Rain, rain go away come back some other day. This is the song we have all been singing. I have also seen some other pictures but the words are not appropriate for this column. People are saying this is the latest they have had their heat on and we are still wearing sweat shirts, long pants and socks and shoes. But if what they are saying on the weather station is true we should be in flip flops by Monday. We will see.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Kaleb Hatt, Desiree London and Engracia Scheller, who celebrated their day June 3; Allie Branca, Cassandra Silva and Lejaun Webb, who all celebrated June 8.

I love my birds. I enjoy looking at them and watching them on the feeder. I love to watch them teaching their babies how to eat, and listening to the babies peeping at the mother while they eat. However, I do not enjoy them peeping at 4 a.m. It never fails and they are like clockwork as the chirping starts the same time every morning when you can sleep for two more hours. But what is one to do?

Bill and Sue Glazier are proud to announce that their daughter Amanda Glazier graduated last week from UMass Boston with a PhD in Marine Biology. Congratulations to all.

The Friends of the Edgartown Council on Aging will have their annual meeting on June 14 at 3:30. All are welcome. Call 508-627-4861 for information.

A solstice celebration will be held on June 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gay Head Lighthouse to kick off the summer season. Thank the selectmen for their contribution to the lighthouse move, and continue to honor Len Butler for his tireless efforts to saving and restoring the Gay Head Lighthouse.

The lighthouse will be open for visitors. They will have a small ceremony followed by bite-sized desserts.

You can tell summer is coming as the Island is waking up with many activities. Hope you can take some time to enjoy some of them.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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