Well, Sunday is the first day of the fall season and we are thankful for all of our summer memories as September is slipping away as quick as you can say Jack Frost! We know he is waiting just around the corner but it doesn’t seem possible with the beautiful Indian summer weather we are having. The shoulder season of transit service will cease on Oct. 8. Colleen Morris reports that Monday she will be celebrating Johnny Appleseed Day. Folks are busy harvesting the last of their vegetables from their gardens and what few berries that may still be available for canning. We are settling into our fall routines as the sun is now setting around 7 p.m.

Andy Boass of Middle Road reports that he and his wife, Susie, one of the famous Glimmerglass Girls, have been busy canning vegetables, making jelly and sugar cakes. Andy, a beekeeper, is in the process of collecting honey from his many hives.

Jill Carlton and her husband Pete Karman, of New Haven, Conn., have vacationed at their house on State Road most of the summer and will return to their home on Monday. They will be back in a week or so to enjoy the fall season. Jill harvested her final crop of vegetables from her garden before leaving. Her brother Bruce and his friend Julia will be arriving from California on Tuesday so he can enter the derby and do some fishing. Bruce spent many summers here in his youth and enjoyed fishing with his father. He is currently on a moose hunt in Canada.

Dan and Elaine Pace of Pond Road are very proud to announce the birth of their fourth grandchild and second granddaughter, born on Sept. 5 and named Julie Grace. Julie and her parents live in the Ambler, Pa., area. They consider Tanya, Julie’s mother, their second of three adult “children.” Their other grandchildren live in Seattle, Wash., and Brookline. Congratulations!

Charlotte Fallon of Edgartown Road hosted a girl’s weekend at her place last week. Visitors were Alain Robinson, Beth Ellis and Annette Teichert from Atlanta, Ga., and Donna Butler from Savannah. This was their second trip to the Vineyard and they enjoyed the weather, beaches, shopping and dining out. Charlotte said they had a good old time together.

Coco Brown of New Lane left last Thursday for an extended trip to San Miguel Alende, Mexico. She will attend festivals and enjoy the countryside.

Sarah Rosenthal and Julie Prazch of San Diego, Calif., arrive today to spend about a month at their home in Lambert’s Cove. They will be bringing along their new cat, Alex, for his first Vineyard visit.

Blake Rosenthal and her friend Ray Duer arrived yesterday to spend a long weekend with her dad at his State Road home.

Carey Rosenthal, known as Thal to his friends, has been here for a week and Tuesday night he made a beef dinner for us. He is enjoying his visit and the weather.

It certainly was “wedding weekend” last Saturday as many ceremonies were held around the Vineyard. Lambert’s Cove Beach, churches and other locations were used to take advantage of the picture-perfect day. Down in Oak Bluffs, Claire Farrington married Joseph Kozlowski at the East Chop Lighthouse with close to 200 guests attending. I presided over the ceremony and did the same 31 years ago at her parents’ wedding. A few of the guests said to me that they had not seen me for 30 years!

Brandon “Brandy” Mayhew Wight and Bruce Blackwell celebrated their wedding anniversary Sept. 17. They were married on the rooftop terrace of the Mansion House in Vineyard Haven in 2004, although they had been together since 1966. They were the guys who were the creators of the Granary Gallery at the Red Barn, which they opened in the 1970s. Also, Brandy’s family home is on Music street. They report from Gainesville, Fla., where they now live, that they have had a busy year so far. In May Brandy celebrated his 98th birthday with the opening of a one-man show of his watercolors painted when he was a student of interior design and architecture at Rhode Island School of Design from 1933 to 1937. In June they went to the Great Smoky Mountains again. While there, Bruce fractured a vertebra in his lower back and is on restricted activity. The surgeon says it should be healed around Christmas.

Bea Whiting of State Road reports that Chaya Thanhauser of Indian Hill recently visited with family and friends. She also introduced her fiancé Adam Randolph. They enjoyed September beach days and the fine weather.Lynn Ditchfield reports that Adult and Community Education of MV (ACE MV) will be collaborating with the Yoga Barn to offer a 9-weekend intensive and comprehensive yoga teacher training starting Sept. 27 and finishing in May. The course is geared especially toward educators offering optional college credit from Fitchburg State University. For more information and to apply call 508 693-5364 or 774-310-1131.

Wendy Weldon and Julia Mitchell invite you to attend the third annual display of art at Featherstone in Oak Bluffs next Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 508-693-1850.

Sandy Whitworth of the Tisbury Travel Club announces that they have a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston planned for Friday, Nov. 1. They welcome Island adults to join them. They are a nonprofit and are organized and managed by the Tisbury Council on Aging. This particular trip needs a base number of registrants to be able to make it happen as their bus seats 55 people. The special exhibits are only at the MFA for a short period of time and have garnered a lot of excitement. People will be able to browse the entire museum and when the visit is over can sit back, relax, nap, read their Kindle and leave the driving hassle of the SE expressway to their driver. If you are interested, please call 508-696-4205 to register. Cycle Martha’s Vineyard will be held on Saturday Oct. 5. The 100K route circuits the Island traveling along the ocean, Nantucket Sound, and the state forest. The 50K route offers views of Vineyard Sound and the ocean. It is sponsored by the Rotary Club with proceeds to benefit their charities. Beth Kramer, library director, reports that The New York Times best-selling author Richard North Patterson will speak about his newly released, Vineyard-based book, Loss of Innocence, on Thursday, Oct. 3 in a collaborative event offered by the West Tisbury Library Foundation Inc. and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society. Poet and journalist Laura Roosevelt will add her perspective in an interview format. The event is being billed as “1968: America’s Loss of Innocence” Anna Carringer over at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum reports that the museum’s annual Jewelry Jingle will be taking place on Saturday, Dec. 14, as part of the Edgartown Board of Trade’s Christmas in Edgartown. They are now accepting donations of used and unwanted jewelry. Donations can be dropped off at the museum or mailed to P.O. Box 1310, Edgartown, MA 02539. They ask that all donations be delivered before Dec. 11. If you have any questions, please contact Katy at KFuller@mvmuseum.org or call 508-627-4441, extension 123. My friends at the History Channel provided this bit of history. Seventy-four years ago today, without warning, a powerful category 3 hurricane slammed into the Vineyard and southern New England. The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was the most destructive storm to strike the region in the 20th century. With Europe on the brink of war, little media attention was given to the powerful hurricane at sea. There was no advanced meteorological technology, fishermen and boaters were at sea, and summer residents enjoying the end of the season were in their beachfront homes. Around 3 p.m., the full force of the hurricane made landfall; unfortunately it was around high tide and resulted in severe flooding. Surges of ocean water and waves 40 feet tall swallowed up coastal homes. In Milton, south of Boston, the Blue Hill Observatory recorded one of the highest wind gusts in history, an astounding 186 mph. The Vineyard was hit hard resulting in one death and millions of dollars in damage. Happy birthday to Tony Rezendes, Susan Silk, Marilyn Hollinshead, David Laurie, Ruth Van Brakle, Lanny McDowell and Antonio Simoes today, Judy and Larry Schubert, Amanda Dickenson and Kimberly Serpa tomorrow, Carole Kimberly, Angela Scarborough and Kathy Lobb on Sunday, Granville White, Mike Donaroma, Terre Young, and Sean Conley on Monday, Lydia Olsen, Brandie Lewis, Tim Williamson, Marjorie Pierce and Galvin Franklin on Tuesday, Cynthia Wayman, Manuel Estrella 3rd, Kali Wingood, and Cheryl Metell on Wednesday, Jennifer Wilcox, Ashley Hunter, Ann Fielder, Amelia Adler and Carol Craven on Thursday. Belated birthday greetings to Charlie Kernick, Susan Block, Celine Segel and Melissa Thomas. Also, happy anniversary to Noah and Susan Block on Sunday and Greg Donovan and Lucia Maria Sandel on Wednesday.

Well, that is all of the social news for this week’s column. If you have any news, please call or e-mail me. Have a great week.