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Valerie Sonnenthal

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Chilmark: Neighbors working together

Our visitors this week include six young deer daily, three dorper lambs, one brown ram, and 8 dorper ladies next door; one young osprey...

Chilmark: We’re all connected

We may have thought it an April Fool's Day joke, but schools will remain closed through April. Days are no longer marked by the...

Chilmark: Stay calm and wash your hands

Daffodils, cherry blossoms, snowdrops, crocuses, birdsong, sheep, deer, turkeys, horses, fog, sunrise, clouds, sunset … these are some of the things I'm grateful to...

Chilmark: finding balance

Let's start with good news, heartwarming news. Remember Gabe? Not only does Gabe now have a Big Brother but so do four other boys...

On winter break: Daniel Gaines

Daniel Gaines, 21, an Edgartown native, arrived home on the last boat on Friday, Feb. 28. I ran into him on Saturday with his...

Chilmark: Salt Rock Chocolate and MV Film Fest

Update: The MV Film Festival scheduled for March 26-29 has been postponed.Snow only for the third time this winter. Wind keeping ferries docked and...

Chilmark: Get crackin’

Hello March, you welcomed us with a chill, as snowdrops and crocuses brought color to the ground. March says it's time to “Spring ahead,”...

Chilmark: Seeds of spring

It's the quietest week of the year, thanks to how many families head off-Island for the school break, besides no Pathways (this week) and...

Chilmark: First winter break

After a long weekend, the best news for school-age kids is the first winter break begins after Friday classes, and runs through Friday, Feb....

Chilmark: Finding big brothers and big sisters

It's our first Valentine's Day without a stop at Chilmark Chocolates, but it's also a long weekend, with schools and state and town offices...

Chilmark: The Yard is taking summer internships

You missed the “booty-shakin' extravaganza,” according to Mary Ambulos; she was actually referring to the Super Bowl halftime show, not Saturday's fundraiser for the...

Chilmark: “Eleanor and Hick”

I recently finished listening to “Eleanor and Hick” by Susan Quinn. Every political complaint by this former first lady is still echoed today, just...

Chilmark: Gray-day blahs

If you missed the Yard's supercharged offering of Victor Quijada's company Rubberband last week, you better get tickets for the return of Cuba's brilliant...

Chilmark: Finding that perfect balance

Winds, rain, fog and sun, cold and warm, well at least I know what day of the week it is, and have given up...

Chilmark: Do you have a Chilmark Chocolates story to share?

Congratulations to Chilmark Coffee on their 10th anniversary; we can all raise a cup to that, especially come March and the film festival. There's...

Chilmark Chocolates: One

I may not have known you as long as somebut my heart melted in my mouthfirst time we met at the little house of...

Chilmark: Drop goodies at Coast Guard Menemsha

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays however you celebrate. A friend wrote down one good thing that happened each...

Chilmark: Final days of the library books sale

For my son's 24th birthday this month, I took him to see David Byrne's “American Utopia,” and was reminded about Reasons to be Cheerful,...

Chilmark: The end of an era

Today marks the end of an era with the closing of Chilmark Chocolates, an outpost of yummy tidings in the off-season especially. We thank...

Chilmark: Trees, lights, and decorations

A dead body washing up in Menemsha reminds me sadly of my N.Y. Post days, how making headlines was a way to let off...