10/31/14 5:00am

Did you know there are only seven more Thursdays before Christmas? Now that I don’t work in retail, I’ve been tormenting my friends and daughter with the countdown. I have to say, I enjoy the change of season and the holidays. How about you?

Birthdays lead off. Halloween is a popular birthday: Jack Giovanniello, who turns 11, Laura Baxendale and Virginia Gilmore celebrate that day. Sarah Reilly blows out candles Nov. 2 and Angela Tondo on Nov. 5.  (more…)