Two questions occupied our minds this week: They have been who received the presidential election and did you’re feeling that earthquake? I do know who received and I didn’t really feel the earthquake, however actually heard it. It sounded as if a huge truck was parked outdoors however not transferring. An hour later when the information reported what it was, I noticed it actually was one thing new that I had not skilled earlier than.
Winter is coming. The climate predictions preserve insisting and issues are feeling and looking vastly totally different. Few birds are visiting me and now solely the russet colours of fall beautify my garden. Time for all creatures to relaxation up, together with us.
It’s a good time to remind folks to maintain up the plan of sporting masks, socially distancing, and remaining calm and civilized. As Oliver Wendell Holmes mentioned, “The good factor on the planet is just not a lot the place we stand as in what route we’re transferring.” You’ll be shocked at what a present it’s to somebody while you provide friendship and assist, not simply to them however to your self additionally.
Friday, Nov. 11, Bink’s Auto will have fun 50 years of being in enterprise. Established by Carol deBettencourt and her husband, the late Bink deBettencourt, the auto restore store continues to be working and is managed by their eldest son, Willy. Their son Todd was additionally born that very same yr and celebrated his personal huge 50 on Nov. 13. Congratulations to this nice household and all who contributed to the success of this well-known Island enterprise.
Wendy Rose was shocked on her birthday Nov. 7 when she gathered with three different mates for his or her weekly Saturday lunch. This group has been assembly weekly for over 40 years. When it was began it was at totally different members homes for a knitting group. Membership has modified through the years from eight members to simply three or 4 as we misplaced some expensive mates alongside the best way and likewise met new ones. Regularly it developed right into a Saturday out-to-lunch membership. As soon as COVID hit, now 4 members bought takeout lunches and met both on my porch or sunroom the place we have been capable of socially distance. On Saturday, Wendy, Sandra deBettencourt, Janice Rose, and myself shocked Wendy with a birthday cake Janice had made. Cake, birthdays, and remembering mates right here and people now gone have been the subjects, and far laughter echoed all through the neighborhood as we loved the climate, mates, and recollections.
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Our Oak Bluffs library continues to offer contactless pickup for many who want. Request supplies by emailing email@example.com or calling 508 693-9433. Please go to the library web site for extra data. Contactless pickup is offered 5 days per week, Tuesday by way of Friday, from midday to 4 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm. Please name or e-mail similar day requests earlier than 10 am.
In an effort to help mother and father and college students with the challenges of this uncommon college yr, the Martha’s Winery Library Affiliation has partnered with Brainfuse, a nationwide on-line training firm, to offer free on-line tutoring and homework assist to all Martha’s Winery library cardholders. This system is offered seven days every week to anybody with a library card issued by any of the six Martha’s Winery libraries. Entry to Brainfuse has been made attainable by a grant from the Martha’s Winery Financial institution Charitable Basis.
The library can even maintain a web-based Poetry Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 4:30 to six pm. There might be poetry drop-in courses the place you’ll learn after which use these poems as fashions for in-class writing workout routines (that are then learn out loud, however that’s non-compulsory). Poetry Drop-in is geared for everybody, from freshmen and people who have been writing for some time. They usually final an hour and a half and might be led by Donald Nitchie. For extra data contact Donald at 508-627-0999.
Birthday smiles for the month of November to Aidylberg resident Joseph Scanlan and Woodside residents James Moreis, Paul Schultz, Phyllis Dunn, Judith Andrews, Ilka Checklist, and Mary Gazaille.
We ship birthday smiles to Katie Davey on Nov. 13, Manny deBettencourt on the 14th, Pat Alley and Barbara Humber on the fifteenth, and Nathan Averill and Cathy Parker on the 18th. Belated birthday needs to Washington Ledesma, who turned 85 on Nov. 9.
Get pleasure from your week. Peace.
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