Friday, October 15, 2021

Chilmark

Chilmark: Open shops and farmstands

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It felt like a short week before getting that nice long weekend, besides seeing more media acknowledging Monday as Indigineous Peoples Day. Although only 17 vendors participate in Wednesday's Farmers Market, it's a perfect...

Chilmark: Menemsha Hills

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Fall is official. The last ice cream was enjoyed at the Galley so we'll just have to begin the wait for spring. I am thankful for the mostly warm days, barefoot walks, sunrises running...

Chilmark: Farm school and trail walks

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Sunday on the beach, Lucy Vincent, with Island families, Islanders getting their first beach day since the summer began and many, many dogs in tow. There was a small Stonehenge created by a 14-year-old....

Chilmark: Menemsha Hills story walk

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It's felt a little like July, though Menemsha businesses know it's wedding season which translates as not so much business for them despite the numbers of people around. Congratulations to the fourth and fifth...

Chilmark: Peaked Hill Pastures

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The Road Race finish line has not yet faded from Middle Road, school has started, and nary a parking space was to be had for early morning surfing at Squibnocket for those seeking storm...

Chilmark: Outdoor multi-arts event

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School is back in session. I wonder how full the Island will feel off-season this fall? So many to thank for their time this summer so the rest of us could ease into family,...

Chilmark: Final softball game

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Another moped accident and another tragic death in Chilmark. Perhaps mopeds should be banned from Island roads that lack shoulders. My heart goes out to all involved and their loved ones. We made it to...

Chilmark: Local award winners

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The storm was coming but so was my oldest son and his girlfriend. We took the dogs to the beach, he got his annual ocean swim in and our family made it to the...

Chilmark: Fishermen’s Preservation Trust

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A few days before the official Chilmark Road Race, perhaps you witnessed the goat run down Middle Road? Seems close to 30 goats got loose, holding up the VTA, a truck and other vehicles....

Chilmark: Tour and Tasting at Grey Barn

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Besides some great storm surf, packed Menemsha sunsets and bounteous farm stands, everyone now knows “an incident” involving 8 and 9-year-old boys took place at the CCC. There have been articles both locally and...

Chilmark: Aerial image of algal bloom

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Ndume Olatushani's “Disrupt Death Row: Art & Justice” exhibition at Kara Taylor's Gallery was not to be missed. Kara Taylor donated 25 percent of the sales from her work during this week's exhibition to...

Chilmark: Art fundraisers

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It seems we are slipping too soon into August. Our farmstands are full of plants, vegetables and more. This week North Tabor Farm began a partnership with Iggy's Bread, a Cambridge-based bakery with a...

Chilmark: Flea market and jazz concert

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Foggy days bode well for our markets, though go early to beat the crowds, especially for Maple Mehndi at the Chilmark Flea. One cool thing is Vaalbara Designs founder, Emily Prescott, mans her table...

Chilmark: Magical trail and book festival

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My son and I took our dogs to Island Folk Pottery's Magical Trail for our first walk. We immediately met three generations of the Rubens family. Bunny, the youngest family member, noticed all the...

Chilmark: Outdoor concerts

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I've lived on the Vineyard 16 years and have never seen the likes of last weekend's traffic. Lines snaking in every direction while backed up cars try to get into the flea, the farmers...

Chilmark: Kate Taylor concert

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School's out and summer's in; farmers markets twice weekly, flea market twice weekly, farm stands filled with seasonal bounty, flower stands bursting with color. Good news this week is the Chilmark library finally has...

Chilmark: Community events

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I like to walk my dogs in Menemsha and have watched what was a rental house slowly morph into a year-round home being completed for John Keene's in-laws, who will move near their daughter's...

Chilmark: Grey Barn’s new farm stand

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The heart mystery “Spread the Love” was solved by a sign found at the West Tisbury Post Office from the 2021 MVRHS class asking our community to place hearts around the Island or purchase...

Chilmark: Mystery hearts

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After the Memorial Day swell, it was like a ghost town on Friday evening when I picked up our houseguest at the boat in Vineyard Haven, stores shut except for Bunch of Grapes, no...

Chilmark: Menemsha Market

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Town meeting, check. Election and special election, check. Memorial Day, check. Menemsha beach lot sunset full. Summer is nearly here and one derelict building with broken windows sits empty. I don't understand why the...
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