There’s a light chill in the air these days, with a few days in the 70s but dipping to the 40s at night. It is so warm that the archery season has been considerably slow, with no deer being weighed in yet this season.

The Town of Aquinnah would like residents to complete the energy questionnaire that is on the town website, The town still needs volunteers, one for the personnel committee member as well as a representative for the MV Cable TV Advisory Committee. Please submit your letter of intent if you would like to serve.

The Martha’s Vineyard Youth Task Force, the Island Wide Youth Collaborative (under the umbrella of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services), Island Health Care, Health Imperatives, YMCA, MV Mediation Program, NAMI and Island Grown Initiative are all sponsoring a Teen Health Fair on Oct. 22 at Alex’s Place at the YMCA of MV from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Join in the activities including free food, free prizes and free stuff. There will be a raffle, a gift card and more.

Menemsha Texaco has new autumn hours in these post-derby days. They will be open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Howard and Sandra Klebanoff returned to their winter abode in Connecticut this week after an enjoyable summer spent on Lighthouse Road, overlooking the Vineyard Sound. The highlight of their days were walking their service dog Bella and meeting all of the others walking their canines along the Lighthouse Road.

Another sad week with many losses. My condolences to the family and friends of Frances Gentle, Tony Maseda, Dale Rogers and Frank Welch.

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Polly Renear, R.N.. Polly was the office nurse at the office of David Rappaport, M.D. for nearly three decades. I worked alongside Polly for eight of those years, learning a great deal as she mentored me along the way. She is survived by her daughters Jane, Sally and Mary Jo, as well as her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Happy 17th anniversary wishes to Curtis Langer and Molly Purves, who celebrated on Oct. 10. Happy 11th anniversary to Charlie and Stevie Kernick on Oct. 23. Happy Anniversary wishes to Paul Henry and Beth Mayhew on Oct. 27.

Happy Birthday wishes this week to Everett H. Poole as he celebrates on Oct. 23.

Chris Belain will party on Oct. 23, as will Curtis Langer. Tom Bardwell parties on Oct. 24. Isaac Taylor will party on Oct. 25. Clifton Maris Colby will be two years old on Oct. 26. Fellow Vineyard Gazette columnist Kathie Tamoshunas Carroll will celebrate on Oct. 27, sharing the day with Paul Henry Mayhew, Patty Rossi and Amy Rogers Smith.

Waylon Sauer will be 15 on Oct. 28. Tate Buchwald will be 17 on Oct. 29, sharing the day with Captain William D. Vanderhoop, Jr., aka Captain Buddy.