According to my calendar it is only June. However, I think someone forgot to tell the weather gods that heat waves are in July and August. We have been in oh my god weather for three days and I personally am done. I watch channel 4 news and according to Barry Burbank this is the first time in weather history, as far as they can look back, that we have had two heat waves before Fourth of July. Also, he is predicting 14 heat wave days this summer, and in the past four years he has been right.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Rose Levesque who celebrated June 10.

Congratulations to all the graduates of Martha’s Vineyard High School class of 2017. Social media has had so many pictures of graduation, be it proud parents, grandparents, or siblings. The pictures have been great and you can see how proud everyone is. Good luck to all in the next stage of your life.

Pat Tyra, who arrived back here several weeks ago from Dania Beach, Fla., is most pleased that family members are arriving for Saturday’s celebration of life for her late husband, Harold Bauld. Family members include daughter Robin Bauld (and husband Gary Conserva), granddaughter Caitlin Bauld, sister Donna Marshall (and husband David), his son Harold Bauld (and wife Inez Gomez Ochoa) and grandson Xabier, and several nieces and nephews.

Beginning on Sunday, July 2, and ending on Sunday, Sept. 3, the Federated Church at 45 South Summer street will have two services each Sunday. The first service will be at 8 a.m. and is an abbreviated service for those who like to get an early start to their day. The second service will be at 9:30 a.m., and will be traditional, complete with music from the Federated Church choir under the direction of Peter Boak, minister of music. Starting Sept. 10 there will be just one service only again, at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 508-627-4421, email, or check out

The Edgartown Council on Aging, also known as the Anchors, is seeking Edgartown residents as new volunteer board members to advise and supervise the COA, which is a department of the town of Edgartown providing services, events, activities, and programs to Edgartown and Island elders. The board meets once a month, 10 months out of the year, to provide support and guidance. Meetings are pleasant, fun, interesting and no longer than an hour and a half. Pastries, coffee, and refreshments provided. Please call Paul Mohair, administrator, at 508-627-4368 for more information.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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