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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Happy summer everyone. Although the crispness of the air makes it feel more like September. Who’s complaining? We’re loving it. Today is also National Seashell Day. We’ll see you down by the seashore collecting seashells in the sunshine. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Freight expectations
It was only supposed to be a brief update on a public hearing held about the Steamship Authority’s 2023 schedule, but it turned into a lengthy back and forth that showed the differences between board members priorities. No resolution was made, but Falmouth representative Peter Jeffrey asked his fellow board members to "listen through the noise" to what his constituents are saying. Editor George Brennan has this story.
Farewell, Rosalee
Rosalee McCullough is being remembered by family and friends as being a great partner to her husband, author David McCullough. Rosalee died on June 9 and her passing came as a shock to those who knew and loved her in her Music Street neighborhood. Rosalee has deep roots on the Vineyard. She was the daughter of Clarence Barnes, who was the Massachusetts Attorney General. Editor George Brennan has this tribute to Rosalee.

Track stars
What a great accomplishment. A team of runners went from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School to Oregon and took top honors nationally in the 4X800 relay race. The team included Zach Utz, Jonathan Norton, Daniel Serpa, and Daniel da Silva, who ran the race despite recently having surgery on his wrist that required him to wear a cast. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story and a special thanks to Charlie Utz for being there and sharing his great photographs with us as he has throughout his son’s impressive high school track career.
The West Tisbury select board meets at 4 pm Wednesday at Howes House. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"It’s one of my favorite things to do during the year." –Susanna Sturgis one of the readers of the Frederick Douglass speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" during Saturday’s event

Hot Topic Comment
Dean Charette commented on a story about Eastville Beach. "They should dredge the beach, it's way too rocky and BTW no longer a secret to tourists."

Hot Topic Letter
Fan Ogilive wrote about our times. "In the newspapers, on TV, on the ads, on Facebook and social media, so much remembrance of war. We are in the car ad of a 30-something man driving on the sand at dusk with a metal pick- up attachment, cleaning up debris — he stops and looks at the shore just as an influx of sea turtles come to lay their eggs on the newly cleared sand. We all go Yay. And our minds dive into a time when we think the planet had no manmade debris."
Today:  Today is the longest day of the year, and my little brother Eric’s birthday (thanks for the reminder). The Vineyard Haven library kicks the season off with this online Haiku Summer Solstice celebration. Maybe I’ll whip up a birthday haiku for him. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

I love Open Mic Nights. Did I tell you once when I first moved here some 10 years ago, there was live music at the Edgartown Stop & Shop when I went to grab some groceries? That’s when I knew I was in the right place. Island Music. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow:  Is it just me or has everyone else noticed that our libraries keep sneaking physical activities into their calendars? We’re walking the Chops, doing some pilates, and now this: Get Back into the Swing of Tennis, brought to us by the Vineyard Haven library. Meet at the Lake Street courts. I’m on to them. 9 am. –C.B.

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

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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 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?
Focus, if you will, on the Lemony Asparagus atop the Grilled Tuna in this recipe from Edible Vineyard co-editor Tina Miller. You actually get three recipes in this link, btw, but who’s counting? While you’re there, check out the rest of our new (and beautiful) Edible Vineyard website.

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Partying for pride
The Yard held their annual pride dance party in celebration of Pride Month this past Thursday at Nomans in Oak Bluffs, with special guest Lucky Plush Productions bringing their incredible dance moves to liven up the event. It’s all in celebration of the Vineyard LGBTQ+ community. Lucky Plush is a dance troupe from Chicago — they’re in residence at The Yard up in Chilmark, and are doing some pretty amazing work. Read assistant features editor Lucas Thors’ story on the event, and why The Yard has hosted the pride dance every year since 2014.

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