Saturday, April 10, 2021

Chilmark

Chilmark: Local gallery now open

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Chilmark: Find edible spring delights

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Between rainy days and grey hung skies, I hope everyone enjoyed a perfect sunny Saturday. I went and bought gas at the Texaco Station around noon, drove slowly by parked cars opposite Menemsha Fish...

Chilmark: Links to everything you might need

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During this “big quiet” (what I now call this Covid-19 period) seems there's always something happening in Menemsha. And this week it was the Martha Rose colliding into the fishing wharf at 6 am...

Chilmark: Craving up-Island trails and beaches

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Signs have been posted at the triangle at Beetlebung corner that read both in English and Portuguese, “Welcome Back, Be Safe, Self Quarantine for 14 days.” In fact the quiet solitude of life up-Island...

Chilmark: Neighbors working together

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Our visitors this week include six young deer daily, three dorper lambs, one brown ram, and 8 dorper ladies next door; one young osprey with fresh catch in its talons, and, returning daily, an...

Chilmark: We’re all connected

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We may have thought it an April Fool's Day joke, but schools will remain closed through April. Days are no longer marked by the blast of noon, no longer marked by what we took...

Chilmark: Stay calm and wash your hands

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Daffodils, cherry blossoms, snowdrops, crocuses, birdsong, sheep, deer, turkeys, horses, fog, sunrise, clouds, sunset … these are some of the things I'm grateful to bear witness to in these uncertain days. I am grateful...

Chilmark: finding balance

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Let's start with good news, heartwarming news. Remember Gabe? Not only does Gabe now have a Big Brother but so do four other boys on-Island. It would be so great to find 8 more...

Chilmark: Salt Rock Chocolate and MV Film Fest

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Update: The MV Film Festival scheduled for March 26-29 has been postponed. Snow only for the third time this winter. Wind keeping ferries docked and finally sun again. What an incredible series of musical evenings...

Chilmark: Get crackin’

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Hello March, you welcomed us with a chill, as snowdrops and crocuses brought color to the ground. March says it's time to “Spring ahead,” change our clocks (we lose an hour) on Sunday, March...

Chilmark: Seeds of spring

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It's the quietest week of the year, thanks to how many families head off-Island for the school break, besides no Pathways (this week) and State Road closing until late March. Up-Island Automotive, celebrating 50...

Chilmark: First winter break

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After a long weekend, the best news for school-age kids is the first winter break begins after Friday classes, and runs through Friday, Feb. 28. Yup, it's leap year, so does that make a...
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