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Valerie Sonnenthal

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Plein air for this artist

I brake for artists when I find them working plein air on-Island. Last week I was heading up Middle Road and saw someone setting...

Chilmark: Farm-fresh variety of apples

Usually this time of year when returning to walk at Lucy Vincent Beach, I will run into many people I haven't seen in a...

Chilmark: Autumn markets and activities

Monday's holiday is usually the turning point for season closures, but this is the year of nothing usual. Perfect weather meant Lucy Vincent Beach...

Chilmark: Up-Island Pottery sale

Some rain, some fog, some wind and sun besides overnight temperatures beginning to drop, yeah it's October. I loved seeing Amanda Dickinson's photo of...

Chilmark: Blue-green algae in pond

Fall is here, leaves are changing, chickens are in at North Tabor Farm. I roasted mine stuffed with Beetlebung Farm radishes and apples, besides...

Chilmark: Virtual music series

It's been six COVID months since I've been in NYC, but I agreed to go with my husband last weekend. Turns out my trepidation...

Gardens of Love: Marie Larsen

It's been four years since the Larsens, Dan of Edgartown Seafood and Marie, assistant to the director of the MV Charter School, moved to...

Chilmark: Latest film project from MVFF

“Only You and I Can End Racism” is the sign that disappeared from the end of our road, while the awkwardly hung sign “Black...

Chilmark: Many shops are still open

The week before Labor Day saw Portuguese man-of-wars washing up along the north shore. Not only was swimming curtailed, but morning dog walkers kept...

Chilmark: Activities for late summer

Summer activities wrapped up at the CCC, the last Black Lives Matter Salon canceled for rain, there's no season finale for Flanders Field Softball,...

Chilmark: Memories with an open heart

Last week the Island had two major losses, and my heart goes out to the extended daRosa and Mayhew families. Dennis daRosa was always...

Chilmark: Virtual book festival

Glorious rain fell, answering our drought prayers. My oldest son and sweetheart are our first guests since March, an absolute joy to have them...

Chilmark: Beetlebung bulletin board

Getting mail, writing letters, sending postcards, creating mail art, sending care packages, holiday surprises, and visiting Post Offices wherever I have traveled, being connected...

Chilmark: New farm stand and floral cheers

Just another summer week, with a car tumbling over the guardrail and sinking next to the Coast Guard boathouse (relieved the passengers were unharmed),...

Chilmark: The art of return and restore

After leaving last Wednesday's Farmers Market and heading up Middle Road, I noticed four pink pigs running ahead of me along the side of...

Gardens of Love: Nina Lisa Marie

Nina Lisa Marie purchased a piece of property in Vineyard Haven in 2007, built a modular house there in 2008, and created her garden...

Chilmark: Summer activities

Back to summer beach days, sunshine, and family. Chilmark lost one of its brightest lights, Betty Eddy, only eight days after reaching her 100th...

Chilmark: Serendipity at every turn

Storm surge, despite no rain, brought out a packed early morning Saturday surfing crowd to Squibby. Looked more like California. Dog walkers were plenty,...

Chilmark: Peaceful garden walks

Sweet honeysuckle fills the air while hydrangeas show off their full-bodied blossoms, I love this time of year. It's a comfort to see gardens...

Chilmark: Local gallery now open

Summer has officially begun, bringing packed parking lots, like Home Port on a weeknight where everyone seemed to return from sunset at the beach,...