It is clear that the winter blahs have set in. We are less than two short months away from the start of Daylight Saving Time and spring. Seed catalogs have been arriving in the mail for the last week, giving us time to study them in front of the fireplace. The line at the Up-Island gas station was long most of Sunday with people taking advantage of the special price of fuel. Go Patriots beat the Steelers!

Tara Whiting, town clerk, reports that nomination papers for the annual town election are available. Two incumbents, constable and land bank commissioner, have chosen not to seek reelection. Candidates need to have 20 signatures of registered voters in this town and return papers to the town clerk by 5 p.m. on Feb. 23. If you need an absentee ballot, you must submit or come in and fill out an absentee ballot application. Applications are good for a calendar year only and anyone who requested one last year, it has expired! Please call Ms. Whiting with any questions at 508-696-0148 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Anna Alley, of State Road, returned home Monday after visiting our grandchildren, Robert, Henry, Eddie and Mark, and their parents in East Taunton with a side visit to her sister Nina in Providence.

Phyllis Meras of Music street returned home on Sunday after a business trip to New York city and Boston.

Olivia Larsen, over at the library, reports that on Monday at 7 p.m. join WMVY’s Dave Kish for a documentary screening and discussion of Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry. This monthly musical-themed event is free. On Sunday the Chess Club at the library, with Doug Brush and Ken Vincent, will host a match between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. It is free and for any age; children under eight must be accompanied by a grown-up. Chess sets will be provided. On Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m., stop by their wellness clinic with a nurse from the public health and wellness department of the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod. Get your blood pressure checked and get answers to questions about medical concerns.

Happy birthday to: Nancy Cabot, Lee McCormack, Nancy Rogers, Jena Wingood and Mary Pate Friday; Bob Luskin, Carl Tack, Nili Goldstein and Peter Benjamin Saturday; Sandy Atwood, Willie Levesque and Anya Toteanu on Sunday; Georgiana White, Kristine Scheffer, Alexandra Rothwell, and Paul Vanlandingham on Monday; Zack Wiesner, Lewis Waring, and Dan Sharkovitz on Tuesday; Abigail Higgins, Tony Omer, Avril Espy, Mitchell Gordon and Zack Schwager on Wednesday; and Susan Oken, Harold Lawry, Melissa Clay, Cathleen Vincent, John Scalia, Leigh Hammond, Karen Coffey, and Ed Sylvia on Thursday. Belated birthday greetings to Catherine Deese. Belated anniversary greetings to Chris and Diane Abbot.

Well that is all of the social news, what there was of it, for this week’s edition. Trivia fact: a mere 60 years ago tomorrow Patsy Cline sang the now classic Walkin’ after Midnight on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts and gained national attention. By the way who was the sponsor of this program? If you have any news please call or e-mail me. Have a great week.

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