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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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At home you are surrounded by life’s distractions, inclined to pick up the phone or do the dishes. Escape reality for a few hours with a screening at The Film Center.
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Celebrating 100 years
Bob Penney, an Islander and World War II veteran, celebrated his 100th birthday on Monday. Penney joined the Navy during his freshman year of college, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After the war, he returned to the Vineyard to work odd jobs before attending law school. A birthday card arrived, signed by President Joe Biden, reading "On behalf of a grateful nation, I send my best wishes to you on this special day." Read more here.
The cause of death for Tafari Campbell, personal chef to the Obama family, was released. A month ago, the 45-year-old Virginia man’s body was recovered from Edgartown Great Pond. Officials say the death has been ruled an accidental drowning. Get more details here.

‘Horrible reflection’
The Oak Bluffs select board approved a reality TV show to film some B rolls around town, albeit begrudgingly. More annoyed were residents of Oak Bluffs, some who hoped the town wouldn’t allow the producers to film again. If you see some film crews around in late August and in September, chances are it’s for "Summer House: Martha’s Vineyard." Read our coverage here.

No meetings. Enjoy your second to last Thursday in August.

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Hot Topic Comment
Tim Hoyt comments on the recent sighting of bubble net feeding whales: "I would like to see something like this someday. I have only seen two whales with my own eyes and that was 30 some years ago but I remember it being an amazing sight."

Hot Topic Letter
Weezie Gilpin writes to us about a stolen Ag Fair display: "I was also excited to pick up my entry this morning, along with my red ribbon and prize money. That feeling turned quickly to disappointment when I realized that someone had stolen four pieces of my "beach china," and several of my favorite tiny canary-yellow shells. Although I had thought of asking for space in one of the cases, I decided that fairgoers would respect others’ treasures displayed on a table. Sadly, I was wrong."
Today: The M.V. Museum hosts a Sol y Canto Concert with Rosi Amador and Brian Amador and their Latin music. It’s incredible. And the El Gato Grande taco truck will also make an appearance. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Not too many of these left this season: M.V. Camp Meeting Association’s Community Sing at the Tabernacle. Bring the whole family and let your voice shine. Besides, I find it sounds better when you blend it with others. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Just when I thought the free fun stuff was over, here comes the Aquinnah library with Meet the Artists Featured in "Vineyard Folk," a new book by Tamara Weiss and Amanda Benchley. Creatives share their thoughts on how they relate to this spectacular Island. Aquinnah town hall. 4 to 6 pm.

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

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Staying in?
If you've stocked up at a farmer's market or harvested vegetables, check Lynne Irons' Dilly Beans recipe and her tips on preserving the bounty of summer, as shared by Catherine Walthers a few years ago.

For more stories that celebrate local food, farming, and the community, visit
Edible Vineyard.

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Email your answer to, and let us know which day you are guessing about. For previous Do You Knows? see our archive.

Tuesday's contest answer:
Stephen Rose
A mythical beast
The West Tisbury Library now houses a wood-carved dragon sculpture. The carving was brought to life by sculptor Robert MacGregor 50 years ago. MacGregor explained that he used a mahogany beam that he had found by the Aquinnah Cliffs, and he didn’t sketch out a design – instead, he just started hacking at the wood. The sculpture, "The Wiley Old Worm Hisself," is on view at the library now. Read more here.

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