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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1940, McDonald’s opened for the first time in San Bernardino, California. The Island isn’t a fan of giant chain restaurants setting up shop, so we have an assortment of great local options to chow down on. Especially since more restaurants are opening up with the summer season. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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‘On track and under budget’
The Tisbury School has had a history of getting voter approval for a make-over. But the money is there and the project is ongoing. School officials say that students will be able to use the school by the fall of 2024, and that the project is so far coming in under budget. That’s for an $82 million project. Read our coverage here.
Peaked Hill Pastures advances
The Peaked Hill Pastures RFP Committee has had some rocky times over the year, but it seems things are settling down. The committee jointly met with the Chilmark Select Board to discuss the development of a housing project RFP and addressing conflict of interest allegations. Get the details here.

Floating with Pride
Students with the MV Youth Pride came together on Saturday to start building a float for the upcoming Pride Parade in June. With rainbow coloring and designs being made, the students are making a float to represent themselves. Read more here.

The Steamship Authority Board meets at 9:30 am on Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the

The Oak Bluffs Select Board meets at 4:30 pm on Tuesday. Hybrid access with in-person location at Oak Bluffs Town Hall. Here is the agenda.

The Aquinnah Select Board meets at 5 pm on Tuesday. Hybrid access with in-person location at Aquinnah town offices. Here is the agenda.

The Chilmark Select Board meets at 5 pm on Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Edgartown Planning Board meets at 5:30 pm on Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"The things I’ve seen in the newspaper inciting voters of Aquinnah to vote against the budget, I mean it feels like January Sixth … This is supposed to be democratic process, and sometimes people lose."
— Outgoing MVRHS school committee member Kimberly Kirk said about
some committee members voting at town meeting to reject the high school budget.

Hot Topic Comment
Robert Sawyer comments on a story about an eyesore in Oak Bluffs that he is trying to take down in order to building workforce housing: "We bought this dilapidated building in 2018 and it was built inexpensively and never occupied year-round and hard had no consequential improvements in 50 years. WE need this workforce/employee house. Please support our effort."

Hot Topic Letter
Jane Bradbury writes to us about the expansion of a home that some fear blocks the view of Edgartown Harbor: "There are two approaches to property in a village. One attitude is, "I should be able to do whatever I want on my land." The other accepts that whatever portion of our property can be seen from a public way is, for that reason, public. It is part of the "streetscape," the urban landscape, and affects everyone. It is worth reviewing the history of this house and outlook, and how previous owners (and Edgartown residents) have responded."
Today: Starting at 5 pm today, Susan Tran, on-air reporter for NBC 10 and NECN, will be discussing how she got to where she is, her experiences in TV media as an Asian American woman, and how local news impacts our perceptions of the world around us. This is a virtual event made possible by a collaboration of Massachusetts libraries.

The Island Community Chorus has a rehearsal at 7 pm today. They’ll be practicing in a new location: the Edgartown library’s program room. It’s all in preparation for the annual summer concert at the Tabernacle. Everyone who loves to sing is welcome to join the chorus. Suggested dues are $30 for this semester.
Tomorrow: Head to the Carnegie Heritage Center in Edgartown on Tuesday, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, to witness Vineyarder Mike MacKenty share his firsthand experience spending many summers inside the Vincent House, the oldest house on Martha’s Vineyard. MacKenty will discuss the extensive efforts to preserve the house when it was moved in 1977.

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

Deep freeze
"Upright freezer runs great. $60. 508-942-4301."

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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 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

Click here for more details and specials

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Staying in?
If you need more energy for all of your springtime projects, try Honey Almond Granola, a family-friendly recipe shared several years ago by public health nurse Lila Fischer. Toss in your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit, syrup, and spices, and you'll be feeling your oats in no time.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this kid? 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.

Friday's contest answer:
Peter Daunis
A healthier Dukes County
Martha’s Vineyard has an aged and aging population. With old age comes a higher risk for health issues. Fortunately, there are on-Island resources to navigate this part of life’s journey. There are four Councils on Aging serving the Island with tools to help those who want support. Read Victoria Haeselbarth’s rundown about the history of senior centers and what resources they provide.

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