The weekend weather was terrific. The Father’s Day weather forecast is for a good day but Dad will relax no matter what the weather is. Also he will not have to clean up after dinner even if it is a backyard cookout. The summer season officially begins on Wednesday. The town picnic was held last Saturday in 80 degree weather and a good time was had by all.

Fred and Jeanne Baron, of Campbell Road, returned home last Thursday after spending the winter in California with their grandchildren.

Dick and Diana Reishe, of Runner Road and Wilton, Conn., have returned to their summer home on Town Cove. Dick reports that it is great to be back and looks forward to a busy summer.

Bob and Barbara Levine, of Sarasota, Fla. have returned from their winter holiday to their home on the Great Pond.

Dudley and Nancy Eppel of Pond View Farm Road arrived recently from Vero Beach, Fla. to spend the summer at their home. Dudley has planted new items in his vegetable garden in the back yard. He expects several family visits by his children during the summer.

Bob Luskin and his wife Charlotte Fallon of Edgartown Road have returned to their home to spend the summer season. They expect visits from family and friends. They celebrated her daughter Miranda’s graduation from NYU recently. Charlotte says Bob will be using his old family china many times this summer.

Dr. Sara Rosenthal and Dr. Julie Prazich of San Diego, Calif. are vacationing at their house in the Cove. Sara plans on spending most of July around the house. They were the prime sponsors of Remembering the Rosenthals concert at the library last Saturday that drew a tremendous crowd.

Nori Duncan of Providence, R.I. and Eliza Childs of South Hadley visited Anna Alley last weekend.

Thea Lewis, of Harlem N.Y., was here for the weekend at her father’s place on Deep Bottom Cove. She expects to return next month for a longer stay.

Doris Clark reports that the MV Seacoast Defence Chapter of the DAR’s document shredding event will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the high school parking lot. The cost is $15 (cash only) for every six bags or boxes of documents to be shred onsite.

The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury’s 29th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held next Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. This family and community event kicks off the summer. I can remember Joe and Sally Kraetzer, members of the church that were instrumental in starting the event. All proceeds help support the historic church. The strawberry festival will be indoors in the event of inclement weather.

Father’s Day is on Sunday. Its origin dates back to near the beginning of the last century. President Calvin Coolidge made it a national day and President Lyndon Johnson signed it into law with a presidential proclamation. A Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there.

The park and recreation committee reports that beach stickers will be available starting tomorrow and every weekday thereafter from 9 to 1 p.m. and weekends from 4 to 7 p.m. at the shed near the tennis courts at the school on Old County Road. Stickers will be required as the beach opens with lifeguards next Saturday. For further information call the park department at 508-696-0147.

Old friend Ronee Schultz, of State Road, passed away last Friday. Our condolences to his wife, Heidi.

Happy Birthday to: Mike Diaz, Anne Fischer, and Ruth Campbell Friday; Joan Merry, Leslie Baker, and Max Nunes Saturday; two special women from Webster, Donna Annese and Deborah Kokernak, Julianne VanBelle, Peter Eldridge and Randi Baird on Sunday; Erik Hammarlund, Travis Thurber and Debra Levesque on Monday; Donna Eldridge, Danyon Russell and Lisa Magnarelli-Magden on Tuesday; Allen Look, Dawne Charters, Luke Bartkus and Connie Toteanu on Wednesday; and Matthew Stackpole, Karen Lipsky, Stan Hersh, Jean Kelleher and William Eger on Thursday. Belated birthday greetings to Lollie Nabors. Well that is all of the social news for this week’s column. If you have any news please call or e-mail me. Have a great week.

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