Chuck Full of Nuts? It was. That was the title of the comedy show Bobbie Jo Sears and I took in at the MV Comedy Lounge Saturday night above the Barn, Bowl, and Bistro, featuring four fabulous comedians: father and son Marty and Charlie Nadler, Dan Altano and Mike Hanley.

It was a very hot night. As usual, I did not wear makeup but Bobbie Jo did. She laughed so hard her mascara ran. A good tip when attending comedy night, leave the makeup home.

Aside from the refreshing opportunity to laugh at everything these men said, it was like a grand reunion for me. I saw people, even close neighbors, I had not seen in years: award-winning documentary film makers Len and Georgia Morris; Adrienne Ryan, photographer par excellence from Vineyard Haven and New York city; Glen Andrews and Carol Borselle; Mike Sawyer, director of the facility and third-grade kid I had in my first year of teaching.

I also met Charlie Nadler’s wife, Carrie, for the first time. And the greatest writer herself, Holly Nadler, who has returned from a year’s stint in California. Holly is the former wife of Marty and the mom of Charlie. I remember sending Charlie to the hall one time at high school because he would not stop talking. On Saturday night, I was glad he didn’t.

Beautiful Tracey Valastak grew up here but now resides in Texas with her husband and two sons. Congratulations to this hard-working lady who just earned her cosmetology diploma.

I ran into Jim Hart at our post office. He is having a great summer and looking forward to a visit from Paul Howes, one of the usual suspects we party with on Lenny’s Loop.

Robin Canha, the proprietor of the Simon Gallery, informs me their new website is up and running. This is the 32nd year of the famous Peter Simon calendar.

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum has a special exhibit of the works of Thomas Hart Benton. As you know, this outstanding artist spent 50 years of his life summering here. You should not miss this!

The aforementioned Len Morris has an exhibit during regular library hours in Art in the Stacks. It will be up for the rest of the month.

Colin Ruel, artist and graduate of our high school, has his exhibit at the Field Gallery. I am in awe of his work.

Suellen Lazarus is at the helm of the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival. What a treat for my birthday weekend, August 3 and 4.

Our Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse is running The Winter’s Tale from July 11 through August 11. Check out the schedule. Cash at the door only. If it is raining at showtime the event will be cancelled.

My mother used to wait patiently for every event the West Tisbury Congregational Church held in summer. On Saturday July 20 the annual blueberry festival will be held there from noon to 4 p.m. Every dessert, jam, and combination of blueberries possible. As usual there will be a vintage jewelry table and an attic treasures table.

Get well wishes to Susan Shea, recovering from shoulder surgery. This energetic artist can’t wait till the sling comes off. And our dear Betty Burton is in rehab for back surgery, hopefully home on her back deck soon.

Belated birthday balloons to Dick Iacovello who celebrated on July 12 along with Betty Burton.

May I be condemned to a stalled car at Five Corners on Labor Day weekend for neglecting to inform you of these most significant milestones on July 13: a birthdate shared by my sister in law, the redhead Nancy Gardella, Frank Campagniolo, mayor of all White Plains photography, and two-year-old Lucas James Linderson.

Two of my favorite ladies, Pam Alley and Linda Ronstadt, shared July 15. And on July 20, Susan Shea takes the cake. Many happy returns.