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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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A small city
The Beach Road Weekend venue held sound checks on Wednesday and Thursday to prepare for the upcoming festival. Decibel readings were recorded from various nearby locations to protect the surrounding area from traveling sound. Festival organizers say they’re in good shape for when gates open tomorrow at 11 am. Acts on the mainstage run through 12 pm to 8 pm, with local bands taking the stage after 8. Get more details here.
Texas suspect arrested
A man wanted for two armed robberies in Texas was apprehended in Oak Bluffs yesterday morning. The man was believed to have fled Texas for the Vineyard. Oak Bluffs detectives were conducting surveillance of Pequot Avenue when they spotted him run inside a building. He was quickly taken into custody without incident, and is now being held in Dukes County Jail pending rendition to Texas. Read more here.

Paddleboarding to Aquinnah
Long-distance paddleboarder Adam Nagler arrived on the Island last Monday, after traveling nearly a thousand miles by sea to raise money for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. Nagler has clocked over 55,000 miles on his paddleboard. Times intern Adarsh Bhat sat down with the endurance athlete for an interview. Check that out here.

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Quote of the Day
"There is no way that I think this board should allow them to continue [filming] the series. This program is a horrible reflection of Martha’s Vineyard, of Oak Bluffs … It is embarrassing."
— Islander Dr. Thelma Baxter on a reality TV show’s request to film areas of Oak Bluffs

Hot Topic Comment
Albert Hess comments on the federal approval of a major offshore wind farm: "No amount of thumbs down will keep the ugly turbines from despoiling your view, those days are over. Where should the Island’s power be generated? How about someplace where half the population lives below the poverty line. Someplace where the air and water are filthy?"

Hot Topic Letter
Stephen G. Dunham Sr. writes to us about safety concerns on Skiff Avenue: "Skiff Avenue has become one of the more well-traveled and dangerous streets in Vineyard Haven to navigate… Parked cars force downhill traffic into the uphill traffic lane, which then forces uphill traffic into the bike lane. Downhill bike traffic is forced to use the sidewalk many times. All of these are in direct violation of Massachusetts traffic laws… On top of all that, based on the number of cars associated with some of the establishments and the proximity to the Lagoon and other bodies of water around town, I’d venture to say there are board of health violations as well."
Today: It's musical Thursday over here. The Vineyard Haven library brings us singer/songwriter Naomi Westwater, part of the Club Passim Folk Collective. So great to welcome music back to the Katharine Cornell Theater. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

One of my favorites, Willy Mason, plays at the P.A. Club tonight, followed by a DJ spinning tunes. Did you know you can get the Willy Mason channel on Pandora? I know, I’m old school. It sounds pretty darn good though. 8 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow:  If you need some or if your neighbor needs some, check out Serving Hands Food Distribution for fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, and more. First Baptist Church, Vineyard Haven. 11 am to 1 pm. –C.B.

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Staying in?
Try all things fresh from the garden and straight from the vine with the recipe for Tomato Panzanella Salad, by Robin Forte for Island Grown Initiative. Homemade croutons, ripe tomatoes, fragrant herbs, and a tangy dressing are combined for a late summer meal that you won't soon forget.

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Do you know this artist? 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.

Wednesday's contest answer:
Joan Potter

Islanders Write 2023
This year’s Islanders Write festival was a success. The event, founded in 2014 and sponsored by the MV Times, features authors, speakers and industry professionals, all of whom have a personal connection to the Vineyard. A notable panel was the "Pitch Panel," where five writers had the chance to pitch their books to publishing industry professionals. Read more here.

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