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Valerie Sonnenthal

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Martha’s Vineyard photographer trades photos for Nepal aid

Longtime Chilmark summer resident and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Edward Keating made an offer on his Facebook page on Sunday, April 26 that is available...

Chilmark: serve on a town committee?

Daffodils and forsythia brighten swathes of bright green grass along our roads, in our gardens and unexpected turns on walks. If you’re a dog...

Chilmark: My culture-packed week

A perfect weekend, walking barefoot on the sand, and even in the water! Why did I have to wear a winter coat to walk...

Chilmark: learning about mushrooms

Driving life is silenced by the primal pinkletinks calling. I stop my car at the side of the road, press the button to open...

Chilmark: Congratulations, Leigh!

Chilmark Postmaster Leigh Vanderhoop! Yes folks, it’s official, and we can all celebrate having the nicest postal person still serving us and staying put....

Chilmark: In memory of Margaret Howe Freydberg

Too cold for the beginning of spring, but thanks to a couple of foggy wet days, an abundance of ground is visible, spread like...

Chilmark: Film festival!

I keep hearing people say, “Spring is in the air.” With mud underfoot, I am still not wholly convinced that more white won’t grace...

Chilmark: Winter kept us on our toes

Winter keeps us on our toes. Thank the rain and warmth melting enough in preparation for another snow day and further melting after another...

Chilmark: Gregory Marshall at Santander Bank

It may have been the quietest week of the new year, due to the first school winter break, but that did not dampen the...

Art of papermaking proves to be a draw in Mexico

Martha’s Vineyard papermaker Sandy Bernat finds inspiration abroad.

Chilmark

So the Vineyard looks more like the Arctic than any of us could have imagined, and cabin fever seems to be at an all-time...

Chilmark: at the mercy of Mother Nature

Although we’ve had an icy, chilly, wintry, blizzardy week, putting the kibosh on some family plans for the long weekend, we can still be...

Chilmark: Shopping for Valentine’s Day

I don’t leave the house without my cleats on; snow is nice and ice is treacherous. Sunday morning’s dusting, rewhiting, brought back that calm...

Chilmark: a visit with the Morgans

If you read Shirley Mayhew’s last column about Island couples, you may have been introduced to the Morgans, or perhaps you’ve known Jim and...

Chilmark: a week of words straight from the heart

We have risen, risen with glorious morning light licking at the horizon, the ground melting under our feet, driven over edges of ice breaking...

Chilmark: Visit the Brickyard

We’ve pretty much been holed up at home for a week and now, 10 days into my husband’s flu, he still has a wicked...

Chilmark: Lots going on

It was the last week with my younger son home; transitioning back to a more regular life schedule, my husband came down with the...

The creative life of a decoy maker

For Charlie Davis, each new wooden bird was a chance to perfect his process.

Chilmark: lots of holiday visitors to Menemsha

OK, it really is 2015, a number that once seemed so far in the future I did not imagine being alive, but here we...