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Valerie Sonnenthal

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Chilmark: Spectacular plant sales

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After many unhappy years, my rhododendron had the most spectacular blooms since the first year we moved to Chilmark — well, just one of...

Chilmark: Life begins to swell around us

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Oh, June so soon. I can barely catch my breath, and now life begins to swell around us. The CCC and town welcome new...

Gardens of Love: Catherine Keller

I was trying to remember when and where Catherine Keller and I met, but am not wholly sure, except we've been friendly over many...

Chilmark: Memorial Day weekend is here

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On Sunday, May 22, an informal celebration of Jill Iscol’s life was held on Lucy Vincent Beach. She had been in my thoughts all...

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? ‘Servant of the People’

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,...