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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
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Downward dogged
An early-morning yoga program at Inkwell Beach has been kicked off the sand until it can obtain a special permit from the Oak Bluffs parks and recreation commission. That prompted a meeting of the parks commission to be inundated with folks supporting the use of the beach by the yoga group. No decision was made on the permit, which will be on the commission’s agenda Aug. 8. Reporter Abigail Rosen has this story.
Buckle up
The Tisbury School Building Committee was urged to "buckle up" on Monday as the school renovation and rebuilding project gets underway in earnest. Meanwhile the select board is seeking an exemption from having to send an additional funding request back to voters at the polls. (The measure will have to go to voters at town meeting, however.) The modular classrooms are in place, but not ready for occupancy, and the school gym is coming down in September. Editor George Brennan and intern Natalie Aymond have this story.

Streak of luck
An Edgartown woman has quite a tale to tell after returning a lease car to a Dartmouth dealership and then jumping on a fast ferry to Nantucket accidentally. It could have turned into a four-hour ordeal if not for the kind-hearted captain and crew of the SeaStreak fast ferry out of New Bedford. Hearing about Elizabeth "Bess" Stone’s plight, the captain decided to make a slight detour into Oak Bluffs to drop her off. News intern Natalie Aymond spoke to everyone involved and has the story. You can read Stone’s firsthand account in her Letter to the Editor here.
The Tisbury select board meets 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
"Among many things, despite its 22,000 year-round residents and more than 100,000 seasonal residents and guests, Martha’s Vineyard is a super tight knit community, it is an intimate, caring, and compassionate slice of the world."
–Beth Folcarelli, CEO of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, on the Possible Dreams auction

Hot Topic Comment
Katie Lane commented on the petition for a late-night ferry. "I’m skeptical about how much this will help when the Cape is currently suffering from its own shortage of workers within the same industries. I also feel bad for the residents of Woods Hole. They already put up with Island-related noise at inconvenient hours."

Hot Topic Letter
State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, wrote with an update from Beacon Hill. "We are all tied to the ocean, and we must return to the sea to save our planet from the devastation of climate change. In the spring, the House passed groundbreaking offshore wind legislation that is a commitment to future generations to drive out fossil fuels. Included in that bill was our 'community empowerment' legislation that allows cities, towns, and private companies to directly contract with offshore wind companies."
Today: I’m pretty sure we don’t have many more of these performances left. "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" at the Tisbury Amphitheater, directed by MJ Bruder Munafo. Fun cast of locals. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

Jemima James performs with Willy Mason, Lexie Roth, and Josh Campbell opening for Sierra Hull and Della Mae at the Loft tonight. I’d love to go, and this one happens before my bedtime. 8 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Why didn’t anyone tell me there are Free Noon Concerts on Wednesdays at Union Chapel? There’s a possibility George Brennan was keeping this from me because I’m not allowed to leave the building on Wednesdays. Johnny Hoy and Delanie Pickering play tomorrow. –C.B.

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

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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 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.
We are now serving breakfast daily from 8 am to 10:30 am, lunch daily from 11:30 am to 5 pm and dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 pm to 9pm. Call 508/693/3560 for reservations or visit

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Staying in?
Even though Anna Nesser has recipes for Three Summer Dips in her story, this does not mean that you’re allowed to double dip or triple dip. Try Black Bean Dip, Mango Salsa, and Guacamole. You’re welcome for the threefer.

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The time is write
Are you counting down the days until Islanders Write? It’s fast approaching, and there are so many opportunities to hear from writers of all kinds. The event kicks off on Saturday, July 30, at 7:30 pm with filmmaker Doug Liman, who recently went to Ukraine and spent time with soldiers and civilians caught in the conflict, along with journalist Joshua Hammer, whose article "Ukraine’s Last Chance Brigade" was published in the latest GQ. Countless other heavy-hitting writers will present throughout the free community event. Read Islanders Write founder Kate Feiffer’s wrap-up of all the fun and informative sessions here.

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