Sunday, December 4, 2022

Chilmark

Chilmark: Pathways dancing, “Offerings of Music and Light,” and Island Hip Hop performance

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Editor's note: Welcome Claire Ganz, who will be taking over the Chilmark town column for longtime columnist Valerie Sonnenthal. Ganz is a multigenerational Chilmarker with deep ties to the town. She has written for...

Chilmark: Jay Lagemann’s sculptures, and holidays in Menemsha

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Last Thursday was unusual: a bank robbery, Jay Lagemann’s sculptures riding the ferry, and heading off Island for the holidays. I began writing the town column in May of 2014 and 410 or more...

Chilmark: Giant turnip, chocolate pop-up, and Don Nitchie virtual poetry

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Was the election anticlimactic or just reassuring? Chilmark voter turnout beat Aquinnah by 2 percent, as well as the rest of the towns. Last Sunday morning’s rain did not stop dog walkers on Lucy...

Chilmark: Sally Cook memorial, Kara Taylor Gallery, and Grey Barn pies

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I got my booster shot at the Vax Bus clinic at the high school last weekend, and was amazed we were offered a Stop & Shop gift card for $75. After dropping my card...

Chilmark: The Library of Things, Pathways gathering, and Island Folk Pottery

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You might call it “The Curious Incident of the Cooper’s Hawk and the Yellow-Shafted Northern Flicker,” found by my husband and son on the walkway from our front door last Saturday. No blood, perhaps...

Chilmark: Outermost Inn opens, drop-in knitting, and Mobile Monastery

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Katie Carroll is collecting names and addresses of homes that will have a light shining to welcome trick-or-treaters; email her at squidrow@vineyard.net. Halloween evening for local Chilmark kids kicks off from 5:30 to 6:30...

Chilmark: Monthly tea club, ‘The Fall,’ and the Chilmark General Store

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Last week when I stopped by North Tabor Farm (NTF), I noticed a tiny house, well actually, a tiny kitchen, that Sadie Dix explained was in the process of becoming NTF’s onsite commercial kitchen....

Chilmark: Drop-in Knitting Group, and Community Church

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Finally, after some wet gray days, a glorious weekend despite temps dropping to the low 60s. So many fall happenings it’s hard to keep everything straight. I put in a shift selling Cleaveland House...

Chilmark: Shops, exhibits, and The Point

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We're in the shoulder season homestretch, with Indigenous People's Day fast approaching. Get your last ice cream or meal at the Menemsha Galley. Although the West Tisbury Farmers Market goes through October, Salt Rock's...

Chilmark: Lucy Vincent warning signs

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I’m so happy to get back to Lucy Vincent Beach. New are the seven signs clearly spelling out danger, and no climbing at the cliffs. These are serious signs: The whole cliffside is “unstable,”...

Chilmark: Pizza nights and Bananagrams

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Last week I celebrated my magical Medicare birthday with my family and enjoyed playing Photosynthesis, a board game I borrowed from our library. Now I can get that National Park Pass for $80 that...

Chilmark: Artist Ed Schulman and Dot Day

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The big news from the Yard this week was learning that Chloe Jones will be moving to Salt Lake City, Utah, to become assistant dean at the University of Utah in their College of...

Chilmark: Library of Things

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Oh September, so soon. School is back in session, and I hope all the new kids joining the Chilmark School community are having a great first week, as well as those Chilmark school-age kids...

Chilmark: Farmstands and softball

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The summer season at the Yard closed with Ephrat Asherie's fantastic company premiering a work that will soon be presented at NYC's Guggenheim Museum, and had most of the audience up and dancing, then...

Chilmark: Revolution in Motion

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I could only get to the Ag Fair on the last day, and what a glorious day it was. I saw Peter Norris's Paw Paws won a second place, while North Tabor Farm's big...

Chilmark: Music and dance

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I attended opening night of Built on Stilts, and was treated to an incredible hour of engaging, strong performances. Don't miss out on this great donation-based dance festival. See bit.ly/StiltsSchedule. It was buzzing last Friday...

Chilmark: Read beyond the beaten path

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It's the bounty of summer on all fronts, and hopefully a reprieve from the heat. Swimming is my happy place, and it took having a guest for me to get to one of my...

Chilmark: Foraging, fiddling, garden drinks

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August, oh deer, they seem to be everywhere. Each time I leave my house, no matter what time of day, I've run into deer, whether walking or driving, so be extra-careful on the roads....

Chilmark: The best new thing

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This week walking on Peaked Hill, I passed a 10-inch box turtle on two different walks, both chalking up the only times to cross paths since walking up there over the past decade. The...

Chilmark: Another perfect morning

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The Athearn cows are pasturing on Peaked Hill. They filled their water truck from our well, and I was delighted to find a bunch of fresh Morning Glory corn on our doorstep as thanks....