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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...

Chilmark: Senior discussion group

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So-far-not-so-good trying to get vaccinated. I know even if it takes weeks to get an appointment, we are the lucky ones. My brother lives...

Chilmark: Garden Wisdom workshops

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Did you balance an egg during the vernal equinox? I guess we're all hoping for an early spring. I'm still adjusting to dark mornings...

Chilmark: Island bee products

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We got a taste of spring before being reminded it's still winter. It's the first time I've seen Island Bee Company proprietors tending their...

Chilmark: Cooking and gardening

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A couple of weeks ago I signed up for a Winter Harvest Pierogi class with Island Rose Cooking. I got a recipe from Brandee...

Chilmark: Arts collaboration

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Hard to believe it's already March, unless you managed time away from home or jobs during last week's school break. I guess we all...

Chilmark: Bob Dylan as a poet

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At the 11th hour I signed up for Featherstone's poetry workshop with Shira Erlichman last week. Out of 10 participants, spanning from Brooklyn to...

Chilmark: Annual town census

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The snow-effect has brightened the world around me and my soul, jogging so many fond memories to the fore while out walking in nature's...

Chilmark: February author talks

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A picture-perfect peaceful quiet Sunday snow day was something many craved. Brooming off branches breaking under white weight to preserve our favorite trees, digging...

Chilmark: Pathways book project

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Ch Ch Ch Chilmark has been very chilly, though not yet dropping to single digits. Ice has meant skating, ice hockey, ice boating, and...

Chilmark: Natural cooking

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After Jan. 6 you may have noticed a large peace sign was affixed to the outside garden fence at the home of the Larsen's...

Chilmark: Lucy Vincent Beach

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Have you seen the amazing job Martina Mastromonaco has done on the path at Lucy Vincent Beach? She's been working outside cutting back the...

Chilmark: Cooking, travel, arts, crafts

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Daily morning frost signals winter is really here. Some people may have thought I was a dumb bunny last week because rabbit hunting season...

Ethiopia calling

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When Joan Nathan travels, her friends like to come along. I learned about this trip in a conversation with Suzanne Modigliani over holiday food...

Chilmark: Shared Use Path

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As I wrap my orange scarf around my neck I realize hunting season has officially ended, despite gunshots heard on my Saturday morning Peaked...

Chilmark: Preserving local history

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I'm standing on the steps of the Menemsha General Store, open year-round, the sky a perfect summer blue, there's a breeze and my family...

Chilmark: Island’s great ponds

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The Solstice has passed so our days are getting brighter by about four more minutes of light each day. Last week's snow made it...

Chilmark: Holiday food and gifts

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Holidays have begun, trees decorated, lights hung, Hanukkah candles lit and accepting distance as part of celebration this unusual season. I am grateful to...

Chilmark: Holiday cooking and baking

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With storm surge come surfers of all varieties, and if you get to Squibby the hour before sunset, you're assured of watching an inspiring...
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