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Here’s what’s happening on Martha’s Vineyard today.
Today in 1984, the first woman was nominated as a presidential running mate for a major political party. Geraldine Ferraro accompanied Walter Mondale on the Democrat ticket. President Ronald Reagan won the general election in a landslide. 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.

Wind farm mitigation funding
Aquinnah is currently negotiating with several offshore wind farm developers, looking to mitigate the impact that turbines will have on the view from the Aquinnah Cliffs. The town has already come to agreements with some developers, but others could significantly compensate Aquinnah. Read more here.
OB talks rental fees
The Oak Bluffs select board recently took up the possibility of implementing community impact fees for short-term rentals like AirBnb and VRBO. That would mean the town would be able to collect additional revenue on those transactions, but the town has already amassed millions of dollars from short-term rental fees, leaving some affordable housing advocates wondering why current housing projects in need of funding aren’t getting a piece of the pie. Here’s that story.

Guns, democracy, insurrection
Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin presented a sold-out talk at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center on Thursday night. Raskin discussed gun violence and authoritarianism as they relate to the American Constitution and a whole lot more. Other speakers in the Hebrew Center’s speaker series include the CEO of the New York Philharmonic and the former president of Harvard University. Read more here.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s Housing Action Task Force meets at 6:30 pm Thursday. Remote access. Here is the

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Quote of the Day
“This committee can get a new boat designed, get it built, and get it underway.”
— Chappy Ferry owner Peter Wells on the possibility of acquiring a third ferry

Hot Topic Comment
“For a project of this scale, architectural plans and construction details should be required, or the application is not complete. This “design-build” process of development is nonsense.”
— Carla A. Cooper comments on
the Stone Bank condo project conflicts

Hot Topic Letter
Lynn Buckmaster-Irwin and James Irwin write to us in response to the July 6 editorial, ‘Postal service lacking basic transparency’: “We have lived in West Tisbury for 30 years, and every experience with our Post Office is outstanding. The first-rate staff make it so. They are great at their jobs. Tara gladly places special-request orders for stamps, and calls you when they arrive. Jack feels like an old friend. Angela feels like a new friend. And I have seen Diane walk outside to check the parking lot for any last-minute customer arrivals before she locks the door at night.”
Today: My friend Tina Miller would love this one: Vegetable Variety Tasting Class. Every time we work on Edible Vineyard magazine together, I learn something new about vegetables. I grew up on canned peas. Beetlebung Farm. 5:30 pm. –Connie Berry

Once again I’m recommending something you have to stay up late for. This time, it’s Bite Me, a standup comedy show with comedians from NYC, Boston, and our very own MV. I would’ve recommended the 7 pm show, but it’s sold out. Try this one at the Wharf at 10 pm. –C.B.
Tomorrow: I don’t get out much during the summer season, but this is an exception. Haitian Art Handicrafts Benefit Sale. It’s sponsored by the Vassar Haiti Project and our very own PeaceQuilts. Union Chapel. 10 am to 7 pm. –C.B.

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

Little bit of everything
“Pasta Machine-new, $30. Compression socks $5/pair, 2 routers-$30 each, portable-phone-$15, answering machine-$15, Bernina Sewing Machine-$100, Bennington Pottery-$25-$100. 617-816-8103.”

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?
Invite a prolific member of the Cucurbit family for dinner with the recipe for a Summer Squash, Egg, and Cheese Bake, straight from Island Grown Initiative. Though if you go looking for Pattypan, Eight Ball, or Crookneck, they may be too busy with a game of bowling.

Coming soon to a newsstand near you and online: the In Season issue of Edible Vineyard.

Click here to browse more recipes from the Island community.

Do you know this footballer? 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.

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Tuesday's contest answer:
Edward Lattanzio
Setting sail on a musical journey
Luke DiOrio writes about his experience on a live music cruise at sunset. Last week, Willy Mason and Friends performed for a crowd of 40 aboard the historic schooner Alabama. DiOrio writes, “The combination of Willy Mason’s incredible musical talent, the serene beauty of Martha’s Vineyard, and the intimate setting of the schooner Alabama coalesced into an experience that transcended the ordinary.” Read more here.

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