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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1941, the Splendid Splinter became the last major league hitter to end the season with a batting average over .400. Ted Williams batted .406 that year. He got six hits in his final eight at bats in a double header to achieve that average. Amazing. It’s also National Good Neighbor Day. Why can’t this be every day? If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Some of the migrants who are now living at Joint Base Cape Cod returned to the Island over the weekend for a visit. Each of them has also been teamed with an attorney to help them navigate the immigration laws. And, despite the right-wing spin on the national level, the migrants and refugees from Venezuela continue to be welcomed both here and at the military base. Reporter Rich Saltzberg has this story.

State of housing
An affordable housing project on State Road in West Tisbury is on hold after a dispute between the contractor, South Mountain, and the affordable housing committee resulted in South Mountain stepping away from the project. Island Housing Trust, the developer, remains committed to the project, we’re told, but needs more time to find another contractor. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo has the update.

Chief concerns
Oak Bluffs Police Chief Jonathan Searle told the Oak Bluffs select board more needs to be done to attract and retain local candidates for the department because of the ongoing housing crisis. The board also heard feedback from neighbors of The Alley who complained about the noise at the Kennebec Avenue bar. Despite a lot of support from other businesses in O.B., the select board sided with the neighbors. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story. The board also hired a new shellfish constable. Here’s that story.
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Quote of the Day
"This moment also belongs to the teachers."
–Danielle ‘Dani’ Charbonneau during her acceptance speech as Massachusetts Teacher of the Year

Hot Topic Comment
Vicki Divoll responded to a comment on our story about newspaper ads that mocked the Island. "You do realize, I hope, that the First Amendment only protects speech against interference from the GOVERNMENT. Newspapers are private companies and they can and do, every single day, get to choose what they print. I assume these papers’ business offices think their bottom line will be enhanced by such ads? Maybe it will and maybe it won’t."

Hot Topic Letter
Marjorie Mason wrote a love letter to the Island community. "I have searched for words all week to describe this passion in my own heart amid so much sadness. Even after many years helping Harbor Homes develop supports for our own homeless population, this challenge has not eased. But this stunning event put together by our churches went a long way to empowering us through witness. I hope everyone felt as deeply loved and awakened as I did."
Today: Dee at the West Tisbury library leads Zoom sessions on the classics with Henry James’ "The Portrait of a Lady." (Speaking of classics, you can read my friend Geoff Currier’s terrific story about our own Jemima James here.) You’ll get the connection. 5 pm. –Connie Berry

Island Theatre Workshop presents its adaptation of the classic "Cinderella" at the PAC. I love live musical theater, although I’ve always found that stepmother a little scary. Lucas Thors wrote about the performance here. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: This is the perfect yoga scenario for someone like me. Valerie Sonnenthal (who is awesome) teaches Yoga Class at her Peaked Hill Studio, and this one helps "unwind chronic restrictions in the joints." And I can do it online, which means no one has to witness the scene except maybe my immediate family. Or our dog Scrappy. 4:30 pm. –C.B.

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

Nailed it
"New white baseboard trim @ 75 feet. $90. Text 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

Click here for more details and specials

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Staying in?
Jill of all Trades, Nicole Jackson, gives us this recipe for Lemon Butter Chicken made in a slow cooker. We feel strongly that anything prepared that way is worth waiting for.

If you'd like to share your own recipe, along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory, email us at . Also, look out for the next Edible Vineyard magazine, hitting newsstands in early October.

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Do you know this woman? Submit your best guess to within 24 hours and check the next Minute for the correct answer. That’s right, you asked and we listened. You won’t have to wait until the end of the month to find the answers. We’ll throw all winning guesses into a pot at the end of the month and someone will win their choice of a $100 Lift certificate to an Island business or $100 to go toward an Island charity of their choice. For previous Do You Knows, see our archive.

Tuesday’s contest answer:
Don Mohr

A new home for Garden Gate
For more than two decades, Garden Gate Child Development Center has been working with Featherstone Center for the Arts in a mutually beneficial partnership that provides opportunities for kids to engage deeply in artistic and creative expression. Now, Garden Gate is moving all their programming onto the Featherstone campus, and educators and families alike are extremely excited for the new development. Read assistant features editor and Garden Gate alumnus Lucas Thors’ story on a recent open house at the new location, and what folks are looking forward to.
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