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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: The Barn Bowl & Bistro

The Polly Hill Arboretum will celebrate 25 years of public entry on Saturday. The green space was born in the 1950s when horticulturalist Polly Hill planted her first tree there. Since then, the property has grown to 75 acres of various trees and plants. Read more about the arboretum’s history and future here.
HBCU Art Fest
A Texas-based nonprofit for Black creatives announced its upcoming arts festival. HBCU Arts provides HBCU students and alumni with tools to further their careers in artistic industries. The HBCU Arts Festival will have quilting, a panel discussion and a masterclass. Get more details here.
No Coast Guard
It’s still unclear what happened to the Sankaty last Thursday when the freight vessel drifted away from the Woods Hole terminal and ran into a dock. The Port Council got a few new details this morning, but any substantial information will have to wait until after a Steamship review, according to officials. Meantime, the Coast Guard will not investigate. Read why not here.

The Dukes County Commission meets at 4 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The West Tisbury Select Board meets at 4:30 pm at West Tisbury Town Hall. Remote access available. Here is the agenda.

The Oak Bluffs Wastewater Commission meets at 3 pm Wednesday. Remote access is available. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"It’s been a challenging summer, to say the least."
— Geoff Freeman on the stranded passengers at the airport.

Hot Topic Comment
"I have no problem with private money being used. In fact, many public entities apply for grants from private organizations. The issue is anonymous donors in my view."
— Beatrice Phear comments on our editorial about the school using private funding for the turf lawsuit.

Hot Topic Letter
Mary Jane McKee writes to us about being stranded overnight at the airport due to weather: "I love Martha’s Vineyard and have been there for the better part of 82 years. But it’s time to realize that these storms are not unusual anymore. Martha’s Vineyard has to have a shelter situation for sleeping, food facilities that are functioning and people who can oversee a crisis and work on solutions."
Today: Finally, snacks before yoga. Join YogiJay for Sunflower Salutations Yoga at the FARM Institute. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

I always think of this happening in the off-season. Open Mic Night at Island Music is a fun (and free) thing to do. Just sign up to play. 6 pm. –C.B.

"Give Me Shelter," literally. Hit up this two-day curated art sale with a cause. Proceeds benefit Harbor Homes, the Island’s homeless prevention program. At the Grange. 10 am to 5 pm. –C.B.

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

Music to your ears
"Free upright piano. 508-560-1214."

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

Restaurant owners: Are you open? Let our readers know, and support local journalism while doing so!

Contact to discuss promoting your dining specials with the MV Times.

Staying in?
Feeling like you really want to get into the spirit? You really want to show your summer guests a great time? Try Tina Miller’s delicious ideas for a Summer Clam Boil. And don’t forget we’re free most evenings.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this man? 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.

Monday's contest answer: Charlie Tucker
This Was Then: Jane Wamsley
Jane Wamsley was a Wampanoag woman and Baptist preacher. Her family appears in Chappaquiddick records from before the Revolutionary era. In 1869, she opposed Massachusetts citizenship, steadfast in her desire to be "let alone." Read more of her story here.
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