You know it is hot when your glasses steam up when you put them on, your clothes stick to you no matter what, your sheets are damp even though you don’t have a water bed, and no matter what you are doing you are sweating. So here is the heat a lot of people wanted. Now let’s get to some cooler weather.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Cassidy Kelleher, and Nolan Murphy who celebrated their day August 1, Chimari Dockery, August 3, and to Paige Herrick and Zachary Ward, who celebrated their day August 5.

So it is now August and the changeover weekend was very busy. I went to the Stop & Shop and it was wild. It was the first time I have been there in a while as I have been spreading the wealth as they say.

I go to Morning Glory for my veggies and fruit, Shiretown Meats for ground Charles, and Edgartown Seafood. It sounds like a lot of money but it is really the same, and I find I don’t buy extras because I am not going up and down the aisles finding things I really don’t need to buy.

Linley Dolby, Lizzy Ward, sister in law Liza Dolby, Jen O’Hanlon, Melanie Rankow Prescott and Kate Spencer all attended the Taylor Swift concert at Gillette Stadium. It was a gift to Linley, and the ladies were treated to a limo ride from the Sea Crest Hotel to Boston and back. They had a great time and enjoyed the concert. I’m sure it will be a present Linley will not soon forget.

The 25th Annual Pancake Breakfast is Sunday, August 9, from 7 a.m. until noon at The Anchors next to Memorial Wharf in Edgartown. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, orange juice and coffee. The price is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under.

Funds raised will go to a variety of Island charities. For example, this year, the Rotary Club sent 11 high school students to the Rotary Youth Leadership camp on the Cape. We’ve also helped to fund the Della Hardman Day essay contest, dictionaries for Island fifth graders, and lunches at the Edgartown Senior Center — just to name some others.

It’s been the Edgartown Library’s tradition in recent summers to present a series of lively cultural programs on Wednesdays through the month of August, and this year that tradition continues.

Here’s the month’s lineup of free programs, presented downstairs at the library (unless noted), at 7 p.m.

On August 12, town historian and president of the Friends of the Edgartown Library, Mary Jane Carpenter, will give a talk on the history of an Island treasure, Edgartown’s Carnegie library building, from its genesis in 1902 to its hand-off later this year to the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust.

On August 19 at the Harbor View Hotel there will be a screening of a documentary film by Kerry Candaele exploring the worldwide cultural and political influence of Beethoven’s ninth and final symphony.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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