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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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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.

The flags will fly
After a long debate, the Oak Bluffs select board is allowing the Pride Progress flag and the Juneteenth flag to fly this June. The board moved to create a new "ceremonial" flagpole as well. It’s been a contentious issue in Oak Bluffs. While the flags won’t be flying in Ocean Park, they’ll be close. Read our coverage here.
A permanent home
Island Grown Initiative found itself a permanent location for the Island Food Pantry in Oak Bluffs. The organization acquired two properties on Dukes County Avenue for $1.7 million, but the work isn’t done yet. The pantry’s new home will need to be converted to serve the community. Read more here.

Grass only
Petitioners have a message to the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Committee, and that’s a desire for grass fields. Chilmark will be undergoing a special town meeting in June, and warrant articles from concerned citizens may be going before voters. For now, the request has been referred to town counsel. Get the details here.

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Committee meets at 6 pm Thursday. Hybrid access with in-person location at MVRHS library. Here is the

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 6:45 pm Thursday. Hybrid access with in-person location at the Stone building. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"Meeting House Way respects the role that regional planning plays for the Vineyard, and prefers an amicable resolution that addresses the commission’s concerns while bringing a mix of additional housing to the community, and it will continue to work toward that goal. But if the commission cannot provide clear guidelines as to what warrants approval under the vague statutory language, then the hope is that the court through the appeal process will provide those guidelines."
— Attorney for developers of the proposed Meeting House project on
their recent notice to appeal the latest court ruling.

Hot Topic Comment
Michael Dunn commented on our coverage of the Vineyard Wind project timeline: "My concern is the potential effect on whales. Six whales have washed up dead on shores of New Jersey following the beginning of offshore wind farm production. Apparently the sonar used to map the ocean floor is at a low range (unable to be heard by human ear) that disrupts whale communication and navigation systems. Has vineyard wind investigated this? What happens if or when whales begin washing up on south beach?"

Hot Topic Letter
Gina Patti writes to us about her experience with SSA honoring medical notes: "Unfortunately, we were denied passage on the 12 pm ferry, while they loaded the standby lane. When we attempted to get information as to when we could board, we were told, ‘There are people that have been waiting here on standby since 4 am.’"
Today: Head over to the Edgartown library for a Restorative Yin yoga class from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Yin postures done close to the ground promote deep rest and encourage physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Limited yoga mats and props are available. Folks that have their own mats are encouraged to bring them. No registration required — funded by the Friends of the Edgartown Public Library.

For those who love Michael J. Fox (who doesn’t?), the M.V. Film Center presents a showing of "Still," a recount of Fox’s extraordinary story in his own words. It is full of nostalgic thrills and cinematic gloss, and will explore what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease. The film starts at 7 pm tonight.
Tomorrow: The Vineyard Haven library hosts a special event for kids and families from 3:30 to 5 pm — sock puppet making! There’ll be materials to work with, or folks can bring some of their own unique socks and decorations. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library.

Movies! Check out what's playing 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 Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.

The Dunes Opening May 19th! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.

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Staying in?
Fresh, spring greens such as parsley and chives can be whisked up with creamy goodness using Island Grown School's recipe for Herbed Ranch Dressing, which can also be made into a dip or spread. It sounds like we need to stock up on veggies for the Times kitchen. See you at the community greenhouse or local farmstand...

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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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Tuesday's contest answer:
Abigail Larsen
Bleed green
Martha’s Vineyard Times news editor Sam Houghton has a hot take on the Celtics championship hopes in this week’s edition of "What are you Watching." The Cs take on the Miami Heat tonight in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals. If you’re not a superfan, we have the background for you. If you are, be easy on Houghton’s predictions. Read it here.

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