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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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August fun
This weekend it was the Ag Fair, with tractor towing challenges, chainsaw skills challenges, dog shows, and sack races. And of course, the fireworks in Oak Bluffs. The activities were in full force and the crowds were out on one of the premier weeks of the year on the Vineyard. Read about the fair here, and view a photo gallery of the fireworks if you missed them here.
Sankaty footage
The Steamship Authority released footage of the Sankaty incident, and The Times has it. Earlier this summer, the freight boat drifted away from the Woods Hole terminal into a nearby dock. This follows an internal investigation the SSA recently completed. Get the details here.

Bubble fishing
Four humpback whales were "bubble net fishing" south of the Vineyard last week. Bubble net fishing is a hunting strategy where whales blow bubbles to push and trap fish into smaller groups. It makes whales get more fish per gulp. The iconic Salt, a whale who has been instrumental in advancing knowledge of the species, was part of the group. Read more here.

The Oak Bluffs select board meets at Town Hall at 4:30 pm Tuesday. Remote access is available. Here is the

The Chilmark select board meets at Town Hall at 5 pm Tuesday. In-person meeting. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"We are incredibly grateful to our donors that have made it possible for us to step in and protect this culturally significant place for the Aquinnah community. This success is historically meaningful."
— Native Land Conservancy founder Ramona Peters on
purchasing the Aquinnah Shop Restaurant

Hot Topic Comment
Elise LeBovit comments on Aquinnah reaching an agreement with offshore wind farm developers: "It is sad Aquinnah Selectmen thought they had the backing of their constituents without taking a vote of our people; without listening to the Tribe, who stated they were against the project. To sell out nature, especially the whales who save our carbon footprint more than any windmill will ever do. To sell us short, for a million dollars. You can’t buy back the destruction this will cause."

Hot Topic Letter
Mary Marro writes to us about a seal getting tangled in a rope: "...The cause of death was quite clear. The seal had a rope around its neck that had been in place for some time… I am not sure what type of rope this was and do not intend to speak about how ropes are used in our ocean. The point I would like to share is that all citizens, fisherpeople, and boat/dock owners should be careful to prevent loose rope from floating from our shores. Even though seals are not as threatened as whales from rope entanglement, this scene highlighted the suffering that can occur to many species. Please pick up rope on the beach or in the ocean when you find it."
Today: The M.V. Playhouse hosts Monday Night Special: "Storiented," a reading of a new play by Mitchell Lichtenstein. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

I was going to suggest seeing James Lapine’s "In the Company of Rose" tonight at the Film Center, but it’s sold out. We’ll have to wait a bit. Instead, how about a little meditation after the weekend? 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Well this sounds adorable: Kids’ Concert by Rolie Polie Guacamole at Owen Park. Bring a blanket and let the kids run around. Brought to you by our wonderful Island libraries. 3 pm. –C.B.

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

Start your engines
"Engine oil test kit. At NAPA $28. Selling $14. Call Sepp at 508-693-8900."

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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 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!

Contact to discuss promoting your dining specials with the MV Times.

Staying in?
If you love pickles, but you'd like to skip the vinegar, check the tips and recipe for Lacto-Fermented Summer Vegetables, shared by Lily K. Morris about ten years ago. Fresh veggies, seeds, herbs, and spices are combined with just salt and water, and then the magic happens. Find out the key ingredient to keep everything crispy.

On newsstands and online: the In Season issue of Edible Vineyard. Read about Milkweed Farm, M.V. Pollinator Pathways Project, Kib Bramhall's best fish tale, and much more.

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:
Atlas Zack
Find a family of creatives
The Miner Family Gallery aptly showcases a family’s artwork. It opened earlier this summer, featuring colorful paintings by Craig Miner, curated housewares by his wife Michelle Brescia, and sculptural pieces by their son Avery Miner. Other artists will come to the gallery for solo exhibits, the first being photographer Justin Ahren. Get more details here.
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