Sure, it was hot Tuesday, so much so that the Thrift Shop had a sign up — Too Hot! Closing at 4 p.m. today. Still, it has been a remarkably mild summer. And now we get our Island beaches back!
School is open — the children are excited as are the parents. Please be mindful of the young ones heading to their buses. Plan your travel down-Island accordingly so as not to be stuck behind an early morning or afternoon bus.
The Island is emptying out after Labor Day, but not the cat adoption room at the animal shelter. It is alive with kitten energy.
Laura Bintzer and Sam Hines will marry on Sept. 20 in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain. Both Sam and Laura’s families have homes in Katama, and they grew up spending summers right around the corner from each other.
Alexander Samson Outman and Shana May Yam were married at Captain Flanders House on Sunday, August 24, with family and friends surrounded by the clear blue sky, horses, hills and serenity.
David B. Alger of Chappaquiddick and Bonnie Baxter of Wellesley were married at his historic family home, Menaca, built in 1910 by his great-grandfather, on August 21.
There will be a memorial service for Henry W. Hotchkiss at 1 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 102 Green street, Fairhaven.
All you need to travel the world this week is a seat at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center for this year’s international film festival.
Four of the six men (Shubael Lyman Norton, Ira Darrow, Grafton Norton Collins and William Bradley) who formed the Oak Bluffs Land and Wharf Company that built Cottage City were whaling captains.

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