The weekend weather was delightful. A smattering of pumpkins, mums and Halloween displays are beginning to appear around town. There were some beach plums and grapes this year but most of them have been picked and preserved. Kids and parents have started planning their Halloween costumes. A special thank you to Charlie Kernick, assistant postmaster, for covering the office while I attended to some personal matters.

Anna and I went up to North Attleboro to visit the grandchildren last weekend. We stayed with their parents. Her brother Curtis and his wife Jerri from Oklahoma City had come east to his daughter’s wedding. Nicole and Arsen hosted them for a luncheon on Sunday on their deck overlooking Bungay Lake. After lunch we all went for a ride around the lake in their boat. After a generous amount of shopping we came home on Monday.

Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vineyard Gardens will hold their harvest festival at the nursery on State Road. There will be fall displays and craft activities for young and old, including pony rides.

Also on Saturday at the library, there will be a reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for an exhibit by photographer Wayne Smith. The show is called A Quick Dip into The Archives and will be on display through the month of October. And on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., avid amateur astronomer Mark Alan Lovewell and professional consulting astrologer Arlan Wise will give a talk about astronomy,and astrology.

Happy birthday to Bradley Cortez, Susan Cahill, Jimmy Young, Emma Kennedy and Kathy Logue today; Tim Maley, Kim Chandler-Elias, Fred Fisher and Rebecca Sanders tomorrow; Robert Amado, Catherine Flynn and James O’Connor on Sunday; Megan McDonough, Ryan White, Akia Sharp, Hannah Beford and Molly Gray on Monday; Zackery Bresnick, Tim Walsh and Kathleen Hope on Tuesday; Steve Lohman, Richard Rooney, Whitney Hyde and Steve Maxner on Wednesday; Susan Abbott, Lee Faraca and Lois Mayhew on Thursday.

Belated birthday wishes to Holly Eger and her daughter Julia.

Happy Anniversary wishes to Spencer and Belinda Booker on Monday, Eric and Debbie Magnuson and Mike and Pat Lynch on Tuesday, and to yours truly, John and Anna Alley on Wednesday.

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

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