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Chilmark: Peak nights of Geminids

Are you getting in the holiday spirit yet? If you haven’t driven around looking at holiday lights or made it to Donaroma’s spectacular, you...

Chilmark: Update on Ed

I hope I didn't upset anyone by sharing something so immediate in my life last week, but there are many miracles I relish, including...

Chilmark: Please, let’s go

I picked up my GOOD Farm turkey Tuesday morning and headed home after errands. Got a call from my husband just before leaving to...

Chilmark: Meet the ponies

Here's what's open on Thanksgiving: Menemsha Fish Market, 11 am to 3 pm, and Menemsha Texaco from 11 am to noon (or maybe later...

Chilmark: Loose cows on North Road

Just in case we were getting used to nice weather, a few freezes ought to shake us out of complacency, besides temperature swings of...

Gardens of Love: Fae Kontje Gibbs

 Walking up to the front of Fae Kontje Gibbs’ Tisbury home is magical. The painted green ivy vine invites me to wander, take a...

Chilmark: Velella velella

It was a nice week, until the up-Island blackout on Sunday night. Thankfully, Eversource worked their magic and power was restored by 9:16 pm....

Chilmark: Chairs upended

The 40th Chilmark Women's Symposium was a wonderful morning of community, storytelling, and support. The ladies printed a folded bookmark that highlighted the biannual...

Outsider artist in Chilmark

When Chilmark writer and friend Nancy Aronie calls and invites me to meet someone, my answer is always yes. Though it took getting through...

Chilmark: Should be a howling one

It felt a bit more like summer, with so many cars heading up-Island to enjoy our beaches on a perfect weather weekend. Sunday's sun...

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...