Even though we have been in the middle of a heat wave, we can always be thankful we do not live in the city and near all those stone buildings. Hopefully, this will be the last heat wave of the season.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Penelope Thornton who celebrated her day August 25, Cali Grow, August 26, Dani Grow, August 26, Rayssa Donato, August 28 and to Ana Costa, who celebrated her day on August 29.

It is 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning and the birds are just starting to sing. The sun is trying to come out through the haze from the heat. I am thinking of this because I actually can. It has been a busy summer and things are calming down enough that maybe now we can actually appreciate the things going on around us.

Barry Burbank, channel four weatherman, brought things to perspective last week when he reminded us that we have lost almost two hours of daylight since summer. Fifty-five minutes in the morning and 55 minutes in the evening which leaves you wondering: where did the summer go?

I can’t believe it is Labor Day. It is early this year and I am watching the school custodians getting the school ready. A big pile of mulch arrived for the playground. They have mowed and weed-whacked and more activity is going on around the school.

On Sunday, Sept. 2, the Federated Church will have its last two early services for this year: one at 8 a.m., and one at 9:30 a.m. Beginning Sunday morning, Sept. 9, the Federated Church, on 45 South Summer Street, Edgartown, will hold one regular service, from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. with Rev. David G. Berube as pastor. Music will be provided by the Federated Church Choir, under the direction of Peter R. Boak, minister of music. All are welcome. For information, please call 508-627-4421 or e-mail officefederatedchurchmv@gmail.com

Hope you have a great Labor Day weekend and can enjoy some family time. Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

Edgartown news can be sent to kathleencase@comcast.net.