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On this day in 1776, bells tolled to announce the Declaration of Independence. Did you know that there is a ceremony every year in Vineyard Haven ringing bells on the Fourth of July? Today is Tisbury and Edgartown’s 351st birthdays. Here’s a story about Tisbury’s history. Today is also Collector Car Appreciation Day and the underappreciated Freeze Pop Day. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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EduComp proposal denied
In a split decision, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted 10-6 to reject a proposal that would have expanded the EduComp building and created affordable and workforce housing. In the end, the majority of commissioners were uncomfortable with the size of the expansion and whether the building fit in with the character of Vineyard Haven. Others were troubled that by rejecting the idea, they were passing up much needed housing for the Island. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
Focused on their work
The Housing Bank Review Committee met for the first time on Thursday and it did two things — appointed Jim Malkin as chair of the fledgling group and set the tone that this committee will be working on the will of the voters. What it won’t be doing is debating the need for a Housing Bank any longer. That debate was settled at town meeting and at the polls. Reporter Abigail Rosen was there as the committee got to work. Here is her story.

Hoop dreams
The Battle of the Bluffs was back in Oak Bluffs with a new twist, a group of young Black women brought here from New York City as interns to experience the rural life of the Island. We told you about the Fern Fund previously, but we caught up with some of them during their visit to ask about the experiences on the Vineyard. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.
The Edgartown select board meets at 4 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"There should be a time where we as commissioners, [and] as an Island, consider how we deliver social services to our constituents, and what the capital needs are in order to make that happen on behalf of the towns." –Dukes County commissioner Peter Wharton on the county’s need to deal with its buildings

Hot Topic Comment
Susanna J. Sturgis commented on the promotion of Bradley Cortez to sergeant. "Congratulations, Brad! West Tisbury couldn’t have made a better choice. We’re so lucky to have you on the force and in this town."

Hot Topic Letter
Columnist Jack Fruchtman wraps up the most recent session of the U.S. Supreme Court. "Overall, a landmark term, revealing the strength of the conservative justices in the years to come."
Today: Amy Brenneman and Tsilala Brock star in "The Niceties" tonight and Saturday night at the M.V. Playhouse. I’d love to see it because I’ve been binge watching Amy in "Shining Girls" and "The Old Man." 7:30 pm both nights. –Connie Berry

Celebrate at the Tisbury Street Fair on Main Street. Music, food, arts and crafts, stuff for the kids. And more food at this giant block party. If you see our intern Natalie Aymond there, be sure to say hello. 6:30 to 9:30 pm. –C.B.
This weekend: Start your Saturday with Morning Yoga with Mollie Doyle, here to ease and bring consciousness to the body and mind — something we could all use more of right now. Join this relaxing class at 7 am at The Yard. The West Tisbury Farmers Market has plenty of locally grown, fresh produce. But if you’re a dessert lover like me, you will be amazed by the array of chocolates and sweets. Visit the Agricultural Hall from 9 am to 12 pm for plenty of eating and shopping. Nothing better than a movie after a food coma. Edgartown Cinemas will be showing "Minions: The Rise of Gru" at 4:15 pm. Visit the website to purchase tickets. Book signing with Isabella Stewart for her book that takes place in our own Island town of Edgartown, "Tangled Vines, Island Crimes." At Edgartown Books from 2 to 4 pm. Free. Book talk with author Sofi Thanhauser at the West Tisbury library. 3 to 4 pm. Free and open to everyone. She will be reading from her new book, "Worn: A People’s History of Clothing." –Anna Nesser

Enjoy Sunday in Oak Bluffs by the harbor while shopping for produce, art, and antiques at the Oak Bluffs Open Market. 9 am to 1 pm at Washington Park. Winston’s Kitchen will be serving food. Live music can be heard by John O’Toole from 12 to 2 pm. MV BLM is hosting its Sunday Vigil honoring Black and Indigenous people harmed by police and/or the criminal justice system. Meet at Chilmark library at 10:30 am. End the evening at the ballpark in Oak Bluffs as the M.V. Sharks take on the Ocean State Waves. 7 pm. There is so much to do this weekend and not enough time to do it all. Enjoy as much of it as you can. –A.N.

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

Time to reflect
"Antique mirrors 3 large and heavy, one smaller carved round. $25 each. Set of 4 antique caned chairs, one needs re-caning $40. Text 774-563-0162."

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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?
Chef and writer Gavin Smith gives us this recipe for Ginger Brussels Sprouts. Remember when you were little and you hated them? Thank God we grew up, because these are delicious. Gavin’s family had them at holidays but we feel like every day is special.

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Preacher preview
Here on Martha’s Vineyard, the community is lucky to have wonderful preachers and religious leaders. But coming this summer, a number of folks will be traveling to the Vineyard from all over the country to speak at different religious institutions and public venues. Union Chapel and the Tabernacle have an especially full schedule of exceptional ministers this summer. Read director of publications and Have Faith columnist Connie Berry’s preview on the myriad opportunities this season.

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