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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...

Chilmark: A visit from Helena

Friday, 6 am. Still, gray, and snow, but something is lighting up the sky in silent pulsating bursts. Reflected in cloud cover, but coming...

Chilmark: Changing schedules

Transitioning back to a regular schedule after the holidays takes some getting used to for many. Sunrise is the gift for being up early....

At home with Russell Maloney and Jay Schmidt

My curiosity has been piqued ever since I started seeing Barnes moving trucks pull into the property on North Road across from North Tabor...

Chilmark: Peace in nature

Holidaze is how I have signed off emails this season. I can honestly say this has been the best year of my life, something...

Gardens of Love: Debra Gaines

Most people know Debra Gaines and her husband Warren Gaines as artists who sell their work at the Vineyard Artisans Festival, the All-Island Art...

Sherry Sidoti: On the yoga path

Do you have an earliest yoga memory?When I was 5, growing up in Brooklyn with a single mom. I'm the youngest of three daughters....

Chilmark: Reach out to a neighbor

Busy times for some, feeling loss for some, new belonging for some, and sense of isolation for some — holidays are not always easy....

Chilmark: Celebrate the season through music, dance and film

We can all agree winter has arrived, as our temperatures have mostly dropped. College kids are returning home, along with other family members and...

Chilmark: It's the holidays

Holiday cheer is in the air, lights sparkle from windows, trees stand aglow, stars shine, ovens are a-baking, soups are a-making, and families reunite...

Chilmark: Final weeks at Chilmark Chocolate

I hope everyone got to enjoy a peaceful weekend with friends, family, or favorite animals. If you didn't get to Chilmark Chocolates before Turkey...