I knew when I was making the clothes switch, I was going to be early. But we had that one little cold spell and it was sweater time.

Well, how wrong was I? We are supposed to get temperatures in the low 70s, so I think the flip flops will have to go with the lightweight sweaters.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Sydney Bruguiere, who celebrated Oct. 29; Theodore Moore on Oct. 30; Scout Harl on Oct. 31; Gianni Navarrete and Jesse Reed on Nov. 2; Kavi Soares on Nov. 3; and to Zoe Tucker who celebrates on Nov. 4.

The trick or treaters were so happy this weekend. The weather was perfect for every costume. On Sunday, downtown Edgartown was filled with trick or treaters young and old. It was a great time for all.

Congratulations to Kassidy Bettencourt and Andrew Williamson who were united in marriage on Oct. 22 at the Beachcomber Resort on Pompano Beach in Florida. Kassidy is the daughter of Tony and Erika Bettencourt and Andrew is the son of Greg and Leslie Williamson. Congratulations to all and here is to many years of happiness.

Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard will be having their annual Handmade from the Heart luncheon and sale on Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dr. Daniel Fisher house in Edgartown. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to support our program.

If you like to bake, sew, knit, make ornaments, candles, lotions, pottery, centerpieces, jewelry, jams, jellies, pickles, relishes, homemade anything...please consider a donation to this lovely event. Call their office and ask for Laurie Perry at 508-693-0189, drop by the office, or call Deb Rogers at 508-627-4171 or Barbara Phillips at 508-726-5129. Thank you in advance.

Congratulations to the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School football team that beat Nantucket 14-13 in the annual Island rivalry football game. There has always been an intense rivalry between the two islands teams, even back when I was in high school.

This past Saturday, after a very good game, Lucas Belain showed true sportsmanship. He saw Nantucket player Ian Williams on one knee and upset about the loss and went over to console him. This happened while all of the celebration of the win was going on. To me that outscored the game. Sportsmanship is more meaningful than winning. Lucas is the son of proud parents Randhi and Tiffany Belain. Congratulations to all.

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back this weekend. I am excited for the light in the morning but not so for the early sunset. But I will adjust.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.