Chilmark holds many emotions as the biggest holiday of the season comes upon us. I don’t have to list them; we each can face our own as we get all the parts in order for a smooth and happy Fourth of July with our family and visitors. Cheers to us all as we spend another Fourth with each other in our favorite holiday spot, Chilmark!

It is with sadness that we send condolences to the family of Bill Glazer, who died on June 23. He was buried the next day at Abel’s Hill cemetery. The service was officiated by Cantor Louise Treitman. Bill was a popular seasonal resident of Chilmark with friends in many corners of the town. He was a regular for many years in the weekly Menemsha sailboat races. Bill leaves his wife, Rosaline, and two sons and a daughter, along with their families. Bill had a long and distinguished career in psychiatry. Many will miss him and remember him with joy.

Word has reached us of the unexpected death of Eleanor C. Norton on April 18 in Homosassa, Fla. She was the wife of Allan T. Norton of Chilmark and Florida. She leaves nieces Wanda Irion and Sherry Flanders, and nephews Brian and Dana Murphy and their families. There will be a memorial service at the Abel’s Hill cemetery on July 13 at 11 a.m. We send condolences to friends and family.

Welcome to four of our regular Menemsha harbor seasonal residents, Thorny and Sandra Klaren and Bob and Claudine Mill. Both couples live on their boats and have been coming for many years.

John Wightman Photography will have an annual showing of his popular and unique art works at the Bank of Martha’s Vineyard from July 12 to 19. The reception will be on July 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. John’s works will span the 35 years he has been photographing Martha’s Vineyard.

Perry Mehrling and Judy Banker Mehrling are happy to tell us that their son Adam Banker and his wife Joanne Simon will visit with their granddaughter Eva this month at their Chilmark home, Boulder View. Their grandson, Sam Banker, will be joining the family for some good times sailing on Menemsha Pond.

Arlan Wise and Jay Ayer are home on South Road after an exciting eight-day trip to Costa Rica. They went there to find a place in Costa Rica where Arlan can conduct an astrology writers workshop. Michael Lutin traveled with them. He will share in conducting of the workshop with Arlan. They found a place they liked on the Oso peninsula. And, after sightseeing at the Arenal volcano, the cloud forest of Monteverde and the Poas volcano, they headed home. They report that Costa Rica is full of amazing wildlife, land crabs, crocodiles, quetzal birds, howler monkeys and sloths. Sounds like a busy eight days! Have you checked out Arlan’s chart for July at arlanwise.com?

The Soloman sisters, Frieda and Jane, are in Chilmark for their annual vacation from New York city. They calculate that this is the 25th year that they have vacationed here together, both ladies having visited separately in earlier years.

Guy Webster and his wife Leone are in from California for the month staying at their home in Menemsha. Guy is the photographer of the amazing and interesting pictures that hang in the halls of the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He tells me he will be giving a talk about the pictures at the hospital, and when I know the date I will share it with you.

Michael Greenebaum is at the family home in Menemsha for a few weeks in July. This year his family is gathering for a celebration in honor of his 80th birthday. Cheers from us all!

The Chilmark Community Church twice-a-week flea market is hoping for some better weather to come. They will be set up on Wednesdays and Saturdays on dry days. There are many vendors, some new to the sale this year, so do check it out.

The activities seem nonstop at the Community Center. Be sure and pick up a booklet with the schedule of events at the center.

The Chilmark Library has a special treat Wednesday, July 17 at 5 p.m. The Menemsha Fisheries Development Fund and the Friends of the Chilmark Library are presenting a Meet the Fleet program. Menemsha fishermen will be there with some of their current catch — fluke. They will offer up-close looks at the fish and offer samples for tasting. They are often called “Vineyard sole.” This is the month for the fluke season in Menemsha. The local fleet of draggers is usually joined by boats from other nearby ports who come to share in the bounty. The hour-long visit with the fishermen and the tastes of fresh fish should make the evening one to remember. All are welcome and there is no charge.