Autumnal temperatures have arrived in Aquinnah and none too soon. The constant heat and humidity of summer was getting to be a little too much except for beach-goers. The surf has been up at Squibnocket and as of next Tuesday everyone can enjoy that beach throughout the day when stickers will no longer be required. There are still a few beach plums remaining to be harvested.

Thank you immensely to the firemen of the Tisbury Legion Pumper Fire Engine who reached out and purchased a new Weber grill for the crew at USCG Station Menemsha and delivered it on the pumper fire truck on Tuesday evening, surprising the crew at the station. Legion Pumper members included Darren Welch, Jake Levett, Troy Maciel, and James Stinemire. Rhymes Propane donated a tank of propane. What a wonderful way to end the summer season.

The Massachusetts state primary election has come and gone. If you no longer reside in Aquinnah, please inform our town clerk Gabiella Camilleri of your new address so that your name may be removed from the voting list. If you wish to change your party designation or change your address or prefer to have an absentee ballot for the November election, please stop by the town hall to inform Gabriella.

Welcome to Wren Slate Castro-Goldin who was born on August 16 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Wren weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces at birth. Welcoming her into the family are her grandparents Gabriella Camilleri of Aquinnah, Scott Castro of Edgartown, and Nancy Slate and Dennis Goldin of Chappaquiddick.

Get well wishes to Angelo DiMeglio who is a patient at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has undergone major surgery and will be recuperating for a long time. A Go Fund Me has been set up for him by Julie Williamson. Send cards to: Box 1445, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

John and Amy Macey have enjoyed the company of having their three children in residence over the past week. Ally returned to her home in Colorado on Sunday, Joshua is still here, and Zachary is preparing to return to Proctor Academy soon. Ally, Joshua and Zachary enjoyed visiting with their grandparents Howard and Sandra Klebanoff who are staying at a home on Lighthouse Road again this summer.

Robert Rosenberg has written Around the Corner to Around the World: A dozen lessons learned running Dunkin Donuts. Mary Wolfson is thrilled to finally be able to share the imminent publication of this book, which is both the history of Dunkin’ Donuts, replete with lots of secrets about making the famous coffee and donuts as well as a business primer on how to grow a company from $10 Million to over $2 Billion in sales over 35 years. She has had the first pass as editor and can honestly say that it’s a good read over and over and over again. Bob and Mary spend their summers in Aquinnah and travel around the world the remainder of the year.

Have a restful Labor Day weekend.

Happy second anniversary to Daryn Foster and Alex Woodlief on Sept. 1.

Happy 19th anniversary to Ricky and Michelle Duarte on Sept. 8.

Happy ninth anniversary to Sean Kelley and Chelsea Ives on Sept. 10.

Michael Dawson observed a milestone on Sept. 3. My “old” friend and former classmate Michael Ciancio will party on Sept. 6.

Aquinnah police sergeant Paul Manning will observe a milestone on Sept. 7. Franciose Theise celebrates on Sept. 8. Richard Mulligan parties on Sept. 9, sharing the day with Matthew Vanderhoop and Tyler Vanderhoop. Matthew Seeman parties on Sept. 10. Brian Little Buck Vanderhoop parties on Sept 11.