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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...

Chilmark: Lambing season

So that bug turned out to be the flu, which I generously gave to my husband. Then I learned Nancy Aronie was home getting...

Chilmark: Tartan Day

Well, I finally succumbed to a dreaded bug, had a 102° temperature, so missed not only playing with David Stanwood on Saturday as well...

Chilmark: Thinking of Lucille

I was very sad to read of Lucille Plotz’s death last week at her home in Brooklyn, N.Y. I wish her extended family and...

Chilmark: March highlights

The moon reflecting over the water is wonderful to wake up to until morning light fills out the day. It's officially spring, and none...

Poem: Waking

in the white womb of winterwrapped taut against coldanother morning dustingquietly coveringblanket of icethis lethal loveone stepsolidly cracksecho splittingwhat’s frozenunder my feetwakingin the night...

Gardens of Love: Carol Brush

Every time I have the opportunity to drive a Vineyard road I’ve never been on, I feel as if I’m visiting another state. This...

About that Menemsha cottage

I have passed Dave Tilton's home in Menemsha countless times while walking my dogs, and wondered who had two New Hampshire license plates honoring...

Chilmark: Rid the winter blues

I hope you didn't oversleep, and have adjusted to the time change; more daylight is a welcome taste of spring to come. In the...

Chilmark: Cold, colder, colder still

Cold, colder, colder still: Chilmark saw our ponds refreeze, snowdrops die, hardy witch hazel hangs on, icicles hang off tie lines, the Menemsha jetty...

Chilmark: March on

March already! Even in the stillness of winter, time marches on. It is the quietest week of the year, with so many families on...

Poem: Waking

In the white womb of winterwrapped taut against coldanother morning dustingquietly coveringblanket of icethis lethal loveone stepsolidly cracksecho splittingwhat’s frozenunder my feetwakingin the night...

Chilmark: Full house at Pathways

The ice and snow melted away with the rain, and then we had a taste of spring, the air warming up considerably, seeing signs...

Chilmark: Full snow moon and an eclipse

Snow, rain and more snow, full snow moon and an eclipse, a white winter wonderland that made for gorgeous walks under a crisp, clear...

Chilmark: Remembering Howie

The local political season in West Tisbury kicks off annually at Cynthia Riggs's Groundhog Day Party, something I have attended since moving here, unless...

Chilmark: Something other than politics

Updated Feb. 3, 10:37 amI can't even begin to count the many ways we are fortunate to live in this Island community. So many...

Chilmark: Participate in change

I accepted that I would be in class all day during the Women's March, and had a great sense of inner peace that so...

Chilmark: Shakespeare for the Masses

If you missed Shakespeare for the Masses at the Playhouse, it will be shown on MVTV, so keep an eye out for it, you...