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Windy, windy and rain seems to be the future for most of this week.
At last it's a bit cooler and you can actually get into town and find a parking space without too much trouble.
A brief but moving ceremony, reflecting on the tragedy of 9/11, was held at the Nelson W.
Thank you to all the emergency workers that planned ahead for the possibility of disasters due to a hurricane.
The Island is quieter now for a moment before Labor Day weekend.
Monday was what I call a summer respite day.
Now dawn comes later and prods me awake as ruffles of light peek in around the edge of the window shades an hour before it is time for the alarm to go off.
Crowds, longer traffic jams, high humidity, and a struggle to remain patient signal the arrival of August.
Well, we say goodbye to July this week and hope that August will be a little cooler and less humid, but I don't think that has ever happened.
These past few weeks have tested the abilities of the Island's EMS and Fire departments to the nth degree.
This hot and so very humid weather has lasted for such a long stretch it makes us wonder if we have been suddenly transported to a place somewhere in the tropics.
Fourth of July weekend was picture perfect, wasn't it? The weather was what made a good holiday — so that visitors could spend time at the beach although it seemed like hundreds were walking around town or in the stores.
On Friday, July 2, at the Bunch of Grapes, Ann Nelson, the store's former owner and major Vineyard benefactor who developed that fine book shop, will be honored.
I had some questions from readers who were unable to locate the Town Columns on the website.
Saturday morning at 6 am the sun was starting to lighten up the sky and within two hours it was as black as night as those tremendous thunderstorms crashed in.
Well, we almost had it.
Well, it looked like an almost impossible task, but the crews building the sidewalks and resurfacing the roadways downtown have finished, and what a great job they did.
The entranceway to the town is now almost complete.
Thank you to everyone who extended so many positive comments regarding my Mother's Day column last week.
Our town is looking brand new with all the activity going on around Circuit Avenue and in front of the Steamship Authority wharf.