Rosa rugosa are in full bloom along the shore. Bright fuschia and white blossoms awaiting to bear fruit in a few weeks. We finally had a significant downpour on Monday to wash away the pollen. Summer is almost here.

The antique flea market at the Grange in West Tisbury will begin Friday and will run every Friday through mid-October. Stop by from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and find some treasures. Joe Spinelli will be there near the entrance with his eclectic array of jewelry and occasional antiques. See you there.

Heather Gardens will host the PeaceQuilts Art reception on June 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. Beautiful works of art will be on sale. For information please contact Jeanne Staples at 508-274-1104.

Aquinnah Public Library will present Dad’s Day Field Day—lots of fun outdoor activities, plus make a special card for Dad. On June 25, the book club meets for Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks at 5 p.m.

First Baptist Church will host a Father’s Day Weekend Chicken & Rib Barbecue. Dine at the parish house on William Street in Vineyard Haven on Saturday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. and enjoy a complete meal with beverage and dessert. Suggested donation $15. Take-out available.

Reminder—the West Tisbury Congregational Church Strawberry Festival is Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. in the heart of West Tisbury.

On Sunday, June 21 enjoy Car-B-Q Classic at the Harbor View Hotel on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be the procession of classic cars from Bend in the Road Beach through Edgartown at 10 a.m., followed by a classic car show on the lawn of the Harbor View Hotel at 11 a.m. Photo exhibit of Antique Vineyard Autos by Martha’s Vineyard Museum and hot barbecue cooked right on the spot with ice cold beverages. Enter your classic car to win trophies including best in show and first, second, and third place, and get a free BBQ meal and professional snapshot of your car with entry free. Benefits the Tisbury Firefighters Association Car Show.

Jeffrey Duarte and his friend Alyssa Fields arrived from Oklahoma on Tuesday to spend the summer with his parents Christy and Leigh Vanderhoop and his brothers Levi and Isaac.

Congratulations to Mariah Duarte upon her graduation from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School on Sunday. Mariah is the daughter of Richard Duarte and Michelle Malcouronne of Aquinnah. She will be headed to Paul Mitchell School in the fall after working at Maggie’s Salon for the past few years.

Get well wishes to Garth Nance Edwards who is presently undergoing medical care in North Carolina.

Congratulations to Michael Gilman who has been transferred to the Chilmark Post Office from the Vineyard Haven Post Office. And speaking of the post office, congratulations to John Hirt who has become the postmaster in West Tisbury. He transferred from Vineyard Haven and for many years worked in Chilmark.

Condolences to the family and friends of MVRHS schoolmate Peter Hathaway of Edgartown who passed away recently. It was nice to catch up with him a year ago amidst his family and friends.

The Kimber home is bursting with joy at the arrival of their first grandchild. Welcome to Phoebe Mae Esposito who was born May 6 in Providence, R.I. at Women and Infants Hospital. Phoebe is the first grandchild of Kim and Sarah Kimber and the great-granddaughter of Kim and Bobbie Kimber of Abel’s Hill. Everyone is patiently awaiting her arrival on the Vineyard for a three-week stay. Phoebe is the daughter of Nic and Casey Esposito.

Hannah Malkin and her guest arrived on Monday from her winter home in West Palm Beach, Fla. Her niece and nephew, Bobbi and Eric Malkin, returned to Florida on Saturday after spending the past two weeks at their aunt’s home while enjoying the Vineyard fare.

Thank you to Captain Buddy Vanderhoop for offering a dream once again this year for the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services 37th annual Art Buchwald Possible Dreams Auction to be held at the Winnetu Oceanwide Resort in Edgartown on Sunday, July 26.

Happy sixth anniversary wishes to Douglas Plummer and his bride Cathleen Sheehan on June 20.

Happy 13th anniversary to Ted and Tina Leslie on June 21.

Two grand ladies of the Vineyard celebrated their birthdays this week. Florence Flanders celebrated her 99th year on June 12. She was a former Tisbury School teacher of years gone by. Rena Fischer celebrated her 100th birthday on June 14 surrounded by her four children, Douglas, Marie, Suzanne, and Albert, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Happy birthday wishes to Dr. Thomas Green as he celebrates Friday. Faith Smalley will party Friday as well. Jemima James will celebrate on June 21. Fawn Fantasia celebrates on June 22 as will Matthew Stackpole. Tnisha Chandler and Damon Runyan share the day on June 24. Carly Simon will celebrate on June 25 and shares the day with Robert Schiller. June James MacDonald will celebrate her special day on June 26 and shares the day with Edward Fantasia and Judy Lana Peterson.

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