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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today is the first day of Pride Month. The annual celebration honors the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, when police raided a gay nightclub called the Stonewall Inn. It’s widely recognized as a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the U.S. Check our events section to find ways to celebrate on the Island. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Strawberry theft
$300 worth of strawberries were allegedly stolen from Old Town Gardens in Edgartown. The owner reported the incident to the police, but there are little clues to point in the right direction. This isn’t the first time the local farm had been hit by produce theft, however, and it seems to happen during a similar time period. Read more here.
Raise the debt roof?
The state Senate has put its budget forward, which includes an amendment that would raise the borrowing cap for the Steamship Authority from $100 million to $150 million. The idea is that this could help them purchase a new vessel, which would be the fourth recently bought by the ferry service. A high debt ceiling would also position the Steamship for electrifying its fleet. But this will need house and governor approval. Read more here.

Iconic Aquinnah property for sale
27 Aquinnah Circle, which houses The Aquinnah Shop Restaurant, has been put up for sale with an asking price of $3.5 million. The last time the property was sold was in 2016, stemming from a familial dispute. Although the property may be for sale, the restaurant seems to be gearing up for the summer season. Read more here.
Happy Pride Month!
Vineyard towns raise the Progress Pride flag in celebration of Pride Month and the Island’s LGBTQ+ community.

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Quote of the Day
"What that would mean in the future is you would need 150 feet of room between a plover nest and an OSV trail … on Norton Point, you do not have 150 feet of beach width."
— Chris Kennedy, former TTOR regional superintendent and independent consultant to MVBAG, says about complications of opening up Norton Beach to vehicles with new rules aimed at helping endangered species.

Hot Topic Comment
John Budris comments on our coverage of Alan Dershawitz returning to the Chilmark Library: "Clearly the message is that the first amendment isn’t dead. Perhaps on life support, but not dead, yet. That first right in the Bill of Rights cuts two ways: the right to speak, and our right to listen. Or yours to cover your ears."

Hot Topic Letter
Ken Rusczyk writes to us about someone adding new, slower speed-limit signs on County Road: "I have been jogging County Road daily for over 35 years, before the bike path, and since the pandemic, drivers have been going a lot closer to 45 mph on that stretch. And many, much faster. And it seems to be working. People are now driving closer to 35 mph."
Today: Check out the MVY Food Co-op during its weekly order pickup. Looks like they offer almost all organic options and focus on zero waste. I should be doing this instead of focusing on Zero bars. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

Let’s just Meditate on that during Bodhi Path’s weekly group meditation offering. You can do this in person or online. They make it easy for you. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Summer is officially coming: First Friday is back in Vineyard Haven. It’s free and it’s a lot of fun. Bring the kids. Food trucks, live music, meet the merchants. You get the idea. 4 pm until whenever you make your way back home. –C.B.

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

Take a seat
"4 Counter high stools, very good condition. $50 each. Teak patio table, 5 chairs. 2 chaise lounge chairs. Free. Call Pat 508-904-6820."

Click here for more finds in our Classifieds section.
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.
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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

Click here for more details and specials

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Staying in?
Pick up lots of grilling tips and recipes from author and barbecue expert Steven Raichlen, including how to make Grilled Gazpacho, Blueberry Crumble, and Smoked Oysters. When "Project Fire" was released as a book and a PBS show, he also shared Wood-grilled Swordfish and Smoke-roasted Carrots. So go ahead and fire it up and try something new.

If you have a recipe to share, send it along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory to

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know these two people? 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.
Email your answer to, and let us know which day you are guessing about. For previous Do You Knows? see our archive.

Wednesday's contest answer:
Rick Alcott

A century of history
Martha’s Vineyard Museum is celebrating its 100th birthday! They are planning a series of exhibitions and events that will show how their vision, growth, and purpose has evolved. In this story, we learn that interest in forming historical societies was a phenomenon across the country in the early years of the 20th century, and Martha’s Vineyard was no exception. Read more here.

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