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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 2019, Island students made picket signs and posters to prepare for a global climate strike to protest worldwide inaction on climate change and advocate for immediate policy change. Students from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, the West Tisbury School, and members of Plastic Free MV made their way to New York and Boston to take part in the large-scale protests. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Lee doesn't leave much impact
Although the Island prepped for heavy impact from Lee, the storm’s weakened strength and eastward trajectory brought little damage. Some Islanders did experience power outages during the storm. Weather conditions like strong winds and waves also broke some tree limbs and caused coastal erosion. Here are the details.
Elder Services granted support
Two local organizations dedicated to providing services to Vineyard seniors have been awarded federal funding through the region’s aging agency, Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands. M.V. Center for Living and M.V. Community Services are two of 13 organizations that have been awarded $130,000 in community federal grants that will go toward transportation and health assessments for the Island’s older adult population. More on that here.

MV v DeSantis event reveals details
A sold-out screening of "Martha’s Vineyard v DeSantis" at M.V. Film Center was followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers, Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, immigration attorney Rachel Self, executive director of Lawyers for Civil Rights, Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, and Lisa Belcastro of Harbor Homes. Read about the screening and the latest news on the migrant case here.

The Aquinnah Select Board meets at 5 pm on Tuesday. In-person at Aquinnah Town Offices. Here is the

The Edgartown Planning Board meets at 5:30 pm on Tuesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"The Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation is proud to recognize Juli’s tireless efforts to support community well-being, and her outstanding ability to blend creativity, tradition, and innovation into a harmonious whole."
— Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation leadership on picking Juli Vanderhoop as the recipient of the
40th annual Creative Living Award

Hot Topic Comment
Tom Kowalski comments on our story about improper shellfish tagging: "Oysters must be farmed from clean & Cold waters And iced immediately!! I’m only eating cooked Oysters during the hot summer season!"

Hot Topic Letter
Tom Pallas writes to us about untended greenery by public walkways: "I got sick and tired of having to step into traffic to walk from Five Corners to Sweet Bites because A-A Island Auto Rental on the corner doesn’t tend its bushes, so yesterday I took matters into my own hands. Somebody owes me $50."
Today: Add a little excitement to your Monday with Bingo at the American Legion Hall in Vineyard Haven. You may not think "adventure" when you think of covering numbers on a piece of paper, but you’ll think again if the numbers align. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

The Edgartown library hosts author Erica Cirino as she talks about her book "Thicker Than Water: The Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis." Time to figure this one out, so let’s see what the first steps could be. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The M.V. Garden Club brings us awardwinning Heirloom Gardener John Forti. He’s also part of Slow Food USA. Check it out at the Old Mill. 12:30 pm. –C.B.

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

Nap time
"Toddler bed and mattress $75 Small white tables $20; Small porch chairs $20; Tiny wooden chest $30; Exterior wall lockable fishing box $35. Call 339-203-0249."

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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?
Turnip a new leaf with the recipe for Pan-Sautéed Cape Turnip with Kale, by cookbook author Catherine Walthers. The featured vegetable has deep roots in southeastern Mass., particularly the Great Cape White, known to appear in the salty waters of soup pots around the Island.

For more stories that celebrate local food, farming, and the community, visit
Edible Vineyard, and look out for the Harvest Season issue next month.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this fisherman?

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Friday's contest answer:
Michele Holland
A meeting of creatives
Vineyard mystery writer Cynthia Riggs and writer Valerie Sonnenthal paid a visit to all-around creative Jackie Baer and her daughter, Gretchen Baer. Cynthia and Jackie, both in their 90s, said they didn’t recall meeting in all their time living here, but bonded immediately around their shared passions. The two became fast friends, and Sonnenthal had a great time writing about the experience.

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