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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1974, the first extraterrestrial message was sent from Earth into space. Still waiting for that reply. It’s also National Typewriter Day. Boy, has the newsroom been quieter without former reporter Rich Saltzberg’s clickety-clacking. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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The developers of the Stone Bank property got an earful from the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for making adjustments to the property without approval. Commissioners agreed they were mostly pretty small, but, added up, they had changed the project significantly. Some commissioners said it showed disrespect to their process, while others said the changes were "pretty innocent." Read more here.
Housing for teachers
School administrators have been talking with the Island Housing Trust about working together to provide housing for teachers. There has been a site identified in West Tisbury that could house up to eight teachers. An Island school committee reviewed the proposal yesterday, and say they are interested, given the need. Read more here.

Vlog on La Amistad
The Martha’s Vineyard Times has produced an unfiltered video journey of life on board the Amistad, which was in town over the Juneteenth weekend. We show the sleeping quarters of the crew, sit down for interviews about the symbolism of the ship, and learn a little about its history. The boat is a replica of a slave ship that was taken over by a rebellion about 200 years ago. Watch the video here.
The Edgartown select board meets at Town Hall at 4 pm Monday. Remote viewing available. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"It’s a beautiful facility, it’s a welcoming facility and it’s exactly the kind of place so many communities need."
— Governor Maura Healey during her visit to Health Imperatives.

Hot Topic Comment
"I am a criminal defense attorney. The issue is not guilt or innocence in Dershowitz’s case. It is choosing to represent Donald Trump and claiming he is above the law and ignoring the very serious collateral consequences for our country and constitution.
Everyone deserves a defense, but the claim that he is above the law is anti-democratic."
— Mimi Brill on Alan Dershowitz’s return at the Chilmark library.

Hot Topic Letter
Ed Zephir writes to us with praise for the Town of Oak Bluffs and their staff: "We have operated in Oak Bluffs since 1930. We are proud of our history with the Town and value our relationship. The OB DPW ( Rich Combra and Team), The Fire and Police Departments, The Board of Health, The Conservation Commission, and many other Town Departments have always been there for us and we appreciate that. Thanks for the partnership!"
Today: My weather app says we’re OK to try the M.V. Playhouse’s "The Campaign that Failed" at the Tisbury amphitheater (also on Saturday). It’s a reimagined account from Mark Twain’s satirical take on his two-week stint fighting in the Civil War. Not recommended for children. Tickets on their website. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Willy Mason plays upstairs at the Grange Hall, part of Circuit Arts' collaboration with MVY Radio. It’s pay what you can for tickets, but you do need to get them. His latest lyrics stick with you: "You can’t kill me … I’m already dead." I love that song, and so did the Irish Times. 7 pm. –C.B.
This weekend: Let’s kick off Saturday with Movement, Breathwork, and Meditation at the Aquinnah library. 9 am. I feel better already. The Trustees offer a Wildfires and Burnings Stars Hike at Wasque. Sign up is needed. 9 am. The M.V. Community Greenhouse in Oak Bluffs has a Plant Sale going on. 10 am to 2 pm. Celebrate Festa Junina, the Brazilian Harvest Festival, with kids’ activities, farm animals, folk dancing, and delicious local snacks by Sweet Bites. Free. Farm Institute. 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. I might mosey on over to CB Stark Jewelers in Vineyard Haven to enjoy their renovations and new artwork by Margot Datz. And I heard someone say raffles. 12 to 4 pm. All ages love this event: The West Tisbury library hosts its fourth annual Archaeology ID Day. Bring any artifacts you may have discovered for expert identification and discussion. On hand for the event will be archaeologists Jill Bouck, Richard Burt, Bill Moody, James Richardson, Duncan Caldwell, and paleontologist Fred Hotchkiss. 1 to 3 pm. The M.V. Film Center hosts its Filmusic Festival and "Concert for George" is screening. It’s been remastered and features Eric Clapton, Dhani Harrison, Tom Petty and many more. 4 pm. –C.B.

On Sunday, enjoy Summer Service at the Tabernacle. The MVCMA invites everyone to join them with a variety of ministers this summer. 9:30 am. Old Sculpin on Dock Street in Edgartown is open and features an exhibit with Deb Hiatt, Judy Shubert, and Victor Pisini. It’s a great (and historic) gallery. 10 am. Oak Bluffs Open Market is up and running. Lots to look over—handmade jewelry, crafts, flowers, food, and live music. You can’t miss it when you head into town. 10 am to 2 pm. Tad and Maria lead the instruction at the M.V. Ballroom Dancing group, and this time it’s the rhumba. Go ahead. You don’t have to have a partner to try it. At the Unitarian Universalist Society in Vineyard Haven. 7 pm. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to sleeping in this weekend. –C.B.

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

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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 at 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and brunch 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays. Live music on Thursdays.


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Staying in?
A rustic, colorful, open-face tart was spotted around town... wait a Minute, this is the recipe section... what we really mean is that it's a good time to enjoy a delicious Berry Crostata, straight from the current issue of Edible Vineyard magazine. Be sure to pick up some ice cream or a whipped topping to go with this seasonal delight.

Send us a recipe! We would love to share it with the community. Email it to, and include a brief backstory and a photo of your final creation.

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Do you know these two actors? 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.

Thursday's contest answer:
Marla Blakely

What does the owner of the Indianapolis Colts have to do with Martha’s Vineyard? Jim Irsay has a vast collection of collectable items, including an Atlantic Charter signed by Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, a saddle used during the 1973 Triple Crown, and an 1865 War Department wanted poster for John Wilkes Booth. Find out what that has to do with the Carnegie in Edgartown here.
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