Well the weekend weather was delightful bright and sunny with beaches the top priority on Saturday but cool with a hint of rain on Sunday. It seems that everyone is entertaining house guests. Illumination night on Wednesday, the Fair begins on Thursday and the Oak Bluffs firework are next Friday as the summer is winding down mighty fast. Mary Blake who uses her mother Eileen’s special recipe still delivers pies to her loyal customers after placing your order then you can pick them up on Thursdays at the old pie gazebo in her yard!

The 154th annual Agricultural Fair begins Thursday and runs until Sunday evening. Fair manager Eleanor Neubert wants to remind each exhibitor of the policy regarding entry forms. All entry forms must brought to the Ag Hall by Monday at 5 p.m. and all non-perishable entries must be delivered to the hall on Wednesday between noon and 5 p.m. A complete schedule of events is published online and in the fair booklet. Eleanor wants to make it clear that no dogs will be allowed on the grounds this year for safety reasons, and that means do not leave your dog in the car.

For the 21st year the Vineyard Transit Authority will extend bus service to include the fair on Routes 2, 4, and 6. The 8 bus will run express service from Edgartown to the fair. If you choose to bring your automobile there will be two parking lots available.

This weekend the sales tax holiday will be in effect; a great way to save some money on back to school items and other household necessities.

Denise Mount and her husband Don Evon, of Canton, Conn., returned home on Wednesday after their yearly visit with us. They enjoyed the beach, kayaking, dinning out and shopping. Tom Majeski of Boston came along with them.

Barbara de Braganca, of Old County Road, reports that she is thrilled to have her niece Elise Hillman Green and her family back in residence at their farm up on Middle Road. This past weekend, Barbara and Miguel welcomed to the Island the French Consul to Boston, Fabien Fieschi, and his wife Yuki who is from Japan. They have been posted to Boston for the past four years, but are moving back with their two young sons to Tokyo. But they visited the Vineyard before returning.

In other news, their youngest daughter Camilla is finishing her second year of work down in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her older sister Annabel is based in Washington D.C. working at Solimar International. She is eagerly anticipating her visit home this weekend since she has not been to the Island since Memorial Day. Over that weekend, she had her beau Andrea Papi from Rome as our guest. Miguel Sam has been the member of the family to enjoy most weekends here while commuting from Boston and his job in Wellesley.

The West Tisbury Congregational Church will be holding its fifth annual peach festival Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. They will be serving fresh peaches, smoothies, minted iced tea and lemonade, peaches with ice cream and peach shortcake. This year they will be adding peach pies and blueberry-peach cobblers to take home. They invite you, your friends and family to come join them under the trees for a refreshing summer treat!

Rev. Cathlin Baker reports that Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock, senior minister of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, will be preaching at the First Congregational Church on Sunday. This will be Rev. Warnock’s seventh summer preaching to the congregation. All are welcome, but please arrive early as seating is at a premium. There will be overflow seating in the parish hall.

Geoff Currier reports that on August 18 there will be a Tuesdays at Twilight concert at the Grange Hall (the final one of the season) featuring the Berlin/Johnson Jazz Duo and Friends The concert is sponsored by the West Tisbury Library Foundation and all proceeds go the library. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the library.

Leslei Geckler Monast, of Waldrons Bottom Road, returned home last week from a trip to Tahiti. From the pictures displayed on social media it looks like she had a wonderful time.

Vineyard Voices Films will be showing on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven. Five short films capture important issues and times in American life using seldom-seen historical images and first-person accounts from Island people. The museum’s oral history curator Linsey Lee will introduce the films and host a question and answer period afterwards.

Happy birthday to: Nancy Polucci, Bea Whiting, Mark Hutker, and Aaron Myatt Friday, Bill Hoff, Katelynn Rawson and William Glover Saturday, Katherine Long, Kimberly Baumhofer, Kerry Saunier and Madeline Webster on Sunday, Sarah Murphy, Karin Stanley, Michelle Meyers and Michael Saunier on Monday, Bill Clinton, Gerry DeBlois and Christina Napolitan on Tuesday, Joseph Ulva, Eli Berlow and Jennifer Sepanara on Wednesday, and Debra Polucci, Robert Francis, Tom Burke, Tim Gregory, Susan Millett Boaas, and Amelia Kauffman on Thursday. Belated birthday wishes to Colleen Morris, Marsha Kleppersmith and Rosemarie Doane. Fifty-second wedding anniversary greetings on Thursday to Dick and Diana Reische and on Sunday Dan and Elaine Pace celebrated their 47th.

Well that is all of the social news for this week’s edition. If you have any news please call or e-mail me. Have a great week.