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Valerie Sonnenthal

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Chilmark: Holiday happenings

The other day I drove down to blustery Menemsha to get gas. It was nearly closing time, and no one was visible. I popped...

Chilmark: Food Truck has moved

Now that Thanksgiving is over and left-overs are being stretched a bit longer, I am enjoying lingering over delicious food and memories of our...

Chilmark: MVY in NYC

This week in New York City I was able to attend Island artist Cindy Kane's opening for her Helmet Project at Sprint Flatiron Prow...

Chilmark

This week in New York City I was able to attend Island artist Cindy Kane's opening for her Helmet Project at Sprint Flatiron Prow...

Chilmark: LOBSTR

Weatherwise, what's up? Going from a balmy 60 degrees to waking up Sunday morning to the bone chill of a mere 18 degrees? We'll...

Chilmark: Write away

Wow November is flying. Last week I took Nancy Aronie’s final Chilmark Writing Workshop of the year with 22 other participants (thank you ACE...

Chilmark: Library cafe now open

I dusted off sweet potatoes with the M.V. Gleaners last week at North Tabor Farm. The gleaners are a wonderful group of helping hands...

Chilmark: Rites of fall

One of my favorite rites of fall is the resuming of Island hand-papermaker Sandy Bernat’s Mixed Media Journal Group meetings. The first one happened...

Chilmark: Farm.Field.Sea. discounts with Island Card

Last Thursday, my husband and I beat the rain to the Island, making our way home from NYC through awful bouts of thunderstorms. So...

Chilmark: History on Abel’s Hill

A couple of weeks ago, John Hill (a longtime colleague and friend of my husband) and his wife, Dorothy, came to Chilmark to inter...

At home on the farm

The Barnes-Klaunig family at Grey Barn.

People and their collections

Dolly Campbell: the only problem is where to put things.

Is There a Goddess in the Picture?: The Photography of Lisa Levart

Photographer Lisa Levart captures women portraying goddesses from world mythologies.

Chilmark: Pies aplenty

So thankful for the rains and once again the sun shining away the fall chill a little bit longer — good for us swimmers....

Chilmark: falling into autumn

We are thankful for the rain, the sun, and the apple tree, and so much more this first week of autumn. When I moved...

Chilmark: Fun in the waves at MVFF Surf Night

I love September. The swimming is good, the weather sunny, the garden bountiful, great starry night skies, and getting back into the off-season groove....

Chilmark: No reservations

September mornings wake me to the cool of changing seasons. I love seeing the new Dorper lambs grazing in the field next door. We...

Chilmark: Still Open for Business

The sun has been shining, and getting those beach days in before the start of school was an unexpected gift for many. Monday brought...

Chilmark softball ends, attention turns towards next season

The final “official” softball game of the season was played at Flanders Field on Sunday, August 31, followed by Paul Iantosca and Arlen Roth’s...