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Valerie Sonnenthal

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Chilmark: Winter has slipped away

I decided for the first time in years not to bring a computer with me when I went to Brazil for an eight-day Kaiut...

Gardens of Love: Anna Edey

It was still winter when I visited green-living visionary and author Anna Edey in her new home in Vineyard Haven. After nearly 40 years...

Chilmark: Daylight saving time has arrived

After snow and gray days, it's nice to know daylight saving time has arrived. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour for...

Artist Margot Datz is into public works

You may have noticed from one of my February Chilmark town columns that I ran into Margot Datz during her most recent installation of...

Chilmark: Food Truck

Since writing last week's column, I have a brief update from Mike Scott (across the big pond): “The Fayre is gaining momentum. We will...

The collector

I lived in Edgartown for six years beginning in 2006, and met Nis (yes Nis, not Nils) Kildegaard at our library. Since 2012 I...

Chilmark: Public Dancing Allowed

It's less than six months until the 400th anniversary of Chilmark, England. Some of you may recall we were visited by Mike and Jo...

Chilmark: Valentine’s Day already

Valentine's Day already! Yes, and the bad news I overheard from a friend at Cronig's has now spread Island-wide: Chilmark Chocolates will close at...

Chilmark: Let’s hope they can save the floors

By now most people have learned that the Menemsha Market will not be open this summer, and may already be mourning the loss this...

Hooked on rugs

While enjoying the rugs at the 2018 Ag Fair, finding one made by Chilmark resident Sandy Broyard was a complete surprise. Broyard is better...

Chilmark: Coffee and chocolates

Do you ever count all the animals you see on/from your dirt road? In one day I saw a pair of red-tailed hawks sitting...

Chilmark: Help the Coast Guard

January seems to be moving faster than me, so yes, I missed mentioning M.L.K. Day. One of Martin Luther King's legacies is his writings,...

Chilmark: Up-Island entertainment

Whenever I travel, at some point there's usually a Vineyard connection. This week my husband hired a Hopi guide to take us to a...

Chilmark: Mermaid Farm

I really looked forward to heading out to the Chilmark Potluck Jam, which I apologize for not mentioning in last week's column. I made...

Chilmark: A quiet week

Holiday highlights included both my sons being home, Cynthia Riggs reading me A.A. Milne's King John's Christmas, enjoying our Thanksgiving feast on Christmas, loving...

Chilmark: The silver tree

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”  –Hamilton Wright MabieI grew up with a single mother, a...

Chilmark: holiday activities in abundance

Besides beautiful weather, fog, and rain, there have been a plethora of holiday activities from the Chilmark Flea to the last Farmers Market, concerts,...

Chilmark: Celebrate the season

The pews at the Chilmark Church were packed for Lia Kahler's second “Offerings of Music and Light,” with another amazing group of talented Islanders...

Chilmark: Evening light

On Sunday I had the opportunity to participate in Lia Kahler's first Offerings of Music and Light, with an amazing group of talented Islanders...

Chilmark: Remembering a good neighbor

It's time with family and friends, taking walks, cooking, catching up, playing with animals, rebalancing our inner selves between the comfort of always and...