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Valerie Sonnenthal

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Two weeks in Tibet

After finishing my certificate in Sound Healing from the Open Center's Sound Music Institute in NYC in 2017, I began studying with Pat Moffit...

Chilmark: Lunch at the OMI

Good food news is the Outermost Inn is serving an affordable lunch on Thursday through Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm, there's takeout...

From the Berkshires to Beetlebung

It was almost a year ago when Beetlebung Farm was sold, leaving everyone wondering what would happen next. As I recently wrote in my...

Chilmark: Ducks like to eat pumpkins too.

Some of you may be wondering if the Food Truck is returning to Menemsha this season; sadly, no. Menemsha Deli is open for lunch...

Chilmark: Spread the word

By now you may have heard about Salt Rock Chocolate Co.'s Kickstarter campaign to raise the $12,000 they needed to create a commercial kitchen....

Chilmark: Don’t miss all the fun

Happy Halloween. Don't miss all the fun at the Chilmark Volunteer Firefighters Association Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 5:30 pm at the...

Chilmark: Congrats to Grey Barn Farm

Storms wreaking havoc two weeks in a row is enough, or let's hope so. It's dark when I'm driving home at 7 pm after...

Gardens of Love: Carol Collins and Janet Woodcock

Carol Collins and Janet Woodcock live in Vineyard Haven. They have had a garden there since they moved to the Island full-time in 1995,...

Chilmark: A change of plans

I was supposed to take my car in last Friday, pick up my dog’s heart meds, which somehow did not get mailed, and then...

Chilmark: End-of-season in Menemsha

Don't miss the end-of-season bargains in Menemsha through Monday, Oct. 14. Don't forget that last soft ice cream at the Galley by 3 pm...

Chilmark: Always happy to return home

I'm always happy to return home, and got back last week from my Tibetan adventure after almost three days of travel, and have been...

Island ladies of Kripalu

For those who've never been, Kripalu, a nonprofit educational organization, is a “center for yoga, health, wellness, and personal growth” in Stockbridge, in the...

Chilmark: And what a day it was

I missed the 325th anniversary Potluck Celebration of our very own Chilmark on Saturday, Sept. 14, since I am traveling in Tibet, but I...

Chilmark: Going to the Dogs

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned Alison Ostreicher losing her beloved canine bestie Sen. Sen just happened to be born on the same...

Chilmark: School has started

School has started, so I just want to welcome all the new families and kids to the Chilmark School and Island community. Congratulations to...

Gardens of Love: Nancy Kilson

“Love is all around” was the feeling I had when meeting Nancy Kilson for the first time in the garden of her West Tisbury...

Chilmark: Nothing fancy

Early mornings Squibby has been filled with surfers, SUPs, and dog walkers. This is the first week one dog is noticeably missing, a border...

Chilmark: The fair was great fun

The fair was great fun, and too fast, like summer now slipping away. Some of the ribbon winners at the fair include Grey Barn...

Chilmark: Five pounds per person

Busy is how Chilmark Chocolates spent the last couple of weeks. I learned the average wait time on the second to last day to...

Artist and sculptor Barney Zeitz’s far-reaching projects

Barney Zeitz, “a self-employed artist since 1972,” just had some of his stained glass windows installed in a church in Flieden, Germany, and two...