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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1957, two teenagers named John Lennon and Paul McCartney – you may have heard of them — were introduced by mutual friends. It’s also International kissing day. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: Granary Gallery

New Art arriving daily. Open 7 days a week. A warm welcome awaits you.
Who’s paying?
The Town of Edgartown and the Trustees of Reservations are disputing who will have to pay for needed repairs to the Dyke Bridge, which could cost over $4 million dollars. The bridge is in need of renovations after a number of powerful storms. Read our coverage here.
Field moratorium dangled
The Oak Bluffs Board of Health gave a reminder that it can implement a moratorium on synthetic athletic fields in town. If used, the moratorium could halt plans for a synthetic turf field at MVRHS, even if the school committee wins its lawsuit against the Oak Bluffs Planning Board. For now, the board of health plans to wait and see. Read more here.

Speech on the Beach
Islanders gathered at Inkwell Beach on the Fourth for the annual reading of Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” The famous speech was written before the end of slavery, what one participant in Tuesday’s event called the greatest speech ever written in the country. Read our coverage here.
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Quote of the Day
“It all comes from my exposure to sailing from him. . . My dad and I still talk about sailing all the time.”
— Rob Douglas Jr. on reclaiming his title as the fastest kitesurfer over one nautical mile.

Hot Topic Comment
Henry Hale commented on our brief about Wednesday’s ‘missing’ kayaker: “As an emergency responder, we frequently get calls for kayak’s or Stand Up Paddleboards which are found unattended. We work alongside the Coast Guard searching and usually the owner is safe at home. I urge everyone with a kayak, SUP or small boat to write your name, address and phone number conspicuously on the boat. It could save countless resources from making a lengthy and expensive search.”

Hot Topic Letter
Harriet Bernstein writes to us about a recent rescue on Chilmark’s Lucy Vincent Beach: “Kudos, thanks, admiration, gratefulness goes out to all involved both on land and sea. A cooperative team and some strong swimming skills on everyone’s part — even on the gentleman’s part —saved the day.”
Today: Looking for a cheap-but-fun date night? Grab your honey and head to Edgartown, a very walkable place, to see Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish at Music in the Square. It happens in the courtyard by the Eisenhauer Gallery. Free. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

The Edgartown library hosts a “By My Side” Film Discussion with Michael Collins. The film is an intimate portrait of three veterans suffering from PTSD, something experts say around 20 percent of those who served in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars experience. We should learn more. Free. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Love this one: Family Fishing off the Oak Bluffs Pier. Bring the kids for a fun (and free) time. The Oak Bluffs library provides supplies and a little help with librarian Jonathan. 10 am to noon. –C.B.

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

Tumble dry
“Free Electric Dryer. Whirlpool Cabrio. Newer drum rollers. Recent drum belt and tension pulley. Located in O.B. Call or text. Pete, 781-254-8210.”

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

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Staying in?
Stop and eat the flowers with a gourmet cook's recipe for Pasta with Zucchini Blossoms, shared by West Tisbury town columnist Hermine Hull a few summers ago.

Do you have a recipe for a main meal, side dish, snack, dessert, or beverage? We would love to share it with the community. Email it to, and include a photo of your final creation and a brief backstory if you have one.

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.

Wednesday's contest answer:
Judith Frazer

Boats come to life
Martha’s Vineyard Museum has a new exhibit called the “The Perfect Craft: Wooden Boat Building, Then and Now.” The exhibit is chock full of captivating art, elegant models, engaging historic images, fascinating oral histories, and full-size boats that bring to life the ways in which Island boat builders have, for centuries, worked their magic to create vessels of beauty and function. Read more here.
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