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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1969, the Apollo Lunar orbiter module landed on the moon, and Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the moon’s surface. It’s also International Chess Day, so maybe stop by the new chess tables by Oak Bluffs Harbor. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Fringe Fest Bound
Drama students from the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School are going to Edinburgh, Scotland, to perform in the famous Fringe Fest. They’ll be among thousands of performers during the three-week August festival. Before they head out, there’s a sneak peek here in Tisbury. Get the details about the show here.
Federally charged
The Edgartown man who is accused of robbing Falmouth’s Rockland Trust bank at gunpoint in April has been charged with armed bank robbery in federal court. Feds say that the 40-year-old father of three, who allegedly walked into the bank on April 8 in disguise, threatened bank tellers with a bomb. Police say that he initially got away with around $20,000, but was later arrested on the Vineyard in May. Here’s that update.

Baby A
The first Island Alpaca baby boy of the season was born yesterday afternoon. Visitors will be able to suggest names for him. The farm is expecting three more cria this summer. Read more about the birth and watch our video here.

No meetings Friday. Enjoy your weekend!

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Quote of the Day
"The idea is not that people would necessarily stay here forever, but we would sort of ripple them out into the community depending on what their skills were."
— Island Autism Group co-founder Kate DeVane on the Island Autism Center, which would allow autistic people to work there and develop skills for future employment.

Hot Topic Comment
Bob Morris comments on the SSA keeping its controversial 5:30 am ferry: "It’s encouraging that the MVC expresses some understanding of those of us in Falmouth who are awakened by trucks headed to the ferry at 5 am or earlier. The letter from the hospital talks about employees and caregivers who must be on duty before 7 am but our problem is with trucks. Mr Davis’ reason for the 5:30 freight boat is the truckers want to start early. Is the injury to the health of residents of a host community to be balanced against truckers who want to start early?"

Hot Topic Letter
Island Health Care writes to us with thanks to the community for a recent fundraiser:
"We feel so fortunate that almost 1,000 people purchased tickets for the event. We also received donations before and after the concert. With the support of this wonderful community, we raised almost $80,000, and we are in awe and so humbled by this amazing experience."

Today: Live from the Grange: John Forté. The monthly concerts are in partnership with MVYRadio. Pay what you can. Maybe look under the sofa cushions and check your pockets because this will be a good one. 7 pm. –C.B.

Oh, to be young again. Drop the kids (ages 12 to 15) off at the Chilmark Community Center for DJ Cran’s Dance Party. Everyone’s welcome. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Cartoonist Ryan Barr leads a Cartooning Workshop for ages 11 to 18 at the Vineyard Haven library. Great option for younger ones. Free. Love our libraries. 3 pm. –C.B.

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

Take it easy
"Wrought Iron chaise lounge with cushion. $50 Matching Loveseat. And club chair with cushions. $10. 508-627-7238."

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?
If a batch of fruit-filled homemade treats sounds delicious for a tea party or summer picnic, check the recipe for the famous Hob Knob Blueberry Scones. It includes a special ingredient that gives a little extra kick.

Do you have a recipe to share with the community? Send it along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory to

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know her? 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:
Dean Wilbur

M.V. Rug Hookers: Getting hooked
West Tisbury library is currently exhibiting rugs crafted by M.V. Rug Hookers. The group, which has some 12 regulars, began around 2010. Members make rugs to give as gifts and commemorate births and marriages. The rugs are created by pulling wool through canvas, similar to needlepoint. Get more details about the Rug Hookers’ work here.

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