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Valerie Sonnenthal

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Chilmark: The season has begun

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Congratulations are in order this week. Congratulations to Phylis Meras, who just turned 91. The other morning I was so happy to see her...

Chilmark: Slow Down for Stella

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You could construe Middle Road just north of town hall as a massive construction zone with a mountain of dirt rising from Beetlebung Farm,...

Gardens of Love: Deborah Buress

Spring was in the air, and I was ready for flowers. Finally, on a chilly day in the car — without the dogs —...

Chilmark: Happy Birthday, Nancy

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Last weekend, when my son came upstairs from working in the basement, he didn't find our dogs. He went outside and still didn't find...

Chilmark: Quite a few nice beach days

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Welcome home to all the families who enjoyed their school break, as well as those who stayed. There were quite a few nice beach...

Chilmark: Forsythia and cherry blossoms abound

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Forsythia and cherry blossoms abound, tulip trees are budding, hyacinth pinks and purples are spreading. Easter evening saw a full front row of cars...

Chilmark: Flags flying around town

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Daffodils continue to delight and brighten our world. There are many more Ukrainian flags flying around town. Chrysal Parrot started making flags; if you...

Gardens of Love: Roxanne Kapitan

Roxanne Kapitan is a regenerative backyard garden goddess in “that carpe diem phase of life.” She is landscape manager at Oakleaf Landscape, where she...

Chilmark: Feel free to donate a book

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April daffodils are blooming along stone walls bordering our roads, surround the red gas pump, carpet hills and fields, while unexpected bouquets dot the...

Chilmark: The Allen Farm has lamb for Easter

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Last week I dropped off some donations for the Chilmark School PTA Outing Fund Auction, online thru Sunday, April 3. You don't even have...

What Are You Watching?

I'm no longer a TV watcher, though during the pandemic I definitely enjoyed a few series from “Peaky Blinders” (eyes shut for certain scenes)...

Chilmark: It’s officially Spring

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It's officially Spring, they're here, from home to Beetlebung Corner to Philbin Beach I was serenaded by pinkletinks — it was a veritable symphony,...

Chilmark: Still listening for pinkletinks

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Pinkletinks, snowdrops, and crocuses are signs our seasons are changing. I've seen both flowers, but am still listening for pinkletinks. My body clock was...

Chilmark: And now some good news

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I hope everyone is refreshed from their school break or quiet Island week. Starting with the time change on Sunday, March 13, days will...

Gardens of Love: Rob Chaunce and Wendi Goldfarb

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Rob Chaunce and Wendi Goldfarb eloped in February 2020. They had found one another at an art exhibit in 2015, becoming good friends. It's...

Chilmark: The unofficial mayor of Menemsha

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March 1 was my mother's birthday; she was born in 1918, and passed away in 2003. This last week my 93-year-old stepbrother passed away,...

Chilmark: Coast Guard offers boat safety course

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The Grey Barn and Farm Bakery spring bread program is back. Each share supports the donation of a weekly loaf to the Island Food...

Chilmark: The best Valentine’s present I could ask for

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Last week was filled with bad news about friends, one slipped on the ice and broke his hip, and the week went on culminating...

Chilmark: Happy Valentine’s Day to all

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It was so wonderful to have a chance to see what artist Kara Taylor has been up to in Capetown, South Africa, this winter....

Chilmark: Oh weather

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Oh weather, bomb cyclone or blizzard, I was just thankful after early morning rolling brownouts that we did not lose power or the internet,...