Eastport Community Notes, October 31

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The ingredients that go into the perfect fall Sunday include a pot roast in the oven, a warming fire in the wood stove, a good John Grisham novel, lots of sunshine and, of course, a few good sporting events on TV. After a long workweek it’s nice to put on your most comfortable clothes and relax and recharge for an entire day.I love it when I don’t even drive my car anywhere on a Sunday. The pot roast, in the oven at 2 p.m., takes pressure off of making dinner later. The smell is intoxicating. An early dinner on Sunday is a good thing, especially since it now gets dark so early. This Sunday we turn the clocks back an hour, which is nice for the kids at the bus stop but makes the day seem so short.

Behind the Halloween stuff at the store are Christmas items already waiting in the wings. Ugh. The orange and black is quickly replaced by red and green and silver and gold, and store aisles are already packed with gift sets and yes, even stocking stuffers. The number of catalogs that arrive daily in the mail far outnumber any interesting and important mail! I am definitely not ready for this …

Well, actually, political mailings outnumber the catalogs since Election Day is November 5. Just a reminder that there is no school for students in the Eastport South Manor School District on Tuesday, November 5. School is also closed on Monday, November 11, for Veterans Day.

The next meeting of the Eastport South Manor Music Boosters is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, at 7:15 p.m., in the Board of Education meeting room at the high school.

The ESM theater department will present its fall production of “Blithe Spirit” the weekend of November 15-17. This is a comedy by Noel Coward. Check the Eastport South Manor Community for the Arts website, www.esmca.org, for all the details.

The Eastport Fire Department will host its famous buffet breakfasts on four Sunday mornings during the month of November and the first one is on November 3. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until noon and tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for kids age five to 12. Kids under the age of five eat for free! All proceeds will benefit the Eastport Fire Department.

Eastport South Manor High School is pleased to announce that senior Megan McGuinness of Eastport has been selected for the elite All-National Honors Chorus. This is the first time an ESM musician has received an invitation to perform at this national conference.

Megan will travel to Nashville, Tennessee this weekend to perform with the All-National Honors Chorus at the famous Opryland Resort. The mixed chorus ensemble features 350 of the top young vocalists from across the country. Eligible students have qualified for their state-level honor ensemble program and competed against top students for a spot in these national honor ensembles.

Best of luck to Megan and congratulations on an amazing honor!

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