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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
We drove by the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society property on Tuesday and got so excited about the Ag Fair. We can’t wait for some fried dough and pig races. Today is National Massachusetts Day, which celebrates the day that the Bay State joined the union as the sixth state. Also today we say goodbye to intern Natalie Aymond. Natalie is returning to the University of California at Santa Barbara. She’s been a great addition. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Family matters
At a well-attended memorial service on Tuesday afternoon, David McCullough was remembered as much for his love of family as he was for his remarkable career as an author and historian. A crowd of people squeezed into West Tisbury Congregational Church, while others gathered in the church yard and at the library, to hear tributes to McCullough. Editor George Brennan was there and has this story.
Answering the call
Nathaniel Horwitz has answered the mayday call of women who have lost the choice over their own reproductive rights with a nonprofit geared toward helping them gain access to legal abortion pills. Horwitz, who graduated from MVRHS and still has ties to the Island, spoke to our news intern Natalie Aymond (he was one once) about this effort. Here’s the story.

Parents arrive
The parents of the two young men who died after jumping off Big Bridge Sunday have arrived on-Island. While the body of Tavaris Bulgin has been recovered, only a limited search is possible today to find Tavaughn because of the wind. Still, police are conducting a shore search using ATVs. Meanwhile, the owner of Nomans, where the two young men worked, has started a GoFundMe for the family. Every member of the Times staff has been working on updates to this tragic story.
There are no meetings scheduled for Thursday. Who’s going to the fair?
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Quote of the Day
"I feel fingers on keyboards across the Islands even as we speak."
—Sean Driscoll, Steamship Authority spokesman, on naming two new ferries the SSA is acquiring

Hot Topic Comment
Walter Hammond commented on the ferry purchase. "It sounds like a great opportunity and I’m happy to hear about all of the detailed refurbishments and improvements. It would be a bonus to include a sort of service contract for maintenance and repairs, perhaps as an alternative to where the SSA currently has these things done."

Hot Topic Letter
Dan Seidman wrote about an alternative and more affordable plan for a Tisbury School that he says officials ignored. "While the existing school has small classrooms versus the current standard, we have fewer students per class. Therefore, we have the same or more space per child."
Today: I know I have tonight’s lineup out of order, but I had to put in a pic of Illumination Night. I have been a couple of times and it is truly magical. They’re calling it "the crown jewel of the Campground season." 8 pm. –Connie Berry

I have never been to a Family Fire Dance but I’m pretty sure I’d like it. I’m also pretty sure I’d be sore the next day, but you young ones go ahead. At the Milokan Cultural Center in Chilmark. 7 to 9 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: The 160th Annual Agricultural Fair begins. Livestock, rides, games, live music, contests — pretty much everything a great fair brings. And don’t forget the food. 10 am to 11 pm. –C.B.

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

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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 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

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Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating with open air views of our championship golf course and ample TVs in the bar area.
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Staying in?
This is what happens when our interns come up with recipes: Vegan Mac 'n Cheese. Katie Cerulle gave us this healthy spin on comfort food last summer, and we have to admit it’s pretty brilliant. Try it tonight.

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Mr. 'American Pie' comes to the Vineyard
The Island is lucky to attract so many amazing and talented people each summer. We’ve got movie producers, touring music artists, politicians, and much more — but this upcoming weekend really is something special. The legendary Don McLean will be at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center Saturday, August 20, at 6 pm to put on a show that’ll make you believe in rock and roll. Director of publications Connie Berry got to speak with McLean about music, his time performing on the Island, and the state of the world today. Read the story here.

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