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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1884, the first roller coaster opened in Brooklyn, New York, and it’s been quite a ride ever since. Today is National Fudge Day. That’s a good reason to visit Murdick’s Fudge, as if we need a good reason other than it’s delicious. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Smiles all around
The Island will have a dental clinic again by the fall of 2023 thanks to a generous grant by MVYouth. The nonprofit has provided $500,000 toward the clinic. There will still be some private fundraising, but that’s a huge boost to the Island Health Care project. It will be the first time a dental clinic has been available since the hospital closed its facility in 2020. Editor George Brennan has the details.
Hold the food (trucks)
West Tisbury’s ongoing food truck talk continued on Wednesday. The select board rejected a request by World Market to have a food truck at their event saying by consensus that they won’t take any new requests while the food truck policy is pending. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this update.

Beach cleanup
The Dukes County Commission is apologizing for the state that Eastville Point Beach is in after the family that conveyed the property to the town and, ultimately, the county, complained. Most recently the property has been used as a staging area for the Beach Road project in Oak Bluffs. Also, find out how the commissioners handled flying the Juneteenth flag. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
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Exquisitely maintained and charming main house, guest house (built in 2006), barn and 3-car garage are all in perfect, move-in condition. Located in the heart of West Tisbury, off a private, paved lane, the stunning oak post-and-beam main house and other handsome buildings are spacious and bright with all rooms enjoying high or vaulted celings. Flanked by woods and green spaces, which add to the sense of rural beauty and privacy, the 3-acre property is minutes from Alley's General Store, Sepiessa/Tisbury Great Pond, Long Point Beach and the bike paths.

Quote of the Day
"That’s an insinuation that we did something illegal, and we’re trying to cover it up. This is specific, intentional, and deliberate."–Oak Bluffs town administrator Deborah Potter complaining about a discussion by the finance committee about her holding dual roles for the town

Hot Topic Comment
Susanna Sturgis commented on the decision by the Oak Bluffs select board not to put the request to fly the Juneteenth flag on the board’s agenda. "An ad hoc committee has been meeting to consider changes to the flag policy. Among other things, it is looking at the flag policies of other municipalities. This takes time, but since Juneteenth was coming up fast, it made sense to submit a request to fly the Juneteenth flag June 17 through 20, when Juneteenth events are taking place in Oak Bluffs and elsewhere on the island. But Ryan Ruley, selectboard chair, refused to even put the request on the agenda. What was he afraid of?"

Hot Topic Letter
Abigail Higgins wrote to say we’re failing to learn from the history of our neighbors on Cape Cod. "Our near neighbors on the Cape suffer from the effects of toxic water contamination from former Otis AFB. By now, elevated 'cancer-cluster' risk, mortality statistics, bottled water — and suffering — are facts of life in Cape towns due to the loss of water quality."
Today: Totally all about this. I remember a few years’ past when this fun event happened. Well, it’s happening again — The Yard’s Pride Dance Party at Nomans. If you see your Times’ friends there, be sure to say hello. 5:30 to 8:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Mike Benjamin and the Keepers play at Music in the Square at the Eisenhauer Gallery in Edgartown. I find this event to be a great way to embarrass your children by dancing in public. 6 to 8 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Join our friends at the M.V. Garden Club for Blooming Art this weekend. Work from Island artists paired with interpretive floral arrangements. 10 am to 5 pm. (And don’t forget to enter the first-ever Islandwide Garden Competition.) –C.B.

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

Eat this one up
"Dining table, wood, 62" x 40", with two 12" leaves. Heavy, but I can help you load it. $25. 401-330-6430."

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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 Dunes Welcome to The Dunes, Martha’s Vineyard’s Only Restaurant at South Beach! Enjoy casual, relaxed dining, refreshing sea breezes, and a fabulous ocean view. Visit us via our spectacular water taxi cruise from Edgartown. Serving breakfast and dinner from May 19th – October 22nd, 2022. Lunch served at the Poolside Grill. / 508-627-3663

Farm Neck Join us for your next dining outing at our newly renovated bar and café. We have beautiful scenic views from our indoor, and outdoor patio – exquisite menu options including daily seasonal specials, and an abundance of free parking. Lunch daily from 11 am to 5 pm, Dinner Thursday to Sunday 5 pm to 9 pm. Reservations accepted through Open Table or by phone 508-693-3560 ext 1

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Staying in?
Tina Miller tells us how to make a delish Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler in this In Season piece from our brand-new and beautiful Edible Vineyard website. And that Alison Shaw photo looks good enough to eat. You’re welcome.

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Love at first write
It’s a story of love, dedication, and triumph involving two gay men who must endure the trials of World War II along with the societial tribulations of being gay during that time period. The film "The Letter Men" recently debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, and it just so happens that born-and-raised Islander Mike Diaz was a producer on the film. Director of publications Connie Berry spoke with Diaz to hear about how he got into film production, and what role he played in making "The Letter Men." Read the compelling story here.

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