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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Although Aquinnah made a big splash by zeroing out the high school budget, the town isn’t done yet. Aquinnah’s annual election takes place tonight, and although there are no contested races, go out and vote! If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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New Art arriving daily. Open extended weekends. A warm welcome awaits you.
A proposed resolution
Leaders of the Oak Bluffs Planning Board and the MVRHS school committee say that a possible settlement over the synthetic turf field lawsuit is on the table. The details of that settlement haven’t been made public yet, for obvious reasons. But it’s the first time a proposal has been on the table over the course of this contentious issue. Both government bodies are meeting today — separately — to review. Read our coverage here.
Nitrogen overload
Tisbury officials are holding a public information session next week on nitrogen pollution and the effort to help protect the major watersheds in the town. That includes Tashmoo and the Lagoon. Nitrogen pollution in Tisbury — and much of the Island — is caused by septic systems. Get the details here.

The owner of an Oak Bluffs property is going through the courts to demolish the building in order to build eight workforce housing units. But the lawsuit hit a snag this month, and the property continues to be an eyesore. We talk with the owner about the lengths he needs to go to get the project approved. Read the story here.
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Authentic and lovely Vineyard homestead on over 6 acres with hedgerow borders and stone walls, this is a special and storied piece of Island history. The sweeping views over farm fields are stunning, filling the windows with light and with the beauty of this natural rural landscape as it has been for hundreds of years. The 1700s post-and-beam home was originally a "high double house," and it became a three-quarter house with an ell in the 1800s. It retains some original features, like wainscoting and ancient wide-plank floors. The sturdy barn, which was moved to the property in the early 1900s, is ready for it's next chapter as a work barn again, or a recreational space, studio, or entertaining spot. This antique Chilmark home awaits its rejuvenation. The property can support an additional house. Property is being sold AS IS.
Quote of the Day
Oak Bluffs select board member Emma Green-Beach said before voting to approve a new flag policy: The five select board members "can’t always know all the things the community wants collectively. We must also rely on the community telling us what they want, and how they want their representatives or government to represent them."

Hot Topic Comment
John Packer comments on our coverage of Aquinnah Town Meeting: "Pretty sad referendum on the confidence of the up island community in our superintendent and high school principal. They both tell the up island voters that zeroing the budget will hurt kids. But up island voters know better they zero the budget anyways."

Hot Topic Letter
Peter Palches of Oak Bluffs writes to us about the membership of the MVRHS school committee: "Maybe I’m dreaming but possibly directly electing representatives to the MVRHS board would entail some very healthy and  helpful discussions,  connecting voters all over the Island to their wonderful MVRHS, whatever type of field these young people get to play on."
Today: The MV Table Tennis Club meets today from 5 to 8 pm for a rousing table tennis tournament. Players of all ages and abilities can attend — just head on down to the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School cafeteria and get your game on.

Bodhi Path Buddhist Center in West Tisbury hosts an evening meditation from 6 to 7 pm. Sessions are available both in person and online via Zoom. Click the website link for more information.
Tomorrow: Gather up the kids and head to the West Tisbury library tomorrow for child-centered music time with singer/songwriter Maryse Smith. Instruments will be provided, but folks can bring their own if they wish. Make sure to get there right at 10:30 am, when the event starts — you don’t want to miss the fun. Free event.

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

A family that camps together…
"Calling All Campers. 2 adult sleeping bags $25/each. 1 child sleeping bag $20. All in like new condition. 561-629-3726."

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

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Staying in?
If you fancy a one-dish meal using local seafood, try the recipe for Spicy Scallops and Pasta. Be sure to also catch the two most important tips to preparing scallops, or you may end up with something that's better for bouncing than eating.

Does your family have a fun recipe to share? Send it to us, along with a photo of the dish and a brief backstory if you have one, to

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this woman? 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.

Wednesday's contest answer:
Warren Doty, newly retired select board member from Chilmark

The M.V. Concert Series has a fantastic lineup. We’re talking the hilarious David Sedaris, classic songwriter Dave Mason — the guy who wrote "Feelin’ Alright," made famous by Joe Cocker — and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Jorma Kaukonen (think Jefferson Airplane). Don’t count out local favorites: Crooked Coast and Livingston Taylor. Read all about it here.
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