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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
It all started with a typo, ok? On this day in 1839, the initials ok were first published in The Boston Morning Post. It was meant as an abbreviation for "oll korrect," which was popular slang misspelling of "all correct" at the time. Soon ok made its way into the American vernacular and we’re ok with it. Also, today is National Puppy Day. Do it Dave Plath, adopt a puppy! If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Housing crisis hits IHT
Telling us you have a housing crisis without telling us you have a housing crisis. On Tuesday, Island Housing Trust sent out an email blast looking for housing for a staff member. The nonprofit developer of affordable housing is in the same situation as a lot of businesses on the Island, unable to secure housing for key staff members. Editor George Brennan has this story.
Sail away
Oak Bluffs harbor master Todd Alexander will leave his position with the town at the beginning of July after 29 years. Alexander’s tenure with the town was praised by the select board. Alexander said he will stay on with the town during the busy summer season to help out his replacement. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story. Meanwhile, the Aquinnah select board also met and dipped their toes into the water of the MVRHS funding debate. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo tell us how they’re leaning.

Hold everything
Two committees met on Tuesday about the tower erected in Menemsha for surveillance cameras and voted to recommend the project be put on hold. Chilmark select board member Warren Doty was at the meeting and will officially report back to his board next week. (We think they will have already read about it.) Essentially, the boards got more negative feedback about the tower and concrete base. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the story.
No meetings are scheduled for Thursday.
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Quote of the Day
"I think it’s worth trying. You know there’s not total overlap of conservation and board of health, but there’s significant overlap. You know, a lot of our goals are the same — to clean up the water, reduce what’s going into it."–Oak Bluffs board of health member James Butterick on the decision to combine the positions of conservation and health agent

Hot Topic Comment
Shelley Chrisitiansen commented on the latest issues with Beach Road. "I have lost count of Beach Road debacles in the last 12 months alone. Next?"

Hot Topic Letter
Ellen Miller wrote to point out that calling someone a wash-ashore is insulting. "Most of the people whom you disparage as ‘wash-ashores’ have spent years of their lives planning and saving, and making real sacrifices, to be able to move here. And when we do, we actively participate to support this place because we have chosen it as where we want to live because we love it."
Today: Jenny Allen and Mona Hennessy co-host the M.V. Playhouse’s Show Biz Trivia Night. It’s free, it’s fun, and you can win prizes. They had me at free. Join them. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

The Oak Bluffs library brings us a special program about "The Covid Monologues MV: Readings to Nourish, Inspire & Connect." Hear some readings from the book project and talk to its editors Jennifer Knight and Moira Silva. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Little Bird Music comes to Polly Hill Arboretum. Take the little ones to experience music in nature with Laura Jordan, Little Bird MV founder. They never had sweet things like this when I was growing up. I was on my own with my Easy-Bake Oven and my Mrs. Beasley doll. 10:30 am. –C.B.

Check out what’s playing this weekend at Island theaters here.

Throw a fit
"Gym equipment — stationary bike, free. Rowing machine, free. Treadmill, $25. 508-693-3986."

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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 Sweet Life Open year round! Serving dinner Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Featuring a pre-fixe 3 course dinner for $50 on Wednesdays!
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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Staying in?
We’ve been teasing Lucas Thors about this "Gentle Lentil" soup he made last weekend. It’s not the soup we’re wisecracking about, it’s his story title. We’ve experienced the aroma of the soup’s deliciousness first-hand so we’re sure it’s tasty.

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A chilling tribute
Island artist Richard Limber was inspired by a haunting photograph that accompanied a New York Times article covering the war in Ukraine. The picture was of a young girl, Alisa Perebyinis, who was killed along with her mother and sibling in a Russian mortar blast on the streets of Kyiv. Limber painted a large mural of Alisa as a young woman, with silhouettes of mortar rounds in the foreground — imagining a future she will never experience. He said painting the piece allowed him to wrestle with his thoughts and emotions surrounding the humanitarian tragedies that are ongoing in Ukraine. Read Gwyn McAllister’s story on Limber’s impetus for the mural. 
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