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Astronomical Show on Nantucket by Sanibel Chai The total solar eclipse occuring this Monday, August 21 is particularly rare because it is the first time the path of totality exclusively crosses the continental United States from coast to coast in nearly a century—the last time was on June 8, 1918. It is also the first continent-wide eclipse to be visible only from the United States since 1776. Nantucket will experience only a partial eclipse, with maximum eclipse of about 70 percent. All week Nantucket’s Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) has been offering a programs and workshops to celebrate this astronomical event. Because you should never look directly at the sun without proper eyewear, the Maria Mitchell Association is providing free solar glasses for safe viewing, which are available for pickup at 4 Vestal Street. This Sunday, August 20 from 2 to 3 pm, MMA interns and staff will hold a free Eclipse Workshop at their Vestal Street Observatory. The workshop will explain the science behind solar eclipses and provide a variety of methods to safely observe this rare phenomenon. Maria Mitchell Association’s Solar Eclipse Week culminates the day of the event with an Eclipse Party at 4 Vestal Street, an easy walk from town. They will close down a section of Vestal Street for an outdoor observation post where visitors can safely view the eclipse as they enjoy festivities with punch and cookies. This free event will give participants the opportunity to view live feeds of the eclipse from NASA. Participants can have their eclipse questions answered and view the sun through the MMA’s solar telescope. This telescope has a special filter built in that will protect eyes. Do not point a regular telescope at the sun to view the eclipse. At the party, you can also view the solar eclipse through several means of projection. Rather than looking up at the sun, you can watch the eclipse through a Sun Spotter, which uses lenses and mirrors to project the eclipse onto a white surface. The MMA’s astronomer, Dr. Regina Jorgenson, will join the party remotely

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THE COURTYARD

Straight Wharf Open Daily

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Still the island’s largest selection of sunglasses Chanel Oliver Peoples • Tory Burch Costa Smith Persol Prada Revo

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Eye on Style: C.J. Laing by Sanibel Chai

Now Serving Ice Cream! Every day from 11am - 7pm Plenty of bike parking

If you’re wondering where to find something that no one else has, something that will elude department stores and elicit envious stares, drop in to C. J. Laing. Behind the trend-transcendent and colorful boutique is the husbandwife team Jack and Ali Laing. Ali is the tastemaker behind C.J. Laing’s gorgeous selection and the store’s curator. Her husband, Jack, designs the house

508-228-9403 | 33 Bartlett Farm Road | bartlettsfarm.com continued on page 18

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TRUNK SHOW AUGUST 17–19

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Sails Set for Race Week by Cara Godlesky The horizons of Nantucket’s oceans are often decorated with the silhouettes of sailboats traversing through the waves. The boats sailing in and out of the harbor is a familiar sight during the summers on the island. Come mid August, there’s an increase of boats on the water for the annual sailing event, Nantucket Race Week, brings sailors from across the country, and world, to compete in the regattas. Nantucket Race Week, now in its fourteenth year, includes a dozen different regattas, award ceremonies, picnics, parties and community fun. From August 12 to 20, Race Week will feature a variety of races such as the kiteboard, women’s, open laser, International One Design, youth regattas, and the Nantucket Regatta and the Opera House Cup. It was created as a fundraiser for Nantucket Community Sailing and provides ten days of joy for sailors leading up to the “grand finale”: the Opera House Cup Regatta, the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East Coast. In 1973, Gwen Gaillard, who owned Opera House Restaurant (a favorite among island sailors), started the Opera House Cup. According to the Opera House Cup website, the sailors wanted to put on a special event for Gaillard by creating a wooden boat race. Gaillard donated her antique silver champagne bucket to be “the cup” for the race winners. The champagne bucket is still used as the trophy and the winners’ names are engraved in the silver. Opera House Cup starts at 10:45 am on Sunday, August 20. In addition to watching the Harbor Start around 10 am, spectators can drive to Great Point between noon and 3 pm to watch the boats turn at a race mark in front of Great Point Light. Nantucket Race Week provides the funding for a quarter of Nantucket Community Sailing’s annual operating budget. Through the race and social

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A LITTLE PLAYFUL. A LOT OF STYLE. SERVING NEW ENGLAND COASTAL CUISINE. FAMILIES WELCOME.

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77 Easton St. | Lunch Reservations: 508-228-4730 or OpenTable app at breezenantucket.com

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NANTUCKET BIKE SHOP VOTED NANTUCKET’S NO. 1 BIKE SHOP

SALES • SERVICE • ACCESSORIES RENTALS BY THE DAY • WEEK • MONTH Free Delivery For Multiple Day Rentals BIKES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY • TANDEMS • CO-MOTION TOURING TANDEMS • KIDDIE KARTS TRAIL-A-BIKES • JOGGERS • STROLLERS • HIGH QUALITY ROAD BIKE RENTALS YAMAHA ELECTRIC START SINGLE & DOUBLE SEATER SCOOTERS • KIDZTANDEMS OUR RENTAL BIKES ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE WORLD FAMOUS SPECIALIZED BODY GEOMETRY COMFORT SEATS

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Today’s Nantucket

Events & Entertainment Events are updated daily at Nantucket.net

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 SOLAR ECLIPSE WEEK HOSTED BY MARIA MITCHELL ASSOCIATION

Lectures & workshops to help people understand & appreciate this rare event on Aug. 21. Throughout the week, the MMA will give out free solar glasses to allow viewers an opportunity to safely view the eclipse; pick them up at 4 Vestal Street.

NANTUCKET RACE WEEK

Nantucket Race Week is nine days of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing. NantucketRaceWeek.org

9:30 AM to 1 PM - Free Games & Activities for Families

Free family-friendly games and activities for everyone including: Spikeball, musical chairs, kite making, hula hoops & jump rope, badminton, volleyball and kickball. Held at Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way.

9:45 to 10:15 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 18-36 months

A 20-25 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free Admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available 10 am at the Children’s Desk. Atheneum, 1 India Street.

10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour

Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm

10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point

See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm.

10 AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip

What sea creatures live in Nantucket Harbor? Find out as you help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in their shapes, colors, and habits. This program is part of a long term research project is interesting for adults and children alike. Limited to 30 people, so preregistration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. $25; MMA Members $10

10 AM to 4 PM - Museum Activity Day

Thursday is activity day at the Science Museum. Drop by anytime to play with nanotechnology, try out cool science equipment, help us collect data, and learn about research. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. Free with Museum admission. Held at Natural Science Museum, Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets.

10 AM to 4 PM - South Sea Pearl Trunk Show

Susan Lister Locke invites you to a special showing of South Sea Pearl jewelry at The Susan Lister Locke Gallery, 28 Easy Street. 508-228-2132

10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open

Nantucket’s world-class museum devoted to Nantucket history at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894

10:30 AM - Children’s Pirate Walk & Treasure Hunt

Pirate Robin takes you on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. During the walk, you will hear tales of infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, lost sailing ships and pirate treasure. On our treasure hunt we will use tools on our search of lost and buried treasure. Adults $20, Children $15. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations Required: 508-257-4586.

10:30 to 11 AM - Free Story Time for Preschoolers

Stories, songs and finger plays for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk 30 minutes before start of program. Held at The Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street continued on page 8

Sail Endeavor a Nantucket tradition. established 1982 1-1/2-HOUR TRIPS DEPART DAILY 10AM • 1PM • 4PM $45 PER PERSON SUNSET SAIL $60

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Green Lantern by Robert P. Barsanti I met the Green Lantern this weekend. He looked a lot like me. He is now taller than I am, and has more energy that I can summon, but he had the set of jaw, the piercing look in his eye, and a certain insouciance that I can lay claim to. He also had the ring, the shirt, and he knew the Green Lantern oath: “In brightest day, in blackest night No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, Beware my power, Green Lantern's light!!!” I picked him up at school and drove him into Comic Con in Boston. I have lost the child within me that would truly enjoy Comic Con; he slipped away sometime in college or graduate school and was replaced by something vaguely professional and totally inadequate. For me, I felt as if I was at an amusement park watching the Cyclone roller coaster: I didn’t want to get on, but it looked like the fun that I should have. So it is at Comic Con. People get fully committed; they dress up as Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and many of the less canonical, but still interesting characters of the media stream. Some of the costumes were simple, but most had required construction, tailoring, and a healthy dose of courage. Several Princess Leia metal bikinis walked by in a convention center filled with thousands. If you need your faith in humanity restored, Comic Con would do it for you. I saw three Wonder Women; one was African American, one was white, and one was male. Of the wheel chair costumes that rolled by, one was a Dalek, one was R2-D2, and one claimed to be a victim of Darth Vader. Autism Speaks was represented ably by the New England Chapter of the Agents of SHIELD. The Green Lantern posed by the impressive and intimidating SHIELD vehicles. As the afternoon wore on, the crowd grew more and more dense and the jostling increased, but everyone was in good cheer and fine fettle beneath ferocious costumes. The nicest people like to dress up as the worst continued on page 16

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NANTUCKET WALKING TOURS Providing Quality Tours Since 1998

H The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk H Voted “Best Walking Tour on Nantucket” 3 years in a row! Since 1998 the most popular walking tour on Nantucket!

Choice of 2 Different Tours

The Town Route: An eerie, 80 min, 1 mile evening stroll featuring the most haunted restaurant and most haunted house on Nantucket. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday starting at 8:45pm.

Cemetery Route: A 1 1/3 mile, 90 min walk featuring the Old North Burial Ground, Oldest House, Mary Abby Swain, & the island’s 2 most haunted hotels. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday starting at 8:30pm.

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*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the starting times at Centre and Main ;top of Main< in front of the bank.

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Historic Mansions and Hidden Parks

A 2 mile, non2stop exercise walk 2 with historic commentary 2 past the historic mansions and most beautiful gardens of Nantucket town. Meets 10 min. early at Centre and Main Sts. beside the bank steps. Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, starting at 8:30am.

Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point

A 2 1/2 mile, 55 min, non2stop morning exercise walk 2 with historic commentary 2 past some of the most spectacular homes on Nantucket. $15 cash only. Please arrive 10 minutes early at Centre and Main beside the bank steps. Monday & Friday starting at 8:30am.

Glorious ‘Sconset

A 90 min, 2/3 mile historic walking tour past the famous cottages of Siasconset, Nantucket’s most beautiful village. Catch the 10:15am bus at the Washington St. depot and meet the guide 20 min. later at the rotary bulletin board ;opposite the post office< in ‘Sconset. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday starting at 10:45am.

Notorious Nantucket

For ages 13 and up. Learn about the real Nantucket of opium dens, bordellos, riots, hippie hysteria, a gigolo, a conman, and a wicked, wicked woman. Please arrive 10 min. early at Centre and Main, beside the bank steps. Wednesday & Saturday starting at 10:30am.

Great Writers on Nantucket

Hear how Hemingway, Melville, Steinbeck, and others were inspired by their stays on this magical island. Please arrive at 10:20am at Federal and India Sts, outside the Atheneum fence. Monday at 10:30am. Prices for all tours: Historic Mansions & Fabulous Mansions $15 per person. All other tours are $20 for adults; $15 for seniors (65+) and for teens; $5 for kids 7‐12; and under 7 free. 20% off for groups of 6 or more; 33% off for ten or more. Cash only. No reservations necessary. Private tours available for all walks.

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10:45 AM - Glorious â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sconset

A 2/3 mile, 90 minute historic walk through the beautiful village of Siasconset. $20 adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. No reservations necessary. Catch the 10:15 am bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington Street for 20 minute ride to Siasconset. Meet guide at rotary bulletin board in Sconset. 508-332-0953.

11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open

Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather.

11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour

Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations first come, first served.

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Free Fire Truck Ride to Breeze Restaurant for Lunch

Hop aboard our antique fire truck for a complimentary tour through Town and ride to Breeze restaurant for lunch and your favorite cocktail on their indoor/outdoor Breeze Terrace. Departs from Visitors Services Bureau on Federal Street at 11:30 am & 12:30 pm to Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel at 77 Easton Street. Reservations encouraged 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com

1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point

See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

1 to 4 PM - Read to a Buddy

Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) are therapy dogs trained to be good listeners. This program is a fun, relaxed and nonjudgmental way to become more confident and simply Enjoy reading. Our furry friends just want to listen and make you feel great about your reading! Sign up to read 15 - 20 minutes by calling Weezie Desk 508-228-1110. Free. Children ages 6 - 9 years old are welcome to register. Held at Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street

1:30 to 4:30 PM - Hands on History for Children

August 17-23, 2017

Hands on History offers children & their companions the opportunity to create crafts inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection. Thursdays craft is Tea Cups & Dancing Masks. Free NHA members or with Museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street 508-228-1894

2 to 4 PM - Cover to Cover: Journal Making with Mary Emery Lacoursiere

In this class you will learn several methods of simple book construction. We will start with making decorative papers for the outside and inside covers followed by folding and making simple structures for the inside. You will learn how to construct a soft and hard cover and to use hot embossing to add letters to the cover and spine, and letterpress to add text to your pages. Customize your journal to suit your use. $140; $120 members & Materials $30. Held at AANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. 508-228-0722

2:15 to 3:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour

Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations first come, first served.

2:30 PM - Movie: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Emoji Movieâ&#x20AC;?

Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.

3 to 4 PM - Family Art Class with Bethany Oliver

Our youngest artists, and their caregivers, will explore various multimedia art stations at their own pace in this inspiring class. $20 per day; $10 members. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722

3 to 5 PM - Plein Air Force

Get out & Paint. Capture the beauty of the island in this free, weeky meeting series. Call for location 508-228-0722 Free for all

4:30 PM - Movie: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Big Sickâ&#x20AC;?

Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.

5 PM - Page to Stage: Ben Mezrich

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set. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Live Music, Cocktails & Light Bites at The Nantucket Hotel

Savor the summer breezes at The Nantucket Hotel on our popular Front porch Live Music, Cocktails & Light Bites event! Sip your favorite drink and enjoy lighter fare as you listen to live acoustic guitar and fiddle music by Sean Lee & Bob McGuire. Afterward, join us for dinner at Breeze Restaurant, located at 77 Easton Street. For reservations 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com

6 PM - Presentation & Discussion: Enlisting Nantucket’s Mice to Fight Ticks

A public presentation hosted by Nantucket Board of Health, MIT Professor Kevin Esvelt will discuss a plan to reduce the incidence of tick-borne disease on the island. The open, community-guided project aims to permanently break the ecological transmission cycle between white-footed mice and ticks by immunizing the local mouse population. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with Dr. Esvelt and colleagues. Sharing concerns, suggestions, and criticism is actively encouraged. Public Safety Building, 4 Fairgrounds Road.

6 to 7:30 PM - Free LVA English Classes

The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class every Thursday. The class is open to all, conducted in English, and no preregistration is required. Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India Street

6 to 8 PM - Complimentary Kids’ Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant

Dine as a family at Breeze Restaurant. Then, after your children are through eating, they can join Kid’s Deck team members for a free, supervised “Make your own S’mores” and coloring activity, while you liner over dinner or enjoy a cocktail. The Kids’ Deck program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to pre-teen. For reservations, 508-228-4730. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street.

7 PM - Sunset Sail aboard the Endeavor

Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks of Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “Seawife”

A musical tale of monumental scope inspired by the stories of sailors & captains who sailed the whaling ships of old Nantucket. Percy, a sailor with talent, rises to become the whaling era’s greatest hero. An original musical by The Lobbyists. A treat for the whole family. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268.

7:30 PM - Movie: “Detriot”

Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.

7:30 to 9:30 PM - Earth Got the Blues Performs Live

Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street.

8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past

A haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. During our walk, you will hear about Nantucket’s fascinating history and the ghostly tales of its past. We visit the houses that have stories to tell, and you will view the mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal Streets. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10.

8 PM - “Despicable Me 3”

Movie showing in Sconset Casino at 8 pm, 10 New Street, Sconset. $5

8 PM - Movie: “The Dark Tower”

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8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route

A 1 and 1/3 Mile, 90 minute eerie evening stroll featuring the Old North Burial Ground, the Oldest House and Nantucket’s 2 most haunted hotels. Since 1998 led by the original guide. $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+), Teens and $5 Kids (7-12) Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Streets,by bank steps 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953

9 to 10 PM - Stars & Senses Night Hike

Join Kim Botelho, Director of Education for an evening hike under the stars. During the walk, you will participate in a color vision activity, learn how our eyes adjust to the darkness, listen for nocturnal animals, take a solo journey if you dare, and enjoy a minty snack while learning about bioluminescence. At the end of the walk, relax while you hear stories of summer constellations and more. Pre-registration required: mariamitchell.org or call 508.228.9198. Ages 8+. $25; Members $10.

7 PM - “Moby-Dick Rehearsed”

A staged reading starring John Shea of this play within a play is both a celebration of the stage and testimony of the enduring legacy of Herman Melville’s masterpiece of American literature. Written by Orson Welles in 1950 and presented by the NHA and Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. Performed in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Tickets $30 at nha.org. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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When you think of summer, the seashore and what to drink, Sancerre is surely one of the first wines to pop into your mind. The distinctive racy acidity found in this lovely crisp, dry wine from France can also be found in the Sauvignon Blancs that hail from the other neighboring cool-climate villages of this better-known region. Domaine Philippe Gilbert from Menetou-Salon is located adjacent to and just west of the more popular Sancerre region of the Central Loire Valley. Philippe took over as the vigneron to his family’s domaine, one of the largest in the area, located at the heart of this appellation after a successful career as a playwright. He practices biodynamic viticulture and the domaine is now certified as an organic producer as well. This Sauvignon Blanc is an expression from the classic mix of clay and limestone that sits on the famous Kimmeridgian Basin that extends from Menetou through Sancerre to Chablis and then onto Champagne. The grapes are hand-harvested, fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and the wine is aged on the lees for fourteen months before bottling. The nose of this wine is very expressive, with aromas of citrus zest and intense minerality. It is fresh and balanced on the palate with mouth-watering acidity that invites you for another sip. Wine production in South Africa dates back centuries but received minimal international attention until Apartheid ended in the late 1990s. Out with the old, uninspired plunk made from the country’s co-operatives, in with the new small production family-owned vineyards and wineries that are able to continued on page 17

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Waste Not,Want Not by Cara Godlesky As vacationers check out of their homes at the end of their stays, they clear out their closets, refrigerators and shelves. The renters remove their leftover foods, and a lot of it gets tossed away because they cannot take it on the boats and planes home. To prevent the food from being thrown out, local nonprofit, Food Rescue Nantucket, collects and redistributes it before it can perish in an attempt to combat food waste. Despite being a popular vacation destination, Nantucket is not exempt from the countrywide issues of food waste and food insecurity. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 30% to 40% of our national food supply ends up as waste. Food Rescue Nantucket started two years ago as a project to give back to the community through the Unitarian congregation. Food Rescue Nantucket partners with various island farms, businesses, and other nonprofits in order to help people on a wider continued on page 55

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Last week an animal was seen on Nantucket that hadn’t been seen in at least a year. One mention of it on Facebook immediately garnered over 120 likes and comments. People wanted to know every detail , asked for proof, and how they could see it for themselves. Was it an unusual bird? A great white shark? No, those creatures are a dime a dozen. It was our good friend, Rocky the Nantucket Raccoon. Over two years ago now, June of 2015, a lone raccoon was spotted falling off of a lumber truck as it drove past Hatch’s on Orange Street. Apparently it scampered into the wetlands behind the package store and made its escape from there. For weeks, the town animal control officer and the Environmental Police tried to capture the beast. Sightings were all over Facebook feeds as people tracked our raccoon from town to Miacomet, Quaise, and back again. It wasn’t long before this raccoon got into the Nantucket spirit and had his own Twitter feed (@ACKraccoon). This went on for a while and then the flurry of activity faded and we were left to wonder about our masked bandit. Was it a he or a she? Did it have enough food and resources to survive? If it did, would it be our only raccoon or would there eventually be more to the population? Where had it gone? Was it a dumpster diver or had it made its way to the wilds of the Middle Moors? We were left with more questions than answers and lots of rumors. Some people swear there were two raccoons. Others claimed to have one living in their yard. The last semi-official sighting was in August of 2016 near the Nantucket Hotel. Since then there have been multiple rumors of raccoon sightings in the Tom Nevers area. There were also several stories that the raccoon had been found as roadkill on Polpis Rd. It seems that vulture food was not actually the end for our masked bandit. continued on page 31

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Odds Bodkins! Commonly asked questions and misunderstandings about antiques… and the odd or end fascinating bit! The wee cousin to a marlin spike or fid, these little ivory or bone carved “needles” are the most common form of scrimshaw. Sailors crafted bodkins in an endless variety of forms and sizes, presents for their dearly missed sweethearts and sisters. The simple yet crucial little tools were used for making lace, making holes in fabric or leather, or many other similar seamstress tasks.

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via Skype from Oregon, where she will be to experience the total solar eclipse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although I would love to be on Nantucket to view the partial eclipse with everyone, I am thrilled to be able to travel to Oregon to experience my first total solar eclipse, much as Maria Mitchell did when she travelled to Colorado. Of course, I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be travelling by train and open wagon, but I will be leaving from Nantucket as Maria did. I hope to see you all at the Vestal Street Observatory via Skype!â&#x20AC;?, says Dr. Jorgenson, Director of Astronomy. There are four main types of solar eclipses: Partial, Annular, Total, and Hybrid. According to NASA, total solar eclipses occur once every 12 to 18 months somewhere on Earth, while partial solar eclipses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when the moon blocks only part of the sun â&#x20AC;&#x201C; occur more frequently, though visibility varies. If Monday is a sunny day on Nantucket, viewers will most likely notice the eclipse and it will appear to be temporarily cloudy; from here, the sun will not be completely eclipsed out at any time. The maximum eclipse (the point at which the largest portion of the sun will be eclipsed as seen from Nantucket) will take place at 2:46 pm, so be sure to arrive at the Eclipse Party beforehand. Distance from the sun and the moon determines how â&#x20AC;&#x153;totalâ&#x20AC;? the eclipse will be for a given location. A total solar eclipse is when the moon completely blocks the sun, allowing for the solar corona to be seen. The solar corona is a reddish outline around the sun that is usually invisible because it is too faint compared with the brightness of the sun. Oregon is in the path of totality so during the maximum eclipse the entire sky will go dark as the sun is fully covered. Other places in the path of totality are parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina. This solar eclipse is a great learning opportunity as well as an historical event. The slate of events hosted by Maria Mitchell Association offers something for everyone, from curious children to the veteran astronomy buff. Take advantage of Nantucketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lucky geography and head out to see this once in a lifetime phenomenon. The Maria Mitchell Association was founded in 1902 to honor the legacy and achievements of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first female astronomer, Maria Mitchell. She garnered worldwide fame for discovering a comet over Nantucket in October 1847. She then went on to become the first professor at Vassar College. The Maria Mitchell Association continues to preserve her legacy of scientific achievement and to carry on her passion for hands-on learning. Today, the Maria Mitchell Association operates two observatories (Loines and the Vestal Street Observatory), as well as the MMA Aquarium, the Natural Science Museum, and the birthplace of Maria Mitchell. For more information, visit the MMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www.mariamitchell.org.

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mass murderers. I tasked the Green Lantern with asking five people to pose with him for pictures and he was able to find some of his favorites. Everybody smiled. My Green Lantern’s main occupation at Comic Con was spending his own, and his father’s, money. In a convention center filled with vendors, this proved somewhat challenging. First, Green Lantern merchandise was not well represented. The Lantern has had a movie made, but it didn’t do well and most self-respecting comics aficionados pretend that it never existed. We did not have much time for some of the other esoterica we found. We didn’t need any special artwork, or personal sketches, nor did we see the need for sweatshirts, leather masks, specialty watches or glasses. We found a graphic novel (which is a twenty dollar comic book), several stickers which he hopes to put on his door, and five Lego figurines. My soon-to-be-eighteen year old Green Lantern has a plan. He is going to build a Lego City in the basement. It will have a SHIELD headquarters, several police and fire stations, a space port, and several other hard-to-understand buildings connected by roads and bridges. For the past four years he has been building his plans for this the same way that other people map out soccer careers or college applications. While we haven’t started the building yet, the figurines mark the first new inhabitants into his world. The Green Lantern is ready for that world. However, the Green Lantern Corps did not muster in Boston. We went through the convention hall several times without finding anyone with a power ring. I did not imagine that this task was going to be quite so difficult when I proposed it. I did not think my Green Lantern would be unique, but he was. Rick, Morty, Supergirl, Batman, Deadpool brushed by us, but nobody in green. Finally, after three hours, we stood outside in the food area and found a college student wearing the right t-shirt. Unfortunately, he did not know the Oath. Nonetheless, he smiled and posed with my Green Lantern and our search was somewhat complete. My son dozed off on the way out to Papa Ginos and back to school. In the comic book mythology, Hal Jordan was a test pilot who was selected by a dying alien to become the next Green Lantern. Out of all humanity, Hal was “utterly honest and born without fear.” The Green Lantern has a ring and a lantern (of course) which connects him to the Guardians of the Universe. The ring and the lantern let the wearer create anything they need in order to bring forth justice, deliver mercy, and defeat evil. And, as he sleeps, I can see the attraction of the hero for my young man. Through accident of birth, he is utterly honest and without fear. Further, he often seems to be listening to the whisperings of the universe and, through his imagination, creates all sorts of things in his mind. And, on this planet, he is utterly alone. This year, when I walk for Autism Speaks, I am not hoping to find a cure for my son. His autism has become his power, as cursed and as blessed as any superpower — I do not want to remove that green ring from his finger. Instead, I want to find a cure for our world. We live in a time when evil doesn’t need to wear a mask or hide in the shadows and the good are driven over and clubbed. The best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity. Our world has no place for the Green Lantern, though it surely needs him.

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currently compete on the world market. Cape Point Vineyards is located in Noordhoek in the Cape Point Peninsula of the picturesque Cape Town wine region. Their close proximity to the ocean and the ancient soils of the Table Mountain Range not only provides them with a phenomenal setting, but also a terroir ideal for the production of world-class Sauvignon Blanc that is strong in minerality and complexity. This stunning South African value is brought to the United States by leading wine importer Bartholomew Broadbent who has also been featured as a Nantucket Wine Fest luminary. Mostly Sauvignon Blanc with a splash of Semillon which provides nuanced complexity, this wine is made in 100% Stainless steel with no oak influence what so ever. The wine is then aged three months on the lees (spent yeast leftover from fermentation) in the tank before being bottled for distribution. The Mediterranean climate of the region offers intense sunlight and dry heat, coupled with the maritime coastal influences. Tropical fruit, grapefruit, lime burst in the aroma with an incredible mineral backbone that is focused and racy on the palate with a bright, clean finish. Known as the coolest little wine region of New Zealand for more than just its cool climate temperatures, Waipara Valley is best known for its spicy, rich Pinot Noirs as well as its distinctive taste on Sauvignon Blancs. This unique region is located an hour north of Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island and the seat of the Canterbury region. Greyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Peak Winery is located in the most northern part of this region just kilometers as the crow flies to the eastern seaboard but protected by the hills in between. The winery is owned by Nantucket summer residents, Peter Thomas, a native New Zealander, and his wife Debbie, an all-American gal. The winery draws its name from the unique limestone conglomerate that is found as the bedrock on which the vine roots grow. The limestone hills are a mix of fossils, sea shells and small pebbles that slope down to clay, making the perfect combination for growing wines with minerality and concentration.

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This wine is wonderfully aromatic with lemongrass and fresh cut hay that has a lovely texture creaminess on the palate due to the barrel fermentation of the wine. Named among the “Top 20 New Zealand Wineries” by Decanter magazine, you could sample this great wine while traveling on Air New Zealand or find it on island a bit closer to home at many of the events where Debbie is pouring it. She also offers free delivery anywhere on island when it is purchased from your local wine retailer. Napa Valley is known for its big, juicy, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Sometimes in that special vineyard, located along the Napa River in the northern part of the valley, is that sweet spot that features a distinctive alluvial, clay soil just right making a small, extremely limited amount of Sauvignon Blanc. Larkmead Vineyards located in Calistoga crafts this exclusive 100% Sauvignon Blanc wine named ‘Lillie’ that maintains the beautiful, secondary white wine characteristics of Sauvignon Blanc, but replicates the palate that comes across with the weight and gravitas of Chardonnay. This is done by extended élevage (French term for the progression of wine between fermentation and bottling) in French oak barrels, along with lengthy bottle aging for the wine to integrate before release. Pale gold in color, the wine has warm aromas of fresh wild flowers with mint and lime curd. The honeyed viscosity offers the depth of a wonderfully textured wine that carries an incredible amount of immediate drinking pleasure. Drink with: freshly baked clafoutis (baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter) This Sauvignon Blanc trip around the world will surely make you consider the source of the wine next time you pair any of these with your locally grown oysters!

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Help us raise money to support our island friends and neighbors who are battling cancer. At Swim Across America’s Nantucket Island Open Water Swim, swimmers of all ages and skill levels raise money to support cancer treatment and patient care at Nantucket Cottage Hospital and Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket. swimacrossamerica.org/nantuck ket et August 19: 4 mile swim August 26: Kids’ Splash and 1/4, 1/ 4, 1/2 and 1 mile swims


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FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 SOLAR ECLIPSE WEEK HOSTED BY MARIA MITCHELL ASSOCIATION

August 17-23, 2017

or 508-228-9198. 38 Washington Street. $12; $7 MMA Members

9 AM to 1 PM - Everyday Painting with Lisa Daria Kennedy

This 3-day workshop combines demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction to teach students the techniques to create fresh, deliberate marks. Students will discover approaches to simplify the process & ways to stay inspired and motivated. $330. AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr. 508-228-0722

9:30 to 10 AM - Carnivorous Critters

Before the museum opens see the animals eat: turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! Program is limited to 12 people, so pre-registration is required at mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198 $12; $7 MMA Members

Lectures & workshops to help people understand & appreciate this rare event on Aug. 21. Throughout the week, the MMA will give out free solar glasses to allow viewers an opportunity to safely view the eclipse; pick them up at 4 Vestal Street.

10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour

Nantucket Race Week is nine days of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing. NantucketRaceWeek.org

10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor

NANTUCKET RACE WEEK

8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Smooth Hummocks

See this rare and fascinating island ecosystem with rare wildflowers & grasses. Reserve: 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com

8 to 10 AM - Early-Bird Bird Walks

Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews will take you on a boutique birding experience. Birds are an important part of Nantucket’s ecosystem and the island is know as an excellent birding spot. After a brief visit to the Museum’s ornithology collection, you will head out to some of the best birding areas around town. MMA Natural Science Museum, Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets $25; MMA Members $10

8 AM to 2 PM - Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions

Join us on a thrilling 6-hour offshore adventure—whale sightings guaranteed! Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point

A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at White Elephant, $15. Cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953

8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour

Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

9 to 9:30 AM - Feeding Frenzy

Feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens to the public! This program is very popular, so pre register at www.mariamitchell.org

Thai Cuisine & Snack Bar located inside Nantucket Ice 1 Backus Lane Nantucket, MA 02554

Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

10 to 11:30 AM - Plant and Nature Walk

Take a walk on the Linda Loring Nature Foundation’s Eel Point Property to view what’s flowering, fruiting, and hatching among Nantucket’s sand plain grasslands and heath lands. Led by LLNF Director of Research and Education, Dr. Sarah Bois. $10; free to LLNF members. 508-325-0973.

10 AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip

What sea creatures live in Nantucket Harbor? Find out as you help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in their shapes, colors, and habits. This program is part of a long term research project is interesting for adults and children alike. Limited to 30 people, so preregistration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Meet at Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 28 Washington Street. $25; MMA Members $10

10 AM to 4 PM - South Sea Pearl Trunk Show

Susan Lister Locke invites you to a special showing of South Sea Pearl jewelry at The Susan Lister Locke Gallery, 28 Easy Street. 508-228-2132

10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open

Nantucket’s world-class museum devoted to Nantucket history at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894 continued on page 21

AUNT LEAH’S F UDGE “The Best Fudge in The World” FREE sample available

Open for Lunch & Dinner Lunch Mon-Fri: 11am-2pm Dinner Mon-Sat: 4pm-8pm closed Sundays Thai Cuisine made with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices. Call to order 508-228-SIAM (7426) www.SiamToGoNantucket.com

Picnic in ‘Sconset Stop at Claudette's in the heart of 'Sconset for our superb sandwiches & celebrated lemon cake. Take our sandwiches and picnic on the nearby beach or enjoy your lunch on our porch. Open 8am to 3pm

508-257-6622 Also Clambakes & Catering

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A 2/3 mile, 90 minute historic walk through the beautiful village of Siasconset. $20 adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. No reservations necessary. Catch the 10:15 am bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington Street for 20 minute ride to Siasconset. Meet guide at rotary bulletin board in Sconset. 508-332-0953.

11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open

Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather.

11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - NHA Downtown Walking Tour

Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations first come, first served.

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Free Fire Truck Ride to Breeze Restaurant for Lunch

Hop aboard our antique fire truck for a complimentary tour through Town and ride to Breeze restaurant for lunch and your favorite cocktail on their indoor/outdoor Breeze Terrace. Departs from Visitors Services Bureau on Federal Street at 11:30 am & 12:30 pm to Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel at 77 Easton Street. Reservations encouraged 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com

12 to 1 PM - Tie-Dye Activity

Bring your own shirt ($2 fee) or buy one for $5 and tiedye it at Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way. Sponsored by the Town of Nantucket.

1:30 to 4:30 PM - Hands on History for Children

Hands on History offers children & their companions the opportunity to create crafts inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection. Fridays craft is Lighthouses & Sig-

Gail’s Tours, Inc. Simply, the finest tour on Nantucket Island!

VOTED BEST OF NANTUCKET★ ★ FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS! Continuing a family tradition of hospitality

nal Flags. Free NHA members or with Museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street 508-228-1894

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2 PM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Shawkemo Hills

From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor & inner harbor shores. From a low spot along the trail discover how the glacier shaped the hills and dells of this north central part of the island. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com.

2:15 to 3:45 PM - NHA Downtown Walking Tour

Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations first come, first served.

2:30 to 4:30 PM - Buck-a-Shuck and Live Music

Fresh shellfish for buck-a-shuck and music by PJ Moody on the lawn at the Brant Point Grill in The White Elephant Hotel, Easton Street.

4:30 PM - Miss Fairchild Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5 PM - Children’s Ghost Hunt in Nantucket Town

Join Robin & her raven, Edgar, as we embark upon our ghostly adventure. Put on your ghost hunter hats as we stop by houses that have stories to tell. Learn what to look for and how to become a Ghost Hunter. Bring whatever tools you may need for our search. The Ghost hunt is educational, exciting, & lots of fun. Adults, Seniors & Teens $15, Children $10. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations Required: 508257-4586.

5 to 7 PM - Walk about the Wharf

Meet the artists and artisans of Old South Wharf every fun and festive Friday evening. continued on page 22

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5 to 7 PM - Timbukblues Performs Live

Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

5 to 8 PM - German Paper Stars

Learn how to make these traditional folded paper stars out of plain white paper. You can use them as tree decorations or as package ties for the holidays. These crafty works of art are not origami, but closer to a form of basketry. The stars were originally hung outside to decorate evergreen and shrubbery during the holiday season. Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India Street

5 to 8 PM - Art Opening Reception for “Live the Artful Life”

An exhibition of all of Hostetler Gallery artists across all types of media. Take a stroll down Centre St and enjoy evening of art with Hostetler Gallery, 42 Centre St.

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Live Music, Cocktails & Light Bites at The Nantucket Hotel

Make the most of summer at The Nantucket Hotel on our popular Front porch Live Music, Cocktails & Light Bites event! Sip your favorite drink and enjoy lighter fare as you listen to live acoustic guitar and fiddle music by Sean Lee & Bob McGuire. Afterward, join us for dinner at Breeze Restaurant, located at 77 Easton Street. For reservations 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com

6 PM - Free Outdoor Concert by PJ Moody Children’s Beach at Harbor View Way.

6 to 8 PM - Artists Association Reception - Artist / Patron Juried

Juried exhibition thru Sept. 4 in the Artists Association Gallery, 19 Washington St.

6 to 8 PM - Opening Reception for “A Juried Exhibition”

A juried exhibition. Includes Plein Air Nantucket, Show ends September 4. Held at the Artists Association Gallery, 19 Washington Street

6 to 8 PM - Complimentary Kids’ Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant

Dine as a family at Breeze Restaurant. Then, after your children are through eating, they can join Kid’s Deck team members for a free, supervised “Make your own S’mores” and coloring activity, while you liner over dinner or enjoy a cocktail. The Kids’ Deck program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to pre-teen. For reservations, 508-228-4730. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street.

6 to 9 PM - Opening Reception at Robert Foster Fine Art

Art Opening Reception featuring John Devaney at the Robert Foster Fine Art Gallery, 8 India Street. Show continues through August 30th.

7 PM - Sunset Sail aboard the Endeavor

Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks of Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. 508-228-5585. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

7 PM - Free Outdoor Karaoke

Children’s Beach at Harbor View Way.

7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions

Bring snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “Seawife”

A musical tale of monumental scope inspired by the stories of sailors & captains who sailed the whaling ships of old Nantucket. Percy, a sailor with talent, rises to become the whaling era’s greatest hero. An original musical by The Lobbyists. A treat for the whole family. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268.

8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past

A haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. During our walk, you will hear about Nantucket’s fascinating history and the ghostly tales of its past. We visit the houses that have stories to tell, and you will view the mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal Streets. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10.

8:30 PM - Free Friday Night Flix

Screening of “The BFG,” bring a blanket or chairs & enjoy the movie sponsored by the Town of Nantucket. Held at Children’s Beach.

8:45 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

The Original Nantucket Ghost walk begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s most famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is one mile long and lasts 80 minutes. No reservations necessary, $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens and $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 15 minutes early. 508-332-0953

10 PM to 1 AM - DJ Morejuice

Party at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 SOLAR ECLIPSE WEEK HOSTED BY MARIA MITCHELL ASSOCIATION

Lectures & workshops to help people understand & appreciate this rare event on Aug. 21. Throughout the week, the MMA will give out free solar glasses to allow viewers an opportunity to safely view the eclipse; pick them up at 4 Vestal Street.

NANTUCKET RACE WEEK

Nantucket Race Week is nine days of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties

August 17-23, 2017

hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing. NantucketRaceWeek.org

7 AM - Swim Across America 4-mile swim

Nantucket Swim Across America hosts its annual open water swim at Jetties Beach. Swimmers and volunteers can register at www.swimacrossamerica.org/Nantucket

8 AM - ACK Clean Team

Help clean up various parts of Nantucket. Meet at Handlebar Cafe to clean Town or at Hinckley Lane and Cliff Road to clean the beach at the end of the lane.

8 AM - Polpis Harbor & Quaise Guided Walkabout

Inhale the pungent, sweet odor of the salt marsh while exploring Polpis Harbor’s shores & meadows. Learn how a massive chunk of glacial ice formed Polpis Harbor, how salt marshes evolved on Nantucket, what lives in them and how the Native Americans and European settlers utilized the natural resources in and around Polpis Harbor for their survival. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour

Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

8:30 - Walk Now for Autism Speaks

An opportunity to raise money + awareness to help change the future for those with autism. Registration & resource fair open at 8:30 am at Jetties Beach, Bathing Beach Road. Walk begins at 9:45 am. No parking at the beach during the walk.

9 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill

A 2 mile, 45 minute, nonstop exercise walk, with historic commentary. Past historic mansions of Nantucket. $15, cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953

9 to 9:30 AM - Feeding Frenzy

Feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens to the public! This program is very popular, so pre register at www.mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington St. $12; $7 Members

9:30 to 10 AM - Meet the Animals

The Science Museum is home to frogs, turtles, snakes, and insects that you can safely touch in this unique program. If you love animals, this is a great way to learn about them up close. Preregistration is required, sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. Held at MMA Natural Science Museum Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets. $12; MMA members $7

10 to 10:30 AM - NanPuppets Puppet Show

Free puppet show for families at Children’s Beach.

10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour

Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm

10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point

See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm.

10 AM to 3 PM - Sidewalk Art Show II

The Artists Association of Nantucket’s annual art show in the garden of the Nantucket Atheneum Garden, India Street. Rain date: August 20.

10 AM to 4 PM - South Sea Pearl Trunk Show

Susan Lister Locke invites you to a special showing of South Sea Pearl jewelry at The Susan Lister Locke Gallery, 28 Easy Street. 508-228-2132

10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open

Nantucket’s world-class museum devoted to history at 13 Broad St, 508-228-1894

10:30 AM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour

Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3 mile, 80 minute walking tour. For ages 13+ $20, $15 Age 65+ & Teens. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre Streets by bank steps 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953

10:30 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing with Doug ‘VB’ Goudie

Meet the author of “ACK in Ashes: Nantucket Great Fire of 1846” at a book signing in Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

11 AM to 12:30 PM - Barnaby’s Back-to-School Party

School supplies, snacks & treats, Barnaby story time, book signing, activities, & Barnaby appearance held in Bookworks at 25 Broad Street.

11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open

Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather.

11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour

Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Meet in the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad St, rain or shine. First come, first served. continued on page 25


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11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Free Fire Truck Ride to Breeze Restaurant for Lunch

Hop aboard our antique fire truck for a complimentary tour through Town and ride to Breeze restaurant for lunch and your favorite cocktail on their indoor/outdoor Breeze Terrace. Departs from Visitors Services Bureau on Federal Street at 11:30 am & 12:30 pm to Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel at 77 Easton Street. Reservations encouraged 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com

11:30 AM to 2 PM - Saturday Brunch

Enjoy a glorious view while you savor a delicious Brunch at TOPPER’S at The Wauwinet, 120 Wauwinet Road. Reserve at 508-228-8768.

1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point with Shearwater Excursions

See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

1:30 to 4:30 PM - Hands on History for Children

Hands on History offers children & their companions the opportunity to create crafts inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection. Saturdays craft is Sailors Valentines & U’u Clubs. Free NHA members or with Museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street 508-228-1894

2 PM - Free Tulgey Wood Musical

Tulgey Wood, a camp for people with and without disabilities, is putting on its annual musical at Bennett Hall. Every year, Tulgey Wood produces a musical with an integrated cast of people with and without disabilities. In the past, the productions have been spoofs of Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Rocky, and more. Donations accepted. Light refreshments available. Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

2 to 3:30 PM - Meeting: Nantucket Lyme Discussion group

A facilitated group for those with Lyme Disease and its co-infections (diagnosed or undiagnosed), to come together and create connection, provide emotional support, and share information with the intention of moving towards wellness. All are welcome including any persons supporting those with Lyme or its co-infections. Free at the Nantucket Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India Street.

2:15 to 3:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour

Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, offered rain or shine. First come, first served.

August 17-23, 2017

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2:30 PM - Stump Swamp Guided Walkabout

A guided wilderness hike on the Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm trail with 2 island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

3 PM - Cliff Westfall Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live

Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street.

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Front Porch - Live Music & Cocktails at The Nantucket Hotel

Celebrate August with a fun activity at The Nantucket Hotel. Enjoy the front porch, live music, cocktails & light bites menu event. Sip your favorite cocktails and sample lighter fare as you listen to live acoustic guitar music by Alan James. Afterward, have dinner at Breeze Restaurant at 77 Easton Street. For reservations, 508-2284730 OR fb@thenantuckethotel.com.

6 to 8 PM - Complimentary Kids’ Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant

Dine as a family at Breeze Restaurant. Then, after your children are through eating, they can join Kid’s Deck team members for a free, supervised “Make your own S’mores” and coloring activity, while you liner over dinner or enjoy a cocktail. The Kids’ Deck program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to pre-teen. For reservations, 508-228-4730. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street.

6:30 PM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Shawkemo Hills Sunset Walk

A hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

7 PM - Sunset Sail aboard the Endeavor

Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks of Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. 508-228-5585. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions

Bring snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “Romeo & Juliet”

Brilliant, youth driven, exciting. Originally commissioned by Lincoln Center Education, Psittacus Productions’ “Romeo & Juliet” is a brand new, hour-long, musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterwork. Featuring a nimble ensemble of five performers, the piece incorporates live music, intricate choreography, spare, inventive staging, and Shakespeare’s timeless poetry. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268.

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8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past

A haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. During our walk, you will hear about Nantucket’s fascinating history and the ghostly tales of its past. We visit the houses that have stories to tell, and you will view the mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal Streets. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10.

8:45 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

The Original Nantucket Ghost walk begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s most famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is one mile long and lasts 80 minutes. No reservations necessary, $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens and $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 15 minutes early. 508-332-0953

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8:45 AM - Rainbow Fleet before Harbor Start for OHC

Watch the colorful catboats of Nantucket’s famous Rainbow Fleet as they skip across the waters around Brant Point Lighthouse before the Harbor Start of Opera House Cup Race. Parking is extremely limited; we recommend you walk to beach.

9:30 AM - Opera House Cup Regatta

The Opera House Cup Regatta is a cherished tradition held on the third Sunday of August on Nantucket. This Regatta was the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat race on the East Coast, and, as a result, it attracts some of the finest sailboats in the country. Spectators gather in the morning at Brant Point.

10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour

Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm

10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

10 PM to 1 AM - DJ Brian

10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

10:30 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing with Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

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11 AM to 2 PM - Brunch & Live Music at Breeze Restaurant

Party with DJ Brian at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street

Lectures & workshops to help people understand & appreciate this rare event on Aug. 21. Throughout the week, the MMA will give out free solar glasses to allow viewers an opportunity to safely view the eclipse; pick them up at 4 Vestal Street.

NANTUCKET RACE WEEK

Nantucket Race Week is nine days of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing. NantucketRaceWeek.org

8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Smooth Hummocks

See this rare and fascinating island ecosystem with rare wildflowers & grasses. Reserve: 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com

8 AM to 2 PM - Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions

Join us on a thrilling 6-hour offshore adventure—whale sightings guaranteed! Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour

Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037

Nantucket’s world-class museum devoted to history at 13 Broad St, 508-228-1894 Meet the author of “Eden” at a book signing in Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main St. Linger over a leisurely summer Sunday Brunch while you listen to Alan James live on the acoustic guitar on the Terrace. For reservations, 508-228-4730 OR fb@thenantuckethotel.com. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street.

11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour

Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, rain or shine. First come, first served.

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Free Fire Truck Ride to Breeze Restaurant for Brunch

Hop aboard our antique fire truck for a complimentary tour through Town and ride to Breeze restaurant for Sunday Brunch and your favorite cocktail on their indoor/outdoor Breeze Terrace. Departs from Visitors Services Bureau on Federal Street at 11:30 am & 12:30 pm to Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel at 77 Easton Street. Reservations encouraged 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com continued on page 27

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blanket or chairs & enjoy the music sponsored by the Town of Nantucket.

Enjoy a glorious view while you savor a delicious Brunch at TOPPER’S at The Wauwinet, 120 Wauwinet Road. Reserve at 508-228-8768.

1:30 to 4:30 PM - Hands on History for Children

Hands on History offers children & their companions the opportunity to create crafts inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection. Sundays craft is Whaleboats & Whale Stamps. Free NHA members or with Museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street 508-228-1894

2 to 3 PM - Free Eclipse Workshop at Vestal Street Observatory

Learn about the science behind the eclipse and learn how to safely view this rare event. Presented by the Maria Mitchell Association, at the Vestal Street Observatory.

2 PM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Shawkemo Hills

From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor & inner harbor shores. From a low spot along the trail discover how the glacier shaped the hills and dells of this north central part of the island. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com.

2:15 to 3:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour

Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad St,. Rain or shine. First come, first served.

3 PM - Cliff Westfall Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

4 PM - Free Concert by Redline Brass Quintet

The Redline Brass Quintet will perform in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 11 Orange Street. Free concert; donations accepted.

4 PM - NTI Student Production of “The Nantucket Mixtape”

Nantucket Theatre Institute and Nantucket Music Center students will show a moving presentation of music, theatre and dance. These students spent 7 weeks training and creating their own showcase. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org.

5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live

Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street.

5:30 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Walkabout

Jutting out into the channel between Madaket Harbor & Tuckernuck Island, Smith’s Point alternates between including Esther’s Island. Although islanders still refer to Esther’s Island as Smith’s Point, this temporary island has separated and reconnected to Nantucket several times. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

6 PM - Free Concert at Children’s Beach

The Chuck Colley Band performs at Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way. Bring a

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6 to 8 PM - Complimentary Kids’ Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant

Dine as a family at Breeze Restaurant. Then, after your children are through eating, they can join Kid’s Deck team members for a free, supervised “Make your own S’mores” and coloring activity, while you liner over dinner or enjoy a cocktail. The Kids’ Deck program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to pre-teen. For reservations, 508-228-4730. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street.

7 PM - Sunset Sail aboard the Endeavor

Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks of Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions

Bring snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “Romeo & Juliet”

Brilliant, youth driven, exciting. Originally commissioned by Lincoln Center Education, Psittacus Productions’ “Romeo & Juliet” is a brand new, hour-long, musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterwork. Featuring a nimble ensemble of five performers, the piece incorporates live music, intricate choreography, spare, inventive staging, and Shakespeare’s timeless poetry. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268.

8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past

A haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. During our walk, you will hear about Nantucket’s fascinating history and the ghostly tales of its past. We visit the houses that have stories to tell, and you will view the mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal Streets. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10.

8 PM - “Dunkirk”

Movie showing in Sconset Casino at 8 pm, 10 New Street, Sconset. $5

8:45 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

The Original Nantucket Ghost walk begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s most famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is one mile long and lasts 80 minutes. No reservations necessary, $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens and $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 15 minutes early. 508-332-0953

10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke

Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595 continued on page 50


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event registrations, merchandise sales, corporate and individual sponsorships, the community sailing nonprofit is able to thrive. One of the ways Race Week helps raise funds is through the International One Design (IOD) Celebrity Invitational Regatta. This event features 14 teams racing 33-foot long IOD boats. Five people man each boat. One of those sailors will be a celebrity tactician. A celebrity tactician is an all-star sailor. Some of these all-star sailors have competed in the Olympics, America’s Cup, and other high caliber regattas. To raise money, the crews in the IOD Celebrity Invitational bid on their desired celebrity tactician to insure that they will get to race with a particular sailor in the event. As in any auction, highest bidder wins and gets that particular celebrity tactician as part of their crew. Not only is this regatta a fundraiser, but it’s also an opportunity for less experienced sailors to sail with accomplished ones. “For these teams that are basically amateurs, for them to get to sail with those kinds of people, it’s very, very cool,” said Diana Brown, CEO of Nantucket Community Sailing. The 2017 IOD Celebrity Invitational Regatta, the thirteenth running, will be August 16 to 18. Nantucket Race Week has social events open to the public throughout the week. The events, hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club, bring together the sailors and community members to celebrate the sailing community and the day's activities. Tickets for these events are sold on NantucketRaceWeek.org. “When these sailors get together, a lot of times part of the fun for them is not just racing in the day, but getting to reconnect with their friends who they haven't seen since last summer,” said Brown. The events also allow families of different backgrounds to interact through the common ground of sailing. On Monday, August 14, Nantucket Race Week will hold their family cookout to celebrate the youth Opti and 420 regatta. “The kids come up and get a medallion to hang around their neck and they’re so proud and happy. We will have the child who is the son or daughter continued on page 29

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of a carpenter on the island sailing with someone whose father is a hedge fund manager in New York City...on the water, they are all the same,” said Brown. In addition to the social events, Nantucket Race Week has another special event, the Classic Yacht Exhibitionon Saturday, August 19. The exhibition features dozens of wooden boats along the docks of the boat basin. There will be between five and tenboats that are over 100 years old and many others over 50 years old. This collection may be “one of the best collection of wooden boats anyone will ever see.” “Some of the boats that come to the Opera House Cup are some of the most beautiful boats in the world,” said Brown. “They are antiques that have been lovingly restored at a huge cost and the owners do that because they just love these boats.” Brown says she does not know any other regatta that hosts an exhibition like theirs. Boats at the Nantucket Race Week exhibition showcase a part of sailing history. Tickets to the exhibition are available at NantucketRaceWeek.org and give participants the opportunity to go down below on the boats, talk to the captains, and learn about the historical boats. “Nobody ever gets to go aboard these boats, so you get to see them on the water and they're beautiful but to get to see them even up close at the dock is even more of an experience,” said Brown. Another well-known event for the community is the Rainbow Fleet Parade. The Rainbow Fleet Parade, which attracts thousands of onlookers, is held Sunday, August 20 at 9:40 am at Brant Point. The parade is comprised of a fleet Beetle Cats, known as Rainbows, with brightly colored sails circling back and forth along the shores near Brant Point. If you go to the Brant Point beach, you can watch the boats sailing and parading through the waters. The Rainbows have a long history on Nantucket. They are a type of boat that was used on-island since the nineteenth century. The Nantucket Yacht Club reintroduced the boats to Nantucket in the 1920s so children could learn to sail in safe, fun manner. The sails of the boats were all different colors so when the children were on the water racing, their families could differentiate one child from another. Today, the sails in the parade sport not only colors, but also stripes, clouds, stars and flag designs. “Watching the Rainbow parade and the beautiful sailboats heading out of the harbor on Opera House Cup race day is truly a Nantucket tradition and continued on page 30

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Rocky is back. Skyler Kardell, Nantucket High Schooler and avid birder, was up early the morning of August 7 in Siasconset “owling.” This is when intrepid birders go out at dusk or dawn to call for owls. Skylar was out by the water tower looking and listening for owls when he spotted it. “I JUST SAW A RACCOON behind 'Sconset water tower @ 3:40 a.m.” was his Facebook post to the Nantucket Community. While some claimed it must have been a cat or a large rat, the legend of the Nantucket raccoon has again been given new life. Apparently, this isn’t the first time raccoons have been to the island. According to Hidden History of Nantucket (by Frank Morral & Barbara Ann White), the last time raccoons were seen on the island was 1858, when a small population at what is now Sanford Farm was eliminated by an organized hunt. However, one raccoon was shot in 1893. It was mounted and displayed on the pharmacy on Main St. Why should we care? Nantucket has very few mammals, and people are often surprised to hear that we don’t have on the island some that are common in mainland Massachusetts: there are no skunks, possums, foxes, coyotes, beavers, bears, fishers, nor bobcats on Nantucket. The other species that do call Nantucket home have evolved and thrived in the absence of these predators. A new predator could have devastating effects on a system that has developed in the absence of large mammalian predators. Animals may be “caught off guard” and defenseless in the face of a new threat. Raccoons feed on ground-nesting birds, eggs, amphibians, and fish. They eat acorns, various fruits, and can develop a preferential diet when food is plentiful. As many of us know, they have become accustomed to humans in many areas and can become a trash nuisance. Nantucket has multiple species of ground-nesting birds that thrive on the island in the absence of mammalian predators (other than rats and feral cats). Piping plovers, terns, and oystercatchers are just a few of the shorebirds that have been prey for raccoons on the mainland. Our sandplain grasslands host northern harriers, American woodcock, eastern towhees, and eastern meadowlarks; all ground-nesters which could be prey for hungry raccoons. One raccoon may not seem like too much for an island devoid of predators, but just one hungry raccoon with a preference for bird eggs could have a devastating effect on any of the aforementioned species. Fortunately, this lone raccoon was likely a male and not likely to have any tag-alongs. According to Raccoons: A Natural History, by Samuel I. Zeveloff, dispersal of raccoons tends to be driven by young males looking for their own territories. These young males often can’t compete for mates with the older males, so they move on to find their own territory. If that’s how our hitchhiker ended up on a logging truck headed for Nantucket, we’ll never know, but one thing is for sure; he may have abundant food resources, but still no mates to be had. While we can’t confirm this latest raccoon sighting, it is just one more record of a potential legend. Should you see a raccoon out and about, call the Nantucket Police Department at 508-228-1212 or Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals at 508-825-2287.

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Music or Romance: How about Both? White Heron Theatre gets two steps closer to making theatre truly transformative with their productions of SeaWife, running now until September 1 in repertory with Romeo & Juliet, running now until September 3. SeaWife is a journey of the senses, carried by a series of songs that are impressively performed by all seven cast members, contributing members of the band The Lobbyists, who never, not even for a single moment, seem to break from character. In fact, each performer, often tasked with playing multiple roles, has his own starring moment in this beautiful and powerful tale of love, death, and the hard whaling days of the past. Great for the entire family, this is “an adventure you won’t soon forget,” says Rebecca Nimerfroh in a review in Yesterday’s Island.

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A fresh take on a timeless tale, this version of Romeo & Juliet is a new musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterwork. Featuring a nimble ensemble of five performers, the piece incorporates live music, intricate choreography, spare and inventive staging, and Shakespeare’s timeless poetry. “The performances have an emotional immediacy that is genuinely thrilling,” says the Provincetown News. Make an evening of theatre on Nantucket: arrive early and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine in White Heron’s courtyard (yes, you may bring your drink into the show). Tickets to both SeaWife and Romeo & Juliet are available at their Box Office after 4pm: 508-825-5268 or online at whiteherontheatre.org


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Interested in enjoying an authentic bit of Nantucket? You still can in the NANTUCKET BAKE SHOP. Here you’ll find genuine Portuguese bread & rolls. Be tempted by our world-famous almond macaroons and Magees. For breakfast, try our fresh donuts, native cranberry & blueberry muffins, scones, flaky croissants, danish, & bagels accompanied by a steaming cup of Green Mountain coffee. We bake decorated cakes, fresh fruit tortes, cheesecake, chocolate velvets, and pastries. Everyday favorites include cookies, fruit squares, turnovers, fudge squares, pies, cupcakes, & more! How about an all white meat chicken pie or fresh spinach quiche for a quick supper? Take our Portuguese bread home so your friends can enjoy a bit of old Nantucket. For mail order, visit our website. Nantucketbakeshop.com

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Brewers

508-325-5929 Mon-Sat 10am-last call at 7pm; Sun noon-last call at 6pm 5 Bartlett Farm Road Tastings, tours, live music and good times! Dogs, kids, and snacks welcome!

At CISCO BREWERS we make BIG, all-grain beers in our tiny brewery using traditional methods, fine malts, and whole hops. Located next to the Triple Eight Distillery, home of the “Triple Eight Vodka,” and Nantucket Vineyard, we are the only local producer of fresh beer, delicious wine, and smooth vodka. Take the free shuttle from Visitor Services: every 15 min from noon to 6:30pm or park in our new lot just past the Brewery on the right. ciscobrewers.com

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Triple Eight Distillery

Mon-Sat 10am-last call at 7pm; Sun noon-last call at 6pm

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Established in 2000, TRIPLE EIGHT DISTILLERY uses water from well #888 to distill its “Notch” single malt whiskey and produce its famous Triple Eight Vodka “888”. Call for more information or to book ciscobrewers.com a tour.

Clubs & Entertainment

Rose & Crown

Open daily from 11:30am-1am Come for the Food, Stay for the Fun!

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

THE ROSE & CROWN SEAFOOD PUB is a perennial favorite of islanders and visitors. Not only do they offer a great menu with the freshest food at affordable prices, but their specialty drinks can’t be beat! And at 10 pm, the fun and frolic begins, with DJs, poker nights, karaoke every Thursday night, dance parties, and live jazz on Thursday. They have the largest TVs in town to watch the game. THE ROSE & CROWN is the hottest spot in downtown Nantucket! Entertainment nightly. Theroseandcrown.com

The Bean

Coffee Shops 508-228-6215

Open at 4 India Street & in the mid-island Stop-n-Shop Hot and Iced Coffees and Teas, Smoothies, Snacks

THE BEAN offers coffee, espresso, cappuccino, lattes, mochas, and much more all prepared with coffee beans freshly roasted on-island by Nantucket Coffee Roasters and expertly brewed by our baristas. A variety of teas, cold beverages, and smoothies are also available, along with a tempting selection of snacks. Order to go or sit around the tables in their cozy cafe atmosphere. Whole beans are available directly from Nantucket Coffee Roasters: order from their website at NantucketCoffee.com. nantucketcoffee.com

Bartlett’s Farm

Ice Cream

Now serving ice cream! Scooping from 11am to 7 pm

508-228-9403 33 Bartlett Farm Road

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Did you know that BARTLETT’S OCEAN VIEW FARM now serves ice cream? Ten flavors of premium ice cream can be scooped for you into sugar cones or waffle cups. To top it all off, seven farm-made toppings will be available, including farm-grown strawberry compote along with four other fresh fruit compotes, cookie crumble, chocolate sauce, and caramel. These ice cream treats won’t empty your wallet—large sugar cones are just $5.95 with toppings just a dollar each. bartlettsfarm.com

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Light Food & Take-Out

Bar opens at 5 pm; Dinner from 5:30 pm New, approachable, dynamic, fresh

508-825-5495 130 Pleasant Street

New, approachable, dynamic, fresh with a focus on the freshest smoked and grilled meats, fish and vegetables. The ATLAS menu features Brandt Gould’s authentic barbecue, grilled whole fish selections and vegetarian options all with bold clean flavors. Everything is made from scratch daily, no corners cut! Dine in or take out.atlasnantucket.com

Bartlett’s Farm

Open every day 8-7pm Fresh baked goods, foods-to-go, fresh produce

508-228-9403 33 Bartlett Farm Road

Did you know that BARTLETT’S OCEAN VIEW FARM prepares mouth-watering baked goods, homemade soups, breads and foccacia, hearty sandwiches, salads, and many more daily seasonal specialties to go? Stop in early for a muffin and freshly brewed coffee, or make it your lunchtime destination for a delicious change from the downtown crowds. BARTLETT’S even has prepared foods that you can take home and heat up for dinner and freshly baked pies you can serve for dessert. Don’t forget that BARTLETT’S also has the freshest island vegetables, plus annuals, perennials, herbs, and beautiful cut flowers. bartlettsfarm.com

Centre Street Bistro

508-228-8470 Dinner: Tues-Sun from 5:30pm; Lunch: Tues-Fri 11:30am-2pm; 29 Centre Street Breakfast: Sat & Sun 8am-1pm “Eat and happiness will follow!”

The CENTRE STREET BISTRO, located at 29 Centre Street, with Ruth and Tim Pitts at the helm is an island favorite! They serve bountiful breakfasts on Saturdays and Sundays, plus savory lunches Tuesday-Friday and fabulous dinners Tuesday-Sunday from 5:30 pm. Come and eat in the CENTRE STREET BISTRO intimate dining room or on the sidewalk patio (in-season only). All the food is made on the premises with the finest, freshest ingredients available. Reservations are suggested for dinner. BYOB. Take-out is available. MasterCard and Visa accepted. nantucketbistro.com

Claudette’s Catering Open daily 8am to 3pm Outdoor dining and catering

508-257-6622 Post Office Sq. Siasconset

Picnic in ‘Sconset! And a great place to stop to do it is CLAUDETTE’S on the square in ‘Sconset. CLAUDETTE’S is famous for their delicious sandwiches and their super special lemon cake. Pick up your order and picnic at a table on the porch at CLAUDETTE’S while you watch the relaxed activity in ‘Sconset Village, or take your picnic to the beach just around the bend. Open daily from 8am to 3pm. Please call for advance orders.

Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar

508-228-6005 Open daily 5:30am-9pm 14 Airport Road at the Nantucket Airport Biggest portions & great food at the best prices; Free & Easy Parking CrosswindsNantucket.com “Fly into CROSSWINDS...where our huge portions and delicious daily specials will keep your pockets full and your spirits soaring!” Stop by anytime and join us at the Nantucket Memorial Airport, home of the classic “Wings” television series. We have something for everyone on our fun and diverse menu which spans breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Feel free to bring the kiddies with you, because we also have a complete children’s menu, as well. Whether you’re waiting for a plane or just want to relax with a tasty and filling meal at a great price, Crosswinds is the place to go. Come meet our friendly, courteous staff for a casually elegant dining experience and see what’s new at Crosswinds.

Easy Street Cantina

Open daily. Friendly, Fast, Affordable Family Food. Full Breakfast served all day from 7:30 am

508-228-5418 corner of Easy & Broad sts.

EASY STREET CANTINA on the corner of Easy & Broad streets by the water on Steamboat Wharf is the merging of two island traditions of 20 years (award-winning Joe’s Broad Street Grill and Tacos Tacos). One nibble and you’re hooked! EASY STREET CANTINA features fresh fried seafood such as Nantucket bay scallops, clams, and beer-battered Atlantic Cod along with cheese steaks, burgers, fresh falafel and our famous burritos, nachos, and tacos. Also deli wraps, kids’ foods, fresh pastries, fresh ground coffee, and cookies. Enjoy in our dining room or patio, or take your feast home, to the beach, or on the boat. Our bacon-egg-and-cheese burritos are the perfect breakfast to go. One Nibble & You’re Hooked! EasyStreetCantina.com

The Faregrounds

Lunch, dinner, & late night menu daily from 11:30 am Affordable Family Dining

508-228-4095 27 Fairgrounds Road

One of Nantucket’s favorite restaurants, THE FAREGROUNDS serves from 11:30 am til 1 am seven days a week. Whether you dine there for lunch, dinner, or their late night menu, you’ll enjoy hearty American cuisine that will please the whole family. Lunch and Dinner Specials are offered, and salad bar is available with dinner. All menu items are available for takeout, and they have an extensive pizza menu. There’s plenty of parking, and they accept all major credit cards. Call FAREGROUNDS to arrange your party—it’s a terrific location for gatherings large and small. They have the island’s premier sports bar — the pub is separate from the dining room, so bring the family in for dinner or stop by and watch the game. Outside deck with bar is open seasonally.

Siam to Go

Lunch Mon-Fri 11am to 2pm; Dinner Mon-Sat 4 to 8pm Thai Cuisine made with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices

508-228-SIAM (7426) Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln

siamtogonantucket.com SIAM TO GO offers an appealing selection of authentic Thai cuisine that is light, fresh, and traditional.

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The menu includes Thai curries, noodle and rice dishes, and house specialties, offered with a choice of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, fried tofu, or vegetables. The Create Your Own Curry section of the menu allows you to pair a protein with any of their six favorite curries. The entree section of the menu is especially tempting, with dishes like Kai Yad Sai (Thai-style Egg Fu Yung) and Ram Rong Song. While the menu is extensive, every dish is prepared well and fresh to order, so call ahead to take home or to the beach, or sit at a table in the ice rink lobby and enjoy a taste of Thailand.

Sophie T’s Pizza

Open Mon-Sun.11:30am-9pm Pizza, pastas, salads, subs, sandwiches, wraps & more.

508-325-6265 7 Dave St, in Nantucket Commons

Something fresh is always cooking at SOPHIE T’S PIZZA. Islanders and visitors alike have made Nantucket’s perennial blue-ribbon favorite their dining destination for dining in or take out for over 16 years. New York style thin crust, crispy flatbread, or gluten-free choices beg for your special topping creations. SOPHIE T’s Pizza offers the most varied choice of fresh, bountiful salads, buffalo wings, pasta, daily specials, and an array of subs, sandwiches, and wraps that come fully dressed and toasted, if you wish. Call ahead for fast take-out. Daily specials available on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @sophietspizza. Sophie T’s Pizza is located mid-island at 7 Dave St. in Nantucket Commons with plenty of parking. Stop by for a menu and see if you can resist a slice! sophietspizza.com

Thai House Nantucket

Open daily 11am-9pm; Grab & Go Thai Lunch 11am-2pm

508-680-1522 118 Old South Road

Sawadee! The Thairatana family welcomes you to THAI HOUSE NANTUCKET, where they serve Thai specialties along with a tasty full menu of fresh sushi and dishes that are Japanese-inspired and Asian-fusion. Vegetarian Dishes are also available and they can alter the level of spiciness to suit for individual taste. Local favorites include Fresh Rolls, Drunken Noodles, and their variety of Curries. You can dine in the cozy dining room, or order ahead for takeout. Catering services are available. ackthaihouse.com

Yummy

Mon.-Sat. 7am to 4 pm; Sun 7am to 3:30pm Fresh, hand crafted breakfast & lunch, on your way to the beach

508-228-2712 63 Surfside Road

yummynantucket.com Yummy is a new take out café located right on a bike path to Surfside beach. It has a casual sunny front yard where you can relax at one of the picnic tables or beach chairs and bite into a moist, fresh-from-the-grill burger served on a perfectly toasted, almost sweet bun. Our menu also boasts mouthwatering sandwiches on fresh baked bread including vegetarian and vegan delights. We start the day with fresh roasted coffee, breakfast sandwiches, house-baked pastries, and fruity smoothies. Oh, and don’t forget the ice cream, and frappes! It’s the perfect way to cool off on from a hot day at the beach. Yummy has what you are craving. Treat yourself to some goodies - come join us at Yummy! BRING IN THE AD IN THIS PAPER FOR 10% OFF!

Markets

Bartlett’s Farm

508-228-9403 Bartlett Farm Road

Open every day 8-7pm Groceries, fresh produce, food-to-go

Grocery shop at BARTLETT’S OCEAN VIEW FARM. Eggs, milk, cheese, coffee, and, of course, fresh vegetables. Freshly baked goods, as well as daily seasonal specialties prepared with farm fresh ingredients for take away. Ample parking and friendly faces. bartlettsfarm.com

Atlas

Restaurants 508-825-5495 130 Pleasant Street

Bar opens at 5 pm; Dinner from 5:30 pm New, approachable, dynamic, fresh

New, approachable, dynamic, fresh! Atlas offers an ambiance that you can enjoy with your family on any evening, on date night (first or 200th) or with your greatest friends. An approachable and dynamic atmosphere with focus on the freshest smoked and grilled meats, fish and vegetables. The menu features Brandt Gould’s authentic barbecue, grilled whole fish selections and sumptuous vegetarian options all with bold clean flavors. Everything is made from scratch daily, no corners cut! Dine in or take out. atlasnantucket.com

Black-Eyed Susan’s

Breakfast daily 7am-1pm; Dinner Mon-Sat from 6-10pm Foreign & Domestic Cooking

508-325-0308 10 India Street

Tucked away on India Street, just around the corner from Centre Street, you’ll discover one of the island’s great finds! Part of the neighborhood for 20 years, BLACK-EYED SUSAN’S is a favorite of visitors and locals alike. The dinner menu is inspired by the seasonal market and changes frequently. They also serve hearty breakfasts featuring Huevos Rancheros, Homemade Corned Beef Hash, Buttermilk Pancakes, Sourdough French Toast, and a variety of “Scrambles” and Omelettes. The freshly squeezed orange juice is a real eye-opener! Find out why everyone is raving about BLACK-EYED SUSAN’S! BYOB & no credit cards. Black-EyedSusans.com

Brant Point Grill

Drink in the View...Join the Scene!

508-325-1320 50 Easton St, harborside at the White Elephant

Enjoy Sunday brunch from 10am to 2pm overlooking Nantucket Harbor, relax over lunch or cocktails, and savor dinners with award-winning wines and spectacular views all at White Elephant’s BRANT POINT GRILL. They serve the island’s finest steaks, freshest seafood, and creative Chef’s Specialties. Once you’ve dined overlooking the harbor, you’ll know why this is the place to come time and time again when on island. The dress is casual whatever time of day or night you stop by. brantpointgrill.com

Breeze Restaurant

Open daily New England Coastal Cuisine

508-228-4730 at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street

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room or on our enclosed Terrace – complete with fire pits. A little playful with a lot of style, BREEZE dinner menu features a delectable selection of fresh appetizers and entrees. Enjoy cocktails, lighter fare and live music on our Front Porch. breezebarandcafe.com

Centre Street Bistro 508-228-8470 Dinner: Tues-Sun from 5:30pm; Lunch: Tues-Fri 11:30am-2pm; 29 Centre Street Breakfast: Sat & Sun 8am-1pm “Eat and happiness will follow!” The CENTRE STREET BISTRO, located at 29 Centre Street, with Ruth and Tim Pitts at the helm, is an island favorite! They serve bountiful breakfasts from 8am to 1pm Saturday and Sunday, savory lunches Tuesday-Friday from 11:30am to 2pm; and fabulous dinners every night but Monday from 5:30pm. Come and eat in the CENTRE STREET BISTRO intimate dining room or on the sidewalk patio (in-season only). All the food is made on the premises with the finest, freshest ingredients available. Reservations are suggested for dinner. BYOB. Take-out is available. MC and Visa accepted. nantucketbistro.com

Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar

508-228-6005 Open daily 5:30am-9pm 14 Airport Road at the Nantucket Airport Biggest portions & great food at the best prices; Free & Easy Parking “Fly into CROSSWINDS...where our huge portions and delicious daily specials will keep your pockets full and your spirits soaring!” Stop by anytime and join us at the Nantucket Memorial Airport, home of the classic “Wings” television series. We have something for everyone on our fun and diverse menu which spans breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We have extensive beer, wine, and cocktail selections. Feel free to bring the kiddies with you, because we also have a complete children’s menu, as well. Whether you’re waiting for a plane or just want to relax with a tasty and filling meal at a great price, Crosswinds is the place to go. Come meet our friendly, courteous staff for a casually elegant dining experience and see what’s new at Crosswinds. CrosswindsNantucket.com

Dune 508-228-5550 Bar opens at 5pm; Dinner from 6-10 pmLunch Mon-Sat 11:30am to 2:30 pm Where chic meets casual comfort. 20 Broad Street

DUNE is open for the season with Chef Michael Getter, formerly of 21 Federal and American Seasons, in the kitchen! The décor in our three distinct dining rooms is a blend of sophisticated elegance and soothing comfort. Along with our exotic quartzite bar and charming patio we offer an extensive selection of handcrafted cocktails, wines, liquors and cordials along with tempting dinner and dessert menus. The ever-changing menu showcases an innovative selection of the finest in seasonal local produce, fish, and meats from regional farms and select purveyors. DuneNantucket.com

Easy Street Cantina 508-228-5418 Open daily. Friendly, Fast, Affordable Family Food. corner of Easy & Broad sts. Fried Clams, Fish’n Chips, Burritos, Tacos, Wraps, & More. Breakfast all day!

EASY STREET CANTINA on the corner of Easy & Broad streets by the water on Steamboat Wharf. One nibble and you’re hooked! EASY STREET CANTINA features fresh fried seafood such as Nantucket bay scallops, clams, and beer-battered Atlantic Cod along with cheese steaks, burgers, fresh falafel and our famous burritos, nachos, and tacos. Also deli wraps, kid’s foods, fresh pastries, fresh ground coffee, and cookies. Enjoy in our spacious dining room or on our outside patio beside the water. Home of the Nantucket Cookie Company. Fun, Fast, Family Food. EasyStreetCantina.com

The Faregrounds

Lunch, dinner, & late night menu daily from 11:30 am Affordable Family Dining

508-228-4095 27 Fairgrounds Road

FAREGROUNDS is one of Nantucket’s favorite year round restaurants (and we are sports fanatics, with 15 HDTVs)! Choose between the bustling energy of Pudley’s Pub, the cool ocean breeze on our deck, and the quiet of FAREGROUNDS dining room! Our affordable fare is complemented by Daily Specials, Early Birds and a different All You Can Eat every night. We are THE perfect place to satisfy everyone in your party! FAREGROUNDS is a terrific venue to celebrate any occasion. No party is too big or too small, and we have plenty of parking to accommodate all your guests. FAREGROUNDS is the right place to reunite with friends, enjoy a beer and cheer on your team; or gather the family and savor a great meal while enjoying those who matter. thefaregrounds.com/

Fifty-Six Union

Bar opens at 4:30, Dinner nightly from 5 pm Global Cuisine, Glorious Libations, Glamorous Staff

508-228-6135 56 Union Street

Warm and welcoming with an irreverent spirit and food that is nothing short of inspired…FIFTY-SIX UNION has an appealing combination of quality food and fun that will draw you back again and again. FIFTY-SIX serves dinner nigtly from 5 pm; bar opens at 4:30. Patron dinner favorites include fragrant Curried Mussels, Javanese Spicy Fried Rice, and Truffle Frites that are positively addicting. For dinner, Chef Peter Janelle prepares a creative Fish Special and a tempting Vegetarian Pasta du Jour. FIFTY-SIX UNION offers more than a dozen exhilarating cocktails, served by their libation experts. FIFTY-SIX UNION...there’s nothing else quite like it on Nantucket. fiftysixunion.com

The Proprietors bar & table

508-228-7477 Dinner from 5:30pm; Bar opens 5pm; Sunday Brunch 10:30am-2:30pm 9 India St An adventurous menu of sharable plates & dishes The menu at The Proprietors borrows techniques & flavors from global cuisines while celebrating local ingredients harvested on small Nantucket and New England farms. Chef Michael LaScola serves an adventurous menu of shareable plates and dishes hot off the plancha with a strong focus on imaginative seafood, vegetable and grain presentations. Guests can expect to see dishes playfully combining international flavors with ingredients from small farms and producers raised specifically for the restaurant. Dinner is served 7 nights from 5 pm and Sunday Brunch is served from 10:30am to 2pm. The Proprietors bar opens at 5 pm. proprietorsnantucket.com

Rose & Crown

Lunch & Dinner from 11:30am-10pm, open til 1am

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

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new menu, served continuously from 11:30 am, with great food at reasonable prices! We serve delicious favorite finger foods and entrees like Fish’n Chips, Lobster Mac & Cheese, and Grilled Mahi Mahi. There are freshly made soups and salads, a delicious variety of burgers, quesadillas and sandwiches, along with wraps for a light meal. Come down to South Water Street and check our daily blackboard specials. Always family friendly — children’s menu available. Entertainment nightly. theroseandcrown.com

The Seagrille

Lunch 11:30 to 2 pm; Dinner from 5:30; Bar opens at 5 pm Creative coastal & traditional New England cuisine

508-325-5700 45 Sparks Avenue

theseagrille.com THE SEAGRILLE serves the freshest local and regional seafood creatively prepared and presented. Special lobster and raw bar selections are available, and their homemade soups and their famous quahog chowder are island favorites. Pastas and breads are made fresh daily. The SEAGRILLE offers a selection of wines, craft beers, and cocktails to perfectly compliment the menu choices. Bar and enclosed patio dining also available. Reservations recommended. Call us to book your celebration!

Siam to Go

Lunch Mon-Fri 11am to 2pm; Dinner Mon-Sat 4 to 8pm Thai Cuisine made with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices

508-228-SIAM (7426) Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln

siamtogonantucket.com SIAM TO GO offers an appealing selection of authentic Thai cuisine that is light, fresh, and traditional. The menu includes Thai curries, noodle and rice dishes, and house specialties, offered with a choice of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, fried tofu, or vegetables. The Create Your Own Curry section of the menu allows you to pair a protein with any of their six favorite curries. The entree section of the menu is especially tempting, with dishes like Kai Yad Sai (Thai-style Egg Fu Yung) and Ram Rong Song. While the menu is extensive, every dish is prepared well and fresh to order, so call ahead to take home or to the beach, or sit at a table in the ice rink lobby and enjoy a taste of Thailand.

Sophie T’s Pizza

Open Mon-Sun.11:30am-9pm Pizza, pastas, salads, subs, sandwiches, wraps & more.

508-325-6265 7 Dave St, in Nantucket Commons

Something fresh is always cooking at SOPHIE T’S PIZZA. Islanders and visitors alike have made Nantucket’s perennial blue-ribbon favorite their dining destination for dining in or take out for over 16 years. New York style thin crust, crispy flatbread, or gluten-free choices beg for your special topping creations. SOPHIE T’s Pizza offers the most varied choice of fresh, bountiful salads, buffalo wings, pasta, daily specials, and an array of subs, sandwiches, and wraps that come fully dressed and toasted, if you wish. Call ahead for fast take-out. Daily specials available on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @sophietspizza. Sophie T’s Pizza is located mid-island at 7 Dave St. in Nantucket Commons with plenty of parking. Stop by for a menu and see if you can resist a slice! sophietspizza.com

Thai House Nantucket

Open daily 11am-9pm; Grab & Go Thai Lunch 11am-2pm Dine in or take out

508-680-1522 118 Old South Road

Sawadee! The Thairatana family welcomes you to THAI HOUSE NANTUCKET, where they serve Thai specialties along with a tasty full menu of fresh sushi and dishes that are Japanese-inspired and Asian-fusion. Vegetarian Dishes are also available and they can alter the level of spiciness to suit for individual taste. Local favorites include Fresh Rolls, Drunken Noodles, and their variety of Curries. You can dine in the cozy dining room, or order ahead for takeout. BYOB. Catering services are available. ackthaihouse.com

Glidden’s Island Seafood

Seafood

Open Daily Lobsters alive or steamed, lobster rolls, fresh fish, & more!

508-228-0912 115 Pleasant Street

GLIDDEN’S SEAFOOD is the island’s oldest seafood company at 115 Pleasant Street (across from Cape Cod Five). We specialize in the island’s finest fish selection. We have holding tanks with live lobsters, and we’ll gladly cook them for you. When you order your lobster, add some cooked and chilled shrimp to start your picnic. Or let us make you a New England Clambake. We also have steamer clams, P.E.I. mussels, local Pocomo Meadow oysters. We prepare fresh lobster cakes, lobster rolls, smoked blue pate, quahog chowder, and stuffed quahogs. gliddensislandseafood.com

Souza’s Seafood

Open 9am-6pm with a full selection of seafood Stop by and enter our weekly Meg-a-Fish Free Seafood Drawing

508-228-9140 23 Trotter’s Lane

SOUZA’S SEAFOOD, under the red and white flag on Trotter’s Lane, offers a full line of quality seafoods both fresh and frozen: steamers, littlenecks, cherrystones, lobsters, swordfish, crabmeat, escargot, shrimp, quahogs, and much more! Only at SOUZA’S can you get delicious smoked scallops, their secret recipe stuffed quahogs, homemade chowder base and Nantucket bay scallops frozen within 20 minutes of shucking (the freshest tasting frozen scallops). Call ahead and arrange for a cooked lobster for a picnic at home, on the beach, or on the boat. Remember to order a travel pack of lobsters and bay scallops to take off-island with you.

Nantucket Vineyard

Vineyard

Mon-Sat 10am-last call at 7pm; Sun noon-6pm Fine Nantucket wines

508-325-5929 5 Bartlett Farm Road

Stop by for a sample of our delicious wines. Located next to Cisco Brewers and Triple Eight Distillery. Ask about our wine dinners and events. Call for more information or to book a tour. ciscobrewers.com


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3 Vestal Street Established in 1908. View an outdoor scale model of the solar system, learn how to operate a sundial, and observe some sunspots. Learn about modern astronomy in our permanent indoor exhibit. Seasonal daily tour at 2pm.

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1 Vestal Street Built in 1790, tour what is now a museum dedicated to astronomer Maria Mitchell and her family. See artifacts from their daily life in the 19th century. Open mid-June to Labor Day for guided tours, 10am-4pm.

13 Broad Street Follow Nantucket’s whaling history, see the skeleton of a whale, visit the restored 1847 spermaceti candle factory. On-going exhibits & films. 11am-4pm daily.

Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets A free activityfor kids, a cross between a classic natural history museum, a zoo, and a science center. It is a great place to learn about the plants, animals, and birds of Nantucket. Open mid-June to Labor Day.

16 Sunset Hill A National Historic Landmark, built in 1686 and fully restored in 1990.

28 Washington Street The Aquarium displays local Nantucket species and is an excellent place to learn about the amazing sealife around the island. Displays are always changing and range from crabs and shellfish to fish and eels. Seasonal. Please visit mmo.org for more information

50 Prospect St A National Built in 1746, it’s the oldest functioning mill in the country.

15R Vestal Street Built in 1806, it was the town’s house of correction until 1933. 8 Howard Street Originally a livestock barn dating to the late 18th century, it was transformed into a summer home and art studio by Gertrude and Hanna Monaghan in the 1930’s. 8 Gardner Street Built in 1886 after the Great Fire, and restored in 2012, this is the last remaining 19th century fire house on the island. Artifacts from Nantucket’s firefighting history are on display.

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96 Main Street A sign of the golden era of whaling, the house is a Greek Revival mansion built in 1845 by whaling merchant and silver retailer William Hadwen.

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7 Fair Street Constructed by the Society of Friends as a school in 1838, the island’s last surviving Quaker Meeting House. Open during library hours.

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7 Fair Street Open Mon 10am-4pm, Tue 11am-4pm, Thu-Fri 10am-4pm.

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4 Mill Street Built in 1805, the historic mansion now offers arts & crafts classes taught using traditional techniques.

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▲ OTHER HISTORICAL POINTS OF INTEREST 2 Easton Street First erected in 1746, America's second oldest lighthouse and at 26 feet tall, the shortest in New England. 62 Centre Street Originally built in 1725, dismantled and moved to its this site in 1765. The current tower was added in 1968. Climb the tower for a view of the town & harbor, seasonal. 1 India Street Books, periodicals, dvds and also a collection of art and artifacts on display from Nantucket’s history. Closed Sun & Mon.

Lower Main Street Once the warehouse of merchant William Rotch, look for the quarterboard naming his 3 Nantucket ships. In 1859, a group of former whaling captains bought it and gathered to play cribbage & tell tales of days at sea. 3 Federal Street Built in 1897. 2 Centre Street Built in 1831. 93, 95 & 97 Main Street Identical brick mansions built between 1836-38 by whaling merchant Joseph Starbuck for his sons. Now privately owned.

Upper Main Street Bears a list of the names of 69 men who died in the Civil War. 20 Fair Street Built in 1838. 29 York Street Built in 1827, the nation’s second oldest still standing building that was erected by free Africans for their own use. 11 Orange Street Built in 1809, houses the town clock and the 1810 Portuguese bell. 49 Union Street Historical and contemporary Nantucket Lightship Baskets


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NANTUCKET ISLAND BEACHES

NORTH SHORE AND HARBOR BEACHES

40th Pole: Great for families and young children, but no lifeguards. On Nantucket

Sound; warm water during July, August and September inspired nickname “The Bathtub” for area nearby. Parking. Best access via 4WD vehicle. Dionis: 3 miles from town by bike on the north side of Eel Point Rd off Madaket Road. Look for the boulder marked “Dionis.” Sheltered by dunes, calm waters for swimming, safe for children; restrooms, & parking. Beachgoers can take NRTA shuttle bus to Eel Point Rd stop & walk. Steps: Between Dionis and Jetties beaches; access from Cliff Road. No lifeguard, no facilities, very little parking. Gentle surf; sandbar. Many steep steps must be descended to get to the beach. Jetties: Easy bike ride from town, or take the shuttle bus. Great beach for families. Lifeguards, changing rooms, playground, volleyball nets, restrooms, showers, public phones, restaurant and take-out food service. Concession and restrooms handicap accessible; boardwalk to the beach. Tennis. Windsurfing, sailboat, and kayak rentals. Shuttle service from town to Jetties Beach is available seasonally. Brant Point: Easy walk or bike ride from town. No lifeguard. Strong current; experienced swimmers; beach drops off suddenly under the water. Scenic beach with Brant Point Lighthouse; nice to sit and watch the boats rounding the point. Here is where to go to wave goodbye to friends and family departing on the Steamship. Children’s: Harbor Beach, an easy walk from town down So. Beach Street and off Harbor View Way. Flotation devices are not permitted within the guarded area. Ideal for small children; park, playground, and bandstand; lifeguard, restrooms, showers, food service, picnic tables. Food, playground, and rest room are all accessible. Activities sponsored by Park & Recreation Commission are often held at this beach during the summer. Francis Street: Five-minute walk from Main Street. Calm harbor waters for swimming; no lifeguard. Jungle gym, kayak rentals, bathroom.

SOUTH SHORE - OCEAN BEACHES

Cisco Beach: Four-mile bike ride to end of Hummock Pond Road. Heavy surf; lifeguard. No facilities. Parking. Rip currents can be strong.

Ladies Beach: To access, turn left at the end of Bartlett Farm Road. No facilities;

no lifeguard. Limited parking. Rip current can be strong; heavy surf. Miacomet Beach: at the end of Miacomet Road. Surf and rip currents can be dangerous. Parking. No facilities or food service. Families with very young children may prefer Miacomet Pond. South Shore Beach: at the end of South Shore Rd. Limited parking; difficult to access beach, 4WD is advisable. No lifeguard; no facilities. Surfside: Located at the end of Surfside Road, a three-mile ride on paved bike path or take the shuttles. Easy to park. Plenty of surf, wide beach is good for picnics, beach games, and surfcasting. Kite flying west of Surfside Beach is acceptable; for safety reasons, please do not fly kites east of Surfside toward the airport. Due to the number of people who frequent Surfside Beach during the day, it is inadvisable to fly kites during the peak beachgoing hours. Lifeguard, restrooms, showers, public phones, food service. Shuttle service from town to Surfside Beach is available seasonally. Fisherman’s Beach: Located between Surfside Beach and Nobadeer. No parking; Beach access via steep wooden steps. Plenty of surf, wide beach is good for picnics, beach games, and surfcasting. No lifeguard; no facilities. Nobadeer: Located near the airport. Limited parking; difficult to access beach. Plenty of surf, wide beach is good for picnics, beach games, and surfcasting. No lifeguard; no facilities. Madequecham: Land Bank property at the end of Madequecham Valley Road; rough sand road. Parking. No facilities; no lifeguards. Rip current can be strong; heavy surf. Tom Nevers (“Pebble Beach“): Surf can be heavy; very coarse sand. No lifeguard; no facilities. Good for fishing. Strong rip currents; heavy surf. Access to the beach can be difficult.

WESTERN SHORE - OCEAN BEACHES

Madaket: As far west as you can go, six-mile bike ride on scenic, paved bike path, or take the shuttle bus. Heavy surf, lifeguard, restrooms. Famous for its incredible sunsets.

EASTERN SHORE - OCEAN BEACHES

Siasconset: Regular shuttle bus service or seven-mile ride on paved bike path. Surf can be heavy; lifeguard. Food available in nearby village of ’Sconset. Low Beach: 4WD access. Surf can be heavy; no lifeguard.

BAY & POND BEACHES

Miacomet Pond: Fresh water pond on Nantucket. Good for young children. Parking; no lifeguard, no facilities. Snapping turtles may be encountered.

Pocomo Beach: Great for kayaking and to learn to windsurf. Just west of the Head of the Harbor. Good for children. No lifeguards, no facilities.

Eel Point: Good for fishing and watching the sunset. No lifeguard; no facilities.

Limited parking. Rip currents can be strong. Coskata-Coatue and Great Point: at the end of Wauwinet Road, past The Wauwinet Inn. Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge managed by Trustees of Reservations; beach sticker required for vehicles from Trustees of Reservations. Great for fishing and for seeing Great Point Lighthouse up close. Rolling dunes, bayberry, beach plum, heather, and beach grass. Salt marsh and maritime shrubland. The largest red cedar savanna and woodland in New England. Gray and harbor seals. Public restrooms available at the lighthouse Memorial Day-Columbus Day. Sections of the refuge are sometimes closed to protect nesting shorebirds. Dogs permitted only from Sept. 16 thru March 31 and must be leashed at all times. Guided tours with Trustee naturalists offered in-season. Seasonal hunting permitted. For more details, go to www.TheTrustees.org Property Lookup. Sesachacha Pond: off Polpis Road. Great for families; warm water; no facilities; no lifeguard. Parking. Near the Audubon Sesachacha Heathlands and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Leave only footprints... Nantucket has some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the world. Please respect Nantucket’s fragile environment and the beauty of our island. Clean up your litter, respect private property, and use only designated entry points. In areas where dune reclaimation is taking place, please do not cross the rope or fence barriers protecting the dunes.

BEACH SAFETY •Learn to swim. If you can’t swim an overhead stroke for at least 15 minutes you should not be in the ocean. •Never swim alone. Always swim with a buddy, and swim near a lifeguard whenever possible. •Stay out of the “surf zone” where the waves break at the shoreline. Waves are at their greatest force here, and even a small wave can lift you up and throw you headfirst into the sand. •Never run from the beach into the water and dive headfirst into the waves. Sandbars that cannot be seen from the surface may be present and/or the water may be too shallow. •Don’t jump or dive into the water from a pier or rock jetty. From a pier or jetty, water appears much deeper than it really is. What looks like 10 or 20 feet of water may only be 2 to 3 feet deep. Diving in could be fatal. The same applies for jumping headfirst into the ocean or a wave from a surfboard – don’t do it! It’s not a risk worth taking. •If you are body surfing or boogie boarding, always keep your arms out in front of you to protect your head and neck. •A rip current will pull you away from the shore, but it will not pull you under. If you’re caught in a rip current, do not swim toward the shore! Instead, swim parallel to the shore, until you’re out of the rip current. Then, swim in to shore. •Never drink alcohol or use drugs at the beach. It clouds your ability to make wise decisions, and that could be fatal! •Take direction from lifeguards at all times.


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Island Fun & Shopping Adventure / Eco-Tours Great Point Natural History Tour 508-228-6799 Natural Discovery Tours Thurs-Mon at 9am & 1pm Tours offered through mid-October at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Join our naturalist guide on an over-sand vehicle Natural History Tour through Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Witness Nantucket’s most expansive salt marsh, learn about the geology, ecology and history of this special place. We also offer Private Tours. Tours are offered Thursday-Monday at 9 am and again at 1 pm into October. See a side of the refuge you can’t see from your car!thetrustees.org/ccwr

508-228-7037 Shearwater Excursions Whale Watches, Seal Cruises, Ice Cream Cruises, Sunset Cruise, & more Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 We specialize in creating memories! Call or visit us on Straight Wharf to choose the tour that suits you: Whale Watches, Seal Cruises, Ice Cream Cruises, Whaling History Tour, Private Charters, Sunset Cruise, Kids’ Fishing Trips and Clamming Excursions.shearwaterexcursions.com

Antiques The Antiques Depot

508-228-1287 2 South Beach St

One of Nantucket’s oldest & finest antique shops

One of Nantucket’s oldest and finest antiques shops, offering quality 17th, 18th & 19th Century Formal and Country Furniture, Art, Pottery, Folk Art, Decoys, China Trade, Ancient Artifacts, and an extensive collection of Marine antiques and Scrimshaw. Proprietor Jack Fritsch also provides professional Personal Property Appraisals for estate, insurance and other purposes. Now in a new location sharing five large rooms with Nantucket House Antiques and Interior Design Studio, opposite the Nantucket Yacht Club. Visit nantucketantiquesdepot.com, and follow us on F, t, I.NantucketAntiquesDepot.com

Apparel - Infants & Children EGG

Open Daily A Children’s Boutique

508-332-6502 2 Harbor Square, behind the Gazebo

EGG by SUSAN LAZAR... At Egg we love- love. It’s a brand that embraces the bond between parents and their children. The name “Egg” is inspired by each child’s great potential. All eggs might look the same on the outside, but inside lay infinite possibilities. EGG is designed around the needs of stylish mothers and their children with natural fabrics and clean modern designs at an affordable luxury price point. The result is fashionable, yet timeless, baby and children’s clothing of the highest quality. egg-baby.com

Apparel & Accessories ACK 4170TM

“ACK 4170TM...is not just a location, it’s a lifestyle.”

Blue Beetle

Open Daily Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Gifts

ACK4170.com

508-228-3227 12 Main Street

Located at 12 Main Street, BLUE BEETLE reflects the playfulness and elegance of island living. We strive to provide a collection of carefully curated clothing, jewelry, gifts and accessories that portray the summer lifestyle on Nantucket. The boutique is filled with modern, chic, and contemporary fashions to suit every occasion. We proudly sell Joules, Jude Connally, Captiva Cashmere, Lilla P and MZ Wallace. Known for our Nantucket Jewelry, there is something for everyone; beads to fit Pandora, rings, bracelets and of course our charm bar, where you can create your own unique island necklace. Shop year round in store or visit us online at BlueBeetleNantucket.com

C J Laing

Open daily Resort clothing and accessories

Island Cashmere

774-333-3935 44 Centre Street & 10 Main Street Siasconset

cjlaingshop.com A favorite Palm Beach destination shop is back for its fourth summer on Nantucket! Featuring their own line of luxe summery clothing and accessories, the stylish merchandisers at CJ LAING have also traveled the world seeking specialty resort collections to bring back to the Nantucket marketplace. The shop’s eclectic range includes Mexican embroidered shirts and dresses, tassel necklaces, pompom baskets, Lola Hats, Kai beauty products, and their signature line of ikat coats and shorts. Be sure to check out their second location on island in Siasconset! #CJLAING

508-228-7611 32 Centre Street

Open Daily Cashmere, accessories, shoes

In addition to the most beautiful cashmere sweaters and accessories made from the finest Scottish yarns, ISLAND CASHMERE offers an extensive collection of French Sole shoes, Peace of Cloth pants, Fabrizio Gianni Jeans, “Pure Linen” shirts, and our unique “Hampton” leather bags imported directly from Italy.

Joy West Collection

508-325-4400 14 S. Water Street

Open Daily - Experience Joy! Designer Inspired Jewelry & Fashions

Joy West Collection; Nantucket’s BEST value for faux & fine jewelry and more! Joy West Collection at 14 South Water St., across from the Dreamland Theater, brings you Joy’s stunning collection of exclusive jewelry and fashion items at irresistible prices! Joy’s NEW “Italian Linen & Baroque Pearls” and genuine Druzy collections are the season’s stunners. The gorgeous “St. Bart’s Collection” of colorful resort wear made from 100% fine cotton with handmade embroidered details is a showstopper! Come by & see the amazing collection Joy has searched the world to bring you!www.joyjewelry.com

Letarte

Open daily from 10 am Swimwear & Clothing for Island Living

508.228.7946 (SWIM) 5 South Water St (behind Pollacks)

Maui-inspired swim and cover-up label, LETARTE, is island-hopping from Hawaii’s beaches to the New England seacoast and has opened a new Nantucket store. Located at 5 South Water Street (across from The Nautilus on Cambridge St), the Letarte Boutique will be open daily from 10am and will feature their collection of swimwear, caftans and cover-ups along with Maui-designer jewelry, towels, and signature lotion and oil. www.letarteswimwear.com

Murray’s Toggery Shop

Open Daily 10am to 6pm Classic & Updated Clothing for Men, Women, & Children

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, where recreational shopping in this multilevel store is a real experience. MURRAY’S is multi-faceted. MURRAY’S is exciting. Go in and see their creatively designed displays of the newest in-season merchandise. MURRAY’S is fashion. Their buyers comb the markets for the tasteful assortment of clothes, shoes, and accessories they carry, all of which are tempered with a traditional, upbeat, and long lasting flair. See their full-page advertisement in this paper for the extensive lines of merchandise they carry. They also feature MURRAY’S Nantucket Reds™: the name of their exclusive pants, shorts, skirts and toddler overalls made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For well over 50 years these pants have been the mark of the “in-the-know” island lovers. MURRAY’S IS Nantucket. Nantucketreds.com

Nantucket Whaler TM Apparel

617-WHALERS 5 Old South Wharf

Open daily Comfortable clothing designed on Nantucket

Authentic, well tailored, purposeful clothing and accessories for men and women. Designed on Nantucket. We support New England manufacturers. Nantucket Whaler is about the journey, not the pretense. 5 Old South Wharf. www.wearingwhales.com. 617-WHALERS. Wear the right whale (sm). wearingwhales.com

Nobby Shop

Inspired by the salt, sand, and sea, this new brand of high-quality Nantucket apparel, accessories, home decor, and jewelry has washed ashore. We will give you a taste of the good, salt life...30 miles out. “ACK 4170TM...is not just a location, it’s a lifestyle.”

August 17-23, 2017

Open daily year-round Sportswear for all ages

508-228-1030 17 Main Street Box 538, Nantucket, MA 02554

Serving Nantucket since 1930, THE NOBBY CLOTHES SHOP has provided name-brand activewear, footwear, foul-weather gear, outerwear, and rugged workwear at affordable prices. Major credit cards accepted. Handicapped access. Open daily and year-round. Fax number: 508228-6568. nobbyshop.com

Perch

Open daily 9AM -10 PM Contemporary Women’s Clothing

508-680-1706 2 Harbor Square

Perch is a women’s contemporary store that curates today’s coveted brands and brings you the best of the best. Our Nantucket location, on Straight Wharf at the former Vineyard Vines space, will have some of our favorites: Veronica Beard, See by Chloe, Derek Lam 10 Crosby, Rag & Bone and M Missoni. Whether you are going from beach to dinner, attending a fabulous Nantucket wedding or just wanting to stock up on the latest fashions, Perch Nantucket will bring you a beautifully edited selection of pieces you can enjoy for years! @perchvail.com www.perchvail.com

Peter Beaton

down the discreet little boardwalk on Federal Street

508-228-8456 16.5 Federal Street

PETER BEATON is synonymous with timeless Nantucket style. As famous for its notable clients (Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush, Ashley Judd, Martha Stewart, Liv Tyler, Tommy Hilfiger, and more) as it is for its custom fitted straw hats & handbags, classic striped sailor shirts, and signature hatboxes, Peter Beaton proudly offers “all the best for your family—from hat to toe.” Located down the discreet little boardwalk at 16.5 Federal St. peterbeaton.com


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Remy Creations

Summer has never looked so good! Lifestyle line of clothing & accessories

16 Old South Wharf

Stunning shawls for all seasons, gorgeous cashmere sweaters, must have dresses, beautiful accessories, unique gifts and all the apparel and accessories you need for summer. Always stunning and great colors. RemyCreations.com

Sara Campbell

Seaside Essentials: beachwear, accessories, jewelry Season’s new styles

508-680-1626 5 South Beach St.

www.saracampbell.com All year long SARA CAMPBELL offers color and detail to a woman’s wardrobe with her beautiful silhouettes of dresses and sportswear, but when summer arrives – it’s time to play! Fun beachwear, accessories, jewelry, and other seaside essentials are available in her chic shop. Visit Sara Campbell at 5 South Beach to find the perfect look … see you soon!

Seconds Shop

For hours call 508-228-6677 Proceeds benefit Fairwinds - Nantucket’s Counseling Center

508-228-6677 32 Sparks Avenue

Looking to expand your wardrobe on a budget or need some items for your home at affordable prices? SECONDS SHOP, open at 32 Sparks Ave (between On Island Gas and the new Cumberland Farms), is the perfect place to shop! Here you’ll find a great selection of gently used clothing, jewelry, housewares, small furnishings, books, and more. There’s an everchanging variety, so visit often — you never know what treasures you may find. Donations of saleable items in good condition are accepted daily. And your shopping is helping a worthy island cause: proceeds benefit Fairwinds — Nantucket’s Counseling Center. Bring in the display ad in this publication for $5 off your purchase of $20 or more (valid only through Sept. 13, FairwindsCenter.org/shop 2017).

Art Reproduction, Posters, & Printing The UPS Store

508-325-8884 Open Mon-Sat Large format Digital Printing, Family Photos, Posters, & more Locally owned and operated 2 Windy Way (corner of Surfside Road) THE UPS STORE now makes high quality, full color art reproductions. You’ll hardly tell the difference! The banners and posters they print for you will get your message across—stop in and see their samples! THE UPS STORE also offers a wide variety of copy and print services, including b&w and color copies, output from disks, wide format printing, laminating, collating, and a full range of finishing services. Their professional service and expert advice is unmatched. Also, they have off-street parking. THE UPS STORE: let them help you!

Artists & Galleries Artists Association of Nantucket

Open daily Check the Calendar for openings

508-228-0294 19 Washington St.

G. S. Hill Gallery

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

G. S. HILL’s one-man gallery is open daily and celebrating over three decades at 40 Straight Wharf. His original oil and watercolor paintings capture the image and spirit of Nantucket. The gallery also offers exclusive American-made gifts designed by Greg and Judi Hill. Stunning porcelain china dinnerware, hand-pressed glass and ornaments are only a few of treasures you will find. gshill.com

Hostetler Gallery

Sculpture, Aquatints, Photography Contemporary sculptures, paintings, & works on paper

508-228-5152 42 Centre St

HOSTETLER GALLERY the sculpture, prints and paintings of David Hostetler, abstract oil paintings by Power Boothe and Xanda McCagg, Photography by Ellen Carey and aquatints by Art Werger. Hostetler bronze sculptures grace two New York City locations. Exotic and American species are used in his wood sculpture- the largest being 13 feet tall. Boothe’s textural and minimalist oils are in all the major New York City museums. Carey’s vibrant color abstracts are all unique and created in the darkroom. Werger’s mezzotints, etchings and aquatints take an old world technique to modern aesthetics; also museum collected. McCagg’s oils take color abstractions to a new level. Art ranges from intimate small formats to monumental. Selling art for 40 years on Nantucket. DavidHostetler.com, hostetlergallery.com

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Ireland Galleries 508-228-1907 Open Daily 13 Old South Wharf Jewelry, handbags, beachwear, & Lorene Ireland’s gorgeous sculpture & art If you’re a lover of the arts, even if you’re not an artist yourself, then this is the place for you too! There’s always something new at IRELAND GALLERIES... paintings, sculpture, and Lorene Ireland’s world-famous mosaics and shell designs. Come check out the internationally acclaimed mosaic and shell artwork of Lorene Ireland, winner of World of Wearable Art!

Made on Nantucket

Handcrafted Gifts exclusively at Made on Nantucket Nantucket Art, Bakelite & other vintage jewelry, gifts

508-228-0110 18 Old South Wharf

MADE ON NANTUCKET is open at 18 Old South Wharf. Don’t miss our collection of pre-owned Nantucket art — new this season! We also offer paintings, prints, and photographs by island artists, including Lu Page, Andrew Jackson, Sam Lyon, Terry Walsh, Garth Grimmer, Brian Araujo, Bill Dickson, Rod Cole, and Lisa Maxell, and a Small selection of work by Donn Russell. Jewelry by Beth Borzilleri, Anne Terry, Kathleen Duncombe, Sarah Hutton, and Amy Burrough. We carry Art Glass Nantucket plaques and ornaments by ackfire studios. We have the largest collection of vintage Bakelite in the East, featuring jewelry, kitchenware, and barware. We also offer vintage American Indian jewelry (dead pawn).

Miki Lovett - Textile & Print Artist

508-332-2553

Studio by Appointment Unique Textile and Print Art and Accessories

Miki shows regularly at the Artists Association of Nantucket. To visit her studio, please call 508-332-2553. mikilovett.com

Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

Open Year-Round Folk Art, antiques, prints, nautical art, ship models

508-325-7463 167 Orange Street

On the Gallery side of NANTUCKET CARVING & FOLK ART you’ll see the work of many local artists including originals by folk artist Jean Petty, extraordinary photographs by David Petty, Nantucket furniture by Blue Barn Door, lamps, and home decor. Through a partnership with Nantucket Stock Exchange, they also have an incredible selection of antiques, prints, nautical art, and ship models. On the other side, you’ll discover a traditional woodcarver’s shop and treasures such as carved mantles, whales, eagles, and authentic quarterboards carved by Master Woodcarver Paul McCarthy. He is responsible for many of the beautiful signs visitors see plus 100’s of quarterboards that adorn homes. Come visit Nantucket’s working woodcarving shop & art gallery where tomorrow’s antiques and collectibles are made. Shipping available. Nantucketcarvingandfolkart.com

Pete’s Fresh Fish Prints

508-325-1842 17 Old South Wharf

The only genuine Nantucket Gyotaku

nantucketarts.org The ARTISTS ASSOCIATION OF NANTUCKET’s J. Cecelia & Seward Johnson Gallery is the only gallery that exclusively shows the work of Nantucket artists. Over the years, it has become the primary source for art on the island. The downtown building hosts a year-round schedule of changing member exhibitions by established island artists and emerging local talent, as well as juried shows, featured artist shows, auctions, and community-oriented arts events like our annual museum-quality exhibition drawn from the AAN Permanent Collection. The two hundred artist members who exhibit here are residents of Nantucket and their work ranges from paintings to sculpture to photography to a wide variety of media. Take a look at our schedule and join us for one or several of our many wonderful art classes.

Open daily. Oils, watercolors, prints, and note cards by G. S. Hill

August 17-23, 2017

Gyotaku is the art of creating prints of genuine fish on delicate handmade rice paper. This art form captures and reproduces the exact characteristics and features of an individual fish. First practiced in the early 1800s in Asia, Gyotako provided an accurate means of measuring and recording a commercial fisherman’s actual catch. At PETE’S FRESH FISH PRINTS, Pete’s art expresses a variety of compositions, textures, and colors through this unique art form, breaking through yet keeping with the traditional boundaries. Stop by to see his unique art and variety of holiday gifts, including prints, notecards, placemats, coasters, and serving trays. www.freshfishprints.com

Robert Foster Fine Art

Open daily Opening Reception Friday, Aug 18 from 6-9 pm

508-221-3056 8 India St (next to Black-Eyed Susan’s)

RobertFosterFineArt.com ROBERT FOSTER FINE ART is a gallery featuring art by a selection of the island’s most talented artists working today. With a full schedule of rotating exhibitions—group and featured artists shows—everyone will find a gem to add to their collection. Meet the artists and learn more about their work in this fun and friendly space at 8 India. Voted “Best of Nantucket.”

Beach & Pool Toys & Accessories Nantucket Pool & Spa 508-228-2235 Open Daily 1 Hanabea Lane, off Old South Rd Sand & Pool Toys, Exercise Equipment, Floats, & More Facebook.com/nantucketpools Swim on over to NANTUCKET POOL & SPA CENTER at 1 Hanabea Lane off of Old South Road to see our new sand and pool toys. We also have diving games, sandcastle kits, life vests, exercise equipment, floats, and more! We have your favorite brands: Melissa and Doug, Texas Rec, Swimline, and more! We have amazing deals on our Clearance Rack.

Bike Rentals Cooks Cycle

Open Daily Bicycle Rentals, Sales, and Service

508-228-0800 6 So. Beach Street, next to Affordable Rentals

Nantucket’s bike shop for all of your vacation needs.... here at Cook’s Cycles Nantucket we have all of the latest bikes and accessories for your beach runs, brewery tours, and beyond. Our selection of new bikes in a convenient downtown Nantucket location (just a 2-minute


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Island Fun & Shopping walk from Steamboat Wharf) is great for a day of cycling. Nantucket is known for its many bike paths and trails. Whether you want to ride to Jetties Beach for a swim or take in the sights of the Sconset Loop, Cooks Cycles has the bikes for you and your family. Moped & Jeep rentals, too! cookscyclesnantucket.com

Easy Riders Bicycle Rentals

508-325-2722 65 Surfside Road

New Model Hybrid/Comfort Mountain & Road Bikes

EASY RIDERS BICYCLE RENTALS offers rentals, sales, and service, plus island-wide free delivery on all rentals and usually within an hour or so. With advanced on-line reservations, it’s the easiest way to experience Nantucket! Offering low prices and discounts on multi-day, weekly, monthly, and group rentals of top quality, new GT and Mongoose bicycles, as well as retrostyle Schwinn Cruisers, and accessories in a variety of styles...They have the right bicycle for all of your adventures. They have a safe and convenient bike path location at 65 Surfside Road. easyridersbikerentals.com

Island Bike Company

508-228-4070 25 Old South Road

Open daily; free delivery & pickup for rentals Bike rentals for the entire family, sales & service

Finally, there’s a bicycle shop where you don’t have to fight the traffic— ISLAND BIKE COMPANY at 25 Old South Road (just past Amelia Drive)! ISLAND BIKE COMPANY offers bike rentals by the day, week, or month—and that’s not all! They also rent Burley Trailers, Trail-a-Bikes, and single & double baby joggers. Full repair facility and new bike sales also offered. ISLAND BIKE COMPANY is conveniently located on the Old South Road bike path, and they offer free delivery & pickup for rentals. Great rental rates! IslandBike.com

Nantucket Bike Shop

508-228-1999; 800-770-3088 Steamboat Wharf & Straight Wharf

Open daily 8 am to 6 pm Bike, scooter, & 4 x 4 rentals

NANTUCKET BIKE SHOP, with two convenient locations on Steamboat Wharf and the only bike shop on Straight Wharf, offers quality bike and scooter rentals for the entire family. We offer for rent SPECIALIZED, GIANT, and KYMCO hybrid and mountain bikes as well as Specialized Fat Boy bikes and KidZTandems. Stop by, pick up a map, and rent from a wide selection of new equipment that will take you to your destination and back. We are open seven days a week from 8 am to 6 pm and accept all major credit cards. nantucketbikeshop.com

Young’s Bicycle Shop

Open daily Rent with us and avoid the 19% airport tax on car rentals.

508-228-1151 Steamboat Wharf

Grandpa Harvey Young started YOUNG’S BICYCLE SHOP in 1931. He ran the bike rental store down on Steamboat Wharf until 1954, when his son Roger took over. Now the third generation is running the shop. With more than 70 years of experience, YOUNG’s provides you with the ideal rental bike for Nantucket Island. They use the best bikes, CANNONDALE and TREK. They are kept clean, safe and well maintained and they are rented to you with a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Experience a Nantucket family tradition. YOUNG’s Bicycle Shop, the “CycleLogical way” to see Nantucket Island. Watch for the famous sidewalk sign with the revolving wheel. youngsbicycleshop.com

Books & Publications Murphy the Dog - Sealed with a Kiss Written & Illustrated by Henry Roberts

A new Nantucket book for children

MURPHY THE DOG - SEALED WITH A KISS is a Nantucket “Ferrytail” picture book for all generations. A fun filled encounter between a seal and a yellow lab at the beach leads to friendship and more. Full of local island scenery and flair, this book will delight any Nantucket fan. www.murphy-the-dog.com

Yesterday’s Island

Nantucket’s oldest & largest guide In print, online, on your cell phone

508-228-9165 Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554

Visit our online publication to see more articles, more photos, enter contests, and to share your impressions of Nantucket. For 47 years, YESTERDAY’S ISLAND has been the best source for planning your leisure time on Nantucket Island. From Daffodil Festival through Christmas Stroll, you can pick up our print editions, available everywhere, or you can visit us online at YesterdaysIsland.com. After you leave your favorite island, you can stay in touch with the happenings here — find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and sign up for our free Nantucket eNewsletter — look for the link at the top of Nantucket.net Yesterdaysisland.com

Bookstores Mitchell’s Book Corner

Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm & Sun 11am to 4pm See Event Schedule for Our Book Signings

508-228-1080 54 Main Street

MITCHELL’S BOOK CORNER prides itself on a long tradition of personalized attention to its customers for nearly 50 years. In addition to the carefully selected stock of titles in all areas,

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Mitchell’s Book Corner offers the most extensive selection of books available about Nantucket; from the newest Nantucket beach read to whaling and the island’s history to a selection of local authors. Make time to visit the Nantucket Room upstairs at Mitchell’s; the room dedicated to all of these gripping Nantucket reads! Ask about autographed books. Check the calendar of events for booksignings and special events. mitchellsbookcorner.com

Nantucket Bookworks

508-228-4000 25 Broad Street

Mon-Sat 10am to 8pm & Sun 10am to 6pm Books, Cards, & Unique Gifts

NANTUCKET BOOKWORKS is chock full of books for every taste and every age. Stop in and browse through their tall stacks and through their room full of children’s books. In addition to their wide range of reading materials, BOOKWORKS also has an appealing selection of funky gifts, cards, beautiful stationery, unusual pens, fun toys, decorative ornaments, and eccentric goodies that make the best gifts. BOOKWORKS is open every day — it’s the perfect shop for discovering that perfect gift and rediscovering the joy of reading. Ask about a free gift & autographed books. nantucketbookworks.com

Buses NRTA

See display ad for times and routes Bus routes thru town & out of town

508-228-7025 Bus stops at Broad St. & at Washington St.

RIDE THE WAVE to/from town, mid island areas, Madaket, Sconset, Surfside and Jetties Beaches, the Airport and points in between. Access real time information bus locations and estimated arrival at your stop from your computer or internet enabled cell phone at live.nrtawave.com Service is provided thru mid-October from 7am to 11:30pm - dates and times are route specific - visit our website nrtawave.com for complete schedule or pick up a riders guide at NRTA Office 20R South Water St, Visitor Services 25 Federal Street, Chamber of Commerce 0 Main Street, or the Greenhound Building 10 Washington Street. Fares are $1 or $2 depending on route, half fare for 65 & older, persons with disabilities, veterans, and active military personnel. Exact change is recommended or a future ride change card will be issued. Short term passes are available on any Wave vehicle. nrtawave.com

Car Rentals Affordable Rentals

Open daily Cars, jeeps, mopeds

508-228-3501 6 South Beach Street

AFFORDABLE RENTALS can help make your visit on Nantucket more complete. With their cars, 4x4s, vans, and mopeds, you will have access to all parts of the island: Great Point, Wauwinet, Coatue, Squam, ‘Sconset, Madaket, and more. Explore to your heart’s content in a vehicle from AFFORDABLE RENTALS, open daily at 6 South Beach Street. Call ahead for reservations. All major credit cards accepted. affrentals.com

Nantucket Island Rent-a-Car

Open Daily Free renter pickup at all boats, hotels, and inns

508-228-9989 at Nantucket Memorial Airport

We are Nantucket Island’s premier auto rental agency, specializing in Jeeps and sport utility vehicles, as well as sedans and minivans. ALL NEW vehicles with beach permits! Whether on the island for a day or for a month, we offer the lowest rates and best service, with free renter pick-up from all boats, hotels, and guest houses. Call ahead for our specials. All major credit cards accepted. Nantucketislandrentacar.com

Young’s Bicycle Shop

Open daily Bicycle, Car, & Jeep Rentals; Bicycle Sales & Service

508-228-1151 Steamboat Wharf

Young’s Bicycle Shop is the most convenient car and Jeep rental shop to either ferry. We have  fuel efficient Honda Fits and sedans.  We also have 2 door Jeeps and 4 door Jeep Wranglers.  We offer fuel efficient sedans and rugged Jeep Wrangler 4 X 4’s in both the 2 door and 4 door variants complete with the town beach permit and Great Point permit. Come see why we are the “Cycle-Logical Way” to see Nantucket Island.  Rent with us and avoid the 19% airport tax on car rentals! youngsbicycleshop.com

Charters - Sailing & Boating Endeavor

Cruises depart at 10am, 1pm, 4pm, & sunset Pleasure sailing

508-228-5585 Slip 15, Straight Wharf

“Captain James Genthner shares his love of the Island with visitors aboard his sloop ENDEAVOR”—Ted Reinstein, CBS Good Day! Featured in Yankee Magazine’s Best of New England 2010: “A cruise aboard the Endeavor is a lesson in beauty and local history.” The ENDEAVOR sails daily at 10am, 1pm, 4pm, and at sunset. Private charters, sailing celebrations, children’s programs, and gift certificates available. Call for information and reservations. endeavorsailing.com


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978.479.2197 Traditional Sailing & History in Nantucket Sound

Call for your sail Family fun for all ages!

Nantucket’s Tall Ship LYNX is offering sails from July to October from Nantucket Harbor. They also offer charters, weddings, educational and special groups sailings. Looking for a unique venue to gather? LYNX is available for private charters... treat your family, your friend, or your colleagues to a very special day or evening. For details and reservations, contact the office @ 978.479.2197 www.tallshiplynx.org

Children’s Apparel Murray’s Toggery Shop

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Open Daily 9:30 to 6:30 Classic & Updated Accessories for Men & Women

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, where recreational shopping in this multilevel store is a real experience. MURRAY’S is multi-faceted. MURRAY’S has an entire department devoted to children’s fashion. They also feature MURRAY’S Nantucket Reds™: the name of their exclusive pants, shorts, skirts and toddler overalls made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For well over 50 years these pants have been the mark of the “in-the-know” island lovers. MURRAY’S IS Nantucket. Nantucketreds.com

Cigars Gray Lady Smoke Shop 508-901-9399 Monday & Wednesday-Saturday from 10 amand from 12 noon on Sunday Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties! upstairs at 2 Union Street Gray Lady Smoke Shop is your island destination for all your smoke shop needs. We carry pipes, tobacco, handmade accessories, and by far the island’s largest selection of fine cigars. Whether you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment for your day at the beach or walk around town, Gray Lady Smoke shop has what you need.  Come see us upstairs at 2 union, or call to arrange a cigar bar for your next island event. AckGrayLady.com

Classes & Workshops Artists Association of Nantucket

508-228-0294 24 Amelia Drive

Open daily Classes & Workshops for all ages

nantucketarts.org The ARTISTS ASSOCIATION’s Arts Program offers year-round educational programs for adults and children. Our spacious workshop on Gardner Perry Lane hosts a wide variety of classes and workshops in many media including oil painting, watercolor, pastel, life drawing, ceramics, woodcarving, printmaking, textile art and mixed media. Our instructors are resident artists, AAN artist members and a variety of visiting artists who work in a range of mediums and bring a wealth of talent and experience to the program. Classes are designed for all levels of experience, from the novice to advanced student and for all ages from three to ninety-three.

Coaching/Consulting Coaching at the Corner

610-780-1640

Life and success skills coaching info@marshaegan.com

Get a great start to your Thursday mornings – join Nantucket’s Professional Certified Coach Marsha Egan, CSP, PCC, upstairs at Mitchell’s Book Corner on Main Street. Discussions start at 8:30 AM sharp and end at 9:30 am. $15 at the door, packages available. Season passes for all 2017 discussions are available now. For more information visit CoachingatTheCorner.com

Confections Aunt Leah’s Fudge

Free sample available: just ask!

508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

AUNT LEAH has been making her award-winning homemade fudge for almost 30 years on Nantucket. Her fudge has been voted “the best fudge in the world” year after year. Once you have a free sample, you’ll see why it is always rated the best! AUNT LEAH makes it daily in her shop, using the freshest and finest ingredients. She has more than 40 scrumptious flavors. Her most popular fudge flavor is chocolate peanut butter, which has a layer of rich peanut butter fudge on the bottom, topped with a layer of decadent chocolate fudge. AUNT LEAH also has her famous Nantucket chocolate-covered cranberries for taste testing. The cranberries come in both milk and dark chocolate. Both the fudge and chocolate-covered cranberries make unique island wedding favors or gifts for special events. She has a wide selection of kid’s candy for all ages. AUNT LEAH ships worldwide. auntleahs.com

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Sweet Inspirations Artisan Chocolates

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Unique Artisan Chocolates Created Fresh! Award-Winning Artisan Chocolatier since 1981

Be sure to visit the famous SWEET INSPIRATIONS CHOCOLATE SHOP, showcasing unique artisan chocolates freshly created on the premises. The Nantucket Chocolatier has been featured on Food Network’s “Food Finds,” and on Oprah’s Best Gifts Show, awarded “Best of Boston,” “Best of Nantucket,” and Cape Cod’s Best Chocolatier! You must experience the awardwinning Cranberry Cheesecake Truffle, world-famous Buttercrunch and Sea Salt Caramels, Coco the Whale™ truffles, the original and exclusive Cranberry Creations™ Chocolates and the new Sea Mist™ Almonds. Sweet Inspirations’ artisan creations make great gifts and are available in limited edition collectible tins, including the “Sailor’s Valentine,” “Rainbow Fleet,” “Blue Hydrangeas,” and “Nantucket Memories.” Don’t miss this Nantucket tradition since 1981 and enjoy a complimentary taste of the best—exclusively at the SWEET INSPIRATIONS CHOCOLATE SHOP, home of the Nantucket Chocolatier at ZERO INDIA STREET ~ In the heart of Nantucket. nantucketchocolate.com Open year-round.

Consignment & Thrift Island Treasures

508-228-0789 17B North Beach Street

Mon-Fri 10am-5pm & Sat. 10am-2pm New & Used clothes, household goods, toys, & more

Looking to expand your wardrobe on a budget or need some items for your home at affordable prices? ISLAND TREASURES, at 17B North Beach Street (a short walk from town toward Jetties Beach), is the perfect place to shop! Here you’ll find a great selection of new and gently used clothing, jewelry, housewares, small furnishings, books, beach toys, kids toys, and so much more. There’s an ever-changing variety, so visit often — you never know what treasures you may find. Donations of saleable items in good condition are accepted daily.

Contests 2017 PHOTO CONTEST

Deadline September 12, 2017 See winners & entries online at Nantucket.net

508-228-9165 Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554

This annual photo contest is a popular way to share your photos of Nantucket with the world. The 2017 Contest has begun: DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2017. We accept copyright-free images of Nantucket present and past. Email your entries to ACKPhotoContest@gmail.com or mail us a CD or thumb drive with electronic images from your digital camera. If you send us digital images, please make sure they are high-resolution. You can even mail in your prints of Nantucket Island. Visit Nantucket.net to see a great selection past entries and winners. nantucket.net/photos/contests.php

Share the Love Wedding Photo Contest

Share photos of your wedding and win cash!

508-228-9165 Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554

Share photos of your wedding on Nantucket with our readers AND win a cash prize if you get first or second place! You can mail in prints of your wedding pics or you can mail us a CD with electronic images from your digital camera. If you send us digital images, please make sure they are high-resolution. By entering our contest, you give us permission to publish your photos online at www.NantucketWeddings.com and to use for promotional purposes, so do not send copyrighted photos. nantucketweddings.com

Copying, Mailboxes, Shipping The UPS Store

Open Monday - Saturday Locally owned and operated

508-325-8884 2 Windy Way (corner of Surfside Road)

Nantucket’s UPS STORE is where go-getters go to get things done! Conveniently located at the corner of Windy Way and Surfside Road (just past the schools in the direction of the beach), THE UPS STORE has a variety of products and services to make your life easier: personal mailboxes, mail forwarding, stamps & metered mail, certified mail, UPS shipping and receiving, overnight delivery, and more. THE UPS STORE offers a wide variety of copy and print services, including b&w and color copies, output from disks, wide format printing, laminating, collating, and a full range of finishing services. You can even go there for notary services, passport photos, and mail boxes. THE UPS STORE makes high quality, full color banners and posters! Plus they have off-street parking. THE UPS STORE: let them help you!

Cranberry Products Aunt Leah’s Fudge

Free sample available: just ask!

508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

Stop in AUNT LEAH’S for a free sample of her delicious homemade fudge. Choose from more than 30 flavors of “the best fudge in the world.” Try her cranberry fudge or her famous Nantucket chocolate covered cranberries. AUNT LEAH’S Nantucket chocolate-covered cranberries, both milk and dark chocolate, are not only delicious, but also are loaded with antioxidants proven to have health benefits! Both make unique wedding favors, gifts for special events, or take-home gifts. Another unique gourmet candy is her cranberry “bog frogs,” filled with roasted cashews, dried sweetened cranberries smothered with rich caramel and topped


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Island Fun & Shopping with premium milk chocolate. And you’ve got to try her mouth-watering cranberry bars: dried and sweetened cranberries with roasted almonds in both milk or dark chocolate. AUNT LEAH ships worldwide. auntleahs.com

Sweet Inspirations Artisan Chocolates

Open year-round Award-Winning Artisan since 1981

508-228-5814 Zero India Street

nantucketchocolate.com Inspired by Nantucket’s Cranberry Harvest, Sweet Inspirations Chocolatier created the original and now world-famous Cranberry Creations™ Chocolates. Plump, sweet cranberries lavishly covered in premium chocolate create an amazing gourmet taste. Sweet Inspirations’ exclusive Cranberry Creations™ Chocolates have been featured on Oprah’s Best Gifts Show and Food Network’s “Food Finds.” Cranberry Creations™ chocolates are featured in Nantucket-style gift baskets and limited edition gift tins including “Rainbow Fleet,” “Sailors Valentine,” “Blue Hydrangeas,” and “Nantucket Memories.” Elegantly gift-boxed, Cranberry Creations™ chocolates also make perfect wedding and party favors. Other unique cranberry recipes include Cranberry Caramels with sea salt, fancy cranberry & nut mixes, Cranberry Caramel Corn, and Nantucket Chocolatier’s award-winning Cranberry Cheesecake Truffle. A Nantucket tradition since 1981, this amazing shop and showcase kitchen is an experience not to be missed. Discover Sweet Inspirations~NantucketChocolate.com at ZERO INDIA STREET ~ In the heart of Nantucket. Open year-round. Come enjoy a complimentary tasting of delectable chocolate.

Family Fun Family Activities @ Children’s Beach

Activities & Fun at Children’s Beach All Summer Fun & games for children and families

508-228-0925 at Children’s Beach

Children’s Beach, located at the end of Harbor View Way, is the perfect park for families and children. During July and August, the Town of Nantucket’s Culture & Tourism department sponsors games and activities for everyone. Yoga, puppets, soccer, drum circle, tie-dye clinics, and more! Plus free concerts and films every week. See our display ad for details. nantucket-ma.gov/childrensbeach

Fishing Charters Albacore

Private Charters only Catch blues, bass, shark, tuna, whale watching

THE ALBACORE is a 35-foot custom Sport Fisherman with large cockpit and walk-in cabin for complete comfort. Capt. Bob DeCosta, a second-generation charter boat captain, has more than 40 years of experience fishing Nantucket waters. We offer a variety of private charters from 21/2 hour bluefish trips to full day shark and tuna fishing. Whale watches are also available. Fun for the whole family—young, old, inexperienced, or experienced. All equipment is provided, except for cold drinks and sandwiches. Two-and-a-half-hour, five-hour, and full day trips are available. You’ll be fishing within ten to twenty minutes from the dock. Call for reservations or information, or visit Slip 1010 on Straight Wharf. FISH GUARANTEED or your money back. MasterCard and Visa accepted.

Daily: 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm. Call for Reservations Trolling “Catch those blues and Bass!”

Day: 508-228-6655 Slip 14, Straight Wharf

Make sure you don’t miss the fishing while you’re here on Nantucket! The HERBERT T sport fishing boat will take you to where the blues are biting. Captain Fred Tonkin is an experienced fisherman and will provide you with all the equipment for up to six people to fish at one time. He takes four 2-1/2-hour trips a day: 7 am, 10 am, 1 pm and 4 pm, and the fishing starts just 15 minutes from the dock. The HERBERT T is fully licensed and insured and is fully equipped electronically. While you’re on Nantucket, do as the islanders do - catch some blues! Private charters are also available. $110 per person. fishnantucket.net

Just Do It Too - Fishing

Daily Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm. Black Sea Bass, Blues, Striped Bass, Scup

Call for reservations: 508-228-7448 FAMILY SHIPWRECK FISHING Slip 13, Straight Wharf

We do it all—catch bass, blues, black seabass, fluke, and more… Captain Marc Genthner will take you fishing aboard the 34’ custom built “JUST DO IT TOO.” The “JUST DO IT TOO” is equipped with twin diesels, full electronics, and fishing gear. Captain Marc offers a per-person fare as well as accommodations for large, private group charters. Daily fishing excursions. Four trips a day at 7 am, 10 am, 1 pm, and 4 pm. FUN FOR KIDS: FAMILY SHIPWRECK FISHING! Call for private charter rates — half-day charters are also available. Rated “Best Charter Boat in 2017” from Cape Cod Life Magazine and “Best of Nantucket Winner” from Nantucket Today. justdoittoo.com

Topspin Fishing Charters

Daily trips, customizable to your needs Docked at the Town Pier, across from public parking

experience on the water. Our 32 foot Judge can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people, and we offer the flexibility to customize charters. Let’s go have a fun day on the water!

Furniture Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

Where Home & Garden Meet Outdoor & Indoor Furniture, Home Accessories, Garden Needs

508-246-6210 TopspinFishing.com

TOPSPIN FISHING specializes in Nantucket sport fishing. Captain Carl Bois has 30+ years of

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

ARROWHEAD NURSERY & FURNITURE is the largest furniture showroom on island featuring indoor furniture, outdoor, home décor and more. Stop by their location near the airport, just beyond A.K. Diamond’s restaurant, and browse through their wide variety of home accessories, including decorative items, table settings, indoor furniture, and unique gifts. Their garden center has a fabulous selection of plants, flowers, pottery, fountains, statues, garden structures, and garden accessories. ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM...where home and garden meet. www.arrowheadnursery.com arrowheadfurniture.com

Gifts Freedman’s of Nantucket

Open Daily - Annual Memorial Weekend Sale Gifts, Sculptures ,and Home & Garden Accessories

508-228-3291 14 Centre Street

An extraordinary & wonderful collection of handmade objects d’art for the home and garden designed by Freedman and created by him in small villages throughout the world. Bracelets & bangles, jewelry boxes, handbags, handcrafted frames, gorgeous mirrors and wall decor, a grand assortment of handmade home accents, & more! Freedman has one of the largest collections of unique nautical objects & nautical clocks you will ever see. There is a splendid collection of leather accessories and furniture. Prices vary from $15 to $6,000.

Gray Lady Smoke Shop

508-901-9399 Monday & Wednesday-Saturday from 10 amand from 12 noon on Sunday Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties! upstairs at 2 Union Street Gray Lady Smoke Shop is your island destination for the largest selection of fine cigars and handmade accessories. Whether you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment for your beach day or walk around town, recommendations or unique gifts, or a cigar bar to make your island celebration a little more special, we are here to meet your needs.  Call or come see us upstairs at 2 Union Street, just a cobblestone’s throw from Main Street. AckGrayLady.com

Hill’s of Nantucket

508-228-5074 Voted Nantucket’s Best Charter Boat Slip 1010, Straight Wharf

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Open daily. Unusual and Original Nantucket Theme Gifts

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

Established in 1981, HILL’S combines the best of Nantucket for the art and gift seeker. G.S. Hill Gallery and Hill’s of Nantucket offer fine art by Greg Hill and wonderful speciality gifts designed by this husband-and-wife team. Nantucket theme prints, note cards by Hill are their main focus. American made; that hard-to-find gift is here waiting for you! Treat yourself to a unique gift gallery situated on the water at Straight Wharf. gshill.com

Made on Nantucket

Handcrafted Gifts exclusively at Made on Nantucket Jewelry, Bakelite, Art Glass, & much more

508-228-0110 18 Old South Wharf

MADE ON NANTUCKET has a large selection of gifts. Jewelry by Beth Borzilleri, Kathleen Duncombe, Anne Terry, and Amy Burrough. We carry Art Glass Nantucket plaques and ornaments by ackfire studios. We have the largest collection of vintage Bakelite in the East, featuring jewelry, kitchenware, and barware. Now carrying vintage Lucite purses. This season we are featuring pre-owned Nantucket art.

Nantucket Boat Basin Authentic Shop

Open Daily Authentic Island Merchandise with Special Nantucket Designs

508-228-5470 33 Straight Wharf

Visit the NANTUCKET BOAT BASIN AUTHENTIC SHOP and celebrate Nantucket Island with our limited edition apparel and accessories. We have a variety of island merchandise. We offer the highest quality wearables, headwear, and accessories for visitors, boaters, and islanders. You’ll find us at 33 Straight Wharf. nantucketboatbasinshop.com

Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

Open Year-Round Residential & Commercial Signs, Quarterboards

508-325-7463 167 Orange Street

As you walk along the cobblestone streets of Nantucket you see Paul & Jean’s handiwork at every turn, from traditional to whimsical—they are responsible for many of the beautiful signs visitors see plus 100’s of quarterboards that adorn homes. At NANTUCKET CARVING & FOLK ART, 167 Orange Street, you’ll find treasures by both Master Carver Paul McCarthy and Folk Artist Jean Petty. On the Gallery side you’ll see the work of local artists including originals by Jean Petty, extraordinary photographs by David Petty, Nantucket furniture by Blue Barn Door, lamps, and home decor. Through a partnership with Nantucket Stock Exchange, they also have an incredible selection of antiques, prints, nautical art, and ship models. On the other side, you’ll discover a traditional woodcarver’s shop with carved mantles, whales, eagles, and authentic quarterboards created by Master Woodcarver Paul McCarthy. Come visit Nantucket’s working woodcarving shop & art gallery where tomorrow’s antiques and collectibles are made. Shipping available. nantucketcarvingandfolkart.com


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508-228-1907 Nantucket Chic Open Daily 12 Old South Wharf Come check out the internationally acclaimed mosaic and shell artwork of Lorene Ireland, winner of World of Wearable Art! This creative store on Old South Wharf is dedicated to unique jewelry and accessories. NANTUCKET CHIC is a collaboration between Lorene and her daughter Natalie, an interior designer in New York City. This talented duo has stocked the store with bright and colorful purses and clutches, an extensive collection of jewelry, and unique clothes, scarves, and beach cover-ups.

Signs, Banners, & Posters

508-325-8884 2 Windy Way (corner of Surfside Road)

Open Monday - Saturday

Nantucket’s UPS STORE now offers high quality, full color banners and posters for your business, event, or party. These stunning reproductions can be up to 44 inches wide! And they can be done on vinyl, canvas, art paper — rolls and single sheets. THE UPS STORE can also assist you with mounting and laminating as well as printing of photos, text, and logos.

Handcrafted Leather Goods s•mac designs

handcrafted with love…30 miles out to sea. Find me at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market Or order online smacdesigns.com s•mac designs offers a selection of unique handcrafted leather goods, including clutch handbags, wristlets, wallets, and totes. Sarah makes all of the items in her island home studio and sells exclusively at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market on Saturdays from June to October, or custom orders can be placed online.

Hats Peter Beaton

down the discreet little boardwalk on Federal Street All the Best for Your Family—from Hat to Toe

508-228-8456 16.5 Federal Street

peterbeaton.com PETER BEATON is synonymous with timeless Nantucket style. As famous for its notable clients and philanthropic endeavors as it is for as it is custom fitted straw hats, signature hatboxes, handbags, and authentic Nantucket sailor shirts—Peter Beaton is a hidden gem that you don’t want to miss. Located down the discreet little boardwalk at 16.5 Federal St.

Health Care Nantucket Cottage Hospital

24-hr emergency services, hospital care, lab, rehab MD ACKcess Line: 508-825-1000

508-825-8100 57 Prospect St

Home Decor Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

ARROWHEAD NURSERY & FURNITURE is the largest furniture showroom on island featuring indoor furniture, outdoor, home décor and more. Stop by their location near the airport, just beyond A.K. Diamond’s restaurant, and browse through their wide variety of home accessories, including decorative items, table settings, indoor furniture, and unique gifts. Their garden center has a fabulous selection of plants, flowers, pottery, fountains, statues, garden structures, and garden accessories. ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM...where home and garden meet. www.arrowheadnursery.com arrowheadfurniture.com

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Internet Nantucket.net

508-228-6777

Beaches, Events, Museums, Dining, Classifieds, & More Visit Nantucket before & after you visit Nantucket! The island’s premier web portal Visit NANTUCKET.NET for a beach listing, photo galleries, maps, and guides to lodging, dining, real estate, recreation, and much more! Our Calendar of Events is the most complete and is updated several times a week, year-round. And our classifieds are ever-changing. Visit Nantucket before, during, and after you visit Nantucket by going to Nantucket.net

Island Apps ACK Weather

508-228-2505 158 Polpis Road

Your go-to website & app for Nantucket weather Download on the App Store

Nantucket weather is always an adventure. Follow along with ACKweather for daily reports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with @ACKweather. Stay up-to-date with tides and currents. Check the wave report and ferry schedules along with daily weather reports. Brought to you by Egan Maritime Institute, ACKweather can be customized for your favorite information. Download it now from the App Store and view it online at ackweather.com

Call Nantucket

Your telephone book for Nantucket

FREE download for IOS and Android

Know who you want to call but need their phone number? Search by name on CALL NANTUCKET. Know what you want but not where to get it? Search by category on the up-todate and locally produced CALL NANTUCKET app. This app is free to download and easy to callnantucket.com use. Both white pages and yellow pages are included.

trACK Nantucket

Free Self-guided Bike Touring App

Available on the App Store and on Google Play

Transform your bike ride into an insider’s tour of Nantucket! Eight curated bike tracks take you to great beaches, working cranberry bogs, historic homes from grand brick mansions to fishing shanties, Nantucket’s own Serengeti, landmark lighthouses, the village of ‘Sconset, and share interesting photos and fascinating stories behind the places you pass. Audio and written directions. Start at Steamboat Wharf or at the Milestone or ‘Sconset rotaries.

Jewelry ACK 4170TM

Since 1911, NANTUCKET COTTAGE HOSPITAL has been caring for our island community. In addition to excellent physicians and nursing staff, the hospital has a 24-hour Emergency Department, full laboratory, physical therapy, cardiac rehab, chemotherapy, surgical services, imaging services, maternity services, and much more. Nantuckethospital.org

Where Home & Garden Meet Outdoor & Indoor Furniture, Home Accessories, Garden Needs

August 17-23, 2017

508-228-3291 14 Centre Street

This gallery has an extraordinary and wonderful collection of handmade objects d’art for the home and garden. These pieces are designed by Freedman and created by him in small villages throughout the world. Freedman’s now has one of the largest collections of unique nautical objects & nautical clocks and a splendid collection of leather accessories and furniture that look like they came out of a “gentlemen’s library.” Prices vary from $15 to $6,000.

“ACK 4170TM...is not just a location, it’s a lifestyle.”

ACK4170.com

Inspired by the salt, sand, and sea, a new Nantucket jewelry line has washed ashore. A lovely handcrafted collection of bracelets and necklaces reflecting your island style. From fine silver and pearls to beads and gold, these pieces are shore to please! “ACK 4170TM...is not just a location, it’s a lifestyle.”

Akimbo Beads & Things

Classes Tuesdays 6-8pm & Saturdays 9:30-11:30 Nantucket’s Bead Shop

508-901-5032 119B Pleasant Street

AKIMBO, Nantucket’s bead shop, has all the supplies you’ll need to create your own beautiful jewelry. You’ll find gemstones and pearls, and beads of glass, ceramic, and metal. Findings include ear wires, clasps, toggles, jump rings, and crimping materials as well as leather, cord, hemp, wire, and ribbon for stringing. AKIMBO’s Instructors offer classes on Tuesdays from 68pm and on Saturdays from 9:30am to 11:30 pm. Register at akimbobeads.com or call 508901-5032. akimbobeads.com

s mac designs est. 2008

handcrafted with love...30 miles out to sea. Handmade leather bags & accessories

Find me on Saturdays at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market or order online! smacdesigns@hotmail.com

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19 Old South Wharf

Fashionably beautiful and precious

GIA Graduate Gemologist Jackie Robinson returns to Nantucket from Palm Beach with a stunning selection of her visionary pearl designs. She uses pearls in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, and colors: South Sea, Tahitian, Japanese Akyoa, and more. Her designs are worn by Ann Romney, Gwenyth Paltrow, Diane Keaton, and many more, and she is the original designer of pearls on suede. She has brought a line of clothing acquired from her worldwide travels of France, Italy, St. Barths, and Belgium. Visit Jackie downtown at 19 Old South Wharf and follow her on Instagram beachsidenantucket

Blue Beetle

508-228-3227 12 Main Street

Jewelry & Gifts

Located at 12 Main Street, BLUE BEETLE reflects the playfulness and elegance of island living. We strive to provide a collection of carefully curated clothing, jewelry, gifts and accessories that portray the summer lifestyle on Nantucket. The boutique is filled with modern, chic, and contemporary fashions to suit every occasion. We proudly sell Joules, Jude Connally, Captiva Cashmere, Lilla P and MZ Wallace. Known for our Nantucket Jewelry, there is something for everyone; beads to fit Pandora, rings, bracelets and of course our charm bar, where you can create your own unique island necklace. Shop year round in store or visit us online at BlueBeetleNantucket.com

Clay Twombly

upstairs at 2 Union Street; 508-332-3407 Prayer Beads & Jewelry, Sacred Objects & Crystals, Unique Artisanal Gifts Clay’s unique prayer beads and jewelry creations are both sacred and delightful. He also carries a number of talented jewelers, smudge spray, local porcelain wares, and other one-of-a-kind treasures. Located just steps off the beaten path upstairs at 2 Union Street. Seasonal hours: please visit claytwombly.com or call the shop. ClayTwombly.com

G. S. Hill Gallery

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

Home of the Nantucket Pearl Company

Each piece of exquisite Nantucket Pearl Company jewelry by Pam Freitus is specially crafted and includes designs that contain a unique blend of quality fresh water pearls, stones, leather, crystal and glass. Each authentic design can be identified by the small red coral bead. This color marking is symbolic of the Chinese culture and to the country where her business began. Each year Pam returns to Suzhou to collaborate, design and hand-select the pearls she uses. All materials (except the pearls) are American-made. It is Pam’s sincere mission to adorn women with beautiful pearls at affordable prices, available on Nantucket exclusively at NANTUCKET PEARL COMPANY. gshill.com

Jennifer Greenwood Jewelry

508-901-9282 upstairs at 2 Union Street

Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry

You’ll find something extra special JENNIFER GREEWOOD’s new downtown studio, upstairs at 2 Union Street. Each piece is a work of art using gems, geodes, agate, opals, and more. Earrings rings, pendants, and more, her style is new and hip, blended with classic looks, gorgeous natural materials, and traditional technique. For a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or someone you love, head up the steps under the 2 Union Street sign just a few steps off Main Street to JENNIFER GREENWOOD JEWELRY. @jennifergreenwoodjewelry

Jessica Hicks Nantucket

Silver, gold,and gemstone collections

508-414-1330 2 Union St, next to Ralph Lauren

Jessica Hicks started by selling her pieces at high-profile Nantucket boutiques and also welcomed clientele into her home to see her latest designs. When her pieces started appearing on Hollywood’s hottest stylistas, including Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Eva Longoria, the business quickly grew. Jessica opened her own boutique: Jessica Hicks Nantucket, now at 2 Union Street, just steps off of Main Street. Driven by form and pattern, Jessica Hicks’ jewelry designs are at once geometric and organic. Her silver, gold,and gemstone collections incorporate both classic and unexpected motifs, able to meld with diverse personal styles. Jessica hand crafts each piece in her studio on Nantucket Island. JessicaHicks.com

Jewelers’ Gallery of Nantucket Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry

508-228-0229 21 Centre Street

JEWELERS’ GALLERY offers Nantucket’s largest collection of antique and estate jewelry, including pieces by Tiffany, Cartier, Webb, and more. Stop in to see our classic period pieces. We specialize in diamond, sapphire, and emerald engagement and anniversary rings. We also carry exquisite island classics, including the Turk’s Head braided bracelet, Nautical Cable Collections, gem-set Sailors’ Valentines, and handwoven gold lightship basket jewelry. Also featured at JEWELERS’ GALLERY is an outstanding collection of beautifully designed jewelry by such leading goldsmiths as Ronald Pearson, Michael Good, Thomas Kruskal, and others. Each unique piece is skillfully crafted in platinum, 18K, or 14K gold and will be a treasured keepsake from historic Nantucket. JEWELERS’ GALLERY has been serving Nantucket since 1971. jewelersgallery.com

Jola

Passionate statements... Studio-Gallery of goldsmith and designer JOLAnta Gutnik

508-325-6999 29 Centre Street

Stop by JOLA’s jewelry design studio at 29 Centre Street to see her new NANTUCKET DOG TAGS, available in sterling silver or in gold. JOLA’s latest creations is ARROWHEAD JEWELRY

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in silver or gold, and MERMAIDS transformed into pendants and bracelets. JOLA invites you to view her jewelry designs in 18K and 14K gold, unusually combined with gems and pearls. Since Jola makes all of her goldsmithing on location, you may often witness the artist at work with the flaming torch. JOLA’s work shows a wide interest in different styles of jewelry...through balance, affirmation of life, and perfection, she manifests the power of Nature in her designs. The magic, mystery, and romance in JOLA’s work is inspired by 18th century art and jolasjewelry.com architecture...Come and discover the extraordinary...

The Love Shack

Open Daily 10 Old South Wharf Handcrafted pendants, charms, bracelets, cufflinks, rings & other jewelry LOLA™ pendants were made to wear and share. When you give a LOLA™ pendant you give a part of your heart, and your own connected story that goes with the giving. That’s why we offer beautiful, handmade packaging with a story card that goes with each piece. Our packaging is hand crafted just like our jewelry, using only recycled papers and natural ties. lolacompany.com

Nantucket Estate Jewelry and Fine Arts

Open Daily Jewelry, Lightship Baskets, Art, Scrimshaw, & more

508-228-0272 1 Orange Street

We feature fine estate jewelry in all price ranges - antique, vintage, and contemporary including designers such as Tiffany, Cartier, Bulgari, Roberto Coin, and David Yurman. We also sell sterling silver jewelry and flatware and hollowware. We also carry a large assortment of Nantucket baskets and carved Nantucket purses, as well as a fine selection of antique scrimshaw. We stock an assortment of quality art work, including antique paintings, nautical items, maps, and island works by local artists. Nantucketjewelryandart.com

Nantucket Pearl Company

Open daily. Gifts for everyone on your list! American made, hand-strung pearl jewelry

508-228-1353 online and at 40 Straight Wharf

Authentic American-made jewelry from quality pearls at affordable prices. Jewelry designer Pam Freitus creates unique jewelry from hand-picked pearls, stones, leather, crystals and glass. On some pieces, pearls are interspersed with turquoise, on others, the Ying and Yang of black and white is featured, or sapphire and diamond bling may be chosen to set off the soft reflection of the pearl’s whiteness. Look for Pam’s signature, a small red bead that identifies the piece as hers. NANTUCKET PEARL COMPANY jewelry is available exclusively at Hill’s of Nantucket, 40 Straight Wharf. nantucketpearls.com

R. Simantov Fine Jewelry

917-324-4410 2 South Beach Street

Open daily; appointments recommended contemporary jewelry masterpieces of lasting value

R. SIMANTOV is known for creating contemporary jewelry masterpieces of lasting value. The firm resurrects lost techniques from the past, utilizing the most exquisite materials and outstanding craftsmanship to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Works by R SIMANTOV have been recognized with international design awards and installed in permanent museum collections. R SIMANTOV’s masterpieces illustrate the playfulness and whimsical beauty that can be created with unique combinations of metals and precious stones. The resulting pieces are fine treasures reminiscent of classical styles, with touches of modern elegance. rsimantov.com

Susan Lister Locke Gallery

Inspired and Creative Jewelry New season, new look!

508-221-0531; 508-228-2132 28A Easy Street

Susan Lister Locke is an artist and jewelry designer living on Nantucket. First noted for her custom hand engraved Signet rings crafted in high karat gold, she went on to work directly with metal, incorporating designs with colorful & rare gemstones. Her Nantucket Sign Collection™ features a series of iconic Town signs with 34 favorite Nantucket areas, beaches and businesses that are fashioned as charms, cufflinks, & belt buckles. The Nantucket Sign Collection™ also includes her hand-engraved quarterboard bracelets in silver & gold as well as her Nantucket in Diamonds™ map of the island. Visit her gallery at 28A Easy Street. Contact Susan via email at  susie@susanlisterlocke.com or by phone at 508.221.0531 or 508.228.2132. susanlisterlocke.com

The Trinity Collection

Open Daily Vintage & Contemporary Watches and Exquisite Jewelry

508-228-7557 50 Main Street

THE TRINITY COLLECTION. Our shop offers an extensive collection of fine timepieces—classic designs with superb Swiss watchmaking. We specialize in fine watches such as: Franck Muller, Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin, Cartier, Audemars, Ulysse Nardin, Pierre Kunz, and Rolex, vintage and contemporary. We also offer fine jewelry, contemporary and estate. We take trades and are always looking to purchase timepieces.

Museums & Sites The Aquarium

Open Mon.-Sat. from 10 to 4 Touch tank, marine science education programs

508-228-9198 28 Washington Street

The AQUARIUM is one of several island sites dedicated to science and history operated by the Maria Mitchell Association. The island’s only public aquarium, it offers a touch tank, and many marine science education programs for all ages. Located on Nantucket Harbor at 28 Washington Street, it is open Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 4pm. The Maria Mitchell


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Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1902. Properties include: The Mitchell House, historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell; Hinchman House Natural Science Museum, Loines Observatory, Vestal Street Observatory, The Aquarium, and the new Science Center. Programs include: Nature Walks, Marine Ecology Trips, Discovery Classes, Lectures, Observatory Open Nights. mariamitchell.org

Egan Maritime Institute

508-228-2505 Open Daily 10am-5pm 158 Polpis Road, just 3.5 miles from Nantucket Town Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum The NANTUCKET SHIPWRECK & LIFESAVING MUSEUM is devoted to the history of Nantucket lifesaving, famous shipwrecks and rescues around the island, life-saving equipment, daily routine at life-saving stations, and the United States Coast Guard. Our family-friendly programs and more designed to appeal to all ages. The Museum shares the fascinating stories through permanent and changing interpretive exhibits, drawing on a collection of over 5,000 objects including period surfboats, beach carts, Fresnel lenses from Brant Point and Great Point lights, vintage photographs, short movies and more. $6 adults; $4 students 5 to 17; free for members and active duty Military. 158 Polpis Road. The Museum is an affiliate of the Egan Maritime eganmaritime.org Institute.

Maria Mitchell Association

Programs offered daily

508-228-9198 Science center, museums, programs for all ages

The Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) was founded in 1902 to preserve the legacy of Nantucket native astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and, above all, educator, Maria Mitchell who believed in “learning by doing.” The Association operates 2 observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, and preserves the historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell. A wide variety of science and history-related programming is offered throughout the year for people of all mariamitchell.org ages.

Nantucket Historical Association

Your portal to Nantucket history Nantucket’s #1 rated attraction!

508-228-1894 15 Broad Street

No trip to Nantucket is complete without a trip to the NANTUCKET WHALING MUSEUM . In this top-quality exhibition venue, visitors can see a 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, a restored 1847 candle factory, exquisite collections of scrimshaw, artwork, artifacts from centuries of Nantucket life, and a fully accessible rooftop observation deck with an unmatched panoramic view and cozy seating. Discover treasures from Nantucket’s cellars and attics in the newly redesigned, artifact-rich Hadwen & Barney Oil & Candle Factory. Don’t miss the new gateway film “Nantucket”, directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns. Showcasing the island’s natural beauty and its significant role in global history, this 51-minute film is a feast for the eyes, offering a transformative experience for islanders and visitors alike. All this and more can be found at the Nantucket Whaling Museum. nha.org

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

Open at 10 am New Exhibit: Wrecks & Relics: Discoveries from the Sea

508-228-1885 158 Polpis Road

The NANTUCKET SHIPWRECK & LIFESAVING MUSEUM is devoted to the history of Nantucket lifesaving, famous shipwrecks and rescues around the island, life-saving equipment, daily routine at life-saving stations, and the United States Coast Guard. Our family-friendly programs and more designed to appeal to all ages. The Museum shares the fascinating stories through permanent and changing interpretive exhibits, drawing on a collection of over 5,000 objects including period surfboats, beach carts, Fresnel lenses from Brant Point and Great Point lights, vintage photographs, short movies and more. $10 adults; $7 for seniors & college students; $5 for ages 6-17; and free for members, active duty Military, and kids under 6. 158 Polpis Road. The Museum is an affiliate of the Egan Maritime Institute. nantucketshipwreck.org

Nursery Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

Where Home & Garden Meet Outdoor & Indoor Furniture, Home Accessories, Garden Needs

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

arrowheadnursery.com ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM has a spacious garden center with a fabulous selection of plants, flowers, pottery, fountains, statues, garden structures, and garden accessories. In addition, their indoor showroom carries the largest selection of indoor & outdoor furniture on the island, featuring teak, aluminum patio sets and more. Stop by their location near the airport, just beyond A.K. Diamond’s restaurant, and browse through their wide variety of home accessories, including decorative items, table settings, indoor furniture, and unique gifts. ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM...where home and garden meet.

Shoes Island Cashmere

Open Daily Cashmere sweaters, accessories, shoes

508-228-7611 32 Centre Street

In addition to the most beautiful cashmere sweaters and accessories made from the finest Scottish yarns, ISLAND CASHMERE offers an extensive collection of French Sole shoes, Peace of Cloth pants, Fabrizio Gianni Jeans, “Pure Linen” shirts, and our unique “Hampton” leather bags imported directly from Italy.

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Open Daily 10am to 6pm Classic & Updated Accessories for Men & Women

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, where recreational shopping in this multilevel store is a real experience. MURRAY’S is multi-faceted. MURRAY’S is exciting. Go in and see their creatively designed displays of the newest in-season merchandise. MURRAY’S is fashion. Their buyers comb the markets for the tasteful assortment of clothes, shoes, and accessories they carry, all of which are tempered with a traditional, upbeat, and long lasting flair. See their full-page advertisement in this paper for the extensive lines of merchandise they carry. They also feature MURRAY’S Nantucket Reds™: the name of their exclusive pants, shorts, skirts and toddler overalls made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For well over 50 years these pants have been the mark of the “in-the-know” island lovers. MURRAY’S IS Nantucket. Nantucketreds.com

Nobby Shop

508-228-1030 17 Main Street Box 538, Nantucket, MA 02554

Open daily year-round Sportswear for all ages

Serving Nantucket since 1930, THE NOBBY CLOTHES SHOP has provided name-brand activewear, footwear, foul-weather gear, outerwear, and rugged workwear at affordable prices. Major credit cards accepted. Handicapped access. Open daily and year-round. Fax number: 508228-6568. nobbyshop.com

ViVi G Shoes

508-228-0411 25 Centre Street

Open daily Chic Shoes, Jewelry, Haute Handbags, and Accessories

Sherri and Jennifer Guggenheim needed to expand their shoe closets... And through expansion, the area’s go to mecca for the ultimate in shoes, handbags, jewelry, and accessories, blossomed. VIVI G SHOES constantly strives to deliver hard-to-find, unique, fashion forward merchandise in all price ranges. From comfortable run-around shoes to couture heels, day bags to evening clutches, fun costume jewelry to premier designer pieces, boots to flip flops...they have it all! Vivigshoes.com

Smoke Shop Gray Lady Smoke Shop

508-901-9399 Monday & Wednesday-Saturday from 10 amand from 12 noon on Sunday Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties! upstairs at 2 Union Street Gray Lady Smoke Shop is your island destination for all your smoke shop needs. We carry pipes, tobacco, handmade accessories, and by far the island’s largest selection of fine cigars. Whether you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment for your day at the beach or walk around town, Gray Lady Smoke shop has what you need.  Come see us upstairs at 2 union, or call to arrange a cigar bar for your next island event. AckGrayLady.com

Special Event Swim Across America

swimacrossamerica.org/nantucket

August 19: 4-mile swim; August 26: Kids’ Splash and 1/4-, 1/2-, 1-mile swims Relay Swim to Raise Funds to Fight Cancer Jetties Beach Swim Across America began as a relay swim from Nantucket to Hyannis and has evolved to 16 open water swims and dozens of pool swims around the country. We are continuing the tradition of SAA on Nantucket with another swim this August 27! Join hundreds of swimmers (including Olympians) at a gorgeous venue for a day to remember this August. Choose from 1/2 mile or 1 mile distance, or join the Kids’ Splash. Be a part of this landmark event this summer! Register for the Nantucket Open Water Swim at swimacrossamerica.org/nantucket

Sunglasses Summer Shades

Open daily The Island’s largest selection of sunglasses

508-325-5530 The Courtyard, Straight Wharf

Featuring sunglasses by Chanel, Oliver Peoples, Tory Burch, Maui Jims, Oakley, Salt, Ray Ban, Tom Ford, Smith, Costa, Persol, and many others. Summer Shades has been doing business on the island for more than 20 years. Visit us in our spacious downtown location: in the front shop of The Courtyard on Straight Wharf.

Theatre White Heron Theatre Company

Don’t miss SEAWIFE and ROMEO & JULIET Nantucket’s Professional Repertory Theatre

508-825-5268 5 North Water Street

WHITE HERON THEATRE is Nantucket’s only professional Equity theater company. They have a fabulous season planned for their new destination theatre space in the midst of the island’s historic district. Now in repertory: the part theatre and part folk concert “SeaWife” and a new musical adaptation of “Romeo & Juliet,” and the Long Wharf Theatre New Play Collaboration with Gordon Edelstein and a stellar cast. Tickets are on sale now for all performances! Founded


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Tours - Beach Great Point Natural History Tour

508-228-6799 Natural Discovery Tours Thurs-Mon 9am & 1pm at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Tours offered through mid-October Join our naturalist guide on an over-sand vehicle Natural History Tour through Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Witness Nantucket’s most expansive salt marsh, learn about the geology, ecology and history of this special place. We also offer Private Tours. Tours are offered Thursday-Monday at 9 am and again at 1 pm into October. See a side of the refuge you can’t see from your car! thetrustees.org/ccwr

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Tours - Bus Barrett’s Tours

508-228-0174 1-1/2 hr tour; daily at 9:30 am &12:30 pm from corner of Federal & Chestnut sts Private charters available for weddings and private charters BARRETT’S TOURS is a family-owned and operated company in business for more than 75 years. They operate comfortable, air-conditioned coaches. BARRETT’S tour buses have huge windows that afford views which can’t be matched. BARRETT’S TOURS has a tour every day at 9:30 am and at 12:30 pm that departs from the corner of Federal & Chestnut streets, right across from the Information Center. Tickets are available from the driver. Charter bus service for group tours, clambakes, and weddings also available. For tour info & reservations, call us at 508-228-0174. To charter a bus for a wedding or party, fax us your dates and times at 508228-3823, and BARRETT’S TOURS will call you back to make the arrangements.

Tours - Van Gail’s Tours, Inc.

508-257-6557 Call for pickup

Departures at approx. 10 am, 1 pm, & 3 pm Personal scenic Island tours: voted “Best of Nantucket”

GAIL’S TOURS, tours of Nantucket guided by native islander Gail Johnson who has been giving tours for more than 40 years, gives you a look at the Island with a personal touch. Gail leads tours in her 14-passenger deluxe Mercedes with comfortable individual seats, AC, huge windows, and leg room! She’ll pick you up at approximately 10 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm every day. The tour lasts 1-3/4 hours to 2 hours, and passengers are welcome at any time during Gail’s tour to get out to take photos. Private charters are available. Call for reservations.

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Tours - Walking

Nantucket Race Week

Guided Walking Tours 508-228-1894 Walking Tour offered by the Nantucket Historical Assoc. Departs at 11:15 am and 2:15 pm depart from Whaling Museum, 15 Broad St. Take a walk with the Nantucket Historical Association. Explore the ambiance of Nantucket’s cobbled streets and architecture with NHA guides trained in Nantucket history. Tours begin at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, rain or shine. Ticket, $10 adults, $4 for ages 6 to 17; under 6 free. Over 65 & students $8. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. nha.org

Nantucket Walkabout

508-422-7466

see website for hikes & times Book online & meet at Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington St Daily Guided Wilderness Hikes on Nantucket Explore Nantucket’s wilderness with “Walking Nantucket” and “Nantucket: A Natural History” author and naturalist Peter Brace, and learn how the last glacier formed the island. Experience wildlife and rare plants. Learn about Nantucket’s conservation efforts, ecology and the Native Americans that lived here. $40 adults, $20 age 12 & younger. Private hikes available. Apple Pay, Android Pay, MC, Visa, Amex, &Discover accepted. Get more information & reservations at nantucketwalkabout.com

Nantucket Walking Tours

See Calendar of Events for Tours & Times Scheduled tours & private tours

508-332-0953 Voted “Best of Nantucket”

The 3-time runner-up in the the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl and the most experienced walking tour guide on Nantucket is your guide for a wide array of informative and exciting tours: Historic Mansions & the 1746 Windmill, Great Writers on Nantucket, Notorious Nantucket, Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point, and the Original Nantucket Ghost Walk (since 1998, the most popular walking tour on Nantucket). Private tours and group rates are available. See the Events Calendar in this issue for dates, times & details.

Raven’s Walk

508-257-4586

See calendar of events for dates & times of walks Highlighted by The Boston Globe: “Best Walks in New England”

Awards

Community

Marine

Shipwreck

Fleet

Opera House

Sponsors

Boat

Competition

Bow

Harbor

Boom Catboats

Centerboard Ceremony Classic

Invitational

Mast Race

Rainbow

Jib

Recreational

Mainsail

Sailing

Keel

Regatta

Skipper Stern Tack

Wind

Wooden Yacht

Join your guide and her raven on one of her exciting adventures. Her History of Nantucket Walk, Widows Walk: The Remarkable Women of Nantucket, and Raven’s Night Walk are great for adults and families. Along the way, you will hear tales of Nantucket’s past infused with ghostly encounters that took place throughout the centuries. Or you’ll hear all about Nantucket’s beginnings, and its fascinating history. Kids will love Raven’s Pirate Walk to the Lighthouse with Tales of Pirates, Shipwrecks, & Ghost Ships, or they can learn to Become a Ghost Hunter or Become a Pirate Hunter. For details, dates, and times of walks, see the Calendar of events in this publication. ravens-walk.com

Transportation Boat Hy-Line Cruises

Travel daily; see schedule for times Reliable Fast Ferry service between Nantucket and Hyannis

508-228-3949 Straight Wharf

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the high level of customer service passengers have come to expect from HY-LINE CRUISES. You’ll cross the Sound in half the time! PLEASE SEE OUR SCHEDULE PRINTED HERE IN hy-linecruises.com YESTERDAY’S ISLAND FOR CURRENT DEPARTURES.

SeaStreak

1-800-262-8743 Ferry to Nantucket from New Bedford & NYC

Call for reservations Reliability, Luxury, Comfort

Travel in style on one of SeaStreak’s 400 passenger vessels, the largest, fastest, most luxurious catamarans in the New York Harbor! SeaStreak vessels offer 3 spacious decks, a full service cash bar, food concessions and flat screen TV’s with movie showings. No traffic, No stress! All summer long our ferries will depart from our NY/NJ docks on Friday afternoon and return from Martha’s Vineyard on Sunday. And Nantucket departures mean easy travel to Martha’s Vineyard then on to New York City! Call for details and reservations. seastreak.com

Steamship Authority

508-228-0262 1 Steamboat Wharf

Reservations: Daily: 7:30am - 4pm

Nantucket is located 26 miles from Cape Cod’s mainland port of Hyannis. Take a leisurely 2 hour and 15 minute voyage on our traditional ferries from Hyannis to Nantucket. Or ride in style and luxury on board our seasonal high-speed passenger-only ferry, the M/V Iyanough, which gets you to Nantucket in just one hour. steamshipauthority.com

Valet Parking, Luggage & Bag Check Valet Park of America

Need Daytime or Overnight Parking? Bag Check? We have a spot for you in downtown Nantucket!

5 Candle Street

Daily, weekly, and monthly parking passes are available at our safe and secure lot at 5 Candle St. Enjoy unlimited entry and exit, and overnight parking. Our lot is located just off of Main St, within close walking distance to many popular attractions. NEW FOR 2017: We also offer Bag & Luggage Storage services at this location: no need to lug your bags around town. We’ll take care of them, safely and securely, until you need them. For Event Valet Services, visit our website for details: valetparkofamerica.com

Watches The Trinity Collection Classic timepieces: vintage & contemporary

508-228-7557 50 Main Street

THE TRINITY COLLECTION. Our shop offers an extensive collection of fine timepieces—classic

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designs with superb Swiss watchmaking. We specialize in fine watches such as: Franck Muller, Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin, Cartier, Audemars, Graham, Panerai, Ulysse Nardin, Pierre Kunz, U Boat, and Rolex—vintage and contemporary. We also offer fine jewelry, contemporary and estate. We take trades and are always looking to purchase timepieces.

Weddings Nantucket Weddings 508-228-9165, ext. 101 Enter our Photo Contest www.NantucketWeddings.com All you need to plan a wedding, honeymoon, or anniversary This comprehensive website will guide you through all the steps to planning and holding a wedding on Nantucket. From getting the marriage license right through the honeymoon, you’ll find valuable information all in one easy-to-navigate location. SHARE THE LOVE by submitting your Engagment and Wedding Announcements FREE of charge! This website, beautifully illustrated by island photographers, has links to restaurants that host receptions and rehearsal dinners, lodging establishments, musicians, florists, and many others who will help make your day special.

Wine & Spirits Epernay Wine & Spirits 508-228-2755 Open Daily 10am-9pm; Order Online 24/7; Island Delivery 1 North Beach Street Largest Rosé Selection, Craft Beer, Boutique Liquors, Artisanal Cheese + Cigars The only Sommelier owned + operated wine store on Nantucket! Why trust your wine choices to anyone else?  ÉPERNAY WINE & SPIRITS is located in the Brant Point neighborhood, just steps from downtown near the White Elephant and Nantucket Hotel.  Join us for our complimentary wine tasting every Thursday from 5 - 7 pm.  Mention this ad for FREE DELIVERY (valid through 08.23.2017). @epernaywines | #YesWayEpernay epernaywines.com

Yoga Yoga with a View @ Children’s Beach

508-498-7475 Monday-Saturday at 7:30 am at the Bandstand at Children’s Beach Led by Bettina Broer, with 23 years teach experience Bettina Broer started practicing yoga in 1978 & has been teaching it for 23 years. Join her classes Mon-Sat from 7:30-8:30am on the bandstand at Children’s Beach. Adults $18; 10-pass $165; teens $15; kids $10. www.nantucketyogawithaview.com & find us on Facebook @ nantucket yoga with a view. nantucketyogawithaview.com

High Speed Ferry

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ROUTES/FARES: AIRPORT ROUTE.....$2.00 each way, 10am-6pm every 20 mins. from 6/17-9/4 MID-ISLAND LOOP.....$1.00 each way, 7am-11:30pm, every 30 mins. from 5/15-6/11 & 9/11-10/9; 7am-12am every 15 mins. from 6/12-9/4; 7am-12am every 15 mins. from 9/4-9/10 MIACOMET LOOP.....$1.00 each way, 7am-11:30pm, every 30 mins. from 5/15-6/11 & 9/4-10/9; 7am-12am every 20 mins. from 6/12-9/4; 7am-11:30pm every 20 mins. from 9/5-9/10 MADAKET ROUTE.....$2.00 each way, 7am-11:30pm, every 60 mins. from 5/22-6/18 & 9/5-9/10; every 30 mins. from 6/19-9/4 ’SCONSET VIA OLD SOUTH RD.....$2.00 each way, 7am-11:30pm, every 60 mins. 5/15-6/11 & 9/5-10/9; 7am-12am 6/12-9/4 (last bus leaves Sconset at 11:35pm and last bus leaves town at 12am) ’SCONSET VIA MILESTONE RD.....$2.00 each way, 7:15am-7:15pm every 60 mins. from 6/17-9/4 ’SCONSET VIA POLPIS RD.....$2.00 each way, 10am-6pm every 80 mins. from 6/24-9/4 SURFSIDE BEACH.....$2.00 each way, 10am-6pm every 40 mins. from 6/19-9/4 JETTIES BEACH ROUTE.....$1.00 each way, 10am-6pm every 30 mins. from 6/19-9/4

Schedule June 10 - September 4, 2017

Depart Nantucket

Arrive Hyannis

Depart Hyannis

Arrive Nantucket

9:55am

10:55am

8:30am

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11:00am 2:15pm 4:05pm

Half fares: 65 and older, individuals with disabilities, veterans & active military. Children 6 & under ride free. Change is only given in the form of a voucher for future rides only. Drivers do not make change.

5:45pm

DOWNTOWN BUS STOPS: Madaket & Jetties – Broad St, in front of the Whaling Museum • Airport, Surfside & Sconset via Polpis – Washington St. Mid-Island, Miacomet, Sconset via Old South Rd and Milestone Road – Washington Street, Greenhound Site Designated stops are conveniently located along the routes - look for grey posts with blue stripes.

*9:20pm

PARK & RIDE LOTS ARE AVAILABLE ALONG THE ROUTES: The Muse – 44 Surfside Rd • The Chicken Box – 5 Daves St • Faregrounds (7am-5pm) – 27 Fairgrounds Rd All buses carry 2 bikes and are handicap accessible. 1, 3, & 7 day passes for unlimited travel may be purchased aboard all buses. For complementary paratransit or TDD service call (508) 325-7516. Bus info (508) 228-7025. Riders Guides are available at NRTA 20R South Water St., Visitor Services 25 Federal St., Chamber of Commerce 0 Main St., Greenhound Building, on all buses, and at downtown stops. Information and amenities are available at the Greenhound Building on Washington Street, which is open from May 23-September 11, daily from 9:30am-6:30pm and September 12-October 10 from 10am-6pm

Real time info from your cell phone or computer at nrta.transloc.com For more information visit nrtawave.com, or email nrta@nantucket-ma.gov

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*Changes to 8:40pm & 10pm on Fridays only

Reservations strongly recommended

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MONDAY, AUGUST 21 SOLAR ECLIPSE WEEK HOSTED BY MARIA MITCHELL ASSOCIATION

Lectures & workshops to help people understand & appreciate this rare event on Aug. 21. Throughout the week, the MMA will give out free solar glasses to allow viewers an opportunity to safely view the eclipse; pick them up at 4 Vestal Street.

8 AM - Stump Swamp Guided Walkabout

A guided wilderness hike on the Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm trail with 2 island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point

A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at The White Elephant, $15. Cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953

8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour

Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

9 to 9:30 AM - Feeding Frenzy

Feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens to the public! This program is very popular, so pre register at www.mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington St. $12; $7 Members

9 to 11:30 AM - Art Camp - For Ages 6-8 with Rosemary Glidden

Explore creative possibilities of all kinds, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and more! Campers will explore a new theme each week, so join us for more than one week of fun! Tuition $240 & Materials $50 Register at nantucketarts.org, 508228-0722

9:30 to 10 AM - Carnivorous Critters

Before the museum opens see the animals eat: turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! Program is limited to 12 people, so pre-registration is required at mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198 $12; $7 MMA Members

10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour

Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm

10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point

See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm.

10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open

sions. 1 Backus Lane.

1:30 to 4 PM - Free Solar Eclipse Party

The Maria Mitchell Association will host an Eclipse Party at 4 Vestal Street: observe the partial solar eclipse with others. Watch NASA’s live stream and observe the sun through the MMA’s solar scope. MMA’s Director of Astronomy will be livestreaming from the path of totality in Oregon. Vestal Street Observatory.

1:30 to 4:30 PM - Hands on History for Children

Hands on History offers children & their companions the opportunity to create crafts inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection. Mondays craft is Whale Mobiles & Whirligigs. Free NHA members or with Museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street 508-228-1894

2 PM - Sankaty Bluff Guided Walkabout

A guided wilderness hike on the Sankaty Bluff trail. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

2 to 4 PM - Beach Discovery Field Trip

Go from interested beach visitor to expert beach comber! Learn how to identify the crabs, shells, sponges, and seaweed’s commonly found along the beach. Learn about the lives of these animals as we walk along one of Nantucket’s beautiful beaches. Pre-registration required sign up at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508228-9198. Limited to 30 people. $25; MMA members $10

2:15 to 3:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour

Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad St. Rain or shine. First come, first served.

3 PM - Jamie McLean Duo Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5 PM - Children’s Ghost Hunt in Nantucket Town

Join Robin & her raven, Edgar, as we embark upon our ghostly adventure. Put on your ghost hunter hats as we stop by houses that have stories to tell. Learn what to look for and how to become a Ghost Hunter. Bring whatever tools you may need for our search. The Ghost hunt is educational, exciting, & lots of fun. Adults, Seniors & Teens $15, Children $10. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations Required: 508-257-4586.

5 to 7 PM - Jacob Butler Performs Live

Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Front Porch - Live Music & Cocktails at The Nantucket Hotel

Delight in a great summer evening at The Nantucket Hotel. Enjoy the front porch, live music, cocktails & light bites menu event. Sip your favorite cocktails and sample lighter fare as you listen to live acoustic guitar music by Alan James. Afterward, have dinner at Breeze Restaurant at 77 Easton Street. For reservations, 508-2284730 OR fb@thenantuckethotel.com.

6 to 8 PM - Nantucket Pickleball

Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 per person. 82 Hinsdale Road.

6 to 8 PM - Complimentary Kids’ Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant

Dine as a family at Breeze Restaurant. Then, after your children are through eating, they can join Kid’s Deck team members for a free, supervised “Make your own S’mores” and coloring activity, while you liner over dinner or enjoy a cocktail. The Kids’ Deck program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to pre-teen. For reservations, 508-228-4730. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street.

Nantucket’s world-class museum devoted to Nantucket history at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894

7 PM - Sunset Sail aboard the Endeavor

Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck and others were inspired by this magical island on this 2/3 mile, 90 minute stroll. $20 Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) and Teens & $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Federal & India Streets, by Atheneum fence. Arrive 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953

6:30 to 8 PM - Drop-in Figure Drawing

Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather.

7 to 8 PM - Nantucket Toastmasters

10:30 AM - Great Writers on Nantucket

11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open

11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour

Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations first come, first served.

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Free Fire Truck Ride to Breeze Restaurant for Lunch

Hop aboard our antique fire truck for a complimentary tour through Town and ride to Breeze restaurant for lunch and your favorite cocktail on their indoor/outdoor Breeze Terrace. Departs from Visitors Services Bureau on Federal Street at 11:30 am & 12:30 pm to Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel at 77 Easton Street. Reservations encouraged 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com

1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point with Shearwater Excursions

See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

1:30 to 2:50 PM - Public Skating at Nantucket Ice

$5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating ses-

August 17-23, 2017

Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks of Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. 508-228-5585. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. Sharpen your skills in this weekly drop-in class drawing the nude figure. Bring your drawing materials. Drawing boards and easels provided. Students must be at least 18 years old to attend this class. Pay at the door: $20 ($10 for AAN members). Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. 508-228-0722 A public speaking club that develops communication & leadership skills in a safe place and encouraging environment. All welcome at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington Street 508-901-3367

7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions

Bring snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.

7 to 9 PM - Summer Sunset Series

An evening of music by Nantucket’s own reggae band Foggy Roots on the Whaling Museum’s gorgeous rooftop observation deck. Enjoy stunning views of the sunset on Nantucket Harbor and an evening of unforgettable music. Tickets are $20 and include light nibbles. Cash bar. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

7:30 PM - NTI Student Production of “The Nantucket Mixtape”

Nantucket Theatre Institute and Nantucket Music Center students will show a moving presentation of music, theatre and dance. These students spent 7 weeks training and creating their own showcase. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org.

8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past

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8 to 9:15 PM - Geschke Lecture: Richard Haass

Dr. Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, publisher, and educational institution dedicated to being a resource to help people better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Held at Unitarian Church. Tickets $25 www.nantucketatheneum.org

8:45 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

The Original Nantucket Ghost walk begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s most famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is one mile long and lasts 80 minutes. No reservations necessary, $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens and $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 15 minutes early. 508-332-0953

9 to 10:30 PM - Open Night at Loines Observatory

Professional astronomers will show you an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies & more. Held at the Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street Extension. Weather permitting. $10; MMA members Free.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 7 to 10 AM - Early-Bird Bird Walks with Field Ornithologist Ginger Andrews

August 17-23, 2017

8:30 to 10:30 AM - Nantucket Pickleball

Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 per person. 82 Hinsdale Road.

9 AM - Children’s Adventure: Become a Pirate Hunter on the Endeavor

Join Pirate Robin aboard the Endeavor & learn about pirate life and become Pirate Hunters. The adventure ends with a pirate map & search for treasure. Best for ages 3-5; adult must accompany child. $38. Meet at The Endeavor’s Slip # 1015 on the Straight Wharf. For Reservations: 508-228-5585

9 to 9:30 AM - Feeding Frenzy

Feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens to the public! This program is very popular, so pre register at www.mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington St. $12; $7 MMA.

9:45 to 10:30 AM - Music in the Morning

Join Lizza for fun and engaging songs, singing games and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Appropriate for ages 2 - 7, Space is limited. Tickets available the day of the program when the library opens. Free Event. Held at The Nantucket Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street

10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour

Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a 1-hour narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm

10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

A boutique birding experience: After a brief visit to the Museum’s ornithology collection, you will head out to some of the best birding areas around town. MMA Preregistration required 508-228-9198 $45; MMA Members $30

10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point

Explore this former farm along Hummock Pond, now Land Bank property. Hummock Pond is a glacial meltwater river bed, home to painted & snapping turtles, ospreys, and mute swans. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

10 AM to 12 PM - Nantucket Native American Legends

8 AM - Guided Walkabout at Gardner Farm

8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill

A 2 mile, 45 minute, nonstop exercise walk, with historic commentary. Past historic mansions of Nantucket. $15, cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise the harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

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Who was Mashop? What are Puckwudgies? Come learn about the legends of the Wampanoag Indians who inhabited Nantucket. Children will read and discuss legends – including Maria Mitchell’s poem about the Wampanoag – create their own Wampanoag story bag and other Native American related crafts. Ages 7-10 $50; $35 MMA Members. Register at mariamitchell.org or 508.228.2896.

10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open

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10:30 AM - Children’s Pirate Walk & Treasure Hunt

3 to 4 PM - Family Art Class with Bethany Oliver

August 17-23, 2017

Young artists + caregivers, will explore various multimedia art stations at their own pace in this inspiring class. $20 per day; $10 members. Held at AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722

5 to 7 PM - Jacob Butler Performs Live

Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

Pirate Robin takes you on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. During the walk, you will hear tales of infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, lost sailing ships and pirate treasure. On our treasure hunt we will use tools on our search of lost and buried treasure. Adults $20, Children $15. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations Required: 508-257-4586.

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Front Porch - Live Music & Cocktails at The Nantucket Hotel

A 2/3 mile, 90 minute historic walk through the beautiful village of Siasconset. $20 adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. No reservations necessary. Catch the 10:15 am bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington Street for 20 minute ride to Siasconset. Meet guide at rotary bulletin board in Sconset. 508-332-0953.

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Teen Improv

10:45 AM - Glorious ‘Sconset

11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open

Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather.

11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour

Savor August! Enjoy it at The Nantucket Hotel. Enjoy the Front Porch - Live Music, Cocktails & Light Bites Menu event! Sip your favorite cocktails and sample lighter fare as you listen to live piano music by Matthew Hutchinson. Afterward, join us for dinner at Breeze Restaurant, located at 77 Easton Street. For reservations 508228-4730 OR fb@thenantuckethotel.com Teen Improv with Jasper Young. Come & get your funny on! Learn & play improv games that are useful for drama, dance & everyday life. No experience necessary Free for teens grades 6-12. Held at The Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India Street. Registration is required at www.nantucketatheneum.org Or 508-228-1110

6 to 7 PM - Yoga for Teens

Free yoga class with instructor Marjory Trott for yogis 11-18 years of age. No reservation required, but class size is limited to first 10 students. Held at The Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.

Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations first come, first served.

6 to 8 PM - Complimentary Kids’ Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant

Hop aboard our antique fire truck for a complimentary tour through Town and ride to Breeze restaurant for lunch and your favorite cocktail on their indoor/outdoor Breeze Terrace. Departs from Visitors Services Bureau on Federal Street at 11:30 am & 12:30 pm to Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel at 77 Easton Street. Reservations encouraged 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com

7 PM - Sunset Sail aboard the Endeavor

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Free Fire Truck Ride to Breeze Restaurant for Lunch

1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point

See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

1:30 to 2:50 PM - Public Skating at Nantucket Ice

Dine as a family at Breeze Restaurant. Then, after your children are through eating, they can join Kid’s Deck team members for a free, supervised “Make your own S’mores” and coloring activity, while you liner over dinner or enjoy a cocktail. The Kids’ Deck program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to pre-teen. For reservations, 508-228-4730. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street. Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks of Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

6:30 to 8:30 PM - Mixed Media Collage with Ellen O’Shea

Create new works of art using pieces from your recycled drawings, paintings, and photos. Learn to compose a strong composition using your artwork, watercolor and acrylic paints, while viewing works by master artists. We will be using watercolor or acrylic paint in the works if you choose. $180; $160 members & Materials $15. Held at AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. 508-228-0722

$5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. 1 Backus Lane.

7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions

Hands on History offers children & their companions the opportunity to create crafts inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection. Tuesdays craft is Arrowheads & Coral Necklaces. Free NHA members or with Museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street 508-228-1894

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “Romeo & Juliet”

1:30 to 4:30 PM - Hands on History for Children

2 PM - Polpis Harbor & Quaise Guided Walkabout

Inhale the pungent, sweet odor of the salt marsh while exploring Polpis Harbor’s shores and meadows. Learn how a massive chunk of glacial ice formed Polpis Harbor, how salt marshes evolved on Nantucket, what lives in them and how the Native Americans and European settlers utilized the natural resources in and around Polpis Harbor for their survival. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

2 to 4 PM - Makerspace for Teens - Summer Memory Book

Keep all your summer memories in a book that you make yourself. No experience required. All tools & materials will be supplied. Free for teens grades 6-12, held at The Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street

2 to 5 PM - Weekly Painting with Victoria Harvey

If you have always wanted to paint, feel a bit rusty, or need new inspiration, this is the class for you. Classes can be taken individually or as a series. Each week work from a new still life or bring a reference / photo to work from. $85; $75 members. Held at AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. 508-228-0722

2:15 to 3:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour

Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations first come, first served.

2:30 to 3 PM - Meet the Animals

The Science Museum is home to frogs, turtles, snakes, and insects that you can safely touch in this unique program. If you love animals, this is a great way to learn about them up close. Pre-registration is required, sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. $12; MMA members $7

2:30 to 4 PM - Snake Slithers

We’ll learn about which snakes call the LLNF property their home. You can help us find, count, and measure snakes in our ongoing project to document populations at LLNF. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes. This is a family program. $10; Free Members Registration required llnf.org or 508-325-0873

3 PM - Jamie McLean Duo Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

Bring snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Brilliant, youth driven, exciting. Originally commissioned by Lincoln Center Education, Psittacus Productions’ “Romeo & Juliet” is a brand new, hour-long, musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterwork. Featuring a nimble ensemble of five performers, the piece incorporates live music, intricate choreography, spare, inventive staging, and Shakespeare’s timeless poetry. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org.

8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past

A haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. During our walk, you will hear about Nantucket’s fascinating history and the ghostly tales of its past. We visit the houses that have stories to tell, and you will view the mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal Streets. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10.

8 PM - “Top Hat” (1935)

Movie showing in Sconset Casino at 8 pm, 10 New Street, Sconset. $5

8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route

A 1 and 1/3 Mile, 90 minute eerie evening stroll featuring the Old North Burial Ground, the Oldest House and Nantucket’s 2 most haunted hotels. Since 1998 led by the original guide. $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+), Teens and $5 Kids (7-12) Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Streets,by bank steps 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 8 to 10 AM - NHA Member Morning: “Out of the Box”

Members of the Nantucket Historical Association are invited to join NHA staff for a behind-the-scenes tours of iconic NHA sites & offerings. Member Mornings are open to NHA Members. Space is limited, so reservations are required: 508-2281894, ext 116 or email membership@nha.org. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street

8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Smooth Hummocks

See this rare and fascinating island ecosystem with rare wildflowers & grasses. Reserve: 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com

8 to 11 AM - Birding Field Trip

Learn about local breeding birds, migration, how to identify birds, and enjoy exploring Nantucket. Limited number of binoculars available to borrow. $10; Farrive 15 minutes early at Linda Loring Nature Foundation, 110 Eel Point Road

8 AM to 2 PM - Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions

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Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

8:30 AM - Hidden Parks of Nantucket Town

A 2 mile, 45 minute, nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary through the most beautiful hidden parks of Nantucket town. $15. Cash only. No reservations necessary. Arrive at 8:20 am at Centre & Main sts. by bank steps. 508-332-0953.

8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour

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Lab at The Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St.

1:30 to 4:30 PM - Hands on History for Children

Hands on History offers children & their companions the opportunity to create crafts inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection. Wednesdays craft is Scrimshaw. Free NHA members or with Museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Held at The Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street 508-228-1894

Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

2 PM - Guided Walkabout at Gardner Farm

Feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens to the public! This program is very popular, so pre register at www.mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198. Held at Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington Street. $12; $7 MMA Members

2:15 to 3:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour

9 to 9:30 AM - Feeding Frenzy

9 to 11:30 AM - Art Camp - For Ages 6-8 with Rosemary Glidden

Explore creative possibilities of all kinds, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and more! Campers will explore a new theme each week, so join us for more than one week of fun! Tuition $240 & Materials $50 Held at AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722

9:30 to 10 AM - Carnivorous Critters

Before the museum opens see the animals eat: turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! Program is limited to 12 people, so pre-registration is required at mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198 $12; $7 MMA Members

10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour

Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm

10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

10 AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip

What sea creatures live in Nantucket Harbor? Find out as you help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in their shapes, colors, and habits. This program is part of a long term research project is interesting for adults and children alike. Limited to 30 people, so preregistration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. $25; MMA Members $10

10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open

Nantucket’s world-class museum devoted to Nantucket history at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894

10:30 AM - Raven’s Walk: The History of Nantucket

Explore this former farm along Hummock Pond, now Land Bank property. Hummock Pond is a glacial meltwater river bed, home to painted & snapping turtles, ospreys, and mute swans. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations first come, first served.

5 PM - Children’s Ghost Hunt in Nantucket Town

Join Robin & her raven, Edgar, as we embark upon our ghostly adventure. Put on your ghost hunter hats as we stop by houses that have stories to tell. Learn what to look for and how to become a Ghost Hunter. Bring whatever tools you may need for our search. The Ghost hunt is educational, exciting, & lots of fun. Adults, Seniors & Teens $15, Children $10. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations Required: 508-257-4586.

5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live

Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street.

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Front Porch - Live Music & Cocktails at The Nantucket Hotel

Spend a fantastic August evening relaxing at The Nantucket Hotel. Enjoy the Front Porch - Live Music, Cocktails & Light Bites Menu event! Sip your favorite cocktails and sample lighter fare as you listen to live piano music by Mollie Glazer. Afterward, join us for dinner at Breeze Restaurant, located at 77 Easton Street. For reservations 508-228-4730 OR fb@thenantuckethotel.com

6 to 8 PM - Complimentary Kids’ Deck Program at Breeze Restaurant

Dine as a family at Breeze Restaurant. Then, after your children are through eating, they can join Kid’s Deck team members for a free, supervised “Make your own S’mores” and coloring activity, while you liner over dinner or enjoy a cocktail. The Kids’ Deck program is geared to children ages 3 (and toilet trained) to pre-teen. For reservations, 508-228-4730. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort, 77 Easton Street.

6:30 PM - Film for Thought: “Sidemen: Long Road to Glory”

In the summer of 2008, a group of legendary bluesmen, some of the last surviving members of the Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters bands, were brought together by director Scott Rosenbaum in his feature film, The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Showing at The Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. $14 Adult; $11 Senior & Child

A walk though Nantucket’s fascinating past. Hear about the founding settlers, Mary Coffin Starbuck and the impact of Quakerism, whaling as a global economy, the effects of 3 wars, and the tragedy of the whale ship Essex. Meet at the corner of Main & Federal Streets by The Hub. $20; Seniors & Teens $15; Kids $10.

6:30 PM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Shawkemo Hills Sunset Walk

Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3 mile, 80 minute walking tour. For ages 13+ $20, $15 Age 65+ & Teens. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre Streets by bank steps 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953

7 PM - Sunset Sail aboard the Endeavor

10:30 AM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour

10:30 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing with David Cleveland

Meet the author of “Time’s Betrayal” at a book signing in Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open

Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather.

11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour

Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations first come, first served.

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Free Fire Truck Ride to Breeze Restaurant for Lunch

Hop aboard our antique fire truck for a complimentary tour through Town and ride to Breeze restaurant for lunch and your favorite cocktail on their indoor/outdoor Breeze Terrace. Departs from Visitors Services Bureau on Federal Street at 11:30 am & 12:30 pm to Breeze at The Nantucket Hotel at 77 Easton Street. Reservations encouraged 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com

12:30 to 1:30 PM - Wellness Wednesday

Join wellness expert Joanna Roche for a session and a healthy lunch. Today: Finding Creativity & Inspiration. Tickets $45; nantucketculinary.com or 508-228-2665.

1:30 to 2:50 PM - Public Skating at Nantucket Ice

$5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. 1 Backus Lane.

1:30 to 3 PM - Writing Group

Jan Glitzenstein leads a writing group open to the public. Held at The Learning

A hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks of Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

7 to 8 PM - “Plastic Pollution - A Global Problem with Local Solutions”

Join Laura Ludwig from the Center for Coastal Studies Marine Plastics Program and self-proclaimed “plastic reduction practitioner” to learn about regional initiatives addressing plastic pollution, including bag and polystyrene bans, recycling programs, infrastructure and transportation ideas, and policy prospects. In the Maria Mitchell Assn. Science Center, 33 Washington Street. Admission $10.

7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions

Bring snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “Seawife”

A musical tale of monumental scope inspired by the stories of sailors & captains who sailed the whaling ships of old Nantucket. Percy, a sailor with talent, rises to become the whaling era’s greatest hero. An original musical by The Lobbyists. A treat for the whole family. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268.

8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past

A haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. During our walk, you will hear about Nantucket’s fascinating history and the ghostly tales of its past. We visit the houses that have stories to tell, and you will view the mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal Streets. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10.

8 to 9:15 PM - Geschke Lecture: Making a Difference in Africa

Three dynamic leaders share their experiences with nonprofit organizations which impact literacy, health care and economic innovation in Africa. Held at Great Harbor Yacht Club, 96 Washington Street Ext. Tickets $25 www.nantucketatheneum.org continued on page 54


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8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route

gram is part of a long term research project is interesting for adults and children alike. Limited to 30 people, so preregistration is required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. $25; MMA Members $10

10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open

Nantucket’s world-class museum devoted to Nantucket history at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894

A 1 and 1/3 Mile, 90 minute eerie evening stroll featuring the Old North Burial Ground, the Oldest House and Nantucket’s 2 most haunted hotels. Since 1998 led by the original guide. $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+), Teens and $5 Kids (7-12) Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Streets,by bank steps 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953

10:30 AM - Children’s Pirate Walk & Treasure Hunt

Nantucket Harbor teams with marine life at night that is not visible in the day. Join our Aquarium staff to learn about the fish, squid, crabs, and more that come out to feed at night in the shallow water. Limited to 20 people, so Preregistration required. Sign up online at www.mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. $20.

10:45 AM - Glorious ‘Sconset

9 to 10 PM - Night Marine Ecology Field Trip

9 to 10:30 PM - Open Night at Loines Observatory

Professional astronomers will show you an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies & more. Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street Extension. Weather permitting. $10; MMA members Free.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 7 AM - Wing Day at Easy Street Cantina

A basket of 16 jumbo wings for $12.95; half basket for $8.95: buffalo, barbecue, teriyaki, or plain. At Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy & Broad Streets.

2 PM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Shawkemo Hills

From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor & inner harbor shores. From a low spot along the trail discover how the glacier shaped the hills and dells of this north central part of the island. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com.

8:30 AM - Nantucket’s Historic Mansions & America’s Oldest Windmill

August 17-23, 2017

Pirate Robin takes you on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. During the walk, you will hear tales of infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, lost sailing ships and pirate treasure. On our treasure hunt we will use tools on our search of lost and buried treasure. Adults $20, Children $15. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations Required: 508-257-4586. A 2/3 mile, 90 minute historic walk through the beautiful village of Siasconset. $20 adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. No reservations necessary. Catch the 10:15 am bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington Street for 20 minute ride to Siasconset. Meet guide at rotary bulletin board in Sconset. 508-332-0953.

11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open

Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather.

11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour

Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations first come, first served.

1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point

See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

3 time runner up in Nantucket’s History Quiz Bowl for the brisk 2 mile, nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down hidden lanes and streets, past the whaling mansions, out to the 1746 windmill and back to town. $15, cash only. Meet at Main & Centre sts, by bank steps 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953

1:30 to 4:30 PM - Hands on History for Children

Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

2:15 to 3:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour

8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour

8:30 to 9:30 AM - Coaching at the Corner

Get a great start to your Thursday mornings - join Nantucket’s Professional Certified Coach Marsha Egan, PCC, upstairs at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. Discussions start at 8:30 am sharp. $15 at the door. Today’s Topic: Your Network & Your Net Worth

8:30 to 10:30 AM - Nantucket Pickleball

Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 per person. 82 Hinsdale Road.

9 AM - Children’s Adventure: Become a Pirate Hunter on the Endeavor

Join Pirate Robin aboard the Endeavor & learn about pirate life and become Pirate Hunters. The adventure ends with a pirate map & search for treasure. Best for ages 3-5; adult must accompany child. $38. Meet at The Endeavor’s Slip # 1015 on the Straight Wharf. For Reservations: 508-228-5585

9 to 9:30 AM - Feeding Frenzy

Feed the ever hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens to the public! This program is very popular, so pre register at www.mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198. Held at Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington Street. $12; $7 MMA Members

9 AM to 1 PM - Theorem Painting

Create a pair of botanical paintings on velvet using stencils. Theorem painting dates back to the early 1800s when this technique was used as part of a girl’s curriculum in finishing school. Theorem painting using both mediums is now one of the categories in the Historical Society of Early American Decoration. $300 all materials provided, preregistration required: 508-228-1894.

10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour

Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm

10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor

Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point

See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm.

10 AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip

What sea creatures live in Nantucket Harbor? Find out as you help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in their shapes, colors, and habits. This pro-

Hands on History offers children & their companions the opportunity to create crafts inspired by artifacts in the NHA collection. Thursdays craft is Tea Cups & Dancing Masks. Free NHA members or with Museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street 508-228-1894 Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations first come, first served.

3 to 4 PM - Family Art Class with Bethany Oliver

Young artists + caregivers, explore various multimedia art stations at their own pace in this inspiring class. $20 per day; $10 members. Held at AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722

3 to 5 PM - Plein Air Force

Get out & Paint. Capture the beauty of the island in this free, weeky meeting series. Call for location 508-228-0722 Free for all

4:30 PM - Buckle & Shake Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5 to 7 PM - Great Point Circle Annual Lighthouse Celebration

Bring a beach chair and enjoy a family friendly festive reception featuring islandinspired fare and guided tours of Great Point Lighthouse. Guests must have an oversand vehicle permit to get to the event. Tickets at thetrustees.org/lighthousecelebration $100 per adult; free for under 12 years of age. 978.921.1944 x1836

5 to 7 PM - Wine Tasting at Epernay

Join the sommelier at Epernay Wine & Spirits for a complimentary tasting. 1 North Beach Street, near The Nantucket Hotel and The White Elephant. epernaywines.com

5 to 8 PM - Sculpture Show at Hostetler Home

Join Susan Hostetler in her private home for a showing of sculpture: Mentor/Protege: Sculptures of David Hostetler & John Evans. Hosted at 13 Upper Tawpawshaw, Middle Moors

6 PM - Ben Phillips Underwater Photography - Massachusetts to Manila

Nantucket’s own international adventurer and photographer Ben Phillips as he invites us under the waves. From the waters in Southeast Asia to those waters surrounding Nantucket, Phillips’ filming and photography bring us closer to some of the deep water’s most diminutive dwellers and some of its most magnificent creatures. Showing at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. $10; NHA Members Free

6 to 7:30 PM - Free LVA English Classes

The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class every Thursday. The class is open to all, conducted in English, and no preregistration is required. Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India Street

7 PM - Sunset Sail aboard the Endeavor

Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks of Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.


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scale. The Food Rescue volunteers pick up food from participating businesses and other locations to reallocate to Nantucket Food Pantry, The Homestead, and Academy Hill, and more. “We are picking up food that would normally end up in the dumpster at some point—it’s edible, sound food that they don’t want to keep on their shelves for whatever reasons,” said Gary Langley, chairman of Food Rescue Nantucket. “Usually it’s just a day old, and sometimes it’s the same day, so there’s no issue with quality. Nonetheless food retailers end up dumping it.” Food Rescue Nantucket is working on three main initiatives to help reduce food waste. The nonprofit’s first initiative, in collaboration with Wauwinet Land Owners Association, features installed bins intended as collection points for dropping off non-perishable and unopened food left over from weekly renters in that area. “There are opportunities all over the island to start capturing food before it ends up in the dumpster and we’re only scratching the surface,” said Langley. “We are continually investigating new ways to expand.” The project is still in its trial stages, and organizers hope it will eventually be used by more people in the area. The bins are located at Squam Road and Crow’s Nest Way. They remains unlocked from mid-afternoon Friday to Saturday afternoon. If the project is a success, the goal will be to set up bins in more neighborhoods and areas on the island. “This [project] is a very logical one because there are hundred of rentals obviously every week all over the island so we are excited about this really expanding itself into something substantial,” said Langley. Food Rescue Nantucket is currently collecting and redistributing 400 to 500 pounds of food each week. However, they would like to see the amount increase through their second initiative, the “gleaning project,” which was created to make school lunches. Gleaning is gathering the fallen or extra produce from harvests and farms once the farmer has gone through their crops. With help of local farms, Food Rescue Nantucket will take the leftover produce to process it into lunches.

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“We’ll collect [the produce] and we have a bunch of volunteers ready to go to the cafeteria,” said Langley. “Linda Peterson is the food service director and she has the license to be able to do it.” Food insecurity increases during summer because there are no classes, which means no school lunches for students. The Nantucket Food Pantry helps 75 to 100 families in the winter—during the summer months, this number increases to 150 to 200 families. “On Nantucket, even though this is a wealthy island, there is a lot of food insecurity here,” said Langley. Food Rescue Nantucket’s third initiatives involves a research study that is to be performed by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Food Rescue Nantucket partnered with Nantucket Food Pantry and Sustainable Nantucket to get information from that study on all the current and potential agricultural land and the state of food growing, distribution and waste on-island. “So all these of these organizations—us, Food Pantry, and Sustainable— all have goals that interlace and overlap each other,” said Langley. Food Rescue Nantucket is curious about all the locations and businesses that touch food from a retail point of view. This data may include people who sell, eat, grow, and distribute food and every aspect of the “food chain.” By getting the facts regarding food and land, these organizations can evolve to make help people more efficiently and even assist the organizations to apply for grants later on. The study will take place in October and the data should be revealed by December. “The idea of doing the basic research is that we need to find out what's happening on the island now so it will set the stage for us to go forward and probably do three or four more annual studies with WPI,” said Langley. “This is only the beginning.” Anyone interested in helping to fight the issues of food insecurity and food waste on Nantucket, call Food Rescue Nantucket at 508-221-8282 or email gary@blinddogphoto.com. Individuals can volunteer time or donate food. Businesses and other local organizations are also encouraged to partner with Food Rescue Nantucket to help reduce their ecological impact while helping others.

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