Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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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 turning the corner from Music Street to Middle Road. I...

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, as tall as nearby trees, while just west of the...

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 them within the perimeter of our dog fence. He then...

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 days, especially for April, many more barefoot prints in the...

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 for sunset at Menemsha Beach. It's school vacation week and...

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 want one, see flagsforpeace.com. I did go dancing at Pathways,...

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 middle of some paths. Lambs are being born, and I...

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 to bid, you can also make outright donations for instruments...

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, picking up choruses along the way.  The most fun I've had...

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 preparing for the time change. waking up at 5 am,...

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 start out a lot brighter. And now some good news,...

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, the next day the 100-year-old dad of a dear friend,...

Chilmark: Coast Guard offers boat safety course

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The Grey Barn and Farm Bakery spring bread program is back. Each share supports the donation of a weekly loaf to the Island Food Pantry. Learn more and sign up at bit.ly/GreyBarnBread. Here's the Island...

Chilmark: The best Valentine’s present I could ask for

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Last week was filled with bad news about friends, one slipped on the ice and broke his hip, and the week went on culminating in the news fellow MV Times contributor Jack Shea, who...

Chilmark: Happy Valentine’s Day to all

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It was so wonderful to have a chance to see what artist Kara Taylor has been up to in Capetown, South Africa, this winter. Kara said her new work “is still in an incubation...

Chilmark: Oh weather

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Oh weather, bomb cyclone or blizzard, I was just thankful after early morning rolling brownouts that we did not lose power or the internet, while many others from Aquinnah to Edgartown struggled through the...

Chilmark: Becoming a more conscious eater

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To cleanse or not to cleanse? I fell off the twice-annual-cleanse bandwagon during COVID. Both food and sugar intakes increased in the past year, and I'm finally ready to get back to a baseline...

Chilmark: At least the sun is returning

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Wind, gale-force wind seems to be becoming a weekly part of life. I loved my Great Bight walk, and seeing all the ice-glazed stones along the beach. And as I finish up the column,...

Chilmark:  Join the March for Voting Rights

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An M.V. winter wonderland seemed a perfect start for easing into January. I hope everyone manages to stay warm both in and outdoors as we drop into single digits. It feels like a pandemic...

Chilmark: We made it

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Waking up in a fog to the new year, not brain fog, but thick fog and light rain. It was a gray week leading into 2022, but we made it. When I drove down...