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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today is Geek Pride Day. Awesome. Also, Star Wars opened in theaters on this day in 1977. Coincidence? Definitely not. Also, there’s been some chatter about Star Wars on the Island recently. Have you read our coverage of the bank robbery in Falmouth? If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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State officials began repainting some roads on the Island. Instead of passing lanes, they added double lines, to the surprise of some local police chiefs. It’s part of a new law that doesn’t allow passing on some state roads with lower speed limits. Island officials worry that, when stuck behind a slow-moving car or a scooter, there could be more incidents of road rage. Read our coverage here.
Man overboard
Oak Bluffs officials responded to a man overboard in the Harbor today. A boat owner seemed to be working on his boat when he fell in. The motorboat also tipped over, prompting a response from harbor officials. They say that there was no fuel spill. The boat owner was taken to the hospital but with no life-threatening injuries. Catch that story here.

Higher harbor fees in O.B.
The select board in Oak Bluffs this week set a new, more expensive fee for using a mooring. The harbormaster had suggested $40 per day, but the board went higher to $50, to be more in line with other communities. Perfect timing for the holiday, when boats are expected to come to town. Read our coverage here.
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Quote of the Day
"Keep the deer off your property, because they’re the ones bringing the ticks close to the home. . . The hosts are bringing the ticks around to different parts of the island. Lone stars and dog ticks can crawl, but they’re not gonna go that far, 30 feet at most."
—Patrick Roden-Reynolds, of the MV Tick Program, on one of the ways to keep ticks at bay.

Hot Topic Comment
Sara Crofts comments on our story about Steamship reps’ dialogue with members of the public: "It strikes me that the SSA has heard from a number of us year-round Islanders in more than one setting, and has not demonstrably responded to suggestions and/or criticisms. Let’s hope this evokes a different outcome, as the criticisms/requests voiced were representative of most year-round residents, I’m willing to bet."

Hot Topic Letter
Christopher Bonner of Tisbury writes to us about alcoholism and the importance of sharing stories: "If MVCS shared the stories of the newly sobered members with Islanders in print or other forms of communication, then a decline in addiction treatment beginning in May is the new way, because "without visions, people perish."
Today: Celebrate babies and excellent parents tonight! The Island Wide Youth Collaborative and the M.V. Family Center are hosting a community baby shower at the M.V. Family Center in Vineyard Haven. As a non-parent, I’m curious what it’ll be like. It’s from 4:30 to 6 pm. Pre-registration is required. Please email
—Sam Houghton

Also, if you need a moment of zen before Memorial Day weekend, try meditating. I hear it works. There’s a session tonight at 6 pm at the Bodhi Path Buddhist Center in West Tisbury. —S.H.
Tomorrow: It begins. Memorial Day Weekend. Start it off in the right spirit by taking in the March to the Sea Parade. Students will leave the Tisbury School at 12:15 pm and walk to Owen Park via Spring Street and Main Street. —S.H.

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

Fire it up
"Weber Classic 18" Charcoal Kettle Grill. Almost new. Accessories. $35. 508-693-3319."

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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.
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The Dunes Open for the season! Dine with an ocean view. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown.

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Staying in?
If you have plans for a cookout, check the tips and recipes by Tina Miller for Marinades for Grilling Meat, Fish, and Vegetables. One of the key ingredients is EVOO. Can you guess what that is?

On newsstands and online: the early season issue of
Edible Vineyard. Read about Island Grown Initiative, how to shuck oysters, a quest to find The Mighty Italian sub, memories of Slow Food advocate Sumner Silverman, and much more.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this man? 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.

Wednesday's contest answer:
Joe Dinielli

Valci Carvalho shares his journey from Rio De Janeiro to becoming a pharmacist on the Vineyard. He followed his family here when he was 14 years old. His father was invited to be an associate pastor for one of the Portuguese-speaking churches. Carvalho said his family underwent the challenges many people who grew up on the Island had to experience. Read more here.
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