The cold weather is coming. We had snow flurries on Sunday. I went into the shed to put some things away and saw the snow shovel and thought, “no I am not ready for that yet.”

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Emanuelly Oliveira who celebrated on Nov. 20, Nickolas Rocha on Nov. 21, Willow Rosbeck on Nov. 23, Griffin Craig on Nov. 25, Emma Cakala on Nov. 27 and Ava Townes on Nov. 28. Isadora Batista, Hugo Callen Felype Da Silva celebrated on Nov. 29, Kallen Allen on Nov. 30 and Anabel Da Silva on Dec. 1. Sarah Ribeiro, and Emmet Sylva celebrate on Dec. 3.

Congratulations to Karen Sawyer and Stuart Minton who finally married on Nov. 10. Like many, they had a date to marry and then Covid hit and they put everything on hold. After waiting for the right time, they went to Bend in the Road Beach with a justice of the peace and were married on a very sunny and warm day. Then they traveled to Karen’s mom in Georgia for Thanksgiving where they had a ceremony so Karen’s family could enjoy the event. Congratulations to both of you. Here is to many happy years together.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I visited my family in Swansea and it was filled with lots of food, adults and, best of all, children. I got to spend time with great-great nieces and nephews and saw my nephew Doug and his family, who I have not seen in two years.

It’s times like these that make you think how lucky we are to have family and to see it grow. We shared a lot of memories of past Thanksgivings which involved a lot of laughing. Such as the year with the apple martinis and getting down to the pomegranates. Then there was the year I forgot to turn on the oven. Because the giblets were cooking on the back burner, it smelled as though it was cooking. I will never live that down. These are the best memories.

The race is on. We now have less than three weeks to get ready for Christmas. The town trees are up in their stands. Hagerty Tree Services put lights in the trees in Cannonball Park. Stores are getting decorated for Christmas in Edgartown weekend, which is next weekend. The Parade is on and the craft fair at the Edgartown School is back this year.

It seems as though joy is returning to our town. Keep your eyes out for other activities that will be going on.

A reminder that it is now hunting season. If you are walking on trails, make sure you are wearing your orange and the same for your four-legged friends.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.