Dan and Barbara Harnen are now enjoying a visit from their granddaughter Kaylee Harnen, who comes from Canonsburg, Penn. She brought her mother, Jane, and will be joined by her father, Mark, and her brother Kyle to celebrate the Fourth. Then Kaylee will go on to camp in Canada before returning to the Island in August.
Barbara Welsh invites you to FashionFest 2 on Saturday at 3 pm. at the Boch Estate in Edgartown. This benefit for the Vineyard Nursing Association will offer the opportunity to sip specialty cocktails, enjoy sumptuous hors d'oeuvres and desserts from Lobster Tales, and view the premier of the 2006 Vineyard summer fashions from the finest Vineyard designers and boutiques. Tickets are available for $75 from It's In The Bag or Tisbury Antiques. Or you can call the VNA at 508-696-0784.
Congratulations to the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore. On Tuesday night they will be one of the recipients of the awards given for being voted the Best of the Vineyard. Jon Nelson will be there to receive the well-deserved award.
Leslie Stark's program on Appreciation of Jazz has only one more week to go. No one sat still, toes were tapping and fingers were rapping. His audience at the Senior Center has been charmed not only by the glorious music, but also by Leslie's evident delight in sharing his knowledge and some of the recordings in his collection.
Louisa Gould not only sells marine prints, CDs, DVDs, and photographs, she is an accomplished photographer who will be photographing many local regattas this season. These include Figawi, the Newport to Bermuda 100th Race, Block Island Race Week, Louis Vuiton Act 12, the Vineyard Cup, Around the Island Race, Edgartown Yacht Club Annual Regatta, Vineyard Haven Yacht Club Jr. Regatta, Buzzard's Bay Regatta, Edgartown 12 Meter Annual Regatta, Opera House Cup, Martha's Vineyard Windsurfing Challenge, Farr 40 Worlds, Moffett Cup, Gaff Riggers Race and more. Let her know your boat name, number and fleet or any other regattas you would like photographed. Call 508-693-7373 or visit her website.
Island artist Nancy Furino invites you to her opening at the Carol Craven Gallery on Sunday, July 2, from 5 to 7 pm. The Craven Gallery is at 29 Breakdown Lane, off the State Road.
Lagoon Pond area musicians will share their talents to benefit the Lagoon Pond Association on Friday, July 7. A combination of professionals and amateurs will present classical and pop music to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the internationally known musicians' colony at Innisfail. The hotel burned, but three homes from that era still stand. The evening of music, called Lagoon Lyric, will be held at 6 pm at the home of the Buttericks, 359 Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs. The performers are Peter R. Boak and Philip Dietterich on piano, Jan Hyer on cello, sopranos Pamela Butterick and Annie Palches, and tenor Kristopher Hauck. The public is invited; donation of $20 is suggested. For more information, call 508 693-6871.
Check out the new website for the Martha's Vineyard Museum. Go to marthasvineyardhistory.org
Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out on Sunday to Carly Simon, Margo Ortiz, and Jack O'Callaghan. Wish the best on Monday to Barbara Barstow, Drusna Rocha, and Nancy Cryer. On Tuesday put 29 candles on the cake for Leslie Grimm and wish a happy one to Helen Issokson. Happy birthday to Emma Kristal and Barbara Harnen. Their special day is Wednesday.
Heard on Main Street: "Walking is important. Walking can add minutes to your life. Walking will give you more time to spend in that nursing home."