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Chilmark: Finding big brothers and big sisters

It's our first Valentine's Day without a stop at Chilmark Chocolates, but it's also a long weekend, with schools and state and town offices closed on Monday, Feb. 17 for Presidents Day. Our library...

Chilmark: The Yard is taking summer internships

You missed the “booty-shakin' extravaganza,” according to Mary Ambulos; she was actually referring to the Super Bowl halftime show, not Saturday's fundraiser for the Chilmark School PTO. I hope everyone had a blast. Though...

Chilmark: “Eleanor and Hick”

I recently finished listening to “Eleanor and Hick” by Susan Quinn. Every political complaint by this former first lady is still echoed today, just the environmental stakes are so much greater. A fascinating and...

Chilmark: Gray-day blahs

If you missed the Yard's supercharged offering of Victor Quijada's company Rubberband last week, you better get tickets for the return of Cuba's brilliant dance and choreographic company Malpaso in March at the PAC....

Chilmark: Finding that perfect balance

Winds, rain, fog and sun, cold and warm, well at least I know what day of the week it is, and have given up trying to figure out what I should be wearing. It...

Chilmark: Do you have a Chilmark Chocolates story to share?

Congratulations to Chilmark Coffee on their 10th anniversary; we can all raise a cup to that, especially come March and the film festival. There's a little red wagon at Alley's selling Chilmark Fire Department...

Chilmark: Drop goodies at Coast Guard Menemsha

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays however you celebrate. A friend wrote down one good thing that happened each day on a small scrap of paper and put them...

Chilmark: Final days of the library books sale

For my son's 24th birthday this month, I took him to see David Byrne's “American Utopia,” and was reminded about Reasons to be Cheerful, an online magazine started by Byrne to share proven solutions...

Chilmark: The end of an era

Today marks the end of an era with the closing of Chilmark Chocolates, an outpost of yummy tidings in the off-season especially. We thank you for your service to our community through your practice...

Chilmark: Trees, lights, and decorations

A dead body washing up in Menemsha reminds me sadly of my N.Y. Post days, how making headlines was a way to let off steam from the day's tragedies. And though I'd found a...

Chilmark: It’s easy to see Black Dog wear

I was walking my dogs on Bleecker Street in NYC the night before Thanksgiving when I noticed a woman walking down the street wearing a Chappy sweatshirt. It's easy to see Black Dog wear,...

Chilmark : Happy Thanksgiving, one and all

Happy Thanksgiving, one and all. I enjoy this holiday (think food), and am thankful for my small family and friends. I have celebrated Thanksgiving so many ways over the years, beginning by attending the...

Chilmark: Lunch at the OMI

Good food news is the Outermost Inn is serving an affordable lunch on Thursday through Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm, there's takeout too, and no reservations necessary unless your party is six...

Chilmark: Ducks like to eat pumpkins too.

Some of you may be wondering if the Food Truck is returning to Menemsha this season; sadly, no. Menemsha Deli is open for lunch and takeout Monday through Friday, 10 am to 2:30 pm...

Chilmark: Spread the word

By now you may have heard about Salt Rock Chocolate Co.'s Kickstarter campaign to raise the $12,000 they needed to create a commercial kitchen. Congratulations to sisters Ali and Sarah Flanders, who made their...

Chilmark: Don’t miss all the fun

Happy Halloween. Don't miss all the fun at the Chilmark Volunteer Firefighters Association Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 5:30 pm at the CCC. Dress up or come and enjoy the costume parade...

Chilmark: Congrats to Grey Barn Farm

Storms wreaking havoc two weeks in a row is enough, or let's hope so. It's dark when I'm driving home at 7 pm after teaching, dark, no more hint of gold along the marine...

Chilmark: A change of plans

I was supposed to take my car in last Friday, pick up my dog’s heart meds, which somehow did not get mailed, and then visit with my older son and his girlfriend in Boston...

Chilmark: End-of-season in Menemsha

Don't miss the end-of-season bargains in Menemsha through Monday, Oct. 14. Don't forget that last soft ice cream at the Galley by 3 pm on Oct. 14. The last outdoor Farmers Market at the...

Chilmark: Always happy to return home

I'm always happy to return home, and got back last week from my Tibetan adventure after almost three days of travel, and have been catching up since. Oh October, we're so lucky to have...