The weather has changed considerably this week with one great day of sun and temperature in the 70s switching to wind, rain and an impending northeaster through the end of the week. At least it was mild on Cranberry Day in Aquinnah for the annual harvest.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Aquinnah police department members are wearing their uniforms with pink stripes and pink badges.

October is Medicare open enrollment which runs through Dec. 7. Every year your prescription plan needs to be re-evaluated. Please call your local Council on Aging or Vineyard Health Care Access. Up-Islanders may schedule an appointment at Howes House by calling 508-693-2896.

Fossil Fred Hotchkiss reminds all to celebrate National Fossil Day at the Oak Bluffs Library on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 4 to 7:45 p.m.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services will sponsor Electronic Disposal Day on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the campus next door to the YMCA.

Michael Sellitti has returned after spending four months in Los Angeles, Calif. where he was the guest of the Staples family during their summer of travel.

Across the channel at USCG Station Menemsha, the crew was called out on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. to assist a 44-foot sailboat that lost steering and had a torn sail while afloat in Buzzards Bay in four-foot seas. There were two adults and two children aboard Delta and all were rescued with no injuries. The Menemsha crew included BM2 Coxswain Montgomery Buffington as team lead, BM2 Joel Behr, BM3 Justus Christopher, and FN Christian Ortega-Santiago aboard the 47-foot motor lifeboat.

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Hope Tilton Albertine who passed away on Oct. 7 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Gerry, as she was affectionately known, is survived by her daughter Joyce Albertine, and her granddaughters Charlene Rogers, Melanie Bettencourt and Greyson Bowker. Her services will be held at a later date.

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Dale Robert Morgan who passed away at his Edgartown home. He will be greatly missed by many. Dale’s services were held this week.

Happy 24th anniversary wishes to Marshall and Katie Tamoshunas Carroll on Oct. 14. Happy 22nd anniversary wishes to Peter and Rita Suarez Jeffers on Oct. 14. Happy 19th anniversary wishes to Christopher and Kendra Buresch Carroll on Oct. 14. Happy 15th anniversary wishes to Shawn MacPhail and Alexandra Taylor on Oct. 16.

Happy birthday wishes to Jeff Ciciora on Oct. 12. Anthony Belain parties on Oct. 13th; Brenda Duart parties on Oct. 14; Forrest Alley will celebrate on Oct. 15; USCG Chief Robert Parent celebrates his special day on Oct. 16; Tillie Taylor will be seven years old on Oct. 17; Abel Rutkowski will be seven on Oct. 18, which is also a day of celebration for Neal Maciel, Darlene Pachico and James Vercruysse.