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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today is Flag Day, which recognizes the adoption of the flag by the Second Continental Congress in 1777. It’s also National Strawberry Shortcake Day. Flashback to when news intern JoJo Brennan shared her recipe. It’s all in the biscuit. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Stop & drop
A sidewalk in Vineyard Haven is closed and a portion of Stop & Shop used as a warehouse is marked as being closed through an order of the town. Turns out there are some structural issues that pose a danger to the public, according to the town’s building commissioner. He’s ordered the building either razed or repaired. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has the details.
Flag daze
It may be Flag Day, but at the select board meeting tonight in Oak Bluffs they won’t be talking about flags. According to the NAACP, the select board has refused to even consider a request to fly a Juneteenth flag on the town’s flagpole. Juneteenth, of course, is the new federal holiday. Reporters Abigail Rosen and Lucas Thors have this update.

Unhappy campers?
The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission has tapped the brakes, but not completely stopped any talk of a campground on Land Bank property. Commissioners were reacting to public comments made on the proposal that appeared on The Times website after the idea was considered at a meeting earlier this month. Some commissioners say they’re against the idea, but ultimately asked the Land Bank staff to fully study the idea and come back with recommendations. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.
The Dukes County Commission meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The West Tisbury select board meets at 4:30 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"[They] would have been better off if the word incident had been used, instead of accident."–Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe on the email sent to members of the Boathouse & Field Club in Edgartown after the corporation pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter

Hot Topic Comment
Valerie Soushek commented on the story about the Boathouse & Field Club’s response to its membership about pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter. "This was NO accident. It was 100% avoidable. Any employee who believes it was up to the little boy to put his swim floats on himself should never work in a pool setting or with little kids again. It is shameful for the Boathouse management to characterize this tragedy as an accident."

Hot Topic Letter
Lynn Ditchfield wrote in support of Island teachers. "Those who think that teachers work for just 10 months a year at 40 hours a week are misinformed. At my highest pay scale in the M.V. schools, I calculated my wage at under $10 an hour — year-round — considering the extra hours of preparation, working one-on-one with students and parents, advising afterschool activities, performances, domestic and international exchanges, study for proficiency, improvement, learning new technologies, maintaining certification, and keeping up to date with the art of teaching. As far as teacher retirement is concerned, yes, it is great to have a pension! However, to earn a good pension in Massachusetts, a teacher must work for 30 years and be at least 60 years old. How many of us do that?"
Today: Join one of my favorite people, Linsey Lee, at the M.V. Museum for "Gathering the Seeds" about her work capturing the oral history of the Island’s Jewish community. 5:30 pm.
–Connie Berry

Dr. Lorna Andrade and Jim Thomas get together for an online Author Talk: Interpreting U.S. Slave Songs about "A Guidebook for Young People Studying U.S. Slave Songs" via the Vineyard Haven library. 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Artists in residence at the Yard bring us a Dance Theater Workshop where you can turn movement into a story. This is worth being late to work tomorrow. How does George Brennan expect me to reach my full potential anyway? 10 am. –C.B.

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

Put a bounce in your step
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Dining out?

The Barn Open for lunch & dinner Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Bowling available Tuesday through Saturday at 5 pm. 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 from May 19th – October 22nd, 2022. Lunch served at the Poolside Grill. / 508-627-3663

Farm Neck Join us for your next dining outing at our newly renovated bar and café. We have beautiful scenic views from our indoor, and outdoor patio – exquisite menu options including daily seasonal specials, and an abundance of free parking. Lunch daily from 11 am to 5 pm, Dinner Thursday to Sunday 5 pm to 9 pm. Reservations accepted through Open Table or by phone 508-693-3560 ext 1

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Staying in?
Times’ freelancer Holly Nadler brought us the backstory to this cookbook, and she shared a recipe for Cool as a Cucumber Mousse from its pages. And yes, we’re happy to use the book cover in the Minute. Holly always makes us giggle.

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Good sports
It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how you play the game. Well, at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, the unified sports program is playing the game with good sportsmanship that’s been recognized by the MIAA. At a recent game on the Island, a representative of the MIAA traveled to the Vineyard to give an award to the unified track and field team. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has this story.

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