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Oh, Small Town Life

Oh, Small Town Life

Photographer Nicole Harnishfeger caught a little slice of Nantucket life with this photo of members of Nantucket’s Coast Guard preparing to hang a daffodil wreath on Brant Point light house in anticipation of this [...] Read More

Written on Apr 23, Posted in Blog, Family, Press, Relaxation, Travel Tips

#2–So We Try Harder!

#2–So We Try Harder!

Nantucket has been named one of the 20 “Best Small Towns” to visit in 2015 by Smithsonian Magazine!

Written on Apr 16, Posted in Blog, Family, News, Press, Travel Tips

PEEP Show

PEEP Show

The Nantucket Atheneum is currently showcasing this year’s PEEPS Diorama Contest–which celebrates both reading and, well, marshmallow PEEPS.  The challenge is to create a shoebox-size diorama illustrating a [...] Read More

Written on Apr 03, Posted in Blog, Family, News, Relaxation

Bring on the Pranks

Bring on the Pranks

No one seems to be able to agree upon the origin of April Fool’s (or All Fools) Day.  It may have originated with the ancient Roman festival, Hilaria, be linked to the vernal equinox or the switch from the Julian [...] Read More

Written on Apr 01, Posted in Blog, History

Now That’s a Hole!

Now That’s a Hole!

A sink hole–approximately 3′ x 5′–opened up this morning at the top of Main Street over a nineteenth century cistern.  Our dog, Roux, was on hand to help the DPW guard it prior to it being filled in.

Written on Mar 20, Posted in Blog, News

The Other Season

The Other Season

Nantucket has had a particularly harsh winter this year.  This is what the Cape and Islands currently look like from space.

Written on Feb 23, Posted in News

A Passion for Art

A Passion for Art

The Hawthorn House is chock full of original artwork and craft–mostly done by local artisans.  Our latest acquisition is a hand-carved and painted mermaid.  She’s just found her new home–over our [...] Read More

Written on Jan 05, Posted in Blog

Christmas Strolling

Christmas Strolling

Yankee Magazine has named Nantucket’s annual Christmas Stroll one of the best Christmas celebrations in New England.  But, then we already knew that!

Written on Nov 29, Posted in Family, Relaxation, Travel Tips

Vintage Thanksgiving

Vintage Thanksgiving

America’s Puppet Master, Tony Sarg owned a home on Nantucket from 1920 until his death in 1942.  It was during that time that he designed and built the first helium filled balloons for Macy’s Department [...] Read More

Written on Nov 23, Posted in Family, History, Travel Tips

Ahoy Mateys!

Ahoy Mateys!

The Privateer Lynx will be on island this weekend to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Nantucket between the American Privateer Price de Neufchatel and HMS Endymion.  The public can take advantage of [...] Read More

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