Witches Night Out, our annual Halloween themed downtown ladies shopping-socializing night is on Thursday.  It’s been a fairly mild but drizzly week but no matter the weather, hundreds of women turn out for a fun evening on these ladies’ nights out.  Some women object to the name, Witches Night Out, but it’s Halloween and we should have a sense of humor. Actually Christmas shopping is already on a lot of people’s mind and Halloween and Thanksgiving are sidelined. Christmas is needed from the merchant’s point of view and the personal interest in the holiday season gets sidelined.  What a world it is.