Edgartown: This quiet week

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I feel a wee bit out of touch with the Island, as Don and I took a mini vacation over the long weekend. We headed out to Central and Western Mass. on Friday night with no particular plans, which is something we’ve never really done. We usually take the kids on our trips or take very short excursions to make sure we are back here for them in case they need anything. But now that we have two kids driving, we didn’t feel that same pull to be here “just in case.” We had a great time, even though the foliage was only just starting to turn. We went to flea markets and apple picking, visited Yankee Candle in Deerfield, and spent one afternoon walking around my alma mater UMass. Monday we meandered back down to the Cape, shopping along the way at various locations before catching the boat home. I feel delightfully relaxed and can’t wait to do it again soon.

You know it’s a slow news week when I don’t even have any birthday wishes to send out! Happy anniversary wishes go out to Ellie and Steve Parece who celebrated 27 years together on Oct. 7, and to Bob and Donna Enos, who celebrated 24 years of wedded bliss on Oct. 9.

It just doesn’t seem possible that such young people can be married that long.

The Edgartown library staff asked me to share that they display any forgotten children’s clothes for one week. Anything that hasn’t been claimed within a week gets donated to charity.

In other library news, the children’s room will be offering yoga for kids ages 9 to 14 on Thursdays at 3:45 pm beginning Oct. 19. Emily Histen will lead classes that are a hybrid of yoga and creative movement, with elements of art, music, and dance. Students will learn to move and groove in a freely structured environment, leaving each class with a feeling of relaxation and fun. A class that enhances and recognizes all of your child’s abilities and needs! Wear comfortable clothes. Mats will be provided. Please register in advance by calling or stopping by the library, signup is limited to 10 per class.

Parent/teacher conferences at the Edgartown School will be on Oct. 24, 26, and 30. Pick-a-Time, the online program used to sign up for the conferences, opens on Oct. 13. The link should be available on the school webpage at that time.

That’s it for this quiet week. The summer “season” is officially over now that Columbus Day has passed and we are now heading into the shoulder season. While things are still busy here, the pace is definitely slower. I hope everyone is enjoying the unseasonably warm weather. I know that it’s bad news, as it’s likely due to climate change, but I love warm weather so I’ve been rejoicing in these temperatures. My hope is that the warmer fall will help me get through winter, which is my absolute least favorite season. The longer we have warm weather, the less I dread winter. Maybe I’ll try to set an intention to embrace winter this year. In the meantime, I’m going to spend as much time outside as I can. Have a happy and healthy week ahead.