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Valerie Sonnenthal

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Chilmark: New farm stand and floral cheers

Just another summer week, with a car tumbling over the guardrail and sinking next to the Coast Guard boathouse (relieved the passengers were unharmed),...

Chilmark: The art of return and restore

After leaving last Wednesday's Farmers Market and heading up Middle Road, I noticed four pink pigs running ahead of me along the side of...

Gardens of Love: Nina Lisa Marie

Nina Lisa Marie purchased a piece of property in Vineyard Haven in 2007, built a modular house there in 2008, and created her garden...

Chilmark: Summer activities

Back to summer beach days, sunshine, and family. Chilmark lost one of its brightest lights, Betty Eddy, only eight days after reaching her 100th...

Chilmark: Serendipity at every turn

Storm surge, despite no rain, brought out a packed early morning Saturday surfing crowd to Squibby. Looked more like California. Dog walkers were plenty,...

Chilmark: Peaceful garden walks

Sweet honeysuckle fills the air while hydrangeas show off their full-bodied blossoms, I love this time of year. It's a comfort to see gardens...

Chilmark: Local gallery now open

Summer has officially begun, bringing packed parking lots, like Home Port on a weeknight where everyone seemed to return from sunset at the beach,...

Chilmark: Vigil at Beetlebung Corner

Summer has officially arrived, and June 22 was the last day of school. Congratulations to the Chilmark School fifth graders who will be moving...

Chilmark: More shops are open

Graduation may have been a couple of weeks ago, but I want to send congratulations out to all the graduating MVRHS seniors from Chilmark,...

Chilmark: Support our local farms

Ticks. Need I say more? Did you know we have an M.V. Tick Program, where you can get your yard assessed? See dukescounty.org/mv-tick-program; also...

Chilmark: New gallery of fine art

As some of you know, our dear Zero, a 15-plus-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, passed away a month ago. Zero so enjoyed his life...

Chilmark: Online menus for local goods

It was Saturday night, Memorial Day weekend. After the rain, I drove to Menemsha to walk my dogs. There was a steady stream of...

Chilmark: Abundant local farms

Last week I participated in a Sing with Roberta Kirn online, which made me so happy to connect with friends I haven't run into,...

Chilmark: Seen around Zoom

I love that seasonal resident Susan Balaban and her family have a weekly Zoom game night, while another family I know has a weekly...

Chilmark: Adapting to a new landscape

When the sun comes out so do Islanders. It was nice to see David Emerson working on a shade garden by his parking area,...

Chilmark: Find edible spring delights

Between rainy days and grey hung skies, I hope everyone enjoyed a perfect sunny Saturday. I went and bought gas at the Texaco Station...

Chilmark: Links to everything you might need

During this “big quiet” (what I now call this Covid-19 period) seems there's always something happening in Menemsha. And this week it was the...

Chilmark: Craving up-Island trails and beaches

Signs have been posted at the triangle at Beetlebung corner that read both in English and Portuguese, “Welcome Back, Be Safe, Self Quarantine for...

Chilmark: Neighbors working together

Our visitors this week include six young deer daily, three dorper lambs, one brown ram, and 8 dorper ladies next door; one young osprey...

Chilmark: We’re all connected

We may have thought it an April Fool's Day joke, but schools will remain closed through April. Days are no longer marked by the...