Well the weekend weather was a mix first pure Indian summer that allowed you to get a lot of outdoor chores done in preparation for winter without freezing and then high winds and rain. Winds gusted in excess of 65 mph on Sunday and a raft of boat cancellations took place.

The sun is setting at 5:30 daylight time but wait until Sunday when we will return to Standard Time at 2 a.m. making the daylight hours mighty short with darkness falling shortly after 4:30 p.m.

The annual meeting and election of officers and trustees of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society will be held on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Hall. The Barn Raisers’ Ball will be held Saturday night from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is free, but everyone is asked to bring a dessert to share with others.

Phyllis Meras of Music street returned home Sunday afternoon from a business trip down to New York city.

A new Mindfulness Meditation study group is being offered by the Council on Aging at Howe’s House. Ed Merck leads the one-hour classes each Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. The workshop is free but registration is required. Please call 508-693-2896 to reserve a spot.

Olivia Gately, over at the library, reports that tomorrow from 3:30 to 5 p.m. there is an art reception featuring the work of the MV Modern Quilt Guild. The exhibit contains an assortment of bed quilts, children’s quilts, wall hangings and a quilted pillow. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of November.

On Sunday at 3 p.m., the chamber music society presents a concert featuring cello quartet, Holes in the Floor. The concert is music from the quartet’s repertoire as well as two arrangements of Mendelssohn’s Songs by Heidi Schultz.

Work began on November 1, 1950 on a fire station on Edgartown Road. The site, a two-acre parcel, was donated by Mrs. Susan Scott and it is directly across the street from her home. This climaxed several weeks of discussion by the selectmen to find a home for the town’s new fire truck. Nelson S. Bryant, chairman of the selectmen, expressed pleasure yesterday with the chosen location. He said her offer was far and away the most practical that they had received. John G. MacKenty, president of the Agricultural Society, wrote a letter indicating that the society was willing to donate some of their land for that purpose and it was approved by their membership. However the letter clearly pointed out the donated land was to be accessed only from school property. When objections arose about that Mr. Bryant said the entire project was up in the air again. The board then voted to accept Mrs. Scott’s offer which was the first proposal discussed by the board.

Happy birthday to: Judith Baumrin, Hermine Hull, David Atwood and Selena Rolman on Friday; Peter Gallagher, Julie Skinner, Mike Rouse, Doug Kent and Sarah Rubick on Saturday; Charlene Douglas, Mary Lee McCormick, Hugh Phear and Gail Rowe on Sunday; Mike Lynch, Pam Morrow and Sarah Monast on Monday; John Mansfield, Steve Pietruska, David Sprague and Aaron Metell on Tuesday; Marian Irving, Pat Waring, Dawn Feinsmith, Peter Huntington, Ashley Tilton and Bruce Fernie on Wednesday; Vickie Thurber, Fred Estabrook and Janice Rattet on Thursday.

Happy 12th anniversary to Nicole Alley and Arsen Hambardzumian on the 11th.