Summer movie on Menemsha Beach with Sylvia Earle and Bob Nixon, Backyard Bash on a gorgeous evening enjoyed by families and all ages, Chilmark Road Race with more runners than ever, the First Family nestled into their vacation digs, hearing Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Foundation founder and president Dr. John Aucott speak at an informal gathering, one of my sons returning from a summer semester in Poland and one off camping in New Hampshire, dancing in Built on Stilts, girlfriends from Rockland County, N.Y., visiting — it’s the August blur under the Supermoon and Perseid meteor showers. It’s time to start thinking about the Ag Fair, what to enter, and enjoying the myriad of offerings all over our Island.
Life is buzzing in Chilmark. Can’t even pull into parking lots, local eggs are sold out by noon, and the bulletin board at Chilmark Store has no space left. I stopped there for breakfast last week in the rain and the porch was full. Take it slow on the roads and be sure not to cut off the Presidential motorcade.
The clay deposits on the property are among the oldest soil found in the northeast, dating back 140 million years. By comparison, 99 percent of the Vineyard’s surface soils are less than 10,000 years old. The clay was used to manufacture the highly sought-after bricks that were shipped to Boston, New York, and Newport to help build these great American cities.
We first heard about it when a friend of ours said, ‘I hear the Obamas are staying on your road this summer,’ a few weeks ago.
Chilmark police chief Brian Cioffi said the man wrapped the fawn in a shirt and brought it to his truck. Police retrieved the animal and put it in a dog crate in the station where, with the assistance of West Tisbury animal control officer Joanie Jenkinson, they attempted to feed it milk through an eye dropper.
On Monday, May 12, the up-Island oasis that’s evolving into as much an institution for Chilmark as Alley’s General Store has long been for West Tisbury opened its doors for the 2014 season. With its famous porch rockers sanded and painted, The Chilmark General Store is ready for folks to kick back with a bag […]
The fear that the homeowners have of losing access to their homes is real. The fear I have is that one of the Island’s most beautiful beaches will be harmed is also real. So, what do we do with all of this fear?
This past weekend, well, it was all about the Chilmark School for me. Brooks, my ten-year-old fifth-grader, returned from the school’s Outing Program ski trip. Seven students in all ventured to Carrabassett Valley, Maine’s Sugarloaf Mountain. Brooks along with his classmates Noah Glasgow, Menasha Leport, Keira McCarthy, Fynn Monahan, Imogen Taylor, and Bella Thorpe had […]
The 17th Chilmark Potluck Jam brought out 25 musicians
The Chilmark Potluck Jam is the place to go for good grub and good music. It’s back this Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Chilmark Community Center beginning at 5 pm. It’s free and open to all ages. Bring a dish and something to drink. Some of the Island’s best performers will be on hand, Joe […]