Chilmark Town Column: Sept. 13
Katie Carroll
It’s here. It’s here. I know I’ve been reminding you for weeks now, but the party we’ve been looking forward to is upon us.
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Chilmark Town Column
Katie Carroll

The first week of September means the derby is fast approaching and anglers are counting down the days until it’s fish, fish, fish from sun up to sundown and then some. But before that, this week is back to school for our children.

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Chilmark Town Column
Katie Carroll

It’s hard to imagine that it was 25 years ago that we gathered in the Allen Farm field overlooking Vincent Beach for a community photo to commemorate Chilmark’s 300th. On September 14, Chilmark turns 325, and we will celebrate with a family-friendly potluck dinner at the Chilmark Community Center. The doors will open at 6 p.m. to all those who’d like to join in the fun. There’s no dress code, no entry fee and no cover charge, but please whip up a dish to share and come as you are — with your dancing shoes over your shoulder in case the mood suits you.

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Chilmark Town Column
Katie Carroll

The secret that was hard to keep amidst a community filled with constant chatter seems to have been kept from the ears of the two it was intended to surprise. The marching, singing, ukulele-playing flash mob gathered at 7 a.m. this past Monday morning to celebrate Betsy, Kristine and their entire Larsen’s Fish Market family’s — both biological and not — 50th anniversary. Although Big Louie and Mary are no longer with us, Betsy, Kristine and their staff carry in the tradition of smiles and customer service.

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Chilmark Town Column
Katie Carroll
There’s nothing quite like an outdoor shower.
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Chilmark Town Column
Katie Carroll
Wequobsque Road is a fairly quiet little lane off State Road, dotted with a mixture of homes, some clad in weathered shingles and others crisp with new construction.
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Chilmark Town Column
Katie Carroll
As the sun rises after the setting of the June 17 full Strawberry Moon, local school children can shout out “school’s out for summer.”
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Chilmark Town Column
Katie Carroll
Phil Collins sang, “I can feel it in the air tonight,” while the band Live shared that they could “feel it coming back again like a rollin’ thunder chasing the wind.”
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Chilmark Town Column
Katie Carroll
The rain has fallen to an easily measurable amount.
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Chilmark Town Column
Katie Carroll
The celebration of May Day is a tradition at the Chilmark School that has stood the test of time.
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