We have been enjoying some pretty nice weather. The sun has been shining and it is warm enough to not have to wear gloves and heavier socks. But when the sun goes down, the chill comes out — which I think makes it a great sleeping night.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Harvey Proctor who celebrated on Nov. 19, Emanuelly Oliveira on Nov. 20, Nickolas Rocha on Nov. 21, Willow Rosbeck on Nov. 23, Griffin Craig on Nov. 25, Emma Cekala on Nov. 27, Ava Townes on Nov. 28, Isadora Batista, Hugo Callen and Felype Da Silva on Nov. 29 and Kallen Allen on Nov. 30. Anabel Da Silva celebrated on Dec. 1.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I ate at my Gilkes family’s home. Lela and Cooper hosted the dinner. Their daughter Tina Polleys cooked the turkey with the help of her daughter Audrey. Tina’s husband Jonathan was in Ohio with their oldest son Christian. Lela and Cooper’s son Tim, his wife Debbie and their son Cooper were here from Greenfield. This pleased all but me especially because I had not seen them in a few years. Dan Gilkes, his other half Stephane Immelt and their daughters Hunter and Harper joined us for dessert. It was a fun day that ended with a good game of Sequence to top it all off.

The race is on. Trees and wreaths are flying out of Donaroma’s nursery. The lights are being wrapped around the outside trees and whatever stands still. People are shopping for presents. I have seen outside lights on at houses. I always love them because they light up the town that is now dark at 4:30 p.m. The lights seem to lift people up.

Next weekend is Christmas in Edgartown. There will be many craft fairs and open houses. The stores will be dressed in their finest. A lot of visitors will be here to enjoy the weekend. It is a fun time and everyone is always in a festive mood and enjoys our town. Make sure you check the Gazette’s Calendar page or go to the Christmas in Edgartown website to see a list of all the activities.

I was sad to read that Lindsey’s in Wareham has closed its doors after 74 years of service, open seven days a week. It was a restaurant that was perfectly located for Islanders to stop and eat, whether coming or going home. It was a great meeting place after a day of shopping or meeting half-way with your family.

From what I read, COVID caught up with them and they lost many employees. Now they can’t find staff. I will miss their onion rings and caramel bread pudding.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.