A 20-YEAR TRADITION at the Lakeside Boulevard bus stop returned September 6. The Martins Pond neighborhood gathered to enjoy muffins, drinks and conversation while getting the kids excited about their first day of school. This year, the neighbors and their four-footed friends greeted (front row, from left): Brynn and Isla Parent, Ella Pathaks, Guy and Olive Gravel, and Ava Reynolds before they boarded the bus. The tradition returns on the last day of school in June. (Courtesy Photo)