It is now the end of January and we have had no significant snow. Lots of other kinds of weather, wind rain, cold warm. I know we are not complaining but a little would be nice for a minute.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Olive Dockery who celebrated her day Jan. 27; Heitor De Oliveira, Jan. 28; Mateus Perini, Audrey Polleys and Leila Torres, Jan. 29; Katherine Carroll, Seabella Vargas and Kathleen Vieira Da Silva, who all celebrated their day Jan. 31.

The family of Sandra Turner sends their love and best wishes as she celebrates her 92nd birthday on Feb. 3. Stephen Turner wanted to let us know that she is still living at her home in Slough Cove and loves having her family around her. Happy birthday Sandra!

I don’t know if everyone can enjoy the magnificent sunsets that have been happening. Monday night’s was just beautiful and those lucky enough to be around the water got some beautiful pictures of nature at its best.

Last Thursday, we got a call from a friend to go to check out the Martha’s Vineyard Vegan Society program at the library. So we did. We were pleasantly surprised to find some vegan snacks and several people willing to talk about being vegan and trying to help people eat healthily.

Now, I am not a vegan nor do I think I could be but I am always willing to learn how to eat healthier. More than that, after talking to one of the coordinators, they did not realize how many people were here in the winter and that we were not all wealthy–as she says appears on the ads she sees for the Island. After a full conversation with her (she was awesome to talk to) she said the main thing they wanted to do was spread the healthy eating info and help others to understand. So, on our way out, we were handed a bag full of onions, potatoes, celery and fruit to start us off–and we were grateful.

So, just a reminder to check out the programs at the library. They have some awesome events for all ages.

Another way the vegan society is spreading the help is with a free dinner at the P.A. Club on Friday, Feb. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be music, games, free giveaways, raffles and T-shirts. If you want to learn more, you can check out their website:

Not everyone is a football fan, even in Patriot Nation. But I think more people than normal watch the Super Bowl, just for the commercials and the halftime show. This one is special and I hope the reign continues for the Patriots. So, even if you are not a fan, I hope you enjoy your Sunday night. Go Pats.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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