When the Patriots won two weeks ago, Patsy Weaver Murphy and her delightful granddaughter Jordan said they could hear me screaming with joy all the way to their home in Virginia. Please keep Patsy in your prayers for good health.

Speaking of football, our Vineyarders brought home the Island Cup last weekend, defeating Nantucket in an exciting game. Way to go, Vineyarders! This year, a new name was created for the day when field hockey, soccer and other sports teams from the two schools compete against each other: the Battle in the Atlantic.

Other Vineyard children excel in other ways. Ginny Coutinho’s son Greg has just completed a series of beautiful paintings about some of our famous Island homes. I am awed by Greg’s skills.

Then we have Charlie Nadler, son of Marty and Holly Nadler. What else would be more appropriate than for this son of television comedy show writers to become a comedian himself? Charlie performed at the Angel Comedy Club in London on Oct. 19. I cannot wait to see him perform again on our Island.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. At this time of year my mother Nonna and I always reread three of Holly Nadler’s books: Haunted Island, Vineyard Supernatural and Ghosts of Boston Town. You might want to pick them up at our local bookstores or libraries.

Roberta Kirn announces that all rehearsals for our annual family community chorus concert will be at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School on Wednesdays in the evenings. The concert is on Dec. 17. Roberta says you don’t need to have experience and all voices are welcome. You may contact Roberta for more information at roberta@bwellsing.com.

Speaking of music, there will be a special free presentation at the West Tisbury Library on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. Our Music Street musicians are performing a concert titled Taking Flight. I’ll see you there.

Island artists may apply to exhibit at the Feldman Family Artspace at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society at the end of this year. There will be 12 opportunities in 2024 to present your show.

Don’t forget: Saturday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. Honor our vets, then trot to the Unitarian Universalist Society at 238 Main street in Vineyard Haven: at 1:30 p.m., Jeremy Berlin and Delanie Pickering will present a celebration of music and community. Twenty dollars at the door.

The birthday bandwagon pulled along a passel of people on Halloween. First I must mention my late godmother, Frances Graziani, who was a great light in my life. Oct. 31 was also a celebration for Alayna Cohen, Kathy Laskowski, Samuel Armstrong, Sarah K. Young and Renee Ortiz. Many happy returns.