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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...

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...