The heat has been the main event of the week. We are always lucky as we always have a breeze somewhere. But it certainly is staying longer than we want. As I write this, we are waiting to see what the Tropical storm is going to bring us. I hope for rain, as we really need it.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Cassidy Kelleher, who celebrated her day August 1; Chamari Dockery, August 3; Benjamin Silvia, August 4; Marcos Martins De Souza, Natalie Worley, August 5; Felipe Nascimento, August 6; and to Grace O’Hanlon, and Davi Oliveira who celebrate their day August 7.

There are two birthday celebrations in the Fligor family this week. Dick’s is on August 6 and son, Brad’s is on the 8th! (Next year, God willing, Dick will have a big 85th celebration!)

August is always such a big month when it comes to activities. The fair was one of the biggest events. We all love the T-shirts and posters and bags, and this year, even though you can’t go to the fair to get them, you can still get them. I have seen the poster and it is quite cute with animals wearing their masks done by Robin Nagle of West Tisbury. You can go onto and it will tell you how to get the posters or whatever you want. Then you can read about the virtual fair.

Members of the League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard are now focused on two goals – registering 100 per cent of the eligible voters on Island (that deadline is Saturday, August 2) and encouraging 100 per cent of the registered voters to actually vote in the state primary (September 1) and the state/federal election (November 3).

This year, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the vote.

Our town clerk, Karen Medeiros, is ready to help you register to vote (it is best to telephone her at 508-627-6110 because of shortened hours of operation during this pandemic). Or you can do it online at You will be asked to provide the following information: name, date of birth, county/town where you reside and your social security number or identification number.

Need a place to get some work done, plug in or relax? The Edgartown Library has a new place outside for you to sit. Check out their new outdoor seating area, complete with wi-fi and shade. And don’t forget, you can also enjoy the library’s wi-fi from both of their parking lots.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.