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Insomniacs Rejoice

Insomniacs Rejoice

Tonight (weather permitting) folks on the Cape and Islands should have the best view in New England of the “blood moon” lunar eclipse–something that hasn’t happened since 2011.  It will be taking [...] Read More

Written on Apr 14, Posted in News, Travel Tips

Peter and John

Peter and John

Filming begins this week on Nantucket of director Jay Craven’s feature film Peter and John–a collaboration between 20 professionals and 30 students.  Many Nantucket locals will be working both in front of [...] Read More

Written on Apr 07, Posted in News, Press

It’s Winds-day!

It’s Winds-day!

We’re having one blustery day on Nantucket today.  Hopefully, these very strong winds will blow winter right on out of here.   Photo by Blair Perkins

Written on Mar 26, Posted in Blog, News

It’s an “Irruption”!

It’s an “Irruption”!

This winter saw an unprecedented number of snowy owls on Nantucket.  Thirty-three owls were counted during the annual Nantucket Christmas Bird Count conducted on 12/29/13.  They are, perhaps, one of the most beautiful [...] Read More

Written on Feb 27, Posted in Family, News, Relaxation, Travel Tips

Another “Best of” Award for Nantucket!

Another “Best of” Award for Nantucket!

Trip Advisor has chosen Nantucket as the eighth of ten best islands in the United States for 2014.  Well, of course they did!

Written on Feb 27, Posted in News, Press, Relaxation, Travel Tips

Being Thankful–The Nantucket Way

Being Thankful–The Nantucket Way

Thanksgiving isn’t just about gathering with family and friends and eating way too much on Nantucket, it’s also about “freezin’ for a reason”.  At 10am this morning, Nantucketers will [...] Read More

Written on Nov 28, Posted in Blog, Family, Relaxation, Travel Tips

Looks Like Someone Has Had Some Work Done

Looks Like Someone Has Had Some Work Done

Work has just been completed on the Hawthorn House–new trim and new exterior paint.  The old girl is looking pretty fine!

Written on Nov 08, Posted in Blog

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Wishing everyone a spooky but safe Halloween!

Written on Oct 31, Posted in Blog, Family, Relaxation, Travel Tips

Blast From the Past

Blast From the Past

We recently came across this weekly activities guide for Nantucket from 1957. At the time the Hawthorn House was known as the Two Chestnut Street Guest House. Do take note of the TWO DIGIT phone number! Ah, for simpler days.

Written on Oct 22, Posted in Blog, History

Behold, the Humble Cranberry

Behold, the Humble Cranberry

Want to celebrate all things cranberry? Don’t miss the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s annual Cranberry Festival, taking place Saturday, October 12 from 11am – 4pm at the Milestone Cranberry Bog.  

Written on Oct 10, Posted in Blog, Family, Press, Relaxation, Travel Tips