The holiday weekend weather was suitable for this time of year. Many outdoor activities and cookouts took place on Memorial Day, despite the morning sprinkles. The rhododendrons at the old Foote tennis court (the only clay court remaining in town) were absolutely beautiful this past weekend. Bunny Fales would have been so proud of them.

Andrea Rogers reports that the two-day artisan’s show at the Grange Hall was a huge success. Fiddlehead Farm opened last Thursday so now all of the businesses are open for the season in that section of town. The charter and high school will be graduating students this Sunday and next. Congratulations to everyone!

Charlie Kernick of Edgartown Road has returned for the season and will be joined by his wife Stevie by the end of next month. They had extensive interior renovation work done to the place over the winter and are busy redecorating.

Bob Luskin of Edgartown Road was here for the holiday weekend. He reports that his wife and family will be here by mid June.

Beach stickers will go on sale Saturday, June 14, at the park and recreation shed at the school from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily, and also for extended hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. The stickers will be required beginning the June 21.

Steve Weinstock and his wife Fern were at a wedding in Philadelphia last weekend and met Chuck and Linda Hughes from the Vineyard who attended the same event.

Alex Karman of New York city hosted a gang of friends at his mother’s house on State Road. They really appreciated the wonderful weather. Present were Sarah and John Delia and their two children Cameron and Connor of Milford, Conn., and Tanya and Andy Rabinowitz of New York city, They had an adventurous bicycle ride around the Island, a cookout and many trips to the playground and beach. They all returned home on Monday.

Martha Tack of Waldron’s Bottom Road and Alexandria, Va., arrived at her place last Thursday. Martha reports that they plan to stay here for five months and they are looking forward to a relaxing time before family arrives for July 4th festivities.

Henry Goethals of Chevy Chase, Md., returned home last week after a six-day visit at the Goethals’ home in Lambert’s Cove, during which he thoroughly enjoyed the spectacular seasonal weather, discussed property maintenance problems with son Alex, and lunched with brother Tom and neighbor Joe Eldredge. He found time to visit with Bob Ganz and daughter Claire at Hollyholm in Chilmark. He looks forward to spending time on the Island this summer and enjoying one of its loveliest beaches — Lambert’s Cove.

Brian Athearn and his wife Kate of Lambert’s Cove hosted a large picnic event on Sunday for family and friends.

Heidi Schultz reports that the Vineyard Sinfonietta will present a farewell concert for its departing high school viola player, Barra Peak, who is graduating this spring and will be leaving the Island for college. The concert will be held at Howes House at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Hermine Hull of Edgartown Road opened her gallery for the summer season last weekend. New hours this year are Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Her oil paintings and Ruth Kirchmeier’s woodcuts are on display.

Happy birthday to Colin Whyte, Peter Hoffman, Valarie Redanz and Greg Marcella today; Linda Gandel, Charlene Barbosa, Amy Kurth and David Murphy tomorrow; Eric Magnuson, James Huckins, Ainsley Clancy and Chaya Thanhauser on Monday; Linda Alley, Linda Doane, Joyce Siberling and Tracy Scanlan on Tuesday; Emily Pires, Bill Blakesley, Wayne Sylvia and Casey Decker on Wednesday, and to Stephanie Brothers, Deborah Dennis, George Hartman and Debra Yapp on Thursday. Belated birthday greetings to Bernadette Smith. Anniversary wishes tomorrow to a swell couple, Bob and Ernestine Kinnecom. Cynthia Riggs and Howard Attebery celebrate on Sunday, and anniversary greetings to Tony Silva and Dianne McDonough on Tuesday; Scott Bell and Casie Kolodziej on Wednesday, and Roger and Gloria Sylva celebrate their 46th on Thursday. Stephanie Fesco celebrated the fourth anniversary of her business the Rustic Café in East Lime, Conn., last Sunday — a must stop while traveling in that area.

Well, that is all of the social news for this edition. If you have any news please call or email me ( Have a great week.