Chilmark is enjoying the first real thunderstorm of the season with some loud thunder over Menemsha on Tuesday evening that had produced a pretty but cloudy sunset earlier. The storm caps two really hot days that folks would have called weather breeders back in the day.

This Saturday is the annual children’s fair at the Chilmark Community Church. It will be from 10 a.m. to noon. There are many games, pony rides, a bounce house and always cupcakes. There is no charge and all children are welcome.

We all send good wishes to our fire chief, David Norton, for a speedy recovery and return to Chilmark. He is in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston as I write.

Welcome back to Billie Hancock who arrived in town this week. Coco Adams drove back from her winter home in Florida. Coco has returned to her home in Plymouth.

Conrad and Jane Neumann are at their Larsen Lane home for the season, coming from Durham, N.C. Their granddaughter, Samoa Neumann, and her friend Emily Swanson, both of Portland, Ore., are at the Neumann’s home on State Road for the summer. The girls will be off to their freshman year at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Ore. in the fall.

The Chilmark Community Church finished up their winter of family-style meals for the community with a party on Tuesday evening. Tom Ruimerman cooked up lasagna for all and Judy Mayhew topped it off with her famous cream puffs. We all send thanks for a social winter shared with many friends from all over the Island.

The Chilmark Public Library now moves into their busy season with interesting programs every Wednesday evening beginning at 5 p.m. at the library. On June 21 the Jim Thomas Spirituals Choir presents the U.S. Slave Song Project. It is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to educating the public about authentic U.S. slave songs circa 1619-1865. The program is open to all at no charge and sponsored by the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library. Please call 508-645-3360 for details.

The library invites us all to attend a tree planting and a time of remembrance of our beloved longtime children’s librarian, Kristin Maloney, on Saturday, June 24 at noon. We will enjoy refreshments afterwards.

We all send happy birthday wishes to long time seasonal Menemsha resident Dr. Howard Harrison. He will turn a healthy 87 years old and is happy to welcome children, in laws, and grandchildren over the next two weekends to help him celebrate. Cheers from us all.

There were a number of weddings in town last weekend, and all were grateful for the wonderful sunny days. I was privileged to attend the wedding of Angela Lee Teel and William Brendan Dullea at the Capt. Flanders house on Saturday, June 10. It was a lovely event in a beautiful place in Chilmark. Angela is the daughter of Derrick and Kathryn Teel and granddaughter of the late Dr. Peter and Katherine Teel of Chilmark. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Ralph and Lucetta Tilton of Menemsha. William is the son of Paul and Catherine Dullea. Many family members of both families were present and a good time was had by all.

The fields are bright with daisies this month. I hope you get to see them before the haying begins. Some fields have already been cut.

Welcome back to the yacht Banjo, back in its usual spot in Menemsha harbor for the coming season.

The Home Port Restaurant will open on June 22.

Please allow me a personal note: For the next few weeks Katie Carroll will be writing this column so please send her your news at I am off to have a knee replacement at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. It’s a piece of cake, right? At least that is what I am hoping for!