Katie Carroll

Chilmark Town Column: August 13
I met Susan Wilder Hobby more than 30 years ago. I look at three pieces of her artwork daily: a barrel stave painting of Menemsha Texaco, a small watercolor of Station Menemsha, and a shadow box with dried flowers, shells and a few little trinkets that have since passed their prime but still bring me joy.
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Chilmark Town Column: August 6
They all laughed at me and rolled their eyes when I said I thought I could smell a slight smoky aroma in the haze that enveloped us. Sure enough, that haze was courtesy of wildfires far, far way.
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Chilmark Town Column: July 30
August is upon us so let’s all take a moment to revel in those words by Moliere: "Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit."
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Chilmark Town Column: July 23
After Hans Solmssen, with a great big smile on his face, described the fantastic state of his and Sally's household, my thoughts immediately went to a children's story by Cynthia Rylant titled The Relatives Came.
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Chilmark Town Column: July 16
Eleven years ago, on the afternoon of July 12, island-wide alarms sounded. The USCG Station Menemsha boathouse was on fire.
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Chilmark Town Column: July 9
It's July in New England and the tomato plants have tiny, happy, green tomatoes and I can't wait until one of my Lydia Fischer sungolds is, well, golden,
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Chilmark Town Column: July 2
If you read the Farmers' Almanac or any other pamphlet, book or magazine, you may stumble across the words, "If anthills are high in July, the coming winter will be hard."
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Chilmark Town Column: June 25
I read somewhere, although I can't recall where, that "some of the best memories are made in flip-flops." This quote seems so appropriate for the first official week of summer.
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Chilmark Town Column: June 18
It's pretty common for folks to stop by the Texaco for a sweet ice cream novelty or for a few minutes to say hello and catch up.
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Chilmark Town Column: June 11
Congratulations to the graduates of 2021. It has been a wild ride.
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