With the rapidly falling leaves, time change, much cooler temperatures and lowering the storm windows, we are slowly falling into the grasp of winter. As you may have noticed, the deer have been moving around lately, primarily due to the hunting season, and you are apt to see them in strangest places or crossing the road. The archery season for deer ends soon.

Sig Van Raan was at his Music street home last week attending to some business. His son Jackson is staying in the house for the winter and is busy tending the livestock.

Naomi Plakins of Philadelphia arrived on Monday to set up the Middle Road estate for the first Thanksgiving in 40 years.

Walter Smith and his wife Lisa of Augusta, Ga. arrived on Tuesday for a brief visit.

Olivia Gately, over at the library, reports that tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Peter D. Kramer will give a talk about the newly released anthology, The Peanuts Papers. On Sunday at 3 p.m., Mathea Morais will give a book talk in celebration of her newly released novel, There You Are. On Monday at 7 p.m., MVY Radio’s Dave Kish will present a jazz film followed by a discussion. On Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m., local writer Wayne Greenwell give a reading from his newly published book, Le Club desPot. On Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., Dan Sharkovitz will give a book talk in honor of his newly released collection of short stories, A World of Good. and on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., Donald Nitchie and Spencer Thurlow will lead a Poetry Drop-in event.

Happy birthday to Antonio Saccoccia, Robin Nagle and Alison Thompson on Nov. 15; Paul Adler, Wendy Forest and Jacob Oliver on Nov. 16; Cole Parris, Chole Maley Jim Coyne, Walter Smith and Eric Perzankowski on Nov. 17; Jackie Foster, Sammi Chaves, Jennifer Reekie, Terry Mello and Daniel DeFoe on Nov. 19; John Athearn, Hunter Athearn, Robert Meyers and Kevin Segel on Nov. 20; Carlo D’Antonio, Craig Dripps, Sam Hopkins, Glen Gaskill and Joan Borkow on Nov. 21. Belated Birthday wishes to cousin Tom Fisher, Diane Smith, Teresa Nelson and Bob Gothard.

Well that is all of the social news for this week’s column. If you have any news please call or email me.

Remember that 67 years ago today the soon to be famous chimp, J. Fred Muggs, made his first television appearance on the Today Show with its first host Dave Garoway.