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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Trustees beach plan
Over a year after the Trustees of Reservations deep-sixed their proposed management plan for its Chappy beaches, the conservation organization has come back with a new one. The Trustees says that the public’s pushback on last year’s proposed policies have helped to form a more palatable — and balanced –- plan for managing Island beaches. Here’s that story.
More trees in O.B.
A new group is starting a fundraising campaign to plant more trees in Oak Bluffs’ parks. It is modeled after state and national tree steward programs, where volunteers plant and care for trees under the guidance of local governments. Initial parks targeted include Niantic, Nashawena, and Weslyan Parks. Read more here.

Town, family addressing dedication
Aquinnah is working with Widdiss family members to address the family's concerns of insufficient invitations and planning for the public dedication of an affordable housing development. The groundbreaking of the Carl Widdiss Way Apartments last week honored the late, longtime Aquinnah housing advocate and well-known local figure. Read that story here.
No meetings Monday (Labor Day). Meanwhile, on Tuesday …

The Edgartown Select Board meets on Tuesday at 4 pm. At Edgartown Town Hall with remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Tisbury Planning Board jointly meets with the Tisbury Master Plan Steering Committee at 5:30 pm. At Martha’s Vineyard Museum with remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
“I’ve had dog problems sometimes … I don’t have what it takes to shoot, but would you consider keeping a shotgun in your truck if you had to intercept a dog?”
— Land Bank commission chair and Chilmark representative Pamela Goff, who is also a farmer, on possibly arming Land Bank officials to protect goats from dog attacks

Hot Topic Comment
“Aquinnah is not alone. All Martha’s Vineyard towns have a significant non-migratory Canada goose problem. The average goose produces about a pound of droppings daily. These droppings are a significant source of bacterial contamination and nitrogen loading in island waterbodies, affecting shellfish and water quality.”
— Nelson Sigelman comments on our coverage of Canada geese leading to shellfishing closures in Aquinnah

Hot Topic Letter
“This incident was, of course, a small gesture. But in this world of meanness, cruelty and selfishness, I’ll take even a modicum of kindness and generosity.
— Ted Jochsberger writes to us about a rare and special moment at this year’s Agricultural Fair

Today: Discover the power of your imagination with the Magic: The Gathering Gaming Club at Oak Bluffs library, 6 pm.

To experience magic through music, head over to the Milokan Cultural Center in Chilmark for a concert by Jazz Pianist Yayoi Ikawa, 7 pm.
This weekend: On Saturday, check out the M.V. Surfcasters Annual Used Tackle Sale at MVRHS, 8 am - 1 pm. For a leisurely start to the day, log into Zoom for Peaked Hill Yoga, 9 am. If you'd like some fresh, local food, head over to the West Tisbury Farmers Market at the Agricultural Hall, 9 am - 12 pm. While you're at the market, you can stop by the Vineyard Artisans Festival, 10 am - 5 pm. Don't miss the last Arts District Stroll of the season, Oak Bluffs, 4 - 7 pm, including a Galaxy Gallery Art Reception for Island artists over age 80, 4 pm. At night, enjoy the M.V. Jazz and Blues Summerfest at Union Chapel, 6:30 pm.

On Sunday, join others in the community to experience The Power of Song with Roberta Kirn, Unitarian Universalist Society, in person or online, 10 am. To find special gifts for yourself and others, stop by the Simon Gallery in Chilmark, 11 am - 4 pm. Get your toes tapping at the family-friendly M.V. Sound Fest at The Cove, 2 - 10 pm. For music by the sea, enjoy Sundays in the Park Concert, Oak Bluffs, 5:30 pm. The tunes continue at night with Sunday at Sea: Music and Storytelling, with Mark Alan Lovewell and Molly Conole, in person at Federated Church or online, 8 pm. Remember to check the lineup for the M.V. International Film Festival, which begins on Tuesday at 4 pm with "Golden Years." Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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

Sleep on it
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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 Sweet Life Open year-round! Serving dinner daily at 5:30 pm. @sweet_life_mv

The Dunes Open for the season! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.

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Staying in?
Gather those cukes and have a Ball with the recipes for Refrigerator Pickles and Pickling Spice, shared by Sheila Ben David over a decade ago. It's a big dill to be all bottled up. The solution? It may be a tad sour to swallow, but sweetness goes a long way.

On newsstands and online: the In Season issue of Edible Vineyard.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this person? 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.

Thursday's contest answer:
Deborah Knight
Finding love
Lynda Cohen Loigman takes readers back in time in her novel “The Matchmaker’s Gift,” which tells the story of two characters. One starts as a 10-year-old shadchan, or matchmaker, that connects people to their partners. The other story follows the granddaughter, who turns out to be a divorce lawyer. Read our review of the book here.

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