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Today is National Great American Pot Pie Day. Flashback to our own Lucas Thors making a great American pot pie. This weekend we wish our Jewish friends shanah tovah as they celebrate Rosh Hashanah on Sunday from 5:30 to 6:45 pm at the Tabernacle. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Pressure mounts
Attorney General Merrick Garland is getting a lot of mail. On Friday, 46 members of Congress called on the U.S. Department of Justice to open an investigation into the transport of 50 migrants and refugees to Martha’s Vineyard. Earlier this week, the Island’s two representatives sent a similar request. Meanwhile, a former federal prosecutor has told The Times she sees kidnapping as the most likely charge. Editor George Brennan and Abigail Rosen have this story.
One week after they were busy caring for the 50 migrants and refugees, some of the volunteers gathered at a service at St. Andrew’s Church in Edgartown. The event was a chance for those who supported the relief efforts to join together and decompress about what they went through in a relaxed setting. Reporters Abigail Rosen and Rich Saltzberg were there and have this update.
Talking traffic
At the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, they had one of the quickest meetings in recent memory after several items were postponed. The commissioners did hold the continued public hearing for Meshacket Commons and discussed parking and traffic concerns. Executive director Adam Turner also gave an update on some staffing changes that are in the works. Editor George Brennan has this story.

The Edgartown select board meets Monday at 4 pm. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

Chilmark holds a special town meeting Monday at 7 pm at the Community Center. Here is the warrant.

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Quote of the Day
"I was very proud to be a Dukes County commissioner … I was very proud of our Island."
–Tristan Israel responding to the response of the Island community when migrants and refugees arrived unexpectedly

Hot Topic Comment
Katherine Scott commented on the Tisbury School funding saying that state funds could have been used for the funding. "They could have pursued a renovation and addition option with the MSBA. The town would now be in a very different place, financially."

Hot Topic Letter
Damien Kuffler wrote to raise concerns about the construction of a new terminal in Woods Hole. "Jim Malkin campaigned for his appointment by the Dukes County Commission with the slogan ‘boats before buildings.’ We continue to see only the opposite, to the detriment of Woods Hole village and the entire region."
Today: Circuit Arts gives us "After Yang," with a bonus book signing by associate producer and author Alexander Weinstein. His short story, "Saying Goodbye to Yang," is the basis for the film. We’re so lucky here. So many creative people. Grange Hall. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

And you’ll find more creative filmmakers showcased at the M.V. Film Center during the 25th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. (Continues throughout the weekend.) 7:30 pm. –C.B.
This weekend: Begin your Saturday morning with NAMI as they host the 5th Annual Darkness into Vineyard Light Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk beginning at sunrise on Saturday at Bend in the Road Beach. 5 am to 7 am. Need we say the M.V. Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is still going on?  Well it is, so get yourself out there anytime. The Mariposa Museum is a great resource on "American history experienced through a diversity lens and the creativity of artists, scholars, storytellers, and others who cherish Oak Bluffs' welcoming spirit." It’s a great place and it’s open 10 am to 6 pm. You’ve heard of touch a bus and touch a truck, well our Coast Guard is offering Touch a Boat at the Oak Bluffs library. It’s great for young kids. And maybe for me too. 11 am to 12 pm. Photographer Paul Doherty has an exhibit at the M.V. Playhouse. I love his work, and this time he focuses on reflections. 1 to 4 pm. I’m no chess player, but if I was, I’d go to the Chess Club gathering at the Oak Bluffs library. 2 to 3:45 pm. (It looks like Oak Bluffs has it going on this weekend.) The Island’s shellfish group hosts Aquarium Making at the Beach at Lagoon Pond. Take the kids. 3 to 4 pm. I really should go to this: Planning for Medicare Countdown to 65 at the West Tisbury library. I’m not going to tell you why. 3:30 pm. The recovery community Red House hosts Outdoor Movie Night. Snacks are a definite possibility. 7 pm. –C.B.

On Sunday, hit up Washington Park in Oak Bluffs for the Open Market. Tons of stuff to see there. 10 am to 2 pm. Join the Friends of Vineyard Haven Public Library for their 25th Annual 5k Run/Walk to benefit the library. The in-person option meets at the library at 10 am, and there’s a free half-mile fun run for kids that starts at 9:45 am. MV BLM meets at 10:30 am for a vigil honoring Black and Indigenous people harmed by police and/or the criminal justice system. Chilmark library. 10:30 am. See paintings and drawings of Island characters and landscapes covering six decades from Oak Bluffs Campground artist William Blakesley. (They’re pretty awesome.) Featherstone. 12 to 4 pm. Community Sing with song leader Roberta Kirn. All ages are welcome, and the singing is free. Tisbury Amphitheater. 5 pm. Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) services led by Rabbi Caryn Broitman, with Rabbi Jonathan Lipnick and musicians Cantor Jeff Warschauer, Deborah Strauss, Eric Johnson, and Anthony Esposito. Tabernacle. 5:30 pm. I’m booked solid this weekend, and that’s a rare occurrence. Hopefully I’ll be ready for Monday. –C.B.

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

Sink or swim
"New 30-inch, 2 door white wood sink base cabinet. Needs front top panel. $50. Txt 612-670-7143."

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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 through 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.
The Café will be open for lunch from 11 am to 5 pm daily and open for dinner Wednesday through Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
What’s your favorite allium? Ours is garlic, and this Harvest of the Month article explains exactly how to prepare Roasted Garlic. We recommend getting a giant loaf of French bread to spread the warm garlic on. And maybe grab a box of mints when you’re out getting the bread.

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Island light
There’s something unique about the quality of the sunlight on Martha’s Vineyard during a Menemsha sunset, or after a rainstorm, when the clouds disperse and shimmering rays shine through to gild everything they touch. Paul Doherty, an Island photographer with a passion for light and reflections, brings a new photo exhibition to the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse centered around these themes. Whether it’s the reflection of a mast on a sailboat, or the twisted light cast from hand-blown glass, Doherty knows just how to capture the image and enthrall the imagination. Read Abby Remer’s story on the artist's work here.
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