Red and white balloons surround the athletic fields, tents are set up with burgers and hot dogs, and students sport red Windjammer sweatshirts and jackets — it’s Homecoming at CHRHS. We couldn’t have a better day weatherwise — crisp autumn temps with scudding clouds and occasional bright sun. The fall weather makes a colorful backdrop to the kids young and old milling amongst their teachers and parents, community members, and families, all gathered to support the fall sports teams as they compete throughout the day. College students have come back to town to tell us how their time away is going. They cheer on younger siblings, and mingle with their peers, comparing notes on how they’re adjusting to life far and wide. Meanwhile, whistles blow and the National Anthem is sung again and again as new games begin. It’s a wonderful tradition, reminding us that you can come home again, and that here in Midcoast Maine, you won’t have been forgotten.