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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
It’s The Monkees’ drummer Micky Dolenz’s 78th birthday today, the only surviving member of the band. Hopefully he’s got a few more rides left on that Last Train to Clarksville. And we celebrate Barbara Dudley Davis and Irene Ziebarth today . . . because it’s National Proofreaders Day! If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: MV Film Society

At home you are surrounded by life’s distractions, inclined to pick up the phone or do the dishes. Escape reality for a few hours with a screening at The Film Center.
Enjoy cinema snacks and relax in one of our reclining chairs in front of the big screen.
Simply sit and immerse yourself. You’ve earned it.

Bids out for Roundabout
The Oak Bluffs select board approved the request for proposals for construction of the town’s North Bluff renovation project, which includes a new roundabout. Town officials say work is expected to begin in the fall, after Indigenous People’s Day. Read about that update here.
Town Elections
Towns Island-wide are gearing up for their annual elections. With a handful of municipal leaders stepping down, there’s a few newcomers hoping to fill those seats. There’s also a few contested races. Find more about who’s running for what in this update.

Aquinnah supporting affordable housing
The Vineyard is headed to Boston, and Aquinnah town employees can take a day to join the rally. The Aquinnah select board endorsed the "Martha Goes to Beacon Hill" event and board chair Juli Vanderhoop encouraged Islanders to go, especially with their children. Find out more here.

The up-Island regional school district committee meets at 8 am Thursday. Remote access. Here is the

The MV Airport Commission meets at 2 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Chilmark select board jointly meets with the finance advisory committee at 4 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 7 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"That was quite a while ago. . . We’ve had many meetings since then."
— Edgartown select board chair Margaret Serpa on how to
respond to open meeting law violations from 2015.

Hot Topic Comment
Gayle Stiller commented on the upcoming Oak Bluffs sculpture made by Island artist Jay Lagemann. "What a lovely addition to the town! Thank you Jay."

Hot Topic Letter
"I hope they do better in the future, and I hope that people who care to comment do a better job of fact-checking themselves."
— Don Keller
wrote regarding the MV Times comments section.

Today: Artist Paul Lazes always has interesting work. This time it’s his Cardboard Upcycle Exhibit at the M.V. Playhouse artspace. Check it out from 5 to 6 pm. –Connie Berry

I love this idea: The No Book Book Club meets at the Oak Bluffs library. No pressure to read a 400-pager, just a good discussion group about essays and short stories. 5:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Catch singer-songwriter Maryse Smith live at the Edgartown library. She has a new album out, so I bet she'll be playing tunes from it. I love live music, even though both my dancing and my singing aren’t pretty. 5:30 pm. –C.B.

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

Roll out the red carpet
"Wool Carpets $5 per square foot. Various sizes available! Designer quality. Samples can be provided upon request. Binding included. Call for info: 203-572-4360."

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 Wednesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Live music with Jeremy Berlin on Thursdays.
@sweet_life_mv 508/696/0200

Click here for more details and specials

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Contact to discuss promoting your dining specials with the MV Times.

Sing "On top of spaghetti / All covered with cheese... " as you try a new take on an old favorite with the recipe for Homemade Meatballs, shared by Nicole Jackson. Let's just say that we'll now have to stock up on barbecue rub for the Times kitchen...after we finish the campfire song...

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this man? Submit your best guess to within 24 hours and check the next Minute for the correct answer. 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:
Howard Wall
Happy Oral Health Month
To many peoples’ surprise, Martha’s Vineyard is considered a "level two rural community," a distinction shared with only 20 percent of the nation. With this designation, the Island experiences unique challenges surrounding healthcare access. The Dukes County Health Council wants folks to be aware of the ways they can receive dental care. One organization providing this invaluable service is Island Health Care, which gets a significant amount of grant funding from Martha’s Vineyard’s rural designation. Read all about these services and more here.

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