The Chilmark weather continues to be fit for all sorts of summer activities so the beaches, the harbor and the roadsides are scenes of activity still. Fair week is here and we wish good luck to all who have made entries at the Agricultural Fair.

The Hugh Weisman family invites us all to attend a memorial service for Wendy Weisman Jenkinson planned for this Saturday, August 23, at the Chilmark Community Center at 2:30 p.m. The Weisman family has set up a scholarship fund under the auspices of the Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha’s Vineyard. This fund will award a scholarship to be known as The Wendy Weisman Jenkinson culinary arts scholarship to be awarded yearly to a promising Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School graduate who is going on to a culinary school. The award will not only help a deserving young person, but will keep Wendy’s name and memory alive through the years. Contributions can be made payable to: Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1182, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.

We send condolences to the family and friends of Ruth Englander who died earlier this year at the age of 84. She was a longtime Menemsha summer resident known to many. The family including her son, John, and daughter, Judy Burt, invite us all to attend a simple memorial service at the Abel’s Hill Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 23. The site is at the southeastern corner of the cemetery. Her many friends in Chilmark will miss her.

Paul and Diane Kretschmann, seasonal homeowners in Chilmark since 1977 whose Chilmark home is off Fulling Mill Road enjoyed entertaining David Fluhrer and Mary Ann Skinner, friends from college days, who came from Lattingtown, N.Y. for the visit this month.

Gloria Burkin will be showing her latest oil paintings at the Bank of Martha’s Vineyard from August 22 through Sept. 9. Her show is entitled Vineyard Views. The reception will be on Monday, August 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. We take this opportunity to send best wishes to Gloria’s husband, Henry, who has been ill this week and we hope is home by now and feeling better.

Jack and Wendy Barrett Salerno of Wellesley, are vacationing with their children, Jake and Luke, at the Barrett home on Menemsha Crossroads.

The Chilmark library had an interesting statistic that explains our activities to the world . . . they noticed a significant drop in movie rentals this week and last . . . due, no doubt, to the television coverage of the Olympics!

Jarvis and Betsy Munell are at their Bijah’s Way home off Tea Lane again this summer. Their daughters, Catherine, Annie and Molly, are with them. The family is celebrating their tenth summer in Chilmark. This year their vacation will be a bit shorter as they will take Catherine to Boston College where she will begin her freshman year. Good luck from us all.

Congratulations to the winners of the annual Brickner Poetry contest at the Chilmark Library. The first place high school winner was Isabelle Hollander of Chilmark and New York city and the second place high school winner was Alex Lengyel of Vineyard Haven. The junior high winners were: first place, Noah Margulis of New York city, and second place: Claire Wiener of Boulder, Colo. The awards ceremony was Monday, August 18 at the library. The judges this year were Helen Gorenstein, Donald Nitchie and John Maloney. Thanks to all who support the poetry contest and a special thanks to the judges who gave their time to the contest.

The lectures continue at the library on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesday, August 27, Dick Russell, author of Striper Wars, will talk about the efforts to save a troubled fishery. He will speak from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Menemsha Fisheries Development Fund and the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library.

Author Ernie Weiss will talk about his book, Out of Vienna: Eight Years of Flight from the Nazis. This program will be on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the library. Ernie is a Chilmark summer resident and has written about the history of his family and their flight from persecution by the Nazis.

The Friends of the Chilmark Public Library will hold their annual meeting on August 27 at the library at 4 p.m. All are invited and new members are always welcome. At this meeting they will elect new officers for the coming year.