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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
It is here: Illumination Night, the Ag Fair, Oak Bluffs fireworks, and everything else. Stay safe in the next few days, but enjoy! 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.

B&G expansion
The Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club is looking to expand its facility due to an increased interest in the organization’s programs. After years of complex land swap deals and fundraising campaigns, Club reps hope that they can move through the tedious  permitting processes in time to break ground next spring. Here’s that story.
No ferry diversions
The Steamship Authority Board voted to delay the 8:30 pm boats from Oak Bluffs by 15 minutes per the request of the Town of Tisbury. The town cited public safety reasons for the request in relation to the Beach Road Weekend music festival. However, some board members were not thrilled about the request coming before them again. Other ferry schedule changes were announced because of the Falmouth Road Race and fireworks in Oak Bluffs as well. Read more here.

In the distance
Revolution Wind and the Town of Aquinnah have reached an agreement for mitigation funding over what is likely to be the closest offshore wind farm to the Island’s coast. It was also expected to have 100 turbines, but federal officials prefer that the developers shrink that down to 65. We also have a rendering of what the turbines could look like off the coast. Read more here.

No meetings on Thursday. Avoid the traffic!

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Quote of the Day
"We were very fortunate there was no loss of life, no injury, no serious damage to either the vessel or to the dock, or no environmental damage that occurred."
— Steamship Authority general manager Bob Davis on the Sankaty vessel’s break from the harbor

Hot Topic Comment
Patrick Cleary addresses Martha’s Vineyard Commission chair Joan Malkin regarding the ongoing turf debate: "Although it is clear you are anti-turf, please keep an open mind when using your power as chairperson. Please don’t have a bias without basis. The MVC made the school, taxpayers, pay for an independent company to do testing and it seems that that information may be being ignored. They all said the field is safe, and recent testing shows that the PFAS levels currently in the field are higher that what is in the turf, and, the turf won’t likely leach PFAS, unlike what is currently present… These fields have been around for decades and not one study to support the claims being made was provided to the MVC."

Hot Topic Letter
Carla Cooper writes to us about the GOP and Donald Trump: "Donald Trump is toxic to our country and to our politics. Republican party leaders who continue to defend him, despite his repeated attacks on our voters and our democracy, are stained with the same shame, and bear equal responsibility for the damage he’s done. It’s time for them to grow some courage and stand up for democracy, rather than the man who launched a coup against our government."
Today: Oak Bluffs will be buzzing tonight with Grand Illumination, but don’t forget it’s also the night for Jena’s Ring Challenge at the Flying Horses. See how many brass rings you can grab for a good cause. 7 pm. –Connie Berry

It’s Board Games Night at Barn Bowl & Bistro. They gather every week and newcomers are always welcome. And they have great food, not that it is the most important thing, but it might be to some people. 7:30 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: The Ag Fair opens tomorrow. Don’t forget to pick up the Ag Fair supplement brought to you by your pals at the MVT. Some of us wait all year for this. Best thing ever. 10 am. –C.B.

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

"Vintage Corningware Bakeware Cornflower Pattern - NEVER USED. 11" square casserole w/glass lid & stand. $45. 13"X 9" baking dish $40. Both for $75. 508-687-9510."

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 daily at 5:30 pm. @sweet_life_mv

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 fun one-dish meal, check the recipe for Stuffed Bell Peppers, shared by Lily K. Morris about 10 years ago. Just about anything goes when it comes to the fillings, so you can throw in a little of this and that to your heart's desire.
For more stories that celebrate local food, farming, and the community, visit Edible Vineyard.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this cool kid? 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:
Cpl. Andrew Cullen

Dance and so much more
Built on Stilts is back. The festival brings around 1,400 people together to celebrate all things performance at the historic Union Chapel. There are about 100 performers, with talent including ballet, belly dance, circus arts, and more. It runs from August 19 to 21. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Get more info here.

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