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Chilmark: Check your road signs

This week there was a really close call, and thanks to the crazy bravery of Contemporary Landscapes crew member Gilmar Alvez, an Abel’s Hill...

Dena Porter goes solo

I arrived at the Chilmark library last Saturday to find the reception for Dena Porter's first solo show packed with her friends and family....

Chilmark: Counting skunks

I'm sick of counting the skunks living under our deck, we're up to 12. Seems all in the neighborhood must have gotten the convention...

Chilmark: Oh October

Oh October, you've snuck up on us already while temperatures drop in starry brisk nights, monarch butterflies and chrysanthemums catch our eyes, we find...

New collector on the block

Driving down Lambert's Cove Road, I couldn’t help noticing a transformation taking place on one particular property. Was it a sculpture park, a public...

Chilmark: Life’s a beach

Life's a beach — at least it was last Sunday; with summer temperatures, Lucy Vincent's parking lot was nearly full. The warm weather is...

Chilmark: Power outages

Last week Quansoo and Pasture Roads suffered power outages. Being the head of my road association and knowing that my neighbor Josh Scott was...

Gardens of Love: George Morgan

In late June, photographer Lynn Christoffers introduced me to George Morgan on the ferry and suggested his garden for this column and I'm so...

Chilmark: Congratulations to the Yard

Belated birthday wishes go out to Renaissance woman Heather Goff, who celebrated a birthday surrounded by family, including her grandchildren. Warm, wet, windy, and...

Tom Langman, man of Menemsha

I'm a sucker for Island-related license plates, so when the Washington, D.C., plate, “MNEMSHA” pulled in front of me on Basin Road, I ran...

Chilmark: Welcome to Ursula Costin

School started this week, and I'd like to extend a warm welcome to the new Chilmark preschool director, Ursula Costin, everyone who helps make...

Chilmark: Softball

Farewell, August, we barely knew you. Why is it that every summer seems to pass faster? The water remains perfect for swimming, and cooler...

Chilmark: Local artists

We went to the Ag Fair on opening day, enjoyed every moment of viewing entries from quilts to draft horses, besides having dinner and...

Chilmark: The Flea

The Chilmark flea was rained out for a second Saturday this summer, but thankfully the road race got a break for its 40th, and...

Artist Heather Sommers hangs her ‘Studio’ shingle

The new “Studio” sign hanging at 76 State Rd. in Chilmark caught my eye; then I noticed Heather Sommers' open studio newspaper listing, and...

Chilmark: A furry friend at the Backyard Bash

August is slipping by; the Obamas arrived in Chilmark in time for vacation and Barack Obama's birthday, as do so many who have returned...

Chilmark: Photos of Chilmark Pond wanted

Raspberries are ripening, blueberries are growing, and we're just a couple weeks behind mid-Island for these delectable treats. Drones have been legally banned over...

Chilmark: Vineyard Sound

My family arrived from Germany and Boston last week. We had to set up a tent to accommodate all our visitors. Having my niece...

Chilmark: A new ride

When it's hot or not, it seems like Chilmark Flea is the place to go, packed with cars waiting for parking, and totally worth...

Gardens of Love: Max Eagan and Taylor Armer

I have known Max Eagan for 10 years, since his younger brother was my older son's best friend in high school. Max has always...