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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today in 2004, Phylicia Rashad became the first Black person to win a Tony Award for Best Actress for her role in Lorraine Hansberry’s "A Raisin in the Sun." We’re happy to see that the M.V. Playhouse has a full slate planned for this season. Bring on summer! If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Chilmark approves budget
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School budget has been the talk of the Island over the last two months, and Chilmark voters, for the most part, put it to bed last night, becoming the fourth and final town needed to pass the budget. But while they approved the budget, voters in Chilmark also voted overwhelmingly to a nonbinding request that the school pursue an all-grass field rather than turf. Read more here.
Deckhand shortage
A couple of ferry schedules with the Steamship Authority have been impacted by a worker shortage, specifically deckhands. An update as we enter the summer season: they are still short because the Coast Guard has a backlog of workers trying to pass tests. So far, the Governor and Iyanough ferries have been impacted. Read more here.

‘A joyous occasion’
Nine seniors with the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School graduated this past Sunday. The class was the first to graduate through the International Baccalaureate program, introduced when they were juniors. They also had to navigate the pandemic. Read more and enjoy a photo spread here.

The Dukes County Commission meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the

The Edgartown Conservation Commission meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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

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Quote of the Day
T.J. Reap, high school physical education teacher and coach of the MVRHS chess team, on new tables coming to the Oak Bluffs waterfront: "The project will be an excellent addition to the Oak Bluffs Harbor landscape… The culture of outdoor chess is a fascinating story; [now we can] bring that culture to Oak Bluffs."

Hot Topic Comment
Mike Daniels comments on our story that Oak Bluffs financial advisors are looking into charging for parking downtown: "It’s hard enough to find parking. Now we are going to get charged to park way out of town. Just another fee the Islanders want to stick it to the seasonal residents and renters. This will keep me from coming to OB for any reason except an emergency. Put that in your town coffers and smoke it!"

Hot Topic Letter
West Tisbury resident Doug Ruskin writes an opinion piece on the turf field debate: "The high school building is finally on track to be replaced or rehabilitated with significant funds contributed by the state. The School Committee and Superintendent should seriously consider a complete pause of the field project, folding the athletic facilities rehabilitation into the larger project for the entire campus. That would have several advantages."
Today: Sail MV introduces the basics of sailing and water safety around Island waters. For beginners or experienced sailors. This just put Lionel Richie’s "Sail On" in my head for the rest of the day. I could use a Commodores reunion. Oak Bluffs library. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

Maybe they’ll show up at Open Mic Night at Island Music. Sign up to play or just listen. Free and open to everybody. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The Yard invites us to a Conversation on Creativity and Artistic Process with artists-in-residence. They’ll talk about what inspires them and their creative process. 5:30 pm. –C.B.

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

If you build it …
"Drill press heavy duty. $50. lathe 4 ft. $50. Jointer. 6 inch $50. 603-325-5293."

Click here for more finds in our Classifieds section.
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 Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

The Dunes Open for the season! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.
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Staying in?
If you happen to be without a colonial-era ice house or even a modern-day ice cream maker, you can still whip up some Nondairy Vanilla Ice Cream, a recipe shared by Stacy Stowers. Substitutions can be readily made, and fresh fruit or other flavorings can be added. Can you guess which former U.S. president was known for eating homemade ice cream?

For more stories that celebrate local food, farming, and the community, visit Edible Vineyard.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Monday's contest answer:
Anthony Guyther
History’s flight
Since the 17th century, more than 150 bird species have gone extinct, the vast majority due to overhunting and human-led habitat loss. Artist Todd McGrain’s "The Lost Birds Project," an exhibit currently on display at Martha’s Vineyard Museum, comes from McGrain’s desire to memorialize a variety of bird species by placing larger-than-life sculptures in their last known wild location before extinction. The project aims to engage the communities about memory, loss, and hope for the protection of the birds that are currently endangered. Read more about this exhibit here.

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