Last weekend was superb but September is slipping away quickly. It had been warm and muggy for this time of year with Jose on our doorstep. Autumn begins Friday. These days the sun is setting around 6:30 p.m.

Remember that the annual Living Local Fall Festival will take place at the Agricultural Hall Saturday at 10 a.m. There will be a wide variety of agricultural events with over 50 vendors. It will conclude with a community supper at 5 p.m. with dancing until 10 p.m.

George Hartman reports that the 30th annual Antique Power Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. All owners of antique engines, and special interest cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, etc. are invited. Exhibitors will receive a mug and brass plaque.

They will be setting up Friday from 5 p.m. on; volunteers are welcome. You can follow them on Facebook at MV Antique Power Museum. It will not rain, but if does, they will have room for displays inside the museum and a canopy will be available. For more information call 508-693-6039.

James and Diane Pagnotti, of Old Forge, Pa, returned home Saturday after spending a week on the Vineyard celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary. Diane reports that they enjoyed the weather, beaches, dinning out and traveling around the Island. They met up with old friends and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They may rent in Chilmark next season as it seemed more secluded and quiet.

Jen Wool, who lives on South Road, was visited by her friend Kim Barlett of Burlington, Vt. earlier in the week. She reports that they enjoyed walking on the beach, swimming, sightseeing and shopping.

Visiting Charlie and Stevie Kernick this week at Post Office Corner are Connie and Jim Sessoms and their daughter Sarah from Hillsborough, N.C. They are staying at Margo and Tony McClellan’s house on Old County Road, as they did two years ago. Sarah returned Sunday night to Chapel Hill, where she’s enrolled as a grad student at UNC, and her mom and dad will be here until Friday. This is their second visit to the Vineyard.

Dr. Bruce Carlton and Julia Roundy of California arrived at his State Road home on Saturday with two guests, Vincent and Patricia Ford. He hosted his sister Jill, her husband Pete Karman, and their son Alex at a family reunion. Bruce, an avid fisherman, is taking part in the derby. He took the time to give them a personal tour of the Island.

Wendy Weldon reports that there is an exhibit of her paintings in the Chilmark branch of the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank. The opening is Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions, call her at 508-645-3199.

Olivia Larsen, over at the library, reports that on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. state Sen. Julian Cyr and state Rep. Dylan Fernandes will hold drop-in office hours in the community room. All are welcome to come by to share concerns, discuss issues or seek assistance on a matter involving state government.

On Sept. 25, 1945 an important wartime board went out of existence with this notice posted by chairman Albion A. Alley. “Residents of the areas served by the War Price and Rationing Board will now be under the jurisdiction of the Tisbury Board on and after Oct. 1. Residents will be able to secure application blanks at S.M. Mayhew’s store or through the mail.” He promised that applications would be processed promptly and ration coupons or certificates would be mailed to applicants without delay. The board began operation three years ago earlier, meeting at the Civil Defense Headquarters, the former home of Ellen Logan, on Edgartown Road. The board approved applications to purchase automobile, truck, and tractor tires, gasoline rationing cards, and coupons to purchase rationed food products.

Happy birthday to: Ted Lowe, Carole Kimberly and Mike Mazza Friday; Kathy Lobb, Niki Patton, Terre Young, Granville White, Mike Donaroma, Kathy Triantafillou and Sean Conley Saturday; Timothy Williamson, Lydia Olsen, Marjorie Pierce, Jeff Madison and Muriel Laverty on Sunday; Manuel Estrella 3rd, Cynthia Wayman, Kali Wingood, Cheryl Metell, and Amelia Adler on Monday; Ann Fielder, Carol Craven, Jennifer Wilcox, Ruben Sampson and Ashley Hunter on Tuesday; Wayne Smith, Amanda Pachico, Valerie Tweten and Mariko Kawaguchi on Wednesday; and Natalie Conroy, Leonard Schoenfeld, Moira Silva and Ira Hicklin on Thursday. Belated birthday wishes to Lynn Christoffers.

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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