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Valerie Sonnenthal

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Gardens of Love: James Langlois and Wendy Weldon

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It is the first week of December, and James Langlois and Wendy Weldon will be moving off-Island soon, but in the meantime they are...

Chilmark: Jay Lagemann’s sculptures, and holidays in Menemsha

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Last Thursday was unusual: a bank robbery, Jay Lagemann’s sculptures riding the ferry, and heading off Island for the holidays. I began writing the...

Chilmark: Giant turnip, chocolate pop-up, and Don Nitchie virtual poetry

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Was the election anticlimactic or just reassuring? Chilmark voter turnout beat Aquinnah by 2 percent, as well as the rest of the towns. Last...

Chilmark: Sally Cook memorial, Kara Taylor Gallery, and Grey Barn pies

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I got my booster shot at the Vax Bus clinic at the high school last weekend, and was amazed we were offered a Stop...

Gardens of Love: Judith Fielder Leggett

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Every year on August 6, Cleaveland House Poets join Dionis Coffin Riggs’ family members for a poetry reading at the West Tisbury library on...

Chilmark: The Library of Things, Pathways gathering, and Island Folk Pottery

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You might call it “The Curious Incident of the Cooper’s Hawk and the Yellow-Shafted Northern Flicker,” found by my husband and son on the...

Chilmark: Outermost Inn opens, drop-in knitting, and Mobile Monastery

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Katie Carroll is collecting names and addresses of homes that will have a light shining to welcome trick-or-treaters; email her at squidrow@vineyard.net. Halloween evening...

Chilmark: Monthly tea club, ‘The Fall,’ and the Chilmark General Store

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Last week when I stopped by North Tabor Farm (NTF), I noticed a tiny house, well actually, a tiny kitchen, that Sadie Dix explained...

Chilmark: Drop-in Knitting Group, and Community Church

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Finally, after some wet gray days, a glorious weekend despite temps dropping to the low 60s. So many fall happenings it’s hard to keep...

Gardens of Love: Martha Halperin

I have been a member of Cleaveland House Poets for 16 years, and therefore head to Cleaveland House on the Edgartown–West Tisbury Road biweekly...

Chilmark: Shops, exhibits, and The Point

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We're in the shoulder season homestretch, with Indigenous People's Day fast approaching. Get your last ice cream or meal at the Menemsha Galley. Although...

Chilmark: Lucy Vincent warning signs

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I’m so happy to get back to Lucy Vincent Beach. New are the seven signs clearly spelling out danger, and no climbing at the...

Chilmark: Pizza nights and Bananagrams

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Last week I celebrated my magical Medicare birthday with my family and enjoyed playing Photosynthesis, a board game I borrowed from our library. Now...

Chilmark: Artist Ed Schulman and Dot Day

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The big news from the Yard this week was learning that Chloe Jones will be moving to Salt Lake City, Utah, to become assistant...

Chilmark: Library of Things

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Oh September, so soon. School is back in session, and I hope all the new kids joining the Chilmark School community are having a...

Gardens of Love: Liz Ragone

Last week you may have read about Brad Tucker and Liz Ragone's new venture, Radio Farm. I was so excited when I visited, I...

Chilmark: Farmstands and softball

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The summer season at the Yard closed with Ephrat Asherie's fantastic company premiering a work that will soon be presented at NYC's Guggenheim Museum,...

Welcome to Radio Farm

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At first I didn't make the connection, seeing the Facebook invite to Radio Farm's open house, and when I arrived to check out what...

Chilmark: Revolution in Motion

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I could only get to the Ag Fair on the last day, and what a glorious day it was. I saw Peter Norris's Paw...

Chilmark: Music and dance

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I attended opening night of Built on Stilts, and was treated to an incredible hour of engaging, strong performances. Don't miss out on this...