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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today is National Waffle Day and National Peach Pie Day. We could go either way on which one is the better option. Also, the mere mention of waffles has us longing for the day Art Cliff Diner returns. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Big hearts at Big Bridge
On Tuesday evening, family, friends and community members came together to pay tribute to the two brothers — Tavaris and Tavaughn Bulgin — who died after jumping from Big Bridge. Those in attendance heard from a family friend, as well as Rev. Stephen Harding. There were also members of the Island’s public safety community, who were so involved in the search for the two brothers, on hand. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story and a video of those in attendance singing a gospel hymn.
Case on hold
The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, under some significant pressure from the leaseholders, has dropped its lawsuits against the Oak Bluffs planning board and zoning board. In an email to The Times on Wednesday, board president Andrew Patch announced the reversal citing the association’s long-standing relationship with the town. At issue were the conditions put on proposed renovations of the Tabernacle. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this update.

Oh my, WiFi
Are folks showing up at the Oak Bluffs library in the middle of night with the sole purpose of using the free WiFi? The select board thinks so and that it may be disrupting a residential neighborhood. But library officials say they don’t want to see restrictions put on the free access allowed to the public. The debate will continue at a future meeting. Meanwhile, the board was also charged up about the use of charging stations for electric vehicles. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the details.


The Oak Buffs select board meets at 5 pm Thursday at town hall. Here is the agenda.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 7 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"If you vote no, you need another project. I know that’s not going to be popular with a lot of people but that’s literally how the committee works."–Michael Watts, Tisbury School Building Committee chair, on what happens if the vote at town meeting fails.

Hot Topic Comment
Frank Brunelle commented on the climate action plan released by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. "Looking forward to reading the plan. Hopefully there will be a baseline to compare future effectiveness of the plan."

Hot Topic Letter
Tom Pallas took matters into his own hands with clipping some branches that were blocking signs for the Town Hall Annex and the Park and Ride. "Please take a moment to ask if a humble taxpayer might get in hot water for theft of service, or for pruning without a license. You can donate to my defense fund via PayPallas. It’s non-tax deductible."
Today: Matt Pelkin, M.V. Atlas of Life program director and fabulous MVT columnist, shares highlights of MVAL’s new website where you can share your own sightings of flora and fauna, along with learning more about Island nature. Polly Hill Arboretum. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Speaking of nature, try out this
Nature Yoga and Sunset Viewing at Wasque Beach on Chappy. Open yourself up to the beauty around you and let it restore your inner peace. I just made that last sentence up, but it sounds pretty spot-on. 5:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The P.A. Club hosts an Outdoor Summer Market on a few more Thursdays. Find the chocolate vendor. That’s my advice. And grab a beer and eat at Mo’s while you’re at it. More sound advice. 4 to 7 pm. –C.B.

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

Now you’re cooking
"Double decker cooking pot, Williams Sonoma 10-inch diameter x 8.5-inch stainless steel steamer. For corn, fish, etc. Excellent condition, $25. TEXT: 917-538-5049."

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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 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 until October 22. Lunch served at the Poolside Grill. / 508-627-3663

Farm Neck Come check out Farm Neck's newly renovated Cafe, patio and bar!
Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating with open air views of our championship golf course and ample TVs in the bar area.
We are now serving breakfast daily from 8 am to 10:30 am, lunch daily from 11:30 am to 5 pm and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
Production wizard Nicole Jackson takes a walk down memory lane in this sweet Dine story that includes her recipe for Classic Taco Dip. She says it may lead to some double-dipping, so be on the lookout if you bring it to a potluck.
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Tuesday’s answer:
Adriana Ignacio

Have a ball on Chappy
There’s a hidden gem nestled on North Neck Road on Chappaquiddick — a small, sequestered golf course known for its extensive history, beautiful greens, and relaxed rules — the Royal and Ancient Chappaquiddick Links. All it takes is one visit to this unique golf course to see why it has such a strong following. Head on over to Chappy, kick off your shoes (literally, shoes are optional on the course), and enjoy as many rounds of golf as you want. Read assistant features editor Lucas Thors’ story on the Chappy Links here.
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