Sunday, November 27, 2022

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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...

Chilmark: Better safe than sorry

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A dusting of snow on Christmas Eve morning helped set the mood to make our holiday turkey, the one we've been saving since November. Just when everyone thought this holiday season would be different,...

Chilmark: Slipping into the new year

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We're slipping into the new year, and I can say that things are so much better than they were a year ago at this time. I am grateful daily. It is also a time...

Chilmark: The bliss of song

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On Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 5 pm, there is a special meeting on affordable housing at Peaked Hill Pastures. See bit.ly/3m11ryS to join. It's time to stock up on your favorite fish from Menemsha Fish...

Chilmark: Spread some holiday cheer

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Elves are busy fixing lights and decorations on homes and businesses and bringing light into our darkening days. I would have shared a photo of the elves, but they prefer you just enjoy the...

Chilmark: Happy to be home

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I really needed a break and feel thankful for getting to visit with friends in New York City and Providence, besides getting to hang out with both my sons. I went on my computer...

Chilmark: And now back to being thankful

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Thanksgiving, the concept of a shared meal of gratitude, was a holiday potluck food orgy with 25 people crammed into a 450-square-foot West Side apartment when I was in my twenties. My extended family...

Chilmark: Are tornado warnings becoming more commonplace?

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Condolences to the extended Healy family and friends on the loss of Kent Healy. Although I did not know him as a friend, we certainly said hello and had a few brief conversations over...

Chilmark: The leaves are in full fall regalia

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When I moved to the Island 16 years ago I bought a used 2005 Subaru Forester. That car was passed onto my youngest son at least eight years ago. He just finished putting a...

Chilmark: We’ll be cleaning up from this storm for weeks

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I'm writing this on Halloween, having just hung up with a friend whose power was restored this morning in the Seven Gates area. It is Day of the Dead and another friend encouraged me...

Chilmark: Almost trick-or-treat time

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Oooh, it's almost trick-or-treat time. One mom mentioned she had to explain holidays that hadn't happened last year to her now 4 and 6-year-old. I hope everyone has a fun and not too spooky...

Chilmark: Carrots are coming this week

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Carrots are coming this week. That's what I learned when I ran into Amy Shepard at Beetlebung Farm. The best part of running into her was being reintroduced to kohlrabi, also known as German...

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...