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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today is National Lucky Penny Day. That makes sense. Today was not such a lucky day for Bonnie and Clyde. The notorious outlaws were killed by police on this day in 1934. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Jaws dropping
Jonathan Searle, the new chief of police in Oak Bluffs, is drawing international attention for his role as a child in the movie, "Jaws." A few of the facts are a bit exaggerated ("Jaws" was mostly filmed in Edgartown, not O.B.), but Searle is certainly not running away from his history with a fin on his back pretending to be a great white shark. Reporter Rich Saltzberg spoke with Searle about his role in the iconic movie and the attention it’s generating.
Down and dirty
Island Grown Initiative opened its gates to the public during Climate Action Week earlier this month to talk about the importance of regenerative farming. Regenerative farming is a "global solution" to the way we have been doing things previously "growing and shipping and eating and wasting our food," Noli Taylor said during the tour. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo was there and has the story.

Stories of the century
Gladys Segal celebrated her 100th birthday in Oak Bluffs on Sunday surrounded by family and friends, including a special visit from across the globe by her granddaughter and former Times writer Naomi. Segal recalled her days in Washington, D.C., talked about getting married later in life, and shared what eventually brought her to live on the Island. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.
The Oak Bluffs board of health meets at 10 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. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"My brother and I pooled our money and bought a Sears and Roebuck go cart."–Newly appointed Oak Bluffs Police Chief Jonathan Searle on how he spent his pay from "Jaws"

Hot Topic Comment
Geraldine Brooks commented on Richie Smith being appointed as acting superintendent of schools. "Richie Smith is a fabulous educator. We are extremely lucky to have him in place right now, with so many intricate issues in play."

Hot Topic Letter
Brian Athearn, MVAS president, and Jennifer Blum, VCS president, wrote about the compromises made to allow the West Tisbury Farmers Market to continue on Ag Society property. "Both MVAS and VCS have been working hard for the past several months, and have developed a plan that we expect will limit site impacts and honor the Woods family’s generosity. We are happy with the outcome."
Today: The M.V. Playhouse gears up for Charlotte Booker's "Elsa Lanchester Tonight!" by screening "The Bride of Frankenstein" at Monday Night at the Movies. $5 cash. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Gather with my Bingo peeps at the American Legion Hall for rousing games and fine company. I need to get over there. It’s been way too long. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The M.V. Garden Club offers a Floral Design Demonstration with Fawn Hurwitz. This is for anyone who loves flowers. Who doesn’t love flowers? It seems like something new pops up in my yard almost every day. 1 pm. –C.B.

Movies! Check out what’s playing this weekend 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 Sweet Life Open year round! Serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Featuring a pre-fixe 3 course dinner for $50 on Wednesdays!
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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

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Staying in?
We’re impatient, but can you blame us? It’s almost strawberry time and we’ve got this IGI recipe for Strawberry Chia Seed Jam on our minds. It’s so easy and so much less scary than some other jam recipes. If we can do it, you can do it.

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Darius Spain
Welcome to Dreamland
Ever wonder what that strange sign reading "Dreamland" atop the old car garage in Oak Bluffs means? Turns out it’s from the Mattar brothers, who first showed up to the Island from Syria in 1904, and began buying property in Cottage City. Two years after arriving, they purchased the lot on Oak Bluffs Avenue and proceeded to build the largest concrete structure in town. The two brothers also owned the buildings where the Lookout Tavern and Linda Jean’s restaurant now sit. Read Chris Baer’s ever-fascinating This Was Then column about these enterprising business people here.

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