This is a great time of year to catch up on the things you did not have time to do during the summer. For instance, our Martha’s Vineyard Museum on Lagoon Pond Road in Vineyard Haven has ever-changing and always interesting exhibits. The staff is always friendly and will guide you through your questions.

For great photography, see Paul Doherty’s exhibit Vineyard Light and Reflection at the Vineyard Playhouse on Church street. The Playhouse Art Space is open for viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays or by appointment. His exhibit is up until Oct. 15.

If you appreciate gardening, Abigail Higgins recommends this time of year as when to divide up and spread out your irises and perennials to different areas. These are two of my favorites. They never disappoint.

Two big successes last weekend! Tivoli Day was a big hit in Oak Bluffs. And our high school girls soccer team took the boat to Nantucket and won there. Congratulations.

My young friend Holly Petre won a Best B2B podcast award from Nation Restaurant News. Keep up the good work, Holly!

The Kara Taylor Gallery in Chilmark has an exhibit on stonework and carving. Both are interesting subjects.

My dear friend Janet Stokes passed away at her Connecticut home. Janet has been coming to her Island home here for years. A memorial Mass was held at Saint Elizabeth’s in Edgartown on Sunday. Her cousin Gail organized a wonderful luncheon and family gathering after the service. Janet will be greatly missed.

The birthday bandwagon pulled along Joalser Nascimento last weekend. Sept. 16 honored George Tucker. Sept. 17 smiled on Brett Stewart. Sept. 18 was claimed by Richie Roy. And on Sept. 19, Sara Alwardt, Timothy Anthony and Susan Block took the cake. Many happy returns.