The weekend weather was pure Indian summer that allowed us to get a lot of outdoor chores done in preparation for winter. The sun is setting at 5:30 daylight time, but wait until Sunday. The temperature for October was a little above average. Finish bring your plants in this weekend as old Jack Frost will soon be here.

We will return to Standard Time on Sunday morning; be sure to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

Last weekend Dr. Jay Segel attended a foot and ankle conference in Boston with his office manager Joseph Oliver and future employee Grace Jurgiel. He recently returned from Toronto, Canada where he taught about orthotic and biomechanics.

Town clerk Tara Whiting reports early voting has been successful; it ends Friday at 4 p.m.

Malcolm Hall of Oklahoma City was in town last week closing up his property for the season. He had dinner with his daughter Emily and her husband Whitney Brush.

Carolyn Eddy reports that a Mediation of Peace will be conducted Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the hospital chapel. Contact her for more information at 508-696-1839.

Toni Kurasch, down in New York city and a frequent Vineyard visitor, recently won the Herman Sands Award and it was celebrated at a gala at Hirsch Hall. Congratulations!

Saturday night the Speakeasy Series presents an evening with Peter D. Kramer to benefit the West Tisbury Library foundation. He is the author of seven books and has appeared on news and talk shows. It begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the home of Sherman and Susan Goldstein. The price per ticket is $35. Reservations are required. Call Beth Kramer at 774-563-8391 for reservations and directions.

Harry Athearn reports that the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s annual meeting will be held on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Hall on Panhandle Road.

Ann Quigley over at the library reports that on Sunday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., they will be hosting an open chamber music rehearsal. The rehearsals are facilitated by Island violinist César Atzíc Márquez. Attend as an audience member, or bring your instrument and join in. They are meant to be educational and fun.

The Partnership for Health is looking for people from each town to become new volunteer class leaders. A free four-day training will be held on Dec. 5, 6, 12, and 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information, call 508-627-5797 extension 114.

The winter Farmers’ Market is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

History note: Work began on Nov. 1, 1950, on a fire station on Edgartown Road. The two-acre parcel was donated by Susan Scott, directly across the street from her home. This climaxed several weeks of discussion by the selectmen to find a home for the town’s new fire truck. Nelson S. Bryant, chairman of the selectmen, expressed pleasure with the chosen location. John G. MacKenty, president of the Agricultural Society, wrote a letter indicating that the society was willing to donate some of its land for that purpose.

Happy birthday to: Mike Lynch, John Mansfield, Sarah Monast and Dawn Feinsmith Friday; Steve Pietruska, David Sprague and Aaron Metell Saturday; Marion Irving, Pat Waring, Dawn Feinsmith, Peter Huntington, Bruce Fernie and Anthony Esposito on Sunday; Vickie Thurber, Fred Estabrook and Janice Rattet on Monday; Mary Lee Schroeder, Joe Turney and Caroline Baum on Tuesday; Sharon Estrella, Jane Coakley, Erin Leighton and Diana Gilmore on Wednesday; and Binnie Ravitch, Ken Hurd, Michael West, Keith Olsen, Harvey Leonard and Linda Talbot on Thursday. Happy ninth anniversary to Nicole Alley and Arsen Hambardzumian next Friday.

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

Have a great week and be sure to vote on Tuesday.

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