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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Going to bat
The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks took an opportunity on Monday night to do more than just entertain a summer crowd with an action-packed baseball game. They auctioned off specially made jerseys to raise money and awareness for Island Autism Group. Two Island Autism Group members threw out the ceremonial first pitches, and the jerseys of Sharks players were auctioned off for the cause. Intern Anna Nesser was there for all the action and has this story.
Crunching numbers
The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission discussed a draft on its regional spending policy at a meeting on Monday. The policy would determine how to best divvy up the money that is controlled by local towns as the Land Bank moves forward with acquisitions. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.
Out of step
The Dock Dance Band wanted to hold dances at Memorial Wharf on Wednesday nights, but the police department — citing staffing issues — offered Sundays instead. With the two sides at an impasse, the select board in Edgartown sided with the chief and urged the band to compromise. Meanwhile, the fire department promoted a couple of firefighters in the ranks. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
BONUS PHOTO: Former President Barack Obama, a seasonal resident of Edgartown, has been making the rounds and playing some rounds on the Vineyard in recent weeks. The former president was spotted playing golf at Farm Neck on Sunday. The eagle-eyed photographer asked to remain anonymous.

The Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The West Tisbury select board holds a public hearing on food truck regulations at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Housing Bank Review Committee meets at 5:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I was struck by his understanding of the situation. He knows what’s going on, was compassionate about my family’s concerns, and reassured me that things were ongoing with Paul’s case."–Elizabeth Whelan on the surprise phone call she received from President Joe Biden

Hot Topic Comment
Nancy Thompson asks a question that is likely on the minds of a lot of people after Pfizer reported it is doing a trial of its Lyme vaccination on the Island. "How can one choose to participate in this trial? I am very interested, as I had life-threatening Lyme & several co-infections a few years ago."

Hot Topic Letter
Charles Pinck, who you may know as someone who submits cartoons to The Times, wrote to offer a new way to know it’s summer on the Vineyard. "Instead of recognizing the longest day of the year as the beginning of summer, we should recognize the most long-suffering day of the year when Alan Dershowitz whines yet again about being shunned on Martha’s Vineyard."
Today: MVYRadio hosts the Porch Concert Series at Winnetu, live in person again. Jake Manzi from Western Mass. plays tonight. Free. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Take a Moonrise Kayak Tour at Felix Neck and paddle around Sengekontacket by the light of the moon. They have kayaks available for you to use. Leave your worries behind for a couple of hours. They’ll be there when you get back. 6:45 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Featherstone hosts Afternoon Art: Beaded Bracelets right when I’m the busiest at work. I’d love to take a jewelry-making class. Maybe George Brennan will fill in for me and I can give it a try. A girl can dream. 1 pm. –C.B.

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

It’s not the heat
"LG Portable 8000 btu AC/Dehumidifier Model LP0817WSR. Like new, used 1 summer. $100 OBO. Husqvarna 340 chainsaw, extra chains, sharpener. $100 OBO. Call Steve 617-306-2674."

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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?
If you want to remember what summer feels like, make a batch of IGI’s Strawberry Chia Seed Jam and put it in the freezer, then take it out in early fall and spread some on your favorite jam vessel. Enjoy!

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Cup runneth over
If you were on the water anywhere near Vineyard Haven Harbor on Saturday or Sunday, you likely saw some beautiful sailboats. Well, it wasn’t just routine sailing. The boats were competing in Sail MV’s annual Vineyard Cup Regatta. The event also included a seafood buffet and auction, which provided funding for Sail MV’s free sailing lessons for Island youth. Editor George Brennan has the story and the results.
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