Governor Maura Healey recently announced the appointment of Oak Bluffs resident Pamela Everhart to the board of directors of the Massachusetts Port Authority. This independent public authority has control of Logan Airport, the Boston harbor and substantial acres of real estate in the Seaport neighborhood of Boston.

Pam is a highly respected business woman, civic leader and currently serves as the head of Regional Public Affairs, Inclusion and Impact at Fidelity Investments. Pam is the second Oak Bluffs resident to serve on the Massport Board. She was preceded by L. Duane Jackson who was appointed by then Gov. Deval Patrick.

Duane is an architect, real estate developer, art and wine connoisseur. He is recognized as the creator of a land disposition policy at Massport that significantly increased access to development opportunities for people of color and women.

Upon sharing the news to her friends Pam declared: “I hope I can fill at least half of the seat occupied by Duane !”

Congratulations to Pam.

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum had an overflow crowd at their annual Evening of Discovery this past Saturday night. Heather Seger shared the ups and downs of the move from a small location in Edgartown to the sprawling 10,000 square-foot new campus of the former Marine Hospital.

Outgoing chair Cathy Weiss was recognized for her stellar leadership. David Grain, vice chair and co-chair of the Centennial Campaign Committee excited the audience by speaking about the vision and mission of the museum as they embark on their centennial campaign.

Co-chairs Teri Trotter and Mr. Grain are leading the effort to raise $16 million dollars to allow “for more educating, more gathering and more storytelling.” The crowd cheered when it was announced that over $10 million of the goal has already been secured. The museum is in good hands!

Colin Redd is leading a cohort of Island lovers in curating a series of events under the Vineyard Legacy umbrella from July 4 to July 7. Fun will begin at the old pay-beach near the Inkwell from no to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. The major ticketed event will be a Red, White and Brunch celebration on July 6 from 2 to 8 p.m. in West Tisbury. These young people ranging in ages from 26 to 37 are raising funds to contribute to the preservation of Niantic Park in Oak Bluffs.

Mark Couch and Sara Redd from Atlanta have brought a new style to Vineyard branded leisure wear at 61 Circuit Avenue. Stop by and see what merchandise they have in the shopping bag.

Long time Oak Bluffs artist, poet and educator Harry Seymour is opening his show of paintings and poems at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse running from July 3 to August 10. The opening reception is July 10 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.. His wife Dr. Charlena Seymour has picked up the wildly popular game of pickle ball. Dubbed the Pickleball Hot Shots, Kathy Hockberg, Helene Schaefer, Brenda Celeste and Charlena were invited to the Village Sports Club in Plymouth to demonstrate form and fitness for a upcoming television program to be aired on WCVB Channel 5. Let’s just call this a family affair as the program will be produced by Clint Conley and the featured reporter is Shayna Seymour, the award-winning Chronicle co-anchor! Yes you guessed it Shayna is Charlena and Harry’s daughter!

The East Chop Tennis Club is in full swing for the season with all tennis courts up and available. Tennis director Henner Lenhardt announces the new website is available for court reservations and current news. The annual membership meeting will be held on Saturday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m.; members are encouraged to attend.

Enjoy your friends and families this Independence Day weekend. James Madison offers some guidance about our liberties: “The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.”

Paradise on earth is living the Vineyard experience. Enjoy it as life is fleeting.

Rest In Peace, Randall Edward Taylor!