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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
On this day in 1963, the Pro Football Hall of Fame opened in Canton, Ohio, and inducted its inaugural class. Tonight is also the real start of the NFL season with the Lions heading to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs. Maybe you have a future hall of famer in your fantasy team playing tonight. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: Field Gallery

New Art arriving daily. Open 7 days a week. A warm welcome awaits you.
Rising tides
With sea levels projected to rise between 1 and 6 feet in the next 100 years, the Island’s drinkable water source could be jeopardized by salt water intrusion. Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey are conducting research to better understand the Island’s groundwater systems. Read more about the study here.
More West Tisbury affordable housing?
West Tisbury is looking at potentially purchasing land for affordable housing. If successful, the town may see nine bedrooms worth of housing in the space. More work will be needed for this effort against the affordable housing crisis. Read more here.

On the move
Vineyard Wind has delivered the first turbine blades for its offshore wind project south of Martha’s Vineyard. The first shipment went out yesterday with three blades and three tower pieces, weighing over 1,500 tons. The developers had projected that the wind farm could start delivering power by October. Read more about how the actual turbines will come together here.
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Quote of the Day
"He didn’t say ‘approve the application.’ [The judge] said ‘work within these parameters,’ and we will work within these parameters."
— Oak Bluffs planning board chairman Ewell Hopkins on a land court judge’s ruling on the MVRHS proposed turf field

Hot Topic Comment
"Wish the school cared more about education than sports. Regardless of the field type the odds of any island kid going pro or even getting a good scholarship because they played on plastic is negligible."
— John Axel comments on a land court decision that ruled in favor of the schools’ turf field

Hot Topic Letter
"There are few other alternatives to SSA for the transport of people to the Island and there is no viable alternative for shipping supplies. For that reason, we wanted to express our point of view. If a viable alternative is presented we would welcome it, however none has been offered despite several years of studying the issue."
— Martha’s Vineyard Hospital president Denise Schepici on the hospital’s decision to support an early morning freight boat

Today: Take a Hike and Swim with the Trustees at Menemsha Hills. Beautiful sunset and the water is still warm. (I don’t know this personally as I spend most of my time at a desk or in a recliner shaped like a desk.) Meet 15 minutes before the hike, which starts at 6 pm. –Connie Berry

If you are looking for a faith-based recovery group, check out the Overcomers Outreach at the Red House. They offer support while overcoming addiction, compulsive behaviors, or codependency. 7:15 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: There are still art exhibits going on, so check them out now when you can better find parking. Old Sculpin, Center of Knowhere, Moore Family Gallery, and Featherstone are a few you can visit and enjoy tomorrow. All are open by noon. –C.B.

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

Have a sleepover
"QUEEN SOFA BED Denim blue with slipcover very good condition. 774-392-3511."

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 Tuesday through Sunday at 5:30 pm. @sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

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!

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Staying in?
Sugar and spice and all things nice come together in the recipe for Pear and Apple Crisp, shared by Tina Miller in an Edible Vineyard article about Joe Chapman's orchard. You can top off this seasonal dessert with ice cream or whipped cream...or go nuts and have both...and some chocolate chips...or maybe butterscotch chips...or peanut butter...or mini marshmallows...or caramel... wait, were we talking about fruit?

If you'd like to share a recipe with the community, send it to us at, and include a photo of the dish and a brief backstory if you have one.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this gym goer? 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:
Tony Rezendes, Sr.

On My Way: Riding the gravel trail
Some of the Island’s most notorious features are its entrancing collection of natural diversity and environmental scenes. Follow Jonathan Burke and his experience biking along the 25-mile "All Star All Gravel" ride from Quansoo Farm to Nat’s Farm. More than a trail, Burke finds new Island views and perspectives, growing physical and mental resilience, and a newfound sense of companionship along his journey. Find out more here.

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