These are the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, mostly hot and humid and interspersed with a few days of rain.

The Aquinnah emergency services departments will sponsor Aquinnah Day at the circle on July 17 from noon to 4 p.m. The town police and fire departments, Tri-Town Ambulance and special guest Smokey the Bear will create a grand time for all. There will be food, giveaways and Touch a Truck.

Island Grown Initiative will return to Aquinnah on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. for all residents to enjoy. The mobile mart will be at the tribal housing parking lot on Totopinumayak Way from 5 to 6 p.m. with fresh and affordable produce and eggs.

Former Dogfish Bar resident Peter Pfluger has returned to reside on the Vineyard after spending a few years in Florida. Nice to see him out and about.

Congratulations and all the best to Betsy Feil VanLandingham on her retirement from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital where she has been an emergency room nurse for most of the past 50 years. She was a mainstay in the emergency room and known for her compassion and knowledge. She will surely spend her days just having fun with her young granddaughters.

Tuesday was a sad day across the channel at U.S. Coast Guard Station Menemsha as BM2 Joshua Boytek spent his last day there. He and his wife Fatine Othman and their five-year old son Logan will be heading to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in two weeks. He will be stationed at Hatteras, where the surfing is slightly better than Squibnocket. It has been such a pleasure spending time with Josh and his family over the past three years. We know one day they will return.

All the best to MK2 Jacob Waters-Maciel as he is discharged on July 23 after having served for the past nine and a half years. Jacob has the distinction of tracing his ancestry all the way back to many of the original settlers who arrived on the Vineyard in the 1600s. Jake will certainly be missed but will continue his duties at Coop’s Bait & Tackle as well as with the Tisbury fire department.

Congratulations to BM3 Brian Wood, who earned his coxswain qualification on the 47-foot motor lifeboat as well as on the 24-foot special purpose craft.

Congratulations to Petty Officer Brody Schilling, who has advanced to MK2.

Welcome to SN Zaynah Roderiquez, who has arrived directly from boot camp at Cape May. Zaynah is originally from Miami, Fla. and already has a masters degree in health sciences.

Welcome to BM3 Darron Dowell, who has arrived from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Darron is originally from Memphis, TN. He is already a rock star on the Vineyard, having shown his guitar-playing skills with Johnny Hoy and his band at The Ritz on several occasions.

Welcome back to BM3 Justus Christopher, who has returned to Station Menemsha after having served light duty for a while in Boston because of an injury.

Happy birthday wishes this week to BM1 Colleen Wilson, who celebrated her birthday on July 4 and Chief Adam R. Smith, who celebrated on July 5. Michael Colaneri will party on July 11. Zachary Wallen will party on July 13 along with Robert Peterson. Richard Reston will observe his special day on Bastille Day, July 14. John O. Vanderhoop and Tobias Vanderhoop share the day on July 15. Evangeline Sanfilippo will party on July 16.