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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Happy Birthday to actor and Aquinnah resident Michael J. Fox. For those interested in his life and ties to the Island, you can check out "Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie", which is now playing at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. Don’t forget to stop by downtown Oak Bluffs tomorrow afternoon to show your support for the second annual Martha’s Vineyard Pride Parade! If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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PFAS restitution
A major manufacturer settled a national, multidistrict lawsuit over PFAS contamination. The settlement gives the efforts of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport hope to recoup its own losses. The airport has been funding things like carbon filters at some private residences after firefighting foam leaked into the groundwater. Their legal representatives say the airport could recoup all of the money, and then some. Read our coverage here.
Chilmark housing solution
Town officials are considering the idea of buying homes in Chilmark before they go on the market to help families find places to live. This could be renters whose landlord is thinking about selling the property. There’s still some groundwork to figure out for the proposal, but the town’s select board is looking into it. Read our coverage here.
Joint settlement talks?
The MVRHS school committee has agreed to reach out to the Oak Bluffs Planning Board and Select Board to set up a joint meeting to talk turf. It might not sound like much, but so far it’s just been attorneys talking. The committee took the town to court over the planning board’s rejection of the synthetic turf field. Read our coverage here.
The Edgartown select board meets at 4 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda

The Chilmark Planning Board meets at 4:30 pm Monday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"I’m not violating any state law, I’m doing my job."
— Vineyard Transit Authority administrator, Angie Gompert, on accusations made by a local bus union.

Hot Topic Comment
"Best Bank to work for. I left because of housing. If I secure housing there is no other place I want to work for. I miss MV Bank."
— Alvia Sawyers on a local bank using a property for workforce housing.

Hot Topic Letter
Jackie Mendez-Diez writes to us about a cartoon published in The Times depicting Alan Dershowitz’s visit to the Chilmark library, saying it’s an anti-semitic trope:
"It is astonishing that there are still people falsely claiming under every Dershowitz article that his decades-long career has been motivated by money. No one talks about his pro bono work or that he donates book sales to the Chilmark library after his talks. The reality of Alan Dershowitz’s dedication to his field does not fit the antisemitic narrative promoted by ignorance and false, antisemitic assumptions, particularly about Jewish lawyers and being money-hungry."

Today: You can still grab a Lobster Roll at Grace Church in Vineyard Haven. Get 8 ounces of lobster with two rolls on the side. And for the love of God, do not pass by the pies. Walk-in cash sales or order online. Now until 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Join Alex Karalekas as he brings us more musical fun with another Strand Jam. Willy Mason, Isaac Taylor, Atlas Zack, Dan Waters, Lucy Mayhew, Perry Drips. The list is talented and long. Go enjoy yourself. Suggested donation: $3. Seriously. 6 to 9 pm. –C.B.

This weekend: On Saturday the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation unveils a treasure hunt on 19 of its conservation properties. Check out Treasure on the Trails: The Eben Horton Glass Floats Project with MV Glassworks featuring delicate, hand-blown glass floats hidden alongside the trails, with clues to their locations posted on the free TrailsMV mobile app. And it’s finders keepers. 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. The Oak Bluffs library invites us to help with their Book Drive, where we can unload nicely used books, CDs, puzzles, or DVDs. 10 am to 2 pm. At the Vineyard Haven library, the First Annual Jewelry and Accessories Sale is happening to benefit the library’s programs. 10 am to 3 pm. If you’ve seen any of the gorgeous paintings by Jeanne Staples, you’ll want to attend her Secrets of Oil Painting workshop at the Edgartown library. 10:30 am. Slip Away Farm Community Pig Roast and Picnic on Chappy offers a bountiful menu. Buy tickets online at 3 pm. The second annual LGBTQ+ Pride Parade in Oak Bluffs, featuring the Femmes, starts on Circuit Avenue at 3 pm. This is one book of poetry that I might read: "180 Pounds of Poet Meat" by Garri Saganenko. He talks about the book at the Chilmark library. 4 pm. The Spectrum Film Festival focuses on LGBTQ+ stories, voices, issues, and creators, in honor of Pride Month. Some great films here, so grab some popcorn and settle in at the M.V. Film Center. 7:30 pm with "L'immensità." The M.V. Summer Concert Series brings us the great Jorma Kaukonen at the Old Whaling Church. If you see Times’ writer Ray Whitaker there, say hey. 8 pm.

On Sunday, I know my daughter is going to want to go to the Vineyard Artisans Festival at the Grange Hall. It’s a given. 10 am to 2 pm. Kirtan Call and Response Chanting with Yogic Band Bhakti. The Milokan Center at Native Earth Teaching Farm offers this terrific event. Come as you are. 11 am to 1 pm. Edgartown Books brings us a book talk with Holly Nadler, who will amuse and entertain as she talks about her book "The Hobo Diaries." 2 pm. How about wrapping up the weekend with Sundays in the Park Concerts at the Ocean Park Bandstand in Oak Bluffs? Sounds good to me. 5:30 pm. I’m all sweatpants and ice cream cones on the weekend. Enjoy!

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

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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 at 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and brunch 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays. Live music on Thursdays.


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

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Staying in?
Take your spuds to a whole other level with the recipe for Potato Salad with Balsamic Dressing, from the cookbook "Raising the Salad Bar" by Catherine Walthers.  

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Do you know this man? 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.
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Orlando Cela
50 Years at the Yard
The Yard’s 50th summer anniversary is just about here, and there is a lot to celebrate. The roster of the Chilmark-based institution is full of exciting and groundbreaking dance residencies, performances, workshops, and classes. Read our feature here.

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