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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...

Update: Barney Zeitz’s German Windows Project

Last Wednesday, July 5, I stopped by Barney Zeitz's German Windows open house. It has been exactly two years since his return from his...

Chilmark: Drones

Summer is flying by, not just because a drone flew treeline-height over me and the dogs on Creek Hill Road in Menemsha, the homes,...

Chilmark: Proposal

This week I met Dan Heaney and Sarah Dennan while walking my dogs at Squibby, and wanted to share what I learned. They met...

Chilmark: The Martha’s Vineyard Sea Serpent

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for Gabe Ambulos, who will be playing in the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Championship finals with the Boston...

Chilmark: Sunday softball

Summer has officially begun, not because it is after June 21, but because Bill Edison, former Pasture Road Softball Commissioner, is back in town,...

Chilmark: Small world

It's Tuesday morning, and I just removed a tick from my hip, the larval size, a dark dot the size of a pinhead. I...

Chilmark: Graduates, lobster rolls, and farmer’s markets

More sun and rain; I know everyone's antsy for summer to officially begin. Let's hope by June 21 we have no regrets. I'm proud...

Chilmark: Creekville opening

I may have wished for warmer weather and more sun, but the holiday weekend brought out runners, bicycle packs, families enjoying our beaches, kids...

Collecting after a flood: Gail Ballou

Gail Ballou started visiting the Vineyard when she would pilot a small plane from the N.Y.C. area to meet friends from Vermont in Katama...

Chilmark: Ticks abound

May is sliding by to a wet start, warmer and, let's hope, even sunnier. Ticks ahoy: Check yourselves and your loved ones vigilantly. On...

Chilmark: More gray weather

Fog, rain, a record-length town meeting, and the Women's Symposium were last week. This week, well, more of the same weatherwise, but the sun...

Chilmark: Lambs and other signs of spring

Thank you to Pathways Projects Institute’s Tanya Augustinos, Scott Crawford, and Keren Tonnes, plus everyone else who helped make this another amazing season of...

Chilmark: Vacation happenings

It's school vacation week following a weekend of Easter festivities and perfect weather. Lucy Vincent Beach was filled with visiting families and locals, and...