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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today is National Barbara Day, which celebrates those who bear the name. We just might be able to think of a few. . . It’s also National Daiquiri Day. So cheers to our two favorite MVT Barbaras! 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.

Filling missing links
Construction of West Tisbury’s upcoming Island Autism Center, a campus for autistic individuals and their families, is currently underway. The project, developed by nonprofit Island Autism Group, is planned to consist of a hub house, two shared four-bedroom houses for those who need 24/7 care, three two-bedroom cottages, a barn, and a farmstand. Nonprofit reps say the campus is projected to be completed by 2025. Here’s that story.
Jet flights
Boston MedFlight announced recently that it has added a new jet plane to its transportation fleet. MedFlight reps say that the addition will allow the nonprofit to transport patients who are severely injured or critically ill faster and more efficiently. Not only can the plane travel to most places in the country, but it is also capable of accommodating a patient's family member or escort — something that the organization’s helicopters can’t always do. Here’s that story.

Expanded preschool
State education officials visited the Vineyard Montessori School (VMS) on Tuesday. The visit emphasized the need for expanded early childhood education on the Island. VMS has 79 spaces, but a waiting list of over 130 children. Over the next few years, they plan to increase their capacity by more than 50 percent. Read more here.

The All-Island School Committee meets at 6 pm Thursday at the MVRHS library. Remote access is available. Here is the

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission meets at 6:30 pm Thursday at the Stone Building. Remote access is available. Here is the agenda.

The MVRHS Committee meets at 7 pm Thursday at the library. Remote access is available. Here is the agenda.

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Quote of the Day
“I think the government is going to have to play a role in protecting our coastline.”
— State Rep. Dylan Fernandes on
increasing beach conservation efforts and expanded beach access

Hot Topic Comment
Peter Pfluger commented on our story about Aquinnah’s negotiations regarding potential impacts of offshore wind: “If humans continues to burn fossil fuels and discourage the change to relatively harmless, alternative energies, all of the living things one our earth will certainly suffocate and die in the near future (with the exception of possibly the mighty cockroach). We all have to keep our eyes on the big picture and on the long run and choose wisely and with the entire planet in mind.”

Hot Topic Letter
Geraldine Moriarty writes to us about the current exhibits at Oak Buffs’ Mariposa Museum: “I was walking on Circuit Avenue this weekend and happened upon the Mariposa Museum. It is on the far end of Circuit Avenue, on the right side, before Sweet Life and the Thai restaurant. I am passing this info along because I was so impressed with this place.”
Today: Historian Bow Van Riper presents the History of the William Street Historic District at the Vineyard Haven library. He’ll share stories about the area, and you can enjoy light refreshments. Free. 6:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Hannah from the Oak Bluffs library is your host as you make your way upstairs at the Barn Bowl & Bistro for Board Games Night. I don’t have to tell you how much I love their mac ‘n cheese, only eclipsed by the Brussels and kale salad. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I’m thinking about skipping out and heading to Peaked Hill Studio for this Rev6 Level 1 Foundation Class. It says I can repair and rebuild my body and regenerate my nervous system, which means I can work on the one last nerve I have left. 10:30 am. –C.B.

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

Dive right in
“Free Above ground pool 22ftx5ft used 1 yr. Comes with everything and extra pool toys. 508-304-3629.”

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?
Potato salad, fried scup, beach cake, red currant pudding... these dishes are a part of the Summer Food Memories and Recipes that Vineyard friends shared with Pat Waring many years ago. Perhaps the best recipes in life are the ones you create yourself.

For more stories that celebrate local food, farming, and the community, visit Edible Vineyard, and look out for the In Season issue coming out this week.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

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Tuesday's contest answer:
Tim Carroll
Camp Jabberwocky: A place at the writing table
Nancy Aronie, Writing from the Heart columnist, hosted a writing workshop for Camp Jabberwocky campers. Nancy has one rule for her workshops: when someone reads their work, the other writers can only share what they loved about the piece. Read about Camp Jabberwocky’s writing workshop here.

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