The weekend weather was delightful. Business people report that there have been a lot of people around and the traffic nearly impossible at times. Beaches have been packed each day with the hot weather making this Island a vacation paradise.

The First Congregational Church’s Annual Blueberry Festival will be held tomorrow from noon to 4 p.m. This family and community event will be a refreshing summer treat. The church welcomes all to enjoy many blueberry treats at the tables and chairs on the front lawn. There’s also a raffle for a blueberry bush (donated by Vineyard Gardens) with the drawing at the close of the event. No need to be present at the drawing to win and the church will deliver your blueberry bush.

Anna Alley, broken ankle and all, celebrated her birthday last Friday with a feast prepared by our son Sam. Joining in the celebration was Blake Rosenthal and her significant other and Phyllis Meras. Phyllis made a cake, I bought a Blake pie and Sam made homemade brownies.

Kendall Gifford Miller his wife Carla, children Daniel and Carl, of Newark, Ohio, arrived last weekend for a vacation. They have been cleaning the yard, planting and selling daylilies. They returned home on Sunday. They plan to return for the fair.

Lynne Whiting and her husband Allen proudly report that they are now grandparents. Their daughter Bea gave birth to a baby boy on July 10; his name is Asa Allen. The proud dad is Patrick Ruel. Asa’s great-grandparents are Jim and Roberta Morgan of Menemsha. Congratulations to everyone.

On Sunday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. there will be a dedication of the community room at the West Tisbury library to David and Rosalee McCullough.

Lynn Christoffers will be exhibiting the sculpture of former Music street friend, Stella Waitzkin, at A Gallery on Uncas avenue in Oak Bluffs. The opening is tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit runs through July 31. There will be a free talk at the gallery on Wednesday at 6 p.m. by Charles Russell from Rutgers, and assistant curator of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Anna Carringer.

Find the time tomorrow night to stop and have a bite to eat at the Portuguese Holy Ghost Feast. The food is always terrific. There will be music, dancing and games of chance. The annual event is held on the Portuguese-American Club grounds on Vineyard avenue in Oak Bluffs. On Sunday morning at 11 a.m. the annual parade from the Steamship Authority dock down Circuit avenue up to the club will be held and the feast will continue until 6 p.m.

Charlie Kernick, a man with many bird feeders in his yard, has noticed the increase of territorial activity at the hummingbird feeders in town this week — females and males becoming very territorial in protection of their food sources for their southern migration — even though most of us are just settling into summer.

Nelia Decker over at the library reports that every Monday in July at 6:30 p.m. the library will be screening family movies based on books. These events are free and open to the public. This week’s movie is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Six years ago this week Will Monast began the ambitious project of restoring the Frank Adams house on Music street. He has had help from Sam Alley and his son in law Elton Nascimeto. Mr. Adams would have been proud of the craftsmanship Will displays and his ability to figure out the near impossible. The May cover of Architectural Digest magazine featured restoration work he had recently completed. The house has had seven additions over the years; the oldest part contains hand-hewn beams in the floor, probably dating back to at least 1750 or earlier. Noah and Susan Block of New York city are the current owners of the property.

Happy birthday to Arnie Fischer, Susan Middleton, Phoebe Hersh, Truda Silberstein and David Fielder today; Susan Austin, Linda Jones, Fabio Soares, Kevin McGrath and Jessica Branch tomorrow; Kara Rosenthal, Erik Larsen, Laura Wainwright and Pamela Danz on Sunday; Shirley Vanderschueren, Eugene Erez, Laura Campbell, Karen Flynn and Jean Caron on Monday; Joan Jenkinson, Maureen Healy, Paul Mahoney and Katie Hart on Tuesday; Dan Bradley, Stephen Young, Lucy Norris and Larkin McBride on Wednesday; Alison David, Primo Lombardi, Christina Park and Mike Hull on Thursday. Belated birthday wishes to Minor Knight, Bruce Stone and Margaret Rose Hoff, and belated anniversary wishes to Kern and Cheryl Grimes of Waldron’s Bottom Road and Bob and Maggie Schwartz of Music street.

Well, that is all of the social news for this week’s column. If you have any news, please call or email me. Have a great week and see you at the Feast.

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