The weather tried. It rained real hard and we had thunder and lightning and wind, but it did not stop the week’s activities. Yes it slowed down some things and the fireworks were put off until Sunday night but things still continued.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this week. Big balloons go out to Harper Neville and Victor Valentim, who celebrated August 19; Harley Snowden on August 22; and to Daniel Luna and Penelope Thornton who celebrate their day August 25.

I always like the Agricultural Fair as it is like a reunion. You get to see and greet people you have not seen all summer or even since the last fair. I love to people watch and it is certainly is the place to do that.

People go for either the games and to eat or just to eat or just the games and rides. It is an art the way people pick their favorite food stand and then proceed to the next. The West Tisbury firemen won that category this year. It was the longest line for hamburgers and all they offered. I heard Friday night it was an hour wait and they ran out of food before the end of the night.

It was certainly a success for the fair  as on Thursday night by 8 p.m. they were sending people to the Grange Hall to park. Unfortunately, there was no transportation from there to the fair so a lot of people had to walk the distance.

So now it is back to reality. Back to school, back to work for some and now preparing for fall. I know summer is not over yet, but it always seems that this is the week it starts to become fall. After all, the Patriots are back on the field so that means we all know what most of us will be doing on Sundays.

On August 27, the Missions Committee of Federated Church will sponsor their 12th Annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group. The breakfast runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parish House, 45 South Summer street, Edgartown. For more information call 508-627-4421 or email

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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