The weekend weather was delightful and summerlike. A lot of backyard barbecuing was held all around town and it was wonderful. Business people report that there have been a lot of people around and the traffic nearly impossible at times; it has definitely been busier than last year. The beaches have been packed each day with the hot weather making this Island a true vacation paradise. Traffic came to a standstill last Saturday afternoon around 5 p.m. as two baby deer leisurely crossed Music street and walked into the Wassermans’ field.

Kendall Gifford Miller, his wife Carla, and their children Daniel and Carl, of Newark, Ohio, arrived last weekend for a vacation. They have been cleaning the yard, planting and selling day lilies, and continue to improve the property. They planned to return home on Sunday.

The West Tisbury Personnel Board is looking for a new member. The personnel board administers the policies and procedures covering employees. Meetings are once a month at town hall. For more information, please contact Maria McFarland at town hall at 508-696-6404.

Paul Levine reports that the library will present the sixth annual performance of The World of Troubadours and Trobairitz: Poems and Songs from 12th and 13th Century Southern France on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the David and Rosalee McCullough room.

This week’s history note, you seemed to enjoy this one, is from July 20, 1926. Fred Vincent, of New Lane, suffered fractures and other internal injuries as the result of an accident he had with the car of Miss Letha Martin, of Vineyard Haven, while he was riding his wheel Monday afternoon. Vincent was riding home and Martin traveling in the opposite direction, and they collided where the old dirt road intersects with the state highway. He was taken to the Marine Hospital by Frank Look, who happened on the scene shortly after the accident. His injuries were treated but he will be hospitalized for awhile. Fred has had a run of hard luck lately. His house burned to the ground last spring. While moving a building to the foundation of his old house and fitting it for a dwelling he strained his back and was obliged to stop his work and seek medical treatment. It was while returning home from the doctor and the drug store that he met with the accident that further crippled him. It was thought that because he was suffering pain he did not notice the approaching car. Someone remarked that if it wasn’t for bad luck he would have no luck at all.

Happy Birthday to: Cynthia Bloomquist, Eleanor Thayer, Rebecca Hodgson and Mary Giordano Friday, Arnie Fischer, Deborah Wells, Sue Leland, Susan Middleton, Phoebe Hersh, David Fielder and Mark Yale Saturday, Susan Austin, Linda Jones, Fabio Soares and Jessica Branch on Sunday, Kara Rosenthal, Laura Wainwright and Pamela Danz on Monday, Laura Campbell, Karen Flynn and Jean Caron on Tuesday, Joan Jenkinson and Katie Hart on Wednesday, and Dan Bradley and Stephen Young on Thursday. Happy Anniversary to Sig Van Raan and Susan Dickler on Tuesday and belated birthday greetings to Denise Mazzuchelli.

Well that is all of the social news for this week’s column. A bit of trivia that you can use at the next cocktail party: 80 years ago earlier this week the world’s first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City. If you have any news, please call or e-mail me. Have a great week and see you at the Feast.

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