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Chilmark: Art fundraisers

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It seems we are slipping too soon into August. Our farmstands are full of plants, vegetables and more. This week North Tabor Farm began...

Chilmark: Flea market and jazz concert

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Foggy days bode well for our markets, though go early to beat the crowds, especially for Maple Mehndi at the Chilmark Flea. One cool...

Chilmark: Magical trail and book festival

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My son and I took our dogs to Island Folk Pottery's Magical Trail for our first walk. We immediately met three generations of the...

Chilmark: Outdoor concerts

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I've lived on the Vineyard 16 years and have never seen the likes of last weekend's traffic. Lines snaking in every direction while backed...

Chilmark plays ball after tribute to Tony

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On Saturday night, Chilmark Softball co-commissioner Sig Van Raan sent out a group email to players while sitting home in the pouring rain. Opening...

Chilmark: Kate Taylor concert

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School's out and summer's in; farmers markets twice weekly, flea market twice weekly, farm stands filled with seasonal bounty, flower stands bursting with color....

Gardens of Love: Steven Auerbach

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I wanted to visit an Oak Bluffs garden and asked Shelley Christiansen if she might recommend someone, which is how I connected with Steven...

Chilmark: Community events

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I like to walk my dogs in Menemsha and have watched what was a rental house slowly morph into a year-round home being completed...

Chilmark: Grey Barn’s new farm stand

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The heart mystery “Spread the Love” was solved by a sign found at the West Tisbury Post Office from the 2021 MVRHS class asking...

Chilmark: Mystery hearts

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After the Memorial Day swell, it was like a ghost town on Friday evening when I picked up our houseguest at the boat in...

Chilmark: Menemsha Market

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Town meeting, check. Election and special election, check. Memorial Day, check. Menemsha beach lot sunset full. Summer is nearly here and one derelict building...

Chilmark: Blessing of the Fleet

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We're getting warm, inching our way towards summer. I love that all our local farm stands offer organic veggie starter plants. If you're craving...

Chilmark: Enchanting sculpture trail

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A week ago I sprained my right ankle walking my dogs on Philbin Beach, had a half-mile walk back to my car and then...

Chilmark: Menemsha shops and parking

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Mother's Day was truly a gift this year when my older son and his girlfriend visited after what felt like more than a year's...

Chilmark: Fish, farms, and flea

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Oh my, it's May. Porch lights lit, shutters opened, stores stocking up and life returning to a not-so-sleepy spring. Beetlebung's dorper sheep greet me...

Chilmark: So close to home

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Last week Chilmark lost the matriarch of the Flanders family, Frances Todd Flanders, at 86 years old. My sincerest sympathy goes out to the...

Chilmark: MVFF library of films

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School’s out this week and I hope everyone who has been able to reunite with loved ones or take their first excursion off-Island has...

Chilmark: Supportive groups

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Morning fog, evening fog, lambs, daffodils, a dozen deer grazing outside daily, turkey vultures enjoying dinner, and rabbits everywhere. When the sun does break...

Gardens of Love: Lynn Weber

Most people are not so comfortable showing off their garden in late March, but it is a magic time, getting to see the bones,...

Chilmark: Kate Taylor album

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Vaccination set not set. I thought I'd aced it a few minutes after midnight online through CVS off-Island, but did not get a confirmation...
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