From the Publisher - Betsy Judge, Island Reporter Newspaper


This past weekend was gorgeous. It was perfect for the Bayway Bridge Bash and the Tierra Verde Octoberfest. It is, as my neighbors say, “Why we live here.”

There are a number of fun events coming up in November including the Tierra Verde Gift Market and Garage Sale; Discover The Island, the Second Annual Chowder Challenge, the 84th Annual Fish Broil, the Veterans Day Fall Fly at TI and Sanding Ovations. Check out the stories and ads for details.

I really enjoyed learning about the history of the Admiral Farragut Academy and I was touched by the thoughts of the members of the Exhibition Drill Team and Honor Guard about their experiences with veterans. What a tribute to those who have served the country.

Daylight savings time (DST) or “summer time” ends here Nov. 2 when we fall back at 2 a.m. Interestingly, countries change their clocks on different days with Brazil being the first this year on Oct. 19. There are some interesting anecdotes about DST at, an online museum, including it being used to avoid the Vietnam draft, terrorist bombs exploding prematurely due the change, and supposedly all Amtrak trains stop an hour at 2 a.m. in the fall so they arrive as planned in the printed schedules. In the spring they just try to make up for the loss. “Whodathunkit” as my mom always said.

Thanks to all our veterans for their service, happy Thanksgiving and happy November.