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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Juneteenth Jubilee
The Oak Bluffs’ Union Chapel welcomed a big crowd Saturday afternoon for the second annual Juneteenth Jubilee. The crowd heard from the town’s police chief and the Vineyard’s NAACP President, and learned about the history of The Cottagers, Inc., an all-female nonprofit organization. Not to mention, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones was the featured speaker. Check out more about the event here.
Menemsha fish boom
The Menemsha dock recently received a new gin boom, a crane that helps fishermen move heavy loads off of their boats. The boom was funded by a major vodka company in partnership with local nonprofit Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust. In addition to the gin boom, MVFPT’s Community Seafood Program received funding as well. Read more here.

Celebrating 5 years
The Times has produced another video special on a Vineyard Haven businesswoman celebrating five years since the release of her online Black business guide. It’s only the third year that India Rose has published a printed version, which was inspired by the success of the online publication. Check out the video here.

The Aquinnah Select Board meets at 4 pm Wednesday. In person at Aquinnah town offices. Here is the

The Dukes County Commissioners meet at 4 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
"Juneteenth means spreading Black love, joy and freedom… sharing the passion of feeding your people and providing nourishment for the soul."
— Chef Kevin King on what the NAACP’s "Taste of Juneteenth" event means to him.

Hot Topic Comment
"The issue is whether a taxpayer funded library is constitutionally entitled to cancel a speaker because of who he represented. I think that allowing such cancellation would establish a dangerous precedent. So I’m glad that despite the demands for censorship by Laurie David and some others, the library offered a compromise so that people can decide for themselves whether to listen to the speaker this coming Tuesday."
— Alan Dershowitz comments on a letter questioning whether speaking at a public library is a constitutional right.

Hot Topic Letter
Ellen T. Miller writes in response to the 25-person attendance limit on Alan Dershowitz’s library appearance: "It is fair and reasonable to limit the audience of anyone whose presence has historically been disruptive. I’m sure if any other speaker provokes the violent threats and uncivil behavior which your appearances have generated in the past then the Library will impose the same restrictions on them."
Today: The Vineyard Conservation Society invites everyone to its annual meeting at the Grange Hall. Congratulate executive director Brendan O’Neill on his retirement after 38 years of leadership, and learn more about sustainability. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

The Oak Bluffs library hosts a Juneteenth Potluck with recipes from the cookbook "Watermelon and Red Birds" by Nicole A. Taylor, the first cookbook to celebrate Juneteenth. 5:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I don’t pay much attention to birds, but when I do stop to notice I think they're beautiful. Take a Bird Excursion with Robert Culbert. He’ll take you to his favorite avian hotspots in Edgartown. Meet at the library. 4 pm. –C.B.

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

What’s cooking?
"Vintage Revere-Ware Copper-Bottoms. Excellent condition -- 10" Skillet, Two 2-QT Sauce pans w/ one double boiler insert. 3/4-Qt saucepan. All with lids. - 508-687-9510- $100."

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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 at 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday, and brunch 11 am to 3 pm on Sundays. Live music on Thursdays.


The Dunes Open for the season! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.
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Staying in?
Here's a recipe from way back when: Beets and Blue Cheese Risotto, shared by chef Dan Sauer after winning the Island’s first Wild Food Challenge.

For more stories that celebrate local food, farming, and the community, visit Edible Vineyard.

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Email your answer to, and let us know which day you are guessing about. For previous Do You Knows? see our archive.

Friday's contest answer:
Susan Wilson
Tasting Juneteenth
Hibiscus quesadillas, red snapper tacos, and fresh corn polenta. That sounds amazing. Those were some of the standout dishes from the Vineyard of NAACP’s second annual Taste of Juneteenth held over the holiday weekend. As one chef told us: "Juneteenth means spreading Black love, joy, and freedom." Get the sights here.

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