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On this day in 2019, the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby began with a teary-eyed speech from Derby president John Custer, honoring the legacy of Ed Jerome, who led the annual event for decades. It was also the last year striped bass were considered an eligible species in the competition (they were banned due to a moratorium necessitated by their dwindling population). Make sure to wear your windbreaker or raincoat if you plan on fishing tonight, or maybe just sit this one out. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Lee approaches
Hurricane Lee is getting closer to the Island, and local officials are telling people to prepare for it. The category 1 hurricane is expected to cause strong winds and flood conditions. The stormy conditions will begin this evening, so stay inside and remember to have water! Get the details here.
An Oak Bluffs resident has filed a petition against the Oak Bluffs Select Board’s approval of AT&T electrical equipment on a utility pole within a residential area. That approval was given despite some residents voicing concerns about the addition. The appeal was filed with Dukes County Superior Court. Read more here.
ArtCliff is coming back
After a lengthy hiatus, ArtCliff is making its return to Tisbury. The local diner will offer the stuff residents love, but a few changes are also in the works. Get the details here.
The Edgartown Select Board meets at 4 pm on Monday. In person at Edgartown Town Hall with remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Up-Island Regional School Committee meets at 6 pm on Monday. In person at West Tisbury School with remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"There were months where it was upsetting, there were months where I was happy, and months where I was ready to get the next boat off…It was nice to see people and know that they cared, but some people were under the impression that I’ve been on vacation for two years, which wasn’t the case."
— ArtCliff Diner owner Gina Stanley on the restaurant's two-year hiatus and upcoming reopening

Hot Topic Comment
Jim Ventry commented on our story about the storm currently bearing down on the Vineyard: "The US Navy’s FNMOC wave prediction website is the most accurate source when it comes to forecasting sea conditions. The current model runs show a SE swell in the range of 5-9 feet over the next 48 hours. Once the storm itself reaches our local waters the wind will be from the north and there is not enough fetch on a north wind for waves in the 10-15 foot range to develop."

Hot Topic Letter
Toni Kauffman wrote that the Island community won’t be intimidated by hate: "In the past and still today, our Island legacy of perseverance, culture, economic sustenance, and many other contributions by native/indigenous, Black and brown people, cannot be erased by the hanging of racist signs."
Today: Start off the Rosh Hashanah celebration tonight at the Hebrew Center with Rabbi Broitman and music by Rabbi Jonathan Lipnick, Deborah Strauss, Eric Johnson, and Anthony Esposito. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Zoning for Affordable Housing: Model Bylaw Workshop, with Christine Madore of Mass Housing Partnership. The MVC brings us this Zoom opportunity. 6:30 pm. –C.B.
This weekend: I’ve got my ears plugged right now, saying "la la la la la" and pretending there will be no bad weather on Saturday. With that in mind, check out free American 6 Wicket Croquet lessons at the Robinson Road rec area in Edgartown. 9 am. Peaked Hill Yoga offers a great option for those who need to work on that aging body. (I won’t mention names.) Virtual. 9 am. Search for boats, anchors, lighthouses, and other maritime-themed pictures around the Children's Room at the Oak Bluffs library on this Maritime Scavenger Hunt. 10 am to 4:30 pm. Bring the kids and join my pal Emily for Stories and Songs at the Vineyard Haven library. 10:30 am. The Oak Bluffs library hosts a reception for artist Ksenia Meleshko's show, "Silenced Voice of Vincent Van Gogh." 2 pm. The West Tisbury library hosts a reception for Paul Doherty’s splendid photo exhibit that’s up throughout September. 3 pm. Tibetan Singing Bowls for the Ever-changing Times We Are Living In is presented by the Chilmark library. I like the sound of that. 4 pm. Barn Bowl & Bistro hosts a Pop-up Paint Studio event. No prior experience necessary. 6 pm. –C.B.

On Sunday, MVBLM will host a silent reflection and sharing at 9:30 am at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs. Also in O.B., the Open Market takes place from 10 am to 2 pm. They have great stuff to check out. Tivoli Day festivities on Circuit Ave. in Oak Bluffs will take place on their Sunday, Sept. 17, rain date. It’s lots of fun and I hope to go. 10 am to 6 pm. The 21st Annual NAACP MV 5K George V. Tankard Jr. Memorial Road Race/Walk starts from Ocean Park at 11 am on Sunday, moved from its original Saturday date. Try something I’m awful at: Ice Skating public session at the M.V. Ice Arena. 12 pm. Come to an open clinic and discover how to write a successful grant, ask questions, and learn about the application process for the M.V. Cultural Council grants at the West Tisbury library. 1 pm. Let’s just leave this weekend at that. I need to go buy more water. –C.B.

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

For a rainy day
"COOKBOOKS (Morning Glory Farm, Barefoot Contessa etc.), GAMES (Pictionary, Scrabble, etc.), NEW kids music set (xylophone, tambourine, etc.), white picture frames. Text 339-203-0249."

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 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?
Butternut Squash Gnocchi, Sage and Walnut Pesto, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Pumpkin Sauce, Roasted Squash and Bananas, Roasted Corn, Leeks, and Island Crab Soup, Chickweed Pesto, and Spaghetti Squash and Black Bean Tacos with Feta. Inspired yet? These are some of the Seasonal Recipes from Island Chefs, shared by Joyce Wagner when the chefs participated in a past M.V. Food and Wine Festival, which is returning next month. See you there!

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this singer? 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.

Thursday's contest answer:
Yvette Rigaud

‘Jaws’ unhinged
Ian Shaw, Robert’s son, has taken the "Jaws" story to Broadway with "The Shark is Broken." Playing now at the Golden Theater in Manhattan, the play features the three main characters who are waiting aboard a replica of the Orca while the malfunctioning shark is repaired. The co-stars of the film (Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, and Roy Scheider) act out in ways that emulate their cinematic characters, leading to a good dose of comedy. Ian Shaw plays his dad, and looks amazingly like him. Gwyn McAllister tells the story here.

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