The weather for July has been fantastic, with few rainstorms. We had at least three days with a temperature nearly 90 degrees, high humidity for a good part of the month and a lot of sun. It is time to say goodbye to all the July visitors. We wish them a fond farewell and trust they had a good summer vacation. We hope you will come back and visit us next year. We extend a warm and hearty hello to all of our new visitors.

I went off-Island to a family celebration last weekend. Anna’s brother Curtis and his wife, Jeri, of Oklahoma City, were visiting his daughter Wendy and family in Providence. Of course our grandchildren were present and their parents and her sister Nina Berry and husband Dr. Dieter Pohl. The weather was terrific. We traveled around from Westerly, R.I. to New Bedford. I came home Sunday night after dining at Antonio’s. Anna came home Monday night. Sam was kind enough to hold the fort in our absence. My thanks to assistant postmaster general Charlie Kernick for pinch hitting for me.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services presents the 39th annual Possible Dreams auction on Sunday at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort in Edgartown. It all begins at 3:30 p.m.

Allen Whiting’s current show, Looking Back, continues at the Davis House Gallery on State Road until Sunday. Celebrating the gallery’s past 35 years, an array of older paintings, drawings and sculpture are on display. From Thursday through Sept. 3, a second show, Leaning Forward will highlight a collection of new work from the past year. There will be a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 3. His gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m.

Last week I gave you a rundown on Zeizel family news but forgot to point out that Miranda Noelle Wilson, a very talented actor, is also Evan Zeisel’s wife. My apologies for any confusion I may have caused.

West Tisbury School fifth graders Felicity Lepine and Lily Haynes, seventh graders Maggie Bernard and Annabelle Brothers, fourth graders Molly Crawford and Adriana Edelman, and eight-year-old charter school student Ethan Knight are spending supper time rehearsing at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage for Island Theatre Workshop’s production of the classic show Annie about the famous orphan.

The library would like to inform the community that their grant application for Customer Experience in the Digital Age was approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The $10,000 grant award will provide funds for ongoing staff training in new technologies, programs to help younger patrons learn, and new reading apps to assist with technology planning.

Olivia Larsen, over at the library, reports another busy week ahead. Here are just two highlights. Saturday at noon Matt Hayden will lead a natural wood building workshop for kids ages 10 and up. They will be able to build a stand, sculpture or whatever they feel inspired to make using wood and natural materials. Sign up is required. On Sunday at 7 p.m., the library is excited to host its third family friendly concert with Choros das Tres, an internationally acclaimed Brazilian instrumental group of three sisters and their father. The free concert is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the West Tisbury Library and the West Tisbury Library Foundation.

Mark and Laura Kadonoff of Vienna, Va. are celebrating their 30th Island anniversary visiting West Tisbury. They are staying on Carl’s Way. Their children Michaela, Gabriel, and Lucy are visiting with their significant others and friends. Mark reports that Tisbury Great Pond is as beautiful as the day they first arrived.

The Friends of the West Tisbury Library will hold their 60th annual book sale starting Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday is half price day. The sale will be held in the West Tisbury school gym on Old County Road. A large selection will be available. All the books that are not sold over the weekend are free on Monday morning. The library would like to thank everyone for their generous donation of books.

Phil Wallis reports that Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the marine hospital lawn in Vineyard Haven you can buy a piece of Vineyard history as select items from the historic hospital that can’t be reused during renovation and restoration will be for sale. First come first served, rain or shine. Also on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall Jack Fruchtman will present The Myth of American Democracy: the Electoral College, Gerrymandering and Political Paralysis.

Happy birthday to: Stacy Hayden, Greg Orcutt, Robin Pershel, Allen Whiting and Beth Serusa Friday; Bob Day, Julia Humphrey, Chief Dan Rossi, Bill Merry and Ralph Stewart Saturday; Catherine Garfinkel, Dianne Hartman, Pat Lynch, Mark Mazer and Jesse Oliver on Sunday,; Dale Ferry, Karin Magid, Eben Elias and Trevor Grimes on Monday; James Leroux, Liza Smith, Sarah Carr and Ben Cabot on Tuesday; Carole Hunter, Joel Weintraub, Tessa Permar and Laura Silber on Wednesday; and Ben Smith, Kristin Kinser, and John Pavlik on Thursday. Belated birthday wishes to Hans Adcock. Belated anniversary wishes to Dee Schmal and Mike McFadden.

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

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