Thursday, October 21, 2021

Chilmark

Chilmark: Lucy Vincent Beach

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Have you seen the amazing job Martina Mastromonaco has done on the path at Lucy Vincent Beach? She's been working outside cutting back the growth and reestablishing the natural fencing now lined with large...

Chilmark: Cooking, travel, arts, crafts

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Daily morning frost signals winter is really here. Some people may have thought I was a dumb bunny last week because rabbit hunting season continues through Feb. 27, so I learned from a quartet...

Chilmark: Shared Use Path

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As I wrap my orange scarf around my neck I realize hunting season has officially ended, despite gunshots heard on my Saturday morning Peaked Hill walk. We loved taking advantage of Black Dog Tavern's...

Chilmark: Preserving local history

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I'm standing on the steps of the Menemsha General Store, open year-round, the sky a perfect summer blue, there's a breeze and my family is visiting. At least I can daydream about better days...

Chilmark: Island’s great ponds

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The Solstice has passed so our days are getting brighter by about four more minutes of light each day. Last week's snow made it more festive and peaceful. I've been enjoying holiday lights and...

Chilmark: Holiday food and gifts

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Holidays have begun, trees decorated, lights hung, Hanukkah candles lit and accepting distance as part of celebration this unusual season. I am grateful to connect even through the e-world, Zoom meals, and 6-foot apart...

Chilmark: Holiday cooking and baking

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With storm surge come surfers of all varieties, and if you get to Squibby the hour before sunset, you're assured of watching an inspiring cold weather water show. Holiday lights have gone up on...

Chilmark: Pop-ups in Menemsha

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The day before my older son was finishing his quarantine, we decided not to mix pods, so he did not come home for a long-planned holiday vacation week. We cooked our local turkey and...

Chilmark: Local holiday shopping

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It is the Friday before Thanksgiving. I walked my dogs in the wind as the sun rose over Lucy Vincent Beach. Last night I texted my best friend from second grade, a doctor, to...

Chilmark: Thanksgiving culinary class

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It looked like a turkey trot — nearly 20 turkeys, single file on the north shoulder, were making their way up hill from Chowder Kettle Lane. On a blustery Sunday afternoon, there were folks...

Chilmark: Bookbinding and baking

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Election duress should have faded by now and hopefully you even got some sleep while we lived through a very long week. On the most gorgeous November day we learned Joe Biden would become...

Chilmark: Climate Change Working Group

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I can't call elections, so please know my column was turned in Monday. I can recommend Suzanne Modligliani's son David Modigliani's new documentary, "Ready Or Not," which follows 17-year-old Black activist Marcel McClinton as...

Chilmark: Tales of haunted happenings

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Halloween, the second full moon of the month, and now clocks are turning back an hour on Sunday, Nov. 1. Time is marching on and it seems all anyone wants to do is live...

Chilmark: Farm-fresh variety of apples

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Usually this time of year when returning to walk at Lucy Vincent Beach, I will run into many people I haven't seen in a while, this year 80 percent are new faces. The beach...

Chilmark: Autumn markets and activities

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Monday's holiday is usually the turning point for season closures, but this is the year of nothing usual. Perfect weather meant Lucy Vincent Beach parking was filled, more Menemsha visitors, and on Sunday Creekville...

Chilmark: Up-Island Pottery sale

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Some rain, some fog, some wind and sun besides overnight temperatures beginning to drop, yeah it's October. I loved seeing Amanda Dickinson's photo of her friend Megan Kenney, who was visiting her mother who's...

Chilmark: Blue-green algae in pond

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Fall is here, leaves are changing, chickens are in at North Tabor Farm. I roasted mine stuffed with Beetlebung Farm radishes and apples, besides throwing Ghost Island Farm blue potatoes, onions, and carrots in...

Chilmark: Virtual music series

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It's been six COVID months since I've been in NYC, but I agreed to go with my husband last weekend. Turns out my trepidation was misplaced. Although I passed a few people in the...

Chilmark: Latest film project from MVFF

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“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

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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...
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