The weekend weather was delightful, with a touch of frost Saturday morning in some areas. But it sure did warm up all week with delightful Indian summer weather that allowed for plenty of outdoor work to get done. Our foliage is reaching peak color, leaves are beginning to fall rapidly and you can hear Roger Williams singing Autumn Leaves in a distance. Scarecrows and pumpkins dot the landscape these days in all parts of town. There were several yard sales last weekend and the Dumptique is busier than ever. Harry Athearn reports that bow and arrow season for deer began on Monday and will run until the end of the year. So be extra careful if you are near the forest.

Paul Karasik reports that the charter school scarecrow festival is nearly upon us. He says if you want to build a literary scarecrow you might win a mini iPad. Call the school at 508-693-9900 for more details.

Georgia Ellen Greene, daughter of Neil and Amy Greene and sister of Harper, was born Oct. 4 in Albuquerque, N.M. She is the granddaughter of Mary Pat Hough-Greene of New Freedom, Pa. and the great- grand daughter of the late George Anthony Hough 3rd and Mary Lu Hough. Mary Lu misses her home Vineyard home as she is currently residing at Country Meadows in York, Pa.

Lynn Christoffers of Edgartown Road returned home last week after a business trip to New York city and New Jersey.

Jill Carlton and her husband, Pete Karman, of New Haven, Conn., were at her summer home on State Road to close it up for the season last weekend.

Tara Whiting, town clerk, reminds anyone wishing to vote in the presidential election on Nov. 8 that absentee ballots are available and you may stop by the town hall and vote on weekdays until noon on the 7th if you are not going to be in town. This year the state has instituted early voting and that will begin on Monday.

Ann Quigley, over at the library, reports that on Monday at 7 p.m., the library and WMVY present a monthly jazz-themed evening with Dave Kish. This month, Dave will present the documentary From Mambo to Hip Hop, with a discussion to follow. On Tuesday at 7 p.m. the library will host Islanders Read the Classics. This month’s selection is A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, presented by John Hough Jr.

On Wednesday a nurse from the public health and wellness department of the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod will be at the library from 1 to 3 p.m. to check blood pressures and answer questions about medical concerns.

Happy birthday to: Bob Doane, Virginia Carmichael, Mary Hinckley, Amy Hoff, Ted Powell and April Knight Friday; Susan Silva, Katherine Stackpole, Meaghan Gouldrup and Jacob Ferry Saturday; Dianne Rothwell, Susan Faraca, Mark Bettencourt, Don Klepper-Smith, Wendy Forest-Biddle and Caroline Flanders on Sunday; Betty Cottle, Ben DeForest, Paul Gibbs, Mary Coleman and Shirley Wilcox on Monday; Carol Koury, Doreen Rezendes, Dana Street and Sarah Mayhew on Tuesday; Sid Counsell, Laura Roosevelt, Sarah Bergeron, Amy Lawry, Paul Magid, Warren Mayo and Maureen Fisher on Wednesday; and Felice Yager, Philippe Jordi, Brian Gallo, Chrystal Parrot and Heather Slayton on Thursday. Belated birthday wishes to Sandy Hill and Goodie Stiller. Belated anniversary wishes to Nettie Kent and Colin Ruel. Sunday would have been John and Abigail Adams 252nd wedding anniversary.

Well that is all of the social news for this week’s column. If you have any news please call or e-mail me.

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