The weekend was warm and after church many people had an opportunity to go to the beach for the first time. Lambert’s Cove was pleasantly crowded. Many yard sales and collections of saleable items at the end of driveways were offered last weekend. Charlie Kernick and Sam Alley report that their gardens are all planted.

Linda Alley, the homemade jelly queen of the Island, reports that the first Farmers’ Market of the year will be held tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. at the Grange Hall. Also, Andrea Rogers reports that the first Artisans Fair of the season will be held on Sunday.

Kendall Gifford Miller of Newark, Ohio, was here recently to open his Edgartown Road home (the old Gifford’s Store) for the season. He planted a garden of day lilies and some sweet corn. He plans to bring the entire family back for the Fourth of July holiday.

The Plakins sisters, Naomi and Ava, and Ava’s daughter Julia, who just graduated from MIT, are scheduled to arrive today to visit to their Middle Road home and open it up for the season. They have had a considerable amount of work done to the house and grounds this past winter.

As of last weekend Richard and Diana Reische of Wilton, Conn., have returned to their residence on Town Cove for the summer. Dick reports that they are happy to be back.

Herb Moody and Lisa Bassett were married in Christiantown last Sunday. A small group of family and friends attended the ceremony.

On Wednesday, June 11, at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, the library and the film center present the 1939 classic The Women, the first film in the Jonathan Revere Memorial Film Series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with John Alaimo playing Cole Porter songs on the lobby piano. The film will screen at 7:30 p.m.

Start your summer season with a visit to the Chilmark library for an exhibit of original 35mm and digital photography by Marilyn Miller. Her collection celebrates the Island from farm to sea and day into night.

Cynthia Walsh of Old County Road reports that she has just returned from a trip to Italy. Her daughter Katherine and Katherine’s husband Bruce moved there about 13 years ago and have spent the last seven years in Florence. Their daughter — Cynthia’s granddaughter Bowen — graduated from the International School in Florence on May 21, and Cynthia was there for that grand occasion. Then, her little sister Avery, age 9, had been going to Sunday school with her best friend and decided she wanted to be baptized. This is a church that teaches the value of being part of a community — first rule: no bullying! So she was baptized at St. James Episcopal Church in Florence in a very moving, warm service. Cynthia was fortunate to be able to be there for both these important events. Now, she looks forward to their visit here in August.

Amy Hoff reports the following events at the library this week: on Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m., local chef/writer/farmer Susie Middleton will give a talk and a cooking demonstration in honor of her new book Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories. On Tuesday, June 17, and Thursday, June 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. the library will be hosting a free two-part poetry workshop for adults: The Sight and Sound of Line Breaks in Poetry taught by poet Jill Jupen. You can preregister at the library or via email.

Remember, beach stickers will go on sale tomorrow at the park and recreation shed at the school from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily, also extended hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are from 4 to 7 p.m. If you have any questions, call 508-696-0147. The stickers will be required beginning the June 21.

Happy birthday to Mary French, Ernie Barrett, Dorothy Gregory, Robert Moore, Wanda Higgins and Jen Wool today; Cheryl Grimes, Darcy Neago, Hilby Mitchell, Andrea Hartman, Steve Berlucchi and Ryan Pesch tomorrow; Ben Bilzerian, John Powers, Susanna Sturgis, Judith Tucker and Melinda Brodsky on Sunday; Woollcott Smith, Shelia Shapiro, Elise Fisher, Katherine Walsh, Jodi Belair and Josh Gothard on Monday; Susan Safford, Trevor Marzbanian, Anh Ho, Nathan Larsen, Susan Kennedy and Milo D’Antonio on Tuesday; Mary Lu Hough, Dick Pilibosian, Minor Knight, Joan Mancuso and Daniel Maiore on Wednesday, and to Kib Bramhall, Leslie Fairbarn, Mike Black, Martha Stackpole, Shelia Morse and Jonah Lipsky on Thursday. Belated birthday greetings to Beth McElhiney, Mary Jane Pease, Becky Baxter and Simi Horwitz down in New York city.

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. People had heard during the day limited radio reports of the action of the Allies. In the evening, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a full report.

Congratulations to all of the high school seniors who will be graduating on Sunday. Have a great week.

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