The weekend was good for Boston fans. Our Patriots won! Our Red Sox won! The sun has come out. We are ready for more...

The Boston Marathon in October. That was different. Spencer the therapy dog was back at his post, cheering the runners on. Some participants crossed the finish line well after dark. Congratulations to all.

Who won the grill at Martha’s Vineyard Bank? Inquiring minds want to know.

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center begins its third annual Women in Film festival on Oct. 15. This is a celebration of female creators and filmmakers. Get your tickets. I’ll see you there.

Unfortunately coming to a close is the month-long visit of Barbara Pope Peckham. And Bill and Jan Stokes will be returning to Connecticut tomorrow. Safe travels to all.

Duncan Picard, an exceptional student I had here in school, a Boy Scout, and a now hard-working attorney, celebrated his birthday last Sunday. He sent Missy G a note! Warmed my heart.

Poet, teacher, artist and photographer Annette Sandrock has concluded her exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. We await her next presentation.

On Saturday, Oct. 16, the Oak Bluffs library and Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council present Fossil Day at the Tabernacle. View specimens and information between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Masks, vaccinations, or a recent negative Covid test are required. This is a favorite annual event for me.

Our condolences go to the family and friends of Rebecca Gonsalves. She will be greatly missed.

The birthday bandwagon pulls along Gary Haughton on Oct. 14. Colin Ruel claims Oct. 15. Steffie Elliott celebrates on Oct. 16. Karen Ward, Deidre Lynch and Patsy Weaver Murphy party on Oct. 17. And on Oct. 18, Noel Macy and Tyler Adler take the cake. Many happy returns.