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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
There will be no Minute on Monday as The Times observes the Juneteenth holiday. Here’s our editorial about why Juneteenth is important to observe. Today is Global Garbage Man Day. Meanwhile, it’s also National Eat Your Vegetables Day, National Stewart’s Root Beer Day, and National Flip Flop Day. Don’t mind us, we’ll be over at the beach sipping a root beer in our flip flops and munching on carrots. To all the dads out there, Happy Father’s Day! If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Law and order
Andrea Campbell, one of three Democratic candidates for attorney general, came to the Island on Thursday to make her pitch to the voters of Dukes County. Campbell took some time out of her Vineyard visit to stop by The Times and talk about the issues important to Islanders. (We also spotted Campbell at Nomans for the Pride event.) Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
ACE in the hole
You won’t have ACE MV to further your learning anymore. The community education program is changing its name to better reflect its role in the community to MV Center for Education and Training. MVCET is teaming up with two off-Island community colleges to begin offering college-level courses here on the Island. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.

Vineyard Wind 1 got some initial blowback to a proposal to build a maintenance building planned for 69 Beach Road. Commissioners raised concerns about the design plans, with some applicant-provided renderings lacking accuracy, in addition to landscaping issues and questioning if there will be enough room for truck traffic. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the story.
The Steamship Authority meets on Tuesday at 9:30 am. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4:30 pm Tuesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.

The Aquinnah select board meets at 5 pm Tuesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.

The Chilmark select board meets at 5 pm Tuesday at town hall. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"We don’t have real prices yet. We have informed estimates." –Tisbury town administrator Jay Grande speaking about some of the funding challenges with the Tisbury School renovation and addition project

Hot Topic Comment
Michael Savoy responded to a comment about a campground proposed for Land Bank property. "Islanders who live here and get kicked out of their housing for a few weeks each summer in fact do desperately need to go camping."

Hot Topic Letter
Fred Rick Huss wrote to oppose the proposed expansion of the Tabernacle, which is going before the zoning board soon. "This is a travesty that will lose the character of the campground neighborhood. And going into debt nearly $2 million will tear the fabric of our campground community apart. Everyone wants the roof replacement, a handicap lift for the stage, and better porta-potty screening but not the addition which destroys the very nature of the Campground."
Today: The Charter School and Circuit Arts present in person and online "Peter Pan: The Quest to Save Neverland" at the Grange Hall. No worries if you miss it, it plays again Saturday at 2 and 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Abby Bender and Jesse Jason created Other-worldy Dance Theater’s Wish You Were Here. Capawock Theater. 7 pm. Again, don't fret if you miss it because this also happens again on Saturday at 4 and 7 pm. I love the word fret and I get to use it so rarely. –C.B.
This weekend: There are so many things to do this weekend that I’m getting tired just looking at them, let alone going to them. You’ve got options this weekend. Kick off summer with Harborfest along the water in Oak Bluffs. 9 am to 7 pm. Celebrate Tisbury Family Shellfish Day by digging for clams and more at Lagoon Pond. 9 am to noon. It’s the annual Art Show at Howes House in West Tisbury. 10 am to 2 pm. Author Vikki Young visits the Edgartown library to read her book, "A Girl of Color," the story of an African American girl that loves colors of all kinds and finds beauty everywhere. 10:30 am. Abigail McGrath’s Renaissance House continues the tradition of producing the famous Frederick Douglass speech, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth Of July?" Meet at Inkwell Beach. 10:30 am. The M.V. Playhouse Art Space showcases paintings by Ukrainian artists from the collection of Grace Kennan Warnecke. 1 to 4 pm. There’s a Kids' Juneteenth Celebration at the Oak Bluffs library. Lots of fun stuff to create. 1 to 3:30 pm. As part of the Islandwide Juneteenth Jubilee, Circuit Arts presents a free screening of Short Films Through a Black Lens at Union Chapel. Features four films by directors or producers with ties to the Vineyard. 5 pm. The recovery community presents "The Artist’s Way" at the Red House. Free. 6 pm. –C.B.

On Sunday, join MV Black Lives Matter at 10:30 am for a vigil honoring Black and Indigenous people harmed by police and/or the criminal justice system. Gather at the Chilmark library. The Martha's Vineyard Art Association welcomes new members at a Free Artists’ Reception at Old Sculpin Gallery. 5 to 7 pm. I’m going to wrap this up with a new event that I am really excited about: NAACP of Martha's Vineyard presents the first annual Taste of Juneteenth. "A food sampling showcase of local BIPOC chefs, featuring soulfully inspired dishes that reflect the Black cultural experience, fused with diverse cultures and traditions." P.A. Club. 6 to 9 pm. There are about 30 reasons for me to get up off the couch this weekend. –C.B.

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

Sponsored: Real Estate Confidential: The joy of a screened-in porch

Real Estate Confidential is a biweekly chit-chat about new listings, sales, or other insider information on the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate market, presented by Fred Roven, owner/broker of Martha’s Vineyard Buyer Agents. It appears every other Friday in The Minute.

I was walking late in the day yesterday and finished up about a minute after I saw the first mosquito and thought about how great a screened porch is, particularly at dusk. And, so, this week's focus.
You can’t beat the undeniable sanctuary of a screened porch. There is real joy in simple pleasures, and that is what screened porches are. You get to experience the positive aspects of sitting outside and relaxing without having to experience the negative aspects of it, like high winds, bugs, or scorching sun. Almost every client, while previewing a home, enters the screened porch and instantly gets that sense of peace and quiet. In some, not only do you experience the serenity, you also see features to be expected in a Martha’s Vineyard luxury retreat. Before air conditioning became widely available, screened porches were the sought-after place to escape summer heat. Now they are extensions of the home, with stone fireplaces, pizza ovens, and flat-screen televisions, plus plenty of comfy chairs and sofas to enjoy it all.
The screened porch is a place to enjoy nature — and not just its sights, but also its smells, sounds, and tastes — while protected from mosquitoes and other annoying bugs, especially at night when lights glow at sunset. When the weather cooperates, spending a night sleeping on a screened-in porch can be the perfect escape, waking refreshed and ready to enjoy another day in paradise. Many screened porches have glass or lucite inserts that can help make the porch more of a four-season room as fall approaches.
If you find yourself in need of four screened porches and a two-story stone fireplace, 7 Chapel Avenue is the place for you. It is impossible to discuss a home on Chappy without a discussion of Chappy. There certainly is a tradeoff. You will be getting every amenity imaginable, including the aforementioned screened porches, as well as a large luxury home designed with summer living in mind. The property features a heated pool and is professionally landscaped. So, the tradeoff: for a lower price on your purchase, you have the solitude of some of the most beautiful beaches, vistas, and hiking on Martha’s Vineyard, and sometimes when you must take a car to the mainland, you might have to wait for a boat . . .

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Farm Neck Join us for your next dining outing at our newly renovated bar and café. We have beautiful scenic views from our indoor, and outdoor patio – exquisite menu options including daily seasonal specials, and an abundance of free parking. Lunch daily from 11 am to 5 pm, Dinner Thursday to Sunday 5 pm to 9 pm. Reservations accepted through Open Table or by phone 508-693-3560 ext 1

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Staying in?
Even though IGI brought us this Harvest of the Month recipe in frosty December, we think you’d love it anytime: Kale Slaw. No, not cole slaw. The mix of flavors in this recipe will be like Fourth of July fireworks in your mouth. Really.

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A Juneteenth for the ages
There’s so much going on for Juneteenth today and this weekend: discussions with notable BIPOC scholars at Union Chapel, a recitation of Frederick Douglass’ "What to the Slave is Fourth of July?" speech at Inkwell Beach, a sculpture dedication at the Memorial Wharf, and much more. It’s all to celebrate the emancipation of African American slaves in the United States, and to honor the richness of culture, history, and art of BIPOC people. Read reporter Lucas Thors’ story on all the different events taking place across the Island.
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