I daresay the longest flight to visit the Island this summer is the one taken by Dolly Campbell’s son Seth from New Zealand. Seth is here with his wife Jacquie and their kids. Finally all the cousins meet! Victoria is here with daughter Coco. The weather is great, Dolly is thrilled, and I have many exciting events for them.

The literary-themed Monster Diorama Contest is in full swing at our town library. The work began last week. Dioramas are due on Friday, July 15 at 4:30 p.m. The artists reception begins at 5 p.m. I’ll see you there.

And speaking of libraries, who better to visit the Edgartown library last week and give the youngsters tips on fishing than our town’s Janet Messineo-Israel? That is what she did. The young anglers got a boatload of knowledge.

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum held its annual gala to raise funds for their exhibitions and programs. Another beautiful Evening of Discovery and a great success.

The Aquinnah Cultural Center is now open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit titled Wampum, Stories from Shells of Native America is showing for the next month. Tickets and information are available at aquinnah.org. The 15th Annual Native Artisans Market will take place on Saturday at Aquinnah Circle. Shopping, crafts, food, music! A great way to spend a Saturday.

Sam Decker has an article coming out in the August issue of Bon Appétit. Sam is expert in all things about wine. I am so looking forward to reading his work.

Kate Feiffer’s whimsical drawings are on display through July 17 at our MV Film Center. Check them out. The center is open when movies are scheduled.

The birthday bandwagon pulled along Nathalie Woodruff on July 11. July 12 was a party for Patti Nichols Lima, Mike Ferry, Marie LeDonne, Betty Burton and Lauraye White. Pam Alley claims July 15. And on July 17, Chris Clark, Daniel Van Landingham and Grace Dowling take the cake. Many happy returns.