Mother Nature sure did some housecleaning on Sunday night. The wind blew and the rain fell. Branches were down, leaves were blown off the trees, and no one was seriously hurt. But it was quite a night and it was a no name. Jose just hung around causing rain, some wind and high surf but we got it all from no name.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Sydney Bruguiere and Tobias Russell Schaeffer, who celebrated their day Oct. 29; Lillie Cabral, Oct. 30; and to Gianni Navarrete who celebrated her day Nov. 2.

As we have to turn the clocks back this weekend, I am trying to change the dog walking time. It is not easy when you have an active puppy. She loves her walks and her ball playing so now we have to try to get out in the morning because when I get home it is too dark to find the dumb ball, and she is a herder not a retriever. So if she can’t see it then guess who has to find it? Not me with the black and white long tail kitties out there.

Sunday, Nov. 5, will be an important day in the long history of the Edgartown Federated Church. In a special service beginning at 4 p.m., we will gather for a worship service to install the Rev. David G. Berube, as our new settled Pastor.

The service will include prayer, music under the direction of Peter R. Boak (Minister of Music), scripture, and joyful celebration. Following the service there will be reception held in the Federated Church Parish House. For information call 508-627-4421 or email

The Neighborhood Convention will held on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Federated Church to discuss this winter’s Houses of Grace program.

This past Sunday, Edgartown was hopping with goblins, ghosts and all the cute stuff that goes along with Halloween, as the stores opened their doors for trick-or-treaters. I particularly liked the families dressed in themes. It looked like a great turnout and I hope next year I can get a chance to see it in person and not just see pictures.

It is getting to that time of year when people are leaving to their winter homes and town is getting quiet. If you have any activities or events you would like to share please feel free to email me and let me know.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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