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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
We hear today is Positive Thinking Day, so what luck that it falls on the same day as International Chocolate Day! Both positive thinking and some yummy chocolates should put a frown upside down. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: MV Film Society

At home you are surrounded by life’s distractions, inclined to pick up the phone or do the dishes. Escape reality for a few hours with a screening at The Film Center.
Enjoy cinema snacks and relax in one of our reclining chairs in front of the big screen.
Simply sit and immerse yourself. You’ve earned it.

Chilmark housing
Housing officials in Chilmark are looking to an alternative revenue source for funding affordable housing initiatives. At an upcoming public hearing, town residents will be presented with a proposal that would generate additional funds through short term rentals, which would be allocated to Chilmark housing projects. Here’s that story.
Episode two: "The Transition"
Episode two of the video interview series is out now, on the Martha's Vineyard Times YouTube channel. It features reflections from locals on their motivations for immigration, experiences learning English, and the process of feeling at home on the Vineyard. Episode three will focus on finding housing on-Island. Check the video here.

Hospital workers rally
Nurses and other hospital staff rallied yesterday in support of investments and reforms against worker shortages, and for a caregiver wage higher than the state minimum wage. Ralliers were in support of a bill in the Massachusetts Senate that would create a new workforce training fund. Read our coverage here.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s Housing Action Task Force meets at 6:30 pm Thursday. Remote access is available. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
"I [find out] about boat problems involving the Steamship Authority from phone calls, from merchants, and from Islanders Talk long before I receive emails or texts from management."
— Port council chair Joe Sollitto during an assessment of SSA general manager Robert Davis

Hot Topic Comment
Jon Kardon commented on our story about the recent reunion of community members and a number of the South American migrants who arrived on the Island last year: "I’m brimming with pride for our compassionate MV community. ‘When you approach a situation or what you might consider a problem, with love instead of hate, empathy and kindness instead of vitriol and exclusion’ speaks volumes and provides great insight into what makes this island really special. ‘It’s a story of love’ indeed."

Hot Topic Letter
Dean Rosenthal writes to us sharing his opinion on the latest tourism trends: "The delusional rationalizations as to why tourism was down this year can only be chalked up to one thing, and it ain’t the weather or the world opening up again (last summer the world was just as open). Pricing."
Today: Seems like the perfect time to join the M.V. Modern Quilt Guild at the West Tisbury library. I’ve made a quilt, so I am absolutely positive you can too. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

This one is late in coming to you, but I just found it: Bi-Monthly Online Rock and Roll Book Club with Polly Simpkins and MVY Radio. The first book is Chris Frantz’s "Remain in Love." It’s all about the Talking Heads. Gather on Zoom and talk about the book. (I peeked ahead and the next one is Lou Reed’s "The Art of the Straight Line.") 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The IGI Mobile Food Truck comes to my neck of the woods, St. Augustine’s Church in Vineyard Haven. Stocked with local fresh produce and eggs at a reduced price. This is a gift to the community, especially for folks in food assistance programs. 5 pm. –C.B.

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

Game on!
"Jigsaw Puzzles, Scrabble, Parcheesi, etc. Good/Excellent condition. $3-$12. 508-693-7472 - Call anytime, 7:30am-12:30pm is best."

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 Tuesday through Sunday at 5:30 pm. @sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

The Dunes Open for the season! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.

Click here for more details and specials

Restaurant owners: Are you open? Let our readers know, and support local journalism while doing so!

Contact to discuss promoting your dining specials with the MV Times.

Staying in?
Enjoy a fun and easy meal with the recipe for Tortilla or Pita Bread Pizza. Fresh pesto, herbs, tomatoes, and other toppings come together to make a culinary masterpiece in no time flat.

Do you have 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 former Derby contestant?

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.

Tuesday's contest answer:
Maggie Mae
Powwow 2023
The 2023 Aquinnah Powwow cultural celebration took place over the weekend. The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) hosted the event, but other tribes in attendance included Nipmuc, Mashpee Wampanoag, Narragansett, Lumbee, Crow, Eastern Pequot, and several others. Read more about the celebration of the coming of harvest time here.

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