And what's for supper on Wednesday
 ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
Got a minute?
Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
As Pride Month comes to a close, it’s also important to remember the difficulties that took place prior to this month of the celebration being established. On this day in 1969, the Stonewall riots occurred in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar, and helped launch a gay rights movement. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
NOTE: This newsletter might be cut short by your email program. View it in full here.

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.

‘Taking away our beaches’
The Martha’s Vineyard Surfcasters Association is walking away from its decades-long collaboration with The Trustees of Reservations, after expressing concerns over The Trustees’ beach management and access policies. After thirty years of working side by side with the conservation organization, Surfcasters point to unwarranted changes in Trustees’ beach access guidelines, and a "lack of genuine collaboration with the fishermen and overall beachgoing community." Here’s that story.
Overdoses hit state record
2022 was a record year for opiate-related overdoses in Massachusetts, and Martha’s Vineyard — while not a record — was also high. Local and state officials we spoke to said this sad reality is not a surprise, and it underscores that the crisis is still very real. One of the options considered is an overdose prevention center. Read more here.

Steamship lawsuit
A seaman is suing the Steamship Authority over an injury he sustained while working aboard the Nantucket. The complaint alleges the SSA failed to keep a safe working environment on the ferry. Get the details here.

There doesn’t seem to be any meetings tomorrow. Enjoy your Thursday!

The MVTimes: Our reporting makes a difference
Journalism that matters, where you need it, when you need it. Want more?
Quote of the Day
"I’ve lived here on and off for most of my life, and I am still totally awestruck by it on a daily basis."
— New VCS executive director Samantha Look on
Martha’s Vineyard’s nature.

Hot Topic Comment
"This is about women and girls deciding when and if to continue a pregnancy, a human right where the primacy of the pregnant person is greater than that of an embryo or fetus. As always, though, so many men are convinced of their right to control women and their families. We don’t need you as religious or morality consultants. We will make this decision on our own, and in my experience the most common post-abortion reaction is relief, not regret."
— Jennie Driesen comments on the
governor visiting the Vineyard this past week.

Hot Topic Letter
Francine Agnoli writes to us about the Island’s emergency transportation system: "The Island is prone to frequent weather issues that make flight not an option. In these life-and-death cases, a ground alternative is needed, one originating on the Island, rather than one coming from off-Island, which necessitates additional time when time is of the essence. It is my hope the towns and the hospital will recognize this potentially dangerous deficiency, and work together to address it in the near future."
Today: After the week I’m having, I better sign up for this one: Online Group for Age 50+ Job Seekers. Happens virtually via the Edgartown library, but you do have to register. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

The M.V. Camp Meeting Association welcomes the Fairfield County Children’s Choir for a free performance at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs. 7 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: Nettie Kent and Colin Ruel invite you to an Opening Reception at the Ruel Gallery on Basin Road in Menemsha. They have new paintings, jewelry, and more. (Also includes refreshments, in case you wondered.) 4 to 7 pm. –C.B.

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

Everything but …
"42" stainless steel kitchen sink $100. Toilet $100, OBO. 508-693-7444."

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?
For a seasonal treat, check Morning Glory Farm's recipe for Strawberry Shortcakes. This classic summertime fare has a unique twist for the filling.

Does your family have a fun recipe to share with the community? 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 person? 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.

Tuesday's contest answer:
Jim Rogers
Rowin’ along
Rowing a boat can require a lot of effort and teamwork. Lucky for you, there’s a community on the Island who can show you the ropes if you’re interested. Meet the Martha’s Vineyard Rowing Club, who go out on their boats several times a week. Sounds like a fun way to get on the water and meet new friends! Find out more about the club here.

We sent you The Minute because you gave us your email address at an Islanders Write or Islanders Read the Classics event (or at the Ag Fair), or you responded to an ad for The Minute and signed up on our website. The Minute will arrive Monday through Friday by the end of the workday, and features the day's news, important meetings and events, and even what to make for supper, along with some newsletter-only coupons and insider tips. We may produce special weekend editions and occasionally send you special offers from select advertisers. Got this forwarded from a friend? Sign up for yourself here. See past newsletters here.

Email Marketing by ActiveCampaign