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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Rebuking white nationalism
Oak Bluffs select board chair Emma Green-Beach and Aquinnah select board member Juli Vanderhoop are drafting a letter rebuking signs supporting Patriot Front. The signs were posted near Black-owned businesses in Oak Bluffs early this month. Vanderhoop is displeased with a lack of official response so far, and the letter will be sent to all select boards, town administrators, police chiefs, and fire chiefs for co-signing. Read that story here.
Boost for W.T. government
West Tisbury recently established the Improving Governance Task Force to enhance voter confidence and committees’ effectiveness in town government. It is working to create a handbook that would help improve town governance, like clarifying the functions of West Tisbury’s governing bodies. Get the details here.

Nantucket residents fight Vineyard Wind
The Nantucket group ACK for Whales, formerly known as Nantucket Residents Against Turbines, filed an appeal to overturn a ruling that was in favor of the Vineyard Wind project. The group alleges that federal agencies did not properly consider the potential impact Vineyard Wind may have to the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Read more here.

The Tisbury Board of Health meets at 4 pm Tuesday. In person at Tisbury Town Hall Annex with remote access. Here is the

The Oak Bluffs Select Board meets at 4:30 pm Tuesday. In person at Oak Bluffs Town Hall with remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Chilmark Select Board meets at 5 pm Tuesday. In person at Chilmark Town Hall. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"A bunch of us are out there all the time trying to beat that record, and this is as close as anyone has got … It’s a fish of a lifetime for me, without a doubt."
— Fisherman Bill Potter
on a massive false albacore that put him on the leaderboard for the Derby

Hot Topic Comment
"We then had to re-teach them how to function back in school, had trauma anxiety from worrying that their parents or themselves were going to die. Many students spent multiple hours on devices doing non-academic related tasks so now that they’re back in school have no idea how to pay attention to a teacher because we aren’t a video game or a Tik Tok."
— Kelley Metell comments on our coverage of
the Island’s MCAS scores

Hot Topic Letter
Kent Medowski writes to us asking why the schools are considering an artificial turf field: "I do not understand why the proponents of an artificial turf field are so intent on its installation. The NFL — where grown, trained men play — has done studies proving there are more injuries when playing on it and are returning to natural grass."

The West Tisbury library hosts its LGBTQI+ Book Club with the book "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" by Alison Bechdel. Free and open to the public. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Some mothers teach their daughters how to bake an apple pie, some teach them how to knit. Mine taught me how to play Bingo. That might explain a few things. Hint: Bingo is way more fun. American Legion Hall in Vineyard Haven. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: There are exactly two opportunities left to discover the Edgartown Village Market at the Daniel Fisher House. Produce, flowers, provisions, artisanal goods. This sounds like a good place to play hooky. 9 am to 2 pm. –C.B.

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

Top shell
"Scalloping equipment 1 floating basket, 2 viewing buckets, 2 nets, $40 cash, pics available,"

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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 Tuesday through Sunday at 5:30 pm. @sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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

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Staying in?
Florets and beans are on the scene with the recipe for Roasted Cauliflower and Spiced Chickpeas Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing. Olive oil and fresh herbs are the open sesame for a taste adventure.

Do you have a recipe to share with the community? Send it to us, along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory if you have one, to

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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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:
Andrew Phillips
Ladyfest returns for 7th year
The annual musical fundraiser Ladyfest, founded by Kelly Feirtag and Rose Guerin, is set for this weekend. The event raises funds and awareness for Connect to End Violence, a program by M.V. Community Services that aims to combat domestic and sexual violence through education, advocacy, and services for victims. This year’s concert lineup includes a variety of artists with genres spanning from pop to rock to soul. Learn more here.

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