School’s out for summer. Summer reading programs start at our libraries on Friday, June 21. Check your library for adventures and summer reading lists.

Louisa Gould has a new program at her Main street gallery. Shades of Blue will kick off this weekend with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Come meet two great artists, Christie Schelle and Suzanne Hill. Louisa sure knows how to run a gallery and host a party.

Islanders gathered to celebrate the last Celtics game on Monday. The Wharf Pub hosted a large group of green wearing fans. Our 18th win.

It is the 50th anniversary of the making of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws on Amity Island! The Edgartown Board of Trade is hosting many events for Amity Week June 22 to June 29. Who could ever forget?

Bob Tankard has received the 2024 Buchwald Award for outstanding service to this community. Thank you, Coach T.

Songwriters for Elderly Housing presents a fabulous concert at the Tabernacle on Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. Hear your favorites, Jemima James,Rosie Guerin, Willy Mason, Lexie Roth,Lilah Larsen, Amanda Palmer, Phil DeRosa and Cliff Eberhardt. Author Geraldine Brooks will be our special guest. I’ll see you there.

Officer Tom Smith has retired from the Edgartown police department after 40 years of service. Tom will be a Reserve Officer now. Thank you for your service.

Nancy Jephcote had a lovely recital with her string students at the West Tisbury church last week.

Norman L. Morse had a great time at the car show in Hyannis on Father’s Day.

Neighbor Eileen Bemus stopped by last week. We commiserated about Angela Piper Murphy leaving our neighborhood to move to Virginia. But I assured Eileen we would all be together next winter when we crash at Piper’s new home. I cannot take the cold anymore.

Paul Howes is in rehab in Connecticut. Falling at our age is such a problem.

Capt. Richard Joseph Kelly of our Edgartown Fire Department had a wonderful service at St. Andrew’s. He was laid to rest at the new west cemetery. He was a very kind man.

Dorothy June Grant, affectionately known as Dottie, passed at home on June 13. She was a fabulous mother and friend, and was hardworking and funny. Our condolences to her family and friends.

The birthday bandwagon pulled along Cheryl Funk on June 15. And on June 16 Kevin Searle took the cake. Many happy returns.