Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

I am a seasonal resident of West Chop and a rest-of-the-year resident of Manhattan. Each day on Martha’s Vineyard I bike the 20-mile loop from West Chop through the state forest near the airport and back. Until a few years ago, there was always the welcome stop at Max and Emma’s Honor Lemonade stand shortly after the youth hostel. Max and Emma have gone on to brighter and bigger doings. They were replaced by the enticing Alex’s Umbrella Water stand. Now Alex seems to have folded, too. Oh, that I were a teenager again and providing refreshment to the bicyclists! Where are the successors to Max, Emma and Alex?

With a handshake to all youthful entrepreneurs —

Mike Robbins

West Chop and New York city