The president of the Chilmark town affairs council is publicly apologizing for an incident at the Chilmark Community Center summer camp involving three children last week.
Chilmark Community Center


Terra Madre Day is here today. Are you ready? And do you even know what it is?

Well, it’s a global mother earth celebration created by the slow food movement. This year’s focus is on the thousand days initiative that aims to develop community and school food gardens across Africa.

Here on the Island the day is being celebrated with a slow food potluck tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center. The event is a gastronomical coming together as well as a benefit. All proceeds go to the Thousand Days initiative.

Chilmark selectmen may in the future consider changes to the rental policy for the Chilmark Community Center, including requiring a certified bartender or a designated supervisor for events where alcohol is served, following a recent incident involving alcohol when a Menemsha fisherman was arrested at a memorial service event at the center.

This week selectmen called for a review of the rental policy for the center, which is often used for social events such as weddings, birthdays and memorial services, where alcohol is served.


A love of the arts is just one aspect of the Vineyard that sets it apart from other communities.

And on Saturday Islanders who love the arts will have the opportunity to attend a free concert titled Drops in the Stream: A Concert of Music, Poetry, and Dance. Performed by the Row Twelve Music Ensemble at the Chilmark Community Center. The concert is the brainchild of Chilmark resident Frederic Hotchkiss and the result of a community collaboration to bring a fusion of music and performing arts to the Vineyard.


Equipped with all necessities for carrying on the summer program, but still lacking in details which the sponsors hope to obtain, the new Chilmark Community Center Inc. opened on Sunday, receiving some three hundred persons, who inspected the building, listened to a half-dozen speakers, partook of refreshments and proclaimed their satisfaction and pleasure.
The kitchen is fully equipped with electrical appliances, for cooking, heating water and performing everything pertaining to this important department.