The turkeys are definitely on daylight savings time. My flock now shows up for breakfast between 7 and 8 a.m. Early to bed, supper is now at 3:30 p.m. I expect them all to be hiding at my house tomorrow. They won’t smell one of their brethren being basted on my property. Ten years ago a neighbor invited me for Thanksgiving dinner. When I returned home, 17 turkeys were roosting in my trees: a sanctuary zone. By the way, Farmer Elisha Smith assured me our Island turks are too rangy to eat. Have an Impossible burger instead!

We thank all the players, coaches, cheerleaders and fans who crossed the Big Water last Saturday to attend the Island Cup game in Nantucket. Nantucket won the Cup this year. As we used to say in Brooklyn about my beloved Dodgers, wait till next year.

Mary Korba of our Martha’s Vineyard Community Services wants to alert you to the auction of the annual special Martha’s Vineyard license plates low number auction. Dec. 3 to 13 is the time to visit We have raised thousands of dollars for community services through this popular auction.

The ever-artistic Herb Ward invites you to a wreath-making workshop at the parish hall of the Federated Church on Monday, Nov. 26, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. The workshop is free. Great way to spend time with your friends.

Another Island artist, Louisa Gould, has an opening at her gallery on Main Street on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibit is the ever-popular Small Wonders show. Refreshments? Of course. I’ll see you there.

Sadly, we lost another artist whose shop is adjacent to Louisa’s. Peter Simon, photographer, deejay and all-around nice guy passed last Sunday. Peter was always so kind to my mother and me. Our condolences to Ronni, Willy, Toni and all his many friends.

I count Robbie Morgan Burke among my talented friends. Robbie spends every summer here living on her boat but, in the offseason, she is on the Cape singing in great productions. Her show, Cabaret, at the Little Theater of Fall River, is sold out. Performances are from Nov. 29 through Dec. 6. I am trying to get a ticket. I suggest you do the same.

When school commences next week remember to let your kids choose some reading material at the Scholastic book fair at Tisbury School. This year there will be some pre-school and grownup books available. Ready, set, read!

Two great bazaars on Saturday, Dec. 1! Our Legion Auxiliary post 257 on Martin Road will be open from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. for food, raffles, gift-buying and silent auctions. Meanwhile, our NAACP of MV holds their bazaar at the Senior Center in Oak Bluffs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. I shall see you at both of these great organizations. I am a member of both. We are always looking for new members.

The birthday bandwagon pulled along Roberta Ferrari Skeckowski on Nov. 17. Eric Reuben claimed Nov. 18. Doug Grant and Nancie Rathbun Roan partied on Nov. 21. And on Nov. 25 Nicole Cimeno and Martha Dunham take the cake. Many happy returns.

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