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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: Island Housing Trust

In this film, IHT staff members got together to discuss what their work building year-round housing means to them. If you'd like to help please click this link to donate.
Vice visit
Vice President Kamala Harris touched down at Martha’s Vineyard Airport on Saturday before being whisked away for two fundraisers on the Island, one that was held at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. She flew out Sunday. Also, the chairwoman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) welcomed the V.P. during a short ceremony on Saturday. Read our coverage here.
Warnock sermon
On Sunday, the Tabernacle hosted pastor and U.S. Senator from Georgia, Raphael Warnock. Warnock is the first African American from Georgia to be elected to the Senate. In his sermon, Warnock discussed courage, faith, race, and more. Get more info here.

Truck fire in OB
A truck burst into flames in Oak Bluffs over the weekend, but luckily nobody was injured. Emergency responders had the situation wrapped up in under an hour, but the vehicle was destroyed. Read more here, where we also have a video of the flaming vehicle.
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Quote of the Day
"Journalism doesn’t tell people what to think, we tell people what to think about."
— Owner of the Africa Channel and former NBC executive Paula Madison on the future of journalism, as part of the Charles Ogletree Public Forum series at Union Chapel

Hot Topic Comment
Tina Bean comments on the controversial high school turf project: "I have only been paying attention to this topic for the last year, maybe a little longer. In this time I have heard some very serious and at times awful comments, even despicable comments made from both sides. I am reminded language can both incite and hurt and when this project either moves forward or ends, we will all still have to live together, seasonally or year round, in civility."

Hot Topic Letter
Gerald Jones writes to us expressing concern about the Maui wildfires: "We, Martha’s Vineyard, have many similarities to Maui, and so I was wondering if we have been warned (by whom?) and what function on the Vineyard has responsibility for heeding the warnings (and even if not) and doing something about them."
Today: Join Niki Patton for Writers Read. Bring something you’ve written, fiction or nonfiction, and test the waters or just listen to the other readers. Online. 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Would you like some time to unwind after a glorious Monday? Me too. Check out the Online Summer Meditation to help you close out the day. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: If the Island is your happy place, hear some tips on how to keep that good feeling going once you’ve packed up your things and head for home. The Oak Bluffs library hosts Bottling Up Happy. 10:30 am. –C.B.

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

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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 daily at 5:30 pm. @sweet_life_mv

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

Click here for more details and specials

Restaurant owners: Are you open? Let our readers know, and support local journalism while doing so!

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Staying in?
Island Grown Initiative is celebrating a variety of fruit related to eggplant and tomato. It's featured in Valerio Destefani's recipe for Jiló Scramble, an egg dish that is delicious by itself or with rice or pasta. If you'd like to volunteer to glean at the IGI farm, visit

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this person? 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.

Friday's contest answer:
Mary Jo Jotner
‘Gaining Ground’ at MVAAFF
Last Sunday, the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF) screened "Gaining Ground: The Fight for Black Land." The film examines Black land ownership and Black farmers. Film sponsor Al Roker spoke with director Eternal Polk on the challenges Black people face in claiming inherited land. Read more here.

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