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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Healey visits Island
During the first part of her Island tour, Governor Maura Healey stopped at Health Imperatives in Tisbury — where she rallied for abortion access across the country. "It’s exactly the kind of place so many communities need," she said. Imperatives is expected to begin offering abortion access within "days." Check out a video of today's press conference and read more about Healey's visit here.
‘A unified effort’
The renovation and upgrade of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School is on a roll. After sweeping votes at town meeting to fund a feasibility study, a key state entity welcomed the project into its program. That could mean the state will reimburse towns nearly 40 percent of the costs. School officials say we’re still not close to the end of the MSBA process, but it’s a significant step. Read more here.
The Dershowitz show
There was a lot of drama and expectation when it was announced that Alan Dershowitz would be returning to the Chilmark library. We have a detailed look at what he talked about. Spoiler: it wasn’t all of the drama promised, but it was an interesting talk nonetheless, about life, death, and a large endorsement for organ donations. Read more here.
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Quote of the Day
"I cannot think of a voice that would not be relevant to hear from as we are considering changes to the town bylaws. There is not a voice I do not want to hear from."
— Oak Bluffs planning board chair Ewell Hopkins on potential zoning bylaw changes.

Hot Topic Comment
"Polly Hill is such a wonderful asset to the Island, I am most grateful and inspired at their dedication and achievements."
— Katy Upson comments on Polly Hill Arboretum adding two new houses for staff.

Hot Topic Letter
Erin G. Cummings writes to us about the Comprehensive Cancer Survivorship Act: "The passage of a bill like this is crucial in ensuring that long-term survivors like me receive medical care well beyond the day that they are pronounced ‘cured.’ Many of us will struggle for years with life-threatening illnesses that are a direct result of our earlier cancer treatments. Without the continued surveillance of our clinicians, we will most certainly suffer needlessly."
Today: Big apologies to everyone who turned up at the Edgartown library to go on a bird watch/walk the other day. It was an event requiring registration, and someone (you might guess who) neglected to give you that info. Lesson learned. You can show up virtually tonight though, for Chef Look Cooks Waffle and Sauerkraut Reuben Burgers. I would totally eat that. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

I’m recommending this one based entirely on the name of the event: Book Talk with Garri Saganenko: "180 Pounds of Poet Meat." This has to be good. West Tisbury library. 5 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: I’m a sucker for the Vineyard Antique and Flea Market. They’ve got art, jewelry, maps, vintage clothing, rugs, and a whole lot more at the Grange Hall. 9 am to 3 pm. –C.B.

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

Tickle some ivories
"Kawai upright console piano and bench in good condition, well maintained. Looking to rehome. FREE. 508-560-2970."

Click here for more finds in our Classifieds section.
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 at 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and brunch 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays. Live music on Thursdays.

The Dunes Open for the season! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.

Click here for more details and specials

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Staying in?
What does a creamy dish of pasta have to do with a large bunch of ivory-colored unique flowers? Find out with the recipe for Plant-based Macaroni and Cheese, shared by Katie Cerulle.

On newsstands and online: the early season issue of Edible Vineyard magazine. Read about food equity on the Island, a tale of two restaurants, how local farms raise chickens, seasonal recipes, and more.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this woman? 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:
Sara Fogg
A little help from my friends
On June 30, the historic Tabernacle will welcome a group of acclaimed musicians to raise money for Island Elderly Housing, an organization that works to house the elderly and disabled. Kate Taylor, Chadwick Stokes, and Willy Mason are among those slated to perform. In the words of fundraising team member Laurie David, "It’s going to be a special night." Get more information about this one-night-only event here.
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