On May 27, the Bread and Puppet Theatre will attempt to incite revolution through puppetry at the Chilmark Community Center. The free show will come after a potluck of the company’s traditional bread and aioli and will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Eleanore Jane (Schmidt) Rodegast died on April 10 in Fairhaven. She was 94.
Fred Scott of Edgartown died of natural causes on May 11 in Phoenix, Ariz. He was 56.
Patricia (Patsy) Lamborn Coward Kolbe died peacefully in her sleep on May 22 at her home in Crane’s Mill, West Caldwell, N.J. She was 88.
Summer is getting closer, the trees are budding, rhododendron and azaleas are in bloom, even a few roses are blossoming already. The temperatures have been relatively warm but now we look for rain.
The large gibbous moon passes by the ringed planet Saturn this weekend. Take a look at any time in the early evening and you’ll see the two in the southern most zodiacal constellation Scorpius.
Chilmark enjoyed a spectacular Memorial Day. The events of respect and memory were blessed with sunshine and attendance and the family reunions were many. The Chilmark school students continued a long tradition of casting flowers in Menemsha harbor in honor of those lost in wars.
Whew! Memorial Day weekend—sudden, overwhelming, exhausting! I’d call it a four-day weekend. It felt and looked like summer for all four of those days. There was not a parking space to be had in all of downtown Edgartown but you could surely get a T-shirt and an ice cream cone.
The holiday weekend weather was nice for this time of year. Many outdoor activities and cookouts took place on Memorial Day despite a few sprinkles. There are two new sidewalks in town, courtesy of the commonwealth.

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