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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Of all things, today is National Onion Day, a day to plant onions (we think you’re a little late on planting) and of course to eat onions. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Today's Minute is sponsored by: MV Concert Series

LIVE MUSIC ALL SUMMER LONG! Martha's Vineyard Concert Series features 13 bands and live events throughout the summer including The Allman Betts Band, Galactic, An Evening with David Sedaris and SO MUCH MORE!
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Fourth of July is here
The Edgartown select board finalized plans for the big day this year: the Fourth of July parade and the fireworks over the harbor. And, the board also brought back the Dock Dance Band, after a hiatus last year. It was a big hit for Edgartown residents on Tuesday nights, and after settling some conflicts, the town and band have a new plan. Read more here.
Housing for Edgartown?
Voters at the next town meeting in Edgartown will be voting on whether to purchase the old Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank headquarters. That’s after the governing board decided to go with the town’s request to purchase the Main Street property. Dukes County government had also put in a request for the property, but the Land Bank liked what Edgartown was offering more. Read our coverage here.

Possible Dreams
Possible Dreams, the annual fundraising auction for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, will be hosted by Seth Meyers for the fourth year in a row. The event will have over 40 items and experiences available. Highlights include a private screening with Jake Gyllenhaal, a shopping spree at Vineyard Vines, and a day on the set of the drama series "Yellowstone." Get more information here.

The Tisbury select board meets at 4 pm Wednesday. Remote access. Here is the

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s joint affordable housing group 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
"No one in this clinic fights alone."
— Registered nurse Sharon Spinney on
the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Cancer Center, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary.

Hot Topic Comment
James Klingensmith commented on our story about the potential collaboration among Island schools and Island Housing Trust to provide year-round housing to Vineyard teachers: "I commend the IHT and Jordi’s leadership toward providing and finding ways to provide affordable housing on the Vineyard. Whether it is for working families in general, the Schools, whoever, it is imperative that the island community begins to realize we have a housing crisis for all island needs. Young, old, disabled, working or retired and to support our needs we need island housing that is affordable."

Hot Topic Letter
James Glavin filed this letter from Aquinnah: "It’s lonely being the last remaining passing zone between the Gay Head cliffs and Quansoo, after the street painters obliterated all my kin and ken this spring. Crawling down the state highway, their yellow squirter-sled callously erased all remnants of my brethren."
Today: American Sign Language Open Practice Group meets at the Oak Bluffs library. I’ve always wanted to learn ASL. I know a few signs, but not enough to have a conversation. You can drop in, no need to register. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Make your way to the Bodhi Path Buddhist Center for Group Meditation, or you can check it out on Zoom. See how easy they make it for you? 6 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I seriously need a trip to the West Tisbury Farmers Market, and this time I’m buying vegetables, not bread and chocolate. I swear. Ag Hall. 9 am to noon. –C.B.

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

Float your boat
"Two kayaks $100 each, Paddles $10 each. 508-627-0509."

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?
Chef Caleb Lara has your next cookout fully covered with the recipes for Chipotle Barbecue Sauce and Dry Spice Rub. Grill up the flavors and spread the joy.

If you have a summertime recipe to share with the community, send it to us at, along with a photo of the final creation and a brief backstory if you have one.

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.

Monday's contest answer:
Erika Davies
For writers, from Featherstone
Featherstone Center for the Arts will be hosting in-person literary workshops throughout the summer. Next week, University of Vermont English professor Emily Bernard will host a workshop on how to write honestly without blowing up personal relationships. Read more about upcoming workshops here.

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