We have had some great days. The leaves are starting to change and there have been some beautiful sunsets. My heat has been on and off, mostly off, all month so that is a good thing. Now we are patiently waiting for the clocks to go back so that 7 a.m. is not total darkness.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Yan DeOliveira, who celebrated on Oct. 22; Pedro Abreu and Daniel Sawers on Oct. 23; Braylin Hattingh on Oct. 24; Emily Crowell, Claire Proctor and Pablo Venancio on Oct. 25; and to Isaac Belo, Isabella Bums, Mason Bums, Noah Bums and Highley Marsh, who all celebrated on Oct. 27.

The Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School has delivered all the scarecrows that the students made. They are displayed at many businesses on the Island. A great way to locate all of them is to drive around the Island. The students did a great job and are very creative.

Ned and Tina Casey have returned home after a quick trip to Italy. They visited Tina’s parents’ town in Campania for a few days and saw cousins and such, then spent 12 days on the Amalfi coast in two small towns called Nerano and Cetara. They had beautiful weather and swam and ate very well.

Darren and Amanda Welch were at the Patriots game on Monday night. I know they are Vineyard Haven people but Amanda works in radiology at the hospital and Darren just holds a special place for me. It was Amanda’s birthday and he got her tickets to the Patriots against Chicago Bears game. She is a Chicago Bears fan. They stood right behind the Bears bench and saw a fantastic game — for her, anyway. Happy Birthday, Amanda. Here is to many more, even if you are a Bears fan.

The Edgartown Public Library is offering Halloween bags for your trick-or-treaters. Visit the children’s room on Oct. 28, 29 and 31 between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to pick up a treat bag filled with Halloween goodies and a craft to do at home. No registration required.

The Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club is having an October Bash on Friday, Oct. 28, between 6 and 8 p.m. Dress in costume or arrive in street clothes. All are welcome. They will have treats, games, prizes, crafts, a movie, a costume pageant and more.

I hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween. Watch out for those little goblins.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.