The windows are open, the curtains are moving with the breeze and there is no humidity. Relief.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Chloe Cook and Caleb Kahl, who celebrated on July 30; Guilherme Silva on July 31; Ana Basto on August 3; and to Luke Amaral and Benjamin Sylvia, who celebrate their day on August 4.

I don’t go downtown much, but when I do I like to watch all the people come and go, especially from the boats in the harbor to the docks. Of course, it is always better if you have been to Scoops or Edgartown Candy Bazaar and you can sit on the benches and watch all the activity.

With this being our big paper, and a new month is starting, I would like to take some time to mention some important people who sometimes go unnoticed or are just taken for granted. Our police departments, firemen and emergency services personnel have all been very busy this summer. We hear sirens and know that something is happening, but we can’t forget that something is happening to someone — someone with a family, someone who is on vacation and in a strange place.

Our departments are trained to take care of all situations but we sometimes forget that they have feelings and are affected by these emergencies. They have had a few emergencies that did not turn out the way they would want and yet must get up and do it all over again the next day.

So, thank you all for what you do to keep us all safe and healthy.

My niece Kaleigh and her friend Matt were here for the weekend, so her mom Debbie, Rico Robb, Kaleigh, Matt and I went up to The Homeport for dinner. It was a very fun night and the food was delicious. We missed the sunset, but that can be for another trip.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.