Monday, September 21, 2020

Chilmark

Chilmark: Latest film project from MVFF

“Only You and I Can End Racism” is the sign that disappeared from the end of our road, while the awkwardly hung sign “Black Lives Matter” was thrown on top of roadside bushes along...

Chilmark: Many shops are still open

The week before Labor Day saw Portuguese man-of-wars washing up along the north shore. Not only was swimming curtailed, but morning dog walkers kept their pets on short leashes, many deciding it was not...

Chilmark: Activities for late summer

Summer activities wrapped up at the CCC, the last Black Lives Matter Salon canceled for rain, there's no season finale for Flanders Field Softball, North Tabor Farm's last CSA pickup marked 10 weeks, the...

Chilmark: Memories with an open heart

Last week the Island had two major losses, and my heart goes out to the extended daRosa and Mayhew families. Dennis daRosa was always kind, helpful, and informative. I know he will be missed...

Chilmark: Virtual book festival

Glorious rain fell, answering our drought prayers. My oldest son and sweetheart are our first guests since March, an absolute joy to have them under our roof, be it ever so briefly. We enjoyed...

Chilmark: Beetlebung bulletin board

Getting mail, writing letters, sending postcards, creating mail art, sending care packages, holiday surprises, and visiting Post Offices wherever I have traveled, being connected to the USPS is one of the things that I...

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), a Saturday morning BLM vigil with more than 150 attendees,...

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 the road, but clearly confused as to where home was....

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 birthday. Condolences to her extended family members, and to the...

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, and even early morning beachgoers staked out their spots all...

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 exploding with color and offering their seasonal bounty. I harvested...

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, families window-shop, pick up orders at our fish markets and...

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 on, including Izabella Arters, Zebediah Athearn, Arjuna Begle, Malia Bodnar,...

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, including Dashiell Chris, Keith Healy, Kieran Karabees, Thea Keene, Adam...

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 learn more from our board of health at bit.ly/2Uoepcq. Graduation processions...

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 on this Island, from the beaches to the Edgartown library,...

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 cars heading to the beach lot for sunset, filling all...

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, and to be part of a welcome activity I'd been...

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 Zoom dinner. Did you see two of our selectmen and...

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, Mollie Doyle and her daughter readying themselves for an afternoon...