What a weekend we had. Beautiful sun, the wind was a little too much, but everyone seemed to be happy and there were a lot of people here.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Cayden Bresett and Espen Desquenne, who celebrated their day on May 23, Ryan Murray on May 25, Nathaniel Garcia, Anthony Pereira and Micah Simmons on May 26.

Special birthday wishes go out to Joan Connolly of Katama who celebrated a milestone birthday on Saturday, May 23. Her daughter Sarah said she turned 85, which is difficult to believe because she looks 65. Hope it was a great day and there are many more happy ones.

There will be a celebration on July 25 at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury to thank Dr. Jim Weiss, superintendent of schools, for his 10 years of service here as well as his career of 40-plus years as an educator. Tickets are available in every school office as well as the superintendent’s office. Tickets will be on sale until June 23. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Tom Dresser has a new book entitled Martha’s Vineyard: A History. It covers the long history of the Vineyard in an accessible manner, making it easy to read. It includes the historical activities that are not center stage, such as the train that ran between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, the demise and possible revival of the heath hen, the filming of Jaws and the football rivalry between the Vineyard and Nantucket. The first signing is Tuesday, June 2, at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, at 5:30 p.m. The second signing is Friday, June 5, at the Anchors in Edgartown at 12:45 p.m.

The weekend was a nice one as I mentioned in the opening. It was great to see faces we have not seen all winter who were here to open their houses. Of course there were new faces and it was a busy time. I would like to say welcome home to Katherine Enos who has returned to the Island after living away. She is happy to be home and she is living with her daughter Cindy. Katherine looks great and it will be nice to see her around town again.

Don’t forget this is Relay for Life weekend. If you have the time, take a minute and stop by the school track and take a lap for a friend who might be battling cancer or a friend’s friend. Just come by and show your support and check out the different team booths that all have different themes and activities to raise money for this organization.

I went to the sixth through the eight grade talent show. Some of those young ladies and young men are grandchildren of a few of my friends, which totally freaked me out. But the talent was unbelievable. There was a group concert, but for the most part there were vocal solos and instrument solos. These kids were up on the stage with what looked like no fear. They sang their songs and played their instruments, bowed and left the stage without a blink. It was a very impressing night.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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