Alan Dershowitz. "Why not travel to Texas, Arkansas, and Alabama to offer pro bono services to the women of these states who have been deprived of their civil and human rights. These are the people 'who most need representation.' Although this mission would lack your tiresome self-promotion, it might provide a worthy headline grabber."
Today: Wednesday is a musical sort of day and it’s the perfect day for Happy Hour at the P.A. Club, with Rose Guerin and John Stanwood. And don’t forget to pick up dinner from Mo’s Lunch. Try the Italian sub. 5 pm.

Let’s get out there and support our local musicians. Charlotte Rose Benjamin and Brad Tucker play tonight at the Loft as part of the M.V. Concert Series. The Loft is the perfect place for it and I feel like dancing. 8 pm.
Tomorrow: You must see this artist’s work. Thomas E. Lockhart premiers his latest pieces at Sip and See at the Island Life Studio in Oak Bluffs, and at the M.V. African American Film Festival. Unbelievably gorgeous. 4 to 6 pm.

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

The reel deal
"Fishing Reels/Rods 3 sets-Penn reel (2) Derco reel (1) Graphite rods (3) NO SPARE TIME TO FISH! All 3 sets $100. text 508- 776-0146 for picture."

Click here for more finds in our Classifieds section.
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?
In this Edible Vineyard story, Tina Miller tells us about raising chickens and then she tells us how to use all those new-found eggs you’ll have. She makes the Ultimate Egg Sandwich, and you will want to make one for dinner tonight. Then you’ll want to start raising chickens.

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Christine Ferrone
Book coverage
Islanders Write returned this year after a pandemic-induced hiatus, and brought many acclaimed writers to Featherstone Center for the Arts. A variety of topics were discussed over the course of the three-day event, with something for every type of writer and reader. Louisa McCullough and Lucas Thors attended Islanders Write to provide cover-to-cover coverage on all the fascinating topics. Check out the story here.

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