Chilmark: Settling into spring

The Beetlebung Farm sheep and lambs follow Lindsey Scott at feeding time. With Dorper mothers and an all-black ram, all the lambs have unique markings. —Valerie Sonnenthal

Pinkletinks have never sounded so sweet heralding morning, noon, and night as spring slowly begins to settle. The ever changing aprés-storm coast bares newly revealed striations of colorful clay along Lucy Vincent Beach. Thank goodness for warmer weather and some truly beautiful days. It always makes me glad to see barefoot prints on our beaches.

Congratulations to Josh Aronie on his new position at Offshore Ale in O.B. I stopped by to talk to him, and want to reassure everyone the Food Truck will be back in Chilmark next off-season; be sure to stop by by Friday, April 27, it’s their last day at Home Port this season. You can call in your order at 774-563-4498, and see their daily menu on their Facebook page.

The Chilmark town meeting held on Monday, April 23, at the CCC was the least full one I’ve attended, and was over in a mere 80 minutes.

Tuesday Pizza Nights continue through the first week of June at the Chilmark Community Church from 6 to 7 pm; enjoy free food, conversation, and community. All are welcome, free. 9 Menemsha Crossroads, Chilmark.

The Chilmark library now offers Kanopy for streaming classic films, documentaries, foreign films, TV shows, and more, ten a month per patron. Learn more and sign up at Wednesday, April 25 at 5 pm is the second free Poetry Drop-In Workshop for adults, hosted by local poet Donald Nitchie, presenting poems by a range of contemporary poets, followed by a short discussion and then a group free-write loosely based on the poems’ content or form. Students are encouraged to share their work with the group if interested. Learn about “Mid-Century Houses: Before and After” with architect Francis Pitts on Wednesday, May 2, at 5 pm. Wednesday Afterschool Crafts with Irene runs weekly from 3 to 4 pm. Stories with Rizwan are Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 am. For info or questions, call 508-645-3360 or email

Pathways season finale is Thursday, April 26, with a stellar lineup for a multi-arts performance evening. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and program begin at 7 pm, free. Learn more at

Yes, ladies, the 41st Women’s Symposium is Saturday, April 28, from 9 am to noon, on the topic of “Assumptions.” This is a free event, but donations are welcome to help cover costs.

The Yard brings back 2017 Latin Grammy winners Flor de Toloache: Mariachi Feminino on Saturday, April 28, at 7 pm at the MVPAC. Tickets available at

Join the Chilmark School for its annual May Day celebration at 9 am at the May Pole, followed by school game activities organized by the fifth graders. Rain date is Wednesday, May 2.

Have a great week.