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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
There’s nothing like a sunny day in late June after a good rain. The next two days look terrific and true beach days are ahead, maybe even here. But the National Weather Service is saying it’s not looking great for the late weekend and the Fourth, so we’ll try to keep you posted on parade and fireworks details. If your friend sent you this, sign up for yourself here.
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Housing for veterans
The Oak Bluffs Select Board took a significant step toward providing housing for veterans in town. The board is putting out a request for a builder to develop what could turn out to be 12 apartments for veterans on Bellevue Avenue. And it would be the first of its kind on the Island. Read more here.
Beach within Reach
A collaboration between several Island organizations is working to make beaches more accessible for folks with wheelchairs and the elderly this summer. The idea is to get a survey out to see which beaches could be improved and how. But officials with the collaboration say that as surveys have gone out, organizations are already making improvements with things like easier walking paths. Read that story here.

Representing the Tribe
Four police officers from Edgartown, who are also members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), reflect on the journey they had toward pursuing law enforcement as their career. They also spoke on what support the tribe gave them and how they serve their fellow tribe members on the Island. Get the details here.
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Quote of the Day
"I have been to a number of the beaches, and there's a lot of variability. Some do have a lot of accessibility features, others don't have any. Some are fairly compliant, but there are probably none that are 100 percent compliant."
— Richard ("Dick") Cohen on making Vineyard beaches more accessible

Hot Topic Comment
"The OB leadership, the planning board, finance committee, the select board, and the town attorney do nothing to settle this ongoing appeal that has been filed against them. Not a peep out of them. They have canceled meetings to discuss this, they have not even reported that they have discussed the issue of the settlement offer at all that would ends this appeal."
— Patrick Cleary on the ongoing turf debate

Hot Topic Letter
Francine Agnoli writes to us about a harrowing experience and calls for a review of medical transportation from the Island: "It’s clear to me something needs to be done as soon as possible. At the very least, an ambulance, perhaps with the same hospital personnel on board who would attend a Coast Guard emergency airplane transport, should be available when air transport is not possible."
One of my favorite summer things happens tonight: Music in the Square with Mike Benjamin and the Keepers. It’s in Edgartown near the Eisenhauer Gallery. Go and take the kids. They love to dance with their parents, especially when they’re 13 or so. 6 pm. –Connie Berry

I’m going to start by saying that I’m not sure if this is sold out or not, but Matthew Heineman is here to screen his documentary at Circuit Arts at the Grange. His early films include "Cartel Land" and "City of Ghosts." Check out their link in our link. 7 pm. –C.B.

I haven’t been to a Shabbat service, but if I went, I would go to this one: Shabbat on the Beach. Bring a beach chair and a sweater to this service on State Beach by the Jabberwocky area. Led by Rabbi Caryn Broitman. 6 pm.

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

Leaky seal?
"Thompson Water Seal 1 5 gallon can, 1 6 gallon can, unopened. $25/each. 774-563-0276."

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.

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Staying in?
If you'd like to feel your oats and be a bit nutty at the same time (just ask us in the Times office), then try the quick and easy recipe for Mushroom Walnut 'Meat' Balls, shared by Island Grown Initiative. These plant-based nuggets would be great in a sandwich, as shish kebabs, or on pasta.

For more stories that celebrate local food, farming, and the community, visit Edible Vineyard, and look for the current issue on newsstands.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this smiling face? 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:
William Wakole

Paddling for Services
Adam Nagler has set out on his adventure paddling 1,000 miles on a solo ocean trip by paddleboard. Over the past 10 years, he’s clocked 55,000 miles of training and expeditions. But his latest expedition will benefit Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. He set off from South Carolina last weekend and plans to land at the Vineyard’s East Chop Lighthouse in early August. Read about his plans here.
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