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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Another $50 Million
The Steamship Authority can officially borrow another $50 million dollars. The Steamship’s debt ceiling hasn’t increased since 2014, when it was raised to $100 million. The latest 50 percent increase, SSA officials say, will help with the purchase of a fourth freight vessel. They say that they are currently under the debt limit, but future projects will require more borrowing. Read our coverage here. Also, the Steamship was down a boat for at least today because of a covid case. Read that story here.
Little Red Schoolhouse
Students from the former one-room, Gay Head School — now the Aquinnah library — gathered at town hall this week to reminisce about the old days. We heard from one student who remembered that each row of students was a different grade; others remember not so fondly the transition down to Tisbury. Read more here.

Paddling for a cause
A paddleboarder that’s traveled from South Carolina is on the final leg of his trip to Martha’s Vineyard. This isn’t the first time he’s traversed much of the Eastern Seaboard on just his board. He paddled to Nantucket the last two years, traveling some 600 miles. Nagler’s adventure wraps up Monday, if all goes according to plan. All this to bring attention and donations to Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. Read more here.
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Quote of the Day
“It’s an important part of the world, where I have a close, visceral connection to the water and the people there.”
— Long-distance paddleboarder Adam Nagler on fundraising for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services

Hot Topic Comment
Frank Brunelle comments on Beach Road Weekend’s plan to manage noise levels: “It was foolishness on part of the select board to agree to this concert at that location and to agree to the type of sound system and volume to begin with. People love the idea of the concert. But it is time to move it to an appropriate venue.”

Hot Topic Letter
Susan Wasserman writes to us about another successful West Tisbury Library book sale: “Generous book donors provide the fuel for this giant community recycling effort. We would not be able to stage or enjoy the success we have without the almost 50 volunteers who sort books all year long and swelter through the July setup to organize and run the sale. Proceeds support the W.T. library, and we are all very grateful. A huge, heartfelt thank-you to all.”
Today: I’m going with live music today. The Oak Bluffs library hosts its Summer Lawn Series with the Jaywalkers playing tonight. Bring beach chairs and blankets and enjoy the show. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

There’s nothing quite like Oak Bluffs on a summer night. If I could handle the crowds, I’d wander around a bit and make my way to the Ritz to listen to Mike Mok and the Em-Tones. 8 pm. –C.B.
If you hurry, there are still some tickets available for the Livingston Taylor Concert at the Old Whaling Church. It’s a summer tradition. 8 pm. –C.B.

Movies! Check out what's playing 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.

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Staying in?
It’s not the weekend yet, but you can’t go wrong with this list of summertime adult beverage recipes. We lean towards the Cucumber Lemon Martini. We’re sure you can find a way to make at least one of these recipes into a mocktail.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know these two thespians? 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.

Wednesday's contest answer:
Theo Nicks
‘Stitching Time,’ a social justice quilting project
The Mariposa Museum in Oak Bluffs recently opened a social justice quilting exhibit. The show highlights 20 quilts created by incarcerated men. The goal of the show is to inform viewers about people often forgotten about society, while discussing the history of the U.S. criminal justice system. Read more here.

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