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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe was created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler. That’s pretty heady stuff. Today is also Denim Day and National Devil Dog Day. Sounds like a great combination. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: Bluedot Living

Making progress
In a story that has evolved over the past few days, the Oak Bluffs select board ultimately decided to fly the Progress Pride flag at Ocean Park through June 14 as a compromise. There had been some concern that the select board would introduce a new flag policy that would render the request moot. But after a lengthy discussion, the board agreed in a 4-1 vote to let it fly. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update.

Big day for housing bank?
Tonight could be the night that the housing bank legislation gets enough Island support to go to the state legislature. Chilmark voters are going to the polls today. On the ballot are four questions of significance, including the housing bank proposal, which needs four towns to offer full support before it can be sent to Beacon Hill. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the details. (We’ll have results on our website when they become available, but keep in mind that Chilmark does not use electronic machines to count votes.)

Jonathan Norton has been running cross country and track at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School for a few years. Now he’s taken on a new challenge running in competitions known as steeplechase. Jonathan recently qualified for a national race sponsored by Nike and will be competing in the event in June. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story, which includes a brief explanation of this sport.
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 7 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"I know two nurses that are moving off-Island because they can’t find houses. Young professionals like that aren’t coming shovel-ready to be able to build a house here. They need to have rentals for us to sustain these kinds of employees. And if we don’t have healthcare, we don’t have a community here because we can’t farm that out."–Dr. Aletheia Donahue, an internist at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, advocating for more rentals at Peaked Hill Pastures in Chilmark

Hot Topic Comment
David Hannon commented on a story about Oak Bluffs’ flag policy. "Right?! My dad (WWII vet) drilled us on proper flag handling and care. It would kill him to see the tattered flags flying everywhere…"

Hot Topic Letter
Reid and Moira Silva wrote to encourage Islanders to invite a Shark to live with them this summer. "Hosting has been a positive experience, and one we will repeat again this summer. All these guys need is a bed. My family can attest that host families and our entire community stand to gain so much in return."
Today: You may think quilting is for older folks, but let me tell you I made quite a snazzy quilt when I was in college. Granted, I didn’t date much, but that was one nice quilt. Join the M.V. Modern Quilt Guild, when it meets at 6 at the West Tisbury library. C.B.

The M.V. Film Center hosts "The Book of Dust" broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theater. Just one of the many cool things that happen at the Film Center. And no, it’s not falling down. 7:30 pm. C.B.

Tomorrow: Polly Hill Arboretum hosts an interesting online event, Urban Trees Overcoming Adversity with Tree Diversity. Learn how towns on the Island can plan and plant while dealing with climate change. 5 pm. C.B.

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

Keep Fido contained
"New Wireless Dog Fence Pet safe. $400 value, selling for $95. 508-314-2422."

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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!
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Staying in?

Want to impress the kids? Try making this IGI recipe for
Chickpea Flour Cinnamon Maple Crackers. They sound just sweet enough to win them over. Besides, making your own crackers sounds pretty impressive to us, and it wins for best use of bean flour (because that really is a contest . . . someplace).

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The best things in life are free
Say goodbye to the guilt of impulse buys as you peruse the books, shoes, handbags, and other hidden treasures inside the Dumptique in West Tisbury. Director of publications Connie Berry says in her recent story that the little no-pay thrift store is like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re going to find. So leave your wallet at home, grab your old clothes, housewares, or other knick knacks that you no longer use, and bring them over to the Dumptique for another person to enjoy, then pick something up for yourself.
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