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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Some inspiration to get you through your Monday: Some five decades ago today, a lunar rover with the Apollo 15 mission began exploring the moon. Also, says that tomorrow is the second of four supermoons this summer. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Local investigation
The Cape and Islands District Attorney announced that he will be investigating the flights of nearly 50 asylum seekers, mostly from Venezuela, to the Vineyard. D.A. Rob Galibois also pressed for the Department of Justice to investigate, echoing the statements of officials across the country. Read our coverage here.
Unexpected airport sleepover
Two flights were canceled at Martha’s Vineyard Airport on Saturday, stranding people on the Island. A combined effort by airport staff and local emergency personnel provided cots for the roughly 45 individuals who needed a place to sleep. Get the details here.

Howes that going?
The West Tisbury select board wants to stop and reset on the Howes House/Up-Island Council on Aging planning. It’s been two years of planning and progress has only been knocked back, to the frustration of some town officials. West Tisbury wants to regroup, possibly create a new building committee, and go out to the public to see what is wanted. Read more here.
The Chilmark Select Board meets at 5 pm Tuesday. In-person at Chilmark Town Hall. Here is the agenda.

The Oak Bluffs Affordable Housing Committee meets at 5 pm Tuesday. Remote access is available. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
"This project has taken so many left turns, it doesn’t know where it’s going."
— West Tisbury select board member Jessica Miller on the proposed renovation of Howes House

Hot Topic Comment
Joanne Lambert comments on the African American Heritage Trail honoring Robert and Shirley Graves: "This is so fantastic! Bob Graves worked with my father-in-law in Springfield MA at Package Machinery. When I first moved here, my husband went to the shop to meet him, and then he helped us out with a few tool repairs as we became new homeowners. So happy for his family to have this honor."

Hot Topic Letter
Liza Coogan writes to us about a local art sale that benefitted the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence: "Those of us in our older years hope for young blood to propel us forward, because the USA needs to show compassion and commitment to the children and women and men who are victims of gunfire, defying the NRA that promotes more and more gun sales. We are betting that every child asked what is their most fervent wish for this country would say, "Peace."
Today: There’s a certain beauty in the fact that Bingo happens on Monday nights at the American Legion in Vineyard Haven. The perfect way to start off the work week. You could be a winner. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

The 12th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Comedy Fest. This night of comedy is no joke. It’s made up of some of the best performers out there. Strand Theater in Oak Bluffs. 8 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I wish I could Play Kitchen and Store. It’d be a lot less painful than the real store these days. For ages 2 to 6 at the Oak Bluffs library. 10 am to noon.

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

If you build it …
"Cedar Shingles for sale: 3 bundles, new, grade "A" extra clear. Available for immediate pickup in Vineyard Haven. $500. Call Tom at: (508) 338-2360."

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 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.

Click here for more details and specials

Restaurant owners: Are you open? Let our readers know, and support local journalism while doing so!

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

Staying in?
You’ll want to try this Herbed Potato Salad not just because this Alison Shaw photo is so appealing, but also because it features a Dijon vinaigrette that’s out of this world. It’s the perfect dish to bring to a summer picnic.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this man? 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.

Friday's contest answer:
Alicia Agnoli

The "Give Me Shelter" art show will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. The show supports Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard, the umbrella organization for all Island homelessness prevention. The art show, which is in its third year, features a record three dozen artists. Get more details here.

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