Yesterday's Island/Today's Nantucket, Vol. 52, Issue #16, September 29 - November 16, 2022

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SEPT. 29-NOV. 16, 2022 • FREE! • CELEBRATING 52 YEARS! • ISLAND MAPS • CONTESTS

Todays Nantucket

Volume: 52 Number: 16 • Est. 1970 • Dining Guide • Advertiser Directory • YesterdaysIsland.com 2022 Photo Contest Issue - See winners and runners-up inside! photo by Mark Curran of New York, New York

In this issue...

photo by Michael Torrisi

Celebrating the Old Mill… see page 4

How Deer Got to Nantucket… see page 9

The Downyflake...see page 28


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The Winners Are...

For about 30 years we have been inviting island residents and visitors to enter our annual Nantucket Photo Contest. Our readers enthusiastically participate, mailing—and now emailing—to us their favorite views of Nantucket Island at all times of the year. More than 650 photos were entered in our 2022 contest, all but one taken on Nantucket. (It’s hard to fool our judges!) We had several entries from shutterbugs who traveled internationally to visit Nantucket: the farthest distance traveled was from Johannesburg, South Africa. Many of the images were taken at sunset, plenty were of fun at the beach, a few were snow scenes, and we had far fewer selfies submitted this year than last. More entries were photos of events, reflecting the fact that in-person festivals and celebrations have returned to the island. This year just two people mailed in their photos: all other participants used their cell phones and emailed their entries to us at ackphotocontest@gmail.com. Please remember to send us your photo and not a screen capture of your photo. This year’s winning photo of Sankaty Lighthouse was taken by Cameron Parnoff, who was visiting from Connecticut. The vote was unanimous: our judges loved how the photographer captured the glow along the horizon just after Nantucket’s “golden hour.” Second place this year went to Siasconset resident James Gallen. His drone shot of a summer day at 40th Pole, a favorite island beach among locals, depicts all the fun: tailgating, swimming, boating, picnicking, flying kites... you can almost hear the surf and the laughter. Many of the photos that were entered are printed in this issue: more are posted on the Insider’s Guide to Nantucket: Nantucket.net, just click on the banner link on the home page. To the many photographers who did not receive a prize or honorable mention: don’t give up, there’s always another chance to win—we’ve already received entries for the 2023 Nantucket Photo Contest. Email your high resolution photos of Nantucket Island during any season and depicting Nantucket life to us at ackphotocontest@gmail.com. Check for your photo entry online at Nantucket.net or at YesterdaysIsland.com. Your Nantucket photo may appear on a cover next season or in a blog post, and follow us on Instagram @nantucket_insider.

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Celebrating History

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On Saturday, October 22 from 11 am to 4 pm, the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) will host a fun-filled family program celebrating the 125th anniversary since the organization purchased the Old Mill in 1897. The event will be held at the Old Mill at 50 Prospect Street and is free for all attendees. Built in 1746 by a Nantucket sailor who had spent time in Holland, the Old Mill is the only surviving mill of four “smock mills” that once stood overlooking Nantucket town. There was a fifth Nantucket mill called “Round-Top Mill” on the site of the present New North Cemetery. Smock mills are built to withstand strong winds in exposed locations. They have a fixed-body containing machinery and a cap that turns to face the sails into the wind. During both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, the vanes on the mills on the Popsquatchet Hills were turned in one direction or another to warn Nantucketers at sea of British privateers maneuvering nearby. A local legend has it that during the Revolution a cannonball shot from a man-of-war passed through the mill and landed within a foot of the miller. The Old Mill was sold for twenty dollars in 1828 to Jared Gardner in deplorable condition for use as “firewood.” But instead of dismantling it, Gardner, who was a carpenter by trade, restored the mill to working condition capable of grinding corn. The mill was sold once again in 1866 to John Francis Sylvia, who operated it for many years with his assistant Peter Hoy, until it fell into disuse in 1892. When the mill appeared on the auction block in 1897, the Nantucket Historical Association, found just a few years prior, was able to secure the mill with a successful bid of $885. Believed to be the oldest American windmill in continuous operation, the Old Mill was designated an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark in 1992. During the program on October 22, attendees can participate in familyfriendly activities exploring the history and operation of the mill, including demonstrations and artifact tables. Crafts featuring the mill and utilizing corn byproducts will also be offered. Members of the Wampanoag tribe are returning to Nantucket to participate in this celebration and share several native traditions around harvest. Locally owned Snick Snack food truck will be selling concessions, including special cornmeal-based nibbles just for the program. “The NHA is thrilled to offer this festive and educational program to the public, providing an opportunity to learn about the history of the Old Mill, observe how it was and is operated, and become acquainted with how different Nantucket communities recognized harvest season. We warmly invite all from the community to join the NHA in celebrating the 125th anniversary year of this iconic island site!” says Jocelyn Wong, NHA Community Outreach Coordinator.


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Wet Paint Weekend October 7-9

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The Artists Association of Nantucket will host their annual Wet Paint Weekend this autumn on October 7, 8, and 9, with free events each day and a ticketed celebratory dinner to end the event on Sunday, October 9 in the Nantucket Yacht Club. For 2022, this AAN event will honor local artist John Lochtefeld. Lochtefeld has been painting and printmaking on Nantucket for more than 50 years and Fair Street has been his home since 1973. He is well-known for his talents in a wide range of work: woodcuts, intaglio prints, watercolors, oils, and sculptures in wood. Speaking about his art, John Lochtefeld once said: “My work often has the quality of folk tales, but they are my tales.” His art is rich with the images of the unconscious and the fanciful. For dates, times, and details on all this year’s Wet Paint events and for tickets to the Wet Paint Dinner, visit Nantucketarts.org/events/wet-paint.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Is Open Hear dramatic tales of Nantucket’s heroic lifesavers and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on their beautiful property near Folger’s Marsh. Shipwreck Shuttle will take you from Visitors Services, 25 Federal St, on the 1/2-hr, starting at 9:30 am Mon.Sat. 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 11 AM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck & others were inspired by Nantucket on a 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll. $25. $15 for 65+ & teens, $10 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet 10 min early at corner of Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fences. 774-329-8972 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 12:45 PM - Linda Loring Nature Foundation Hike with Nantucket Walkabout LLNF’s publicly accessible property has easy trails thru sandplain grasslands, coastal shrublands, & along the North Head of Long Pond in sight of an active osprey nest. 110 Eel Point Road. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 5:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy waterfront sights + a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com. Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route A 1 1/3 mile, 90 min. walk featuring the island’s 2 most haunted hotels, $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 15 min early. 774-325-8972 10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595 continued on page 8

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Wedding Weekends by Robert P. Barsanti

At eight in the morning, the bride was running down Main Street along with her photographer, her maid of honor, her intended and two other guys in tuxedos. She was carrying her shoes in one hand, the hem of her dress in the other. She was flying on the wind of social media but the photographer wasn’t keeping up. You have got to get the light when it’s just right. I was having a Billionaire’s Breakfast that morning. A coffee, a muffin, and the wide cloudless cerulean blue of Canadian air over-slipping the island. The nonbillionaires had taken the boat back to the savagery of Newton and New Rochelle, while the Members of the Club had flown in. Their houses that had been dark on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Race Week, were now lit up in the cool of autumn. The Members retreated into their Nantucket safe harbor, away from the crash and din of summer. Walled-in by the hedges and guarded by the calendar, the Billionaires get the protection and the peace they were promised. And that autumnal light brushed on their lawns and tinted on the eighteenth hole. The Weddings hope for that light. Against the still, dappled harbor, the loving couple absorbs this golden autumn and blossoms into it. Years ago, the Brides of Nantucket figured out that the weather in the fall was much better for photo sessions at the beach, on the harbor, and in waist-high beach grass. The spring had fogs, rains, and sweaters that hid the glory of The Dress. But, when the sun is in Libra, the colors pop, the stars spin, and we all throw bird seed at the beaming bride. Wedding Weekends follow a familiar tempo. The guests arrive on Friday, for the rehearsal dinner and welcoming shenanigans. Saturday morning is reserved for leggings, sunglasses, and hydration. Some get in a run, some go shopping, some form quorums and power walk the bricks. The agenda is full: they review the old business before entertaining the new. By the afternoon, the ceremony looms, followed by a reception, a change of clothes, and a long wait on Dave Street before Sunday’s promises, pictures, and packing. Before the sun sets on the weekend, the flowers have been cleaned up, the presents packed, and the beds made. In between the coffee and the cocktails, amid the inns and the invoices, after the entrance and before the encore, something takes root. Something hard, something that sticks, something real is sowed in the sandy soil. At the center of all of this trouble, treasure, and travel, the couples look at each other, take a breath, and make a vow. In that moment, before the music starts and the dancing begins, they plant something in the beach grass and rosa rugosa. They hope it will remain and grow tough. Our modern world has exploded the old; we have abandoned ritual for habit. We don’t go to morning mass, we work out. We don’t meet our friends after mass for coffee, we go to the gym and get a juice. And even that habit, on a dark afternoon, stays home and turns into digital lurking, swiping, and streaming. We work more, we marry later, and our lives are more digital than real. So when we marry, we fashion our own lonely rituals out of the Take it or Leave It of our pasts. We don’t make our vows in front of an altar and a priest, using the words of our grandparents: love, honor, obey. Instead, we root about in our scraps for the right words to plant in our sand. It’s hard to write your own Bible. I have stood on Brant Point when Reverend Ted tied the knot, and I was there when Queen Catherine did it. They had their words: “the ring is a circle…” They both pointed out the horizon, not only that it represented the future, but the inficontinued on page 16

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge with Nantucket Walkabout A 3-mile hike mostly over sand, this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor: tidal pond, beach, cedar forest, dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh & harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street & 1746 Windmill A 2-mi. non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past historic mansions & beautiful gardens of Nantucket. Cash only: $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Is Open Hear dramatic tales of Nantucket’s heroic lifesavers and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on their beautiful property near Folger’s Marsh. Shipwreck Shuttle will take you from Visitors Services, 25 Federal St, on the 1/2-hr, starting at 9:30 am Mon.Sat. 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org continued on page 10

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True Story of How Deer Got to Nantucket

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by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois, PhD

Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation If you ask anyone around the town of Nantucket how the deer came to the island, you may have some variety of answers, but generally “they swam” and “they were brought here” will be the primary responses. There is a local legend or old wives’ tale that states that our current population of more than 2,000 animals are descended from just three deer. Just three deer?! That seems odd, and why three? Well, there is an interesting account that helps detail the three-deer story. According to an article from 100 years ago in a 1922 edition of the Inquirer and Mirror, a male deer was found swimming by a fishing boat. The anglers “rescued” the deer and brought the buck back to their home port of Nantucket. Although white-tailed deer remains are known from Wampanoag archeological sites on-island, the archeological record for this animal dwindles in the 17th and 18th centuries. This means there were no deer by the 1920s on Nantucket. This lone buck then became something of a local novelty and people would note sightings of him. After a few years, in 1926, people began to talk about how lonely the deer must be. Two does from Michigan were then brought to the island by summer resident Breckinridge Long and released somewhere in Squam area to “keep the solitary buck company.” This scenario implies that the thousands of deer on Nantucket today are descended from these three original animals. The fun thing about legends and local myths is that there is generally some kernel of truth in them. In 2016, I talked about this bit of local history with a friend who was a professor at Framingham State University (FSU). He then talked up the story to his colleague, Dr. Richard Beckwitt, a molecular biologist at the FSU Biology Department. Rick wanted to use the Nantucket story to motivate his undergraduate students in their “Research Experience in Biology” class. They used the question of the three deer as a starting point for learning how to collect DNA samples, amplify the DNA in the lab, and test for the genetic signature of continued on page 11

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Events & Entertainment from page 8

11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of N. America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 5:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy waterfront sights + a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com. Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. continued on page 12


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Nantucket Deer from page 9

mitochondrial DNA. The known history of a population is an unusual situation where studies on genetic bottlenecks and founder effect can be conducted. With an interest in solving a folklore mystery and the need for a hands-on project for his students, starting in 2016, Dr. Beckwitt and his students, with the help of local research partners, collected fresh deer fecal samples from across our island. They also collected tissue samples from the deer check station during shotgun hunting season to examine the mitochondrial DNA sequences. Mitochondrial DNA sequences are inherited from mother to daughter in the female lineage without combination with the paternal genetics. Therefore, if the Nantucket story is true, the deer population should only have two major mitochondrial types all inherited from the two original female deer imported from Michigan. The first bit of background research led to finding evidence of more deer introductions. The Inquirer and Mirror noted two more introductions of deer: two bucks in 1935 and another three does from New Hampshire in 1936. These introductions were done to “improve the stock.” By that time (1935), nearly ten years after the original introduction of does to Nantucket, the herd had become so large they were becoming a menace to farmers’ crops and a hunt was started. The herd was estimated to include about 400 deer in 1936. That’s pretty rapid growth in ten years for just two does. However, without predators and an abundant food supply, it seems like the population growth could continue. The deer were also beloved by many in the community. There was even an editorial in the Inky calling for the protection of the deer herd. With this information, the investigation by Rick and his students became looking into the origin of our herd from 8 deer: still a small number to begin a population. There are clear genetic consequences for starting a population with so few individuals, a concept known as “the founder effect.” With an estimated 2,000-3,000 deer on-island, that could be a serious genetic bottleneck, possibly with lots of inbreeding. If there were only five founding females (plus three males) for the Nantucket population, there should only be five distinct mitochondrial DNA sequences (hapcontinued on page 17

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Events & Entertainment from page 10

7 to 9:15 PM - Manhattan Short Film Festival 25th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival in the Atheneum’s Great Hall. Tickets are $10; $8 for Students & Seniors. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 PM to 1 AM - DJ Brian Live DJ at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595

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10 AM to 12 PM - Four Centuries Domestic Tour A collaborative walking tour with Maria Mitchell Assn, the Nantucket Preservation Trust, and the Nantucket Historical Assn that looks at changes in domestic life over 4 centuries. Tour includes brief visits inside each building visited. $10: meet at Oldest House, 16 Sunset Hill. Cancelled in inclement weather. nha.org 10 AM - Nantucket Harvest Fair Outdoor events, contests, vendors, food, music & demos combining the Island Fair & Cranberry Festival at 220 Milestone Rd. Details: 508-228-2884 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Is Open Hear dramatic tales of Nantucket’s heroic lifesavers and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on their beautiful property near Folger’s Marsh. Shipwreck Shuttle will take you from Visitors Services, 25 Federal St, on the 1/2-hr, starting at 9:30 am Mon.Sat. 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 11 AM to 12 PM - Free Spanish Story Time for Ages 6-10 Stories, songs, & activities in Spanish & English. Check in at Weezie/Children’s desk 15 mins before the program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM to 1 PM - Oyster Tour Cruise up harbor by boat aboard the Wampum to a Nantucket Oyster Farm and learn what goes into getting these delicacies from farm to table. Departs again at 1:30 PM. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 12 to 1 PM - Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand Join Elin signing copies of her new book of short stories Endless Summer Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 508-228-1080 MitchellsBookCorner.com

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2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 2:45 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 5 PM - Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Shawkemo Hills offers 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 5:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy waterfront sights + a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com. Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 PM to 1 AM - DJ Mikey Live DJ at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 508-228-2595

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7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Nantucket Harvest Fair Outdoor events, contests, vendors, food, music & demos combining the Island Fair & Cranberry Festival at 220 Milestone Rd. Details: 508-228-2884 10 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Is Open Hear dramatic tales of Nantucket’s heroic lifesavers and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on their beautiful property near Folger’s Marsh. Shipwreck Shuttle will take you from Visitors Services, 25 Federal St, on the 1/2-hr, starting at 9:30 am Mon.Sat. 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 1 PM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way continued on page 15


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to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 4:30 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon & stars, and maybe take a dip in the ocean if you’re game. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 5:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy waterfront sights + a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com. Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge with Nantucket Walkabout A 3-mile hike mostly over sand, this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor: tidal pond, beach, cedar forest, dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh & harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street & 1746 Windmill A 2-mi. non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past historic mansions & beautiful gardens of Nantucket. Cash only: $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 continued on page 18

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nite. In front of the infinite, Ted said, we are all very small. And we need all of the help we can get. Every vow asks the same thing. There is only one thing we can desire. “I know I will screw up, but will you remain?” When it all comes down, and we are sitting at the table, with coffee, at two in the morning, will you stay? When there is a knock at the door, will you stand with me? Will you be my safe harbor? We know that we are losers. We have scars and tattoos and photo libraries that prove it. We carry cardboard boxes of trophies too painful to throw out. We have been guilty and guiltless, heartsore and heartless. When we made our first steps that brought us to Brant Point, we agreed to forget, to forgive, and to have faith. Love isn’t a place but a verb. Hope isn’t a prayer, but a breath. A marriage isn’t a bed, but a table. That’s the vow. No matter what, I will remain. On the same day that the bride whet racing after the light, another couple celebrated their forty-sixth anniversary. Nearly half a century of books stacked on the floor, magazines on the counters, and dog hair on everything. When this anniversary came, it walked in the door with the mail. It didn’t sing, it didn’t lead a Congo line, it didn’t come with a knock or with a handdelivered envelope. It just came, like everything else, with dirt on its shoes and a bad hair cut. In that moment, when the two of them sit at the table and watch the years line up, they see the children, and the grandchildren. They see the friends, and the cars, and the dogs. They see the clutter that has come and the clutter that has remained. For several years by a kitchen window in that house, an immense fat frog floated in a green bowl,

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lotypes) found in deer on the island. In addition, if the two founding females came from Michigan, then mitochondrial DNA sequences from Nantucket should more closely resemble those of the Midwestern United States than those found on the mainland of New England After DNA was extracted and amplified allowing for analysis, samples were compared to New England mainland deer genetics as well as Michigan deer to test the story. In addition to Massachusetts and Michigan, deer tissue was donated from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and New York. Rick also wanted to look more broadly at New England deer, comparing their genetics in an effort to learn more about patterns of deer movement throughout the region. The results are preliminary at this stage because there is more analysis to do of additional samples, but what Rick has been able to look at through the years does tell an interesting story. First: there were three haplotypes for Nantucket; three types of mitochondrial DNA. Haplotype H1 is the most common and is very close to a haplotype from Michigan. H2 (a second haplotype) is the second most common and it is identical to a haplotype from Michigan. These two (H1 and H2) make up 95% of all the haplotypes on Nantucket (more than 70 deer genetics represented). The third haplotype, H3, makes up about 2-3% of the Nantucket deer sampled—H3 is identical to mainland Massachusetts and Connecticut deer. So, the original story of three deer appears to be true. With Michigan deer haplotypes found in 95% of Nantucket deer sampled, those Michigan does brought to the island in 1926 are responsible for the

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10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Is Open Hear dramatic tales of Nantucket’s heroic lifesavers and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on their beautiful property near Folger’s Marsh. Shipwreck Shuttle will take you from Visitors Services, 25 Federal St, on the 1/2-hr, starting at 9:30 am Mon.Sat. 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: London Broil Enjoy London Broil with mushroom sauce + salad bar, rice/potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor also has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove & take a closer look at Nantucket Harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 5:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy waterfront sights + a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com. Departure time may change as time of sunset changes.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Music in the Morning for Young Kids Songs and singing games in the Nantucket AtheneumGarden, 1 India St. 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm

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10 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Is Open Hear dramatic tales of Nantucket’s heroic lifesavers and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on their beautiful property near Folger’s Marsh. Shipwreck Shuttle will take you from Visitors Services, 25 Federal St, on the 1/2-hr, starting at 9:30 am Mon.Sat. 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour (ages 13+) For ages 13 and up. Learn about the real Nantucket of opium/dens, bordellos, riots, hippie hysteria, and conmen, and others. Please arrive 10 min. early at Centre and Main, beside the bank steps. $25; $20 seniors (65+); $15 for teens. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. 774-325-8972 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Jamaican Buffet Enjoy Jerk Chicken & Homestyle Chicken + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 5:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy waterfront sights + a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com. Departure time may change as time of sunset changes.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter & piping plovers, least terns & American oystercatchers during summer. Catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mi, 1 hr., exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes. Ends at White Elephant Hotel. Cash Only. $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Is Open Hear dramatic tales of Nantucket’s heroic lifesavers and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on their beautiful property near Folger’s Marsh. Shipwreck Shuttle will take you from Visitors Services, 25 Federal St, on the 1/2-hr, starting at 9:30 am Mon.Sat. 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org continued on page 19


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11 AM to 1 PM - Oyster Tour Cruise up harbor by boat aboard the Wampum to a Nantucket Oyster Farm and learn what goes into getting these delicacies from farm to table. Departs again at 1:30 PM. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Fish Fry Enjoy Cod , Panko Breaded Flounder, Clam Chowder + salad bar, rice/potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy Sts. EasyStreetCantina.com 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 1 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of N. America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 4:45 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 5:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy waterfront sights + a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com. Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Atheneum Knitting Group A fun, relaxed place to share projects or learn new techniques. Masks required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route A 1 1/3 mile, 90 min. walk featuring the island’s 2 most haunted hotels, $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 15 min early. 774-325-8972

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, but their groves & small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:30 to 10 AM - Free Toddler Time for Ages 18-38 Songs, simple stories, & rhymes. Space limited. Tickets at the Weezie Desk when library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Is Open Hear dramatic tales of Nantucket’s heroic lifesavers and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on their beautiful property near Folger’s Marsh. Shipwreck Shuttle will take you from Visitors Services, 25 Federal St, on the 1/2-hr, starting at 9:30 am Mon.Sat. 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org continued on page 20

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Sept. 29-Nov. 16, 2022

Events & Entertainment from page 19

Mara Schmidt

Sonja O’Brien • Nantucket, MA

10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10:30 to 11 AM - Free Preschool Story Time for Ages 3+ Featuring new & classic tales. Space limited: tickets at the Weezie Desk 30 min. before program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck & others were inspired by Nantucket on a 2/3-mi, 90 min stroll. $25, $15 for 65+ & teens, $10 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at corner of Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min early. 774-325-8972 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Taco Bar Enjoy Pork Carnitas, Smoked Chicken, Beef Tacos + Salad bar, rice/potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. EasyStreetCantina.com 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 12:45 PM - Linda Loring Nature Foundation Hike with Nantucket Walkabout LLNF’s publicly accessible property has easy trails thru sandplain grasslands, coastal shrublands, & along the North Head of Long Pond in sight of an active osprey nest. 110 Eel Point Road. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 5:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy waterfront sights + a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com. Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route A 1 1/3 mile, 90 min. walk featuring the island’s 2 most haunted hotels, $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 15 min early. 774-325-8972

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 Timothy Walker • Nantucket, MA

Nate Smith

Artists Association Wet Paint Weekend A weekend of celebrating the arts on Nantucket, honoring island artist John Lochtefeld. Free & paid events, parties, auction, & fun. Details: Nantucketarts.org 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 9 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street & 1746 Windmill A 2-mi. non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past historic mansions & beautiful gardens of Nantucket. Cash only: $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Incontinued on page 21


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town pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10 AM to 5 PM - AAN People’s Choice Exhibit Opens See the Artists Association of Nantucket People’s Choice Exhibit in their Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington St. Exhibit is up through Oct. 24. 10 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Is Open Hear dramatic tales of Nantucket’s heroic lifesavers and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on their beautiful property near Folger’s Marsh. Shipwreck Shuttle will take you from Visitors Services, 25 Federal St, on the 1/2-hr, starting at 9:30 am Mon.Sat. 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Chicken Enjoy Fried Chicken & Homestyle Chicken + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 2:45 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5 to 7 PM - Wet Paint Welcome Party Cocktails & a preview of the Wet Paint silent auction artwork in AAN’s Big Gallery, upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf. Bidding begins and continues through the end of Sunday’s live auction at Nantucket Yacht Club. Details at Nantucketarts.org. 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 5:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy waterfront sights + a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com. Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 Artists Association Wet Paint Weekend A weekend of celebrating the arts on Nantucket, honoring island artist John Lochtefeld. Free & paid events, parties, auction, & fun. Details: Nantucketarts.org ALL DAY - Wing Day at Easy Street Cantina The best wings at the best price: Full basket (16) for $15.95 or half basket $9.95. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. 508-228-5418. EasyStreetCantina.com 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 9 to 11 AM - Wet Paint Art Hop AAN Artist Members will be plein air painting downtown. Come to the Big Gallery upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf for coffee and doughnuts and pick up a map showing their locations. Details at Nantucketarts.org. 9:30 AM to 5 PM - STEM Grab & Go Bag: Bat Straw Rockets Stop by the Weezie Library & pick up a kit for Bat Straw Rockets while supplies last. Most supplies included. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Free NanPuppets at the Atheneum Stories & fun. Tickets at the Weezie desk on the first-come-first-served when the library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Is Open Hear dramatic tales of Nantucket’s heroic lifesavers and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on their beautiful property near Folger’s Marsh. Shipwreck Shuttle will take you from Visitors Services, 25 Federal St, on the 1/2-hr, starting at 9:30 am Mon.Sat. 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 12 PM - Free Spanish Story Time for Ages 6-10 Stories, songs, & activities in Spanish & English. Check in at Weezie/Children’s desk 15 mins before the program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM to 1 PM - Oyster Tour Cruise up harbor by boat aboard the Wampum to a Nantucket Oyster Farm and learn what goes into getting these delicacies from farm to table. Departs again at 1:30 PM. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. continued on page 23

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Cooks Cafe ..........................6 South Beach St. Cooks Cycles .......................6 South Beach St. Current Vintage................................4 Easy St. Dune .............................................20 Broad St. Easy Street Cantina ...................Easy & Broad Epernay......................................1 N. Beach St. Fairwinds ...................................20 Vesper Ln. The Faregrounds .............27 Fairgrounds Rd. Freedman’s of Nantucket ..........14 Centre St. G. S. Hill Gallery .................40 Straight Wharf

ACK4170 ...............................18 Federal St. Affordable Rentals..............6 South Beach St. Artists Association ................19 Washington St. Aunt Leah’s ..........Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf The Beet ..........................9 South Water St. Black-Eyed Susan’s ...................10 India St. Blue Beetle................................12 Main St. Cape Cod 5...............................0 Main St. & ...........................................112 Pleasant St. Commonwealth...........................12 Oak St.

Nantucket Blue Moon .........34 Washington St.

Mitchell's Book Corner .................54 Main St.

Murray’s Toggery ..........................62 Main St.

Jewelers Gallery .........................21 Centre St.

It’s A Shore Thing .......................30B Main St.

Hyline Cruises..........................Straight Wharf

Hospital Thrift Shop .....................17 India St.

Hill's of Nantucket...............40 Straight Wharf

Gray Lady Smoke Shop .................2 Union St.

Gail’s Tours......................................Federal St.

Sara Campbell ..............5 South Beach Street

Rose & Crown...................23 South Water St.

R. Simantov .....................10 Old North Wharf

NRTA .......................Depot @ Washington St.

Native Shoes ......................40 Straight Wharf

Nantucket Island Tours.................10 Washington St.

Nantucket Pearl Co................40 Straight Wharf

NHA ..............................................15 Broad St.

Nantucket Cottage Hospital ...........57 Prospect St.

Nantucket Bookworks ................25 Broad St.

Young’s ...........................................6 Broad St.

White Heron Theatre........................5 N. Water St.

Summer Shades...The Courtyard, Straight Wharf

Steamship Authority ...............Steamboat Wharf

Souza’s Seafood ......................23 Trotter’s Ln.

Sophie T’s Pizza.............................7 Daves St.

Siam to Go ................................1 Backus Lane

Second’s Shop..........................32 Sparks Ave.


Cooks Cafe ..........................6 South Beach St. Cooks Cycles .......................6 South Beach St. Current Vintage................................4 Easy St. Dune .............................................20 Broad St. Easy Street Cantina ...................Easy & Broad Epernay......................................1 N. Beach St. Fairwinds ...................................20 Vesper Ln. The Faregrounds .............27 Fairgrounds Rd. Freedman’s of Nantucket ..........14 Centre St. G. S. Hill Gallery .................40 Straight Wharf

ACK4170 ...............................18 Federal St. Affordable Rentals..............6 South Beach St. Artists Association ................19 Washington St. Aunt Leah’s ..........Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf The Beet ..........................9 South Water St. Black-Eyed Susan’s ...................10 India St. Blue Beetle................................12 Main St. Cape Cod 5...............................0 Main St. & ...........................................112 Pleasant St. Commonwealth...........................12 Oak St.

Nantucket Blue Moon .........34 Washington St.

Mitchell's Book Corner .................54 Main St.

Murray’s Toggery ..........................62 Main St.

Jewelers Gallery .........................21 Centre St.

It’s A Shore Thing .......................30B Main St.

Hyline Cruises..........................Straight Wharf

Hospital Thrift Shop .....................17 India St.

Hill's of Nantucket...............40 Straight Wharf

Gray Lady Smoke Shop .................2 Union St.

Gail’s Tours......................................Federal St.

Sara Campbell ..............5 South Beach Street

Rose & Crown...................23 South Water St.

R. Simantov .....................10 Old North Wharf

NRTA .......................Depot @ Washington St.

Native Shoes ......................40 Straight Wharf

Nantucket Island Tours.................10 Washington St.

Nantucket Pearl Co................40 Straight Wharf

NHA ..............................................15 Broad St.

Nantucket Cottage Hospital ...........57 Prospect St.

Nantucket Bookworks ................25 Broad St.

Young’s ...........................................6 Broad St.

White Heron Theatre........................5 N. Water St.

Summer Shades...The Courtyard, Straight Wharf

Steamship Authority ...............Steamboat Wharf

Souza’s Seafood ......................23 Trotter’s Ln.

Sophie T’s Pizza.............................7 Daves St.

Siam to Go ................................1 Backus Lane

Second’s Shop..........................32 Sparks Ave.


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2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 2:45 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of N. America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 4:45 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508228-7037 5:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy waterfront sights + a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com. Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 7:30 PM - Third Annual Pitch Competition Based on the tv program “Shark Tank,” 4 local entrepreneurs

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pitch their ideas to a live audience & panel of celebrity judges to compete for cash prizes. Presented in The Dreamland by the Nantucket Chamber in partnership with the N.I.C.E. program. Tickets: $30 at nantucketdreamland.org. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774325-8972

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 Artists Association Wet Paint Weekend A weekend of celebrating the arts on Nantucket, honoring island artist John Lochtefeld. Free & paid events, parties, auction, & fun. Details: Nantucketarts.org 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. In-town pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm continued on page 26

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First Place: Cameron Parnoff • Hamden, CT

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Second Place: James Gallen • Siasconset, MA

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MID ISLAND ROUTE

Through 10/10/22, bus will leave town every 30 minutes between 7am to 11:30pm. The last bus leaves town at 11:30pm. After 10/10/22, bus will leave town every 30 minutes (on the hour and half hour) from 7am to 9pm. The last bus leaves town at 9pm.

MIACOMET ROUTE

Through 10/10/22, bus will leave town every 30 minutes between 7am to 11:30pm. The last bus leaves town at 11:30pm. After 10/10/22, bus will leave town every 30 minutes (on the hour and half hour) from 7am to 9:20pm. The last bus leaves town at 9:20pm.

SCONSET VIA OLD SOUTH ROAD ROUTE

Through 10/10/22, bus leaves town every hour at quarter after the hour. The first bus leaves at 7:15am. The last bus leaves town at 11:15pm. The bus leaves Sconset every hour at quarter of the hour. The first bus leaves Sconset at 7:45am. The last bust leaves Sconset at 10:45pm. After 10/10/22, daily from 7:15am to 9:15pm. The last bus leaves town at 9pm. PARK & RIDE LOTS ARE AVAILABLE ALONG THE ROUTES: The Muse 44 Surfside Rd • Faregrounds (7a 5p) 27 Fairgrounds Rd • 2 Fairgrounds Rd Half fares: 65+, individuals with disabilities, veterans & active military personnel. Children 6 and under ride free. Change is given in the form of a voucher for future rides only, drivers do not make change. 1,3, & 7 day passes may be purchased aboard all buses, long term passes are available at the NRTA office. Passes provide unlimited rides for the duration of the pass. Downtown Bus Stops: Mid Island, Miacomet, Sconset via Old South Rd – Washington Street, Greenhound Site Designated stops are conveniently located along the routes look for grey posts with blue stripes. All buses carry 2 bikes and are handicap accessible. For complementary paratransit service and TDD call (508) 325 7516. Bus Information (508) 325 7516, 508 325 9571. Riders Guides are available at NRTA Office 20R South Water St, Visitor Services 25 Federal Street, Chamber of Commerce 0 Main St., the Greenhound Building at the downtown bus stop on Washington Street, on all buses and at downtown stops. Information and amenities are available at the Greenhound Building on Washington Street open daily. Hours are subject to change. Covid 19 may impact the opening of the building.

For more information visit nrtawave.com, or email nrta@nantucket ma.gov

10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Is Open Hear dramatic tales of Nantucket’s heroic lifesavers and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on their beautiful property near Folger’s Marsh. Shipwreck Shuttle will take you from Visitors Services, 25 Federal St, on the 1/2-hr, starting at 9:30 am Mon.Sat. 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 1 PM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 4 PM - Wet Paint Silent Art Auction & Live Auction Preview Preview the AAN art auction pieces ahead of the 5 pm live auction. There will also be a silent auction to view and bid. Nantucket Yacht Club, South Beach Street. Details at Nantucketarts.org. 4:15 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon & stars, and maybe take a dip in the ocean if you’re game. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 PM - Nantucket Shorts Festival Proving that size really doesn’t matter, The Nantucket Shorts Festival presented by NCTV celebrates short film starring or inspired by Nantucket. Chosen submissions are screened in the Dreamland Theater, where the audience will vote on favorites. The show is emceed by John Shea, who will moderate a discussion with the filmmakers & present the Audience Award for Favorite Film plus a new award for Best New Filmmaker. Tickets $25 at NantucketDreamland.org 5 PM - Wet Paint Silent Art Auction & Live Auction Bid on your favorite works by AAN artists from Wet Paint Weekend. Nantucket Yacht Club, South Beach Street. Details at Nantucketarts.org. 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 5:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy waterfront sights + a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com. Departure time may change as time of sunset changes. 6:30 PM - Wet Paint Dinner Enjoy dinner and conversation with family, friends, and local artists at the Nantucket Yacht Club, South Beach Street. Tickets available at Nantucketarts.org. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com continued on page 27


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9 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street & 1746 Windmill A 2-mi. non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past historic mansions & beautiful gardens of Nantucket. Cash only: $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 AM - Endeavor Sailing Excursions with Captain Jim Learn Nantucket’s maritime history & see waterfront sights. More trips at 1:30 & 3:30 pm & sunset. Reservations encouraged at 508-228-5585 or at EndeavorSailing.com. Private charters & pp fares. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Is Open Hear dramatic tales of Nantucket’s heroic lifesavers and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on their beautiful property near Folger’s Marsh. Shipwreck Shuttle will take you from Visitors Services, 25 Federal St, on the 1/2-hr, starting at 9:30 am Mon.Sat. 158 Polpis Road. 508-228-2505 EganMaritime.org 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: London Broil Enjoy London Broil with mushroom sauce + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2 PM - Beechwood Farm Loop with Nantucket Walkabout This property in Polpis shares elements of maritime or coastal heathlands habitat: native tree species, meadows, & wetlands. You’ll feel you’re exploring Yoda’s home swamp planet of Dagobah from Star Wars. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 5:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy waterfront sights + a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com. Departure time may change as time of sunset changes.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge with Nantucket Walkabout A 3-mile hike mostly over sand, this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor: tidal pond, beach, cedar forest, dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh & harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Music in the Morning for Young Kids Songs and singing games in the Nantucket AtheneumGarden, 1 India St. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org continued on page 30

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Featured Restaurant: The Downyflake

Go Where the Locals Go by Suzanne Daub

Downtown Nantucket, there’s an upscale restaurant on every block, most open only for dinner. Fine dining is a fun treat, but there’s no better way to start your day than with a delicious, well-cooked meal and friendly, welcoming service to fill your belly and warm your soul. The Downyflake has been serving Nantucket residents and visitors for 87 years, and since 2014 Ron Oldham and Patty Kennedy have been the husband-and-wife team running this island favorite. Ron and Patty bring impressive credentials to the Downyflake that include restaurants on the Delaware-Maryland shore, Key West (where Oldham opened the original Margaritaville for Jimmy Buffet), and Club Car, Westender, The Ropewalk, and Island Kitchen. Food at “The Flake” is hearty and house-made to order, and the waitstaff is friendly, fast, and efficient. Freshly baked pastries and American classics are featured for breakfast (which is served all day from 6:30 am). Starting at 11 am, the lunch menu adds to the selection homemade soups, salads, hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, codfish cakes, fish & chips, luncheon entrees, and specials that often feature creative preparations. Portions are impressively large, and prices are surprisingly low—breakfast for two can be enjoyed for under $25 (under $15 if you go continental)—unheard of on Nantucket! If your morning visit to The Flake is on a Sunday, then you’re in for a real treat! Sunday breakfast specials feature Eggs Benedict in several different delicious versions. Recent Sunday Specials featured Classic Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon, Veggie Benedict with sliced tomatoes and sauteed spinach, Smoked Salmon Benedict on a croissant with tomatodill hollandaise, Crab Cake Benedict, and our favorite the Avocado, Bacon, & Tomato Benedict with red chilihollandaise. And they don’t stop there: Sunday menus often also Scotch Irish Cake and Assorted Donuts include Belgian Waffles, Fried Dough, Steak and Eggs, and other very well done brunch classics! With so many menu choices expanded with nearly a dozen daily specials, if your party includes those who love breakfast and some who prefer lunch, arrive at 11 am and have your choice of both. That’s just what we did for our recent weekday visit to The Flake.

We were warmly greeted by Patty, who seated us at a comfy booth in their spacious dining room and put us in the capable hands of Sue. Like Norma and many others on the staff here, she’s been serving at this island eatery for years. Whether you’re planning on a light breakfast or something hearty, start with a glass of their freshly squeezed orange juice or lemonade. The coffee here is freshly brewed from Green Mountain beans with add-ons that include flavorings and sweet cold foam. With cooler weather approaching, Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream could be an ideal choice. We began our meal with a stack of Ron’s Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes. Light and lemony, we didn’t bother adding butter or syrup. The fruity sweetness of sliced fresh strawberries fanned out overtop were the only enhancement these breakfast treats needed. For a savory counterpoint to the pancakes, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes order Ron’s Corned Beef Hash. This Hash is among the best we’ve had! It’s served perfectly seasoned and pressed thin for maximum crispiness then folded in thirds like a French omelet to keep the center moist and warm. Speaking of omelets, The Flake has five special versions on the menu and a sixth often appears on the specials list. Plus, in the Eggs Your Way section of their menu, you can design your own. We were lucky to be dining on a day when the daily spe-

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cials included Ron’s astonishingly good Avocado, Bacon, and Cheddar Omelet. Fluffier that we thought possible, the delicate egg mixture is folded once over freshly sliced creamy avocado, crisp bacon, rich cheddar cheese, chunks of juicy tomato, and sauteed onion. Classic Home Fries with delightfully crunchy edges and soft interiors are served Cream of Carrot-Ginger Soup alongside the omelets here. Guests get a choice of toast or doughnut or biscuit or muffin with their omelets: order Ron’s flaky biscuit with crisp crust, and you won’t be disappointed. Next Sue brought us a bowl of Cream of Carrot-Ginger Soup, its warm flavors of autumn with hints of sweetness from the carrots and a touch of heat from the ginger smoothed out by the cream. If it’s true that soups are the measure of a chef, then this soup is further proof of Ron’s talents in the kitchen. Many patrons return Turkey Dinner

Crispy Chicken Toss multiple times a week for his soups, which change daily and, like the entire menu, are available for take-out. Patron favorites include Cream of Tomato Basil Bisque, French Onion, Split Pea with Ham, Three Alarm Chili, Cream of Mushroom with Sherry, Cream of Broccoli Cheddar, and White Bean and Linguica. Soup and sandwich combo is a given at a homestyle eatery like Downyflake. Especially with the tempting choice of California Reuben, Tuna Melt, Grilled Chicken, and Greek Wrap. But we aren’t quite ready to let go of summer, so we ordered one of The Flake’s fresh, hearty salads. The Crispy Chicken Toss turned out to be a spectacular selection! A cool mix of iceberg and romaine lettuces is tossed with crisp slices of apple, red onion, candied spiced pecans, crumbled bleu cheese, along with dried cranberries, raisins, dried blueberries, and dried cherries. Atop this sweet, tangy, spicy, fruity mix are hot and crunchy strips of succulent chicken breast. Ron’s new Autumn Menu features Daily Comfort Food Entrees for lunch. The Monday we dined, the lunch entrée special was Turkey Dinner. Along with hefty

slices of moist turkey breast, the plate is filled with homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, a mix of sauteed vegetables, rich gravy, and cranberry sauce. It’s a tasty preview of Thanksgiving. The Tuesday Comfort Food Special is Marinated Beef Tips over egg noodles with mushrooms, onions, peas, cream sauce & biscuit. On Thursdays Ron and Patty serve Meatloaf Dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, sauteed vegetables, & biscuit. And the Friday Special is Chicken Parmesan over linguini with red sauce & garlic bread. Daily specials usually include at least one dessert. If the day you dine at Downyflake the special dessert is Boston Cream Pie, don’t hesitate to order it! Ron expertly executes this classic New England treat, with tender vanilla sponge filled with satiny pastry cream, topped with a glossy layer of chocolate ganache. This out-of-town gem is the first stop for anyone on Nantucket with a sweet tooth. If you want the best selection, you’d best arrive early. Downyflake doughnuts have long been an island favorite. Choices vary slightly each day and include Chocolate Frosted, Sugar Coated, Plain, Coconut, Lemon Glazed, Maple Glazed, and Strawberry Glazed. If doughnuts don’t delight you, then Ron’s freshly baked Blueberry Scones, Apple Turnovers, muffins of various sorts including the legendary Morning Glory Muffin, Danish, or Crumb Cake are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. If there are Raspberry Brambles and Scotch-Irish Cake in the case, scoop up one of each, you won’t regret it! The Downyflake 18 Sparks Avenue •. 508-228-4533 Indoor Dining & Full Menu available for take-out Breakfast & Lunch Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 6:30am-2pm Breakfast & Brunch served Sunday from 6:30am to 1pm Breakfast Prices range from $9.50 to $15.95; Lunch from $9.95 to $16.95 Pastries under $5 Cash only: on-site ATM for your convenience Fall is upon us, and we are ordering all of your favorite ingredients for your Thanksgiving Pies! Order by NOVEMBER 1ST to receive 10% off your Thanksgiving Pies: Blueberry, Apple, Apple Crumb, Pecan or Pumpkin. Please call 508-228-2797 to order.

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Events & Entertainment from page 27

Megan Gabriel • Siasconset, MA

Kristine Friscino • Medfield, MA

11 AM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour (ages 13+) For ages 13 and up. Learn about the real Nantucket of opium/dens, bordellos, riots, hippie hysteria, and conmen, and others. Please arrive 10 min. early at Centre and Main, beside the bank steps. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. 774-325-8972 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Jamaican Buffet Enjoy Jerk Chicken & Homestyle Chicken + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor also has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove & take a closer look at Nantucket Harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 5:30 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Enjoy waterfront sights + a stunning sunset from the water. Reservations at Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. endeavorsailing@gmail.com 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com. Departure time may change as time of sunset changes.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

Laura Huggins • Clifton Park, NY

Linda Saunders • Centerville, MA

7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter & piping plovers, least terns & American oystercatchers during summer. Catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mi, 1 hr., exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes. Ends at White Elephant Hotel. Cash Only. $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Fish Fry Enjoy Cod , Panko Breaded Flounder, Clam Chowder + salad bar, rice/potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy Sts. EasyStreetCantina.com 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334.

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Altar Rock (via Polpis) 6 miles Quidnet 7.5 miles Surfside 3.5 miles

Crosswinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at the Airport The Faregrounds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Fairgrounds Rd. Island Treasures . . Hanabea Shopping Center off Old South Nantucket Bake Shop . . . . . . . . . . . 17 1/2 Old South Rd. Nantucket Cottage Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Prospect St. Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. . 158 Polpis Rd.

Madaket 6.75 miles Siasconset (via Polpis) 10.5 miles Wauwinet 9 miles

Monomoy 2 miles Smith Point 7 miles

Sandy Pedals . . . . . . . . Download our app for bike locations

Eel Point 6 miles Sankaty Lighthouse 9.5 miles Tom Nevers Head 6.5 miles

Approximate distances, in miles to various locations of Nantucket Island from Main Street and Orange Street (Pacific National Bank)

41° 17' 30" Latitude by 70° 05' 30" Longitude ~ The winter population is approximately 20,000

2022 PHOTO CONTEST . . . . . . . . . . . . All over the island Arrowhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Wampanoag Way Artists Association Visual Arts . . . . . . . . . . 24 Amelia Dr. Bartlett's Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Bartlett Farm Rd. Bistro at Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Nobadeer Farm Rd. Call Nantucket . . . . . . . . (phone App) All over the island Cisco Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. . . . . . . . . Wauwinet Rd.

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Island Fun & Shopping Adventure / Eco-Tours

508-422-7466 Daily Guided Wilderness Hikes on Nantucket see website for hikes & times Book online & meet at Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington St

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. $50 adults, $25 age 12 & younger. Private hikes available. Apple Pay, Android Pay, MC, Visa, Amex, &Discover accepted. Get more information & reservations at nantucketwalkabout.com

We specialize in boat tours for all ages Call or visit us on Straight Wharf for your Island Adventure

508-228-7037 Straight Wharf, Slip #1011

We are a family run business and were voted 2021 Best Sea Adventures of Cape Cod and the Islands and Best EcoTour from Yankee Magazine. We offer Oyster Farm Tours, Cocktail Cruises, Ice Cream Cruises, Sunset Cruises, and more. Private chartering options are available on all our boats. Visit our shearwaterexcursions.com for details. shearwaterexcursions.com

Blue Beetle

Apparel & Accessories

Open Daily Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Gifts

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

Commonwealth Open Daily. Visit us in the store & online! Fabulous Resale. Fresh Finds.

508.680.1399 12 Oak Street

COMMONWEALTH is a unique resale boutique where we believe even clothes deserve a second chance. This eclectic little shop on Oak Street specializes in curating quality gently used pieces from your favorite designers. Come in to find preloved gems or bring in your gently used items to turn your closet into cash! Commonwealthnantucket.com

Current Vintage Open daily Wine • Clothing • Home • Gifts • Provisions

508-228-5073 4 Easy Street

CURRENT VINTAGE is a fun and original concept store with a carefully edited mix of vintage clothing & accessories, wines, cheeses, and home goods. Everything here is thoughtfully chosen, including exclusive Nantucket gifts and a selection of nearly 400 wines. CV is a beloved island institution, celebrating 15 years in the heart of Nantucket. currentvintage.com

Made on Nantucket Open Thursday-Monday 11 am-5 pm + Sunday Trunk Shows A unique collection of apparel, gifts, jewelry, & art

508-228-0110 20 Old South Wharf

MADE ON NANTUCKET offers a unique selection of CAJ Designs for adults and children by Kathleen A. Duncombe. These hand-decorated repurposed denim shorts, jeans, jean skirts, and jackets are unique and stunning. This shop also has cozy multi-colored and textured Neck Candy Scarves — all made on Nantucket by Kathleen A. Duncombe. madeonnantucket.net

The Rainbow Fleet Open Monday-Saturday 10am to 5pm Clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories

508-680-1159 167 Orange Street

Shop sustainably at THE RAINBOW FLEET, Nantucket’s year round women’s consignment boutique located mid-island near the rotary. We carefully select the best vintage, modern and designer pieces from over 450 island consignors, and steam-clean them into new life daily! From clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories to one of a kind finds from local artists, you can find your own style in our relaxed atmosphere—complete with outdoor covered shopping, dressing rooms, and, yes, ample parking! We aim to provide sustainable and affordable fashion options for all… great for the planet and your wallet too! @therainbowfleet

Serenella 44 Open daily Casa, Ready-to-Wear, Accessories, Apothecary

508-690-3400 44 Centre Street

SERENELLA 44 is pleased to present GIAMBATTISTA VALLI BEACH CLUB to Nantucket. Known for his couture sensibility and signature femininity, the designer’s latest capsule collection

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celebrates the nomadic jet-set lifestyle of the modern “Valli Girl,” offering timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched for an effortless summer wardrobe. In addition, experience a curated selection of ready-to-wear, accessories, apothecary, and casa from the most fashionable brands you have yet to know including Juan de Dios & Moye – Colombia, Les Ottomans – Turkey, Emporio Sirenuse – Italy, Costa Brazil – Brazil, Collectiva Concepción – Mexico, and Yvonne S. -Bali. serenellausa.com

Serenella Nantucket

Nantucket Walkabout

Shearwater Excursions

Sept. 29-Nov. 16, 2022

Open daily Ready-to-Wear, Accessories, Fine Jewelry

508-228-3400 9 South Beach Street

Heralded by Elle Magazine as one of the top 50 boutiques in the world and consistently voted Best of Boston, SERENELLA offers the best of ready-to-wear, accessories, and fine jewelry from around the globe. Experience a curated selection from established and emerging designers for women, including Altuzarra, Barrie, Bottega Veneta, Giambattista Valli, Marlo Laz, Marni, Massimo Alba, Patou, Thom Browne, Wales Bonner and more. serenellausa.com

Artists & Galleries

Artists Association of Nantucket

Autumn Leaves online exhibit thru Oct. 29 in the Gallery thru Oct 3: 10x10; People’s Choice Oct. 7-24 in the Big Gallery thru Nov. 13: Master Artist, Masterworks In-Person Gallery & Online Exhibits

508-228-0294 19 Washington St. Wet Paint Oct. 7-9

The mission of the ARTISTS ASSOCIATION OF NANTUCKET is to foster the visual arts on Nantucket. They create a vibrant arts community by promoting, supporting, and encouraging the work of Nantucket artists, providing educational programs in the arts, and preserving the legacy of Nantucket artists. For 2022, AAN has two in-town galleries: the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery at 19 Washington Street and The Big Gallery upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf. Stay in touch at nantucketarts.org for our schedule of downtown Gallery Exhibits as well as classes and workshops at our Visual Arts Center (VAC) at 24 Amelia Drive. Visit our online gallery at sales.nantucketarts.org to view regularly changing exhibitions of fresh, original artwork from our iconic Nantucket artists. nantucketarts.org

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

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

gshill.com G. S. HILL’s one-man gallery is open daily online. For over three decades, Greg’s original oil and watercolor paintings have captured 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.

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 Open Thursday-Monday 11 am-5 pm + Sunday Trunk Shows Handcrafted Gifts exclusively at Made on Nantucket

508-228-0110 20 Old South Wharf

madeonnantucket.net Don’t miss MADE ON NANTUCKET’s collection of pre-owned Nantucket art. We also have paintings, prints, and photographs by island artists, including Lu Page, Andrew Jackson, Sam Lyon, Garth Grimmer, Brian Araujo, Bill Dickson, Kathleen Duncombe, Buzz Williams, and Marion W. Pearson. You’ll love the unique cellography and seaglass jewelry by Michelle Jhingoor. We have a stunning collection of original silk screens and framed mini-offset litho prints by Donn Russell. Jewelry Kathleen A. Duncombe and other designers. Back again this season is work by Anne S. Terry. We also have Island Weaves beautiful handwoven shawls, scarves, rugs, and more by Karin Sheppard. See our largest collection of vintage Bakelite in the East, featuring jewelry, kitchenware, and barware. We also offer vintage American Indian jewelry (dead pawn).

Susan Lister Locke Gallery Open Daily. Art and Inspired, Creative Jewelry

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 & follow her on Instagram @susanlisterlocke susanlisterlocke.com

Cape Cod 5 Open Monday-Saturday

Banking 888-225-4636 Locations at 112 Pleasant Street & Zero Main Street

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Beach Fun

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

508-228-5646 Visit Nantucket’s best beaches! Call ahead to check conditions. Open Daily 9am to sunset. Permits Required Year-Round Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

Visit the best beaches on the island at the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. The greater coastscape, which includes the federally owned Great Point Lighthouse and Nantucket Conservation Foundation land, is a double-fingered peninsula jutting northward between the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Sounds is so much more: a blend of sandy beach, rolling dunes, and forest uplands both rugged and serene. The refuge provides multiple habitats for an array of coastal plant and animal species, including heather and beach plum, a maritime oak forest & savannah of red cedar – the largest of its kind in New England – which offer shelter to deer. At the beachfront, watch for horseshoe crabs advancing in extremely slow motion, seals basking in the sun, and shorebirds skittering above the surf line. Over-sand vehicle permits are required: you can purchase them online at thetrustees.org/permits. Rental jeep day passes available at the rental site & day passes available for personal 4x4 vehicles. thetrustees.org/ccwr

Bike Rentals

Cook’s Cycle

Open Daily Bicycle Rentals, Sales, and Service

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 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 Bicycles

508-325-2722 65 Surfside Road

open daily Bike Rentals, Sales, Service - NEW: Electric 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. We have electric bikes. EASY RIDERS has a safe & convenient bike path location at 65 Surfside Road. easyridersbikerentals.com

Available all day, every day of the year. Nantucket’s Bike Share

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 more than 50 years, YESTERDAY’S ISLAND/TODAY’S NANTUCKET 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 Instagram @nantucketinsider, 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

508-228-1080 54 Main Street

Open Daily: Support Your Local Book Store! See the calendar for our upcoming book signings

MITCHELL’S BOOK CORNER prides itself on a long tradition of personalized attention to its customers for more than 50 years. Visit nantucketbookpartners.com for any book in print, preorders, signed copies, e-books, audio books, gift cards, staff picks, and more. If the book is “on our shelves now” we can offer next business day island home delivery for a small fee. If the book is not on-hand we can either ship it to you or order into the store and then deliver it to your home. We are also happy to ship books to anywhere in the US. Order online anytime or call to inquire about curbside pickup of books and items on our shelves now. MITCHELL’S is open daily. mitchellsbookcorner.com

Nantucket Bookworks

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

Sandy Pedals Bicycles LLC

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508-680-4497 sandypedalsbikes.com

Tired of sitting in traffic? Gasoline prices getting you down? Try the easy, fast way to get around the island this season! SANDY PEDALS is Nantucket’s short-term, accessible, and affordable electric bike-share system. Scan the QR code in our display ad, download the app, create a profile, and find the nearest bike!

Young’s Bicycle Shop Open daily in season “The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”

508-228-1151 6 Broad Street

Harvey A Young’s Bicycle Shop started on Nantucket in 1931. When Harvey sold the business to his son, Roger, it became YOUNG’S BICYCLE SHOP. Now with over 90 years in business, the 4th generation is running YOUNG’S. The Young family and their staff provide you with the ideal rental bike for Nantucket. Their fleet of CANNONDALE and TREK bikes are well maintained, so you and your family can have a safe and enjoyable bike ride around the island. YOUNG’S also rents cars and Jeeps. Check out their website, give them a call, or stop in to see their friendly, knowledgeable staff, so they can share with you “The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”. Reservations & delivery services available. youngsbicycleshop.com

Books & Publications

CALL NANTUCKET

508-228-9165 ext. 110 FREE DOWNLOAD - Nantucket’s searchable phone book app CallNantucket.com The island’s “Little Black Book” CALL NANTUCKET is the fully searchable app version of The Nantucket Directory: the island’s phone book. Know who you’re looking for? Search our White Pages for the number. Not sure who to call? Browse our Yellow Pages to choose the best company for your needs! Our CALL NANTUCKET app is FREE TO DOWNLOAD. CallNantucket@gmail.com

508-228-4000 25 Broad Street

Open Daily Books, chocolates, & unique gifts

NANTUCKET BOOKWORKS is our quirky little shop chock full of books, gifts, and goodies. Visit nantucketbookpartners.com for books and nantucketbooksworks.com for the very best of Bookworks online. We have Nantucket gifts, puzzles, games, toys, art supplies, party accessories, stuffed animals, greeting cards, kids items, and so much more. If the items are in stock we can offer next business day island home delivery for a small fee. We also are happy to ship anywhere in the US. For books, shop nantucketbookpartners.com. Order online anytime or call 6 for curbside pickup 7 days a week of books and items on our shelves now. BOOKWORKS is open daily. nantucketbookworks.com

Buses

NRTA See display ad for times & routes Year-Round Bus Routes

508-228-7025 Face coverings are required on all routes

RIDE THE WAVE to/from town, mid island areas, Madaket, Sconset, 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 year-round on select routes and thru mid-October on seasonal routes. See our schedule on nrtawave.com for complete information and fares—discounts 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. Routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. See nrtawave.com for current details. nrtawave.com

Cannabis Accessories

Gray Lady Smoke Shop See AckGrayLady.com for hours Fine Cigars, Glass, & Accessories.

508-901-9399 Upstairs at 2 Union Street

Gray Lady Smoke Shop is your island destination for the largest selection of fine cigars and handmade accessories, featuring handmade glass from the Sandwich Glass Museum. 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, behind Ralph Lauren. AckGrayLady.com

Affordable Rentals Open daily Cars, jeeps, mopeds

Car Rentals 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


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Young’s Bicycle Shop Open daily in season “The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”

Vol. 52 No. 16 • YesterdaysIsland.com 508-228-1151 6 Broad Street

Harvey A Young’s Bicycle Shop” started on Nantucket in 1931. When Harvey sold the business to his son, Roger, it became YOUNG’S BICYCLE SHOP. Now with over 90 years in business, the 4th generation is running YOUNG’S. The Young family and their staff provide you with the ideal rental bike for Nantucket AND YOUNG’S also rents cars and Jeeps. Check out their website, give them a call, or stop in to see their friendly, knowledgeable staff, so they can share with you “The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”. Reservations & delivery services available. youngsbicycleshop.com

Charters & Tours - Sailing & Boating

Endeavor Sailing Excursions Private Charters. Per Person Fares Pleasure sailing

508-228-5585 Slip 1015, 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: “A cruise aboard the Endeavor is a lesson in beauty and local history.” “No one has done more to make sure that Nantucket’s maritime traditions are alive and well than Capt. Jim Genthner,” Nat Philbrick, author In the Heart of the Sea. The ENDEAVOR sails daily at 10 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, and at sunset. They offer private charters, sailing celebrations. Gift certificates are available. Call for information and reservations. endeavorsailing.com

Nantucket Blue Moon Charters 508-241-7245 Book your Charter now: Sunset, Morning, Afternoon, Custom Half & Full Day Sails Nantucket Luxury Sailing Charters Book your sail online Surprise your friends & family with a 2022 sail in Nantucket Harbor & Sound aboard our 70foot luxury sailing yacht. Toast the sunset in our private cockpit and see Nantucket’s historic waterfront. From our spacious and sturdy deck you will feel the wind in her sails, pass Brant Point Light, sea, and wildlife, and “all the sights and sounds come alive...” Come aboard! Captain Kent and First Mate Jacqueline welcome you to a truly “Once in a Blue Moon” experience. nantucketbluemooncharters.com

Shearwater Excursions 508-228-7037 Call or visit us on Straight Wharf for your Island Adventure Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Whale Watches, Seal Cruises, Ice Cream Cruises, Sunset Cruise, & more

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Classes & Workshops

Artists Association of Nantucket Open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm Classes & Workshops for all ages

508-228-0722 Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive

The ARTISTS ASSOCIATION’s Arts Program offers year-round educational programs for adults and children. Our spacious workshop on Amelia Drive hosts a wide variety of classes and workshops in many media including oil painting, watercolor, pastel, life drawing, ceramics, 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 and for all ages. nantucketarts.org

Aunt Leah’s Fudge

Confections 508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

Open daily Made fresh on Nantucket

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 try her fudge, 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. auntleahs.com

Consignment & Thrift

The Rainbow Fleet

508-680-1159 167 Orange Street

Open Monday-Saturday 10am to 5pm Clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories

We are a family run business and were voted 2021 Best Sea Adventures of Cape Cod and the Islands and Best EcoTour from Yankee Magazine. We offer Oyster Farm Tours, Cocktail Cruises, Ice Cream Cruises, Sunset Cruises, and more. Private chartering options are available on all our boats. Visit our shearwaterexcursions.com for details. shearwaterexcursions.com

Shop sustainably at THE RAINBOW FLEET, Nantucket’s year round women’s consignment boutique located mid-island near the rotary. We carefully select the best vintage, modern and designer pieces from over 450 island consignors, and steam-clean them into new life daily! From clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories to one of a kind finds from local artists, you can find your own style in our relaxed atmosphere—complete with outdoor covered shopping, dressing rooms, and, yes, ample parking! We aim to provide sustainable and affordable fashion options for all… great for the planet and your wallet too! @therainbowfleet

Children’s Clothing & Accessories

Contests

Borobabi

508-680-1845 18 Federal Street

Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm America’s first circular retailer TM

At BOROBABI, we believe every family should have access to ethically & sustainably crafted clothing. Sustainability should not be a luxury. Our natural & organic clothing gets used to its fullest potential by our network of conscious families. We work hard to take responsibility for the entire lifecycle of our childrenswear. BOROBABI sells organic garments, ethically made, with lifetime returns. borobabi.com

Children’s Toys & Art Classes

Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack

Open 10:30am-5pm Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun. Downtown toy store & art studio for kids of all ages

508-680-1553 12 Oak Street

barnabysnantucket.com BARNABY’S TOY & ART SHACK, located at 12 Oak Street, offers weekend art classes through the fall for children ages 2-13 years. Children can choose from a variety of classes as well as they can drop-in and create every day, all day! All of Barnaby’s classes are taught by professional artists and educators who will guide your child’s technique and processes in our inspirational space in downtown Nantucket. For more information or to register, please visit www.barnabysnantucket.com, or call 508-680-1553, or email barnabyack@gmail.com.

Gray Lady Smoke Shop See AckGrayLady.com for hours Fine Cigars, Glass, & Accessories.

Cigars 508-901-9399 Upstairs at 2 Union Street

AckGrayLady.com 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 and quality glass. 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 Street (just steps off Main Street, around the corner from Ralph Lauren). Call to arrange a Cigar Bar for your reception, celebration, wedding, or island event.

NANTUCKET PHOTO CONTEST

Deadline is Sept. 12, 2023 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. Winners of previous contests are online at The Insider’s Guide to Nantucket: nantucket.net. The 2023 Contest has begun: DEADLINE TO ENTER IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2023. 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/photo-contest

Copying, Mailboxes, Shipping

The UPS Store

Open Monday - Saturday Locally owned and operated

508-325-8884 61 Old South Road

Nantucket’s UPS STORE is in spacious quarters at 61 Old South Road and offers a variety of products and services to make your life easier: personal mailboxes, mail forwarding, 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! Plenty off-street parking. THE UPS STORE: let them help you!

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Fishing Charters

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


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Island Fun & Shopping 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! $150 per person. Private charters are also available for $650 - up to 6 persons. fishnantucket.net

Furniture

Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

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

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 Thai House 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. arrowheadfurniture.com

ACK 4170®

Nantucket Chic at Ireland Galleries

508-228-1907 Open Daily 12 Old South Wharf See the internationally acclaimed mosaic & shell art of Lorene Ireland

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.

Health Care

Nantucket Cottage Hospital

508-825-8100

24-hr emergency services, hospital care, lab, rehab Virtual Urgent Care available daily 7am-11pm

57 Prospect St

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. Through Mass General Brigham, NANTUCKET COTTAGE HOSPITAL offers high-quality virtual urgent care services for many conditions and minor injuries daily from 7 am to 11 pm for ages 3 and older. Nantuckethospital.org

Gifts

Gift Giving Made Easy! Open daily Unique, salty-good gifts & products by small makers & artists

774-325-5105 18 Federal Street

ACK 4170® gift boutique features beautiful gifts, apparel, candles, home decor, holiday decor, artwork (paintings & photography), cards & stationery and Nantucket Lightship basket jewelry made by small makers and artists. Voted “Best Nantucket Gift Shop” by Cape Cod Life magazine readers year after year. Sail with us on Instagram at: @ack4170 and Facebook: ACK 4170. Visit our online store at ACK4170.com

Eleish Van Breems Home Open Daily Unique gifts from contemporary Scandinavian makers

508-901-9912 14 Easy Street

evbantiques.com ELEISH VAN BREEMS HOME at 14 Easy Street celebrates Scandinavian style and craftsmanship while embracing an island sensibility. Here you will find unique gifts from contemporary Scandinavian makers that reflect the spirit of the season as well as the artistry of fine design. The home design store offers a mix of high quality furnishings and accessories that are functional and beautiful, with eclectic one-of-a-kind finds. We look forward to seeing you!

Hill’s of Nantucket Open daily Unique & 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 from HILL’S. gshill.com

It’s A Shore Thing Open Daily Distinctive Nantucket Gifts

508-680-1901 30B Main Street

At IT’S A SHORE THING, we are proud to carry products made in New England. Come in and browse through our wide selection of gifts including lotion, soaps, jewelry, pottery, antiques, housewares, tote bags, art, and home decor. You can find unusual gifts at all prices in A SHORE THING that you’ll find nowhere else! In our new location on Main Street.

Made on Nantucket Open Thursday-Monday 11 am-5 pm + Sunday Trunk Shows Jewelry, Bakelite, Art Glass, & much more

508-228-0110 20 Old South Wharf

madeonnantucket.net MADE ON NANTUCKET has a large selection of gifts, including limited number of Donn Russell framed mini offset litho prints and original serigraphs, jewelry by Kathleen A. Duncombe and other designers. They have fun handcrafted holiday ornaments (you’ll love the mermaids!), and slumped glass Nantucket plaques that glow in your window, as well as a large variety of ceramic ornaments by ackfire studios. MADE ON NANTUCKET has the largest collection of vintage Bakelite in the East, featuring jewelry, kitchenware, and barware.

Museum Shop at the Whaling Museum 508-228-1894, ext. 138 Open during museum hours: 10am-5pm in the Whaling Museum, 11 Broad Street NHA exclusives, gifts, apparel, books, home decor The Nantucket Historical Association has been a steward of Nantucket’s cultural history since 1894. Don’t miss the MUSEUM SHOP at the Whaling Museum, where you will find unique gifts, books, prints, maps, and objects of art inspired by Nantucket history. Many items are exclusive to the MUSEUM SHOP, and NHA members get special discounts. 100% of all purchases support the Nantucket Historical Association and its mission to tell the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties. nantucketmuseumshop.org

Sept. 29-Nov. 16, 2022

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Home Decor

Open daily Unique, salty-good gifts & products by small makers & artists

774-325-5105 18 Federal Street

ACK 4170® gift boutique features beautiful gifts, apparel, candles, home decor, holiday decor, artwork (paintings & photography), cards & stationery and Nantucket Lightship basket jewelry made by small makers and artists. Voted “Best Nantucket Gift Shop” by Cape Cod Life magazine readers year after year. Sail with us on Instagram at: @ack4170 and Facebook: ACK 4170. Visit our online store at ACK4170.com

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

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, 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

Eleish Van Breems Home Open Wednesday-Sunday Celebrating Scandinavian style & craftsmanship

508-901-9912 14 Easy Street

evbantiques.com ELEISH VAN BREEMS HOME at 14 Easy Street celebrates Scandinavian style and craftsmanship while embracing an island sensibility. Here you will find unique gifts from contemporary Scandinavian makers that reflect the spirit of the season as well as the artistry of fine design. The home design store offers a mix of high quality furnishings and accessories that are functional and beautiful, with eclectic one-of-a-kind finds. We look forward to seeing you!

Icarus & Co Jewelry and Home Decor

19 Old South Wharf Open through October 10th

Take home your own piece of Nantucket with our exclusive collection of Nantucket beach stone jewelry. You’ll find lots of incredible handmade jewelry, unique ceramics, and local artwork. The wharf shop is open through October 10th and we will re-open for Christmas Stroll. We are always open online! icarusandco.com

It’s A Shore Thing Open Daily Distinctive Nantucket Gifts

508-680-1901 30B Main Street

At IT’S A SHORE THING, we are proud to carry products made in New England. Come in and browse through our wide selection of quality items for your home, including pottery, antiques, housewares, serving plates & trays, pillows, art, decorative wall hangings, and much more. You can also find unusual gifts at all prices in A SHORE THING that you’ll find nowhere else! In our new location on Main Street.

Petty Folk Art & Carving Formerly Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

508-332-9925 or 508-619-7554 serving the Cape & Islands for 16 years

Folk artist Jean Petty and her brother David Perry specialize in custom handcarved quarterboards, business signs, & house numbers. They are responsible for many of the beautiful signs visitors see plus 100s of quarterboards that adorn the homes on Nantucket. They offer restoration of quarterboards, signs, and ship models. Restored the carving “Going on a Whale” at the Nantucket Whaling Museum in 2015. Gift certificates available. Visit them at pettyfolkartandcarving.com, see their show schedule and take a virtual tour: youtu.be/c95SYBE5RVg of some of their artwork available. Call or email all inquiries to jean@pettyfolkartandcarving.com pettyfolkartandcarving.com


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Inspired by the salt, sand, and sea, a new Nantucket jewelry line has washed ashore. ACK 4170® gift boutique features beautiful gifts, apparel, candles, home decor, holiday decor, artwork (paintings & photography), cards & stationery and Nantucket Lightship basket jewelry made by small makers and artists. Voted “Best Nantucket Gift Shop” by Cape Cod Life magazine readers year after year. Sail with us on Instagram at: @ack4170 and Facebook: ACK 4170. Visit our online store at ACK4170.com

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508-228-3227 12 Main Street

Open Daily Jewelry & Gifts

*Saturday & Sunday Only **Friday Only Please see website for extended trips during Columbus Day Weekend & reduced schedule after 10/19

Reservations strongly recommended

Straight Wharf | Nantucket 508.228.3949 Visit us online for schedules, travel alerts & specials

hylinecruises.com

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

Icarus & Co Jewelry and Home Decor

19 Old South Wharf Open through October 10th

Take home your own piece of Nantucket with our exclusive collection of Nantucket beach stone jewelry. You’ll find lots of incredible handmade jewelry, unique ceramics, and local artwork. The wharf shop is open through October 10th and we will re-open for Christmas Stroll. We are always open online! icarusandco.com

Jewelers’ Gallery of Nantucket Open daily Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry

508-228-0229 21 Centre Street

jewelersgallery.com 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: serving Nantucket since 1971.

Made on Nantucket Open Thursday-Monday 11 am-5 pm + Sunday Trunk Shows A unique collection of jewelry, apparel, gifts, & art

Janice Murray • Hopkinton, MA

508-228-0110 20 Old South Wharf

Just in at MADE ON NANTUCKET are a gorgeous collections of estate Native American jewelry and estate sterling silver Mexican jewelry with mother-of-pearl and abalone. Unique earrings, necklaces, bracelets, belt buckles — all at prices that will delight you! See our largest collection of vintage Bakelite in the East, featuring jewelry, kitchenware, and barware. In addition, MADE ON NANTUCKET has Jewelry by Beth Borzilleri, Kathleen A. Duncombe, Michelle Jhingoor, Sarah Hutton, Sage Belber, Amy Burrough, and Anne S. Terry. madeonnantucket.net

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Island Fun & Shopping Nantucket Estate Jewelry and Fine Arts 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

508-228-1353 Open Daily & Online online & in the G.S. Hill Gallery, 40 Straight Wharf American made, hand-strung pearl jewelry

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. nantucketpearlcompany.com

R Simantov Fine Jewelry

508-228-2918, 917-324-4410 Open daily; appointments recommended 1 Old North Wharf (at Easy Street) 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

508-228-2132 28A Easy Street

Inspired and Creative Jewelry

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 & follow her on Instagram @susanlisterlocke susanlisterlocke.com

Linen Service

Linen Drops

1-844-9-linens Avoid the hassles & leave the linens to us!

Linen Rental Service

LINEN DROPS provides resort-quality bed and bath linens for short-term vacation rental properties. Bedsheets, duvet covers, bath towels (including Matouk luxury), bath mats, beach towels, and more. Consistently fresh linens are professionally laundered, pressed, and delivered on your turnover schedule. For more info: LinenDrops.com or 844-9-linens LinenDrops.com

Local Television

NCTV Channel 18

Shorts Fest 2022 - October 9th at 5pm

508-901-5499 at the Dreamland Main Theater

Celebrating short films inspired by Nantucket. The Nantucket Shorts Festival takes place at The Nantucket Dreamland in the Main Theater on Sunday, October 9th. We will be screening short films between 2 and 10 minutes in length that were either filmed on or inspired by Nantucket. Participants range from experienced to first-time filmmakers. This year we have had a record number of entries ranging from narrative, documentary and of course, comedy. The show is emceed by John Shea who will moderate a discussion with the filmmakers after the screening and present the Audience Award for Favorite Film as well as a new award for Best New Filmmaker. Tickets: $25 General Public/$20 Dreamland Members nctv18.org

Cape Cod 5

Mortgages & Banking

Open Monday-Friday We’ll make your dream come true!

888-225-4636 112 Pleasant Street and Zero Main Street

CAPE COD FIVE will give you more than just a mortgage... they’ll help make your dream come true! Fixed Rate, Adjustable Rate, Jumbo Loans, Affordable Housing, Construction & Land Loans for first time home buyers. Our knowledgeable, experienced mortgage loan officers are available to help you. Call Beth Ann Meehan at 508-247-1709 or Lauren Ard at 508-247-1795 or visit our website at capecodfive.com

Sept. 29-Nov. 16, 2022

Museums & Sites

Nantucket Historical Association

508-228-1894 15 Broad Street

Whaling Museum open daily 10 am to 5 pm Your portal to Nantucket history

The NANTUCKET WHALING MUSEUM & HADWEN HOUSE are open for the 2022 season. Reserve your time to visit and your ticket at nha.org. In this top-quality exhibition venue, you’ll 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. Don’t miss this summer’s major exhibit: Asian Treasures from the Billings Collection. The gateway film “Nantucket,” directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns, showcases the island’s natural beauty and its significant role in global history in a 51-minute film that is a feast for the eyes. Reserve your time by purchasing a ticket online at nha.org. Don’t miss our ESSEX exhibit, and bring your children to our Discovery Center: an interactive imaginary experience. You can also visit online at nha.org

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Open Mon-Sat. 10 am to 5 pm & Sun. Noon to 4 pm drive or take a free shuttle to 158 Polpis Road Daily Family Activities, Museum Talks & Tours

508-228-1885 nantucketshipwreck.org

Discover Nantucket’s unwavering human spirit: 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. Family-friendly programs & displays 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 & Great Point lights, vintage photographs, short movies and more. The new exhibit for 2022 is Gallant Guardians: The Nantucket Lightships. Check their website for other 2022 events. The Museum is an affiliate of the Egan Maritime Institute.

Nursery

Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

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

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

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 the Thai House 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. arrowheadnursery.com

Quarterboards & Signs

Petty Folk Art & Carving

Formerly Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

508-332-9925 or 508-619-7554 serving the Cape & Islands for 16 years

Folk artist Jean Petty and her brother David Perry specialize in custom handcarved quarterboards, business signs, & house numbers. They are responsible for many of the beautiful signs visitors see plus 100s of quarterboards that adorn the homes on Nantucket. They offer restoration of quarterboards, signs, and ship models. Restored the carving “Going on a Whale” at the Nantucket Whaling Museum in 2015. Gift certificates available. Visit them at pettyfolkartandcarving.com, see their show schedule and take a virtual tour: youtu.be/c95SYBE5RVg of some of their artwork available. Call or email all inquiries to jean@pettyfolkartandcarving.com pettyfolkartandcarving.com

Rentals and Properties for Sale

ACK Distinctive Properties

508-332-8044

Find your perfect Nantucket Home ACK Distinctive Properties, LLC is committed to bringing the highest level of customer service to real estate in Nantucket, MA. Our job doesn’t end when we sign a rental agreement or close on a house. Instead, we endeavor to offer world-class service at every stage – from keeping our clients informed about market changes and events on the island to offering personalized rental services, curated sales advice, contractual work, and more. We help you enjoy your Nantucket life to its fullest and to serve your needs with the utmost integrity, discretion, and distinction. This commitment from our agents and managing partner includes providing our clients with the highest level of information. We will keep you updated on the changing nature of the Nantucket real estate market, micro-target your Nantucket area for tailored research and advice and share with you what is trending, and what is not. ackdp.com

Native Shoes Live Lightly

Shoes 508-221-7223 40 Straight Wharf

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SHOES makes it easy to live lightly with a thoughtful selection of ultra lightweight, easy-towear shoes for both kids and adults. Find us right next to the Hy-Line Ferry.

Smoke Shop

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Tours - Van

Gail’s Tours, Inc. 508-901-9399 upstairs at 2 Union Street

508-257-6557 Departures at approx. 10 am, 1 pm, & 3 pm Call for reservations & pickup Pickup at 25 Federal St, across from Information Bureau Personal scenic Island tours: voted “Best of Nantucket”

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 and quality glass. 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 Street (just steps off Main Street, behind Ralph Lauren), or call to arrange a cigar bar for your reception, celebration, wedding, or island event. AckGrayLady.com

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 van 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 13/4 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: if Gail is on a tour, she’ll call you back.

Special Events

Tours - Walking

Gray Lady Smoke Shop See AckGrayLady.com for hours Fine Cigars, Glass, & Accessories.

Nantucket Shorts Festival Sunday, October 9 at 5 pm Short Films Inspired by Nantucket

508-901-5499 showing in The Dreamland Theatre

NantucketShorts.com To celebrate and encourage filmmaking on Nantucket NCTV 18 organizes and executes an annual Nantucket Shorts Festival. Starting at 5 pm on October 9, you can screen submissions by filmmakers with a range of experience—first-time to experienced—and watch narrative, documentary, and comedic films. Actor John Shea will emcee the event and moderate a discussion with the filmmakers after the screening. Awards will be given for Audience Favorite and for Best New Filmmaker. Buy your tickets now at NantucketDreamland.org.

Summer Shades

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 30 years. Visit us in our spacious downtown location: in the front shop of The Courtyard on Straight Wharf.

Hospital Thrift Shop

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. Rated 5 out of 5 on Trip Advisor. $50 adults, $25 age 12 & younger. Private hikes available. Apple Pay, Android Pay, MC, Visa, Amex, & Discover accepted. Get details & make reservations at nantucketwalkabout.com or 508-422-7466.

774-325-8972 Ghost Walks, morning exercise walks + afternoon tours. Call for Private Tours Explore Nantucket: No reservations necessary See calendar for times & where to meet

The ORIGINAL NANTUCKET GHOST WALK is the most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. A fascinating evening stroll to five of the island’s most haunted locations, led by the original guide. See Calendar of Events for date & times & descriptions. Meet the guide 10 min. early at the corner of Main & Centre sts, near the bank steps. $25 for Adults. $20 for Seniors (age 65+). $15 for Teens. $10 for ages 7-12; under 6 free. Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Cash only. No reservations necessary. Private tours are available for all walks. whjamieson@gmail.com

Thrift Shop

508-228-1125 Open for its 93rd year. Closing for the 2022 season on October 14 at 12 noon Clothing, housewares, furniture & more 17 India Street

In 1929, a small group of dedicated women volunteers established the Thrifty Shop, selling affordable, recycled men, women and children clothing, household items and furniture to benefit the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Now incorporated as THE HOSPITAL THRIFT SHOP this store has donated millions to the NCH. Closing Day for the 2022 season is Friday, October 14 at 12 noon: visit our website for fall hours. hospitalthriftshop.org

Seconds Shop

508-228-6677 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat. & Sun. 10-4 Call about making donations Proceeds benefit Fairwinds - Nantucket’s Counseling Center 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 Cumberland Farms), is the perfect place to shop! Here you’ll find a great selection of gently used clothing, jewelry, house wares, small furnishings, books, and 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. 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 $25 or more. secondsshop.org

Barrett’s Tours

508-422-7466 Book online & pickup at Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington St nantucketwalkabout.com Daily Guided Wilderness Hikes on Nantucket see website for hikes & times

Nantucket Walking Tours

Sunglasses

The Island’s largest selection of sunglasses

Nantucket Walkabout

Hy-Line

Transportation Boat

Check ad for departure times High-speed and Passenger ferries from Hyannis

Enjoy a new era of luxury on your HY-LINE Island cruise. The ultimate cruise ship, MV Great Point, offers a luxurious First Class passage to Nantucket, with sun decks huge and wide, cozy booth seating, recessed lighting and paneled interiors that add luxury to your trip to Nantucket. The MV Great Point also offers a first-class section, bright with chrome and glass, in the exclusive Captain’s Quarters, where you sail in pampered comfort. For a quick trip to Nantucket, take THE GREY LADY, Hy-Line’s high-speed catamaran. You’ll cross the Sound in just about one hour! SEE OUR SCHEDULE PRINTED IN THIS ISSUE. hy-linecruises.com

Steamship Authority Reservations Daily: 7:30am - 4pm

508-228-0174 departs from 25 Federal St

BARRETT’S TOURS is the oldest tour company on Nantucket. BARRETT’S offers 1-1/2 hour historic tours daily from 25 Federal Street (across from the Visitors Center) at 10 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. BARRETT’S also has Coach bus service for weddings, clambakes, and large private tours. For more information and reservations, please call 508-228-0174.

Nantucket Island Tours

508-228-0334 Two Great Tours! Departing from Greenhound Station on Washington St Nantucket’s Premiere Transportation Company 10 Washington Street

NANTUCKET ISLAND TOURS is the premiere transportation company on the island. In our new climate-controlled buses, you travel in style and comfort! Our friendly, fun, & informative tour guides take you away from downtown and allow you to enjoy the natural beauty Nantucket has to offer. Two different tours are offered this season: The Signature Tour, which lasts 1hour and 15 minutes, and The Westender Tour, which lasts 2.5 hours. For details and to book a bus tour, visit nantucketbustours.com

508-228-0262 1 Steamboat Wharf steamshipauthority.com

Tours - Bus

1-1/2 hr tour; departs daily at 10am, 1 pm, & 3 pm

508-228-3949 Straight Wharf

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Nantucket Dining Guide Nantucket Bake Shop

Bakeries

508-228-2797 All the delicious freshly baked treats & bread you love 17-1/2 Old South Road Gluten-Free Choices Open Monday-Saturday from 6:30 am to 4:30 pm 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 egg sandwiches, fresh donuts, native cranberry & blueberry muffins, scones, flaky croissants, & danish 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! Our traditional baked goods are preservative free and hand batched on Nantucket Island. Most of our cookies and our granola are gluten free. Take our Portuguese bread home so your friends can enjoy a bit of old Nantucket. For mail order, visit our website. Nantucketbakeshop.com

Nantucket Cookie Company Open Daily: call for hours Decorate small batch cookies from scratch

508-228-6560 inside Easy Street Cantina, 2 Broad St.

THE NANTUCKET COOKIE COMPANY offers their freshly baked tempting treats. All of our cookies are made from scratch in small batches and made to order with no preservatives. The owners are the bakers, the packers, and the shippers. Quality is our first priority. Stop in their Steamboat Wharf location inside The Easy Street Cantina and indulge — you won’t be disappointed! nantucketcookie.net

Cisco Brewers

Brewers

Open 7 Days a Week Home of Cisco Brewers, Nantucket Vineyard, and 888

508-325-5929 5 Bartlett Farm Road

CISCO BREWERS is Nantucket’s first & only craft brewery and prides itself on celebrating a deep-rooted New England island heritage through its portfolio of approachable, sessionable, and coastally-inspired beers. Founded near Cisco Beach in 1995 by hard-working, entrepreneurial islanders, CISCO BREWERS has gained a cult-like following across the Northeast. Visit its open-air beer garden while on Nantucket to enjoy a laid-back, good times atmosphere, live music, and a refreshing pint or two or a craft cocktail made with our own 888. Private tours may be arranged in advance. Table seating is first-come, first-served — reservations are not accepted. Family & dog-friendly. ciscobrewers.com

Clubs & Entertainment

Rose & Crown

508-228-2595 Open Thurs, Fri, & Sat 11:30 am to 1 am AND Sun.-Wed. 11:30 am to midnight Come for the Food, Stay for the Fun! 23 South Water Street

THE ROSE & CROWN is a favorite among locals and visitors. We are Nantucket’s only Downtown Nightclub. Whether it’s live local music, guided paint nights, house DJs, big screens for games, or our notorious karaoke competitions, we have your entertainment needs covered. In-season, we have entertainment 7 days a week, with early and late-night options, so everyone has a chance to enjoy the fun. Check our website for off-season entertainment listings. Theroseandcrown.com

The Corner Table

Coffee Shops

508-228-2665 Open Daily in Nantucket Culinary, 22 Federal Street a family–friendly community space to eat, work, & play

CORNER TABLE is a year-round café where friends + family gather to sip, nibble, and nosh the best of each season. Everyone has a seat at our table. We have everything you crave: barista crafted coffee, fresh scratch-made food, and grab + go snacks for beaching, biking, or wherever the day takes you. cornertablenantucket.com

Light Food & Take-Out

Bartlett’s Farm

508-228-9403 Open Daily, Year Round 33 Bartlett Farm Road Farm Grown Produce | Garden Center | Groceries | Beer & Wine | Meals To Go

A 7th generation family farm growing fresh vegetables on 200 acres of historic Nantucket farm land. Find our full service grocery store onsite with specialty items like quality meats, artisanal cheeses and dairy, olive oils, organic snacks, and more. Order groceries and made to order foods online at Bartlettsfarm.com. Peruse our selection of ‘well-farmed’ wines, craft beers and ciders. Our FARM KITCHEN offers take-out breakfast sandwiches, muffins, pastries, coffee and tea…for lunch we have sandwiches, lobster rolls, clam chowder...dinner specials include

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roast turkey, veggie curry, and prime rib dinner. Grab lunch on your way to the beach, or food and beverages for your BBQ on the way home. Bartlett’s Farm, Who’s Your Farmer? bartlettsfarm.com

The Corner Table

508-228-2665 Open Daily from 7am: eat-in or take-out in Nantucket Culinary, 22 Federal Street a family–friendly community space to eat, work, & play

CORNER TABLE is a year-round café where friends + family gather to sip, nibble, and nosh the best of each season. Everyone has a seat at our table. We have everything you crave: barista crafted coffee, fresh scratch-made food, and grab + go snacks for beaching, biking, or wherever the day takes you. cornertablenantucket.com

Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar

508-228-6005 Open daily 6 am to 9 pm all year 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. 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

Downyflake Inside Dining & Takeout, Full Breakfast & Lunch A Nantucket Tradition for 87 Years

508-228-4533 18 Sparks Avenue

Serving breakfast and lunch daily, THE DOWNYFLAKE is a Nantucket tradition known for the big doughnut outside and warm, homemade doughnuts inside. The DOWNYFLAKE is a family friendly, American style diner, featuring hearty Flake favorites, such as Blueberry Pancakes and Biscuits & Gravy. The menu also includes daily made soups, salads, deli sandwiches and comfort food entrees. The DOWNYFLAKE has comfy indoor dining, plus the entire menu is available to go at the Take-Out Window. thedownyflake.com

Easy Street Cantina Open Daily: call for hours Enjoy our Spacious Patio. Call ahead for pickup.

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 celebrating its 31st season as a merging of award-winning Joe’s Broad Street Grill & Tacos Tacos. 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. Call or order online for contact-less payment, pickup at our window, or delivery islandwide. Take your feast home, to the beach, or on the boat. Our bacon-egg-andcheese burritos are the perfect breakfast to go. One Nibble & You’re Hooked! Call ahead for pickup or delivery. We have indoor dining PLUS a spacious outdoor patio. We accept Apple Pay, Wallet, and other app-based payments. EasyStreetCantina.com

The Faregrounds

508-228-4095 Lunch, dinner, & late night menu daily from 11:30 am Indoor & Outside Dining Delicious & affordable. Gift Cards available 27 Fairgrounds Road

One of Nantucket’s favorite restaurants, THE FAREGROUNDS is serving its regular menus with daily specials. Try their tasty Off-Shore Nibbles, their amazing BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos, one of their char-grilled specialty burgers, or indulge in some of their sensational seafood dishes! They have hearty hot and cold sandwiches and salads, and their pizzas are a favorite with patrons! There’s plenty of parking; major credit cards accepted. Visit thefaregrounds.com to see the menus and call FAREGROUNDS at 508-228-4095 to order your takeout. Call ahead to reserve one of their outdoor dining tables! thefaregrounds.com

Foggy Nantucket Call in your order or order online Nantucket’s Best BBQ + Fabulous Pizzas

508-680-1737 147 Orange Street

FoggyNantucket.com Whether you’re ordering for one or need a meal for your family & friends, FOGGY NANTUCKET is the place to get your BBQ and pizza. Mix & match to keep everyone happy! They prepare their marinara daily, and make and age their own pizza dough – both Thick Deep Dish (Pan) and Thin Crust. The owners grew up down South, and they know BBQ – they like it smokysweet. They dry rub and smoke all the meats with hickory wood, and all of the burnt ends go into the beans. They offer amazing sides to pair with BBQ or Pizza or both! Salads are made to order using only the freshest ingredients with house made dressings. Their fresh Slaw and Potato salads tastes just like the favorites you remember. Island kids love Foggy Nantucket’s housemade Mac-n-Cheese. And their freshly baked garlic knots are positively addicting!

Nantucket Bake Shop Freshly Baked Treats Open Monday-Saturday from 6:30 am to 4:30 pm

508-228-2797 17-1/2 Old South Road

Nantucketbakeshop.com Interested in enjoying an authentic bit of Nantucket? You still can in the NANTUCKET BAKE SHOP. Here you’ll find genuine Portuguese bread & rolls. For breakfast, try our egg sandwiches, fresh donuts, native cranberry & blueberry muffins, scones, flaky croissants, & danish accompanied by a steaming cup of Green Mountain coffee. 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.


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Siam to Go

508-228-SIAM (7426) Open Mon.-Fri. 11am to 7pm & Saturday 4 to 7pm Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln Thai Cuisine made with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices and NEW: ONLINE GROCERIES

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. Check siamtogonantucket.com for ordering groceries online. siamtogonantucket.com

Cisco Brewers

Live Entertainment

Open 7 Days a Week Live Entertainment Is Back - check website for schedule

508-325-5929 5 Bartlett Farm Road

CISCO BREWERS is Nantucket’s first & only craft brewery and prides itself on celebrating a deep-rooted New England island heritage through its portfolio of approachable, sessionable, and coastally-inspired beers. Founded near Cisco Beach in 1995 by hard-working, entrepreneurial islanders, CISCO BREWERS has gained a cult-like following across the Northeast. Visit its open-air beer garden while on Nantucket to enjoy a laid-back, good times atmosphere, live music, and a refreshing pint or two or a craft cocktail made with our own 888. Private tours may be arranged in advance. Table seating is first-come, first-served — reservations are not accepted. ciscobrewers.com

Bartlett’s Farm

Markets

508-228-9403 Open Daily, Year Round Bartlett Farm Road Farm Grown Produce | Garden Center | Groceries | Beer & Wine | Meals To Go

A 7th generation family farm growing fresh vegetables on 200 acres of historic Nantucket farm land. Find our full service grocery store onsite with specialty items like quality meats, artisanal cheeses and dairy, olive oils, organic snacks, and more. Order groceries and made to order foods online at Bartlettsfarm.com. Peruse our selection of ‘well-farmed’ wines, craft beers and ciders. Our Farm kitchen offers take-out breakfast sandwiches, muffins, pastries, coffee and tea…for lunch we have sandwiches, lobster rolls, clam chowder...dinner specials include roast turkey, veggie curry, and prime rib dinner. Grab lunch on your way to the beach, or food and beverages for your BBQ on the way home. Bartlett’s Farm, Who’s Your Farmer? bartlettsfarm.com

The Beet

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Mondayy,, Tuesdayy,, Thursdayy,, Fridayy,, Saturday: 10am 5pm Sunday: 11am 3pm Closed W Weednesdays For dona on hours, please call 508.228.6677

32 Sparks Avenue Next to the Mid Island Cumberland Farms

Restaurants

9 South Water Street, 508.680.1857 Mon-Sat 1:30am to 9pm; clsed Sunday. For updated fall hours, please see website Healthy food, something for everyone! Made -to-order salads, sandwiches, & specials

THE BEET’s upBEET atmosphere perfectly pairs with our bistro inspired menu featuring, fresh, made to order salads, warm bowls, pastas, beef + fish dishes and our infamous chicken burger + signature brioche beignets can be enjoyed DINE IN or TAKEOUT. The Beet features the bold flavors of Asian + Latin cuisines like nothing you have experienced on Nantucket, complimented by a curated wine, beer, sake + cocktail selection. Conveniently located between both ferries, The Beet is the perfect choice for TAKEOUT when you arrive or on your way off island. ORDER ONLINE ahead of time and skip the wait at thebeetnantucket.com. Check our website for current hours. Open year round so you can Eat.Beet.Repeat. anytime! Facebook + Instagram @thebeetnantucket thebeetnantucket.com

Bistro at Home Menu online & @nantucketbistroathome “Eat and happiness will follow!”

508-901-1858 Pickup at 16 Fair Street

Chefs Ruth and Tim Pitts are now offering many of your favorite dishes from Centre Street Bistro for Curbside Pickup at a new location: 16 Fair Street. You can see their menu of Bistro dishes and specials at BISTRO at HOME. All their dishes are made with the finest, freshest ingredients available. Call or text for current days and hours AND to order. Follow them on Instagram @nantucketbistroathome nantucketbistro.com

The Brotherhood of Thieves

508-228-2551 Serving continuously every day from 11:30 am; Kitchen closes at 10pm Good food. Good drinks. Good company. 23 Broad Street

Whether you are a first-time or returning visitor to Nantucket, THE BROTHERHOOD OF THIEVES, 23 Broad Street, must be on your To Do List! This landmark island eatery, offers 3 dining areas—a downstairs pub echoing a 1840s Whaling tavern, a second floor Cisco Kitchen & Bar with a surf shack vibe, and an outdoor patio—all in the heart of downtown Nantucket. THE BROTHERHOOD menu features fresh salads, a dozen appetizers, hearty burgers & sandwiches, their famous curly fries, and entrees featuring fish, chicken, and steak. To accompany your meal, THE BROTHERHOOD serves Cisco & other craft beers on draft, wines by the glass & by the bottle, and more than a dozen signature cocktails. And just wait until their Notch Bar opens on the second floor! brotherhoodnantucket.com

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Nantucket Dining Guide Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar

508-228-6005 Open daily 6 am to 9 pm all year 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

Downyflake Inside Dining & Takeout, Full Breakfast & Lunch A Nantucket Tradition for 87 Years

508-228-4533 18 Sparks Avenue

THE DOWNYFLAKE is a Nantucket tradition known for the big doughnut outside and warm, homemade doughnuts inside. The DOWNYFLAKE is a family friendly, American style diner, featuring hearty Flake favorites, such as Blueberry Pancakes and Biscuits & Gravy. The menu also includes daily made soups, salads, deli sandwiches and comfort food entrees. The DOWNYFLAKE has comfy indoor dining, plus the entire menu is available to go at the TakeOut Window. thedownyflake.com

Dune Serving Dinner Nightly from 5:30 pm, Bar Opens at 5 pm Where chic meets casual comfort

508-228-5550 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 three distinct dining rooms is a blend of sophisticated elegance and soothing comfort. They also serve on a sheltered patio and have sidewalk cafestyle dining. DUNE 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: call for hours corner of Easy & Broad sts. Fried Clams, Fish’n Chips, Burritos, Tacos, Wraps, & More. Breakfast all day! EASY STREET CANTINA is open for the season on the corner of Easy & Broad streets by the water on Steamboat Wharf. Call ahead for pickup or delivery. Our spacious patio is open for dining, and we have distanced indoor dining. 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. Home of the Nantucket Cookie Company. Fun, Fast, Family Food. We accept Apple Pay, Wallet, and other app-based payments. EasyStreetCantina.com

Siam to Go 508-228-SIAM (7426) Open Mon.-Fri. 11am to 7pm & Saturday 4 to 7pm Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln Thai Cuisine made with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices 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. siamtogonantucket.com

Nantucket Vineyard

Vineyard 508-325-5929 5 Bartlett Farm Road

Open daily Fine Nantucket wines

ciscobrewers.com Stop by to taste 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.

Current Vintage

Wine & Spirits

Open daily Wine • Clothing • Home • Gifts • Provisions

Wine Bar

Petrichor Wine Bar 617-283-9933 Dinner Tuesday-Saturday from 5 pm& Sunday Brunch from 12 noon to 4 pm Fabulous food, cocktails, largest selection of wines by the glass 130 Pleasant Street PETRICHOR is a Nantucket’s Wine Bar for people who love to discover new grapes, blends, and regions. We have dozens of wines by the glass or by the bottle: sparkling, white, rose, and red wines that are refreshing and interesting as well as selections of particular distinction. Petrichor also offers a number of spirits—malts, bourbons, a rotating selection of seasonal beer, and dessert wines—on a rotating basis. Stop by and try something from our new cockail menu. Our 2022 dinner menu has delicious dishes to pair with our sensation libations. Call us for private parties and tastings. petrichorwinebar.com

508-228-4095 Lunch, dinner, & late night menu daily from 11:30 am Indoor & Outside Dining Affordable Family Dining 27 Fairgrounds Road FAREGROUNDS is one of Nantucket’s favorite year round restaurants (and we are sports fanatics, with 15 HDTVs)! Choose between the Pudley’s Pub, the cool ocean breeze while you enjoy outdoor dining, and the quiet of FAREGROUNDS dining room! Our affordable fare is complemented by daily specials. We are THE perfect place to satisfy everyone in your party! 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

Petrichor Wine Bar 617-283-9933 Dinner Tuesday-Saturday from 5 pm & Sunday Brunch from 12 noon to 4 pm Fabulous food, cocktails, largest selection of wines by the glass 130 Pleasant Street PETRICHOR is a Nantucket’s Wine Bar for people who love to discover new grapes, blends, and regions. We have dozens of wines by the glass or by the bottle: sparkling, white, rose, and red wines that are refreshing and interesting as well as selections of particular distinction. Petrichor also offers a number of spirits—malts, bourbons, a rotating selection of seasonal beer, and dessert wines—on a rotating basis. Stop by and try something from our new cockail menu. Our 2022 dinner menu has delicious dishes to pair with our sensation libations. Call us for private parties and tastings. petrichorwinebar.com

Rose & Crown

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

THE ROSE & CROWN is a perennial favorite of islanders and visitors. Stop by for one of the largest draft Craft Beer selections on the island and our scratch made Eclectic Pub Fare. We offer everything you could desire, including nachos and wings, sandwiches and our famous burgers, lobster rolls, local seafood, and mouth watering steaks, plus gluten-free and vegetarian options. Always family friendly with a children’s menu. Eat indoors or on our sidewalk. And you can order online for takeout. Check theroseandcrown.com for current hours, menus, & daily specials. theroseandcrown.com

508-228-5073 4 Easy Street

currentvintage.com CURRENT VINTAGE is a fun and original concept store with a carefully edited mix of vintage clothing & accessories, wines, cheeses, beer, and home goods. Choose from a selection of nearly 400 wines, including many organic and small production options. Stop by CV in town at 4 Easy Street for the perfect custom gift basket, and try our monthly Sommelier Sampler!

The Faregrounds

Indoor & Outdoor Dining ~ Takeout Available

Sept. 29-Nov. 16, 2022

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NANTUCKET ISLAND BEACHES

NORTH SHORE AND HARBOR BEACHES

EASTERN SHORE - OCEAN BEACHES

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

Siasconset: Regular shuttle bus service or seven-mile ride on paved bike path.

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.

Surf can be heavy; lifeguard. Food available in nearby village of ’Sconset. Low Beach: 4WD access. Surf can be heavy; no lifeguard.

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.

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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Events & Entertainment from page 30

11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 1 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 4:15 PM - Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Shawkemo Hills offers 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Atheneum Knitting Group A fun, relaxed place to share projects or learn new techniques. Masks required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route A 1 1/3 mile, 90 min. walk featuring the island’s 2 most haunted hotels, $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 15 min early. 774-325-8972

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:30 to 10 AM - Free Toddler Time for Ages 18-38 Songs, simple stories, & rhymes. Space limited. Tickets at the Weezie Desk when library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 to 11 AM - Free Birding on Folger’s Marsh Join Egan Maritime at the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum, on the edge of Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s Folger’s Marsh with a wildlife expert from the Linda Loring Nature Foundation to guide you through observation of the abundant bird life in this unique ecosystem. Participants will also learn about the interconnectedness of birds, ecosystems, and maritime history. Equipment is provided if needed. Limited space: register online at EganMaritime.org 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm

Ed Dorso • Brewster, MA

10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10:30 to 11 AM - Free Preschool Story Time for Ages 3+ Featuring new & classic tales. Space limited: tickets at the Weezie Desk 30 min. before program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck & others were inspired by Nantucket on a 2/3-mi, 90 min stroll. $25, $15 for 65+ & teens, $10 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at corner of Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min early. 774-325-8972 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Taco Bar Enjoy Pork Carnitas, Smoked Chicken, Beef Tacos + Salad bar, rice/potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. EasyStreetCantina.com 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 12:45 PM - Linda Loring Nature Foundation Hike with Nantucket Walkabout LLNF’s publicly accessible property has easy trails thru sandplain grasslands, coastal shrublands, & along the North Head of Long Pond in sight of an active osprey nest. 110 Eel Point Road. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

Brad Muffly • Nantucket, MA

7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Beechwood Farm Loop with Nantucket Walkabout This property in Polpis shares elements of maritime or coastal heathlands habitat: native tree species, meadows, & wetlands. You’ll feel you’re exploring Yoda’s home swamp planet of Dagobah from Star Wars. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street & 1746 Windmill A 2-mi. non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past historic mansions & beautiful gardens of Nantucket. Cash only: $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for continued on page 45


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ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10 AM to 7 PM - Cranberry Cup at Nantucket Ice At Nantucket Ice, the Cranberry Cup Ice Hockey tourney with food trucks and games. No admission fee Backus Lane. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Chicken Enjoy Fried Chicken & Homestyle Chicken + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2 PM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-4227466 or WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 7 AM - Sports Fishing on the Herbert T Enjoy a true island experience. All equipment provided (+ lessons, if needed). Your catch cleaned & packaged for you to take home. Fun for adults & kids. Reserve a spot at Slip #14, Straight Wharf. 508-228-6655 Trips at 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm 8 AM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is

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close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

ALL DAY - Wing Day at Easy Street Cantina The best wings at the best price: Full basket (16) for $15.95 or half basket $9.95. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. 508-228-5418. EasyStreetCantina.com 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Free NanPuppets at the Atheneum Stories and fun. Tickets at the Weezie desk on the first-come-first-served when the library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10 AM to 7 PM - Cranberry Cup Event Cranberry Cup Ice Hockey Championships will be held from 3 to 5 pm, and from 5 to 7 pm, a free skate open to the public will be held. From 10 am to 3 pm a community yard sale and sports equipment swap where you can swap old gear for new/used gear. Live music at 12 noon. Nantucket Ice Rink, Backus Lane. 11 AM to 12 PM - Free Spanish Story Time for Ages 6-10 Stories, songs, & activities in Spanish & English. Check in at Weezie/Children’s desk 15 mins before the program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 1 PM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. 508-422-7466 or WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 4:15 PM - Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Shawkemo Hills offers 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 continued on page 46


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8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 8 AM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, but their groves & small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 1 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of N. America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2:15 AM to 3:15 PM - Ice Cream Cruise Family Fun! Relax and enjoy some ice cream on this scenic Harbor Tour. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037 4 to 5 PM - Cocktail Cruise Enjoy breathtaking harbor views and cocktails with family & friends. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011 Reservations: shearwaterexcursions.com or 508-228-7037. 4:15 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon & stars, and maybe take a dip in the ocean if you’re game. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5:15 to 6:45 PM - Sunset Cruise Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy some of the finest sunsets aboard the Minke. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 7 to 8 PM - Free Concert: Singer Songwriter Jess Clemons Jess Clemons’ experience as a traveler, former island dweller, and small town girl have influenced her folksy homegrown musical style. Masks required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge with Nantucket Walkabout A 3-mile hike mostly over sand, this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor: tidal pond, beach, cedar forest, dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh & harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street & 1746 Windmill A 2-mi. non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past historic mansions & beautiful gardens of Nantucket. Cash only: $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 to 11 AM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM - Barrett’s Tours Historic tours offered daily departing from 25 Federal St., across from the Visitors Centre. Reservations: call 508-228-0174. Offered again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: London Broil Enjoy London Broil with mushroom sauce + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina,

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Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2 PM - Beechwood Farm Loop with Nantucket Walkabout This property in Polpis shares elements of maritime or coastal heathlands habitat: native tree species, meadows, & wetlands. You’ll feel you’re exploring Yoda’s home swamp planet of Dagobah from Star Wars. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 8 AM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Music in the Morning for Young Kids Songs and singing games in the Nantucket AtheneumGarden, 1 India St. 10 to 11 AM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour (ages 13+) For ages 13 and up. Learn about the real Nantucket of opium/dens, bordellos, riots, hippie hysteria, and conmen, and others. Please arrive 10 min. early at Centre and Main, beside the bank steps. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. 774-325-8972 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Jamaican Buffet Enjoy Jerk Chicken & Homestyle Chicken + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter & piping plovers, least terns & American oystercatchers during summer. Catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mi, 1 hr., exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes. Ends at White Elephant Hotel. Cash Only. $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 to 11 AM - Whaling History Tour See relics from Whaling Days & learn about life aboard a whale ship. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. Reservations: ShearwaterExcursions.com or 508-228-7037 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Fish Fry Enjoy Cod , Panko Breaded Flounder, Clam Chowder + salad bar, rice/potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy Sts. EasyStreetCantina.com 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-condicontinued on page 47


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tioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 1 PM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 4:15 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Atheneum Knitting Group A fun, relaxed place to share projects or learn new techniques. Masks required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route A 1 1/3 mile, 90 min. walk featuring the island’s 2 most haunted hotels, $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 15 min early. 774-325-8972

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 8 AM - Beechwood Farm Loop with Nantucket Walkabout This property in Polpis shares elements of maritime or coastal heathlands habitat: native tree species, meadows, & wetlands. You’ll feel you’re exploring Yoda’s home swamp planet of Dagobah from Star Wars. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:30 to 10 AM - Free Toddler Time for Ages 18-38 Songs, simple stories, & rhymes. Space limited. Tickets at the Weezie Desk when library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM - Gail’s Tours of Nantucket Daily in-depth van tour of Nantucket with 7th generation native as your guide. Intown pickup. To reserve a seat, call 508-257-6557. Tours again at 1 & 3 pm 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10:30 to 11 AM - Free Preschool Story Time for Ages 3+ Featuring new & classic tales. Space limited: tickets at the Weezie Desk 30 min. before program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck & others were inspired by Nantucket on a 2/3-mi, 90 min stroll. $25, $15 for 65+ & teens, $10 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at corner of Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min early. 774-325-8972 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Taco Bar Enjoy Pork Carnitas, Smoked Chicken, Beef Tacos + Salad bar, rice/potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. EasyStreetCantina.com 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 12:45 PM - Linda Loring Nature Foundation Hike with Nantucket Walkabout LLNF’s publicly accessible property has easy trails thru sandplain grasslands, coastal shrublands, & along the North Head of Long Pond in sight of an active osprey nest. 110 Eel Point Road. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street & 1746 Windmill A 2-mi. non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past historic mansions & beautiful gardens of Nantucket. Cash only: $25; $20 for 65+; $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Chicken Enjoy Fried Chicken & Homestyle Chicken + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com

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11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 2 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of N. America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-4227466 or WalkNantucket.com ALL DAY - Wing Day at Easy Street Cantina The best wings at the best price: Full basket (16) for $15.95 or half basket $9.95. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. 508-228-5418. EasyStreetCantina.com 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Free NanPuppets at the Atheneum Stories and fun. Tickets at the Weezie desk on the first-come-first-served when the library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 12 PM - Free Spanish Story Time for Ages 6-10 Stories, songs, & activities in Spanish & English. Check in at Weezie/Children’s desk 15 mins before the program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM to 4 PM - The Old Mill Anniversary Celebration Learn the history of Nantucket’s Old Mill, participate in activities and demonstrations, engage with members of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe as they lead traditional crafts and musical performances during this fun-filled day of history. Free admission to this Nantucket Historical Assn. event on Mill Hill. 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. 11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 1 PM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 4 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 8 AM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 11:15 AM - The Signature Historic Tour A narrated tour of historic sites in town, Old Mill, Oldest House, Sconset Village, Sankaty Head Lighthouse & more with knowledgeable guides in new air-conditioned buses. Learn about Nantucket’s history. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. Again at 1 pm & 2:45pm. Nantucketbustours.com or 508-228-0334. continued on page 48


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11:30 - The Westender Tour A 2-1/2 hr tour of the West End of Nantucket. Visit Madaket, then travel to the Cisco area with stops at Bartlett’s Farm & Cisco Brewers. Tickets & departure: 10 Washington St. or on Nantucketbustours.com or call 508-228-0334. 1 PM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 3:45 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon & stars, and maybe take a dip in the ocean if you’re game. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 8 AM - Beechwood Farm Loop with Nantucket Walkabout This property in Polpis shares elements of maritime or coastal heathlands habitat: native tree species, meadows, & wetlands. You’ll feel you’re exploring Yoda’s home swamp planet of Dagobah from Star Wars. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: London Broil Enjoy London Broil with mushroom sauce + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 2 PM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 or WalkNantucket.com

Sept. 29-Nov. 16, 2022

11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Fish Fry Enjoy Cod , Panko Breaded Flounder, Clam Chowder + salad bar, rice/potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy Sts. EasyStreetCantina.com 1 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Atheneum Knitting Group A fun, relaxed place to share projects or learn new techniques. Masks required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route A 1 1/3 mile, 90 min. walk featuring the island’s 2 most haunted hotels, $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 15 min early. 774-325-8972

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 8 AM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:30 to 10 AM - Free Toddler Time for Ages 18-38 Songs, simple stories, & rhymes. Space limited. Tickets at the Weezie Desk when library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10:30 to 11 AM - Free Preschool Story Time for Ages 3+ Featuring new & classic tales. Space limited: tickets at the Weezie Desk 30 min. before program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Taco Bar Enjoy Pork Carnitas, Smoked Chicken, Beef Tacos + Salad bar, rice/potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. EasyStreetCantina.com 12:45 PM - Linda Loring Nature Foundation Hike with Nantucket Walkabout LLNF’s publicly accessible property has easy trails thru sandplain grasslands, coastal shrublands, & along the North Head of Long Pond in sight of an active osprey nest. 110 Eel Point Road. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Taryn Hochstrasser • Johannesburg, South Africa

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge with Nantucket Walkabout A 3-mile hike mostly over sand, this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor: tidal pond, beach, cedar forest, dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh & harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Jamaican Buffet Enjoy Jerk Chicken & Homestyle Chicken + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 2 PM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands & contains pitch pine forests with a cattail-choked inlet with a small walkway. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter & piping plovers, least terns & American oystercatchers during summer. Catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org

8 AM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, but their groves & small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 508-422-7466 or WalkNantucket.com 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10 AM to 5 PM - AAN It’s Scalloping Season Exhibit Opens See the Artists Association of Nantucket It’s Scalloping Season Exhibit in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington St. Exhibit is up thru Nov. 16. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Chicken Enjoy Fried Chicken & Homestyle Chicken + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 2 PM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-4227466 or WalkNantucket.com 5 PM - Annual Community Halloween Party Held in the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, 61 Sparks Avenue. 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com ALL DAY - Wing Day at Easy Street Cantina The best wings at the best price: Full basket (16) for $15.95 or half basket $9.95. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. 508-228-5418. EasyStreetCantina.com continued on page 49


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9:45 to 10:15 AM - Free NanPuppets at the Atheneum Stories and fun. Tickets at the Weezie desk on the first-come-first-served when the library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 12 PM - Free Spanish Story Time for Ages 6-10 Stories, songs, & activities in Spanish & English. Check in at Weezie/Children’s desk 15 mins before the program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 1 PM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 4 PM - Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Shawkemo Hills offers 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 8 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route A 3/4-mi, 80 min stroll in the historic district to 5 of the most haunted spots. $25; $20 seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at Main & Centre by the bank steps 10 min early. 774-325-8972

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 8 AM - Beechwood Farm Loop with Nantucket Walkabout This property in Polpis shares elements of maritime or coastal heathlands habitat: native tree species, meadows, & wetlands. You’ll feel you’re exploring Yoda’s home swamp planet of Dagobah from Star Wars. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 to 10 AM - Batacular Bike Race This off-road race will take you through some of the most beautiful trails found on-island. Proceeds benefit the work of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. $100 to register: 508-228-2884 1 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 8 AM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: London Broil Enjoy London Broil with mushroom sauce + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 2 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of N. America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 3 PM - Community Halloween Celebration Main Street will be closed to traffic. Costume judging at 3 pm; parade at 4 pm. Candy, community fun, and possibly live music. We never know what will happen during Halloween on Nantucket. 4:30 to 6:30 PM - Halloween at the Museum After parading down Main Street, walk over to the Whaling Museum on Broad Street to receive some treats and experience a few spooky whaler stations! Presented by the Nantucket Historical Association.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge with Nantucket Walkabout A 3-mile hike mostly over sand, this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor: tidal pond, beach, cedar forest, dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh & harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Music in the Morning for Young Kids Songs and singing games in the Nantucket AtheneumGarden, 1 India St. 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Jamaican Buffet Enjoy Jerk Chicken & Homestyle Chicken + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com

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2 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 6 to 9 PM - Tim Talks Books with Author Francine Mathews Join Tim Ehrenberg of Tim Talks Books and Nantucket Book Partners in conversation with author of the Merry Folger Nantucket mystery series Francine Mathews, about her newest mystery - Death on a Winter Stroll. Free admission. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter & piping plovers, least terns & American oystercatchers during summer. Catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Fish Fry Enjoy Cod , Panko Breaded Flounder, Clam Chowder + salad bar, rice/potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy Sts. EasyStreetCantina.com 2 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor also has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove & take a closer look at Nantucket Harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 4 PM - Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Shawkemo Hills offers 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. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Atheneum Knitting Group A fun, relaxed place to share projects or learn new techniques. Masks required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:30 to 10 AM - Free Toddler Time for Ages 18-38 Songs, simple stories, & rhymes. Space limited. Tickets at the Weezie Desk when library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org

Bob Lyons • Auburn Hills, MI

10:30 to 11 AM - Free Preschool Story Time for Ages 3+ Featuring new & classic tales. Space limited: tickets at the Weezie Desk 30 min. before program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Taco Bar Enjoy Pork Carnitas, Smoked Chicken, Beef Tacos + Salad bar, rice/potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. EasyStreetCantina.com 2 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of N. America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com continued on page 50


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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 from page 49

5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers & grasses that thrive in sandy soil. It’s a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach. 508-422-7466 or WalkNantucket.com 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Chicken Enjoy Fried Chicken & Homestyle Chicken + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 2 PM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 8 AM - Beechwood Farm Loop with Nantucket Walkabout This property in Polpis shares elements of maritime or coastal heathlands habitat: native tree species, meadows, & wetlands. You’ll feel you’re exploring Yoda’s home swamp planet of Dagobah from Star Wars. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: London Broil Enjoy London Broil with mushroom sauce + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 1 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 8 AM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, but their groves & small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Music in the Morning for Young Kids Songs and singing games in the Nantucket AtheneumGarden, 1 India St. 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Jamaican Buffet Enjoy Jerk Chicken & Homestyle Chicken + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 1 PM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Evelyn D’Eletto • Katonah, NY

ALL DAY - Wing Day at Easy Street Cantina The best wings at the best price: Full basket (16) for $15.95 or half basket $9.95. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. 508-228-5418. EasyStreetCantina.com 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Free NanPuppets at the Atheneum Stories and fun. Tickets at the Weezie desk on the first-come-first-served when the library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 2 PM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge with Nantucket Walkabout A 3-mile hike mostly over sand, this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor: tidal pond, beach, cedar forest, dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh & harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 1 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor also has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove & take a closer look at Nantucket Harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter & piping plovers, least terns & American oystercatchers during summer. Catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Fish Fry Enjoy Cod , Panko Breaded Flounder, Clam Chowder + salad bar, rice/potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy Sts. EasyStreetCantina.com 1 PM - Beechwood Farm Loop with Nantucket Walkabout This property in Polpis shares elements of maritime or coastal heathlands habitat: native tree species, meadows, & wetlands. You’ll feel you’re exploring Yoda’s home swamp planet of Dagobah from Star Wars. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Atheneum Knitting Group A fun, relaxed place to share projects or learn new techniques. Masks required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 8 AM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of N. America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:30 to 10 AM - Free Toddler Time for Ages 18-38 Songs, simple stories, & rhymes. Space limited. Tickets at the Weezie Desk when library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10:30 to 11 AM - Free Preschool Story Time for Ages 3+ Featuring new & classic tales. Space limited: tickets at the Weezie Desk 30 min. before program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Taco Bar Enjoy Pork Carnitas, Smoked Chicken, Beef Tacos + Salad bar, rice/potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. EasyStreetCantina.com 1 PM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands with continued on page 51


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pitch pine forests & a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge with Nantucket Walkabout A 3-mile hike mostly over sand, this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor: tidal pond, beach, cedar forest, dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh & harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Chicken Enjoy Fried Chicken & Homestyle Chicken + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 1:30 PM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com ALL DAY - Wing Day at Easy Street Cantina The best wings at the best price: Full basket (16) for $15.95 or half basket $9.95. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy sts. 508-228-5418. EasyStreetCantina.com 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Free NanPuppets at the Atheneum Stories and fun. Tickets at the Weezie desk on the first-come-first-served when the library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 1 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor also has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove & take a closer look at Nantucket Harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 8 AM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 1 PM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: London Broil Enjoy London Broil with mushroom sauce + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 1 PM - Beechwood Farm Loop with Nantucket Walkabout This property in Polpis shares elements of maritime or coastal heathlands habitat: native tree species, meadows, & wetlands. You’ll feel you’re exploring Yoda’s home swamp planet of Dagobah from Star Wars. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge with Nantucket Walkabout A 3-mile hike mostly over sand, this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor: tidal pond, beach, cedar forest, dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh & harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

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9:45 to 10:30 AM - Music in the Morning for Young Kids Songs and singing games in the Nantucket AtheneumGarden, 1 India St. 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Jamaican Buffet Enjoy Jerk Chicken & Homestyle Chicken + Salad bar, rice or potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 1:30 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of N. America. See & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s westernmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter & piping plovers, least terns & American oystercatchers during summer. Catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Fish Fry Enjoy Cod , Panko Breaded Flounder, Clam Chowder + salad bar, rice/potatoes, wings, vegetables, & more for $16.95 ($10.95 under 12): eat in or to-go. Easy Street Cantina, Broad & Easy Sts. EasyStreetCantina.com 1 PM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Atheneum Knitting Group A fun, relaxed place to share projects or learn new techniques. Masks required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 8 AM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, but their groves & small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:30 to 10 AM - Free Toddler Time for Ages 18-38 Songs, simple stories, & rhymes. Space limited. Tickets at the Weezie Desk when library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Is Open Learn all about Nantucket history, see the collection of scrimshaw, hear the audio tour all in a world-class museum at 13 Broad St. Tickets at the door or at nha.org 10:30 to 11 AM - Free Preschool Story Time for Ages 3+ Featuring new & classic tales. Space limited: tickets at the Weezie Desk 30 min. before program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 1 PM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.


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