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Almost Like Being There

Almost Like Being There

We spend more time sitting indoors at a computer than we’d like.  Fortunately for us, the Dreamland Theatre has a Harborview Webcam that allows us to watch the harbor traffic in real time.  Pretty cool!

Written on May 17, Posted in Blog

All Things Wine

All Things Wine

If you love wine, Nantucket is the place to be this week.  The 2015 Nantucket Wine Festival begins Wednesday, May 13.

Written on May 11, Posted in Press, Relaxation, Travel Tips

Denizen of the Deep

Denizen of the Deep

A seven foot long, rather strange looking, fish washed up on Madaket Beach on Monday.  It is believed to be a giant oarfish–the world’s longest bony fish.  It’s quite rare for oarfish to be found in [...] Read More

Written on May 06, Posted in News

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