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LPGA Legends Tour Benefit this Weekend The Legends of the LPGA are coming to Nantucket Island for the inaugural Nantucket Golf Weekend September 9 to 11 to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Nearly 200 golfers will gather on the island for a long weekend of golf and social events highlighted by the presence of some of the greatest female golfers in the history of the game. Building on the 20-year success of the Swing for Nantucket Cottage Hospital, the new Nantucket Golf Weekend will also now feature The Legends of the LPGA. While much of the golf and social events are for players and sponsors, two events open to spectators: the LPGA Legends Shootout on Saturday, September 9, from 4 to 6 pm and the LPGA Legends Pro Am on Sunday, September 10 from 9 am to 2 pm. These golf events will take place at Nantucket’s Miacomet Golf Club, the 2014 New England Golf Course of the Year. The net proceeds from the Nantucket Golf Weekend will support Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Walk-In Care service, which offers easy and convenient access to medical care for non-life-threatening conditions without the trip to the emergency room. The Legends Tour showcases the talents of LPGA Tour professionals age 45 and over and represents some of the most memorable and talented female golfers in the history of the game, including Jane Blalock, Nancy Lopez, Pat Bradley, Elaine Crosby, Heather Drew, Jan Stephenson, and Michelle McGann. The Legends Tour roster of players has combined for nearly 750 wins on the LPGA Tour, including 80-plus major championships. Fourteen LPGA and World Golf Hall of Famers play The Legends Tour; nine have served as Solheim Cup captains and dozens more have played Solheim. The tour has helped raise over $18 million for charity. For more details, visit nantuckethospital.org/golf

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Share Your Photos, Win a Prize We’ve had so many requests to extend the deadline for our annual photo contest that we’ve decided to make it official. Sunday, September 17 is now the deadline to enter the 2017 Nantucket Photo Contest. For more than two decades, this popular contest has been a terrific way for you to share your images of Nantucket Island. Any season, any view, any time period (we love the old photos) are accepted, as long as the photo was taken on Nantucket. In addition to fame and glory, you might even win one of the cash prizes. Winning photos and many deserving honorable mention will be shared with our readers in our Autumn Edition, which hits the stands on October 5, 2017. They will also be posted Carter Stewart, 2016 winner at Nantucket.net after the print edition is published. Photos are accepted in print format and in electronic format (high resolution only). If you mail us a CD with your images, remember to include your last name in every single image tag. Prints and CDs with digital photos should be mailed in with the entry form at Nantucket.net/photos/contests.php to YI Photo Contest, P.O. Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554. Entries must be postmarked by September 17, 2017. Photos received later will be entered in the 2018 contest.

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Faith in the Hurricane by Robert P. Barsanti Another hurricane has missed us; it slipped away to the south and east. It spun the fish and darkened the sunrise, but it passed on its one-way trip to Ireland without so much as a sprinkle. Nobody noticed but the surfers. In Madaket, where the waves come into shore in long Hawaiian curls, four young men got morning rides on the monsters, while an energetic young woman, armed with three cameras, took pictures. The northwesterly wind blew into the face of the wave and the camera got many great shots from the beach. They were remarkable, not so much for the waves the surfers rode into the beach, but for the waves they missed. Caught and smashed in the brown water, the surfers popped back up and paddled back out through the storm. The waves are their playground and the hurricane is the best playdate they have had since the last storm missed. Days from now, those pictures will flash up on Facebook, fill laptop screens, and, perhaps, grace a magazine. The surfers are true believers in a very American creed. They have faith in their own ability to solve the calculus of the breaking wave with their feet. They have faith that the ocean, in one half-conceived flip of her wrist, won’t crack their necks on her pebbly sand. Finally, they have faith in the mandala of their lives. This storm will be like a dozen others, this wave will be like the hundred others, and this day be like the thousands that went before it. Let it be boring and predictable and end with a cold beer, a nice pillow, and a dry bed. Let this ride be like all the others. Let us paddle out in the Fields of the Lord. Eddie would go. Jim Cantore and the rest of the folks at the Weather Channel see another hurricane on the horizon. As I write this, Irma is currently spinning the fish to the east of the Leeward Islands. The scientists have looked into their comcontinued on page 11

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Events & Entertainment Events are updated daily at Nantucket.net

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm. 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open Nantucket’s world-class museum at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894 10:45 AM - Glorious ‘Sconset A 2/3 mile, 90 minute historic walk through the beautiful village of Siasconset. $20 adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. No reservations necessary. Catch the 10:15 am bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington Street for 20 minute ride to Siasconset. Meet guide at rotary bulletin board in Sconset. 508-3320953. 10:45 AM - Town View Bike Tour An easy 5 mi. tour thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather. 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served.

1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 1 to 5:30 PM - Food Trucks at Cisco Brewers Including Yoho Rawbar and Big Hug Dumplings, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 2 PM - To the Brewery! Bike Tour A moderate 7 mi. tour: cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab to get you homethis tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 2:15 to 3:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served. 3 PM - Freeway Revival Band Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 3 to 5 PM - Plein Air Force Get out & Paint. Capture the beauty of the island in this free, weekly meeting series. Call for location 508-228-0722 Free for all 5 to 7 PM -Favorites from France Wine Tasting at Epernay Enjoy a trifecta French wine experience with Brett Marcy, New England Area Manager of wine importer Frederick Wildman & Sons. Taste a selection of wines from distinguished family owned properties from the Loire Valley, Burgundy and as far south as Provence. Red, white and rose will be our theme of the day. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street, near The Nantucket Hotel and The White Elephant. epernaywines.com 5:30 to 7:30 PM - Live Music, Cocktails & Light Bites at The Nantucket Hotel Sip your favorite drinks and enjoy lighter fare as you listen to live acoustic guitar and fiddle music by Sean Lee and Bob McGuire at Front Porch – Live Music, Cocktails & Light Bites Menu event. Cozy blankets are provided, if needed. Downtown at 77 Easton Street. For Reservations, call 508-228-4730; breezenantucket.com. continued on page 13

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NANTUCKET WALKING TOURS Providing Quality Tours Since 1998

Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation On Nantucket, we are particularly aware of the weather, reliant on predictions of storms, rain events, and extreme high tides. We aren’t just passive observers, though, as data collected on the island helps inform these predictions. To help us understand precipitation patterns on Nantucket and how they fit into the bigger regional and national pictures, the Linda Loring Nature Foundation (LLNF) has become a precipitation center for the island, monitoring multiple aspects of our precipitation with four different and complementary projects. Since 2014, we’ve been taking daily precipitation measurements as part of the Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). This national citizen science network was started by the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University in 1998. The strength of this data set lies with hundreds of monitors collecting data with the same exact rain gauge using the same set of standard protocols in all 50 states. The data collected is then publically available for anyone to use via their interactive website. Aside from curious citizens, the data are used by the National Weather Service, other meteorologists, hydrologists, emergency managers, insurance adjusters, and the USDA, among others. In 2016, data from the CoCoRaHS program helped illustrate that Nantucket was the only part of Massachusetts that was not under severe drought conditions with our island receiving more rain in July and August than the rest of the Commonwealth. The program has become so popular since its inception that President Obama established a gauge in the Rose Garden at the White House in 2015 as part of an effort to highlight citizen science. National Park Staff now collect the data daily which can be seen on the CoCoRaHS website.

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The Town Route: An eerie, 80 min, 1 mile evening stroll featuring the most haunted restaurant and most haunted house on Nantucket. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday starting at 8:30pm.

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

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A 2 mile, non2stop exercise walk 2 with historic commentary 2 past the historic mansions and most beautiful gardens of Nantucket town. Meets 10 min. early at Centre and Main Sts. beside the bank steps. Wednesdays starting at 8:30am. $15 per person.

Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point

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

Glorious ‘Sconset

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

Notorious Nantucket

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

Great Writers on Nantucket

Hear how Hemingway, Melville, Steinbeck, and others were inspired by this magical island on a 2/3 mile, 90 min downtown stroll. Starts at 10:30am at Federal and India Sts, outside the Atheneum fence. Wednesdays. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for all tours. Prices for all tours: $20 for adults (20‐64); $15 for seniors (65+) and for teens; $5 for kids 7‐12; and under 7 free. Cash only. No reservations necessary. Group rates for 6 or more. Private tours avaialble.

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Annual 10 x 10 Show Opens This Friday The majority of Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) exhibitions feature work solely by AAN artist members, however the annual 10 x 10 Open Exhibition that will be unveiled this Friday, September 8 with a reception from 6 to 8 pm includes participants from the entire island community. Now in its thirteenth year, the 10 x 10 Open Exhibition is a popular and beloved AAN tradition, with every piece in the show measuring 10 inches by 10 inches. The work is hung in a grid-like pattern on the walls throughout the two-story Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. “It is always a fascinating show and amazing to see the many different ways an artist approaches a 10 x 10 canvas, all the same size yet each piece has its own individual character,” said Peter J. Greenhalgh AAN gallery manager. “The walls are literally covered in a mosaic pattern that is not often seen in galleries. It is a favorite among our artists as well as our visitors, who come to the gallery to see the works done by their friends, neighbors, and community members.” The Solo Show Spotlight Artist during this exhibition is Susan Coyne, who will also lead an informal discussion at the Spotlight Series Artist Talk this Saturday, September 9 at 10 am in the gallery on Washington Street. The 10 x 10 Open Exhibition will be on display through Monday, September 25. To learn more about the AAN, their programs, and upcoming events, visit nantucketarts.org or call 508-228-0722.

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Novel Gives an Insider’s View of Nantucket by Sanibel Chai Steve Sheppard was attending a book club meeting on the south shore of Massachusetts when he realized one of the characters had an uncanny resemblance to someone he knew: himself. The Marshfield book club was discussing Sheppard’s first novel Tourist Town and asked him pointedly if the character Addie was designed in his own image. Sheppard balked at first, denying that Addie was a reflection of himself. Then Sheppard realized that he had written himself into the character inadvertently. How peculiar it must feel to have a book group point out that you feature in your text. Sheppard expressed amusement and appreciation at the identification of his persona in his fiction. The book group members are such fans of Sheppard’s novel that they are helping to craft discussion questions for other book groups. The book group also offered input on Sheppard’s next novel, a follow-up to Tourist Town, also set in Nantucket. At present, Sheppard is juggling a number of fiction projects but his journey to his role as novelist has been as winding as a Nantucket tour bus route. Sheppard grew up in Brockton, MA where his love of literature first burgeoned. Sheppard’s father was a writer whose work was published in magazines. While attending Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University), Sheppard met his wife Karin. Sheppard said there was no question about what he was interested in, and he majored in English without any hesitation. Karin first brought Sheppard to her hometown of Nantucket in 1979. Sheppard witnessed a bit of Nantucket history on his first visit to the island. He, Karin, and friends planned to spend the evening at the Preston Airport Lounge, but that very night it burned down. An enduring backup plan, they went to the Chicken Box instead. Following a stint in the mailroom at IBM, Sheppard moved with Karin to continued on page 20

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

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She lives in New York, he lives in Boston, and they met on a balmy summer night at a lively cocktail party on Nantucket. Fast forward through their whirlwind long-distance courtship, and the fine gent has decided to propose to the woman of his dreams at Steps Beach with family members watching from behind the dunes. Their parents host a lavish engagement party for them at the historic Dreamland Theater Harbor View Room. Couples these days tend to be the joining of two people who have long since flown the nest of their childhood homes with Mom and Dad. They’ve made new lives for themselves that include all the furnishings and fixings. The merger that ensues includes negotiations about which set of flatware to keep, whose bedroom set will end up in the guest room, where to put all the television sets, not to mention negotiations about how big of a place to acquire. Keeping this in mind, the bride-to-be and handsome groom may not register for or even want more “stuff.” What they do need, however, is an outstanding bar set-up in order to properly entertain their friends and family as the newly betrothed Mr. & Mrs. What this means for guests is instead of getting your friend a gravy boat that will collect dust in the cabinet, stock them with something they will most definitely use (and share) that is creative, memorable, and not-youraverage gift. This is where you stock their bar with crafty, unique beverage items that they wouldn’t normally purchase on their own. Each bottle of Clase Azul Reposado Tequila is a work of art. It’s the perfect marriage between the finest tequila and a beautiful handcrafted, hand-painted Talavera carafe. Hand-sculpted and individually painted, no bottle is exactly alike and neither is any life as a married couple. The ultra-premium reposado (meaning “rested” or aged for less than one year in oak) tequila is made with 100% organic Tequilana Weber Blue agaves. Once the tequila is distilled, it is aged for 8 continued on page 24

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ROUTES/FARES: AIRPORT ROUTE.....$2.00 each way, 10am-6pm every 20 mins. from 6/17-9/4 MID-ISLAND LOOP.....$1.00 each way, 7am-11:30pm, every 30 mins. from 5/15-6/11 & 9/11-10/9; 7am-12am every 15 mins. from 6/12-9/4; 7am-12am every 15 mins. from 9/4-9/10 MIACOMET LOOP.....$1.00 each way, 7am-11:30pm, every 30 mins. from 5/15-6/11 & 9/4-10/9; 7am-12am every 20 mins. from 6/12-9/4; 7am-11:30pm every 20 mins. from 9/5-9/10 MADAKET ROUTE.....$2.00 each way, 7am-11:30pm, every 60 mins. from 5/22-6/18 & 9/5-9/10; every 30 mins. from 6/19-9/4 ’SCONSET VIA OLD SOUTH RD.....$2.00 each way, 7am-11:30pm, every 60 mins. 5/15-6/11 & 9/5-10/9; 7am-12am 6/12-9/4 (last bus leaves Sconset at 11:35pm and last bus leaves town at 12am) ’SCONSET VIA MILESTONE RD.....$2.00 each way, 7:15am-7:15pm every 60 mins. from 6/17-9/4 ’SCONSET VIA POLPIS RD.....$2.00 each way, 10am-6pm every 80 mins. from 6/24-9/4 SURFSIDE BEACH.....$2.00 each way, 10am-6pm every 40 mins. from 6/19-9/4 JETTIES BEACH ROUTE.....$1.00 each way, 10am-6pm every 30 mins. from 6/19-9/4 Half fares: 65 and older, individuals with disabilities, veterans & active military. Children 6 & under ride free. Change is only given in the form of a voucher for future rides only. Drivers do not make change.

DOWNTOWN BUS STOPS: Madaket & Jetties – Broad St, in front of the Whaling Museum • Airport, Surfside & Sconset via Polpis – Washington St. Mid-Island, Miacomet, Sconset via Old South Rd and Milestone Road – Washington Street, Greenhound Site Designated stops are conveniently located along the routes - look for grey posts with blue stripes. PARK & RIDE LOTS ARE AVAILABLE ALONG THE ROUTES: The Muse – 44 Surfside Rd • The Chicken Box – 5 Daves St • Faregrounds (7am-5pm) – 27 Fairgrounds Rd All buses carry 2 bikes and are handicap accessible. 1, 3, & 7 day passes for unlimited travel may be purchased aboard all buses. For complementary paratransit or TDD service call (508) 325-7516. Bus info (508) 228-7025. Riders Guides are available at NRTA 20R South Water St., Visitor Services 25 Federal St., Chamber of Commerce 0 Main St., Greenhound Building, on all buses, and at downtown stops. Information and amenities are available at the Greenhound Building on Washington Street, which is open from May 23-September 11, daily from 9:30am-6:30pm and September 12-October 10 from 10am-6pm

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Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket

Vol. 47 No. 18 • YesterdaysIsland.com

Sept. 7-13, 2017

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Hurricane from page 5

puters and see a major hurricane, with winds up to 150 miles an hour, coming ashore somewhere on the East Coast some time over this weekend. Still, the early computer models carom the storm over the Chesapeake and into New England. We have had a tremendous amount of luck in missing storms in my experience. Irene, Earl, Sandy, and Arthur came glancing by, spending their sublime power on other beaches and towns. I would rather watch the power of the ocean in my TV than in my back window. On TV, I can change the channel and see where Guy Fieri is tonight. The smart people think it will miss. And after it does, we will drain the tub, put extra batteries and beer away, and pick up the fallen branches in the yard. The more intrepid will fish for the random bonefish that got caught up in the swirl; the less intrepid will look for swans. Then the puddles will drain, the waves will eventually recede, and life will continue. The smart ones say that is what always happens. I once thought I was smart. Then I kept locking my keys in the car. Smart people should be able to anticipate the future; they should be surfers standing on a wave. They should have an algorithm that models out all of the options and picks the most likely. That algorithm should prevent them from locking their keys in the car. After I looked into the driver’s side window at my keys, winking gleefully from the ignition switch, I knew that I had no such algorithm. I keep getting boiled by the wave. Instead, I know that I am a stupid person. A stupid person is ready for the unexpected and the painful, because it has happened so often in the past. And I have been pecked to death by black swans. Stupid people keep an extra pair of pants in the car, a twenty-dollar bill in their socks, and an extra key in their briefcase. They know, as I know, that the stupidest thing is the surest thing. So many smart people have been hard at work on this island. They have poured tons of sand over the Sankaty Bluff in order to stabilize it and keep the long brown waves from reaching up, pulling down a Hedge Funder’s dream, and drowning it in the ocean. They have suspended thousands of houses on the off-island electrical grid, propped them up on a sewer system, and guarded them with four or five elderly fire trucks. And in their wisdom, the universe has rewarded them and filled their off-island bank accounts. Yet, we live in a confounding moment, beset by political and meteorological storms. Harvey grew from a tropical storm to a major hurricane in thirty-six hours, then dumped more than four feet of water on Houston. The smart people filled the marshes, built on the barrier islands, and paved the prairie. Then a hurricane, in its sublime wisdom, befuddled them. It sent oil men to shelters and kayaks to highways. The weathermen had no words. We live in a time beyond history, beyond precedents, beyond analogues. The ice is melting, the hills are burning, and the cities are flooding. The past may still be prologue, or it may be a comfortable myth we tell our children when the wind howls and the tide rises. Yesterday is now tomorrow’s dream. Most of us lead deluded lives. We know how smart we are, how informed we are by our phones, and how predictable the world is to our algorithms. We believe that today will be like yesterday, as will tomorrow. We see our lives as the surfers do, believing that skill and faith will make the ocean orderly and safe. The hurricane never hits the island; it always misses.

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Vol. 47 No. 18 • YesterdaysIsland.com

Sept. 7-13, 2017

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On September 16, a church institution reaching back centuries will join a musical tradition decades in the making when the First Congregational Church welcomes the Chane Gang, led by Bishop John Bryson Chane, to Nantucket to perform classic rock and Chicago blues for its “Rock the Restoration” celebration. Tickets to this benefit are on sale now at 508-228-0950, and the $50 price includes bbq and beverages to enjoy along with the live music. For nearly three hundred years, the First Congregational Church has served as a pillar of the Nantucket community, offering programs to meet the diverse needs of a constantly changing island. Its iconic steeple welcomes ,people to the island as they round Brant Point, and their tower climb offers unmatched views. Built in 1725, the Old North Vestry is one of the oldest church buildings in America that is still in use. The Summer Church was erected more than a century later in 1834. Over the years, the church buildings have been home to individuals and organizations that have been integral to the history of Nantucket, including the Ladies Union Circle, the oldest continuous women’s circle in the United States, formed in 1846. During the Great Depression, the first theater group on Nantucket, the Whalers’ Little Theater Group, was formed in the Congregational Church. During the years following World War II, Nantucket high school students marked their graduation with a ceremony in the Summer Vestry. Today Nantucket’s First Congregational Church is still a gathering place and host to cultural, educational, and social service programs and activities on the island. In 2015, members launched a capital campaign to fund the renovation and preservation of church buildings. The benefit held on Saturday, September 16 at 6:30 pm will help fund the half million still needed to reach their $3 million dollar goal. Call to buy tickets or visit their page on eventbrite.com.

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Events updated online daily at Nantucket.net from page 6

6 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 6 to 7:30 PM - Free LVA English Classes The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class every Thursday. The class is open to all, conducted in English, and no preregistration is required. Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India Street 6:15 PM - Movie: “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street. 6:30 PM - Movie: “War for the Planet of the Apes” Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. 7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “Constellations” - Preview What would it look like if one word could alter the course of your life? Audiences watch as Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that’s delighted audiences. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. 7:30 to 9:30 PM - Earth Got the Blues Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route A 1 and 1/3 Mile, 90 minute eerie evening stroll featuring the Old North Burial Ground, the Oldest House and Nantucket’s 2 most haunted hotels. Since 1998 led by the original guide. $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+), Teens and $5 Kids (7-12) Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Streets,by bank steps 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953 8:30 PM - Movie: “Wind River” Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street. 10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 8 AM - Guided Walkabout at Gardner Farm Explore this former farm along Hummock Pond, now Land Bank property. Hummock

8 AM to 2 PM - Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions Join us on a thrilling 6-hour offshore adventure—whale sightings guaranteed! Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at The White Elephant, $15. Cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or at Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr. Repeated at 1 pm. 9 AM to 1 PM - Hand Carved Sperm Whale with Bill Sarni Learn traditional carving techniques to create the iconic sperm whale. All material provided. $350; NHA members $300 Register 508-228-1894. 9 AM to 1 PM - Cottage Biscuit Basket Learn to make a Cottage Biscuit Basket. Preregistration required: 508-228-1894. 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Plant and Nature Walk Take a walk on the Linda Loring Nature Foundation’s Eel Point Property to view what’s flowering, fruiting, and hatching among Nantucket’s sand plain grasslands and heath lands. Led by LLNF Director of Research and Education, Dr. Sarah Bois. $10; free to LLNF members. 508-325-0973. 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open Nantucket’s world-class museum at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894 10:45 AM - Town View Bike Tour An easy 5 mi. tour thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com continued on page 14

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Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket

Events & Entertainment Events updated online daily at Nantucket.net from page 13

11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather. 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served. 1 PM - Tour the Brewery No reservations for public tours; they are on a first come first serve basis. Tours last from 45 to 90 minutes and cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery. Tour price includes a tasting glass plus samples of 2 wines from Nantucket Vineyard, 2 beers from Cisco Brewery and 2 spirits from Triple Eight Distillery. To sign up, go to the wine bar before the tour starts at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard. Tour offered again at 4 pm. 1 to 5:30 PM - Food Trucks at Cisco Brewers Including Yoho Rawbar and Big Hug Dumplings, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 2 PM - Sankaty Bluff Guided Walkabout A guided wilderness hike on the Sankaty Bluff trail. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 2 PM - To the Brewery! Bike Tour A moderate 7 mi. tour: cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab to get you homethis tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 2:15 to 3:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served. 3 PM - David Borne’s Night of Nashville Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 to 7 PM - Timbukblues Performs Live Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595 5:45 PM - S.T.A.R. Respite Night Pizza and movie night (pajamas welcome) for children with special needs and their siblings to give the adults some time for themselves. Register by emailing tinas@nantucketstar.com

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6 PM - Free Rising Stars Showcase Recital Featuring Morgan Flanigan in concert in the Parlor, 56 Centre Street. 6 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 6 to 8 PM - Reception for 10 x 10 Open Exhibition Open to all island artists, this is another popular AAN exhibition which features only 10 x 10 sized works, hung in a grid-like pattern on both floors of the gallery. Show ends Sept. 25; held at the Artists Association Gallery, 19 Washington Street. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. 7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “Constellations” - Opening Night What would it look like if one word could alter the course of your life? Audiences watch as Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that’s delighted audiences. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. 8 PM - Movie: “The Oath” Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street. 8 to 10 PM - Live Music at Kitty’s Enjoy the music of Jacob Butler at Kitty Murtagh’s, 4 West Creek Road. 508-325-0781. 8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route The Original Nantucket Ghost walk begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s most famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is one mile long and lasts 80 minutes. No reservations necessary, $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens and $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 15 minutes early. 508-332-0953 10 PM to 1 AM - DJ Morejuice Party at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 ALL DAY - Wing Day at Easy Street Cantina

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

8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Shawkemo Hills From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor & inner harbor shores. From a low spot along the trail, discover how the glacier shaped the hills and dells — kames and kettles in geologic terms — of this north central part of the island. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com continued on page 15

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Vol. 47 No. 18 • YesterdaysIsland.com

8 AM - ACK Clean Team Help clean up various parts of Nantucket. Meet in town at Handlebar Cafe or at the Milestone Road rotary. 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and America’s Oldest Windmill A 2 mile, 45 minute, nonstop exercise walk, with historic commentary. Past historic mansions of Nantucket. $15, cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 9 AM - Coffee Bike Tour A caffeinated view of Nantucket. Tour is 2.5 hours. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 9 AM - LPGA Legends Shootout The Nantucket Golf Weekend to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital includes events with Legends of the LPGA, featuring the greatest names in women’s golf. This “shootout” at Miacomet Golf Club is open to spectators. 12 W. Miacomet Road. 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or at Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr. Repeated at 1 pm. 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM to 12 PM - Four Centuries Domestic Walking Tour A unique collaborative walking tour with the Curator of the Mitchell House at the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Assoc, Nantucket Preservation Trust’s Executive Director, and a Nantucket Historical Assoc. historical interpreter that looks at the changes in domestic life over four centuries and how it shaped homes, buildings, neighborhoods, and land use. Meet at the Oldest House at 16 Sunset Hill. Member $10. 10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm. 10 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Open - Closing Early Nantucket’s world-class museum at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894 10:30 AM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3 mile, 80 minute walking tour. For ages 13+ $20, $15 Age 65+ & Teens. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre Streets by bank steps 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 10:30 to 11 AM - Free Story Time at Bookworks in Nantucket Bookworks, 25 Broad Street. 10:30 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing with Karen Ginter Meet the author of “Max & Charlie Help a Hero” at a book signing in Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 10:45 AM - Town View Bike Tour An easy 5 mi. tour thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather. 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served. 1 PM - Tour the Brewery No reservations for public tours; they are on a first come first serve basis. Tours last from 45 to 90 minutes and cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery. Tour price includes a tasting glass plus samples of 2 wines from Nantucket Vineyard, 2 beers from Cisco Brewery and 2 spirits from Triple Eight Distillery. To sign up, go to the wine bar before the tour starts at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard. Tour offered again at 4 pm. 1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 1 to 5:30 PM - Food Trucks at Cisco Brewers Including Rawbar and Big Hug Dumplings, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 2 PM - To the Brewery! Bike Tour A moderate 7 mi. tour: cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab to get you homethis tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 2:15 to 3:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served.

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2:30 PM - Smooth Hummocks Guided Walkabout Explore the sandplain grasslands that are Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies, with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil on this guided walk. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 3 PM - Jugghead Band Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 PM - Nantucket Inshore Classic Kick-Off Hors d’oeuvres, raw bar, raffle, & more to kick off the 12th year of this fishing tournament open to all local and visiting anglers of all ages. Details at 508-228-2299. Tourney fishing begins 12:01 am on September 10. 5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 5 PM - Nantucket Holidays for Heroes Gala Cocktails, dinner provided by Chef EJ Harvey of the Seagrille live music provided by a band that is comprised of wounded veterans. Guest speakers retired Marines Jacob Schick & BJ Ganem share their stories. Live auction. Tickets $150 at holidaysforheroes.com 6 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Walkabout Hear how a massive chunk of glacial ice formed Polpis Harbor, how salt marshes evolved on Nantucket, what lives in them and how Native Americans & European settlers used natural resources in & around Polpis Harbor for their survival. Get a gull’s eye view of Nantucket Harbor and Coatue, and learn how the island’s main harbor came to be. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 6 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 6:15 PM - Movie: “Girls Trip” Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. 7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “Constellations” What would it look like if one word could alter the course of your life? Audiences watch as Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that’s delighted audiences. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. 8 to 10 PM - Live Music at Kitty’s Enjoy the music of Sean Lee at Kitty Murtagh’s, 4 West Creek Road. 508-325-0781. 8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route The Original Nantucket Ghost walk begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s most famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is one mile long and lasts 80 minutes. No reservations necessary, $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens and $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 15 minutes early. 508-332-0953 10 PM to 1 AM - DJ Brian Party with DJ Brian at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 7 AM to 1 PM - Benedict Sunday Savor one of several special versions of Eggs Benedict every Sunday morning at The Downyflake, new specials each week. 18 Sparks Ave. 8 AM - Stump Swamp Guided Walkabout A guided wilderness hike on the Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm trail with 2 island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 8 AM to 2 PM - Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions Join us on a thrilling 6-hour offshore adventure—whale sightings guaranteed! Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9 AM - Spin to Sconset Bike Tour A moderate 20 mi. bike tour to Siasconset Village. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or at Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr. Repeated at 1 pm. 9 AM to 2 PM - LPGA Legends Pro Am The highlight of this year’s Nantucket Golf Weekend to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital is The Legends of the LPGA Charity Pro Am, featuring the greatest names in women’s golf. Open to spectators at Miacomet Golf Club. 12 W. Miacomet Rd. 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. continued on page 22


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Logs for the Logbook Commonly asked questions and misunderstandings about antiques… and the odd or end fascinating bit! What are those little brass torpedoes attached to long ropes? They are ship’s logs and were used by sailors to measure their speed under weigh at sea. Ever since sailors first ventured out of sight of land, the simplest dead-reckoning navigation required skippers to judge how fast they were moving. The original simple solution was to toss an actual log overboard, attached to a line paid out with a knot tied at regular intervals: the sailor counted how many knots passed his hand over a measured time period. The resulting measurement came to be called a knot, or nautical mile per hour, later defined as the speed required to travel approximately one minute of geographical latitude in one hour. By the 18th Century sailors began using Taffrail or Patent Logs, a sort of sea-going odometer with a gauge mounted on the Taffrail (on the stern) recorded speed based on distance traveled as measured by a rotating vane towed behind the vessel. What about the ship’s Logbook? By now you’ve probably guessed it started as a book used to record the log readings, but then evolved to include all weather and sailing observations, as well as mention of any noteworthy events during the voyage. Antiques Snippets are provided by Jack Fritsch, proprietor of the Antiques Depot at 2 S. Beach Street (across from the Nantucket Yacht Club) NantucketAntiquesDepot.com .

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As part of the educational mission of LLNF, we also helped establish a CoCoRaHS station at the Nantucket New School in 2015, where the students have incorporated their daily measurements into lessons on climate, weather, and science. The 2nd and 4th graders produced a short video in 2016 that was recognized by the national headquarters. Continuing with the LLNF mission, the Saltmarsh Senior Center is also planning to install a CoCoRaHS rain gauge. More rain gauges across the island mean that we can get a more accurate picture of precipitation patterns. Many of us have had the experience of talking to someone in Madaket where it’s raining and being in town where the streets are still dry. The more rain stations, the better! With the CoCoRaHS program, anyone can establish a gauge that wants to and the gauges only cost around $30. Their website is also full of educational materials for all ages. While CoCoRaHS permits anyone to participate, LLNF was recently asked to collect daily precipitation data for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as part of their Cooperative Weather Observer (COOP) program. Becoming a COOP observer makes LLNF an official climate site. Through the COOP program, more than 10,000 volunteers take daily weather observations at National Parks, seashores, mountaintops, and farms as well as in urban and suburban areas. The COOP program is the nation's largest and oldest weather network. It was established in 1891 to formalize the collection of meteorological observations and record climate conditions in the United States based on the ideas of Thomas Jefferson. Because the network’s observers have generated consistent long-term historical climate data, the network has established an instrumental record of climate. Climatic atlases for the country are based on decades of observations from COOP observers. These data are invaluable in learning more about the floods, droughts, heat and cold waves affecting us all. COOP data plays a critical role in efforts to recognize and evaluate the extent of human impacts on climate from local to global scales. The LLNF

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COOP site will add to this historic data set and help create more accurate weather predictions for the island. In addition to how much water falls and when, the LLNF is also helping monitor what’s IN our precipitation. In 2014, the Nantucket Land Council partnered with the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) to establish an NADP station on the LLNF property. This station is powered by a solar panel and collects rain water into a collecting bucket every time it rains. Once a week, Emily Molden from the Nantucket Land Council collects the bucket and mails the sample of precipitate to the NADP lab. Samples are analyzed at the program’s Central Analytical Laboratory in Champaign, Illinois, to determine the amounts of certain chemicals, including NO3- and NH4+. More than 250 stations across the US make it possible for NADP to provide the only long-term record of precipitation chemistry in the United States. This information is used by scientists, policymakers, and the public in addressing the health, environmental, and agricultural issues facing the nation, including policy decisions related to the Clean Air Act amendments. NADP was initiated in 1977 to address the problem of atmospheric deposition and its effects on agricultural crops, forests, rangelands, surface waters, and other natural resources. The Land Council is currently looking at the Nantucket data to see what precipitation on Nantucket contains. Recently, the Linda Loring Nature Foundation was asked to participate in another precipitation collection research project with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. With this project, researchers are asking some CoCoRaHS volunteers to save the rain in the gauge and send it to their lab in Amherst. This project started at LLNF on September 1 and is expected to go through at least one year. The Linda Loring Nature Foundation continues to collect valuable precipitation data both to contribute to the national data sets, but also to provide educational opportunities for Nantucket’s school children and visitors. We’re also happy to help others who’d like to establish a CoCoRaHS rain gauge for themselves. To learn more about these programs and view the data for yourself, check out www.cocorahs.org and www.nadp.sws.uiuc.edu.

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Nantucket in 1980. Karin is an accomplished weaver, having fallen in love with the craft as a young girl, and was able to secure a position as a weaver for Sheppard. Sheppard took up his post at Nantucket Looms and became proficient himself. When asked if he has practiced weaving much lately, Sheppard takes a moment to think before mentioning that he helped Karin a few years ago and, “like riding a bike,” weaving came back to him with ease. Sheppard says that he and Karin had intended to stay in Nantucket for one year only, but ended up making the island their permanent home. Apart from one year Sheppard spent at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, MA he has lived on Nantucket uninterrupted. After a year spent weaving at Nantucket Looms, Sheppard began work as a reporter at The Inquirer and Mirror. He recalls that his first story ever was “Eating with Teachers,” an article about a back-to-school breakfast for teachers. Sheppard is now a teacher at the elementary school, teaching music to students in grades three, four, and five. Music figures prominently in Sheppard’s life and he can play the guitar, piano, and drums. Sheppard’s band The Shepcats is well-known on the island for their bluegrass sound. Their regular gig at the Nantucket Yacht Club is not open to the public but you can enjoy their music during off-season concerts they sometimes play in the Nantucket Atheneum. Two years ago the Shepcats played a program of the Everly Brothers and last January they played a program of Bob Dylan. This upcoming winter they hope to play a program of John Prine. It was in Nantucket Magazine that Sheppard’s first piece of fiction, a short story, was published. Sheppard served as editor for that now defunct publication from 1998-2005. The periodical celebrated the culture, history, photography, and what was special about the island, Sheppard says. He learned a lot during his years working in journalism, and Sheppard shared what he described as the tenets of journalism. “You have to know your subject or, if you don’t, you have to learn it and then put it in language that anybody would understand,” Sheppard explains. He uses sports as an example of “translation” that requires deftness. Even if someone is unfamiliar with the rules of baseball or football, they should be able to enjoy an article continued on page 21

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about the sport nonetheless so long as it is written by a skilled journalist. In Sheppard’s novel Tourist Town, the character Addie is a tour bus driver and guide. Sheppard himself played this exact role in the late eighties and early nineties in Nantucket. His real life experiences informed many of the features of Addie’s career. Just as the characters in the book do, Sheppard and his fellow tour guides used to race around the island on the five o’clock tour to see who could arrive back at base first. Sheppard speaks fondly of his time as a tour guide but remembers a decidedly unpleasant obstacle. The state inspector arrived for Sheppard’s test on the 11 am ferry during Fourth of July weekend. Amidst some of the largest crowds of the summer, Sheppard had to navigate a bus to various destinations under the inspector’s guidance. This sort of story is ripe for fiction. The initial writing blast, as Sheppard refers to it, of Tourist Town took roughly six months. Two additional years were required to re-write, tinker, and incorporate suggestions and feedback into the story. Sheppard has received overwhelmingly positive feedback since the publication of Tourist Town. His readers have been asking when his next book is coming out and I am pleased to report that he is working on two novels and a children’s book. One novel is the follow-up to Tourist Town and the second work in progress is a novel called Macaroni Man that has been gestating for years. Set in Sheppard’s hometown of Brockton, MA, Macaroni Man concerns the closure of a plant that makes macaroni and cheese for Howard Johnson’s. Sheppard offered a few details about the story: the shutdown of the plant affects the jobs of Brockton’s population and everyone reacts in different ways. One character takes up a new career as an undertaker and another begins building a bomb shelter. Sheppard is more tight-lipped about his children’s book, but did reveal that it concerns the natural history of Nantucket. When asked whether he believed Nantucket catered to a writer’s life, Sheppard was quick to affirm. He cites the supportive writer’s community in Nantucket and the “constant inspiration you get from the island” as the main elements that make it conducive to writing. Sheppard continues, explaining that the Nantucket Book Festival does so well because “there’s no pretense. It’s not like a manufactured festival. It’s really of the fabric of the island.” Sheppard’s fiction tends to pull from his own life and is the stronger for it. His dual career as teaching musician-writer will provide him with ample content the fiction his loyal fan base is insisting upon. For a glimpse of the island through Sheppard’s observant eyes, pick up a copy of Tourist Town at Mitchell’s Book Corner or at Nantucket Bookworks.

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10:30 AM to 2 PM - Sunday Brunch Savor a new twist on breakfast dishes & savory fare at Proprietors, 9 India Street. Reservations: 508-228-7477 10:45 AM - Town View Bike Tour An easy 5 mi. tour thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. 1 PM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or at Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr. 1 PM - Tour the Brewery No reservations for public tours; they are on a first come first serve basis. Tours last from 45 to 90 minutes and cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery. Tour price includes a tasting glass plus samples of 2 wines from Nantucket Vineyard, 2 beers from Cisco Brewery and 2 spirits from Triple Eight Distillery. To sign up, go to the wine bar before the tour starts at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard. Tour offered again at 4 pm. 2 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “Constellations” What would it look like if one word could alter the course of your life? Audiences watch as Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that’s delighted audiences. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. 2 PM - To the Brewery! Bike Tour A moderate 7 mi. tour: cycle to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We help arrange a cab ride home - the tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 2:15 to 3:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, offered rain or shine. 3:30 PM - Miss Fairchild Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 6 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. 8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route The Original Nantucket Ghost walk begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s most famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is one mile long and lasts 80 minutes. No reservations necessary, $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens and $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 15 minutes early. 508-332-0953 10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 8 AM - Sankaty Bluff Guided Walkabout A guided wilderness hike on the Sankaty Bluff trail. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at The White Elephant, $15. Cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or at Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr. Repeated at 1 pm. 9 AM to 1 PM - Hand Carved Nantucket Rocker Shorebird Decoy Hand carve and paint a traditional-style decoy. All materials provided. Maximum class size; 6. $350; NHA Members $300 Register 508-228-1894 or www.1800house@nha.org 9 AM to 3 PM - Cottage Trinket Basket Weave a beautiful basket with cherry handles and rims. This basket is mold woven with hand pounded brown ash & finished with brass nailed cherry rims. All materials provided. Register 508-228-1894 or 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm. 10 AM to 1 PM - Location Drawing: Observation & Storytelling Learn to draw on location and capture life in downtown Nantucket. In this workshop you’ll learn the art of reportage: drawing on location by observing and recording a scene as it happens in real time. $170; AAN Members $150. Held at AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. 508-228-0722 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open Nantucket’s world-class museum devoted to Nantucket history at 13 Broad Street, 508228-1894 10:45 AM - Town View Bike Tour An easy 5 mi. tour thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather. 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served. 1 PM - Tour the Brewery No reservations for public tours; they are on a first come first serve basis. Tours last from 45 to 90 minutes and cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery. Tour price includes a tasting glass plus samples of 2 wines from Nantucket Vineyard, 2 beers from Cisco Brewery and 2 spirits from Triple Eight Discontinued on page 23


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tillery. To sign up, go to the wine bar before the tour starts at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard. Tour offered again at 4 pm.

1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 2 PM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Shawkemo Hills A hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. And from a low spot along the trail, sometimes called a frost bottom because frost prevails only at these lowest of island elevation when it does nowhere else on Nantucket, discover how the glacier shaped the hills and dells — kames and kettles in geologic terms — of this north central part of the island. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 2 PM - To the Brewery! Bike Tour A moderate 7 mi. tour: cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab to get you homethis tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 2:15 to 3:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served. 3 PM - Salty Sweet Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 to 7 PM - Jacob Butler Performs Live Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595 5:30 PM - Lifesavers Recognition Day An annual event honoring heroic lifesaving efforts made by everyday citizens and professions who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Cocktails & appetizers. Free for members of the Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. 6 PM - Chef’s Dinner Benefit Benefit for Nantucket Food, Fuel, Rental Assistance offered by the Interfaith Council. Tickets are $100 and includes dinner and 1 drink ticket. Raffle & silent auction. 508228-7438 or ackfoodpantry@gmail.com or ack.eventbrite.com 6 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 6 to 8 PM - Nantucket Pickleball Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 per person. 82 Hinsdale Road. 6:30 to 8 PM - Free LLNF Science Picnic Bring a picnic or beverage to enjoy while listening to some science in the Linda Loring Nature Foundation serene setting at 110 Eel Point Rd. Tonight: Rachael Freeman of Nantucket Islands Land Bank and Kelly Omand of Nantucket Conservation Foundation will speak on Management of Nantucket Island; Fire, Mowing, and Early Successional Habitats. 508-325-0873. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 8 AM - Polpis Harbor Walkabout Hear how a massive chunk of glacial ice formed Polpis Harbor, how salt marshes evolved on Nantucket, what lives in them and how Native Americans & European settlers used natural resources in & around Polpis Harbor for their survival. Get a gull’s eye view of Nantucket Harbor and Coatue, and learn how the island’s main harbor came to be. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 8:30 to 10:30 AM - Nantucket Pickleball Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 per person. 82 Hinsdale Road.

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9 AM - Children’s Adventure: Become a Pirate Hunter on the Endeavor Join Pirate Robin aboard the Endeavor & learn about pirate life and become Pirate Hunters. The adventure ends with a pirate map & search for treasure. Best for ages 3-5; adult must accompany child. $38. Meet at The Endeavor’s Slip # 1015 on the Straight Wharf. For Reservations: 508-228-5585 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or at Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr. Repeated at 1 pm. 9 AM to 1 PM - Watercolor Basics & Beyond Learn practiced techniques used by watercolorists. Focus will be on composition and keeping color pure - in abstract, landscape & still life. $280; Materials $30. 508-2280722 9 AM to 1 PM - Random Weave Baskets Random weave is a free form weaving technique that allows for the creation of organic forms while maintaining a strong structure. Students will create a functional woven basket that can be used to hold fruit, snacks or other dry materials. All levels welcome. $240; AAN Members $220 & Materials $30. 508-228-0722 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Music in the Morning Join Lizza for fun and engaging songs, singing games and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Appropriate for ages 2 - 7, Space is limited. Tickets available the day of the program when the library opens. Free Event. Held at The Nantucket Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm. 10 AM to 1 PM - Location Drawing: Observation & Storytelling Learn to draw on location & capture life in downtown Nantucket. Learn the art of reportage: drawing on location by observing and recording a scene as it happens in real time. $170; AAN Members $150. 508-228-0722 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open Nantucket’s world-class museum at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894 10:45 AM - Town View Bike Tour An easy 5 mi. tour thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 10:45 AM - Glorious ‘Sconset A 2/3 mile, 90 minute historic walk through the beautiful village of Siasconset. $20 adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. No reservations necessary. Catch the 10:15 am bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington Street for 20 minute ride to Siasconset. Meet guide at rotary bulletin board in Sconset. 508-3320953. 11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather. 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served. 12 to 2:30 PM - Public Skating at Nantucket Ice $5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. 1 Backus Lane. continued on page 37

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

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

Monomoy 2 miles Smith Point 7 miles

Hy-Line Cruises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Island Bike Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Nantucket Cottage Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Nantucket Island Rent-a-Car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Nantucket Pool & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Nantucket Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Souza's Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Thai House Nantucket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 TOPPER’S at The Wauwinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Triple Eight Distillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 2017 PHOTO CONTEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All over the island

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

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

41° 17' 30" Latitude by 70° 05' 30" Longitude ~ The winter population is approximately 9000

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town location for you to come and grab a favorite beverage. We serve up quality espresso drinks, freshly made pastries, and healthy snacks. Enjoy your experience with us while surfing the web on our free Wi Fi or conversing with friends. When you’re here you can count on being served by our knowledgable and smiling staff.  The Handlebar Cafe brings people together over coffee. Stop in handlebar.coffee and see us! 

Bakeries

Light Food & Take-Out

Nantucket Bake Shop

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

All the products you love & mail order online

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

Nantucket Cookie Company

Open daily we ship anywhere Small batch cookies from scratch

508-228-5814 inside Easy Street Cantina, 2 Broad St.

THE NANTUCKET COOKIE COMPANY offers their freshly baked tempting treats. Stop in their Steamboat Wharf location inside The Easy Street Cantina and indulge — you won’t be disappointed! Sending our cookies to friends and family? Arrange for in-store pickup, or we will ship anywhere in the USA! nantucketcookie.net

Petticoat Row Bakery

508-228-3700 35 Centre Street

Tuesday-Saturday 8-5; Sundays 8 to 12 Pastries, Cookies, Cakes, Cupcakes, Afternoon Tea & More

Our boutique bakery is located in the heart of historic downtown Nantucket. The upstairs kitchen produces a full selection of freshly baked goods including sweet and savory pastries, cookies, cakes and cupcakes; croissants, baguettes and bagels. We also offer a selection of artisanal products and fresh brewed organic coffee. For those off-island, gift boxes are available for purchase online. Join us for Afternoon Tea with freshly brewed organic tea & coffee, tea sandwiches and sweet & savory snacks. PETTICOAT ROW BAKERY is Nantucket’s downtown gourmet bakery. petticoatrowbakery.com

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

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

Triple Eight Distillery

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

508-325-5929 5 Bartlett Farm Road

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

Clubs & Entertainment

Rose & Crown

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

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

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

The Bean

Coffee Shops 508-228-6215

Open at 4 India Street & in the mid-island Stop-n-Shop Hot and Iced Coffees and Teas, Smoothies, Snacks THE BEAN offers coffee, espresso, cappuccino, lattes, mochas, and much more all prepared with coffee beans freshly roasted on-island by Nantucket Coffee Roasters and expertly brewed by our baristas. A variety of teas, cold beverages, and smoothies are also available, along with a tempting selection of snacks. Order to go or sit around the tables in their cozy cafe atmosphere. Whole beans are available directly from Nantucket Coffee Roasters: order from their website at nantucketcoffee.com

Handlebar Café

Open Mon Fri 6:30am -6pm, Sat & Sun 7am -6pm Coffee, community space, and killer wifi

508-825-5929 15 Washington Street

Welcome to HANDLEBAR - a community space disguised as a coffee shop! We provide an ideal in-

508-825-5495 130 Pleasant Street

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

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

Bartlett’s Farm

508-228-9403 33 Bartlett Farm Road

Open every day 8-6pm Fresh baked goods, foods-to-go, fresh produce

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

Centre Street Bistro

508-228-8470

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

29 Centre Street

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

Claudette’s Catering

Open daily 8am to 3pm Outdoor dining and catering

Brewers

Cisco Brewers

Atlas

508-257-6622 Post Office Sq. Siasconset

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

Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar

508-228-6005 Open daily 5:30am-9pm 14 Airport Road at the Nantucket Airport Biggest portions & great food at the best prices; Free & Easy Parking

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

Downyflake

Open daily 6 am to 1 pm A Nantucket Tradition for 80 Years

508-228-4533 18 Sparks Avenue

Serving breakfast and lunch daily, THE DOWNYFLAKE is a Nantucket tradition known for the big doughnut outside and delicious doughnuts inside. Choose from a menu of Flake favorites and daily specials for good food and fast, friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. Call ahead for take-out, bulk pastry orders, and catering or event planning. thedownyflake.com

Easy Street Cantina

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

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

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

The Faregrounds

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

508-228-4095 27 Fairgrounds Road

One of Nantucket’s favorite restaurants, THE FAREGROUNDS serves from 11:30 am til 1 am seven days a week. Whether you dine there for lunch, dinner, or their late night menu, you’ll enjoy hearty American cuisine that will please the whole family. Lunch and Dinner Specials are offered, and salad


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Nantucket Dining Guide bar is available with dinner. All menu items are available for takeout, and they have an extensive pizza menu. There’s plenty of parking, and they accept all major credit cards. Call FAREGROUNDS to arrange your party—it’s a terrific location for gatherings large and small. They have the island’s premier sports bar — the pub is separate from the dining room, so bring the family in for dinner or stop by and watch the game. Outside deck with bar is open seasonally.

Siam to Go

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

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

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

Sophie T’s Pizza

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

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

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

Thai House Nantucket

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

508-680-1522 118 Old South Road

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

Yummy

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

508-228-2712 63 Surfside Road

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

Bartlett’s Farm

Markets

Open every day 8-6pm Groceries, fresh produce, food-to-go

508-228-9403 Bartlett Farm Road

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

Atlas

Restaurants

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

508-825-5495 130 Pleasant Street

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

Black-Eyed Susan’s

Sept. 7-13, 2017

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

508-325-0308 10 India Street

Tucked away on India Street, just around the corner from Centre Street, you’ll discover one of the island’s great finds! Part of the neighborhood for 20 years, BLACK-EYED SUSAN’S is a favorite of visitors and locals alike. The dinner menu is inspired by the seasonal market and changes frequently. They also serve hearty breakfasts featuring Huevos Rancheros, Homemade Corned Beef Hash, Buttermilk Pancakes, Sourdough French Toast, and a variety of “Scrambles” and Omelettes. The freshly squeezed orange juice is a real eye-opener! Find out why everyone is raving about BLACK-EYED

Breeze Restaurant

Open daily New England Coastal Cuisine

Black-EyedSusans.com

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

The family friendly BREEZE Restaurant serves New England Coastal Cuisine either in our dining room or on our enclosed Terrace – complete with fire pits. A little playful with a lot of style, BREEZE dinner menu features a delectable selection of fresh appetizers and entrees. Enjoy cocktails, lighter breezebarandcafe.com fare and live music on our Front Porch.

Centre Street Bistro

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

508-228-8470 29 Centre Street

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

Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar

508-228-6005 Open daily 5:30am-9pm 14 Airport Road at the Nantucket Airport Biggest portions & great food at the best prices; Free & Easy Parking

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

Downyflake

Open daily 6 am to 1 pm A Nantucket Tradition for 80 Years

508-228-4533 18 Sparks Avenue

Serving breakfast and lunch daily, THE DOWNYFLAKE is a Nantucket tradition known for the big doughnut outside and delicious doughnuts inside. Choose from a menu of Flake favorites and daily specials for good food and fast, friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. Call ahead for take-out, bulk pastry orders, and catering or event planning. thedownyflake.com

Dune

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

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

Easy Street Cantina

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

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

The Faregrounds

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

508-228-4095 27 Fairgrounds Road

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

Fifty-Six Union

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

508-228-6135 56 Union Street

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


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The Proprietors bar & table

508-228-7477 Dinner from 5:30pm; Bar opens at 5pm; Sunday Brunch 10:30am-2:30pm 9 India St An adventurous menu of sharable plates & dishes

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

Rose & Crown

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

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

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

The Seagrille

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

508-325-5700 45 Sparks Avenue

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

Siam to Go

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

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

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

Sophie T’s Pizza

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

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

Something fresh is always cooking at SOPHIE T’S PIZZA. Islanders and visitors alike have made Nantucket’s perennial blue-ribbon favorite their dining destination for dining in or take out for over 16 years. New York style thin crust, crispy flatbread, or gluten-free choices beg for your special topping creations. SOPHIE T’s Pizza offers the most varied choice of fresh, bountiful salads, buffalo wings, pasta, daily specials, and an array of subs, sandwiches, and wraps that come fully dressed and toasted, if you wish. Call ahead for fast take-out. Daily specials available on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter

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@sophietspizza. Sophie T’s Pizza is located mid-island at 7 Dave St. in Nantucket Commons with sophietspizza.com plenty of parking. Stop by for a menu and see if you can resist a slice!

Thai House Nantucket

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

508-680-1522 118 Old South Road

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

Glidden’s Island Seafood

Seafood

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

508-228-0912 115 Pleasant Street

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

Souza’s Seafood

508-228-9140 23 Trotter’s Lane

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

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

Nantucket Vineyard

Vineyard 508-325-5929 5 Bartlett Farm Road

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

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

T he Only Walk-up

S eafood Downtown! All fried seafood is hand­breaded & made to order

Fried Clams • Fish&Chips • Lobster Rolls Lobster Salad • Shrimp • Clam Chowder Fisherman’s Pla'er • Bay Scallops

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Island Fun & Shopping Adventure / Eco-Tours

Great Point Natural History Tour

508-228-6799 at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

Natural Discovery Tours Thurs-Mon at 9am & 1pm Tours offered through mid-October

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

Shearwater Excursions

508-228-7037

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

The Antiques Depot

Antiques

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

Apparel - Infants & Children

EGG & Friends A Children’s Boutique

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

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

Murray’s Toggery Shop

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

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

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

Blue Beetle

Apparel & Accessories

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

Island Cashmere

Cashmere, accessories, shoes

508-228-7611 32 Centre Street

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

Murray’s Toggery Shop

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

season merchandise. MURRAY’S is fashion. Their buyers comb the markets for the tasteful assortment of clothes, shoes, and accessories they carry, all of which are tempered with a traditional, upbeat, and long lasting flair. See their full-page advertisement in this paper for the extensive lines of merchandise they carry. They also feature MURRAY’S Nantucket Reds™: the name of their exclusive pants, shorts, skirts and toddler overalls made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For well over 50 years these pants have been the mark of the “in-theNantucketreds.com know” island lovers. MURRAY’S IS Nantucket.

Nantucket Whaler TM Apparel

617-WHALERS 5 Old South Wharf

Comfortable clothing designed on Nantucket

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

Nobby Shop

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

Open daily year-round Sportswear for all ages

Serving Nantucket since 1930, THE NOBBY CLOTHES SHOP has provided name-brand activewear, footwear, foul-weather gear, outerwear, and rugged workwear at affordable prices. Major credit cards accepted. Handicapped access. Open daily and year-round. Fax number: 508-228-6568. nobbyshop.com

Peter Beaton

down the discreet little boardwalk on Federal Street

508-228-1287 2 South Beach St

Open daily One of Nantucket’s oldest & finest antique shops

Sept. 7-13, 2017

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, where recreational shopping in this multilevel store is a real experience. MURRAY’S is multifaceted. MURRAY’S is exciting. Go in and see their creatively designed displays of the newest in-

508-228-8456 16.5 Federal Street

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

Sara Campbell

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

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. Visit Sara Campbell at 5 South Beach to find the perfect look … see you soon! www.saracampbell.com

Seconds Shop

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

508-228-6677 32 Sparks Avenue

Looking to expand your wardrobe on a budget or need some items for your home at affordable prices? SECONDS SHOP, open at 32 Sparks Ave (between On Island Gas and the new Cumberland Farms), is the perfect place to shop! Here you’ll find a great selection of gently used clothing, jewelry, housewares, small furnishings, books, and more. There’s an 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 $20 or more (valid only through Sept. 13, 2017). FairwindsCenter.org/shop

Art Reproduction, Posters, and Printing

The UPS Store

508-325-8884 Open Mon-Sat Large format Digital Printing, Family Photos, Posters, & more Locally owned and operated 2 Windy Way (corner of Surfside Road)

THE UPS STORE now makes high quality, full color art reproductions. You’ll hardly tell the difference! The banners and posters they print for you will get your message across—stop in and see their samples! THE UPS STORE also offers a wide variety of copy and print services, including b&w and color copies, output from disks, wide format printing, laminating, collating, and a full range of finishing services. Their professional service and expert advice is unmatched. Also, they have offstreet parking. THE UPS STORE: let them help you!

Artists & Galleries

Artists Association of Nantucket Check the Calendar for openings

508-228-0294 19 Washington St.

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

G. S. Hill Gallery

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


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Ireland Galleries Jewelry, handbags, beachwear, & Lorene Ireland’s sculpture & art

508-228-1907 13 Old South Wharf

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!

Miki Lovett - Textile & Print Artist

508-332-2553 Unique Textile and Print Art and Accessories

Studio by Appointment

Miki shows regularly at the Artists Association of Nantucket. To visit her studio, please call 508-3322553. mikilovett.com

Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

508-325-7463 167 Orange Street

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

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

Pete’s Fresh Fish Prints

508-325-1842 17 Old South Wharf

The only genuine Nantucket Gyotaku

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

Beach & Pool Toys & Accessories

Nantucket Pool & Spa

Open Daily Sand & Pool Toys, Exercise Equipment, Floats, & More

508-228-2235 1 Hanabea Lane, off Old South Rd

Swim on over to NANTUCKET POOL & SPA CENTER at 1 Hanabea Lane off of Old South Road to see our new sand and pool toys. We also have diving games, sandcastle kits, life vests, exercise equipment, floats, and more! We have your favorite brands: Melissa and Doug, Texas Rec, Swimline, and more! We have amazing deals on our Clearance Rack. Facebook.com/nantucketpools

Cooks Cycle

Bike Rentals

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 Bicycle Rentals

New Model Hybrid/Comfort Mountain & Road 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 retro-style Schwinn Cruisers, and accessories in a variety of styles...They have the right bicycle for all of your adventures. They have a safe and convenient bike path location at 65 Surfside Road. easyridersbikerentals.com

Island Bike Company

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

508-228-4070 25 Old South Road

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

Nantucket Bike Shop

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

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

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

Sept. 7-13, 2017

accept all major credit cards.

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Young’s Bicycle Shop

508-228-1151 Steamboat Wharf

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

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

Books & Publications

Yesterday’s Island

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

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

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

Mitchell’s Book Corner

Bookstores 508-228-1080 54 Main Street

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

MITCHELL’S BOOK CORNER prides itself on a long tradition of personalized attention to its customers for nearly 50 years. In addition to the carefully selected stock of titles in all areas, Mitchell’s Book Corner offers the most extensive selection of books available about Nantucket; from the newest Nantucket beach read to whaling and the island’s history to a selection of local authors. Make time to visit the Nantucket Room upstairs at Mitchell’s; the room dedicated to all of these gripping Nantucket reads! Ask about autographed books. Check the calendar of events for booksignings and special events. mitchellsbookcorner.com

Nantucket Bookworks

508-228-4000 25 Broad Street

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

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

NRTA

Buses

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

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

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

Affordable Rentals

Car Rentals

Cars, jeeps, mopeds

508-228-3501 6 South Beach Street

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

Nantucket Island Rent-a-Car

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

508-228-9989 at Nantucket Memorial Airport

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


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Island Fun & Shopping Young’s Bicycle Shop

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

508-228-1151 Steamboat Wharf

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

Endeavor

Charters - Sailing & Boating

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

508-228-5585 Slip 15, Straight Wharf

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

Lynx

978.479.2197 Traditional Sailing & History in Nantucket Sound

Call for your sail Family fun for all ages!

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

Gray Lady Smoke Shop

Cigars

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10 am Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties!

508-901-9399 upstairs at 2 Union Street

Gray Lady Smoke Shop is your island destination for all your smoke shop needs. We carry pipes, tobacco, handmade accessories, and by far the island’s largest selection of fine cigars.  Whether you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment for your day at the beach or walk around town, Gray Lady

Smoke shop has what you need. Come see us upstairs at 2 union, or call to arrange a cigar bar for AckGrayLady.com your next island event.

Classes & Workshops

Artists Association of Nantucket

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

Coaching/Consulting

Coaching at the Corner

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

Aunt Leah’s Fudge

Confections

Free sample available: just ask!

High Performance Road Bikes Mountain Bikes Comfort Bikes Hybrid E-Bikes Junior Bikes Trail-A-Bikes Baby Joggers

508-228-4070

508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

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

GREAT RATES ON RENTALS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP

610-780-1640 info@marshaegan.com

Life and success skills coaching

Conveniently Located on the Old South Bike Path!

FREE DELIVERY & FREE PICK-UP!

508-228-0294 24 Amelia Drive

Classes & Workshops for all ages

Voted one of Nantucket’s Best Bike Shops!

Rentals by the day, week, or month

Sept. 7-13, 2017

25 Old South Road • islandbike.com • islandbike@gmail.com

s mac designs est. 2008

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

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

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Sweet Inspirations Artisan Chocolates

508-228-5814 Zero India Street

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

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

2017 PHOTO CONTEST

Contests

Deadline September 17, 2017

508-228-9165 See winners & entries online at Nantucket.net

This annual photo contest is a popular way to share your photos of Nantucket with the world. The 2017 Contest has begun: DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 17, 2017. We accept copyright-free images of Nantucket present and past. Email your entries to ACKPhotoContest@gmail.com or mail us a CD or thumb drive with electronic images from your digital camera. If you send us digital images, please make sure they are high-resolution. You can even mail in your prints of Nantucket Island. Visit Nantucket.net to see a great selection past entries and winners. nantucket.net/photos/contests.php

Share the Love Wedding Photo Contest

508-228-9165

Share photos of your wedding and win cash!

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

Copying, Mailboxes, Shipping

The UPS Store

Open Monday - Saturday

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

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

Cranberry Products

Aunt Leah’s Fudge

Free sample available: just ask!

508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

Award-Winning Artisan since 1981

508-228-5814 Zero India Street

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

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

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

THE ALBACORE is a 35-foot custom Sport Fisherman with large cockpit and walk-in cabin for complete comfort. Capt. Bob DeCosta, a second-generation charter boat captain, has more than 40 years of experience fishing Nantucket waters. We offer a variety of private charters from 2-1/2 hour bluefish trips to full day shark and tuna fishing. Whale watches are also available. Fun for the whole family—young, old, inexperienced, or experienced. All equipment is provided, except for cold drinks and sandwiches. Two-and-a-half-hour, five-hour, and full day trips are available. You’ll be fishing within ten to twenty minutes from the dock. Call for reservations or information, or visit Slip 1010 on Straight Wharf. FISH GUARANTEED or your money back. MasterCard and Visa accepted.

Herbert T.

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

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

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

Topspin Fishing Charters

508-246-6210 at the Town Pier, across from public parking

Daily trips, customizable to your needs

TOPSPIN FISHING specializes in Nantucket sport fishing. Captain Carl Bois has 30+ years of experience on the water. Our 32 foot Judge can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people, and we offer the flexibility to customize charters. Let’s go have a fun day on the water! TopspinFishing.com

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 A.K. Diamond’s restaurant, and browse through their wide variety of home accessories, including decorative items, table settings, indoor furniture, and unique gifts. Their garden center has a fabulous selection of plants, flowers, pottery, fountains, statues, garden structures, and garden accessories. ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM...where home and garden meet. www.arrowheadnursery.com arrowheadfurniture.com

Freedman’s of Nantucket

Gifts

Gifts, Sculptures ,and Home & Garden Accessories

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

Sweet Inspirations Artisan Chocolates

Albacore

Sept. 7-13, 2017

508-228-3291 14 Centre Street

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

Gray Lady Smoke Shop

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10 am Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties!

508-901-9399 upstairs at 2 Union Street

Gray Lady Smoke Shop is your island destination for the largest selection of fine cigars and handmade accessories. Whether you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment for your beach day or walk around town, recommendations or unique gifts, or a cigar bar to make your island celebration a little more special, we are here to meet your needs.  Call or come see us upstairs at 2 Union Street, just a cobblestone’s throw from Main Street. AckGrayLady.com

Hill’s of Nantucket

Unusual and Original Nantucket Theme Gifts

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

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

Nantucket Boat Basin Authentic Shop

Authentic Island Merchandise with Special Nantucket Designs

508-228-5470 33 Straight Wharf

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


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Island Fun & Shopping Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

508-325-7463 167 Orange Street

Residential & Commercial Signs, Quarterboards

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

Signs, Banners, & Posters

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

Open Monday - Saturday

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

Sept. 7-13, 2017

Internet

Nantucket.net

Beaches, Events, Museums, Dining, Classifieds, & More Visit Nantucket before & after you visit Nantucket!

508-228-6777 The island’s premier web portal

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

ACK Weather

Island Apps

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

508-228-2505 158 Polpis Road

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

Call Nantucket

FREE download for IOS and Android

Handcrafted Leather Goods

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-to-date 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

handcrafted with love…30 miles out to sea. Find me at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market Or smacdesigns.com

Jewelry

s•mac designs

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

Hats

Peter Beaton

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

508-228-8456 16.5 Federal Street

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

Health Care

Nantucket Cottage Hospital

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

508-825-8100 57 Prospect St

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

Home Decor

Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

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

Freedman’s of Nantucket

Open Daily - Customer Appreciation Sale Fashionably beautiful and precious

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

508-228-3291 14 Centre Street

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

19 Old South Wharf

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

Blue Beetle 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

Clay Twombly

upstairs at 2 Union Street; 508-332-3407 Prayer Beads & Jewelry, Sacred Objects & Crystals, Unique Artisanal Gifts

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

Jennifer Greenwood Jewelry

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

Creative Gifts and Home Accessories

Beachside Nantucket

Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry

508-901-9282 upstairs at 2 Union Street

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

Jessica Hicks Nantucket

Silver, gold,and gemstone collections

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

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

Jewelers’ Gallery of Nantucket Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry

508-228-0229 21 Centre Street

JEWELERS’ GALLERY offers Nantucket’s largest collection of antique and estate jewelry, including pieces by Tiffany, Cartier, Webb, and more. Stop in to see our classic period pieces. We specialize in diamond, sapphire, and emerald engagement and anniversary rings. We also carry exquisite island classics, including the Turk’s Head braided bracelet, Nautical Cable Collections, gem-set Sailors’ Valentines, and handwoven gold lightship basket jewelry. Also featured at JEWELERS’ GALLERY is


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an outstanding collection of beautifully designed jewelry by such leading goldsmiths as Ronald Pearson, Michael Good, Thomas Kruskal, and others. Each unique piece is skillfully crafted in platinum, 18K, or 14K gold and will be a treasured keepsake from historic Nantucket. JEWELERS’ GALLERY has been serving Nantucket since 1971. jewelersgallery.com

Nantucket Estate Jewelry and Fine Arts

508-228-0272 1 Orange Street

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

Nantucketjewelryandart.com 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.

Nantucket Pearl Company

508-228-1353 online and at 40 Straight Wharf

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

nantucketpearls.com 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.

R. Simantov Fine Jewelry

Open daily; appointments recommended contemporary jewelry masterpieces of lasting value

917-324-4410 2 South Beach Street

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

The Trinity Collection

Vintage & Contemporary Watches and Exquisite Jewelry

508-228-7557 50 Main Street

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

Museums & Sites

Maria Mitchell Association Programs offered daily

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

508-228-1894 15 Broad Street

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

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

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

508-228-1885 158 Polpis Road

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

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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 A.K. Diamond’s restaurant, and browse through their wide variety of home accessories, including decorative items, table settings, indoor furniture, and unique gifts. ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM...where home and garden meet. arrowheadnursery.com

Shoes

Island Cashmere

508-228-7611 32 Centre Street

Cashmere sweaters, accessories, shoes

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

Murray’s Toggery Shop

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

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

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

Nobby Shop

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

Open daily year-round Sportswear for all ages

Serving Nantucket since 1930, THE NOBBY CLOTHES SHOP has provided name-brand activewear, footwear, foul-weather gear, outerwear, and rugged workwear at affordable prices. Major credit cards accepted. Handicapped access. Open daily and year-round. Fax number: 508-228-6568. nobbyshop.com

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

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

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Smoke Shop

Gray Lady Smoke Shop

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10 am Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties!

508-901-9399 upstairs at 2 Union Street

Gray Lady Smoke Shop is your island destination for all your smoke shop needs. We carry pipes, tobacco, handmade accessories, and by far the island’s largest selection of fine cigars.  Whether you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment for your day at the beach or walk around town, Gray Lady Smoke shop has what you need.  Come see us upstairs at 2 union, or call to arrange a cigar bar for your next island event. AckGrayLady.com

Summer Shades

Sunglasses

The Island’s largest selection of sunglasses

508-325-5530 The Courtyard, Straight Wharf

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

Theatre

White Heron Theatre Company

Don’t miss CONSTELLATIONS Nantucket’s Professional Repertory Theatre

508-825-5268 5 North Water Street

WHITE HERON THEATRE is Nantucket’s only professional Equity theater company. They have a fabulous season planned for their new destination theatre space in the midst of the island’s historic district. Now playing is CONSTELLATIONS.“What would it look like if one word could alter the course of your life? Audiences watch as Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that’s delighted audiences in New York and London.” Tickets are on sale now for all performances! Founded in New York and reborn on Nantucket, the White Heron Theatre Company’s goal is to make theatre truly transformative. Tickets at 508-825-5268 or whiteherontheatre.org whiteherontheatre.org


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Island Fun & Shopping Natural Discovery Tours Thurs-Mon at 9am & 1pm Tours offered through mid-October

508-228-6799 at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

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

Tours - Bus

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

Tours - Van

Gail’s Tours, Inc.

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

508-257-6557 Call for pickup

Tours - Walking

Take a walk with the Nantucket Historical Association. Explore the ambiance of Nantucket’s cobbled streets and architecture with NHA guides trained in Nantucket history. Tours begin at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, rain or shine. Ticket, $10 adults, $4 for ages 6 to 17; under 6 free. Over 65 & students $8. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. nha.org

Nantucket Walkabout

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

Explore Nantucket’s wilderness with “Walking Nantucket” and “Nantucket: A Natural History” author and naturalist Peter Brace, and learn how the last glacier formed the island. Experience wildlife and rare plants. Learn about Nantucket’s conservation efforts, ecology and the Native Americans that lived here. $40 adults, $20 age 12 & younger. Private hikes available. Apple Pay, Android Pay, MC, Visa, Amex, &Discover accepted. Get more information & reservations at nantucketwalkabout.com

Nantucket Walking Tours

508-332-0953 Voted “Best of Nantucket”

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

Tours by Bike

Nantucket Bike Tours

Call for tour schedule Voted #1 on Trip Advisor’s “Outdoor Activities” on Nantucket

SeaStreak

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

Call for reservations Reliability, Luxury, Comfort

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

Steamship Authority

508-825-5362 31 Washington Street

Join us on a Nantucket Bike Tour as we pedal you through town center, around various historical locations, and even out to Cisco Brewery! Our tours are a comfortable and active way to experience the highlights of Nantucket. We provide the bikes, helmets, water bottles, and interactive, passionate guides to help you enjoy the ultimate island experience. Please book your tour in advance or call us to learn about our custom tours.   nantucketbybike.com

508-228-0262 1 Steamboat Wharf

Reservations: Daily: 7:30am - 4pm

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

Watches

Classic timepieces: vintage & contemporary

508-228-7557 50 Main Street

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

Nantucket Weddings Enter our Photo Contest

Guided Walking Tours 508-228-1894 Walking Tour offered by the Nantucket Historical Assoc. Departs at 11:15 am and 2:15 pm depart from Whaling Museum, 15 Broad St.

508-228-3949 Straight Wharf

Travel between Nantucket and Hyannis is about an hour on the HY-LINE’s reliable high-speed ferry. THE GREY LADY, Hy-Line’s water-jet catamaran is comfortable, convenient, and offers the high level of customer service passengers have come to expect from HY-LINE CRUISES. You’ll cross the Sound in half the time! PLEASE SEE OUR SCHEDULE PRINTED HERE IN YESTERDAY’S ISLAND FOR CURRENT DEPARTURES. hy-linecruises.com

The Trinity Collection

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

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

Transportation Boat

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

Tours - Beach

Great Point Natural History Tour

Hy-Line Cruises

Sept. 7-13, 2017

Weddings 508-228-9165, ext. 101 All you need to plan a wedding, honeymoon, or anniversary

This comprehensive website will guide you through all the steps to planning and holding a wedding on Nantucket. From getting the marriage license right through the honeymoon,you’ll find valuable information all in one easy-to-navigate location. SHARE THE LOVE by submitting your Engagment and Wedding Announcements FREE of charge! This website, beautifully illustrated by island photographers, has links to restaurants that host receptions and rehearsal dinners, lodging establishments, musicians, florists, and many others who will help make your day special. There are also sections devoted to honeymoons on Nantucket, anniversary celebrations, and real Nantucket weddings. Nantucketweddings.com

Wine & Spirits

Epernay Wine & Spirits

508-228-2755 Open Daily 10am-9pm; Order Online 24/7; Island Delivery 1 North Beach Street Largest Rosé Selection, Craft Beer, Boutique Liquors, Artisanal Cheese + Cigars

The only Sommelier owned + operated wine store on Nantucket! Why trust your wine choices to anyone else?  ÉPERNAY WINE & SPIRITS is located in the Brant Point neighborhood, just steps from downtown near the White Elephant and Nantucket Hotel.  Join us for our complimentary wine tasting every Thursday from 5 - 7 pm.  Mention this ad for FREE DELIVERY (valid through 08.23.2017). @epernaywines | #YesWayEpernay epernaywines.com

Souza’s Seafood “Fresh Off the Boat!” Lobsters alive or cooked - call ahead for fast service Lobsters • Littlenecks • Nantucket Bay Scallops • Tuna • Flounder • Cod Salmon • Swordfish • Smoked Bluefish • Smoked Paté • Shrimp Stop by to enter our weekly Meg-a-Fish Free Seafood Drawing!

508-228-9140 Call for our weekly specials

Gift Certificates Available • Handicap Accessible

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1 PM - Tour the Brewery No reservations for public tours; they are on a first come first serve basis. Tours last from 45 to 90 minutes and cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery. Tour price includes a tasting glass plus samples of 2 wines from Nantucket Vineyard, 2 beers from Cisco Brewery and 2 spirits from Triple Eight Distillery. To sign up, go to the wine bar before the tour starts at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard. Tour offered again at 4 pm. 1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 2 PM - Stump Swamp Guided Walkabout A guided wilderness hike on the Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm trail with 2 island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 2 PM - To the Brewery! Bike Tour A moderate 7 mi. tour: cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab to get you homethis tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 2:15 to 3:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served. 3 PM - Salty Sweet Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 to 7 PM - Jacob Butler Performs Live Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595 6:30 to 9:30 PM - Cooking Class: Get Re-Energized with a Detox During this hands-on class, Carole Murko & Dr. Sarah Williams will work closely with participants to create a wonderful meal to share together in the dining room. Menu includes: Kale & Cannellinin Bean Soup, Roasted Salmon, Spinach Salad, Baked Apples. Tickets $125; nantucketculinary.com or 508-228-2665. 7 PM - Poetry Readings and Book Signing with Brittany Perham at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. 8 PM - Movie: “May It Last” in theatres one night only A portrait of the Avett Brothers, a concert documentary that is also a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time. Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street. 8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route A 1 and 1/3 Mile, 90 minute eerie evening stroll featuring the Old North Burial Ground, the Oldest House and Nantucket’s 2 most haunted hotels. Since 1998 led by the original guide. $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+), Teens and $5 Kids (7-12) Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Streets,by bank steps 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Guided Walkabout Explore the sandplain grasslands that are Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies, with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil on this guided walk. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 8 to 11 AM - Birding Field Trip Weekly birding field trips will take you to various habitats around the island, our leader will guide you to see what avian friends are around. You will learn about local breeding birds, migration, how to identify birds, and enjoy exploring Nantucket. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them but there are a limited number of binoculars available to borrow. No registration is required. Tickets $10; Free for Members. Arrive 15 minutes early at Linda Loring Nature Foundation, 110 Eel Point Road 508-325-0873 8 AM to 2 PM - Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions Join us on a thrilling 6-hour offshore adventure—whale sightings guaranteed! Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and America’s Oldest Windmill A 2 mile, 45 minute, nonstop exercise walk, with historic commentary. Past historic mansions of Nantucket. $15, cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets, by bank steps. Arrive 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or at Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr. Repeated at 1 pm. 9 AM to 1 PM - Random Weave Baskets Random weave is a free form weaving technique that allows for the creation of organic forms while maintaining a strong structure. Students will create a functional woven

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basket that can be used to hold fruit, snacks or other dry materials. All levels welcome. $240; AAN Members $220 & Materials $30. 508-228-0722

10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open Nantucket’s world-class museum devoted to Nantucket history at 13 Broad Street, 508228-1894 10:30 AM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck & others were inspired by Nantucket on this 2/3 mile, 90 minute stroll. $20 Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) and Teens & $5 Kids (7-12). Cash Only. Meet at corner of Federal & India Streets, by Atheneum fence. Arrive 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 10:30 AM to 12 PM - Class: Learn all about your iPhone Janie Hobson Dupont shows all the useful ways your iPhone can help make life easier. She’ll show participants how to send texts, use the calendar, create reminders, Face time with family, even identify the stars in the sky. Please bring your iPhone to class so you can learn by doing. Held at the Atheneum Learning Lab. Free admission, registration required 508-228-1110 11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather. 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served. 12 PM - Kim Horyn Speaks at Rotary Club Luncheon Horyn is the community outreach manager of SmartPower. Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road. 12 to 2:30 PM - Public Skating at Nantucket Ice $5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. 1 Backus Lane. 12:30 to 1:30 PM - Wellness Wednesday Join wellness expert Joanna Roche for a session and a healthy lunch. Today: The Power of Joy & Gratitude. Tickets $45; nantucketculinary.com or 508-228-2665. continued on page 38


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1 PM - Tour the Brewery No reservations for public tours; they are on a first come first serve basis. Tours last from 45 to 90 minutes and cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery. Tour price includes a tasting glass plus samples of 2 wines from Nantucket Vineyard, 2 beers from Cisco Brewery and 2 spirits from Triple Eight Distillery. To sign up, go to the wine bar before the tour starts at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard. Tour offered again at 4 pm. 1:30 to 3 PM - Free Writers’ Group Aspiring writers of all genres are invited to participate in reading and discussing their original compositions. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. 2 PM - Sankaty Bluff Guided Walkabout A guided wilderness hike on the Sankaty Bluff trail. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 2 PM - To the Brewery! Bike Tour A moderate 7 mi. tour: cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab ride home- tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 2:15 to 3:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served. 4:30 PM - Four Easy Payments Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 6 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Walkabout Hear how a massive chunk of glacial ice formed Polpis Harbor, how salt marshes evolved on Nantucket, what lives in them and how Native Americans & European settlers used natural resources in & around Polpis Harbor for their survival. Get a gull’s eye view of Nantucket Harbor and Coatue, and learn how the island’s main harbor came to be. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 6 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

Sept. 7-13, 2017

6:30 PM - Film for Thought: “Whose Streets” Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Showing at The Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. $14 Adult; $11 Senior & Child 7 PM - Free Lecture: “Coral Reefs in a Changing World” As coral reefs face increasing pressures from changing climates, larger human populations near coastlines, and overfishing, as evidenced by the devastating bleaching reported on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia this year, it is imperative that we understand how and why reefs have declined before these fragile ecosystems disappear. Dr. Loretta Roberson will provide an overview on the status of reef ecosystems around the world and why we should be worried about the changes that have been observed. She will also discuss new research and initiatives at the Marine Biological Laboratory that can help us minimize or reverse the effects of a changing world seen not only in coral reefs but in marine habitats from Cape Cod to the Caribbean and beyond. Nantucket Science Center, 33 Washington Street. 7 PM - Free Lecture: “Why the World Needs the Paris Climate Agreement” In 2015, 195 countries met in Paris & adopted an agreement to control global climate change. Now, the US government is rethinking its commitment to the agreement & the need for climate science in general. Many critical questions remain unanswered that could deeply affect the future of the global environment. Dr. Philip B. Duffy will present a case for the need to amplify, rather than diminish, scientific research at this critical juncture. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. 8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Cemetery Route A 1 and 1/3 Mile, 90 minute eerie evening stroll featuring the Old North Burial Ground, the Oldest House and Nantucket’s 2 most haunted hotels. Since 1998 led by the original guide. $20. Adults, $15 Seniors (65+), Teens and $5 Kids (7-12) Cash Only. No reservations necessary. Meet at corner of Main Street & Centre Streets,by bank steps 10 minutes early. 508-332-0953

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 6:30 to 8:50 AM - Public Skating at Nantucket Ice $5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. 1 Backus Lane. 8 AM - Guided Walkabout at Gardner Farm Explore this former farm along Hummock Pond, now Land Bank property. Hummock continued on page 39

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Pond is a glacial meltwater river bed, home to painted & snapping turtles, ospreys, and mute swans. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 8:30 to 10:30 AM - Nantucket Pickleball Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 per person. 82 Hinsdale Road. 9 AM - Coffee Bike Tour A caffeinated view of Nantucket. Tour is 2.5 hours. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or at Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr. Repeated at 1 pm. 9 AM to 1 PM - Random Weave Baskets Random weave is a free form weaving technique that allows for the creation of organic forms while maintaining a strong structure. Students will create a functional woven basket that can be used to hold fruit, snacks or other dry materials. All levels welcome. $240; AAN Members $220 & Materials $30. Held at AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. 508-228-0722 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm. 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open Nantucket’s world-class museum at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894 10:45 AM - Glorious ‘Sconset A 2/3 mile, 90 minute historic walk through the beautiful village of Siasconset. $20 adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. No reservations necessary. Catch the 10:15 am bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington Street for 20 minute ride to Siasconset. Meet at rotary bulletin board in Sconset. 508-332-0953. 10:45 AM - Town View Bike Tour An easy 5 mi. tour thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessen-

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tial sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com

11 AM - Appraisal Day Four Winds Craft Guild will be on hand to appraise up to three (3) hand carried items. Bring your baskets & other marine antiques. Held at The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union Street $5; NLBM free 11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather. 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served. 1 PM - Tour the Brewery No reservations for public tours; they are on a first come first serve basis. Tours last from 45 to 90 minutes and cover the operating procedures and methods of a functional winery, brewery and distillery. Tour price includes a tasting glass plus samples of 2 wines from Nantucket Vineyard, 2 beers from Cisco Brewery and 2 spirits from Triple Eight Distillery. To sign up, go to the wine bar before the tour starts at Nantucket Vineyard in the Cisco Brewers courtyard. Tour offered again at 4 pm. 1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 1 to 5:30 PM - Food Trucks at Cisco Brewers Including Yoho Rawbar and Big Hug Dumplings, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 1:30 to 3:30 PM - Cookbook Swap & Tea Are you looking for some new recipes and your cookbook shelf is bulging? Weed it out and bring your old cookbooks to the Saltmarsh Center, 81 Washington Street, to trade for new ones, enjoy a cup of tea and recipe conversations. Any leftover cookbooks at the end of the Swap will be donated to the Nantucket Atheneum’s upcoming book sale. Swap Rules: All items to swap must be brought in between 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM, You will be given a number indicating the number of items you can select and a ticket to enter the swap. All hardcover cookbooks count as one item. All leftover cookbooks will be donated to the upcoming Atheneum’s book sale. Swap will start at 2:00 PM so be sure and bring your items between 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM. Free with registration. Call Saltmarsh at 508-228-4490 to register. 2 PM - To the Brewery! Bike Tour A moderate 7 mi. tour: cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab to get you homethis tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com

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Vol. 47 No. 18 • YesterdaysIsland.com

Sept. 7-13, 2017

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