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Valerie Sonnenthal

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Chilmark: There’s more than enough to do

Chilmark Writing Workshop founder Nancy Aronie could not be more fulfilled than when Camp Jabberwocky campers come for their own writing workshop. I get...

Chilmark: Quintessentially American

Happy July Fourth, everyone! Always a perfect evening to enjoy Menemsha, since everyone else heads down-Island. I moved to Edgartown 14 years ago, walked...

Chilmark: Summer momentum

It's happening, that strange sense of summer momentum while enjoying the dogwood days of summer. After days of rain and a perfect weekend, even...

Gardens of Love: Paul Doherty and David Behnke

Updated July 2When visiting Paul Doherty and David Behnke's home to write about their art collection, I knew I had to return to see...

Chilmark

School is officially out for summer, so please be extra-mindful driving, look out for cyclists, walkers, runners, deer, raccoons, turkeys, box turtles, and anything...

Chilmark : The bustle is building

The Farmer's Market was bustling on opening day, and from Saturday through August 28, we can enjoy Wednesday and Saturday market days from 9...

Chilmark: He wasn’t wearing any shoes

Last week when I walked to Peter Simon's memorial at the CCC from the Post Office parking lot with Jim Feiner, who pointed out...

Chilmark: The first dip of the year

Asparagus, asparagus, asparagus. One of my favorite vegetables is for sale at North Tabor Farm and other farm stands around the Island. On Tuesday,...

Chilmark: Old faces and new

Yes, we've arrived at Memorial Day weekend, and yes, it's wonderful to have more choices for food, friends, and neighbors arriving to clean their...

Chilmark: Doors are opening

Doors are opening, windows being dressed, ice cream machines cleaned and ready for soft-serv, fish cooking wafts through the air without another soul in...

Chilmark: Sun, where art thou?

OK, Sun, where art thou? Hiding most days, it seems, but I'd rather have spring showers than too much winter snow. Congratulations to Larsen's...

Gardens of Love: Marie-Louise Rouff

Marie-Louise Rouff, now almost 90, moved to the Vineyard with her husband Paul Levine a decade ago from California. It wasn't so easy finding...

Chilmark: Welcome, May

Last rainy Sunday afternoon I walked with my son at Lucy Vincent Beach, and ran into two couples, one originally from Macedonia and visiting...

Chilmark: Earth Day is every day

Chilmark is the second town in the U.S., after our neighbor West Tisbury, to adopt a ban on the sale of single-use plastic bottles....

Chilmark: Sliding into Memorial Day

Chh-changes, ’cause it's April. Turns out this was the last week for the Food Truck in Menemsha, next week is the last week for...

Chilmark: Hoedown Fundraiser

The weekend was wonderful, from Saturday surfers, screeching pinkletinks, a riot of daffodils to the Island Community Chorus offering the world premiere of “In...

Chilmark: Signs of spring

Congratulations to Chilmark resident illustrator Elissa Turnbull, whose artwork was chosen for the 158th M.V. Ag Fair poster. I can't wait for the Grey...

Chilmark: MVFF success

Thank you to all the folks and volunteers at MVFF for another great film festival, a place to eat out and hang out in...

Chilmark: Winter has slipped away

I decided for the first time in years not to bring a computer with me when I went to Brazil for an eight-day Kaiut...

Gardens of Love: Anna Edey

It was still winter when I visited green-living visionary and author Anna Edey in her new home in Vineyard Haven. After nearly 40 years...