Yesterday's Island/Today's Nantucket, Vol. 52, Issue #17, November 17, 2022 - January 2023

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HOLIDAY SEASON 2022 • FREE! • CELEBRATING 52 YEARS! • ISLAND MAPS • CONTESTS

Todays Nantucket

Volume: 52 Number: 17 • Est. 1970 • Dining Guide • Advertiser Directory • YesterdaysIsland.com

In this issue...

photo by Emily Dunn

TWN presents Scrooge… see page 4

photo by Dr. Sarah T. Bois

Winter Treasure Hunt… see page 7

photo by Kris Kinsley

Atheneum’s Cold Turkey Plunge...see page 20


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Gallery and Nantucket Pearl Company est. 1979

inside G.S. Hill Gallery, est. 2008

Annual Stroll Drawing: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4pm Stop by for a free raffle ticket Friday and Saturday of Stroll Weekend!

The Nantucket “MUST HAVE” pearl bracelets. Starting at $75.

oil on linen

“Red Reflections”

56”x 48”

Lightship Bracelets & Angel

Vintage Lightship Baskets by Paul Willer

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Rare Chance to Buy Art from a Nantucket Collection

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Thanksgiving Weekend, Egan Maritime Institute will offer a opportunity to acquire a treasure from their collections when they host their second annual Art Sale. Lovers of Nantucket art and history may purchase works by Rodney J. K. Charman, Otto Anton Fischer, John Stobart, and Virginia Greenleaf. All items offered are either from Bud and Dorothy Egan’s estate or were donated to Egan Maritime with the express purpose of helping to fund the Foundation’s educational programs. continued on page 15

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“He Knew How to Keep Christmas Well” A talented cast of 24 local and professional performers will put heart and happiness into your holidays with the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket’s production of Scrooge, the Magical Holiday Musical. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Scrooge tells the tale of old miser Ebeneezer on the night he’s visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet To Come. With live music and a fantastic cast, this fast-paced retelling of the classic tale of family, friendship, and second chances is a holiday experience you won't want to miss. “I’m thrilled to have this talented group of people gathered here to tell this heartwarming story for all ages this holiday season,” says TWN’s Producing Artistic Director Justin Cerne. “Our holiday productions have a special place in my heart and are a holiday tradition for many Nantucket families and visitors. We’re thrilled to be able to keep that tradition alive.” Curtain on the show goes up November 18, and performances continue through December 10. Tickets are available online at theatrenantucket.org

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Chaos & Crime at Christmas Stroll

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a new novel by Francine Mathews by Suzanne Daub

When describing Nantucket’s annual Christmas Stroll celebration, most people think of Main Street lined with Christmas trees, Santa Claus arriving by Coast Guard cutter, people in matching costumes wearing elaborate holiday headgear, and the iconic Christmas tree in Killen’s dory bobbing peacefully in Nantucket Harbor. Murder is not usually a part of this idyllic island scene. But murder is often on the mind of author Francine Mathews, who has just released her most recent book: Death on a Winter Stroll. This novel is the latest in Mathews’ Merry Folger Mystery series, all set on Nantucket Island and all revolving around unexplained deaths…unexplained until Detective Meredith Folger solves each crime. In this fast-paced police procedural, main character and skilled sleuth Merry Folger is now Chief of Police on Nantucket, and she leads her team through twists and turns, mysterious motives, and surprising subplots to a satisfying ending that won’t spoil your holiday spirit. This is an ideal quick read to escape the pressures of the holiday season—a well-plotted, gripping novel that you won’t want to put down once you start. Francine Mathews published her first book in 1994, responding to a dream and dare. At the time she first put pen to paper on her path to becoming an author, continued on page 16

THE COURTYARD

Straight Wharf Open Daily

barnaby’s is a new toy store & art studio for kids of all ages! Holiday & Winter Art Classes!

Check out the schedule at barnabysnantucket.com Drop-in and create

any time of day! Great toys & gi s!

Activities for beach, park, playground, & home! 12 oak street • 508-680-1553 Tue-Sat 10:30am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm barnabyack@gmail.com

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

Oakley Ray Ban Tom Ford Maui Jim

& countless others

Blue Beetle 12 Main Street

clothing, jewelry & accessories open daily 508 228 3227 BlueBeetleNantucket.com

Customize your gift basket with any of your favorite treats for your friends and family during the Holidays. Open Tues-Sat from 6:30am

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Today’s Nantucket

Events & Entertainment Events are updated daily at Nantucket.net

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 9:30 to 10 AM - Toddler Time for Ages 18 to 38 Songs, simple stories, and finger rhymes for children. Free but tickets available at the Weezie Desk 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 10:30 to 11 AM - Preschool Story Time for Ages 3+ Story time featuring new & classical tales. Free, but tickets available at the Weezie Desk 30 minutes before the 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 3:30 to 5 PM - Wines & Rinds Taste wines and cheeses every Thursday afternoon at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. 508-228-9403 BartlettsFarm.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 6 to 7 PM - Free ELL English Class For those seeking to improve their English language skills. Class is conducted in English; no pre-registration required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 6:30 to 7:30 PM - Free “Look Up!” program at MMA’s Loines Observatory Join Maria Mitchell Assn. astronomers for a tour of Nantucket’s night sky. View the moon, planets, stars, nebulae, & distant galaxies through the MMA’s telescopes. Check-in 10-15 min. before the program. Loines Observatory, 59 Milk St.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 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 - 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 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 4 to 6 PM - Wine Tasting at Current Vintage Taste some of our favorite wines to serve for the Thanksgiving Table. Stock up and enjoy 15% off when you purchase 6 bottles or more. Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street. 508-228-5073 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge - Pond & Woods with Nantucket Walkabout A three-mile hike mostly over sand, exploring this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor. Six habitats - tidal pond, beach, cedar forest & dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh with two active osprey nest poles and harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com continued on page 18

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Suzanne M. Daub - Publisher & Editor • C. Oscar Olson - Associate Editor Writers - Robert P. Barsanti, Dr. Sarah T. Bois, Suzanne Daub Production & Design - Sarah Morneau Cover Photographs - YI Staff, Emily Dunn, Kris Kinsley, and Dr. Sarah T. Bois Ethan & Anora: Excited for Christmas • Solveig: Ready for some snow Yesterday’s Island is published from April - November in print and online year-round. Established in 1970. The publisher reserves the right to review all material submitted for publication & will not be responsible for any and all misinformation, misprints, typographical errors, incorrect or misleading content of advertisements, etc. which might appear in this publication in print or online.

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Winter Treasure Hunt by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois, PhD

Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation We’ve had a marvelous fall with warmer weather than ever before. This has led to many more outdoor adventures, longer hikes, and even some late fall ocean swims. However, as we settle in towards real winter on Nantucket, the winds will whip up and the bitter cold will eventually set in. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. You might just need an excuse to get outside. In the dead of winter, as the sun sets earlier, I know that I sometimes need an excuse to walk a little further or to explore a new spot. One answer to this problem for me, especially when my son was young, was to go on a treasure hunt. Welcome to the wonderful world of geocaching! I last wrote about geocaching in 2017 (yesterdaysisland.com/hunt-real-treasure-geocaching/), but it’s time to update the what, how, when, and where for the island. So, what is geocaching? Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game. At its most basic, geocaching is navigating to a specific set of coordinates and then attempting to find the geocache (usually some kind of container) hidden at that location. But at its heart, geocaching is an old-fashioned treasure hunt looking for an “x-marks-the-spot” kind of adventure. There are caches for all levels of expertise, types of mobility, and degrees of mental difficulty. Geocaching is based on a long tradition of hiding clues somewhere around the world in hopes that someone else, someday will find it. While it was officially started in 2000, geocaching is based on older activities like letterboxing (which began in 1854). It uses orientation skills, problem solving, and a handheld GPS (usually a phone) to make discoveries all over the world. There are currently 57 geocaches hidden around Nantucket. They vary from difficult and miniscule, to easier and big, but more on that later. The number of caches is down from my 2017 article when there was a more active geocache community and more than 80 active geocaches. But there are still plenty to find! Some represent conservation and natural areas while others are on historic sites that continued on page 20

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NANTUCKET WALKING TOURS Premium Tours Since 1998 See the Events & Entertainment Calendar in this publication for further information

H THANKSGIVING WEEKEND H Thursday, November 24th 10am: Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff + Brant Point 7pm: The Nantucket Ghost Walk

Friday, November 25th 10am: Historic Mansions of Main Street 2pm: Historic Downtown Walking Tour 7pm: The Nantucket Ghost Walk

Saturday, November 26th 10am: Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff + Brant Point 2pm: Historic Downtown Walking Tour 7pm: The Nantucket Ghost Walk

H STROLL WEEKEND H Thursday, December 1st 10am: Historic Mansions of Main Street 5pm: The Nantucket Ghost Walk

Friday, December 2nd 10am: Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff 2pm: Historic Downtown Walking Tour 5pm: The Nantucket Ghost Walk

Saturday, December 3rd 8:30am: Historic Mansions of Main Street 10am: Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff 2pm: Historic Downtown Walking Tour 5pm: The Nantucket Ghost Walk

Sunday, December 4th 10am: Historic Mansions of Main Street 2pm: Historic Downtown Walking Tour 5pm: The Nantucket Ghost Walk PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE FOR ALL WALKS NOVEMBER TO MAY PRICES FOR ALL PUBLIC TOURS: $25 for adults; $20 for seniors (65+); $15 for teens; $10 for kids 7-12; and under 7 free. Cash only. No reservations necessary.

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Staff Picks for Holiday Gifts

To help with your holiday shopping (don’t we all have a few on our list who are difficult to shop for?), our staff has some suggestions from our advertisers. Here’s what we would choose from each business, though they all have much more in their stores and on their websites. Turn to our Shopping Guide in this issue for addresses, phone numbers, websites, and hours. And happy shopping!

NANTUCKET ESTATE JEWELRY, 1 Orange Street • nantucketestatejewelry.com

You never know what you’ll find in this shop a few steps off Main Street, but you can be sure it will shimmer or sparkle or shine and there’s probably a story behind it. Next to fine antiques and art, you’ll find vintage and contemporary jewelry by Tiffany, Cartier, Bulgari, Roberto Coin, and more. Here is where you can find the perfect gift for someone who values quality.

BLUE BEETLE, 12 Main Street

bluebeetlenantucket.com This shop in the heart of town sells a colorful and cozy selection of cashmere, perfect for the coming cold. Our staff pick here this holiday season is their Nantucket Island Cashmere Sweater. A favorite of Elin Hilderbrand, this soft sweater will keep our island close to your heart.

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Trespassing by Robert P. Barsanti

We arrived before the storm. It had spun up off the east coast of Florida, knocked some sea walls down, then aimed to the west of us. The ferry alarmed the ducks and the seagulls as it crossed the Sound, slipping under the deep purple clouds, aiming for the white sands lit by a setting sun. The storm came as it always did, gray and wet and windy. In the pink afterglow of a sunset, peeking under the margin of advancing cloud, the wind shifted. Hours later, in the dark, the rain came. It filled in potholes, streams, and wide brimming ponds that submerge the streets and float the always funny canoe boys across Easy Street. By morning, the wind and rain had spun out into the Gulf of Maine. The great blue Canadian sky dried out the pavement, sipped away at the puddles, and the island emerged from another near catastrophe. On-island, winter doesn’t so much as arrive as is revealed. Summer grows and spreads like a new fashion. The grass glows, the buds pop, and the warm air breathes over us from Surfside and Cisco. The bushes and moors hide their sticks and bristles in coats of green and yellow. In a moment, the boats arrive, the blankets spread, and the corn grows high. In the warm, glowing nights of summer, you can sink down into the season and let it swallow you up. Tomorrow will have waves, gentle breezes, and heavy tomatoes. And it will until it won’t, and summer gets blown off the trees and drowned in the puddles. When winter arrives, the resort gets folded up, sealed away, and locked. The gates are unwatched, the windows are dark, the driveways are empty. My trespasser wanders in the digital eye of security systems, sniffing at the flower beds, trotting beside the pool, and watering the brown Hydrangea. The deer have been here first. He trespasses from neighbor to neighbor in pursuit of rabbits and deer. He found a great and delicious dead gull, blown into the wall of a summer cottage. He sniffed and would have done more had not I led him away by the collar. We see the recovery. The sump pumps are emptying the basements and the branches are getting moved off the roadways. We cross Madaket Road and tuck continued on page 33

KATHERINE GROVER fine je welry

HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOWS At the historic Macy Warehouse 12 Straight Wharf (across the street from Stop + Shop)

Friday, November 25, 11-5 PM Friday, December 2, 11-5 PM

available at Sylvia Antiques 15 Main Street, Nantucket - (508) 228-0960

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help you choose from his unique, exquisite masterpieces. Our staff pick for this year are his enameled earrings with bold designs and delicious colors!

COMMONWEALTH, 12 Oak Street • commonwealthnantucket.com

ACK NAUTI and we’ll we ll BE NICE

This shop is filled with one-of-a-kind vintage clothing, shoes, accessories, and jewelry. Because they have an ever-changing choice of one-of-a-kind items, it’s a challenge to choose a single Staff Pick from Commonwealth, but we love to search the shop to discover special brands like Gucci, Free People, Dior, and Louis Vuitton. Commonwealth turns shopping into a treasure hunt!

LOVE SHACK, 10 Old South Wharf • lolacompany.com

We love the inspirational messages inscribed on the pendants sold at Love Shack by Lola. There’s a wide selection of symbols and designs—angel wings, hearts, celtic knots, compass rose, a cross, lotus, horseshoe, and more. Our favorites are the North Star design and the Gold Snowflake. Stop by during Stroll Weekend for special sale pricing.

MADE ON NANTUCKET, 9 & 20 Old South Wharf

Filled floor-to-ceiling with exclusive gifts and art that will add style and cheer to any home, our holiday pick this year is Made on Nantucket’s 2022 Stroll Ornament. The latest in a series, this year’s exclusive design depicts a Nantucket lightship basket filled with island treasures. These are perfectly priced for gifts, and they come with red ribbon and a box for giving! Kathleen is open through the holiday season — even on Christmas Eve for last-minute shoppers!

BARNABY TOYS & ART SHACK, 12 Oak Street • barnabysnantucket.com

Local author and illustrator Wendy Rouillard has created the perfect space for kids to be creative. She carries a wide range of toys for children of every age and she offers inspiring classes for little ones. Our staff pick here are the craft kits she continued on page 11

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offers, and we are particularly fond of the Selfie Craft Tops that let kids color their own clothing.

ACK 4170, 18 Federal Street • ack4170.com Our staff adores the beautifully handcrafted pillows in this downtown shop. Handmade with meticulous attention to detail in Massachusetts and crafted from high-quality materials and adornments, they make a perfect holiday gift for the Nantucket lover! Shop online at ack4170.com or stop by the shop in the heart of town—don’t wait, these are sure to sell out! ACK 4170 also carries similar pillows for everyday use with Nantucket themes.

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CURRENT VINTAGE, 4 Easy Street • currentvintage.com

This fun, colorful shop is famous for a fabulous collection of vintage clothing and spectacular wines that drink well above their price. This is also our staff’s favorite place to shop to make any celebration special. They carry modern and vintage party supplies, sweets and other provisions, sassy party napkins, uncommon gifts and fun cards (did we mention wine?). Anything you need to host or attend a celebration, you can find at this shop on Easy Street.

ELEISH VAN BREEMS HOME, 14 Easy Street • evbantiques.com

Scandinavian craftsmanship + island style results in the simply elegant offerings found in this island destination. From a graceful Georg Jensen wine decanter to timeless Appelgren Brass & Pewter, a gift from Eleish Van Breems will be the talk of the season and used for years to come. Our staff pick is their Georg Jensen Alfredo Glass Carafe with Oakwood Top, which we’ll pair with a wine choice from Current Vintage.

ICARUS + CO, 19 Old South Wharf • icarusandco.com

This island shop & jewelry studio specializes in capturing the beauty of nature. continued on page 12

2022 Orig rigiinal Strro oll Ornament, n $35 in a Gift ft Box ox • Exxo otic New Collection of Bakelite $ + so m Nantucket Slumped Glass Plaques by Ackfire Sttu udios, $95 mu uch more! Exclusively ly at Made on N Naantucket

IRELAND GALLERIES Artist Lorene Ireland

Art, sculpture, jewelry, handbags, accessories, beachwear, & more!

13 Old South Wharf • 508-228-1907


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Staff Picks for Holiday Gifts from page 11

We love to walk along Nantucket beaches, picking up shells that have washed ashore and stones that have been tumbled by the sea. Icarus & Co, has handcrafted jewelry designs that are created in gold, silver, and gemstones from the owners own beach finds. Our favorite holiday gift is their Scallop Shard Studs in 14k gold: these earrings are very wearable, you might never take them off!

G.S. HILL GALLERY, 40 Straight Wharf

Good food. Good drinks. Good company. The Brotherhood is back and better e than ever! Open 7 days a week 11:30-1:00 am (patio closes at 10:00pm) 0 774-325-5812 • brotherhoodnantucket.com

gshill.com Island artist Greg Hill has captured the heart and soul of Nantucket in his many paintings of our island. From land and from sea, modern views or a look into history—G.S. Hill has painted it. This gallery also has a sensational selection of Nantucket Lightship Baskets chosen by Judi Hill. These Nantucket baskets come in traditional basket form and as Christmas tree ornaments, bracelets, salt-and-pepper caddies, vases, trays, and even ring bearer baskets for a Nantucket wedding. Our favorites this season are from a selection of vintage baskets by island master basketmaker Paul Willer from a private collection. Highly valued for their fine craftsmanship, they don’t often come up for sale. Each is signed by Paul and would be prized by a collector.

MURRAY’S TOGGERY SHOP, 62 Main Street • nantucketreds.com

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and their line has grown over the years to include a full selection of clothing, bags, luggage, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children. Any choice from their fashionable Nantucket RedsTM is an internationally-known mark of someone who loves Nantucket.

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susanlisterlocke.com We love to browse through this gallery of jewelry and art on the waterfront by Nantucket Harbor. Our staff pick this season is Susie’s Oyster Earrings, available in 18kt yellow or white gold with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, or sapphires. Stop by the shop between 1 and 4 pm on Stroll Saturday for Flash Sales and photos with Santa!

NANTUCKET BOOKWORKS, 25 Broad Street • nantucketbookpartners.com

It’s no secret that everyone on our staff loves to read, and readers love to get books for Christmas! At Nantucket Bookworks you’ll find the perfect readers’ gift bundle for every taste and every age: a book (ask about their autographed copies), artisan chocolates, fun holiday cards, and unusual ornaments to adorn your gifts! Each of our staffers has a different favorite author, so you’ll have to choose your own holiday pick in this island shop.

NANTUCKET CLOTHING CO., 6 S. Water Street nantucketclothingcompany.com Keep yourself and your loved ones warm as the weather turns cold in one of Nantucket Clothing Company’s high-quality sweatshirts. Our staff pick is their full-zip oatmeal sweatshirt embroidered with a felt Nantucket logo. Unisex and available in sizes from small to extra-large, these soft sweats are perfect for staying warm as you cuddle by the Christmas tree. continued on page 14

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NANTUCKET PEARL CO., 40 Straight Wharf • nantucketpearlcompany.com

Our staff pick was easy to choose in this island shop—the Must Have Pearl Bracelet—the hard part is picking which color. The pearls are white, but there are 20 colors of leather to choose from. Black goes with everything, but we confess to loving the red, and the lime green, and the turquoise. Lucky for the gift-giver, these iconic bracelets are priced to make it easy to give multiples!

IRELAND GALLERY, 12 Old South Wharf

Owned and operated by an award-winning artist, there are gifts to discover in this shop that you’ll find nowhere else. Our staff picks are Lorene Ireland’s extraordinary framed mosaics. These 3-dimensional masterpieces are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. The selection varies and can include a whimsical mermaid, a seashell swimsuit, or (our favorite) her Nantucket whale.

SARA CAMPBELL, 6 South Beach Street • saracampbell.com

For classic, effortless clothing for the women in your life, stop by this shop next to the Nantucket Yacht Club. The clothing sold here is all made in the USA and is of paramount quality. You guessed it: this is our staff pick for buying gifts for ourselves! Their new Petra Skort is perfect for next summer on Nantucket.

JEWELERS GALLERY, 28A Easy Street

This holiday season you can give the gift of romance in the form of a golden Sailors’ Valentine. These are a traditional sign of love that you can carry on. The wearable miniatures created by Jewelers Gallery come in 14k gold, some studded with rubies, emeralds, or sapphires with diamonds.

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Albert F. “Bud” Egan, founder of the Egan Maritime Institute, had a passion for art. Over several decades of acquiring and commissioning original works, Bud created a rich and diverse collection that became part of his island legacy when he bequeathed it, in its entirety, to his Egan Foundation. It helped tell the stories of Nantucket’s maritime history: several pieces gave pivotal events in the island’s creation and history a visual representation for the first time. Many of the works helped satisfy his desire to enrich, inspire, and cultivate a vibrant cultural appreciation in his beloved island community. This collection was the beginning of Egan Maritime Institute’s establishment. “We are thrilled to be able to share a selection of art from the Egan’s extensive collection with a wide audience. In addition, the proceeds of this sale will help support Egan Maritime’s commitment to preserving Nantucket’s rich maritime history,” said Carlisle Barron Jensen, Executive Director. Egan Maritime’s diverse offering of education and outreach programs—“Sea of Opportunities”—is available to every Nantucket student at multiple points throughout their student careers. It seeds the maritime workforce of tomorrow and opens doors for local youth to opportunities that will enhance their futures and our coastal community. With field trips, sailing expeditions, classroom studies, a Junior Mariner Program, a new STEM curriculum, and more, Egan Maritime’s educational offerings help keep Nantucket’s seafaring heritage alive. In addition to this special Thanksgiving weekend art sale to benefit the Foundation’s educational programs, for the first time, the museum will also host a major sale of gifts and books from the Museum Gift Shop. Many selections will be offered at a deep discount, including the curated selection of maritime books that is said to be the best between Lisbon and downtown Nantucket. The sale also includes Nantucket souvenirs, children’s toys, and the popular Marshall the Seadog stuffed animals. The Art & Gift Sale will be held in the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum at 158 Polpis Road on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26 from 11 am to 4 pm on both days. Interested buyers may preview the sale on Wednesday, November 23 by appointment only: for inquiries email Chuck Allard at museum@eganmaritime.org.

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she had finished her studies at Princeton and Stanford and was working as an analyst for the CIA. “My husband told me ‘don’t quit your job: see if you can write it first’. I sold that book, left the CIA, we moved to Colorado,” Mathews explained. Death on a Winter Stroll is Francine Mathews’ seventh Merry Folger Mystery, but it is her 30th published book. Mathews has written six standalone novels under her given name. In addition, under the pen name of Stephanie Barron, she’s written three standalone novels and fourteen Jane Austen Mysteries, with one final book in that series expected out in the fall of 2023. While her Jane Austen books tend to be written in first person, Mathews writes her Merry Folger series and most of her standalones in third person: this style gives me “a wider cast, simultaneity of action, and complex choreography. I love writing them because of the juggling, the plot, and the pace.” All the books she’s written to date are suspenseful and thrilling, each filled with crime or espionage, mystery and murder. “I grew up reading and loving detective fiction. I felt I could successfully create high-quality entertainment and enjoy it,” said Mathews. Her fans agree: each of her novels has met with acclaim, and her last Jane Austen mystery is highly anticipated. “What I love about detective fiction is resolution to conflict in an idealized community. Stresses from the outside and an arbiter in the form of justice who can take the tensions expressed in the form of murder, resolve it, and restore harmony.” When asked what makes our island the ideal setting for murder, she replied: “Nantucket is an isolated small community, but because it has such a wide appeal, everyone who comes here feels like they own it…There’s a sense of investment in the community and how it responds to outside influence. And that investment in Nantucket: the money from off-island plus the community that forms the backbone here and a lack of communication between… it all makes a great conflict.” Meet Francine Mathews at her book signing for Death on a Winter Stroll hosted by Mitchell’s Book Corner from 1 to 2pm on Christmas Stroll Saturday, December 3 at 54 Main Street.


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9 AM to 1 PM - NCEA Fundraising Holiday Sale Do some holiday shopping while you help support the Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs at this Holiday Sale. Jewelry, accessories, household items, collectibles, and more + baked goods. Held at Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St Ext. 9:30 AM to 4 PM - STEM Grab & Go Bag - Catapult Football Stop by the Weezie Library & pick up a catapult kit to take home while supplies last. All instructions and supplies included. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 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 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.org 10 to 11 AM - Free Online Workshop: Handling the Holidays Life Coach Janet Forest will give you tips and strategies & discuss the importance of paying attention to your needs & limits. Register at NantucketAtheneum.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 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Wreaths The Nantucket Historical Association’s kickoff celebration of the holidays features beautifully crafted wreaths made by members of the island community. Visitors, on-site and remote, can bid on their favorites in an auction to benefit the NHA’s year-round outreach efforts. nha.org/join-give/benefit-events/festival-of-wreaths 11 AM to 12 PM - Free Spanish Story Time for Ages 6-10 Enjoy stories, songs & activities in Spanish. Check in at the Weezie Children’s desk 15 mins before the program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 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. 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 7 AM to 1 PM - Sunday Brunch Savor a tasty & creative selection of Eggs Benedict and other hearty brunch dishes at The Downyflake, 18 Sparks Avenue. 8 AM - 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. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 9 AM to 1 PM - NCEA Fundraising Holiday Sale Do some holiday shopping while you help support the Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs at this Holiday Sale. Jewelry, accessories, household items, collectibles, and more + baked goods. Held at Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St Ext. 10 AM - Run For Robin 5k Join this annual memorial run/walk 5k, followed by an outdoor cookout at Sconset Casino. Register at runsignup.com/Race/MA/Nantucket/RunforRobin5k 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.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 10 AM to 2 PM - Discovery Sundays at Discovery Park Join Maria Mitchell Association’s staff at the Discovery Playground at Hinsdale Park. Fun includes an animal touch tank & free STEAM activities. All are welcome! Discovery Park, 54 Old South Rd. 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

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1 to 2 PM - Maria Mitchell Assn. Nature Story Hour for Ages 3+ An MMA educator will read a nature or science-related book, introduce an MMA’s animal friend, & make a craft or playing games. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Register at mariamitchell.org. $15 4 PM - Tree of Remembrance Service All are invited to a brief interfaith service marking the start of the holiday season. Write the name of a loved one who has passed on a scallop shell and hang it on the tree or bring your own ornament. A simple, poignant service provides families with time to acknowledge & remember loved ones. Shells will be available beneath the tree throughout the holiday season so that you can hang an ornament if you’re unable to make the Sunday service. 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 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 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.org 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Wreaths The Nantucket Historical Association’s kickoff celebration of the holidays features beautifully crafted wreaths made by members of the island community. Visitors, on-site and remote, can bid on their favorites in an auction to benefit the NHA’s year-round outreach efforts. nha.org/join-give/benefit-events/festival-of-wreaths 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 7 to 8 PM - Free ELL English Class For those seeking to improve their English language skills. Class is conducted in English; no pre-registration required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 8 AM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot, see & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning Fun songs & singing games. Dress for the weather & bring a blanket to sit on. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.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 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Wreaths The Nantucket Historical Association’s kickoff celebration of the holidays features beautifully crafted wreaths made by members of the island community. Visitors, on-site and remote, can bid on their favorites in an auction to benefit the NHA’s year-round outreach efforts. nha.org/join-give/benefit-events/festival-of-wreaths 1 PM - 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 5:30 to 7 PM - Teen Game Night Teens and tweens are invited to play a selection of games in the Learning Lab, including Nintendo Switch games & board games. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. 7 to 8 PM - Free “Look Up!” program at MMA’s Loines Observatory Join Maria Mitchell Assn. astronomers for a tour of Nantucket’s night sky. View the moon, planets, stars, nebulae, & distant galaxies through the MMA’s telescopes. Check-in 10-15 min. before the program. Loines Observatory, 59 Milk St.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer continued on page 19


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hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.org 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Wreaths The Nantucket Historical Association’s kickoff celebration of the holidays features beautifully crafted wreaths made by members of the island community. Visitors, on-site and remote, can bid on their favorites in an auction to benefit the NHA’s year-round outreach efforts. nha.org/join-give/benefit-events/festival-of-wreaths 1 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 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Atheneum Knitting Group A fun, relaxed place to share projects or learn new techniques. Attendees must wear a mask at all times. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 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 10 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and 1746 Windmill A 2 mile, 50 minute, non-stop, walking tour with historic commentary down beautiful streets and lanes most visitors never find. Cash only: $25; $20 seniors (65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Federal and India sts, outside Atheneum Fence, 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.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 10 AM to 2 PM - Thanksgiving Farmers & Artisans Market Browse and shop from more than 40 Nantucket vendors selling locally made food products and artisan goods at this outdoor market on Cambridge and North Union streets. Presented by Sustainable Nantucket. continued on page 26

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may open your eyes to new locations. How to get started? First thing is to sign up for a free account at geocaching.com. There are paid versions with more finds, but there are plenty with the free version to start. The next thing to do is to create a name for yourself or your family. Be creative with this one: find a handle that works with your crew’s personality. Part of geocaching is being secretive about the whole thing, so you don’t want to give away your real name. Load the geocache free app onto your phone. Geocachers previously used map and compass, so participation was limited. Now, with phones in our pockets, we are all armed with tiny supercomputers. The app uses your phone’s GPS to navigate to nearby caches. Look for what’s near you, and choose a cache to find. I suggest starting with an area that is familiar. In researching this article, I realized that there are newer geocaches I never knew existed on some of my favorite walking trails. Before you go out, be sure to read the description and some comments. It’s important to start on a cache that isn’t too difficult, so you get the feel for what you should be looking for. Reading the last few comments also helps to know if the cache was recently found. There are several now that are still listed as “active” but actually haven’t been found in many months. This can happen when someone steals a cache (which almost never happens) or, more likely, when it goes into disrepair and/or washes away. Recently, a geocacher on Nantucket moved off-island, so some of her caches have degraded. When you open the app and click on a cache, for example the one labeled “Squam Swamp,” there will be ratings for difficulty, terrain, and size. This refers to where the cache is and how hard it is to find. Squam Swamp cache is the easiest difficulty level (1 star) and the terrain is 1.5 stars. The size is listed as “regular” usually that means about the size of a Tupperware container. Many Nantucket caches are relatively easy, but as you gain experience, it can be fun to challenge yourself. The size refers to what is actually hidden. Many are modified Tupperware containers, old ammo cases or containers, and sometimes cylindrical tubes. Peocontinued on page 24

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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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ple who really like a challenge set up fake birdhouses, pretend pinecones that open, and even little Lego boxes. I’ve had a few fake rocks that tormented me when I tried to find them in the woods. Anything listed as “nano” in the size category will be extremely small. I once found a magnetic nano the size of a quarter stuck to the clapper of a bell (I won’t reveal that location, but it was a fun find for sure!). Inside the containers are treasures to be traded. You never want to take anything without leaving something in return. The description listed will have info about the location. It might include where to park, what to look for or information about the property. Sometimes there is little in the description, and it’s purposefully vague. The description for the Squam Swamp cache talks about who owns the property (the Nantucket Conservation Foundation) and what trail marker number to walk to in order to get close to the hidden location. Some caches also have additional hints that are optional. On Nantucket, some of the historic caches have detailed descriptions of the site and its history. The cache labeled “Oldest House & Historic Garden” has detailed history of one of the signature properties of the Nantucket Historical Association. This is great for families. Kids get hooked on geocaching for the treasure part, but you can get them to learn more about the island and its history along the way. So, you found a cache, now what? What’s even in it? Treasure! By “treasure,” this usually means simple things like small trinkets or tokens that will fit in a small box waiting to be traded. Erasers, matchbox cars, pencils… a treasure trove of tchotchkes. Another important item in a cache is the log book. This is the record of you finding the cache. Sign your geocaching code name and the date and often a word or two about your adventure and you’re done. Remember not to take the pencil that it used for signing in the cache! You can also log the find on your geocaching app. Remember, if you take a photo, please don’t post one that will give away the exact location. No spoilers! Who’s hiding these things anyway? To officially hide a cache and have it listed on the geocaching website, you have to demonstrate some experience and understanding of the general rules. Hiding caches is another lesson entirely with continued on page 25

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lots of rules and suggestions. You should get your feet wet first with just finding several. Geocaching.com has a lot of great info about hiding and seeking caches if you need more (www.geocaching.com/play/hide). In addition to the steps to get started there is some geocaching etiquette that must be observed.  First of all, don’t let Muggles (i.e. those who aren’t geocaching with you) see what you’re doing. If you’re on a path poking around looking for a cache, be discreet when others come along.  When you do find a cache, only take something if you leave something of equal or lesser value. Don’t put sticks or leaves as a trade for a keychain, that’s just poor form. I generally keep a small bag of trinkets in my car just for this purpose. The take-it-or-leave-it is a great resource for geocaching treasures.  Do not put food in the cache. This just invites creatures of all sorts to wreak havoc on the cache, ruining it for everyone else.  DO NOT MOVE THE CACHE! While that may seem obvious, it can be tempting to move it just a bit or hide it “a little better.” Leave it just as you found it, and then everyone will have a chance to find the cache after you.  On-island, you also want to watch out for poison ivy and ticks – hazards of any outdoor adventure. Geocaching on Nantucket is a great way to learn more about the island even if you’re a seasoned old salt. There are people who make day trips to the island just to try and find as many caches as they can before catching the last boat. Whether they travel by bike or car, they often see more of the island than people who spend much more time here. Geocaching is also a great hobby for travelling. When driving up to Maine or on a recent car trip to North Carolina, we like to find caches at various off ramps and rest stops along the way. It breaks up the car ride and gets us to pull off where we never would have stopped. Since caches are supposed to be hidden on publicly accessible land, we often find “hidden gems” of parks and properties we would not have found otherwise. So get out there are enjoy the geocaching community. The more people who participate on the island, the more and better caches there will be to find. Hope to see you on the trail!

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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.

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10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Wreaths The Nantucket Historical Association’s kickoff celebration of the holidays features beautifully crafted wreaths made by members of the island community. Visitors, on-site and remote, can bid on their favorites in an auction to benefit the NHA’s year-round outreach efforts. nha.org/join-give/benefit-events/festival-of-wreaths 10 AM to 4 PM - AAN Holiday Show A special faculty & student holiday exhibition featuring works by Artists Association of Nantucket students, teachers, & Artists in Residence. View works on paper, paintings, ceramics, prints, & even some specialty gift items, all in the AAN Big Gallery, upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf. Exhibit open Tues-Sat to Dec. 17. 10 AM to 4 PM - AAN Holiday Small Works Show A variety of artwork that measures 12 x 16 or smaller, this show is a holiday tradition for Artists Assn of Nantucket. Exhibit on display to Dec. 23 in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. 11 AM to 12 PM - Bug Bonanza for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn Learn to collect insects like a scientist, use microscopes, & read dichotomous keys to identify creatures. Adult must accompany kids. Register at MariaMitchell.org 11 AM to 4 PM - 2nd Annual Art & Gift Sale Come out to the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum at 158 Polpis Road for this special opportunity to buy items from the Egan Foundation’s collection. Proceeds help fund the Foundation’s educational programs. The museum is also hosting a “blowout sale” of gifts & books from their gift shop, including Nantucket souvenirs, children’s toys, and Marshall the Seadog stuffed animals. 10 AM to 4 PM - Annual PASCON Benefit Art Show & Auction View and bid on art by more than two dozen artists. In the Quidley Gallery on Main Street. Proceeds benefit both the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund and Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket. 11 AM to 5 PM - Holiday Trunk Show Join Jewelry Designer Katie Grover at a trunk show exhibiting her line of custom jewelry in ancient and contemporary designs in 24k & 18k gold. Her handmade pieces have a character all of their own. This special holiday trunk show is held in the historic Thomas Macy Wharehouse, 12 Straight Wharf. 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. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 1 to 2 PM - Maria Mitchell Assn. Nature Story Hour for Ages 3+ An MMA educator will read a nature or science-related book, introduce an animal friend, & make a craft or playing games. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Register at mariamitchell.org. $15 2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour A 1/2 mi, 80-min walk, with stops. Hear the story of the “greatest small town in American history.” Departs from corner of Federal & India Sts., by Atheneum fence. $25 ~ $20 for age 65+ ~ teens $15 ~ $10 for ages 7-12. Cash only. No reservations necessary. Arrive 10 min. early. 774-325-8972 2 to 6 PM - Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Main Street closes to traffic at 2 pm to prep for the ceremony. Lights on more than 150 trees will be turned on at dusk. Gather early for a good spot to watch the countdown, the lighting, & to join in the caroling. NOTE: If President Biden attends again this year, expect security checks. A Chamber of Commerce event 3 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org 4 to 6 PM - Wine Tasting at Current Vintage Get into the holiday spirit at the Tree Lighting Ceremony Wine Tasting at Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street. 508-228-5073 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 5 to 7 PM - Festival of Wreaths Evening Celebration After the Tree Llighting, come to the Whaling Museum to stroll among the wreaths while toasting and enjoying hors d’oeuvres before bidding closes on Saturday. Tickets $125 at nha.org/join-give/benefit-events/festival-of-wreaths 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in continued on page 27


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Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org 7 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. 1 mile; 80 minutes, $25 adults; $20 for seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12, Cash only. No reservations necessary. Meet at the corner of Federal and India sts, outside Atheneum Fence, 10 minutes early. 774-325-8972

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 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 AM - Double Red Ticket Day Get 2 red tickets for every $25 spent at a participating Nantucket business for the Christmas Eve drawing on Main Street. 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 - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mile, non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes. Cash Only. $25; Meet at corner of Federal and India Streets, by Atheneum Fence, 10 minutes early. 774-325-8972 10 to 10:45 AM - Free Teen Yoga Class All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothing & bring water & a mat. In the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.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 10 AM to 2 PM - Thanksgiving Farmers & Artisans Market Browse and shop from more than 40 Nantucket vendors selling locally made food products and artisan goods at this outdoor market on Cambridge and North Union streets. Presented by Sustainable Nantucket. 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Wreaths The Nantucket Historical Association’s kickoff celebration of the holidays features beautifully crafted wreaths made by members of the island community. Visitors, on-site and remote, can bid on their favorites in an auction to benefit the NHA’s year-round outreach efforts. nha.org/join-give/benefit-events/festival-of-wreaths 10:30 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing with Spencre McGowan Meet the author of the new Cookbook Forest + Home: Cultivating an Herbal Kitchen at this book signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 11 AM to 12 PM - Maria Mitchell Assn. Nature Story Hour for Ages 3+ An MMA educator will read a nature or science-related book, introduce an animal friend, & make a craft or playing games. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Register at mariamitchell.org: $15 11 AM to 4 PM - 2nd Annual Art & Gift Sale Come out to the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum at 158 Polpis Road for this special opportunity to buy items from the Egan Foundation’s collection. Proceeds help fund the Foundation’s educational programs. The museum is also hosting a “blowout sale” of gifts & books from their gift shop, including Nantucket souvenirs, children’s toys, and Marshall the Seadog stuffed animals. 10 AM to 4 PM - Annual PASCON Benefit Art Show & Auction View and bid on art by more than two dozen artists. In the Quidley Gallery on Main Street. Proceeds benefit both the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund and Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket. 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 1 to 2 PM - Bug Bonanza for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn Learn how to collect insects like a scientist, use microscopes, & read dichotomous keys to identify each creature. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Register at MariaMitchell.org 2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour A 1/2 mi, 80-min walk, with stops. Hear the story of the “greatest small town in American history.” Departs from corner of Federal & India Sts., by Atheneum fence. $25 ~ $20 for age 65+ ~ teens $15 ~ $10 for ages 7-12. Cash only. No reservations necessary. Arrive 10 min. early. 774-325-8972 3 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org continued on page 28

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5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org 7 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. 1 mile; 80 minutes, $25 adults; $20 for seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12, Cash only. No reservations necessary. Meet at the corner of Federal and India sts, outside Atheneum Fence, 10 minutes early. 774-325-8972

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 7 AM to 1 PM - Sunday Brunch Savor a tasty & creative selection of Eggs Benedict and other hearty brunch dishes at The Downyflake, 18 Sparks Avenue. 8 AM - 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 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.org 10 AM to 2 PM - Discovery Sundays at Discovery Park Join Maria Mitchell Association’s staff at the Discovery Playground at Hinsdale Park. Fun includes an animal touch tank & free STEAM activities. All are welcome! Discovery Park, 54 Old South Rd. 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

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1 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot, see & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 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 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.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 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. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 7 to 8 PM - Free ELL English Class For those seeking to improve their English language skills. Class is conducted in English; no pre-registration required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge - Pond & Woods with Nantucket Walkabout A three-mile hike mostly over sand, exploring this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor. Six habitats - tidal pond, beach, cedar forest continued on page 29

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& dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh with two active osprey nest poles and harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning Fun songs & singing games. Dress for the weather & bring a blanket to sit on. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM to 4 PM - AAN Holiday Show A special faculty & student holiday exhibition featuring works by Artists Association of Nantucket students, teachers, & Artists in Residence. View works on paper, paintings, ceramics, prints, & even some specialty gift items, all in the AAN Big Gallery, upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf. Exhibit open Tues-Sat to Dec. 17. 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 5 to 7 PM - Nantucket Woven Bangle Bracelets Class Weave a pair of simple, elegant bracelets from natural materials. NHA Decorative Arts Class: $100 ($75 for NHA member) register at nha.org 6 to 7:30 PM - Class: How to Avoid Holiday Scams with Robin Putnam The Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation is teaming up with the Nantucket Atheneum to provide essential information and tips to stay steps ahead of fraudsters during the holiday season. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.org 1:30 PM - Beechwood Farm Loop with Nantucket Walkabout This property in Polpis shares elements of maritime or coastal heathlands habitat:

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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 3 to 4 PM - Free Library LEGOs Program for Grades 1-5 The Atheneum supplies the LEGO bricks + a theme. Program is FREE but registration is required: NantucketAtheneum.org Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Atheneum Knitting Group A fun, relaxed place to share projects or learn new techniques. Attendees must wear a mask at all times. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Intermediate Astrology with Suzanne Keating For those with a solid understanding of the Signs and Planets, as well as the Houses of the Horoscope and the Aspects. We will discuss Relationship, or Synastry charts, as well as Progressions and Transits to your Natal chart. Bring your natal charts or ask Suzanne for one. Register at NantucketAtheneum.org 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Table Top Game Night Every week one table will be devoted to a rotating selection of games + one table for Dungeons & Dragons (limited seating for D&D, first-come first-serve!) This Game Night is open to anyone age 13+ Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 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 - Toddler Time for Ages 18 to 38 Songs, simple stories, and finger rhymes for children. Free but tickets available at the Weezie Desk when the library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and 1746 Windmill A 2 mile, 50 minute, non-stop, walking tour with historic commentary down beautiful streets and lanes most visitors never find. Cash only: $25; $20 seniors (65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Federal and India sts, outside Atheneum Fence, 10 min early. 774-325-8972 continued on page 30


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10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.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 10:30 to 11 AM - Preschool Story Time for Ages 3+ Story time featuring new & classical tales. Free, but tickets available at the Weezie Desk 30 minutes before the program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 1 PM - 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 3:30 to 5 PM - Wines & Rinds Taste wines and cheeses every Thursday afternoon at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. 508-228-9403 BartlettsFarm.com 5 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. 1 mile; 80 minutes, $25 adults; $20 for seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12, Cash only. No reservations necessary. Meet at the corner of Federal and India sts, outside Atheneum Fence, 10 minutes early. 774-325-8972 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 6 to 7 PM - Free ELL English Class For those seeking to improve their English language skills. Class is conducted in English; no pre-registration required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 6:30 to 7:30 PM - Free “Look Up!” program at MMA’s Loines Observatory Join Maria Mitchell Assn. astronomers for a tour of Nantucket’s night sky. View the moon, planets, stars, nebulae, & distant galaxies through the MMA’s telescopes. Check-in 10-15 min. before the program. Loines Observatory, 59 Milk St. 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is vis-

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ited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org 7 PM - NCTV 18’s Best of the Fest Seven audience award-winning films from the 2022 NCTV Channel 18’s Film Festival will be shown in The Dreamland Theatre, South Water Street. Tickets: $18 at nantucketdreamland.org

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mile, non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes. Cash Only. $25; Meet at corner of Federal and India Streets, by Atheneum Fence, 10 minutes 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 to 12 PM - Handmade Holiday: Ceramic Transferware Choose from a selection of mugs, platters, or bowls to make a set of unique custom ceramics using historic imagery, text, & whimsy. NHA Decorative Arts Class: register at nha.org 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 10 AM to 4 PM - Annual Stroll Raffle Stop by G.S Hill Gallery at 40 Straight Wharf for a free ticket to enter in their annual Stroll Raffle. Drawing will be held at the gallery at 4pm on Stroll Saturday, December 3. 10 AM to 5 PM - Special Sale at The Love Shack All in-stock jewelry 20% off with larger discounts on last call items. Plus limited NAUTI Stroll hats available at The Love Shack, 10 Old South Wharf. 10 AM to 5 PM - Annual Holiday Sale at Nantucket Boat Basin Shop Shop at 33 Straight Wharf today to buy your official Christmas Stroll merchandise and get up to 50% off select merchandise. Nantucket Boat Basin Shop. continued on page 44

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into the bamboo forest. At the edge of marsh and moor, he goes bounding up deer paths, over old piles of scallop shells, and into deliciously wet pond and puddle. In the distance, the surf pounds. You come to the winter island with a fleece sweater and walking shoes. The club closed, the tennis net has been rolled up, and that restaurant that was in the New Yorker closed three months ago. The winter island is naked like an animal. You trespass where you want, through the moors, over the beaches, into the woods and back out into the darkened side streets of town. The windows glow like fishtanks, the trees clatter in the oceanic wind, and the sunset explodes someplace far, far away. In the winter, you wander under the great bowl of heaven. During the night, the stars smear from one horizon to another, dominated my a streak right through the middle. Before and after sunset, the horizon and the clouds take on the range of the spectrum, before winking out into purple. And during the day, the ocean light illuminates the walls and beaches like unblinking moonlight. Even out here in the marshes, your head angles upwards to the great expanse. During the R months, the island offers solitude, in all its cold and comfort. You walk Cisco in the afternoon, once lit by thousands of human fires on thousands of blankets. Now, the sand, the beach grass, the waves, and the sky all circle one little spark on the beach: you. The winter offers neither comfort nor com-

Island Fun & Shopping Adventure / Eco-Tours Nantucket Walkabout

508-422-7466

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

Apparel & Accessories Open Daily Year-Round & Online Sweatshirts, Tees, & Accessories

508.228.3356 6 South Water Street

“Wear Your Nantucket!” Both in store and online is where you will find your favorite Nantucket Sweatshirts, Tees, Blankets, Hats & Bags! Check out our collections from Saltwash Nantucket Red and Ocean Blue to our exclusive Felt Lettered ACK sweatshirts.Start the winter off with our Limited edition Happy Place & Nantucket Stroll knit hats, scarfs, bags and sweatshirts! We are the perfect destination for your Nantucket holiday shopping! For a Limited time we will be offering FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100 both in store and online, saving you room in your shopping bags! nantucketclothingcompany.com

Blue Beetle 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

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pany, neither judgement nor forgiveness, but it will let you pass. During the winter, we all trespass. My boon companion and I found a camp. A tarp, a good sized can, a small gas stove, and smashed down grass. He sniffed about, found that spot where everyone had to go, and then found a bag of trash. He looked at me, as if he wanted to take it home, and I assented. The tarp was still wet, but the gas stove was cold. I hoped that whatever workman, mower, painter, or plasterer had found work and warmth off-island. But I left the stove, in case he hadn’t. We live in a time of ordinary catastrophes. The recovery is ongoing; we either see it or we don’t. Each storm passes over and takes a piece of what we were away. It could be a branch, a tree, a house, or a family. Our catastrophes can be measured in dollars at the Stop-n-Shop, in boat tickets, or in ambulance trips. The island erodes in great clumps or in small bites. A restaurant closes, a family moves, or a house falls into the breakers. We see it, we bear witness, and we recover. Winter is a time of recovery. During the summer, the visitors and the business offer hope and illusion. We can make it through this, we can make a bit more money, we can go to Fortieth Pole on Sunday and it will all work out. We can camp out until I can find a bed. But in the winter, the hope gets cleaned, folded and put away and the illusion gets locked in a storage shed. In the winter, we recover if we can. We leave if we can’t. Once back home, I toweled my boon companion clean, then ushered him into the warmth of the wood stove. He found his water dish, then the big dog bed with his name on it, and curled up in front of the flames. Myself, I stood in front of the window, watched, and waited.

Current Vintage

508-228-5073 Open daily. Holiday Events on Nov. 18 & 25 4-6 pm & Dec. 2 & 3 1-6 pm Wine • Clothing • Home • Gifts • Provisions 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. JOIN US for a Stroll Weekend Sip-n-Shop with tastings of wine & bubbles and store-wide discounts including 20-75% off all vintage clothing and accessories. currentvintage.com

Joy West Collection

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

ACKWEAR Nantucket Clothing

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Open for the holidays Designer Inspired Jewelry & Fashions

508-325-4400 14 S. Water Street

Joy West Collection located at 14 S. Waters Street offers a stunning and youthful collection of original and reproduction jewelry and clothing. Our Italian Linen and Baroque pearls are a must see for any events happening here on the island. Our new Greece & St. Bart’s Collection offer up soft macrame knits and a light and beautiful feel for walks on the beach or moonlit boat ride. Joy has searched the world over for the finest craftsmanship and most beautiful fabrics in order to make her store a one-of-a-kind place to shop. Swing by and say hi and see why everyone is saying, Joy West is their “favorite” store in Nantucket! We are kitty corner from The Dreamland Theatre! www.joyjewelry.com

The Love Shack by Lola

774-325-5982 Open for the holidays - get your NAUTI hat + 20% off all Jewelry Dec. 2, 3, & 4 Love Shack apparel, hats, and home goods 10 Old South Wharf

THE LOVE SHACK is located right in the heart of Nantucket’s boat basin and it is home to our entire collection of LOLA jewelry. Here you can see, touch and layer all of our pendants, chains, and bracelets that LOLA offers. It is also our inspiration for our Love Shack apparel and home goods which include t-shirts, candles, hats, glassware – everything you need that is perfect for your very own Love Shack! lolacompany.com

Made on Nantucket

508-228-0110 Open thru the holidays + expanded hours for Stroll Weekend & Dec. 20-24 Two Locations: 9 &20 Old South Wharf A unique collection of apparel, gifts, jewelry, & art

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

Murray’s Toggery Shop Open Monday-Saturday 10 am to 5 pm Classic & Up-to-Date Clothing for Men, Women, & Children

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, home of the original Nantucket Reds collections. Nantucket Reds are made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For decades these pants have been the mark of the “in-the-know” island lovers. Their Nantucket Reds collection features items made exclusively in the USA. Stop by and see their expansive ladies department and experience multilevel recreational shopping. Their buyers comb the markets for the tasteful assortment of clothes, shoes, and accessories they carry, all with a traditional, upbeat, and long lasting flair. MURRAY’S is here for all of your retail needs! Nantucketreds.com




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

508-680-1159 167 Orange Street

Sara Campbell Open for the holidays Celebrating Made in the USA every day!

508-680-1626 5 South Beach St.

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

Artists & Galleries Artists Association of Nantucket Holiday Small Works Show from November 25 to December 23 In-Person Gallery & Online Exhibits

508-228-0294 19 Washington St.

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 a schedule of downtown Gallery Exhibits as well as classes and workshops at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) at 24 Amelia Drive. Visit AAN’s online gallery at sales.nantucketarts.org to view regularly changing exhibitions of fresh, original artwork from iconic Nantucket artists. nantucketarts.org

G. S. Hill Gallery Open for the holiday season & Stroll Drawing at 4pm on Saturday, Dec. 3 Oils, watercolors, prints, and note cards by G. S. Hill

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

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. Stop by the shop during Stroll Weekend and get a FREE ticket to the annual Hill’s Stroll Raffle. Drawing will be held at 4 pm on Dec. 3. gshill.com

Ireland Galleries

508-228-1907 Open for the holidays 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

508-228-0110 Open thru the holidays + expanded hours for Stroll Weekend & Dec. 20-24 Handcrafted Gifts exclusively at Made on Nantucket 9 & 20 Old South Wharf 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. Flash Sales & Santa on Stroll Saturday Art and Inspired, Creative Jewelry

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

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

Open Monday-Saturday

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

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

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We at CAPE COD FIVE are deeply committed to the communities we serve. Our dedication to serving our neighbors and local businesses and earning our customers’ trust every day has remained the same since our founding in 1855. We focus on continuously evolving to be our customers’ trusted financial partner in a rapidly changing world, offering digital tools, accessibility and sound guidance and insight to help our customers navigate their unique journeys. capecodfive.com

Beach Fun Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

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

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

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

508-325-2722 65 Surfside Road

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

Sandy Pedals Bicycles LLC Available all day, every day of the year. Nantucket’s Bike Share

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


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Books & Publications CALL NANTUCKET FREE DOWNLOAD - Nantucket’s searchable phone book app The island’s “Little Black Book”

508-228-9165 ext. 110 CallNantucket.com

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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

Children’s Clothing & Accessories

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

Borobabi

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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

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

508-228-1080 54 Main Street

MITCHELL’S BOOK CORNER prides itself on a long tradition of personalized attention to its customers for 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

508-228-4000 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

508-228-7025 Year-Round Bus 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

Car Rentals Affordable Rentals Open daily Cars, jeeps, mopeds

508-228-3501 6 South Beach Street

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

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

508-680-1845 18 Federal Street

Open for the holidays! America’s first circular retailer TM

Murray’s Toggery Shop

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Open Monday-Saturday 10 am to 5 pm Classic & Up-to-Date Clothing for Kids of All Ages

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, home of the original Nantucket Reds collections. Nantucket Reds are made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For children, shoppers can find overalls, shorts, jumpers, hats, baby blankets, onesies, sweaters, and more. MURRAY’S is multi-faceted and offers functional yet stylish clothing and accessories for infants and children. Nantucketreds.com

Children’s Toys & Art Classes Barnaby’s Toy & Art Shack

508-680-1553 12 Oak Street

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

BARNABY’S TOY & ART SHACK, located downtown at 12 Oak Street, is the perfect place to do your holiday shopping for all the kids on your list. They have a fantastic selection of crafts, books, toys, and so much more! And BARNABY’S offers art classes 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 508-6801553, or email barnabyack@gmail.com. barnabysnantucket.com

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

Confections Aunt Leah’s Fudge Made fresh on Nantucket

508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

AUNT LEAH has been making her award-winning homemade fudge for almost 30 years on Nantucket. Her fudge has been voted “the best fudge in the world” year after year. Once you 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 Island Treasures

508-228-0789 Mon-Fri 10am-4pm & Sat. 10am-2pm NEW LOCATION: 128 Old South Road New & Used clothes, household goods, toys, & more

Looking to expand your wardrobe on a budget or need some items for your home at affordable prices? ISLAND TREASURES is the perfect place to shop! Here you’ll find a great selection of new and gently used clothing, jewelry, housewares, small furnishings, books, beach toys, kids toys, and so much more. There’s an ever-changing variety, so visit often — you never know what treasures you may find.


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Island Fun & Shopping The Rainbow Fleet

508-680-1159 167 Orange Street

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

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

Contests NANTUCKET PHOTO CONTEST Deadline is Sept. 12, 2023 See 2022 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

508-325-8884 61 Old South Road

Open Monday - Saturday Locally owned and operated

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!

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

Gifts ACK 4170® 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

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 this holiday season! evbantiques.com

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Hill’s of Nantucket

508-228-1353

Open for the holiday season & Stroll Drawing at 4pm on Saturday, Dec. 3 Unique & Original Nantucket Theme Gifts

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. Stop by the shop during Stroll Weekend and get a FREE ticket to the annual Hill’s Stroll Raffle. Drawing will be held at 4 pm on Dec. 3. gshill.com

It’s A Shore Thing

508-680-1901 30B Main Street

Open Daily Distinctive Nantucket Gifts

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

508-228-0110 Open thru the holidays + expanded hours for Stroll Weekend & Dec. 20-24 Jewelry, Bakelite, Art Glass, & much more Two Locations: 9 &20 Old South Wharf 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. madeonnantucket.net

Museum Shop at the Whaling Museum

508-228-1894, ext. 138 Open 10am to 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

Nantucket Boat Basin Authentic Shop Open for the holidays with our annual HOLIDAY SALE & authentic Christmas Stroll Scarf & merchandise Authentic Island Merchandise with Special Nantucket Designs

508-228-5470 33 Straight Wharf

Visit the NANTUCKET BOAT BASIN AUTHENTIC SHOP and celebrate Nantucket Island with our limited edition apparel and accessories. We have a variety of island merchandise. We offer the highest quality wearables, headwear, and accessories for visitors, boaters, and islanders. Get your authentic Nantucket shirts, vests, hats, and more! You’ll find us at 33 Straight Wharf. Stop by for the official 2022 Nantucket Christmas Stroll knit scarf, before they are sold out! AND our annual Holiday Sale offers up to 50% off select merchandise. nantucketboatbasinshop.com

Nantucket Chic at Ireland Galleries

508-228-1907 Open for the holidays 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.

Nantucket Monogram

203-594-6067

We customize your gifts to make them special

nantucketmonogram.com Nantucket Monogram proves time and again that anything can be customized to make the perfect gift & anyone can be shopped for. Shop Nantucket Monogram online at nantucketmonogram.com or give us a call at 203-594-6067; arrange a Zoom or FaceTime appointment. You can also come into the store: 8 Elm St., New Canaan, CT. Our holiday hours are daily from 10am-5pm. nantucketmonogram.com

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


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Home Decor ACK 4170® Open daily for all your holiday gifts! 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 ACK4170.com

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

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

ENTER TO WIN THE SEASON N’S BEST STOCKING GIFT!

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 for the holidays with special fun Dec. 3 for Stroll Celebrating Scandinavian style & craftsmanship

508-901-9912 14 Easy Street

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! evbantiques.com

Icarus & Co Open in the shop for Stroll & online all year Jewelry and Home Decor

19 Old South Wharf

Open for Stroll weekend! We have an incredible selection of unique gifts from Nantucket, oneof-a-kind gifts that sparkle, and a great selection of gifts under $250. Everything is handmade and made to be treasured. We are the exclusive home of the Nantucket Beach Stones collection. Visit us over Stroll or shop online, where we are always open! icarusandco.com

It’s A Shore Thing

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.

Formerly Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

ALL YOU HAV VE TO DO TO WIN W IS: 1. Follow us on Instagram m @N Nantucket_Insider 2. Tell us whatt you like best about Nantucket 3 Tag 2 friends 3. ENTER BY DECEMBER 11. Winners will be notified December 12. 6 prizes will be awarded

508-680-1901 30B Main Street

Open Daily Distinctive Nantucket Gifts

Petty Folk Art & Carving

$100 Gift Card to Cisco Brewers Nantucket

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

Warren Pease Decorative Skiffs

508-325-1841

Call for an appointment: 508-325-1841 Add New England Style to Your Parties Old-fashioned New England style decorative skiffs with traditional lines will add a touch of Nantucket to your celebrations. They’re perfect for raw bars or showpieces: serving trays and stands included. The skiffs are made with recycled red cedar and mahogany, varnished or painted. Available in sizes from three feet to five feet. Call Warren at 508-325-1841 to order yours!

Internet Guidebook Insiders Guide to Nantucket

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Reservations strongly recommended 508-228-9165

Beaches, Events, Museums, Dining, Classifieds, & More Visit us online & follow us on Instagram @nantucket_insider Visit Nantucket before & after you visit Nantucket! Visit NANTUCKET.NET for a beach listing, photo galleries, maps, and guides to lodging, dining, real estate, recreation, and much more! Our Calendar of Events is the most complete and is updated several times a week, year-round. Looking for a beach? Our Beach Listings have

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

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Island Fun & Shopping photos, videos, and info about all the best island beaches and where to find them. And our classifieds are ever-changing. Visit Nantucket before, during, and after you visit Nantucket by going to Nantucket.net and follow us on Instagram @nantucket_insider Nantucket.net

Island Apps Call Nantucket Your telephone book for Nantucket

FREE download for IOS and Android

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

Jewelry ACK 4170® “ACK 4170®...is not just a location, it’s a lifestyle.” Unique, salty-good gifts & products by small makers & artists

18 Federal Street

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 ACK4170.com

Blue Beetle Open Daily 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

Icarus + Co. Open in the shop for Stroll & online all year Jewelry and Home Decor

19 Old South Wharf

Open for Stroll weekend! We have an incredible selection of unique gifts from Nantucket, oneof-a-kind gifts that sparkle, and a great selection of gifts under $250. Everything is handmade and made to be treasured. We are the exclusive home of the Nantucket Beach Stones collection. Visit us over Stroll or shop online, where we are always open! 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.

Katherine Grover Fine Jewelry 2 Holiday Trunk Shows: Nov. 25 & Dec. 2, 11am-5pm in the Historic Macy Warehouse Exquisite Custom Jewelry by Katie Grover 12 Straight Wharf Don’t miss the 2 very special trunk shows this holiday season featuring fine jewelry by Katherine Grover: November 25 from 11 am to 5pm and December 2 from 11 am to 5pm. Both shows will be held in the historic Macy Warehouse, across from the Stop-n-Shop parking lot. Inspired by the ancient 24Karat gold jewelry found in temple treasuries, buried hoards, and tombs, KATIE GROVER’s handmade custom designs have a character and quality all of their own. Designs are drawn from history, architecture, Nantucket, and the natural world and made using age-old techniques and tools. Her collection is also available in Sylvia Antiques, 15 Main Street. katherinegroverfinejewelry.com

Made on Nantucket

508-228-0110 Open thru the holidays + expanded hours for Stroll Weekend & Dec. 20-24 Two Locations: 9 &20 Old South Wharf A unique collection of jewelry, apparel, gifts, & art 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,

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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

Nantucket Estate Jewelry and Fine Arts Open for the holidays 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. NantucketEstateJewelry.com

Nantucket Pearl Company

508-228-1353

Open in-store for the holidays & online year-round 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

Pageo

508-228-6899 46 Main Street

Open year-round Give the gift that sparkles!

PAGEO is now open year-round! Happy Holidays from PAGEO JEWELERS, your local family owned jeweler, on Nantucket for over 25 years! Come visit us over the Holiday and all Winter long for your jewelry and custom work needs! Join us Stroll Weekend and enjoy light bites and libations. pageo.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 Open Daily. Inspired and 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

Linen Service Linen Drops

1-844-9-linens

Linen Rental Service - Avoid the hassles & leave the linens to us! 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

Local Television NCTV Channel 18

508-901-5499

Short Film One-on-One Mentoring Free to all NCTV Members Have a short film in mind but need help bringing it to life? NCTV 18 is offering short film oneon-one mentoring. No matter where you are on your journey to submitting your short film to this year’s Nantucket Shorts Festival, NCTV is here to assist. NCTV’s Director of Education Andrew Cromartie is offering free 30-minute sessions tailored to your specific needs. Register using the QR code in the ad in this publication. nctv18.org


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and advice and share with you what is trending, and what is not.

Mortgages & Banking Cape Cod 5

The Archer - Beacon Hill Residences

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

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

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 capecodfive.com

Museums & Sites Nantucket Historical Association Whaling Museum open Mon-Sat from 10am-4pm with extended hours for Stroll Weekend

The NANTUCKET WHALING MUSEUM 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. 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

Honoring the Past & Investing in the Future

508-228-1885 Please donate today

Over the past 3 decades, EGAN MARITIME INSTITUTE has worked to preserve and celebrate our island’s seafaring heritage. This year more than ever, we have reinvigorated our mission and expanded our offerings to make a profound impact on our Nantucket community, with a particular focus on youth education. Our Annual Appeal provides critical support for EGAN MARITIME’S daily operations. Your gift will allow us to continue to offer no-cost educational programs for Nantucket youth and to invigorate our mission through programming in the classroom, in the community, and on the water. Please donate today and create an ocean of opportunities for all of Nantucket. eganmaritime.org

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

Real Estate ACK Distinctive Properties

Discover effortlessly elegant living... Now open & available for immediate occupancy

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

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kc@compass.com A location unlike any other

THE ARCHER RESIDENCES joins two historically significant buildings to create the first fully amenitized, full-service luxury condominium in Beacon Hill with 24-hour white glove services, and impeccably designed indoor and outdoor spaces for health, wellness, and socializing, this boutique property offers an entirely new way to enjoy life in Boston’s most desirable neighborhood. One- to four-bedroom residences. For details and to schedule a private showing, email Kevin Caulfield at kc@compass.com

Senior Living The Residences at Sherburne Commons

508-228-1894 15 Broad Street Your portal to Nantucket history

Egan Maritime Institute

Holiday Season 2022

Nantucket’s only senior living community

508-228-4080 40 Sherburne Commons

THE RESIDENCES at SHERBURNE COMMONS provides an exceptional senior living experience for residents in a socially stimulating and safe environment where there is time to enjoy passions and the freedom from the day-to-day responsibilities of home ownership. And, as personal needs change, residents can be comfortable with the knowledge that attentive, professionally supervised care options are available from professional staff. The residents in the SHERBURNE COMMONS community are an independent, active, and energetic group of individuals 55 years & older, looking to be part of an environment where people feel valued, cared for, and right at home. Visit sherburnecommons.org for details. sherburnecommons.org

Shoes Murray’s Toggery Shop Open Monday-Saturday 10 am to 5 pm Classic & Up-to-Date Clothing for the Whole Family

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, for a fabulous selection of shoes and sandals for men AND women. They have everything to meet you footwear needs including Nantucket Red Tretorns, Uggs, Olukai, Jack Rogers, Sperry Topsider, Birkenstock, Steve Madden, Saucony, and much more. Step out in style with MURRAY’S! Nantucketreds.com

Native Shoes

508-221-7223 40 Straight Wharf

Open Daily Live Lightly

From the beach to the bike ride, on the rainy days and the cocktail parties at night, NATIVE 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.

Special Events Annual Festival of Trees

508-228-1894 On Display Mon-Sat. 10 am to 4pm from Dec. 2 to 31 (closed Christmas Day) Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Dozens of festively decorated trees on display

THE FESTIVAL OF TREES is the NHA’s highly anticipated holiday tradition that transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December! This event features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists, and children. The display is open during museum hours: from December 2 to 31 (closed Christmas Day & Sundays). Tickets are available at nha.org. The Festival of Trees admission is free to NHA members and island residents. nha.org

Annual Festival of Wreaths

508-228-1894 Free Display Nov. 19-26, open 10am to 4pm, closed on Nov. 24 Wreaths on display in the Whaling Museum In-person & online auction

The Nantucket Historical Association again presents the holiday magic of their annual FESTIVALS WREATHS open to the public from Nov. 19 to 26 (closed Thanksgiving Day). See this stunning display live and online at nha.org The festival is held in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. And don’t miss this year’s special Festival of Wreaths Evening Celebration from 5 to 7 pm on November 25, after the downtown tree lighting. nha.org

Christmas Stroll Farmers & Artisans Market NEW LOCATION: in the Nantucket Yacht Club, 1 S. Beach Street December 2 & 3 from 11 am to 5 pm Locally made food & artisan goods Shop in comfort indoors at this two-day CHRISTMAS STROLL FARMERS & ARTISANS MARKET presented by Sustainable Nantucket. A showcase for island artists, food producers, craftspeople, and artisans, this is THE place to find a gift for every person on your list. This Christmas Stroll Market offers one-stop shopping for handcrafted jewelry, pottery, textiles, confections, honey, fine art, photography, crafts — a wide variety of gifts from more than 40 local vendors! Support Local - Shop Local this holiday season.

Nantucket Atheneum Cold Turkey Plunge

508-228-1110 Accepting pledges through Thanksgiving Arrive Early: Plunge is at 10 am on Nov. 24 nantucketatheneum.org A Thanksgiving Tradition to help the Atheneum The Annual COLD TURKEY PLUNGE is almost here! This annual Atheneum fundraiser features hundreds of spectators and swimmers who brave the chilly waters at Children’s Beach on Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2022, to benefit the Weezie Library for Children. Details


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Island Fun & Shopping at nantucketatheneum.org. Not on-island this year for this fun tradition? NO WORRIES: you can plunge virtually from anywhere in the world.

Nantucket Shorts - Best of the Fest Thursday, December 1 at 7 pm Short Films Inspired by Nantucket

508-901-5499 by NCTV 18 showing in The Dreamland Theatre

To celebrate and encourage filmmaking on Nantucket NCTV 18 organizes and executes an annual Nantucket Shorts Festival. Audiences screened submissions by filmmakers with a range of experience—first-time to experienced—and watch narrative, documentary, and comedic films. This year on Thursday, December 1, NCTV 18 is offering a second look at these fabulous films during their BEST OF THE FEST evening, starting at 7 pm. Buy your tickets now at NantucketDreamland.org. NantucketShorts.com

St. Paul’s Christmas Market Saturday, December 3 from 9:30 am to 3 pm Cool Gifts, Hot Food, Shopping, and Fun

St. Paul’s Church, 16 Fair Street

ST. PAUL’S CHRISTMAS MARKET is a great place to do your shopping and to relax on Stroll Saturday with cool gifts and hot food. Just a few steps off Main Street at 16 Fair Street, the Christmas Market is open from 9:30 am to 3 pm on Stroll Saturday, December 3. Great gifts and antiques, handcrafted specialty items, baked goods, and Christmas greens and decorations will all be for sale. Don’t miss the silent auction! Lunch (from 11:30 am to 2 pm) features chili, chowder, vegetarian soup, quiche, hot dogs, salad, and desserts. You’ll find us around the corner from Murray’s Toggery Shop, a few steps up Fair Street.

St. Paul’s Stroll Concert Friday, December 2 from 7-9 pm: doors open 6:30pm St. Paul’s Church, 16 Fair Street Holiday music followed by dessert+bubbly The It’s Beginning to Sound a lot like Christmas Concert at ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, 16 Fair Street on Friday, December 2 starts at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Music features holiday classics and favorite carols with vocal soloists, instrumentalists, and a sing-a-long. After the concert, enjoy dessert and libations plus an exclusive opportunity for ticket holders to shop at The Christmas Market, from 8 to 9 pm, before it opens to the public on Saturday. Tickets are $20 at the door: cash or credit card.

Thanksgiving Farmers & Artisans Market along Cambridge & North Union streets Locally made food & artisan goods

Nov. 25 & 26 from 10 am to 2 pm

Start your holiday shopping at this two-day THANKSGIVING FARMERS & ARTISANS MARKET presented by Sustainable Nantucket. This outdoor market is a showcase for island artists, food producers, craftspeople, and artisans. It offers the perfect opportunity to shop in one place for handcrafted jewelry, pottery, textiles, confections, honey, fine art, photography, and more. Gifts galore, all locally made! Support Local - Shop Local.

Sunglasses Summer Shades Open daily The Island’s largest selection of sunglasses

508-325-5530 The Courtyard, Straight Wharf

Featuring sunglasses by Chanel, Oliver Peoples, Tory Burch, Maui Jims, Oakley, Salt, Ray Ban, Tom Ford, Smith, Costa, Persol, and many others. Summer Shades has been doing business on the island for more than 30 years. Visit us in our spacious downtown location: in the front shop of The Courtyard on Straight Wharf.

Theatre Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

508-228-4305

SCROOGE, THE MAGICAL HOLIDAY MUSICAL For Tickets: visit our website or call the Box Office Nantucket’s Longest Running Professional Theatre TWN has been the island’s live theatre company since 1956. Their 2022 season ends with their production of SCROOGE, THE MAGICAL HOLIDAY MUSICAL. This lively, fast paced retelling of the classic tale of family, friendship, and second chances is a holiday experience you don’t want to miss! Ticket are selling fast. The show opens November 18 and continues through December 10. Tickets are on sale at the TWN box office at 508-228-4305 and at theatrenantucket.org

Thrift Shop Seconds Shop Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat. & Sun. 10-4 Call about making donations Proceeds benefit Fairwinds - Nantucket’s Counseling Center

508-228-6677 32 Sparks Avenue

Looking to expand your wardrobe on a budget or need some items for your home at affordable

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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

Special Event Transport & Tours Nantucket Island Tours

508-228-0334

Book your wedding & special event transportation now! Call us at 508-228-0334 or send an email to rick@nantucketbustours.com for a transportation consultation and quote NANTUCKET ISLAND TOURS is the premiere transportation company on the island. In our new climate-controlled buses, you travel in style and comfort! We offer reliable transport to take your guests to and from weddings and special events on-island. During the summer season, our friendly, fun, & informative tour guides take you away from downtown and allow you to enjoy the natural beauty Nantucket has to offer. For details and to book a bus tour, visit nantucketbustours.com

Tours - Van Gail’s Tours, Inc.

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” 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.

Tours - Walking Nantucket Walkabout

508-422-7466

see website for hikes & times Book online & pickup at Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington St Daily Guided Wilderness Hikes on Nantucket

nantucketwalkabout.com 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.

Nantucket Walking Tours

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

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

Transportation Boat Hy-Line Travel daily; see schedule for times High-Speed, Passenger-Only, Ferry Service from Hyannis

508-228-3949 Straight Wharf

Year-round high-speed ferry service, operating frequent daily departures. Offering the convenience of same-day online reservations, and additional trips are scheduled for Thanksgiving Weekend and Christmas Stroll. Aboard the ferries, you will find mostly indoor seating, restrooms, and our friendly snack bar crew serving sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks, and local and domestic beer, wine and spirits. Visit our website for reservations and information. hylinecruises.com

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

508-228-0262 1 Steamboat Wharf steamshipauthority.com


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Nantucket Dining Guide Bakeries 508-228-2797 All the delicious freshly baked treats & bread you love 17-1/2 Old South Road Gluten-Free Choices Open Tuesday-Saturday from 6:30 am

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

Order online

508-228-6560 Small batch cookies from scratch

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. Indulge — you won’t be disappointed! Order online for your holiday feasts. nantucketcookie.net

Brewers Cisco 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

Light Food & Take-Out Bartlett’s Farm

508-228-9403 Open Daily, Year-Round (closed Dec. 19-Jan. 12, 2023) Bartlett Farm Road Farm Grown Produce | Garden Center | Groceries | Beer & Wine | Food 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

Company of the Cauldron Takeout Feasts for Thanksgiving - order before Nov. 23 See our online menu for today’s choices

508-228-4016 5 India Street

Dine in a restaurant where you’ll feel as if you have your own private chef— THE COMPANY OF THE CAULDRON. Celebrate with friends & family or discover romance as you dine by candlelight in this charming restaurant in the heart of Nantucket’s Historic District. THE COMPANY OF THE CAULDRON serves outstanding creative cuisine, with elegant, prix fixe menus. Menus are available in advance at companyofthecauldron.com. For the Holiday Season, COMPANY OF THE CAULDRON is open Thanksgiving Weekend through December 11. In addition to their prix fixe dinners, they are also offering complete take-away Thanksgiving Feasts (order at companyofthecauldron.com before Nov. 23). Looking for the perfect gift from Nantucket? Autographed cookbooks with a gift card tucked inside will put a smile on the faces of everyone who receives this gift — order online at companyofthecauldron.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

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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 A Nantucket Tradition for 87 Years Full Breakfast & Lunch

Nantucket Bake Shop

Nantucket Cookie Company

Holiday Season 2022

508-228-4533 18 Sparks Avenue Inside Dining & Takeout

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. Open: Mon., Tues, Thurs.-Sat. 7 am to 2 pm (with lunch items 11 am to 2 pm) and Sun. 7 am to 1 pm. Closed Wednesdays. thedownyflake.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

508-680-1737 147 Orange Street

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

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 Tuesday-Saturday from 6:30 am

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.

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

Live Entertainment Cisco Brewers 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


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Nantucket Dining Guide Rose & Crown Open Daily Come for the Food, Stay for the Fun!

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

theroseandcrown.com 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.

Markets Bartlett’s Farm 508-228-9403 Open Daily, Year-Round (closed Dec. 19-Jan. 12, 2023) Bartlett Farm Road Farm Grown Produce,| Garden Center, Groceries, Beer & Wine, Food 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

Restaurants 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 23 Broad Street Kitchen closes at 10pm Good food. Good drinks. Good company. 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

Company of the Cauldron Dinners & Takeout Feasts See our online menu for today’s choices

Downyflake

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

508-228-4533 18 Sparks Avenue Inside Dining & Takeout

A Nantucket Tradition for 87 Years Full Breakfast & Lunch

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. Open: Mon., Tues, Thurs.-Sat. 7 am to 2 pm (with lunch items 11 am to 2 pm) and Sun. 7 am to 1 pm. Closed Wednesdays. thedownyflake.com

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

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

The Faregrounds 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

Rose & Crown Come for the Food, Stay for the Fun!

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

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

508-228-4016 5 India Street

companyofthecauldron.com Dine in a restaurant where you’ll feel as if you have your own private chef— THE COMPANY OF THE CAULDRON. Celebrate with friends & family or discover romance as you dine by candlelight in this charming restaurant in the heart of Nantucket’s Historic District. THE COMPANY OF THE CAULDRON serves outstanding creative cuisine, with elegant, prix fixe menus. Menus are available in advance at companyofthecauldron.com. For the Holiday Season, COMPANY OF THE CAULDRON is open Thanksgiving Weekend through December 11. In addition to their prix fixe dinners, they are also offering complete take-away Thanksgiving Feasts (order at companyofthecauldron.com before Nov. 23). Looking for the perfect gift from Nantucket? Autographed cookbooks with a gift card tucked inside will put a smile on the faces of everyone who receives this gift — order online at companyofthecauldron.com

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Seafood Souza’s Seafood Open year-round 9 am to 7 pm Stop by and enter our weekly Meg-a-Fish Free Seafood Drawing

508-228-9140 23 Trotter’s Lane

SOUZA’S SEAFOOD, under the red and white flag on Trotter’s Lane, offers a full line of quality seafoods both fresh and frozen. The selection changes daily and can include (while they last): fresh Nantucket bay scallops, littlenecks, lobsters, tuna, swordfish, cod, salmon, shrimp, quahogs, & more! Selection changes daily. Call ahead and arrange for a cooked lobster. Remember to order a travel pack of lobsters to take off-island with you. Sign up for our free MEGA-FISH drawing!

Wine & Spirits Current Vintage

508-228-5073 Open daily. Holiday Tastings on Nov. 18 & 25 4-6 pm & Dec. 2 & 3 1-6 pm Wine • Clothing • Home • Gifts • Provisions 4 Easy Street 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! JOIN US for a Stroll Weekend Sip-n-Shop with tastings of wine & bubbles and store-wide discounts including 20-75% off all vintage clothing and accessories. currentvintage.com


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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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10 AM to 7 PM - Special Stroll Hours at Made on Nantucket Stop by #9 and #20 Old South Wharf for art, jewelry, Bakelite, photos, framed prints, unique clothing, & more exclusively at Made on Nantucket. Pick up your collectible 2022 Stroll Ornament. 11 AM to 5 PM - Holiday Trunk Show Join Jewelry Designer Katie Grover at a trunk show exhibiting her line of custom jewelry in ancient and contemporary designs in 24k & 18k gold. Her handmade pieces have a character all of their own. This special holiday trunk show is held in the historic Thomas Macy Wharehouse, 12 Straight Wharf. 11 AM to 5 PM - Christmas Stroll Farmers & Artisans Market Browse and shop from more than 40 Nantucket vendors selling locally made food products and artisan goods at this holiday market held in the Nantucket Yacht Club, 1 South Beach Street. Presented by Sustainable Nantucket. 1 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot, see & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 1 to 6 PM - Sip & Shop at Current Vintage Join the fun at Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street, this Stroll Weekend to enjoy a sampling of wine & bubbles while you shop with store-wide discounts of 20% to 75% off vintage clothing and accessories. 508-228-5073 2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour A 1/2 mi, 80-min walk, with stops. Hear the story of the “greatest small town in American history.” Departs from corner of Federal & India Sts., by Atheneum fence. $25 ~ $20 for age 65+ ~ teens $15 ~ $10 for ages 7-12. Cash only. No reservations necessary. Arrive 10 min. early. 774-325-8972 5 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. 1 mile; 80 minutes, $25 adults; $20 for seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12, Cash only. No reservations necessary. Meet at the corner of Federal and India sts, outside Atheneum Fence, 10 minutes early. 774-325-8972 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 6 to 7:30 PM - Author Talk: John Lancaster Hear John Lancaster, author of The Great Air Race: Glory, Tragedy, and the Dawn of American Aviation, talk about the incredible, untold story of the men who risked their lives in the first transcontinental air contest. The people who put American aviation on the map. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org 7 to 9 PM - St. Paul’s Stroll Concert This special concert in St. Paul’s Church, 16 Fair Street, features holiday classics and favorite carols with vocal soloists, instrumentalists, and a sing-a-long. After the concert, enjoy dessert and libations plus an exclusive opportunity for ticket holders to shop at The Christmas Market, from 8-9 pm, before it opens to the public on Saturday. Tickets are $20 at the door: cash or credit card.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Pond & Woods with Nantucket Walkabout A three-mile hike mostly over sand, exploring this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor. Six habitats - tidal pond, beach, cedar forest & dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh with two active osprey nest poles and harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 AM to 4 PM - $100 Stroll Giveaway Shop with Nantucket Clothing Company at 6 So. Water St. any time on Saturday Dec 3 until 4 pm, to be entered into a drawing for $100 merchandise gift certificate. You do not have to be at the drawing to win! Winners will be notified. 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and 1746 Windmill A 2 mile, 50 minute, non-stop, walking tour with historic commentary down beautiful streets and lanes most visitors never find. Cash only: $25; $20 seniors (65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Federal and India sts, outside Atheneum Fence, 10 min early. 774-325-8972 9:30 AM to 3 PM - St. Paul’s Christmas Stroll Market A great place to do holiday shopping & relax during Stroll. Just a few steps off Main Street at St. Paul’s Church, 16 Fair Street, the Christmas Market sells gifts, antiques, handcrafted specialty items, baked goods, and Christmas greens & decorations. Don’t miss the silent auction! Lunch (from 11:30 am to 2 pm) features chili, chowder, vegetarian soup, quiche, hot dogs, salad, and desserts. 9:30 AM to 4 PM - Grab and Go Noodle Frames Create your own noodle frames with your own photos. Pick up a kit, while they last, at the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 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 - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mile, non-stop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes. Cash Only. $25; Meet at corner of Federal and India Streets, by Atheneum Fence, 10 minutes early. 774-325-8972 10 AM to 4 PM - Annual Holiday Sale at Nantucket Boat Basin Shop Shop at 33 Straight Wharf today to buy your official Christmas Stroll merchandise and get up to 50% off select merchandise. Nantucket Boat Basin Shop. 10 to 11 AM - Book Signing with Leslie Linsley Meet the author of Christmas on Nantucket at this book signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main 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 3 PM - Bartlett’s Wreath Workshop A family-friendly wreath workshop in our Garden Center. Choose from a few different start times. Create your own custom wreath to decorate your home or to give as a gift. We provide all the supplies, instruction and tips, you get to be creative! Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. Register at BartlettsFarm.com 10 AM to 3 PM - Shop Santa’s Village Food and merchandise sold by Chamber members and non-profit organizations in the Stop-n-Shop parking lot. A Chamber of Commerce event 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 10 AM to 4 PM - Annual Stroll Raffle Stop by G.S Hill Gallery at 40 Straight Wharf for a free ticket to enter in their annual Stroll Raffle. Drawing will be held at the gallery at 4pm on Stroll Saturday, December 3.

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10 AM to 5 PM - Special Sale at The Love Shack All in-stock jewelry 20% off with larger discounts on last call items. Plus limited NAUTI Stroll hats available at The Love Shack, 10 Old South Wharf. 10 AM to 7 PM - Special Stroll Hours at Made on Nantucket Stop by #9 and #20 Old South Wharf for art, jewelry, Bakelite, photos, framed prints, unique clothing, & more exclusively at Made on Nantucket. Pick up your collectible 2022 Stroll Ornament. 11 to 11:50 AM - Main Street Stage Entertainment On the Stroll Stage on Main Street, the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce has organized hours of live entertainment. From 11 to 11:30 am children from the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club will sing. From 11:30 to 11:50 am, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket actors will perform. A Chamber of Commerce event 11 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing with Charles Graeber Meet the award-winning journalist, documentary producer, and New York Times bestselling author of The Good Nurse at this book signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 11 AM to 5 PM - Christmas Stroll Farmers & Artisans Market Browse and shop from more than 40 Nantucket vendors selling locally made food products and artisan goods at this holiday market held in the Nantucket Yacht Club, 1 South Beach Street. Presented by Sustainable Nantucket. 11:30 AM to 2 PM - Lunch at the St. Paul’s Christmas Stroll Market Take a break from Main Street, and go to the St. Paul’s Christmas Market to buy lunch. Menu features chili, chowder, vegetarian soup, quiche, hot dogs, salad, and desserts. St. Paul’s Church, 16 Fair Street 11:45 AM - Town Crier Rings in Christmas Stroll Gather at the Main Street stage to help Nantucket’s inimitable Town Crier ring in our 48th Stroll! A Chamber of Commerce event 12 PM - Talking Tree on Main Street Walk to the top of Main Street and chat with the magical Talking Christmas Tree, tell it what you want for Christmas, ask questions. Stroll event presented by the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce. 12 to 1 PM - Book Signing with John Lancaster Meet the author of The Great Air Race at this book signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 12 to 1 PM - Santa Claus Comes to Town Watch Santa’s arrival via Coast Guard cutter, and join Santa’s parade as it travels up Main Street and across Centre Street to the NHA Whaling Museum (Santa will be traveling in a vintage fire truck this year!) A Chamber of Commerce event 1 to 2 PM - Book Signing with Francine Mathews Meet the author of Death on a Winter Stroll at this book signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 1 to 3 PM - Santa Meet & Greet Reconvene at the Discovery Center in the Nantucket Historical Association’s Whaling Museum (13 Broad St.) where you can meet and take socially distanced photos with Santa. Don’t forget your letters to the North Pole, which can be left in Santa’s mailbox at the top of Main Street. A Chamber of Commerce event 1 to 4 PM -Celebrate Stroll with Santa & Susan Lister Locke Stop by the Susan Lister Locke Gallery to enjoy special Flash sales when the bell rings and visit with Santa to give him your wish list and get a photo with Santa. Also featuring the artwork of Anne Marie Bratton. Susan Lister Locke Gallery, 28 Easy Street. 1 to 6 PM - Sip & Shop at Current Vintage Join the fun at Current Vintage, 4 Easy Street, this Stroll Weekend to enjoy a sampling of wine & bubbles while you shop with store-wide discounts of 20% to 75% off vintage clothing and accessories. 508-228-5073 1:30 PM - Holiday Fun at Eleish Van Breems Stop by Eleish Van Breems and enjoy holiday beverages, lite bites, and Christmas Carolers while you shop. 14 Easy Street, across from the famous Tree in the Dory that floats in Nantucket Harbor.

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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 1:30 to 2 PM - Kids Stand Up & Learn on Main Street On the Stroll Stage on Main Street, Kevin Flynn’s Stand Up & Learn students will perform their stand-up comedy routines. A Chamber of Commerce event 2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour A 1/2 mi, 80-min walk, with stops. Hear the story of the “greatest small town in American history.” Departs from corner of Federal & India Sts., by Atheneum fence. $25 ~ $20 for age 65+ ~ teens $15 ~ $10 for ages 7-12. Cash only. No reservations necessary. Arrive 10 min. early. 774-325-8972 2 to 3 PM - Book Signing with Nancy Thayer Meet the author of Summer Love and A Very Nantucket Christmas at this book signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 2 to 4:20 PM - Main Street Entertainment On the Stroll Stage on Main Street, the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce has organized hours of live entertainment. From 2-2:30 pm, Victorian Carolers will sing; 2:30-3 pm Susan Berman & Ray Sauders will play music; 3-3:30 pm local a capella groups Accidentals and Naturals will sing; 3:30-4 pm students from Nantucket Ballet will dance; 4-4:20pm the NCMC Vocalists will sing. 3 PM - Holiday Fun at Eleish Van Breems Stop by Eleish Van Breems and enjoy holiday beverages, lite bites, and Christmas Carolers while you shop. 14 Easy Street, across from the famous Tree in the Dory that floats in Nantucket Harbor. 3 PM - Ugly Sweater Contest Join us at the top of Main Street with honorary judge, Santa Claus! You know you have one, so why not get a prize for wearing it? Sign up from 10:30am to 2:30pm at the Chamber’s merchandise table at the Shop Santa’s Village marketplace. Get ready to strut your stuff at 3pm! A Chamber of Commerce event 3 to 4 PM - Book Signing with Nathaniel Philbrick Meet the multiple award winning author & island resident of Travels with George and In the Heart of the Sea at a book signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main St. continued on page 46


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4:30 PM - Community Caroling on Main Street Join our world-renowned Victorian Carolers for a very special sing-along on the steps of Pacific National Bank on Main Street to close another amazing Christmas Stroll Saturday. A Chamber of Commerce event 4:30 to 5:30 PM - Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand Meet Nantucket resident and author of Endless Summer, the Winter Street Series, & many more novels at this book signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main St. 5 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. 1 mile; 80 minutes, $25 adults; $20 for seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12, Cash only. No reservations necessary. Meet at the corner of Federal and India sts, outside Atheneum Fence, 10 minutes early. 774-325-8972 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 7 AM to 1 PM - Sunday Brunch Savor a tasty & creative selection of Eggs Benedict and other hearty brunch dishes at The Downyflake, 18 Sparks Avenue. 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 - Historic Mansions of Main Street and 1746 Windmill A 2 mile, 50 minute, non-stop, walking tour with historic commentary down beautiful streets and lanes most visitors never find. Cash only: $25; $20 seniors (65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12. Meet at Federal and India sts, outside Atheneum Fence, 10 min early. 774-325-8972 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.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 10 AM to 2 PM - Discovery Sundays at Discovery Park Join Maria Mitchell Association’s staff at the Discovery Playground at Hinsdale Park. Fun includes an animal touch tank & free STEAM activities. All are welcome! Discovery Park, 54 Old South Rd. 10 AM to 2 PM - Special Sale at The Love Shack All in-stock jewelry 20% off with larger discounts on last call items. Plus limited NAUTI Stroll hats available at The Love Shack, 10 Old South Wharf. 10 AM to 3 PM - Bartlett’s Wreath Workshop A family-friendly wreath workshop in our Garden Center. Choose from a few different start times. Create a custom wreath to decorate your home or to give as a gift. All the supplies, instruction, & tips provided, you get to be creative! Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. Register at BartlettsFarm.com 10 AM to 5 PM - Special Stroll Hours at Made on Nantucket Stop by #9 and #20 Old South Wharf for art, jewelry, Bakelite, photos, framed prints, unique clothing, & more exclusively at Made on Nantucket. Pick up your collectible 2022 Stroll Ornament. 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 2 PM - Historic Downtown Walking Tour A 1/2 mi, 80-min walk, with stops. Hear the story of the “greatest small town in American history.” Departs from corner of Federal & India Sts., by Atheneum fence. $25 ~ $20 for age 65+ ~ teens $15 ~ $10 for ages 7-12. Cash only. No reservations necessary. Arrive 10 min. early. 774-325-8972 5 PM - The Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route The most popular walking tour ever on Nantucket. 1 mile; 80 minutes, $25 adults; $20 for seniors(65+); $15 for teens; $10 for ages 7-12, Cash only. No reservations necessary. Meet at the corner of Federal and India sts, outside Atheneum Fence, 10 minutes early. 774-325-8972 6 PM - Free Holiday Concert by Susan & Ray Celebrate the season with local husband-and-wife duo Susan J. Berman & Ray K.

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Saunders as they bring their signature sound to holiday music for a concert including traditional, modern, and original songs. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 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 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.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 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 1 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot, see & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 7 to 8 PM - Free ELL English Class For those seeking to improve their English language skills. Class is conducted in English; no pre-registration required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge - Pond & Woods with Nantucket Walkabout A three-mile hike mostly over sand, exploring this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor. Six habitats - tidal pond, beach, cedar forest & dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh with two active osprey nest poles and harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning Fun songs & singing games. Dress for the weather & bring a blanket to sit on. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.org 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 10 AM to 4 PM - AAN Holiday Show A special faculty & student holiday exhibition featuring works by Artists Association of Nantucket students, teachers, & Artists in Residence. View works on paper, paintings, ceramics, prints, & even some specialty gift items, all in the AAN Big Gallery, upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf. Exhibit open Tues-Sat to Dec. 17. 1:30 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 5:30 to 7:30 PM - Sailors Valentine Ornament with Mary Emery Lacoursiere Make a mini version of a Sailors Valentine: a composition using shells & natural materials in a 3-inch cherry box with a protective glass dome. Fee $125 ($75 NHA members) incl. all materials. NHA Decorative Arts. Register at nha.org

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.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 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whalcontinued on page 47


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ing Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details 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. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Atheneum Knitting Group A fun, relaxed place to share projects or learn new techniques. Attendees must wear a mask at all times. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 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 to 5 PM - Free Climate Change and Cultural Heritage Symposium The NHA, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and the Rome-based International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), host a symposium at the NHA’s Whaling Museum, which will be open to the public & free of charge, and live-streamed on the NHA YouTube Channel. The symposium will be a forum to explore latest international & domestic efforts to address impacts of climate change on cultural heritage & historic materials. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. nha.org 9:30 to 10 AM - Toddler Time for Ages 18 to 38 Songs, simple stories, and finger rhymes for children. Free but tickets available at the Weezie Desk when the library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.org 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 10:30 to 11 AM - Preschool Story Time for Ages 3+ Story time featuring new & classical tales. Free, but tickets available at the Weezie Desk 30 minutes before the program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 1 PM - 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 3:30 to 5 PM - Wines & Rinds Taste wines and cheeses every Thursday afternoon at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. 508-228-9403 BartlettsFarm.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 6 to 7 PM - Free ELL English Class For those seeking to improve their English language skills. Class is conducted in English; no pre-registration required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 6:30 to 7:30 PM - Free “Look Up!” program at MMA’s Loines Observatory Join Maria Mitchell Assn. astronomers for a tour of Nantucket’s night sky. View the moon, planets, stars, nebulae, & distant galaxies through the MMA’s telescopes. Check-in 10-15 min. before the program. Loines Observatory, 59 Milk St. 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 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 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.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 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org

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11 AM to 12 PM - Bug Bonanza for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn Learn how to collect insects like a scientist, use microscopes, & read dichotomous keys to identify each creature. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Register at MariaMitchell.org 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 1 to 2 PM - Maria Mitchell Assn. Nature Story Hour for Ages 3+ An MMA educator reads a nature or science-related book, introduces an animal friend, & makes a craft or plays games. Kids must be accompanied by adult. Register at mariamitchell.org: $15. 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 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 AM to 4 PM - Grab and Go Holiday Peace Votive A sweet holiday decoration to remind us to join together in peace. Pick up a free kit, while they last, at Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 9:30 AM - Double Red Ticket Day Get 2 red tickets for every $25 spent at a participating Nantucket business for the Christmas Eve drawing on Main Street. 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 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.org 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 11 AM to 12 PM - Maria Mitchell Assn. Nature Story Hour for Ages 3+ An MMA educator reads a nature or science-related book, introduces an animal friend, & makes a craft or plays games. Kids must be accompanied by adult. Register at mariamitchell.org: $15. 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 1 to 2 PM - Bug Bonanza for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn Learn to collect insects like a scientist, use microscopes, & read dichotomous keys to identify creatures. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Register at MariaMitchell.org 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 7 PM - Scrooge, The Magical Holiday Musical In this timeless adaptation of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezeer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption in the course of Christmas Eve night. He is visited by the ghosts of his former partner, Jacob Marley, as well from the ghosts of his past, present, & future. The whole family will enjoy this classic set to music in Theatre Workshop’s stage in Bennett Hall, 62 Center St. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 7 AM to 1 PM - Sunday Brunch Savor a tasty & creative selection of Eggs Benedict and other hearty brunch dishes at The Downyflake, 18 Sparks Avenue. 8 AM - 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. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com continued on page 48


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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 2 PM - Discovery Sundays at Discovery Park Join Maria Mitchell Association’s staff at the Discovery Playground at Hinsdale Park. Fun includes an animal touch tank & free STEAM activities. All are welcome! Discovery Park, 54 Old South Rd. 1 PM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 1 to 2 PM - Maria Mitchell Assn. Nature Story Hour for Ages 3+ An MMA educator reads a nature or science-related book, introduces an animal friend, & makes a craft or plays games. Kids must be accompanied by adult. Register at mariamitchell.org: $15.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 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 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.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 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 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 7 to 8 PM - Free ELL English Class For those seeking to improve their English language skills. Class is conducted in English; no pre-registration required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 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 - Free Music in the Morning Fun songs & singing games. Dress for the weather & bring a blanket to sit on. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.org 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 10 AM to 4 PM - AAN Holiday Show A special faculty & student holiday exhibition featuring works by Artists Association of Nantucket students, teachers, & Artists in Residence. View works on paper, paintings, ceramics, prints, & even some specialty gift items, all in the AAN Big Gallery, upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf. Exhibit open Tues-Sat to Dec. 17. 1 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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Sci-

ence Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.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 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 1 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot, see & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & 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. Attendees must wear a mask at all times. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Intermediate Astrology with Suzanne Keating For those of you with a solid understanding of the Signs and Planets, as well as the Houses of the Horoscope and the Aspects, we will be discussing Relationship, or Synastry charts, as well as Progressions and Transits to your Natal chart. Please bring your natal charts or ask Suzanne for one. Register at NantucketAtheneum.org

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge - Pond & Woods with Nantucket Walkabout A three-mile hike mostly over sand, exploring this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor. Six habitats - tidal pond, beach, cedar forest & dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh with two active osprey nest poles and harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.org 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 1:30 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 3:30 to 5 PM - Wines & Rinds Taste wines and cheeses every Thursday afternoon at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. 508-228-9403 BartlettsFarm.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 6 to 7 PM - Free ELL English Class For those seeking to improve their English language skills. Class is conducted in English; no pre-registration required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 6:30 to 7:30 PM - Free “Look Up!” program at MMA’s Loines Observatory Join Maria Mitchell Assn. astronomers for a tour of Nantucket’s night sky. View the moon, planets, stars, nebulae, & distant galaxies through the MMA’s telescopes. Check-in 10-15 min. before the program. Loines Observatory, 59 Milk St.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 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

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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 to 11 AM - Ravenous Reptiles for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn. Learn about adaptations of turtles, frogs, snakes, and more at the MMA Natural Science Museum. One adult must sign up with children. $15 MariaMitchell.org 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 11 AM to 12 PM - Bug Bonanza for Ages 4+ with Maria Mitchell Assn Learn to collect insects like a scientist, use microscopes, & read dichotomous keys to identify creatures. Adult must attend with kids. Register at MariaMitchell.org 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 1 to 2 PM - Maria Mitchell Assn. Nature Story Hour for Ages 3+ An MMA educator reads a nature or science-related book, introduces an animal friend, & makes a craft or plays games. Kids must be accompanied by adult. Register at mariamitchell.org: $15. 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 8 AM - 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. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 9:30 AM to 4 PM - STEM Grab & Go Bags - Penny Spinners Stop by the Weezie Library to pick up this month’s STEM project while they last. You’ll need scissors, coloring implements, & a glue stick: all other supplies & instructions included. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 9:30 AM - Double Red Ticket Day Get 2 red tickets for every $25 spent at a participating Nantucket business for the Christmas Eve drawing on Main Street. 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 to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 1 PM - 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 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 HAPPY CHANUKAH! 7 AM to 1 PM - Sunday Brunch Savor a tasty & creative selection of Eggs Benedict and other hearty brunch dishes at The Downyflake, 18 Sparks Avenue. 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 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 12:30 PM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19 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 - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whal-

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ing Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 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 7 to 8 PM - Free ELL English Class For those seeking to improve their English language skills. Class is conducted in English; no pre-registration required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge - Pond & Woods with Nantucket Walkabout A three-mile hike mostly over sand, exploring this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor. Six habitats - tidal pond, beach, cedar forest & dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh with two active osprey nest poles and harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning Fun songs & singing games. Dress for the weather & bring a blanket to sit on. 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 - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 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 North America. From a high spot, see & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. 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 to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 11 AM to 5 PM - Holiday Shopping at Made on Nantucket Finish your Christmas shopping with a special gift from Made on Nantucket: jewelry, art, photography, framed prints, the collectible 2022 Stroll Ornament, and so much more at 9 & 20 Old South Wharf 1 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 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Free Atheneum Knitting Group A fun, relaxed place to share projects or learn new techniques. Attendees must wear a mask at all times. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. continued on page 50


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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22 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 - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 11 AM to 5 PM - Holiday Shopping at Made on Nantucket Finish your Christmas shopping with a special gift from Made on Nantucket: jewelry, art, photography, framed prints, the collectible 2022 Stroll Ornament, and so much more at 9 & 20 Old South Wharf 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. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 6 to 7 PM - Free ELL English Class For those seeking to improve their English language skills. Class is conducted in English; no pre-registration required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge - Pond & Woods with Nantucket Walkabout A three-mile hike mostly over sand, exploring this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor. Six habitats - tidal pond, beach, cedar forest & dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh with two active osprey nest poles and harbor. 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 to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with

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uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 11 AM to 5 PM - Holiday Shopping at Made on Nantucket Finish your Christmas shopping with a special gift from Made on Nantucket: jewelry, art, photography, framed prints, the collectible 2022 Stroll Ornament, and so much more at 9 & 20 Old South Wharf 1:30 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.

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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 3 PM - Christmas Eve Shopping at Made on Nantucket Finish your Christmas shopping with a special gift from Made on Nantucket: jewelry, art, photography, framed prints, the collectible 2022 Stroll Ornament, and so much more at 9 & 20 Old South Wharf 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 1:30 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 3 PM - Annual Nantucket Red Ticket Drawing Gather on Main Street with your red tickets to see who will win the prizes. Ticket holders must be present to win one of five $1,000 prizes & one grand prize of $5,000. Dress warmly. Main Street will be closed to vehicles. Sponsored by Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. 5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS! 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 12:30 PM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26 MERRY KWANZAA & HAPPY BOXING DAY!

ENTER TO WIN THE SEASON N’S BEST STOCKING GIFT! $100 Gift Card to Cisco Brewers Nantucket ALL YOU HAV VE TO DO TO WIN W IS: 1. Follow us on Instagram m @N Nantucket_Insider 2. Tell us whatt you like best about Nantucket 3 Tag 2 friends 3. ENTER BY DECEMBER 11. Winners will be notified December 12. 6 prizes will be awarded

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 - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details 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. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27 8 AM - Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge - Pond & Woods with Nantucket Walkabout A three-mile hike mostly over sand, exploring this area is a fascinating exploration of the beginnings of Nantucket Harbor. Six habitats - tidal pond, beach, cedar forest & dune, maritime oak forest, salt marsh with two active osprey nest poles and harbor. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning Fun songs & singing games. Dress for the weather & bring a blanket to sit on. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org continued on page 51


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5 to 7 PM - Live Music with Sean Lee Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water Street. 6 to 7 PM - Free ELL English Class For those seeking to improve their English language skills. Class is conducted in English; no pre-registration required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 10 AM to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 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 - Intermediate Astrology with Suzanne Keating For those of you with a solid understanding of the Signs and Planets, as well as the Houses of the Horoscope and the Aspects, we will be discussing Relationship, or Synastry charts, as well as Progressions and Transits to your Natal chart. Please bring your natal charts or ask Suzanne for one. Register at NantucketAtheneum.org

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29

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

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 - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 1 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot, see & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the 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.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31

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 to 4 PM - Festival of Trees Holiday Display Nantucket Historical Association’s beloved holiday tradition transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December with uniquely designed Christmas trees. 15 Broad Street. Details at nha.org 1 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

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