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Chilmark: Lucy Vincent Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Tom Calloway Collection Art Sale is going on now

In 2017 I left a handwritten note under a stranger's door wanting to know more about the sculptures visible from the road. Was a...

Not a pop-up

Stopping in Ingrid Goff-Maidoff's Tending Joy Artisan Shop at the end of opening day on Saturday, Nov. 21, I learned her shop was not...

Chilmark: Pop-ups in Menemsha

The day before my older son was finishing his quarantine, we decided not to mix pods, so he did not come home for a...

Chilmark: Local holiday shopping

It is the Friday before Thanksgiving. I walked my dogs in the wind as the sun rose over Lucy Vincent Beach. Last night I...

Pop-up at Pandora’s Box

I went down to Menemsha to walk my dogs at sunset and found the Salt MV Pop-Up at Pandora's Box. Inside was proprietor, designer,...

Chilmark: Thanksgiving culinary class

It looked like a turkey trot — nearly 20 turkeys, single file on the north shoulder, were making their way up hill from Chowder...

Chilmark: Bookbinding and baking

Election duress should have faded by now and hopefully you even got some sleep while we lived through a very long week. On the...

Local grains

Mermaid Farm is Chilmark's, and the Island's, only 24-hour farm stand. They are a lifeline once you've tasted their yogurt or milk, or perhaps...

Chilmark: Climate Change Working Group

I can't call elections, so please know my column was turned in Monday. I can recommend Suzanne Modligliani's son David Modigliani's new documentary, "Ready...

Gardens of Love: Wendy Weldon and James Langlois

It is the end of September when I visit Wendy Weldon and James Langlois, artists, life partners and mostly vegetarians who live on a...

Chilmark: Tales of haunted happenings

Halloween, the second full moon of the month, and now clocks are turning back an hour on Sunday, Nov. 1. Time is marching on...

Plein air for this artist

I brake for artists when I find them working plein air on-Island. Last week I was heading up Middle Road and saw someone setting...
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