NBUZZ National Geographic photographer Michael Melford will be the guest of honor at the Maria Mitchell Association’s annual Nantucket Red-Tie Soirée to be held on Sunday, July 10th from 7–10 pm at the Sankaty Head Golf Club. An award-winning photographer, Melford has worked with National Geographic for more than thirty years, producing nineteen features for the magazine, more than thirty stories for National Geographic Traveler, and eight titles for the society’s book division. “He has traveled the world, witnessing the spectacular beauty of this planet and capturing breathtaking images to share with the public,” says David Gagnon, the executive director of the Maria Mitchell Association. “His photos capture the diversity of life and habitats in an ever changing world.” For tickets and more information, visit www.mariamitchell.org/get-involved/soiree.
For five years, Kit Noble’s breathtaking photography has been gracing the pages of N Magazine. Now, this summer, his images will be on
display in his first ever on-island exhibition. Waterproof will open at the Nantucket Hotel on the evening of July 7th featuring a stunning collection of Noble’s Nantucket seascapes that he captured in and out of the water. In addition to serving as N’s chief photographer, Noble is
This summer, ReMain Nantucket launched a free
also a filmmaker with such directo-
phone app called trACK Nantucket that guides
rial credits as Nantucket by Nature.
users on eight different bike routes. The app is an
By turning his eye to the ocean,
extension of ReMain Nantucket’s goal of helping
people on the island embrace environmentally re-
achieves a compelling look at the
sponsible modes of travel. With written and audio
island’s coastlines. The Nantucket
directions, riders can stay on the path while also
Hotel will be holding two Water-
learning fun facts along the way. In doing so, Re-
proof receptions: July 7th from 5-7
Main has created a one-of-a-kind self-guided tour
pm and on July 28th from 5-7 pm.
for a summer day with family and friends.
A DEVELOPING STORY N magazine
Building continues to boom on Nantucket. So much so that, at press time, Island Lumber
was in the process of planning new large-sized warehouses to house more lumber. Shepley Wood Products took similar action by erecting a new warehouse off Lover’s Lane. One contractor described building these warehouses as “bullish,” alluding to the fact that these new storage facilities forecast continued development of island homes.