The weather was a bit more seasonable last weekend — almost spring like except for the strong wind on Saturday. The championship football game was by far the most important event for many of us. Traffic came to a standstill in this part of town during the exciting game. We are on to the Super Bowl, go Patriots! It has been mighty quiet news-wise in town this past week. Even the Dumptique is closed until further notice.

Gilmar Felix and Sandra Piava were married at their Old Coach Road home on Saturday in a civil ceremony. Congratulations.

Cynthia Riggs reports that her 30th annual Groundhog Day celebration will be held next Friday, Feb. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cleaveland House. All are welcome. Bring your favorite hors d’oeuvres, if you’d like, but it’s not a requirement. Parking will be in the west pasture and can easily be reached if you take the first left as you turn down New Lane. For more information, call her at 508-693-9352.

On Jan. 31, 1942, Congress moved ahead standard time in the United States by one hour in each time zone, imposing daylight saving time — and called it war time. The idea was suggested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a means to conserve fuel the origin could be traced back to a temporary World War I measure.

Ed Konicki of Webster was browsing in a bookstore in his neck of the woods recently and discovered a July 9, 1955 edition of Your weekly Cape Cod Guide including Martha’s Vineyard. It cost four cents to mail it to your home. It is much like a chamber of commerce guide loaded with information about the Cape. The Island page is listed under the heading of North Tisbury. It recommends visitors to the Cape to take a side trip to the Island. You had three options to get here from the Cape, the steamer from Woods Hole operated by the Massachusetts Steamship Authority, the Catherine Tek from Hyannis or you could fly over from Barnstable airport for $5.95 per person.

History note: On Jan. 15, 1946, Mike and Elizabeth Athearn and their young son George moved from the farmhouse of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Athearn of Crow Hollow. They had been living there since his discharge from the U.S. Army the previous year. Their new home was the upstairs apartment in the home of Emma Terry, located between S.M. Mayhew’s store and the First Congregational Church. For many years the house was owned by Ulysses Mayhew, a state representative and partner in the store with his brother Sanderson.

Happy birthday to: Susan Oken and EJ Sylvia Friday; Kristen Zern, Susan Sigel Goldsmith, Carl Tack and Tom Engley Saturday; Jamie Alley, Susannah Tilton-Clancy and Mark McGoldrick on Sunday; Janice Ovios, Joshua Rich, Pam Speir and Joyce Wagner on Monday; Charles Silberstein, Tallia Emily Annese, Adele Shonbrun and Brian Maxfield on Tuesday; Bethany DeBettencourt, Susan Dickler, John Hough, Jr., Melissa Lawry, Scott McArthur and Brynn Schaffner on Wednesday; William Luckey, Janice and Betty Haynes, Leah Smith and Beth Donnelly on Thursday. Belated birthday wishes to Lucy Hodgson Morse, Emmett Carroll, Matthew Anniese and Harper Neil Greene. Happy anniversary wishes to Ken and Cathy Campbell.

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