Chilmark: Hats off to MVRHS graduates


Join me in congratulating the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School 2015 graduates from Chilmark: Sergey Bernier, Alexander Gordon-Beck, Katrina Heilbroner, Madeleine Moore, Oren Osnoss, Sophie Petkus, Benjamin Poole, Andrew Ruimerman, Peter Ruimerman, and Owen Singer will make it official on Sunday, June 14, at 1:30 pm at the Tabernacle. Hats off to all, and have a safe summer!

This season Menemsha Galley has added a new veggie beet and kale burger with Deep River chips to all their other homemade favorites, and is open every day from 11 am; weekdays until 3 pm, Saturdays until 8 pm, and Sundays until 4 pm. Summer hours begin June 20. The Home Port takeout window is open Monday through Wednesday from 11 to 3, and Thursday through Sunday until 8 pm; dinner is available inside Thursday through Saturday evenings through June 18, and then summer hours begin. And don’t forget you can pick up fresh baked goods, groceries, and so much more at the Menemsha Market, open daily.

The Yard opens its season with a fundraiser on Thursday, June 11, from 7 to 9 pm, and will present the work of this year’s Bessie Schonberg Residency recipients on Friday and Saturday evenings. See for tickets and information.

The seventh annual Windemere Auction (live and silent) to benefit the recreation department will be held Friday, June 12, from 6 to 8 pm at the Grange Hall. Admission is free. Light fare, wine and sweets. For more information, call 508-862-1933.

It’s time for the Children’s Fair at the Chilmark Community Church, Saturday, June 13, from 10 am to noon. Bring children of all ages to enjoy games, pony rides, a bounce house, and sweets. Celebrate the coming of summer. Free. For more information, call 508-645-3100.

This year’s Open Days, sponsored by the Garden Conservancy, include Chilmark’s Norris Garden, open from 10 am to 3 pm at 19 Blueberry Ridge Lane on Saturday, June 13. So far the only other Island garden is the Polly Hill Arboretum, open from 7 am – 8 pm. Cost is $7. For more information, go to

Lobster rolls to go can be had beginning Tuesday, June 16, from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Chilmark Community Church! For $15 you will get a generously filled roll, drink, and chips, ready for a beach picnic or home.

Native Earth Teaching Farm is selling organically raised seedlings, including heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants, for $5 each, and have assorted organic veggies, pickling cukes, indigo and other dying plants, herbs and flowers; all available through a self-serve honor system. The farm, in conjunction with Sassafras Earth Education, will host six Women’s Fire Circles beginning on Tuesday, June 16, from 6:30 to 9 pm, cost $10 to $15. All women welcome, no experience required. Fire ceremony begins at 7. For more information, check

Felix Neck’s Sustainable Book Club comes to the Chilmark library on Wednesday, June 17, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm to discuss The World Is Blue by Sylvia A. Earle. Start reading, and come and join in this free event.