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Today is the International Day of Charity, a day established by the United Nations to encourage and mobilize people around the world to help others through volunteering and philanthropy. September 5 was also chosen to honor the passing of Mother Teresa, who was famous for her charitable work in India. Seems like today is a good day to check out what volunteering opportunities exist on Martha’s Vineyard or to give a donation, no matter the amount, to a local nonprofit. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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White nationalism on M.V.
Signs supporting a white supremacist group were spotted in Oak Bluffs over the weekend. The Oak Bluffs Police are investigating who put up the signs and are asking for the public’s help in gathering information. Meanwhile, some say that the signs — which were placed near Black-owned businesses — should have been taken down sooner. Read more here.
Town hall saga continues
Tisbury officials could temporarily relocate town staff because of a mold issue in the town hall. The town underwent an environmental review after staff complained of air quality. The town is awaiting further testing to decide if they will have to move employees to other sections of the town hall that were not impacted, or if they will have to relocate out of the building. Read more here.

Schools back in session
Today marks the first day back to school! Happy first day back, Islanders. It was all smiles this morning at the West Tisbury School as staff welcomed students and parents with a special appearance from Michael the horse, all dressed up in pink as "Barbie’s dream horse." Read more and see photos here.

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

The West Tisbury Select Board meets at 4:30 Wednesday. In-person at West Tisbury Town Hall with remote access. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"By revitalizing Cape commuter rail, we can expand access and opportunity for the Cape and Island residents and unlock new avenues for connectivity through the region. Cape and Islanders deserve fast, reliable transit that connects our region and workforce with the rest of the Commonwealth."
— Rep. Dylan Fernandes on
extending the MBTA commuter rail service

Hot Topic Comment
Susan Desmarais comments on the Oak Bluffs Police investigation into the persons responsible for putting up nationalist signage around town: "Hate has no home here, full stop."

Hot Topic Letter
Linda Smith shares with us her reminder for visitors during the Island’s peak season: "Please use turn signals, as these notifications allow a smoother traffic flow as people paying attention know what you are doing. Please don’t sit in parked cars with your lights on as traffic backs up and we get excited that you are freeing up a long-sought-after parking space. Please don’t stop in the middle of a busy street for several minutes for whatever reason, with traffic backed up and those of us behind you thinking your vehicle is disabled."
Today: It’s Open Mic Night at Island Music in Vineyard Haven. Drop by or sign up to play or sing. It’s free and open for everyone. If I show up to do my version of "Peaceful Easy Feeling," you’ll want some earplugs. Starts at 6 pm. –Connie Berry

MVYRadio’s very last Porch Concert for the season happens at Winnetu in Katama, right at South Beach. This week Sandy Bailey is the star. 6 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: Enjoy a lovely Guided Walk that’s accessible for all levels of mobility, which I especially love about this. It’s at Felix Neck from 10 to 11 am. –C.B.

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

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Dining out?

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Staying in?
Fresh from the vine and into your kitchen comes Slow Roasted Tomatoes, a recipe by Chef Robin Forte for Island Grown Schools. Although it features the plum variety, can you guess what other type of tomato was voted the favorite by Island children?

If your family has a recipe to share with the community, send it to us, along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory if you have one, to

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this musician? 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:
James Lengyel
‘Golden Years’
The 18th annual Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival begins today and runs until Sept. 10. The Swiss film "Golden Years" kicks off the festival tonight. The film chronicles a retiree that finds a deceased friend had an affair. Also airing tonight is "Scrapper," a British comedy about a 12-year-old who lives alone after her mother dies. Read more here or pick up last week’s paper that has a special section devoted to the festival.

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