According to the weatherman, we are supposed to see the sun for the next week. I can say that the water has made everything green and that is a real welcoming sight, and the pollen is down. We will take it.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Jackson Crocker, Julia Crocker and Owen Hess who all celebrated their day June 15; Jackson Pizzano, June 17; Meghan Sawyer, June 19; Lauren Boyd and Raven McCormack, June 20, and to William Reagan who celebrates his day today, June 21.

Special birthday wishes go out to Janet Norton who celebrated her day June 20. Jan’s daughter and son in law Debbie and Bill, were here from Essex Junction, Vt., to help with the celebration.

On June 29 and 30, the Martha’s Vineyard Garden Club presents its biennial Bloomin’ Art exhibit at the Old Mill in West Tisbury. This event will highlight 30 Vineyard artists. You will see floral arrangements by club members and the works of art by Vineyarders who inspired them. The art is for sale and there is a $5 admission fee. Hours are Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 30 from noon to 3 p.m.

Martha’s Vineyard Poet Laureate Lee McCormack and 10 other poets will read to celebrate the solstice at Featherstone rain or shine on June 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring a picnic and also enjoy a special performance of poetry, To Inhabit, with choreography by Marianne Goldberg danced by Caitlin Thurgood.

Pat Tyra and her husband, Harold Bauld, have arrived from Dania Beach, Fla., and immediately the summer visits of friends and family began. Boston University classmate Dotty Shaffner from New Hampshire came with her dog to help Pat get organized for this weekend’s Father’s Day visit by granddaughter Caitlin Bauld from Los Angeles and daughter Robin Bauld and her husband Gary Conserva from Medford.

As usual Pat and Harold have been delighted to rejoin the gang at The Anchors for Tuesday and Friday lunches, and to get those wonderful lobster rolls from Grace Church. Next week Pat will start her volunteer work at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum and professional shifts with Island Counseling.

On Planting Field Way, the two oldest houses, which were recently sold, are undergoing massive renovations and additions. The old Shurtleff house has been literally moved on the lot so that an extensive foundation can be built. It is amazing what can be done with modern technology and equipment!

This week will be the last full week of school and the kids will be out and around so keep your eyes open for all the bikes and crosswalks they will all be using. Have a great summer to all the parents and students and to the teachers who give their all to educate our children.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.