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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1956, the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm collided off the coast of Nantucket. Flashback to 2019, when former Times reporter Brian Dowd told the story about his grandfather’s snap decision that led to a Pulitzer. Today is also National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. We’re ready and willing to celebrate. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Ferry tales?
A petition began circulating over the weekend seeking a late-night ferry between the Vineyard and Woods Hole for commuters in the restaurant and tourism industry on the Island. The petition was launched by Atria owner Christian Thornton, who told us he just wanted to get the conversation started because of the lack of housing for workers on the Island, particularly seasonal workers. There’s already been some pushback to the idea. Editor George Brennan has this story.
Stop the start
A lawsuit was filed by an abutter to the Stop & Shop expansion project in Edgartown calling for the project to be stopped because it no longer meets the conditions set by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. Indeed, there is a condition that required the project to start within two years, but an extension of that was approved by the MVC after the same abutter originally filed a lawsuit appealing the MVC decision. Reporter Abigail Rosen explains here.

Dream weavers
The Possible Dreams auction to benefit Martha’s Vineyard Community Services was back as a hybrid event this year and it did not disappoint. Once again, late-night host Seth Meyers was the master of ceremonies for the event and kept people laughing in the heat and humidity with some self-deprecating jokes about his wardrobe choice. Meanwhile, community services walked away with an impressive amount of money. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the story and photographer Jeremy Driesen has the pics.
The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4:30 pm Tuesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"I’m not an expert on the matter. I understand feasibility studies have to  happen. I’m recognizing the housing crisis and labor crisis and hoping we can start a dialogue to fix this situation." –Christian Thornton, owner of Atria, on why he launched a petition drive for a late-night ferry off the Island

Hot Topic Comment
While commenters were mostly hyper-focused on that latest Alan Dershowitz dust-up, there were quite a few comments about a proposed demolition before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. Here’s what people are saying, including Tim Hoyt: "I have been the caretaker for this home for the past 30 years. And guess who has been there the whole time? The Bristol family. And it was in their family long before that. They didn’t buy this house so that they could tear it down and make it their own. They have been living in this house as is and no one will ever know what that means unless you have experienced it."

Hot Topic Letter
Brian Hughes wrote about the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, which is suing the town, not showing appreciation for the town funding they recently received for a new roof. "On May 15, 2021, the generous citizens of Oak Bluffs gave the MVCMA $315,000 to help them fix the roof on their church (the Tabernacle). A mere 422 days later, they decided to sue Oak Bluffs. And not only are they suing Oak Bluffs, but they are asking the court, if they win, to have Oak Bluffs pay their attorney fees!"
Today: Join this Beginner Wheel Throwing ceramics class with Debbie Hale over at Featherstone. Students will learn various techniques to create forms on the potter’s wheel, as well as pottery studio basics. Sounds like fun to me. 4 to 6 pm. –Anna Nesser

Head to the M.V. Film Center for a showing of "Fire of Love", a film about two French volcanologists who fell in love and spent the rest of their lives chasing volcanoes, exploring the natural world and saving tens of thousands of lives in the process. A storm is brewing out there — stay cool and dry while watching this fascinating film. 7:30 pm. –A.N.
Tomorrow: The Field Gallery in West Tisbury is housing an art premiere for artists Jennifer Christy, Susie White, and Jennifer Brown. Check it out. 10 am to 5 pm. –A.N.

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

Coffee break
"Coffee Table 20" x 48", in very good condition. Maple colored. $15. 860-805-7206."

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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 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

Farm Neck Come check out Farm Neck's newly renovated Cafe, patio and bar!
Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating with open air views of our championship golf course and ample TVs in the bar area.
We are now serving breakfast daily from 8 am to 10:30 am, lunch daily from 11:30 am to 5 pm and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?

Beat the heat with a hydrating superfood that can be used in just about anything. Check the Summer Cucumber Recipes and Tips from Catherine Walthers, including icy drinks, Mediterranean salads, and chilled soups. Now you can be as cool as a cucumber.

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Art with sole
Some artists love to paint still-lifes, while others may prefer to capture a stunning natural landscape on canvas. Every artist’s inspiration is special, but Santiago Garcia of Uruguay gets his kicks by painting shoes. And he doesn’t paint just any shoes — Converse All Stars are his muse and the subject of many of his pieces. Garcia’s work is now on display at the Eisenhauer Gallery for all to view. Read Gwyn McAllister’s story on the art and the exhibit here.
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