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Holiday Festivals Nantucket has become widely known for its festivals: we celebrate daffodils in April, wine and food in May, books and screenwriters in June, comedy, gardens, yoga, and dance in July. Autumn brings the Cranberry Festival and the Maritime Festival. Just when we think the season is over, the Nantucket Historical Association lights up their Whaling Museum with the Festival of Wreaths and the Festival of Trees.

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Measuring Days by Cup & Teaspoon by Robert P. Barsanti Somehow, the years have given me a set of cookbooks. They could have given me trust funds, summer houses, or a graceful sense of rhythm for the mambo, but the old calendars gave those to someone else and left me their cookbooks. My mother used the Campbell’s Soup Cookbook for those weekday nights when time was short and kids were hungry. In her Irish prudence, she liked the reliable authority and affordability of cooking with cans of Cream of Mushroom. My Uncle loved the extreme and the expensive. I have his notes in Pierre Franey, Craig Claiborne, and dozens of painstakingly hand copied recipes from Gourmet Magazine. Lovely and generous women have given me cookbooks of our times, with circled pages, and loving hints. The Enchanted Broccoli Forest came from one, with an eggplant recipe highlighted. Another wrapped up and presented The Silver Palate Cookbook with a hope for Wild Rice Pilaf. Almost all relationships end; the left-overs age poorly. But years after the pans have been cleaned and the rejection digested, I remember those meals with generosity. I made such a hash of things, so burned, so undercooked, so ruined, but they sat with me and smiled and said all of the things you hope to hear. If you leave it on the stove long enough, the past reduces itself down to gratitude. Winter is a season of the kitchen. The night rises in the afternoon and the wind sweeps you into solitary silence. The phone doesn’t shake with renters’ emergencies: nobody needs to know how to operate the TV or discover where the extra beach towels are in January. Those houses and hours are now empty. I once filled those hours like saucepans and fed my friends with my dancing. Which isn’t to say that I have stopped cooking. Far from it, bay scallops are about to get surrounded by a white sauce and get baptised with a French name.. My kitchen reeks of garlic and history; one meal echoes back on its cousin in the past. The family resemblance, like a Roman nose, blesses each continued on page 18


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Remembering Nantucket As It Was by Sanibel Chai Speaking with Tim Mooney about Nantucket sometimes feels as if we are talking about a lost city. The horse racing track and the Navy base at Tom Nevers are long gone. Somerset Farms of his childhood was sold, and his great grandfather’s taxi carriage service is obsolete. While much of the Nantucket Tim reminisces about has faded, he and his family are very much a part of today’s island. When you are a thirdgeneration Nantucketer, it’s inevitable that the island is in your blood. Tim Mooney’s career has taken him all over the world and he has taken the best of his far-flung experiences and fitted them into an undeniably Nantucket life. If you find yourself at the Whaling Museum, be sure to check out the video footage they have on display. You will discover that Tim’s maternal great-grandfather makes a cameo alongside his horse drawn carriage taxi service. Tim’s grandmother was a nurse at Cottage Hospital, where he was born. One of Tim’s sons would later be born in that very same room. Tim’s father was stationed at the Tom

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“THOSE WHO DON’T BELIEVE IN MAGIC, WILL NEVER FIND IT”

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HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS STROLL - DEC. 1 ST - 3 RD Festive lunches, dinners & Sunday Brunch. Front Porch cocktails, live music & light bites. Glowing fire pits.

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At Cisco Brewers we make all grain beers in our tiny brewery. Located in the same courtyard as 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 spirits.

Big Beers, Delicious Wine & Smooth Spirits available at all the best island restaurants and liquor stores

BRUNCH WITH SANTA & CHRISTMAS EVE/DAY DINNERS WITH LIVE MUSIC Meet Santa during Brunch on Dec. 17th, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Enjoy Prix Fixe Holiday Menus & live music, Dec. 24th & 25th.

GAL A NEW YEAR’S EVE SNOW BALL, SEPARATE KIDS’ BALL & HOLIDAY DINNER - DEC. 31 ST Hors d’oeuvres, dessert buffet, S’mores by the fire pits, live music, dancing & champagne toast at Midnight! Order Snow Ball tickets at nantucketnewyears.com. $120 per adult. Separate, supervised Kid’s Ball & Prix Fixe dinner at Breeze also available.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

11 to 11:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 3+

9 to 11 AM - Indoor Pickleball

Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street

12 to 1 PM - Free Food for Thought Lecture

Drop-in indoor play in the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Sparks Avenue. Guest fee: $5. All levels of play welcome.

Join the NHA and Jennifer Nieling as she discusses her work inventorying and rehousing the Association’s costume & textiles collection. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. 508-228-1894

9:45 to 10:15 AM - Nanpuppets

The “first and last” for Dimitri Weismann’s legendary vaudeville revue. With the theater marked for demolition, making space for another blank office block, the stars and chorines of the pre-war era revisit their old haunt. Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water St. Tickets $20, $18 for students, seniors.

4 PM - Bluebirds of Paradise Performs Live

12:55 PM - National Theatre Live: Follies Live Performance

4:30 PM - Buckle & Shake Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5 to 7 PM - Not Your Average Glass of Wine

Explore Portugal, Chile and Austria at this tasting for hidden values of crisp whites, refreshing roses, and reds that won’t over power your turkey. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street. epernaywines.com

5:15 to 6 PM - Kinder Chorus

Nantucket Musical Arts Center in Haddon Hall, 56 Centre Street. 508-228-3352

6 to 7:30 PM - Free LVA English Classes

English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. Class is conducted in English; no preregistration required. Atheneum, 1 India Street

6 to 8 PM - Support the Stork

Start your holiday shopping at this benefit event presented by The Stork Collective and held upstairs in Ventuno. Local businesses will offer their wares, some proceeds to benefit The Sailing Stork Fund. $20 suggested donation at the door.

10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke

Lizza Obremski & her puppets will be in the Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street, for fun. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 2-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the library opens. Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

8 to 10:30 PM - Teen Night

Activities for teens at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, 61 Sparks Avenue

7 PM - Agatha Christie’s “The Mouse Trap”

Fall production by the Nantucket High School Drama Club, presented in NHS auditorium, 10 Surfside Road. Tickets $12/$10 at the door.

10 PM to 1 AM - Live DJ

Dance to the music at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 9 to 10 AM - Saturday Mornings with S.T.A.R.

A developmentally play based playgroup open to children with identified needs and typically developing children ages birth to 4. Free but due to space limitations, registration is required: 508-325-5276 or tinas@nantucketstar.com

10 AM to 3 PM - Annual Yard Sale

A shopping extravaganza that cannot be missed. Furnishings for every room in the house, table top accessories, kitchen items & so much more. Early bird shopping begins at 9:00 am. $10, held at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Road. Benefit for the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum.

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Benefit Art Show Has Become a Stroll Tradition This year on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 30, December 1 & 2, will mark the eighth year that Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON), The Quidley Gallery, island businesses, and island artists come together for a special Nantucket art show that benefits vital island causes, PASCON and The Marla Ceely Lamb Fund. It’s an effort that can be summed up in 6 words: great cause, great art, great value. One of the premier island galleries presents work by over 50 island artists in a format that surprises all with wonderful paintings at potentially great prices. Island living has both its joys and challenges. Never does the challenge become more apparent than when individuals and their families are struggling with cancer and terminal illnesses. First rate medical care is here on the island, but the more specialized treatments necessary for cancer and related illnesses often require trips off the island. Time away from home and work and travel expenses can quickly add up. PASCON is devoted to providing a range of services supporting individuals and families grappling with the immense toll of cancer and other terminal illness. The Marla Ceely Lamb Fund is a designated fund aimed specifically at easing the burden of travel costs to and from Nantucket for cancer treatment and care. PASCON started in 1982 and the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund was instituted 10 years later by the family and friends of Marla Ceely Lamb, a native Nantucketer who died of breast cancer in 1992. Most of us have some connection to a loved one or friend facing cancer. Chris Quidley, the owner of Quidley & Company at 26 Main Street, one of the finest galleries on the island, knew that in addition to offering fine art, part of the gallery’s mission would be to give back to the community. Chris and Rob continued on page 20

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

H P U B L IC TO U R S IN NO V E MB ER H Friday, November 24th

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8:30am: Historic Mansions of Main St. & the 1746 Windmill 10:30am: Great Writers on Nantucket 2pm: Notorious Nantucket 7pm: The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk

Thursday, November 30th

7pm: The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk

H P U B L IC TO U R S I N D EC EM B ER H Friday, December 1st

8:30am: Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff and Brant Point 10:30am: Fifty Shades of Fabulous; the Story of Nantucket 2pm: Notorious Nantucket 5pm: The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk 7pm: The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk

Saturday, December 2nd

8:30am: Historic Mansions of Main St. & the 1746 Windmill 10am: Fifty Shades of Fabulous; the Story of Nantucket 2pm: Great Writers on Nantucket 5pm: The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk 7pm: The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk

Sunday, December 3rd

8:30am: Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff and Brant Point 10:30am: Fifty Shades of Fabulous; the Story of Nantucket 2pm: Notorious Nantucket 5pm: The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk

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Until I was fifty-four, I spent every Christmas on Nantucket. I’m not complaining even a little bit! First, at our family home on Pleasant Street, then in various rentals, in-laws, our own homes. We celebrated on-island, in large part, because of family. Though it may seem that there are fewer and fewer of us, I'm pretty certain that anytime I go to the grocery store or walk up Main Street, I'm within a hundred yards or so of a relative. (Next time you drive up Main Street late in the afternoon, wave to my uncles, Jack and John, on the bench by the Pacific Bank.) My experience has been that traditions tend to morph and evolve over the years. Stroll is a great example of this. This annual tradition began in the 1970s as a way to promote on-island holiday shopping for residents. Over the years, it has become a very different event. In the early days, Stroll offerings were pretty simple: mulled cider or wine at Craftmasters, assorted cookies at most of the shops, and roasted chestnuts and chowder by the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Yes, there was still a line at the Brotherhood of Thieves, but you truly knew everyone in line by sight. And, honestly, waiting in line for the curly fries, roast beef sandwiches or cheddar beer soup was not a hardship. I would imagine that ease of access to the Cape played a part in the evolution of the Stroll. During the first few Strolls, a fast ferry was not even a gleam in the eye of the Steamship Authority or Hy-Line. I'm not certain when the Steamship began year-round service to Hyannis, but I do remember taking the boat to Woods Hole, driving to Hyannis to do our shopping (and always stopping at Fall River Knitting Mill on the way to Yarmouth) before driving back to Falmouth, having dinner at the Quarter Deck and heading home the next day. My first baking job started on a Stroll Weekend. A few months before, I continued on page 26


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Gifts that Give Back For more than a decade Nantucketers have started Thanksgiving Day early in the morning at Children’s Beach. Some come dressed for the weather, some in costume, but most are dressed for swimming in the Atlantic in November. The annual Cold Turkey Plunge is fun for spectators and participants, and it raises tens of thousands of dollars for the Nantucket Atheneum’s Weezie Library for Children. This event is just one way to give back to fellow island residents. Here are some of our favorite gifts to buy that you can wrap and give while also giving back. Visit the Festival of Wreaths during Thanksgiving Weekend and bid on a one-of-a-kind wreath to give as a gift—you won’t even have to wrap it! The monies raised benefit the Nantucket Historical Association and their mission to tell the inspiring stories of Nantucket through its collections, programs, and properties. nha.org Another event where you can buy a gift that gives back happens on November 30 and December 1 & 2, when art lovers will flock to The Quidley Gallery at 26 Main Street for the 8th annual Art Show. Here you can bid on original paintings by more than 50 artists, and a portion of the sale price of each piece of art benefits both the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund and Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket. pascon.org A great holiday gift for budding artists is a gift certificate from the Artists Association of Nantucket. They are available in any amount and can be used to buy art in their Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery at 19 Washington Street or toward art classes and workshops offered in their Visual Arts Center at 24 Amelia Drive. Certificates are available in their downtown gallery or at the VAC on Amelia Drive, where you can also buy an AAN apron, cap, water bottle, flash drive, or notecards add to your gift that gives back. Sarah of s•mac designs has been designing and selling her exquisite

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Holiday Small Works Exhibition Continue your Thanksgiving festivities with a visit to the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery at 19 Washington Street on Friday, November 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for a fun opening reception for the Artists Association annual Holiday Small Works Exhibition. Showcasing gifts of oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, photographs, island-themed jewelry, and wooden and cast glass sculptures, this exhibition will be on display through December 23. In the spirit of the season, AAN will host a second opening reception with their Cool Yule party on Friday, December 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. “This is a long-standing holiday tradition for the island community, and it is a particularly meaningful way to kick-off the holiday season by supporting local Nantucket artists,” said AAN executive director Cecil Barron Jensen. “With more than 260 artist members in our organization, there is such a wide variety of beautiful work from which to choose. I can’t think of a better holiday gift than a one-of-a-kind work of art.” “All of the artwork has a size restriction of 12 x 16 inches or smaller, so for those wishing to give gifts of art or with limited wall space, this is the ideal exhibition to find that perfect piece,” said AAN gallery manager Peter J. Greenhalgh. “There are two Solo Show Spotlight Artists during this exhibition — long-time AAN artist member Robert Frazier, and his wife, ceramicist Karol Lindquist,” added Greenhalgh. “We are so pleased to be able to feature the work of this creative and generous pair,” added Greenhalgh. The Holiday Small Works exhibition will be on display through December 23 at their gallery at 19 Washington Street, just two blocks from Main Street. The gallery is open Monday–Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, closed from 2-2:30 pm.

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Gifting Grower Champagnes by Jenny Benzie Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits The holiday season is here (hooray!), and that means a plethora of social gatherings and gift giving. The challenge of this time of year is how to make holiday parties a little more festive (read: exciting and actually fun) and your presents unique (read: unforgettable). No need to stress about any of this as adding a bottle of sparkling wine to the equation is always an excellent idea. However, let’s kick it up a notch from there. You buy your eggs from Boat Yard Farm, you get your carrots from Moors End Farm and you pick your own tomatoes at Bartlett Farm. Why not purchase, partake and give a little “Farmer Fizz” to showcase some quality producer grown and made Champagne along with supporting your local Champagne farmer? Known more commonly as “Grower Champagne,” these festive bottles of bubbly originate from the Champagne region of France as the name implies. What makes them stand out from mass produced Champagne brands that you may be more familiar with is that these products are produced by the same estate that owns the vineyards where the grapes are grown. These family-owned vineyards are managed by people who are part farmer, part winemaker and are responsible for the growth and production of their wine literally from start to finish. Because their sparkling wines are so small in production (and distribution), they typically reflect the true vineyard character of the region from which they hail, more so than a Champagne made by a co-operative or large Champagne house who purchases their grapes from multiple growers in throughout the region. This terroir-focused approach of making wine sourced from a single vineyard (or closely located vineyards around a village) is common in other places in France, most notably Burgundy with the many village-named wines from this region. The easiest way to identify a bottle of Grower Champagne is by the initials RM (in small print) on the front wine label. This represents Récoltant-Manipulant, meaning that the wine is manipulated or made by the recoltant, or grower/farmer. For this type of truly artisanal winemaking, the terroir is at

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Hung by the Chimney with Care Commonly asked questions and misunderstandings about antiques… and the odd or end fascinating bit! There is no written history of the origins of Christmas Stockings… but there are legends. Long ago in northern Europe children would place their boots near the chimney filled with carrots, straw, or sugar for Odin’s flying horse. The Norse god would thank those children by refilling their boots with gifts or candy. When Christianity spread across Europe, the legend of Saint Nicholas providing a poor widower with dowries for his daughters was told far and wide: the Turkish bishop threw three bags of gold through their window, landing directly into their stockings which had been hung by the fire to dry. Whatever the origin, the custom was embraced, and, at one point, almost surpassed the Christmas tree itself. Children around the world still hang their stockings or put out their shoes to be filled with candy, fruits and nuts, money, little gifts… or coal! 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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the Whaling Museum at 13 Broad Street is free to the community, so attendees may visit and revisit favorite wreaths to increase their bids and their chances of winning. Winning bids will be announced at 2 pm on the last day of the Festival of Wreaths, Sunday, November 26.. Bidders do not need to be present to win. The hours for the Festival of Wreaths are 10 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, November 22, Friday, November 24, Saturday, November 25, and 10 am to 2pm on Sunday, November 26. One week later, on Friday, December 1, the NHA’s 24th Annual Festival of Trees opens to the public. Transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the entire month of December. Trees trimmed with photographs, with symbols, with scrimshaw, and more are side-by-side with trees made from origami and trees constructed with other materials. The creativity always astounds in this festive display. The NHA’s Festival of Trees began in 1994 as one of several events that celebrated the organization’s centennial anniversary. The event was held at various NHA properties over the years, and permanently moved to the Whaling Museum after the museum’s 2005 renovation. With a variety of innovative tree designs every year, it is one of the most anticipated events of the island’s holiday season. “It is an honor to chair the 2017 Festival of Trees event and we will do our best to elevate the efforts of the talented tree designers in this most special Nantucket setting,� says Beth English, co-chair for this year’s event with her husband Mark Donato. “It is always a joy to unite with friends and community members at the Preview Party before we all disperse for winter travels or hibernation. We hope that seeing the trees in the context of the Whaling Museum reminds every one of the legacy of creativity and spirit that is still a vibrant part of Nantucket today!� The Festival of Trees is free for all current NHA members and children under 6, and $5 for Nantucket year-round residents. General admission is $20; $18 for students and for seniors over sixty-five. The display is open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm (til 8 pm on Dec. 1), as well as Tuesday through Sunday, December 26 - 31. The Festival of Trees will be closed on Monday, December 25, for Christmas Day.

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Nevers Navy Base, and they lived on Vesper Lane during Tim’s childhood. The family later followed their patriarch to assignments in Rhode Island, Maine, and San Diego, California. Tim returned to Nantucket in high school and worked for Ralph and Sylvia Marble at their properties: Somerset Farms (from which Tim’s father would bring home fresh milk) and the Miacomet Golf Course. Today the Miacomet Golf Course is a full 18 holes. When Tim was responsible for maintaining the greens and fairways there were only nine holes, which cost nine dollars to play. The land where holes ten through eighteen now play used to be horse pasture for the Marble’s farm. In addition to overseeing the golf course, Tim was charged with upkeep of the red clay tennis courts and breaking horses for Somerset Farms. When asked whether he had any experience with horses before being asked to saddle them, a simple” no” is Tim’s answer. How, then, did he manage to break the many horses Ralph bought at auction on the mainland? With characteristic modesty, Tim describes learning by good old-fashioned trial and error. In the course of breaking horses so they would be safe for tourist rentals, Tim had horses run away while he was hanging on for dear life and trip on the beach beneath him. As well as he trained them, the horses had minds of their own. The horses enjoyed swimming in the pond and tourists would always be warned to stay away from its vicinity. Despite warnings, Tim would see countless tourists returning from their rides drenched from head to toe. Tim recalls racing a pony named Good Time Outlaw in the Sulky Races from 1976-79. The Sulky Races took place on a quarter-mile track on the Marble’s farmland. Standing on a two-wheeled cart behind the pony, Tim won many races, but a flat-tire victory stands out as a highlight. Though he did not win any money for racing, Tim smiles when recollecting how people won money betting on him and how happy that made them. He tells a funny story that captures just how bucolic Nantucket used to be: Tim would leave his car windows rolled down when he parked at the race track. Driving home after continued on page 17

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12:55 PM - Met Live: The Exterminating Angel Live Performance

The American premiere of Thomas Ades’s “The Exterminating Angel,� inspired by the classic Luis Bunuel film of the same name. The Exterminating Angel is a fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests cannot escape. Showing in The Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water St.

1 to 3 PM - Makerspace for Teens - Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Ho Ho Ho it’s Ugly Christmas Sweater time! We will supply the sweaters, hot glue guns, and shiny Christmas-y objects. You supply the creativity. Free to teens grades 6 to 12.. Registration required: 508-228-1110.

3 PM - Bluebirds of Paradise Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

4 to 5:20 PM - Adult Open Stick

Open Stick pick up hockey for adults — first paid 20 players: $25. Full gear required. 508-228-2516. Nantucket Ice, 10 Backus Lane.

5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live

Farm, 33 Bartlett Road. Benefit for the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum.

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

12:55 PM - Bolshoi Ballet: Taming of the Shrew Encore Performance

Rather than a macho handbook, The Taming of the Shrew can be construed as an encounter between two forces of nature, who recognize one another at last. Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water St. $20; Children & Seniors $18.

2 PM - Agatha Christie’s “The Mouse Trap�

Fall production by the Nantucket High School Drama Club, presented in NHS auditorium, 10 Surfside Road. Tickets $12/$10 at the door.

4 PM - Bluebirds of Paradise Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

4 PM - Tree of Remembrance Service

Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket hosts its Annual Tree of Remembrance Service. Gathering at our memorial tree in the garden of the Jared Coffin House at Centre & Gay sts, community members remember loved ones who have died & add ornaments with their names to the Tree of Remembrance. More at pascon.org

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Live music at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

8 AM - Sankaty Bluff Guided Walkabout

The Knights of Columbus will serve a ham & bean supper featuring baked ham & beans, brown bread, salad, beverage and dessert at St. Mary’s Parish Center, downstairs at 3 Federal St. to benefit its scholarship fund. $10; $5 for children.

9 to 11 AM - Indoor Pickleball

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Ham & Bean Supper for Scholarships

7 PM - Agatha Christie’s “The Mouse Trap�

Fall production by the Nantucket High School Drama Club, presented in NHS auditorium, 10 Surfside Road. Tickets $12/$10 at the door.

10 PM to 1 AM - Live DJ

Dance to the music at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 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.

10 AM to 2 PM - Annual Yard Sale

A shopping extravaganza that cannot be missed. Furnishings for every room in the house, table top accessories, kitchen items & so much more. $10, held at Bartlett’s

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A guided wilderness hike on the Sankaty Bluff trail. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com Drop-in indoor play in the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Sparks Avenue. Guest fee: $5. All levels of play welcome.

2 PM - Guided Walkabout at Gardner Farm

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

2:30 to 3:50 PM - Kids on Ice - Grades 1 to 12

Free after school skating. Show up and Lace up at Nantucket Ice, 10 Backus Lane (off Surfside Road). Registration required: 508-228-2516

7 to 8 PM - Nantucket Toastmasters

A free public speaking club that develops communication & leadership skills in a safe place and encouraging environment. All welcome at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington Street 508-901-3367 continued on page 21

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a race, he realized there was a chicken in the passenger seat beside him, “I almost got halfway home with a chicken in my car,” Tim says, “I didn’t even know until it clucked.” He drove back to the track to return the bird and made sure to check his car for poultry before pulling out from then on. Though Nantucket is still a beautiful island, the Nantucket of Tim’s youth only exists in fragments today. The Marbles owned more than 180 acres, from the golf course to the pond. Sadly, upon Ralph’s death the land was sold and Somerset Farms ceased to exist. The track where Tim used to race Good Time Outlaw is now residences. With his racing career coming to a close, Tim joined the Coast Guard at his father’s behest. Tim spoke with a recruiter and took the test for mechanical aptitude. The recruiter checked and re-checked Tim’s results. He couldn’t understand what was wrong with Tim’s test—he had never seen a perfect score before. While the elder Mooney went to Japan with the Navy, the younger entered mechanical school after boot camp to begin a Coast Guard career that would last 21 years. Tim’s mechanical expertise was hard won from years of amateur tinkering that he effortlessly parlayed into professional mechanic work. His experience with farm and golf course equipment coupled with the work he did on cars and motorcycles with his father ensured Tim would ace the Coast Guard’s mechanical test. Tim mentions working on “basketcase” motorcycles: a heap of parts brought to him in a basket, and from them he assembles a working machine. The Coast Guard brought Tim to Ketchikan, Alaska where he was SCUBA certified in 48-degree waters. He was part of a team that cleaned up and monitored the Exxon Valdez oil spill for four years. His next station was familiar: Brant Point. From Nantucket, Tim went to the Point Loma submarine base in San Diego. San Francisco followed, where he was on an oil spill hazardous waste team for five years. In the Aleutian Islands, Tim responded to a ship that ran aground with more than one million dollars worth of snow crabs on board. Sadly, all of the crabs had to be discarded because the freezer went above the regulation temperature during the crash. Tim was then stationed

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new plate. Its grandparents rise from the books and coo into the pot. I was thinking of my long line of dinners as I stood in a yard sale of my former dentist. He has bought a home off-island, in the wilds of New Jersey, and was selling everything he could instead of packing it up. Naturally, he was offering toothbrushes and gloves, but also the accessories of his life on Nantucket; fishing poles, scallop rakes, and beach chairs. As we are of a similar age, he had several of the same cookbooks as I did, but his were for sale. I thumbed their clean pages, considered replacing the butter and chicken stock soaked pages of my own, before returning his books to his shelf. One dollar was too high a price to pay to remove my old books. But for ten dollars, I collected his brownie pan and a five gallon lobster steamer. I found him wrestling an old microwave in the basement. We laughed about the past. We remembered the pain and the bleeding gums he has inflicted on me before he charged me for the service—but the pain never remains. I shook his hand, patted him on the back, and paid him one last time. I took a long lunch out in Madaket. I pulled into the parking lot to the left, eased up to the new cement blocks at the edge, and settled into the afternoon. On a stormless winter afternoon, the seconds pass somewhere else. Somewhere else, bells ring and the school moves to another class, or the shift changes, or Harry Potter begins another session at Hogwarts on TV. Out on the edge of the world, you can eat leftover meatloaf with cranberry sauce to the slow tick of waves. Overhead, clouds hang like river boulders in a slow moving blue stream. The color has drained from the grass, the sea, and the sand. Far out, the horizon is trembling. You would have had to have lived here a long time not to believe that the beach has always been like this. You would see where the storms have scooped out a hole near Hither Creek but not notice. The beach is always new and always old. It just moves in its own time. But, perched on stilts, the Emery House hopes that time runs backward and fills the sand in under it. It rests and waits above an idle ocean. It won’t fall today. It won’t be tomorrow. But it will fall. At my last mouthful, one black head popped up out of the water. It looked left, then right, then it began swimming west. Shortly it was joined by another seal and the two of them swam comfortably along; their sizable forms visible in the idle water. In an instant, something delicious grabbed their attention and they disappeared under water. I didn’t see them again. Years and years ago, when I first came out here, I was on a bike with an old college friend of mine. At that time, the Madaket Road transitioned up a dune into a parking lot, complete with cement posts, a bike rack, and the plans for a bath house. The stilt house rested atop a sea of grass fifty yards from the edge of sand. We poked over Milly’s bridge, spun into the public landing and up to Mr. Roger’s house (he was not in residence that December) then returned back to the public beach. Then we rode with the wind back to my apartment, I sauteed some bay scallops in vermouth and butter, and she never returned. I have not forgotten what I was like then, when the day came fat with an apple in its mouth. The minutes howled and raced by, tires screeching and engine roaring. I have no apologies for those faster and greener days. I do not need the sand to return to me; I would not trade those long lost hours for an additional set of years. The days remain arrayed on quiet shelf, ready to be measured out, mixed, and baked again on a still winter afternoon.

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10AM - 4PM • Friday, Dec. 1st • Saturday, Dec. 2nd Find gifts from the traditional to the unexpected, by local basket makers in this special two-day-only event. Weaving Demonstrations • Refreshments • Free Admission to the Museum 49 Union Street • A 5 minute walk from Main Street • 508-228-1177 Festival baskets available for sale at www.nantucketlightshipbasketmuseum.org


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Giacchetti, his former business partner, both lost a parent to cancer. And one of their employees had been diagnosed with cancer, so they saw firsthand the challenges of the disease and the extra burden travelling for treatment presented. During their world travels they found the inspiration for how their gallery could be an agent for help. It was sparked by ART Basel. They were struck that a successful effort from one of the top galleries in the world could be used to such benefit, and they returned with the gem of an idea that led to the first Stroll Art Show. During those first years, the initial concept had been a mystery art show of inexpensive works. The range of artists who contributed works represented many media, styles, and levels of accomplishment. And all were displayed with equal attention. Nantucket Frame Center was on hand to custom frame each piece. Word got out that you could snag some terrific paintings at bargain prices, and each year the lines to get into the show became longer. It was becoming apparent that, although successful, the show had emerging problems with assuring wide-ranging artist participation, collecting the art, and managing the sale. But it was such a much-needed boost to the nonprofits’ budgets and such a visible show of community support, it was decided to tweak the format but keep the show going. The most recent shows have kept the element of suspense through a secret bid process. Don Van Dyke, a past president of the Artist Association of Nantucket and Chris hit upon a new presentation that benefitted both the nonprofits as well as the artists submitting works. Don also had firsthand experience with loved ones battling cancer, and, as a year-round island resident, he was well familiar with Nantucket travel. Plus, as a passionate island artist, he knew there was a whole legion of artists ready to continue their support. Island artists are often asked to donate works for fundraising efforts. The new format allows for a modest recompense to the artists. A minimum bid, usually quite low, is set by the artists. Half of that bid goes to the artist and half to the charities. Anything over and above that minimum goes totally to the charities. Bidders may try for that bargain and bid only the minimum. But if they have spied that perfect painting to add to their collection, they may bid as high as they’d like. All bids are sealed, and the winning bid is the highest when all the sealed bids are open at 4 pm Saturday, December 2. In an additional spirit of support from the artist, many forego any commission and donate their work in full. This show is collaboration and generosity in action. Chris turns over half of his gallery to this special stroll exhibit. Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank has sponsored the event since its inception, and Stop and Shop, Stacey Perry, and Cumberland Farms have helped with the reception. Nantucket Frame Center has also helped tremendously over the years. Artists have a unique opportunity to showcase their work, PASCON and the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund keep their funds healthy and the public has one more fun thing to add to their list of Stroll activities. Whether you’re searching for a special gift, a new addition to your collection or even if you don’t think you have one more square inch to spare, stop by the Quidley Gallery on Main Street Thursday, Friday, or Saturday of Stroll Weekend by 4pm. Enjoy the festivities; check out the paintings. You may find that great piece of art at a great value and support a great cause.


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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 8 AM - 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. See and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning for Ages 2-7

Fun & engaging songs, singing games and activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Nantucket Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street

3 to 4 PM - Free Musicalizando for Ages 6-8

Games & activities accompany Brazilian songs with lyrics in Portuguese. Good for children who are forgetting Portuguese & speaking primarily English. Register at 508-228-3352 or lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

5 to 7 PM - Festival of Wreaths Preview Party

An annual Nantucket tradition, the Festival of Wreaths mark the start of the island’s winter holiday season. Celebrate the season and see more than 80 beautifully decorated wreaths in the Whaling Museum’s McCausland Gallery, 15 Broad St. Preview Party Tickets: $65 at nha.org

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 8 AM - Polpis Harbor Walkabout

Hear how a massive chunk of glacial ice formed Polpis Harbor, about salt marshes, & how Native Americans & settlers used natural resources. Plus a gull’s eye view of Nantucket Harbor & Coatue. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

9:30 AM to 2:30 PM - Cold Turkey Plunge Early Bird Registration

Skip The Line! Early Bird Registration for the Cold Turkey Plunge at the Atheneum, 1 India Street.

10 AM to 5 PM - Festival of Wreaths

The Festival of Wreaths marks the start of the island’s winter holiday season. Visit the wreath display and see more than 80 beautifully decorated wreaths in the Whaling Museum’s McCausland Gallery, 15 Broad St. Free admission.

10 AM to 5 PM - Thanksgiving Rainbow Fleet Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf.

1 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 to 4 PM - Bulgarian Folk Songs for Ages 2 to 10

Music concepts are introduced using traditional Bulgarian songs, folklore, dancing, and costume elements. The class is taught in Bulgarian and English. Free, but register at 508-228-3352 or email lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

3:15 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. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

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The annual Cold Turkey Plunge is a fundraiser for the Weezie Library For Children’s programs and services. Hundreds of people take a dip in the harbor promptly 10 am and raise money by getting their family, friends ,and coworkers to sponsor them. Prizes awarded for best costume, most money raised, and largest group participation. Rain or shine at Children’s Beach, Harbor View Way.

10:30 AM to 12 PM - Post Turkey Plunge Menu & Drinks at The Nantucket Hotel

Warm up on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch after the Cold Turkey Plunge. A la carte menu and drinks. Warm and cozy blankets are provided and Reservations are not required. 77 Easton Street. 508-228-4730.

11 AM to 7 PM - Thanksgiving Day Buffet

Savor traditional Thanksgiving Day foods at this buffet, including roast turkey, carving stations, plus raw bar, salads, charcuterie, cheeses, and desserts. $85 for adults; $39 for ages 4 to 12; kids 3 and younger free. Brant Point Grill, 508-228-2500. continued on page 29

TIMELINE

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

2014: Building sites evaluated with extensive community dialogue 2015: Unanimous Town Meeting vote to rezone 57 Prospect Street and create new Hospital Overlay District 2016: Capital fundraising campaign; state and local permits secured 2017: On-site construction begins while existing hospital remains operating 2018: Construction completed, followed by occupancy of the new hospital


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leather handbags and accessories on Nantucket since 2008. This season she is also offering handcrafted leather and anchor keychains with 100% of the $16 purchase price going to the Sailing Stork Fund, which provides financial assistance to island families who need to travel extensively off-island due to high risk pregnancies and labor and delivery of multiples. You’ll find Sarah at the Sailing Stork event at Ventuno on November 16th from 68pm, the Handmade Nantucket show on November 24 & 25 at 11 Centre Street; at the Christmas Stroll Craft Show also at 11 Centre Street on December 1 & 2, and at December Delight in the Nantucket High School on December 9. smacdesigns.com Animal lovers will love giving “Orphan Bracelets� handcrafted by Clay Twombly, who designs and creates malas and intentional jewelry in his studio upstairs at 2 Union Street. He teamed up with NiSHA, Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals, for these beautiful bracelets created with orphan beads and an adorable pawprint silver charm. “NiSHA cares for ‘orphan’ animals, so what better way to honor your adopted pet than with this one-of-a-kind bracelet, designed exclusively for NiSHA?� A portion of the proceeds from each bracelet goes directly to the animals. Available at claytwombly.com and in his studio at 2 Union starting Friday, November 24. continued on page 28

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tate since 1833 is located in the splendid terroir of Mailly, one of only thirteen villages ranked and known as Grand Cru, the highest designation of Champagne vineyards. The village’s vineyards are located in the Montagne de Reims subregion of Champagne, which is 8 km south of the main city of Reims and just north of Épernay, which is closer to the Côtes de Blancs area. Made exclusively from 100% Pinot Noir, this champagne benefits by being aged 36 months in bottle prior to release, a lengthy extension to the law requirement of only 15 months, in order to achieve the perfect balance and maturity, This bold, powerful wine is reminiscent of dry wheat toast and bing cherry. The finish is concentrated and long, lingering with aftertastes of nuts, red apple and delicate hints of honey. This is for perfect for someone who usually prefers to drink red over white wine. Champagne Château de BLIGNY Clos de Chateau Six Cepages Brut NV— Château de Bligny is a unique property in that it is the only Champagne that has a ‘Château’ designation as a champagne harvester and maker. The original winery was built many centuries ago by the Marquis de Dampierre in the heart of the Côte des Bars region overlooking the village of Bligny, located so far southeast from the main part of the Champagne region that it is almost closer to Chablis. After changing ownership hands numerous times throughout the centuries, the current owner of the property and vineyards has made great investments to renovate and preserve this great historic, architectural and winemaking heritage. This wine is an unique and harmonious blend of the six historically permitted Champagne grape varieties versus the typical three. The blend is 1/6 each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Petite Meslier, Arbane and Pinot Blanc. The ‘Clos du Chateau has a delicate, floral scented nose. It is a well-structured, full wine that is powerful and lively on the palate with superb length. Such a rare pleasure to discover during the holiday season! One of the best things about bubbly is that it is a category of wine on its own, just like white, red or rosé. You honestly don’t need a special occasion in order to drink it, although to have the excuse of brunch, bachelorette party or birthday doesn’t hurt. Cheers to you and yours during this holiday season!

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PUMPKIN ROULADE 4 large eggs 2 tablespoons pumpkin purée 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 17” x 12” jelly roll pan with waxed paper, greased. Beat eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt until thick and light. Using a strainer, sift all dry ingredients over egg and sugar mixture, folding in without deflating. Spread batter into pan, and bake until cake springs back, and just starts to pull away from the edge. Let cool for approximately 10 minutes. Lay a clean, dry dish towel out, and generously sprinkle (I love my strainer for this) with confectioners sugar. Loosen any cake edges from pan. Carefully invert pan onto towel, and peel off wax paper. Roll up cake, starting at long edge. Let sit for an hour. FILLING: 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup pumpkin purée 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons orange zest

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Another gift to warm the hearts of animal lovers can be found at Made on Nantucket on Old South Wharf. Kathleen Duncombe donates a portion of the proceeds from select prints and jewelry in her shop to CatTrap Nantucket. CatTrap’s mission is to lower Nantucket’s feral cat population through a humane trap, neuter, return, care, and educate program. They provide sanctuary for cats with special needs and find caring homes for socialized cats and kittens. Stop by Made on Nantucket at 18 Old South Wharf weekends from 11:30 am to find the purrfect holiday gift that gives back. How about a soft and snuggly barn owl or lobster for a child in your life? You can symbolically adopt an animal to support the care and feeding of the actual animals in the Maria Mitchell Association’s Aquarium and Museum. Their Adoption Packs are $75 and include a cuddly animal, adoption certificate, animal fact sheets, and more. You can choose from a Spring Peeper, Barn Owl, American Lobster, Eastern Milk Snake, or a Painted Turtle. Adoption Packs can be ordered at 508-228-9198 or email gdonnelly@mariamitchell.org. You can even give a gift of entertainment that gives back on-island. Wrap up a Dreamland membership card to slip into a Christmas stocking or a holiday card. Memberships start at just $40 for students and seniors and at $125 for a family. If you have a real film buff on your list, consider their Director or Producer memberships. Details on all membership options are at nantucketdreamland.org. If your gift recipient prefers live theatre, then give a gift card from White Heron Theatre so they can enjoy stellar performances and play a part keeping culture alive on Nantucket. White Heron also has a limited number of seats and courtyard bricks that you can have engraved in honor of a loved one to ensure that future generations will have a dedicated, permanent space to enjoy theatre on Nantucket. whiteherontheatre.org or 508-228-2156. If none of these suggestions are on your “Santa’s list,” then visit the Seconds Shop at 32 Sparks Avenue for gently-used designer clothing, shoes, gifts, home decor, and housewares. All proceeds from this shop go to Fairwinds, Nantucket’s Counseling Center which provides affordable on-island mental health and recovery treatment.

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12 to 6 PM - Bountiful Thanksgiving Buffet Feast at The Nantucket Hotel

A lavish Thanksgiving buffet complete with all the trimmings in the Grand Ballroom. Live piano music, antique fire truck rides, and fun activities for youngsters. Seatings from noon to 6 pm. $72; $33 for ages 5-12; Free for under 5. Reservations required: 508-228-4730.

2 PM - Guided Walkabout at Gardner Farm

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

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Renew your sense of holiday cheer with this heartwarming production.Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. 5 N. Water Street, behind the Whaling Museum. Thursday shows are half-price.

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11 AM to 4 PM - Old South Wharf Raffle

Stroll along Old South Wharf and enter their Stroll Drawing for a basket filled with gifts at every participating shop you visit along the shell walkway. Drawing at 4 pm on Stroll Saturday, December 2.

11 AM to 6 PM - Nantucket Handmade Thanksgiving Craft Show

Find the Perfect Nantucket Gifts at the Nantucket Handmade Annual Thanksgiving Craft Show! Lots of local jewelry, paintings, pottery, soaps, belts, weaving and carved whales. Upstairs at 11 Centre Street. 508-680-4081.

12:30 to 2 PM - Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand

Meet the author of “Winter Solstice” and “The Identicals” and many other novels at a book signing in Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

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. See and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

3 PM - Two Piece Nastee Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

3 to 5 PM - Book Signing with Chris Matthews

Meet the author of “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit” at a book signing in Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

5 to 8 PM - Front Porch Live Music, Cocktails & Light Bites at The Nantucket Hotel

8 AM - Stump Swamp & Norwood Farm Guided Walkabout

Join us on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch for live music with guitarist Sean Lee and Fiddler Bobby McGuire. Warm & cozy blankets and a light bites menu and cocktails available. 508-228-4730; 77 Easton Street..

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. Registrater at: NantucketWalkabout.com

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Opening Reception: Holiday Small Works Exhibition

Celebrate the season at a festive reception for AAN’s Holiday Small Works Exhibition at the Artists Association Gallery, 19 Washington Street, just steps from Main. Show continues to December 24.

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Thanksgiving Holiday Reception at Susan Lister Locke Gallery ‘Tis the season to be thankful & gather with clients, family, & friends. Special evening hours with refreshment on the waterfront at 28 Easy Street.

10 AM to 5 PM - Festival of Wreaths

The Festival of Wreaths marks the start of the island’s winter holiday season. Visit the wreath display & see over 80 beautifully decorated wreaths in the Whaling Museum’s McCausland Gallery, 15 Broad St. Free.

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf.

10 AM to 6 PM - Cookie Decorating

Decorate cookies for the holiday with your family in the Nantucket Cookie Company at Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy & Broad sts. 508-228-5418.

10:30 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing with Leslie Linsley

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

7 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

Begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by original guide, it is 1 mi & 80 min long. No reservations needed, $20 or $15 for 65+ & Teens. $5 ages 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at corner of Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence at 6:50 pm. 508-332-0953

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Renew your sense of holiday cheer with this heartwarming production.Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. 5 N. Water Street, behind the Whaling Museum.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill

duction.Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. 5 N. Water Street, behind the Whaling Museum.

10 PM to 1 AM - Live DJ

Dance to the music at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26 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.

A 2-mi, 45 minute nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past historic mansions of Nantucket. $15, cash only. Meet at corner of Federal & India sts by Atheneum fence 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953

8 AM - Polpis Harbor Walkabout

Create your own custom wreath to decorate your home or to give as a gift. We provide all the supplies and instruction and tips, you get to be creative! In the Hayloft at Bartlett Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. $55.

10 AM to 2 PM - Festival of Wreaths

The Festival of Wreaths marks the start of the island’s winter holiday season. Visit the wreath display and see more than 80 beautifully decorated wreaths in the Whaling Museum’s McCausland Gallery, 15 Broad St. Free admission.

10 AM to 5 PM - Cookie Decorating

10 AM - Wreath Making Class

10AM to 5 PM - Festival of Wreaths

10 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Handmade Thanksgiving Craft Show

Find the Perfect Nantucket Gifts at the Nantucket Handmade Annual Thanksgiving Craft Show! Lots of local jewelry, paintings, pottery, soaps, belts, weaving and carved whales. Upstairs at 11 Centre Street. 508-680-4081.

10 AM to 6 PM - Cookie Decorating

Decorate cookies for the holiday with your family in the Nantucket Cookie Company at Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy & Broad sts. 508-228-5418.

10:30 AM - Great Writers on Nantucket

Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck and others were inspired by this magical island on a 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll. $20. $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens & $5 for 712. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts by Atheneum fence 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953

11 AM to 4 PM - Old South Wharf Raffle

Stroll along Old South Wharf and enter their Stroll Drawing for a basket filled with gifts at every participating shop you visit along the shell walkway. Drawing at 4 pm on Stroll Saturday, December 2.

12 to 2 PM - Small Business Saturday Winery Spotlight

Red wine at night, sailor’s delight. Red wine at morn, Pinot Noir and more. Enjoy the many selections Nantucket Vineyard currently has to offer. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street. epernaywines.com

1 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

2 PM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour

Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3-mi, 80-minute walking tour. For ages 13+. $20 or $15 for 65+ & Teens. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts by Atheneum fence 10 min. early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953

2:30 to 6:30 PM - Holiday Open House

Join us for surprise discounts, holiday sales, unique and special gifts, customizable products, tasty treats and libations. Holiday music and festive decor. Beauty & Beyond, 8 West Creek Road.

3 PM - Two Piece Nastee Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

3:15 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Walkabout

Hear how a massive chunk of glacial ice formed Polpis Harbor, about salt marshes, & how Native Americans & settlers used natural resources. Plus a gull’s eye view of Nantucket Harbor & Coatue. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

4-6 PM - Family Holiday Movie: ELF

Free screening of the family friendly movie “Elf” at the White Elephant Village Ballroom. Complimentary popcorn and hot cocoa.19 North Water Street.

5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live

Live music at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

7 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

Begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by original guide, it is 1 mi & 80 min long. No reservations needed, $20 or $15 for 65+ & Teens. $5 ages 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min early. 508-332-0953

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Renew your sense of holiday cheer with this heartwarming pro-

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Hear how a massive chunk of glacial ice formed Polpis Harbor, about salt marshes, & how Native Americans & settlers used natural resources. Plus a gull’s eye view of Nantucket Harbor & Coatue. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com The Festival of Wreaths marks the start of the island’s winter holiday season. Visit the wreath display and see more than 80 beautifully decorated wreaths in the Whaling Museum’s McCausland Gallery, 15 Broad St. Free admission. Decorate cookies for the holiday with your family in the Nantucket Cookie Company at Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy & Broad sts. 508-228-5418.

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf.

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

11 AM to 4 PM - Old South Wharf Raffle

Stroll along Old South Wharf and enter their Stroll Drawing for a basket filled with gifts at every participating shop you visit along the shell walkway. Drawing at 4 pm on Stroll Saturday, December 2.

2 to 4 PM - Jewelry Making Class

Learn to make beautiful jewelry. Register at 508-901-5032. Held at Akimbo Beads and Things, 119 Pleasant Street.

2:45 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Guided Walkabout

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

3 PM - Two Piece Nastee Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

10 PM to 1 AM - Live DJ

Dance to the music at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Sunset Hike: Shawkemo Hills

From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

9 to 11 AM - Indoor Pickleball

Drop-in indoor play in the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Sparks Avenue. Guest fee: $5. All levels of play welcome.

2 PM - Guided Walkabout at Gardner Farm

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

7 to 8 PM - Open Night at Loines Observatory

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

7 to 8 PM - Nantucket Toastmasters

A free public speaking club that develops communication & leadership skills in a safe place and encouraging environment. All welcome at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington Street 508-901-3367

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 8 AM - Sankaty Bluff Guided Walkabout

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

9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning for Ages 2-7

Fun & engaging songs, singing games and activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Nantucket Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street

10AM to 11 AM - Free Family Art Drop-In Class for Ages 2 to 5

Our youngest artists and their caregivers will explore various art media and fundamentals in a relaxed and inspiring setting. Details at NantucketArts.org or 508228-0722. AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr.

10 AM to 12 PM - Interwoven Stories Workshop

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6 to 7:30 PM - Free LVA English Classes

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf.

7 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

2 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 to 4 PM - Free Musicalizando for Ages 6-8

Games & activities accompany Brazilian songs with lyrics in Portuguese. Good for children who are forgetting Portuguese & speaking primarily English. Register at 508-228-3352 or lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

7 to 8 PM - Open Night at Loines Observatory

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

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 8 AM - Smith’s Point Guided Walkabout

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

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Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India Street

Begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by original guide, it is 1 mi & 80 min long. No reservations needed, $20 or $15 for 65+ & Teens. $5 ages 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min early. 508-332-0953

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Renew your sense of holiday cheer with this heartwarming production.Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. 5 N. Water Street, behind the Whaling Museum. Thursday shows are half-price.

10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke

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

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 NANTUCKET CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS STROLL WEEKEND

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on the island via a Coast Guard vessel and ride up Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage with the Town Crier. Carolers, bell ringers, student choirs, and other musicians perform.

8:30 to 10 AM - Free Beginner’s English Class

For those seeking to improve their English language skills. Class is free, open to all, conducted in English. No preregistration required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St.

12 PM - Rotary Luncheon

Weekly lunch meeting, visiting Rotarians welcome. Speaker: Robert McNeil III, Nantucket Public Works Director. Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road.

2 PM - Stump Swamp & Norwood Farm Guided Walkabout

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

3 to 4 PM - Bulgarian Folk Songs for Ages 2 to 10

Music concepts are introduced using traditional Bulgarian songs, folklore, dancing, and costume elements. The class is taught in Bulgarian and English. Free, but register at 508-228-3352 or email lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

3 to 4:30 PM - Minecraft Club

Space limited, call to register 508-228-1110. Atheneum, 1 India Street

4:30 to 7 PM - 4EZ Payments Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

6:30 to 8:30 PM - Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Bring a project pattern, yarn, needles & hooks. We help each other with directions & stitches. Beginners welcome. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Sunset Hike: Shawkemo Hills

From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

10 to 10:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 18-36 months Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.

10AM to 11 AM - Free Family Art Drop-In Class for Ages 2 to 5

Our youngest artists and their caregivers will explore various art media and fundamentals in a relaxed and inspiring setting. Details at NantucketArts.org or 508228-0722. AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr.

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf.

11 to 11:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 3+

Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street

12 PM - 8th Annual Benefit Art Show

This annual art show, hosted in Quidley & Company on Main Street, features many island artists. Sealed bidding continues to Saturday, December 2, with winners announced at 4pm. Proceeds benefit Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket; details at pascon.org

2 PM - Polpis Harbor Walkabout

Hear how a massive chunk of glacial ice formed Polpis Harbor, about salt marshes, & how Native Americans & settlers used natural resources. Plus a gull’s eye view of Nantucket Harbor & Coatue. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

4:30 PM - Buckle & Shake Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5 to 7 PM - Bittersweet Surrender: Italian Amaro

Understand Amaro with this tasting flight the depth and nuances that make these bittersweet herbal liqueurs so popular and the perfect aid to digestion after a big holiday meal. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street, epernaywines.com

5:15 to 6 PM - Kinder Chorus

Nantucket Musical Arts Center in Haddon Hall, 56 Centre Street. 508-228-3352

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

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

A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes. Ends at White Elephant, $15. Cash only. Meet at Federal & India sts. by Atheneum fence 10 min. early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953

9 to 11 AM - Indoor Pickleball

Drop-in indoor play in the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Sparks Avenue. Guest fee: $5. All levels of play welcome.

10 AM to 4 PM - Seventh Annual Basket Festival & Market

Weaving demonstrations, refreshments, free admission to the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, featuring the work of local weavers & museum members. 49 Union Street, a 5-minute walk from Main Street.

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf.

10 AM to 5 PM - Stroll Cashmere Sale

Make sure your gift is the favorite this season: stop in for up to 50% off soft and cozy cashmere. Island Cashmere, 32 Centre Street.

10 AM to 6 PM - Cookie Decorating

Decorate cookies for the holiday with your family in the Nantucket Cookie Company at Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy & Broad sts. 508-228-5418.

10 AM to 8 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

10:30 AM - Fifty Shades of Fabulous - The Story of Nantucket

Led by the 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl this 3/4 mi, 85 min. stroll tells the dynamic story of “the most important small town in American History.” $20. $15 for 65+ and Teens (13+). $5 for age 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts at 10:20am. No reservations necessary. 508-332-0953

11 AM - 8th Annual Art Show

This annual art show, hosted in Quidley & Company on Main Street, features many island artists. Sealed bidding continues to Saturday, December 2, with winners announced at 4pm. Proceeds benefit Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket; details at pascon.org continued on page 32


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11 AM to 4 PM - Annual Christmas Stroll Fun & Raffle

Stop by G.S. Hill Gallery and The Nantucket Pearl Company at 40 Straight Wharf to celebrate the holidays with refreshments and their annual raffle drawing. Drawing held at 4 pm on Stroll Saturday, Dec. 2.

11 AM to 4 PM - Old South Wharf Raffle

Stroll along Old South Wharf and enter their Stroll Drawing for a basket filled with gifts at every participating shop you visit along the shell walkway. Drawing at 4 pm on Stroll Saturday, December 2.

11 AM to 4 PM - Stroll Celebration with Goodies

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7 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

Begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by original guide, it is 1 mi & 80 min long. No reservations needed, $20 or $15 for 65+ & Teens. $5 ages 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min early. 508-332-0953

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Renew your sense of holiday cheer with this heartwarming production.Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. 5 N. Water Street, behind the Whaling Museum.

8 PM - The Weight Band Performing Live

Performing songs of THE BAND, The Weight Band is keeping the spirit and the music alive that helped define an era. Tickets $50 to $60; 860-810-0332. Performance in The Dreamland, 17 South Water Street.

Celebrate Christmas Stroll with Lorene at Ireland Galleries on Old South Wharf. She’ll be serving holiday treats and offering special goodies and special sale items.

8 to 10:30 PM - Teen Night

Up to 50% off one-of-a-kind, select jewelry & Love Shack items. Don’t miss the exclusive Alp-N-Rock Christmas Stroll Henley. 10 Old South Wharf.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2

11 AM to 4 PM - End-of-Year Blowout Sale at The Love Shack

11 AM to 4 PM - Annual Holiday Sale & Refreshments at Freedman’s

Enjoy butter cookies and Swedish Glogg while you shop for gifts up to 50% off! Freedman’s at 14 Centre Street

11 AM to 4 PM - Holiday Studios Open House

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Activities for teens at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, 61 Sparks Avenue

NANTUCKET CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS STROLL WEEKEND

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on the island via a Coast Guard vessel and ride up Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage with the Town Crier. Carolers, bell ringers, student choirs, and other musicians perform.

Stroll through the studios at 2 Union Street (just steps off Main) for holiday cheer and to shop for beautiful handcrafted jewelry by island artisans.

11:30 AM to 2 PM - Christmas Stroll Lunch at The Nantucket Hotel

Special a la carte Stroll lunch at Breeze Restaurant in The Nantucket Hotel. Relax around the cozy fire pits in our glass-enclosed Indoor/Outdoor Terrace. Lunch Reservations suggested: 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com.

12 to 2 PM - Four Roses Single Barrel Tasting

Our Chief Tasting Officer Kirk worked with Four Roses to create a single barrel, private label bottling. Taste & enjoy the uniqueness of this award-winning Single Barrel Bourbon. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach St. epernaywines.com

1 to 7 PM - Christmas Stroll Craft Show

More than 40 Nantucket craftspeople will sell a variety of wares from ornaments, textiles, pottery, floral arrangements, woven items, wooden items and much more! Preservation Institute, upstairs at 11 Centre St.

2 PM - Guided Walkabout at Gardner Farm

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

2 PM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour for Ages 13+

Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3-mi, 80-min walking tour. $20 or $15 for 65+ & Teens. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts by Atheneum fence 10 min. early. No reservations required.

2 to 9 PM - Christmas Stroll Trunk Show at The Nantucket Hotel

Vipul Arts hand-crafted jewelry trunk show in The Nantucket Hotel. Vipul Arts jewelry ranges from antic-dull finish jewelry to contemporary, high-polish pieces. 77 Easton Street, Downtown.

3 PM - Jeff Tuohy Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

8 AM - Stump Swamp & Norwood Farm Guided Walkabout

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

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

A 2-mi, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15, cash only. Meet at Federal & India sts by Atheneum fence 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953

9 to 11 AM - Cookie Decorating

Decorate cookies for the holiday with your family in the Nantucket Cookie Company at Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy & Broad sts. 508-228-5418.

9 AM to 5 PM - Christmas Stroll Craft Show

More than 40 Nantucket craftspeople will sell a variety of wares from ornaments, textiles, pottery, floral arrangements, woven items, wooden items and much more! Preservation Institute, upstairs at 11 Centre St.

3 to 5 PM - Champagne Campaign Tasting

9:30 AM to 2 PM - Used Book Sale

3 to 6 PM - Christmas Stroll Live Music on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch

9:30 AM to 3 PM - St. Paul’s Christmas Market

Bring your bubbly personality & your effervescent friends to this fun & festive event to learn more about & taste this luxury libation from the northernmost wine region of France. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street, epernaywines.com Join us on Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch before your Stroll dinner for live music with guitarist Sean Lee and Fiddler Bobby McGuire. Warm and cozy blankets, a light bites menu, & cocktails. 508-228-4730, 77 Easton Street..

5 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

Begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by original guide, it is 1 mi & 80 min long. No reservations needed, $20 or $15 for 65+ & Teens. $5 ages 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min early. 508-332-0953

5 to 7 PM - Holiday Open House

Join us for surprise discounts, holiday sales, unique and special gifts, customizable products, tasty treats and libations. Holiday music and festive decor. Beauty & Beyond, 8 West Creek Road.

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Cool Yule Holiday Party

Browse through hundreds of previously enjoyed books and media for all ages at great prices! Materials are organized by category to make browsing easy and fun. $2 for hardcovers and $1 for paperbacks. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St. Fantastic gifts, antiques, handmade items, holiday wreaths and greens, homemade baked goods, Christmas decorations, and more. Sit down for a hot lunch featuring soup, chili, hot dogs, quiche, salad, and desserts from 11 am to 2:30 pm. All at St. Paul’s Church, 16 Fair Street.

10 AM - Wreath Making Class

Create your own custom wreath to decorate your home or to give as a gift. We provide all the supplies and instruction and tips, you get to be creative! In the Hayloft at Bartlett Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. $55.

10 AM - Fifty Shades of Fabulous - The Story of Nantucket

Led by the 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl this 3/4 mi, 85 min. stroll tells the dynamic story of “the most important small town in American History.” $20. $15 for 65+ and Teens (13+). $5 for age 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts at 9:50am. No reservations necessary. 508-332-0953

Annual holiday party and reception in the Artists Association Gallery, 19 Washington Street.

10 AM to 11 AM - Book Signing with Hadley & TJ Douglas with Gabriel Frasca

Stroll down to Easy Street & celebrate the start of the Holiday Season. Susan Lister Locke Gallery, on the waterfront at 28 Easy Street.

10 AM to 3 PM - Christmas Stroll Market

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Stroll Holiday Celebration at Susan Lister Locke Gallery 5:30 to 9 PM - Christmas Stroll Dinner at The Nantucket Hotel

A special a la carte Stroll Menu; afterward, relax by our cozy fire pits in our glassenclosed Indoor/Outdoor Terrace. Reservations suggested: 508-228-4730 or e-mail

Meet the authors of “Drink Progressively: A Bold New Way to Pair Wine with Food” at a book signing in Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. Hot food, handcrafted gifts, merchandise in an open air market at the foot of Main Street. Sponsored by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. continued on page 47


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Dining Guide

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

Nantucket Vineyard

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

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

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

Bakeries Nantucket Bake Shop

Holidays 2017

508-228-3700 35 Centre Street

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

Brewery, Distillery, Vineyard Cisco Brewers 508-325-5929 Mon-Sat 10am-last call at 7pm; Sun noon-last call at 6pm 5 Bartlett Farm Road Tastings, tours, live music and good times! Dogs, kids, and snacks welcome! At CISCO BREWERS we make BIG, all-grain beers in our tiny brewery using traditional methods, fine malts, and whole hops. Located next to the Triple Eight Distillery, home of the “Triple Eight Vodka,” and Nantucket Vineyard, we are the only local producer of fresh beer, delicious wine, and smooth vodka. Take the free shuttle from Visitor Services: every 15 min from noon to 6:30pm or park in our new lot just past the Brewery on the right. ciscobrewers.com

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

508-325-5929 5 Bartlett Farm Road

ciscobrewers.com 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.

Clubs & Entertainment Rose & Crown

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

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

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

Coffee Shops The Bean

508-228-6215

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

Handlebar Café

Open daily fro 6:30am -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-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 and see us!  handlebar.coffee

Check out our Nantucket holiday gift guide at Nantucket.net/shopping/gift-guide.php!


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Own Curry section of the menu allows you to pair a protein with any of their six favorite curries. The entree section of the menu is especially tempting, with dishes like Kai Yad Sai (Thai-style Egg Fu Yung) and Ram Rong Song. While the menu is extensive, every dish is prepared well and fresh to order, so call ahead to take home or to the beach, or sit at a table in the ice rink lobby and enjoy a taste of Thailand. siamtogonantucket.com

Dining Guide Light Food & Take-Out Bartlett’s Farm

Open daily plus online shopping Fresh baked goods, foods-to-go, fresh produce

508-228-9403 33 Bartlett Farm Road

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

Centre Street Bistro

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

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 2 pm; Sunday 6am to 1pm 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

Holidays 2017

508-228-4095 27 Fairgrounds Road

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

Siam to Go

508-228-SIAM (7426) Lunch Mon-Fri 11am to 2pm; Dinner Mon-Sat 4 to 8pm Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln Thai Cuisine made with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices

SIAM TO GO offers an appealing selection of authentic Thai cuisine that is light, fresh, and traditional. The menu includes Thai curries, noodle and rice dishes, and house specialties, offered with a choice of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, fried tofu, or vegetables. The Create Your

Sophie T’s Pizza 508-325-6265 Open Mon-Sun.11:30am-9pm 7 Dave St, in Nantucket Commons Pizza, pastas, salads, subs, sandwiches, wraps & more.

Something fresh is always cooking at SOPHIE T’S PIZZA. Islanders and visitors alike have made Nantucket’s perennial blue-ribbon favorite their dining destination for dining in or take out for over 16 years. New York style thin crust, crispy flatbread, or gluten-free choices beg for your special topping creations. SOPHIE T’s Pizza offers the most varied choice of fresh, bountiful salads, buffalo wings, pasta, daily specials, and an array of subs, sandwiches, and wraps that come fully dressed and toasted, if you wish. Call ahead for fast take-out. Daily specials available on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @sophietspizza. Sophie T’s Pizza is located mid-island at 7 Dave St. in Nantucket Commons with plenty of parking. Stop by for a menu and see if you sophietspizza.com 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 Japaneseinspired and Asian-fusion. Vegetarian Dishes are also available and they can alter the level of spiciness to suit for individual taste. Local favorites include Fresh Rolls, Drunken Noodles, and their variety of Curries. You can dine in the cozy dining room, or order ahead for takeout. Catering services are available. ackthaihouse.com

Markets Bartlett’s Farm

508-228-9403 Bartlett Farm Road

Open daily plus online shopping Groceries, fresh produce, food-to-go

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

Restaurants Brant Point Grill

508-325-1320

Festive Meals for Thanksgiving & Christmas Stroll Drink in the View...Join the Scene! 50 Easton St, harborside at the White Elephant Celebrate the holiday season while overlooking Nantucket Harbor at White Elephant’s BRANT POINT GRILL. They serve the island’s finest steaks, freshest seafood, and creative Chef’s Specialties. For Thanksgiving, they serve breakfast from 8-10 am and a sumptuous buffet dinner from 11am to 7pm. Christmas Stroll Weekend, they are open Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, December 1-3 for dinner and live music. Sunday brunch from 10am to 2 pm. Once you’ve dined overlooking the harbor, you’ll know why this is the place to come time and time again when on island. The dress is casual whatever time of day or night you stop by. brantpointgrill.com

Breeze Restaurant

Special Holiday Events New England Coastal Cuisine

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

Come and be a part of the magic this holiday season at BREEZE Restaurant and The NANTUCKET HOTEL 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. Special meals during the holiday season include Thanksgiving Buffet on November 23 from noon to 6 pm; Holly Jolly Christmas Stroll lunches, dinners, Sunday Brunch Dec. 1, 2, & 3; festivities on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (some with Santa!); and the famous Gala New Year’s Eve SNOW BALL, Holiday Dinner, and separate Kids’ Ball. Call us or visit thenantuckethotel.com for details and reservations or tickets. breezebarandcafe.com

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

Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar 508-228-6005 Open daily 5:30am-9pm 14 Airport Road at the Nantucket Airport Biggest portions & great food at the best prices; Free & Easy Parking “Fly into CROSSWINDS...where our huge portions and delicious daily specials will keep your


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

Downyflake

Open daily 6 am to 2 pm; Sunday 6am to 1pm 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. Fresh squeezed juices, homemade soups, deli sandwiches, hot comfort food entrees. 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 pmLunch Mon-Sat 11:30am to 2:30 pm 20 Broad Street Where chic meets casual comfort.

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 Tues-Sat. from 5 pm Global Cuisine, Glorious Libations, Glamorous Staff

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

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 Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday from 5 pm and Sunday Brunch is served from 10:30am to 2pm. The Proprietors bar opens at 5 pm. proprietorsnantucket.com

Rose & Crown

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

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

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draft beer selection on the island and for our scratch-made cuisine served continuously from 11:30 am, with great food at reasonable prices! We serve delicious favorite finger foods and entrees, 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 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. theroseandcrown.com

The Seagrille

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

508-325-5700 45 Sparks Avenue

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! theseagrille.com

Siam to Go

508-228-SIAM (7426) Lunch Mon-Fri 11am to 2pm; Dinner Mon-Sat 4 to 8pm Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln Thai Cuisine made with fresh ingredients at reasonable prices SIAM TO GO offers an appealing selection of authentic Thai cuisine that is light, fresh, and traditional. The menu includes Thai curries, noodle and rice dishes, and house specialties, offered with a choice of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, fried tofu, or vegetables. The Create Your Own Curry section of the menu allows you to pair a protein with any of their six favorite curries. The entree section of the menu is especially tempting, with dishes like Kai Yad Sai (Thai-style Egg Fu Yung) and Ram Rong Song. While the menu is extensive, every dish is prepared well and fresh to order, so call ahead to take home or to the beach, or sit at a table in the ice rink lobby and enjoy a taste of Thailand. siamtogonantucket.com

Sophie T’s Pizza 508-325-6265 Open Mon-Sun.11:30am-9pm 7 Dave St, in Nantucket Commons Pizza, pastas, salads, subs, sandwiches, wraps & more.

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

Thai House Nantucket

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

508-680-1522 118 Old South Road

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

Seafood

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 Tuesday through Saturday 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

Holidays 2017

Souza’s Seafood

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

508-228-9140 23 Trotter’s Lane

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

Wine & Spirits Epernay Wine & Spirits

1 North Beach Street; 508-228-2755 Nov. Hours: 12-7pm Daily & extended hrs for Thanksgiving, clsd Thanksgiving Day. Dec. Hours: noon-6pm & extended hrs for Stroll, Christmas, & New Years weekends 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 tastings every Thursday evening and throughout Stroll Weekend. Mention this ad for 20% OFF your Champagne Purchase - in-stock items only (valid through 12.31.2017). @epernaywines | #YesWayEpernay epernaywines.com


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Island Fun & Shopping Antiques The Antiques Depot

508-228-1287 2 South Beach St

Open daily; join us for holiday cheer! One of Nantucket’s oldest & finest antique shops

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

Apparel & Accessories ACK 4170TM

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

ACK4170.com

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

Blue Beetle

Open Daily - new gifts for the holidays! 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

Open Daily - STROLL CASHMERE SALE 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. Don’t miss our Stroll Cashmere SALE with up to 50% off!

Johnstons of Elgin

Cashmere Knitwear & Accessories Luxurious European cashmere

508-228-5450 4 Federal Street

A deluxe cashmere collection of contemporary styles by Johnstons of Elgin, John Laing of Hawick, Rani Arabella, 27 Miles Malibu, Zynni, and more. Knitwear, dresses, jackets, ponchos, wraps, capes – easy but elegant for your Nantucket evenings. johnstonscashmere.com

Murray’s Toggery Shop

Mon-Sat. 10 to 5; Sun. 10 to 4, Extended Hours for Stroll Classic & Updated Clothing for Men, Women, & Children

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, where recreational shopping in this multilevel store is a real experience. MURRAY’S is multi-faceted. MURRAY’S is exciting. Go in and see their creatively designed displays of the newest in-season merchandise. MURRAY’S is fashion. Their buyers comb the markets for the tasteful assortment of clothes, shoes, and accessories they carry, all of which are tempered with a traditional, upbeat, and long lasting flair. See their full-page advertisement in this paper for the extensive lines of merchandise they carry. They also feature MURRAY’S Nantucket Reds™: the name of their exclusive pants, shorts, skirts and toddler overalls made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For well over 50 years these pants have been the mark of the “in-the-know” island lovers. MURRAY’S IS Nantucket. Our extended hours for Christmas Stroll Weekend are Friday, Dec. 1 from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 am to 7 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 10 am to 5 pm. Nantucketreds.com

Nantucket Whaler TM Apparel

Open daily Comfortable clothing designed on Nantucket & made in America

617-WHALERS 5 Old South Wharf

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

Open daily year-round Sportswear for all ages

Holidays 2017 508-228-1030 17 Main Street Box 538, Nantucket, MA 02554

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

O & Co.

Open daily - great gifts for the holidays! across from the side of The Dreamland

774-333-5197 12 Oak Street

Right in the heart of town, O&Co specializes in Nantucket apparel and gifts, hostess and home gifts, as well as affordable clothing from sizes xs to 3x. You’ll find us at 12 Oak Street across from the side of the Dreamland Theater. Please like us on Facebook. 774-333-5197.

Peter Beaton

down the discreet little boardwalk on Federal Street

508-228-8456 16.5 Federal Street

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

Remy Creations

Open for the holiday season December 1, 2, & 3 Lifestyle line of clothing & accessories

16 Old South Wharf

Stunning shawls for all seasons, gorgeous cashmere sweaters, must have dresses, beautiful accessories, unique gifts and all the apparel and accessories you need for summer and for holiday giving. Always stunning and great colors. Join us during Christmas Stroll weekend, serving traditional clam chowder and raw bar treats from 1-5pm on Stroll Saturday. RemyCreations.com

Art Reproduction, Posters, & Printing The UPS Store 508-325-8884 Open Mon-Sat Large format Digital Printing, Family Photos, Posters, & more Locally owned and operated New location, same great service: 61 Old South Road THE UPS STORE has moved! Stop by their new location at 61 Old South Road for high quality, full color art reproductions. You’ll hardly tell the difference! The banners and posters they print for you will get your message across—stop in and see their samples! THE UPS STORE also offers a wide variety of copy and print services, including b&w and color copies, output from disks, wide format printing, laminating, collating, and a full range of finishing services. Their professional service and expert advice is unmatched. Also, they have off-street parking. THE UPS STORE: let them help you!

Artists & Galleries Artists Association of Nantucket

Open daily Check the Calendar for openings

508-228-0294 19 Washington St.

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

Open daily. Annual Stroll Drawing Dec 2 at 4 pm 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

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


Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket

Made on Nantucket

Open Weekends till Christmas Eve Handcrafted Gifts exclusively at Made on Nantucket

Vol. 47 No. 22 • Yesterdaysisland.com 508-228-0110 18 Old South Wharf

MADE ON NANTUCKET is open at 18 Old South Wharf. Don’t miss our collection of pre-owned Nantucket art — new this season! We also offer paintings, prints, and photographs by island artists, including Lu Page, Andrew Jackson, Sam Lyon, Terry Walsh, Garth Grimmer, Brian Araujo, Bill Dickson, Rod Cole, and Lisa Maxell, and a Small selection of work by Donn Russell. Jewelry by Beth Borzilleri, Anne Terry, Kathleen Duncombe, Sarah Hutton, and Amy Burrough. We carry Art Glass Nantucket plaques and ornaments by ackfire studios. We have the largest collection of vintage Bakelite in the East, featuring jewelry, kitchenware, and barware. We also offer vintage American Indian jewelry (dead pawn). Open from 11 am weekends through Christmas Eve, with extended hours for Stroll: 10am to 6 pm on Fri, Dec. 1; 10am to 7pm on Sat.,Dec. 2; 10am to 6pm on Sun. Dec. 3.

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 508-332-2553. mikilovett.com

Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

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

508-325-7463 167 Orange Street

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

Pete’s Fresh Fish Prints

The only genuine Nantucket Gyotaku

508-325-1842 17 Old South Wharf

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

Bike Rentals Young’s Bicycle Shop

508-228-1151 Steamboat Wharf

Open daily 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 “CycleLogical way” to see Nantucket Island. Watch for the famous sidewalk sign with the revolving wheel. youngsbicycleshop.com

Books & Publications CALL NANTUCKET 508-228-9165 ext. 110 The fully searchable Nantucket telephone book for your cell phone The island’s “Little Black Book” Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554 CALL NANTUCKET is the fully searchable version of The Nantucket Directory: the island’s telephone book. Know who you’re looking for? Search our White Pages for the number. Not sure who to call? Browse our Yellow Pages to choose the best company to call! Our app is FREE TO DOWNLOAD for iPhones, Android, and tablets. NantucketDirectory.com

The Lighthouse Santa

A Nantucket Christmas Story The perfect holiday gift!

Available in island shops

THE LIGHTHOUSE SANTA by Sara Hoagland Hunter, illustrated by Julia Miner, is a “must have” book for your Nantucket collection! Inspired by a true story, this is a classic Christmas tale. On a stormy Christmas Eve, a child waits at her home in Great Point Lighthouse... will Santa make it to this remote island outpost? Buy your copy at Mitchell’s Book Corner and Nantucket Bookworks. Meet the author and illustrator at a Stroll booksigning, December 2 from noon to 1 pm at Mitchell’s Book Corner on Main Street.

Holidays 2017

The Look Book

available at island shops AND in an app!

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Nantucket Scavenger Hunt in a Book

THE LOOK BOOK, a SCAVENGER HUNT in a book and now on a new app, is a great way to discover the island of Nantucket! Entertainment for the children while parents enjoy strolling thru town. Interesting facts about Nantucket, games to play, and the inside scoop to the guidebook. Nobby Clothes Shop. The Toy Boat, Mitchell’s Book Corner, Bookworks, The Hub, and Nantucket Whaler are all places you will find the book. Download the app at www.thelookbookhunt.com. Enter our Christmas Stroll contest Dec. 1-3 to win a set of the Look Book Scavenger Hunt Series. www.thelookbookhunt.com

Murphy the Dog - Sealed with a Kiss

Written & Illustrated by Henry Roberts

A new Nantucket book for children

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

Yesterday’s Island

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

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

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

Bookstores Mitchell’s Book Corner

Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm & Sun 11am to 4pm See Calendar of Events for our book signings

508-228-1080 54 Main Street

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

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

508-228-4000 25 Broad Street

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

Car Rentals Affordable Rentals

Open daily Cars, jeeps, mopeds

508-228-3501 6 South Beach Street

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

Young’s Bicycle Shop

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

508-228-1151 Steamboat Wharf

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


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Island Fun & Shopping Children’s Apparel Murray’s Toggery Shop

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Mon-Sat. 10 to 5; Sun. 10 to 4, Extended Hours for Stroll Classic & Updated Accessories for Men & Women

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, where recreational shopping in this multilevel store is a real experience. MURRAY’S is multi-faceted. MURRAY’S has an entire department devoted to children’s fashion. They also feature MURRAY’S Nantucket Reds™: the name of their exclusive pants, shorts, skirts and toddler overalls made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For well over 50 years these pants have been the mark of the “in-the-know” island lovers. MURRAY’S IS Nantucket. Our extended hours for Christmas Stroll Weekend are Friday, Dec. 1 from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 am to 7 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 10 am to 5 pm. Nantucketreds.com

Holidays 2017

Sweet Inspirations Artisan Chocolates

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

Consignment & Thrift Island Treasures

508-228-0789 17B North Beach Street

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

Cigars Gray Lady Smoke Shop

Open Weekends for the Holiday Season with Special Sales! Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties!

508-901-9399 upstairs at 2 Union St

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 Street (just steps off Main Street, behind Ralph Lauren), or call to arrange a cigar bar for your reception, celebration, wedding, or island event. Don’t miss our huge holiday sale, and ask about our Cigar Bar for your next party. AckGrayLady.com

Classes & Workshops Artists Association of Nantucket

508-228-0294 24 Amelia Drive

Open daily Classes & Workshops for all ages

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

610-780-1640

Life and success skills coaching info@marshaegan.com

508-228-5814 Zero India Street

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

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

Contests Date Night Dinner & a Movie Contest

Click on the banner at Nantucket.net for entry forms win a gift card to Dune & 2 movie vouchers

Nantucket.net

To enter the DATE NIGHT DINNER & A MOVIE CONTEST, hunt for the links on 8 different pages of Nantucket.net. And while you are there, explore the island online. You may enter once from each of the 8 pages, but not multiple times from the same page. More entries will increase the chance that your name will be drawn!

NANTUCKET PHOTO CONTEST

NEXT Deadline is Sept. 17, 2018 See winners & entries online at Nantucket.net

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

This annual photo contest is a popular way to share your photos of Nantucket with the world. Entries to the 2017 Contest are now being judged. If you missed this year’s deadline, you can still enter for 2018 — next DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 17, 2018. We accept copyright-free images of Nantucket present and past. Email your entries to ACKPhotoContest@gmail.com or mail us a CD or thumb drive with electronic images from your digital camera. If you send us digital images, please make sure they are high-resolution. You can even mail in your prints of Nantucket Island. Visit Nantucket.net to see a great selection past entries and winners. nantucket.net/photos/contests.php

Share the Love Wedding Photo Contest

Share photos of your wedding and win cash!

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

MARSHA EGAN, CSP, PCC, is known as “The Success Strategist” — a professional certified coach, she offers a variety of consulting, coaching, and workshops. For details, visit MarshaEgan.com. Join her upstairs at Mitchell’s Book Corner on Main Street for talks. For more information on upcoming talks, visit CoachingatTheCorner.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 www.NantucketWeddings.com and to use for promotional purposes, so do not send copyrighted photos. nantucketweddings.com

Confections

Copying, Mailboxes, Shipping

Aunt Leah’s Fudge

Free sample available: just ask!

508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

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

The UPS Store

Open Monday - Saturday Locally owned and operated

508-325-8884 New location, same great service: 61 Old South Road

Nantucket’s UPS STORE has moved! Stop by their new location at 61 Old South Road for 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!


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Sweet Inspirations Artisan Chocolates

Craft Show Christmas Stroll Crafts Show

508-228-5755

Friday, Dec. 1 from 1-7 pm; Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 am-5 pm upstairs at 11 Centre Street, Preservation Institute Representing 40 Island Artisans & Craftspeople Friday, December 1 from 1-7pm and Saturday, December 2 from 9am-5pm, the ANNUAL CHRISTMAS STROLL CRAFTS SHOW will be held downtown in the Preservation Institute, upstairs at 11 Centre Street. More than 40 of Nantucket’s favorite artisans will be selling ornaments, textiles, pottery, dry floral arrangements, fine jewelry, baskets, paintings, wood carvings, and more. There’s something for everyone on your list at Nantucket’s longest running crafts show.

Nantucket Handmade Annual Thanksgiving Craft Show Preservation Hall, 11 Centre Street, 2nd floor Nov. 24 from 11am to 6 pm; Nov. 25 from 10am to 5pm Jewelry, Pottery, Textiles, Confections, Art, & Gifts

This annual two-day crafts show — NANTUCKET HANDMADE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CRAFT SHOW — highlights island artists, food producers, and craftspeople and offers the perfect opportunity to shop in one place for handcrafted jewelry, pottery, textiles, confections, fine art, and more. Gifts galore by the Nantucket Artisans Collective! Held downtown in Preservation Institute, upstairs at 11 Centre Street on Friday & Saturday, November 24 and 25.

Cranberry Products Aunt Leah’s Fudge

Free sample available: just ask!

Holidays 2017

508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

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

Open year-round Award-Winning Artisan since 1981

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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

Employment Opportunities Transportation Security Officers Great jobs on Nantucket

1.877.872.7990 Call or apply online at https://tsajobs.tsa.dhs.gov

Now hiring Transportation Security Officers at Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK). No experience required. Full and part-time pay rate starting at $20.75 per hour plus federal benefits • paid, ongoing training. U.S. Citizenship required. Equal opportunity employer. Please apply online at https://tsajobs.tsa.dhs.gov or text “ACK” to 95495 or call 1.877.872.7990. https://tsajobs.tsa.dhs.gov

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


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Island Fun & Shopping center has a fabulous selection of plants, flowers, pottery, fountains, statues, garden structures, and garden accessories. ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM...where home and garden meet. arrowheadfurniture.com

Gifts Beauty and Beyond

Open Daily; see calendar for our Holiday Open Houses Apparel, accessories, and gifts galore!

508-228-6245 8 West Creek Road

You know BEAUTY & BEYOND for their fabulous nail salon, but did you know they have a wide selection of unique gifts for everyone on your list? From cozy scarves and gloves, wraps and sweaters, to jewelry and home decor, you’ll discover items you won’t find anywhere else on Nantucket! Imagine how grandma will love using hand soap customized with that cute photo of all the grandkids. Or bring gifts to holiday parties customized for each host! BEAUTY & BEYOND is hosting 4 Holiday Open Houses with treats, special sales, and surprise discounts: check the calendar in this paper for dates and times.

Freedman’s of Nantucket

Open Daily - Annual Holiday Stroll SALE Gifts, Sculptures ,and Home & Garden Accessories

508-228-3291 14 Centre Street

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

Gray Lady Smoke Shop

Open Weekends for the Holiday Season with Special Sales! Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties!

508-901-9399 upstairs at 2 Union St

Hill’s of Nantucket

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

Nantucket Handmade Annual Thanksgiving Craft Show

Preservation Hall, 11 Centre Street, 2nd floor Nov. 24 from 11am to 6 pm; Nov. 25 from 10am to 5pm Jewelry, Pottery, Textiles, Confections, Art, & Gifts

This annual two-day crafts show — NANTUCKET HANDMADE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CRAFT SHOW — highlights island artists, food producers, and craftspeople and offers the perfect opportunity to shop in one place for handcrafted jewelry, pottery, textiles, confections, fine art, and more. Gifts galore by the Nantucket Artisans Collective! Held downtown in Preservation Institute, upstairs at 11 Centre Street on Friday & Saturday, November 24 and 25.

Nantucket Throw

508-228-0437 Available in Murray’s Toggery Shop 62 Main Street The Nantucket Throw—carefully crafted and perfect for boat, home, or beach Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S TOGGERY SHOP, where recreational shopping in their multilevel store is a real experience. In addition to ongoing carefully selected quality merchandise, Murray’s features the NANTUCKET THROW. This 100% cotton, predyed and jacquard-woven throw is specially designed for Murray’s and covered in typically Nantucket symbols and themes. It’s available in two color combinations: navy/natural and taupe/natural. The Nantucket Throw is a perfect souvenir and suitably sized for your boat, beach, or home. Our extended hours for Christmas Stroll Weekend are Friday, Dec. 1 from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 am to 7 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 10 am to 5 pm. Nantucketreds.com

Signs, Banners, & Posters

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

Open Monday - Saturday

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, behind the Ralph Lauren shop. Don’t miss our huge holiday sale, and ask about our Cigar Bar for your next party. AckGrayLady.com

Holidays 2017

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

Handcrafted Leather s•mac designs

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

handcrafted with love…30 miles out to sea. Find me at Thanksgiving & Stroll Shows and at December Delight Or order online smacdesigns.com Gift certificates now available!

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. Stop by Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2 for a free raffle ticket — our annual Stroll Drawing is 4pm on Saturday, December 2. gshill.com

s•mac designs offers a selection of unique handcrafted leather goods, including clutch handbags, wristlets, wallets, and totes. Sarah makes all of the items in her island home studio and sells exclusively at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market on Saturdays from June to October. During November and December, you can find Sarah and her leatherwork at the Thanksgiving Show on Nov. 24 & 25, the Christmas Stroll Craft Show on Dec. 1 & 2, and at the December Delight on Dec. 9. Custom orders can be placed online.

Open daily. Annual Stroll Drawing Dec 2 at 4 pm Unusual and Original Nantucket Theme Gifts

Made on Nantucket

Open Weekends till Christmas Eve Handcrafted Gifts exclusively at Made on Nantucket Jewelry, Bakelite, Art Glass, & much more

508-228-0110 18 Old South Wharf

MADE ON NANTUCKET has a large selection of gifts. Jewelry by Beth Borzilleri, Kathleen Duncombe, Anne Terry, and Amy Burrough. We carry Art Glass Nantucket plaques and ornaments by ackfire studios. We have the largest collection of vintage Bakelite in the East, featuring jewelry, kitchenware, and barware. Now carrying vintage Lucite purses. This season we are featuring pre-owned Nantucket art. Open from 11 am weekends through Christmas Eve, with extended hours for Stroll: 10am to 6 pm on Fri, Dec. 1; 10am to 7pm on Sat.,Dec. 2; 10am to 6pm on Sun. Dec. 3.

Nantucket Boat Basin Authentic Shop

Annual Holiday Sale - up to 50% off select items 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. Don’t miss our ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE with up to 50% off. Stop by and get your authentic Christmas Stroll knit scarf before they’re all gone! nantucketboatbasinshop.com

Nantucket Carving & Folk Art

Open Year-Round Residential & Commercial Signs, Quarterboards

508-325-7463 167 Orange Street

As you walk along the cobblestone streets of Nantucket you see Paul & Jean’s handiwork at every turn, from traditional to whimsical—they are responsible for many of the beautiful signs

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


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Home Decor Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

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

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

508-228-3291 14 Centre Street

Open Daily - Annual Holiday Stroll SALE Creative Gifts and Home Accessories

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.

Home Media, Theatre, Sound Systems Jobe Systems

508-332-1508 25A Old South Road

Visit our on-island Experience Center Home Theatres, Sound Systems, Media Integration

For more than 8 years on Nantucket, JOBE SYSTEMS has offered island homeowners the elegance and simplicity of discrete sound, quality lighting design, motorized shades, and hidden media systems at our on-island Experience Center. Our award-winning custom electronics firm specializes in providing our residential and commercial clients with lifestyle enhancing electronic systems. Our highly experienced team of in-house dedicated professionals are certified and trained in their individual disciplines. Our goal is to ensure that JOBE SYSTEMS affords its customers the most intuitive, integrated, and easy-to-use custom lifestyle solutions available today. We’re located on Nantucket, and also have locations in Houston, Chicago, San Diego, and Portland. jobesystems.com

Inns & Hotels White Elephant

508-228-2500 50 Easton Street

Open April-December Historic Waterfront Hotel on Nantucket

An island landmark, the iconic WHITE ELEPHANT is one of the finest luxury hotels on Nantucket where you are immersed in island charm and elegance. Edging Nantucket Harbor, our waterfront resort features chic, light-filled rooms, suites, garden cottages, and in-town lofts with balconies and magnificent harbor views. whiteelephanthotel.com

Internet Nantucket.net

508-228-6777

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

Island Apps ACK Weather

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

Your telephone book for Nantucket

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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

Holidays 2017

FREE download for IOS and Android

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

Nantucket Preservation Trust

Your support matters! Don’t erase the past...give your gift today!

508-228-1387 PO Box 158, Nantucket, MA 02554

Join us as we celebrate 20 years helping to preserve Nantucket’s architectural heritage for present and future generations — become a member of NANTUCKET PRESERVATION TRUST today! Your support is needed more than ever as we start a new chapter. Visit our website to learn more about all we do: NantucketPreservation.org nantucketpreservation.org

Jewelry ACK 4170TM

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

ACK4170.com

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

Akimbo Beads & Things

Beautiful Custom Jewelry Nantucket’s Bead Shop NOW with Custom Jewelry

508-901-5032 119B Pleasant Street

AKIMBO, Nantucket’s bead shop, has beautiful custom jewelry as well as all the supplies you’ll need to create your own. You’ll find gemstones and pearls, and beads of glass, ceramic, and metal. Findings include ear wires, clasps, toggles, jump rings, and crimping materials as well as leather, cord, hemp, wire, and ribbon for stringing. Put together a custom “kit” to give to someone who loves to do it themselves or buy one of the original jewelry creations ready to wrap and give! akimbobeads.com

Beachside Nantucket

Open Daily - Customer Appreciation Sale Fashionably beautiful and precious

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

Open Daily Jewelry & Gifts

508-228-3227 12 Main Street

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

Clay Twombly

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

G. S. Hill Gallery

Open daily. Annual Stroll Drawing Dec 2 at 4 pm Home of the Nantucket Pearl Company

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

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

Jennifer Greenwood Jewelry

Open daily 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,


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Island Fun & Shopping 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

Open daily 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

508-228-0229 21 Centre Street

Open daily Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry

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

Jola

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

508-325-6999 29 Centre Street

Stop by JOLA’s jewelry design studio at 29 Centre Street to see her new NANTUCKET DOG TAGS, available in sterling silver or in gold. JOLA’s latest creations is ARROWHEAD JEWELRY in silver or gold, and MERMAIDS transformed into pendants and bracelets. JOLA invites you to view her jewelry designs in 18K and 14K gold, unusually combined with gems and pearls. Since Jola makes all of her goldsmithing on location, you may often witness the artist at work with the flaming torch. JOLA’s work shows a wide interest in different styles of jewelry...through balance, affirmation of life, and perfection, she manifests the power of Nature in her designs. The magic, mystery, and romance in JOLA’s work is inspired by 18th century art and architecture...Come and discover the extraordinary... jolasjewelry.com

The Love Shack

Open for Christmas Stroll with BLOWOUT SALE 10 Old South Wharf Handcrafted pendants, charms, bracelets, cufflinks, rings & other jewelry LOLA™ pendants were made to wear and share. When you give a LOLA™ pendant you give a part of your heart, and your own connected story that goes with the giving. That’s why we offer beautiful, handmade packaging with a story card that goes with each piece. Our packaging is hand crafted just like our jewelry, using only recycled papers and natural ties. Visit us during Christmas Stroll weekend for our End-of-Year Blowout Sale: up to 50% off select items! And pick up our exclusive Alp-N-Rock show stopper Christmas Henley. lolacompany.com

Nantucket Pearl Company

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

508-228-1353 online and at 40 Straight Wharf

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

Susan Lister Locke Gallery

Inspired and Creative Jewelry New season, new look!

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

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

Holidays 2017

Massage & Spa Services Life Massage & Spa

508-221-5412 13C Amelia Drive

Walk-ins welcome or call for an appointment Winter Specials and Gift Cards for Holiday Gifts

Claribel and her staff are here to make your vacation time more pleasant and relaxing. They will bring comfort and tranquility to your home, boat, or hotel. Come see them at 13C Amelia Drive, offering full spa services. Now taking appointments for facials, bikini and Brazilian waxing, underarm and leg waxing, brow and lip waxing, manicures and pedicures, as well as for massages. Gift certificates available — perfect for birthdays and special events. acklifemassage.net

Movies & Theatre Dreamland Foundation

Fun for the Whole Family, Movies & More! More than just a movie theatre

508-332-4822 17 South Water Street

The Nantucket Dreamland Foundation is dedicated to enriching the cultural and intellectual life of Nantucket by providing year-round films, educational programs, and a venue for activities that engage Nantucket in the evolving world of digital entertainment and education in one of America’s oldest theaters. NantucketDreamland.org

Museums & Sites Nantucket Basket Festival & Market

508-228-1177

10am to 4 pm on Friday, Dec. 1 & Saturday, Dec. 2 Gifts from traditional to the unexpected 49 Union Street, a short walk from Main St. Weaving Nantucket’s past into its future, the NANTUCKET LIGHTSHIP BASKET MUSEUM is THE place to go to learn about this island craft and why these baskets are so treasured. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the Lightship Basket’s significance for future generations. Located in the historic district, the Museum is a five minute walk from lower Main Street. Parking available. Don’t miss the 7th annual Nantucket Basket Festival & Market, 10 am to 4 pm on Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2. Enjoy weaving demonstrations, refreshments, free admission to the museum. One-of-a-kind baskets by island weavers will be on sale! nantucketlightshipbasketmuseum.org

Nantucket Historical Association

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

508-228-1894 15 Broad Street

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

Nursery Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

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

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM has a spacious garden center with a fabulous selection of plants, flowers, pottery, fountains, statues, garden structures, and garden accessories. In addition, their indoor showroom carries the largest selection of indoor & outdoor furniture on the island, featuring teak, aluminum patio sets and more. Stop by their location near the airport, just beyond 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

Salons On-Glaze

Open daily; call for your appointment Upscale nail salon and more!

508-228-6245 8 West Creek Road

For 25 years, ON-GLAZE has delivered award winning, innovative nail services on Nantucket. Having developed services that incorporate the utmost safety and sanitation standards, there really is no choice when considering nail services on Nantucket. Offering an amazing selection of custom, unique products and specializing in both natural and artificial nails, On-Glaze should be your “go to” spot for both nail services and unique gifts. Stop by to pick up a gift certificate or custom gift for that special someone today!


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Shoes Island Cashmere

508-228-7611 32 Centre Street

Open Daily 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

Mon-Sat. 10 to 5; Sun. 10 to 4, Extended Hours for Stroll 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 multi-faceted. MURRAY’S is exciting. Go in and see their creatively designed displays of the newest in-season merchandise. MURRAY’S is fashion. Their buyers comb the markets for the tasteful assortment of clothes, shoes, and accessories they carry, all of which are tempered with a traditional, upbeat, and long lasting flair. See their full-page advertisement in this paper for the extensive lines of merchandise they carry. They also feature MURRAY’S Nantucket Reds™: the name of their exclusive pants, shorts, skirts and toddler overalls made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For well over 50 years these pants have been the mark of the “in-the-know” island lovers. MURRAY’S IS Nantucket. Our extended hours for Christmas Stroll Weekend are Friday, Dec. 1 from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 am to 7 pm, and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 10 am to 5 pm. Nantucketreds.com

Nobby Shop

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

Open daily year-round Sportswear for all ages

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

Smoke Shop Gray Lady Smoke Shop

Open Weekends for the Holiday Season with Special Sales! Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties!

508-901-9399 upstairs at 2 Union St

Special Events 508-228-5755

Friday, Dec. 1 from 1-7 pm; Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 am-5 pm upstairs at 11 Centre Street, Preservation Institute Representing 40 Island Artisans & Craftspeople Friday, December 1 from 1-7pm and Saturday, December 2 from 9am-5pm, the ANNUAL CHRISTMAS STROLL CRAFTS SHOW will be held downtown in the Preservation Institute, upstairs at 11 Centre Street. More than 40 of Nantucket’s favorite artisans will be selling ornaments, textiles, pottery, dry floral arrangements, fine jewelry, baskets, paintings, wood carvings, and more. There’s something for everyone on your list at Nantucket’s longest running crafts show.

Festival of Trees

December 1-31; closed Christmas Day More than 80 festively decorated trees on display

508-228-1894 Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

The Nantucket Historical Association again presents the holiday magic of their 22nd Annual Festival of Trees. The festival opens to the public on Friday, December 1 from 10 am to 8 pm, and continues Fridays-Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm. The display is closed on Christmas Day. Don’t miss our special Night of Holiday Magic from 5-8 pm on Saturday, December 9. nha.org

Festival of Wreaths

508-228-1894

Preview Party Nov. 21; Display Nov. 22, 24, 25, 26 Wreaths on display in the Whaling Museum

The Nantucket Historical Association again presents the holiday magic of their annual FESTIVALS WREATHS. The festive preview party is Tuesday, November 21 from 5-7pm; tickets $50. The Festival of Wreaths opens on Nov. 22 at 10am and continues Friday and Saturday,

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November 24 and 25 from 10 to 5 pm. Sunday, November 26, the festival is open from 10am to 2pm, when the Silent Auction Winners will be announced. The festival is held in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. The display is closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. nha.org

Nantucket Atheneum Cold Turkey Plunge

508-228-1110

Accepting pledges through Thanksgiving A Thanksgiving Tradition to help the Atheneum

The Annual COLD TURKEY PLUNGE is almost here! This annual Atheneum fundraiser features hundreds of spectators and swimmers who brave the cold waters at Children’s Beach on Thanksgiving morning to benefit the Weezie Library for Children. Pick up a plunge card to participate in the Annual Cold Turkey Plunge at firstgiving.com/nantucketatheneum nantucketatheneum.org/

Nantucket Handmade Annual Thanksgiving Craft Show

Preservation Hall, 11 Centre Street, 2nd floor Nov. 24 from 11am to 6 pm; Nov. 25 from 10am to 5pm Jewelry, Pottery, Textiles, Confections, Art, & Gifts

This annual two-day crafts show — NANTUCKET HANDMADE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING CRAFT SHOW — highlights island artists, food producers, and craftspeople and offers the perfect opportunity to shop in one place for handcrafted jewelry, pottery, textiles, confections, fine art, and more. Gifts galore by the Nantucket Artisans Collective! Held downtown in Preservation Institute, upstairs at 11 Centre Street on Friday & Saturday, November 24 and 25.

St. Paul’s Christmas Market

Saturday, December 2 from 9:30 am to 3 pm Shopping, Lunch, and Tea Time

St. Paul’s Church, 20 Fair Street

ST. PAUL’S CHRISTMAS MARKET is a great place to do your shopping and to relax on Stroll Saturday with a hot lunch or afternoon tea. Just a few steps off Main Street at 16 Fair Street, the Christmas Market is from 9:30 am to 3 pm on Stroll Saturday, December 2. Fabulous gifts, antiques, linens, handcrafted specialty items, baked goods, and Christmas greens and decorations will all be for sale. From 11 am to 2:30 pm, you can sit down for a hot lunch: choose from chowder, chili, quiche, hot dogs, salad, and dessert. You’ll find us around the corner from Murray’s Toggery Shop, a few steps up Fair Street.

Sunglasses Summer Shades

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 Street (just steps off Main Street, behind Ralph Lauren), or call to arrange a cigar bar for your reception, celebration, wedding, or island event. Don’t miss our huge holiday sale, and ask about our Cigar Bar for your next party. AckGrayLady.com

Christmas Stroll Crafts Show

Holidays 2017

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 IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE 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. Their production of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Radio Play, opens Thanksgiving day and runs through December 9. It’s the perfect feel-good play for the holidays! Tickets are on sale at whiteherontheatre.org and 508-825-5268. All Thursday shows are half-price! Founded in New York and reborn on Nantucket, the White Heron Theatre Company’s goal is to make theatre truly transformative. whiteherontheatre.org

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

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.

Tours - Walking 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”


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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”

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

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.

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Tours by Bike Nantucket Bike Tours

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

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

Transportation Boat Hy-Line Cruises

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

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

WorD SEArCH

Steamship Authority

508-228-0262 1 Steamboat Wharf

Reservations: Daily: 7:30am - 4pm

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

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

Wine & Spirits Epernay Wine & Spirits

1 North Beach Street; 508-228-2755 Nov. Hours: 12-7pm Daily & extended hrs for Thanksgiving, clsd Thanksgiving Day. Dec. Hours: noon-6pm & extended hrs for Stroll, Christmas, & New Years weekends 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 tastings every Thursday evening and throughout Stroll Weekend. Mention this ad for 20% OFF your Champagne Purchase - in-stock items only (valid through 12.31.2017). @epernaywines | #YesWayEpernay epernaywines.com

Believe

Merry

Sparkle

Giving

Ornaments

Thanksgiving

Holidays

Rejoice

Tradition

Santa

Winter

Food

New Years

Bells

Gathering

Celebrate

Hanukkah

Christmas

Home

Resolutions

Lights

Snow

Caroling Cheers Family

Festive

Joyful

Peace

Stroll

Thankful Trees

Wishes

Year Round | BYOB bring your own beer or wine to complement our menu

Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday 5:30-9:30pm Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-2pm Breakfast: Sat & Sun 8am-1pm

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10 AM to 4 PM - Seventh Annual Basket Festival & Market

Weaving demonstrations, refreshments, free admission to the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, featuring the work of local weavers & museum members. 49 Union Street, a 5-minute walk from Main Street.

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special Stroll a la Carte Luncheon Menu at Breeze Restaurant. Warm up by our cozy fire pits in our glass-enclosed Indoor/Outdoor Terrace. Lunch Reservations suggested: 508-228-4730 or e-mail fb@thenantuckethotel.com.

11:45 AM - Town Crier Rings In Stroll

Nantucket’s Town Crier officially rings in the annual Christmas Stroll on Main Street. Follow him to Straight Wharf to greet Santa. Sponsored by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce.

10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

10 AM to 5 PM - Stroll Cashmere Sale

Make sure your gift is the favorite this season: stop in for up to 50% off soft and cozy cashmere. Island Cashmere, 32 Centre Street.

10:30 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing with Wendy Rouillard

Meet the author of the Barnaby Bear series at a book signing in Barnaby’s Place, the kids’ cafe in Nantucket Bookworks, 25 Broad Street, with a special appearance by Barnaby from 11 to 11:30 am.

11 AM - 8th Annual Art Show

This annual art show, hosted in Quidley & Company on Main Street, features many island artists. Sealed bidding continues to Saturday, December 2, with winners announced at 4pm. Proceeds benefit Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket; details at pascon.org

11 to 11:45 AM - Live Entertainment for Stroll

Performances by local musicians and actors on Main Street. Sponsored by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce.

11 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing with Renee Pembroke

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

11 AM to 4 PM - Annual Christmas Stroll Fun & Raffle

Stop by G.S. Hill Gallery and The Nantucket Pearl Company at 40 Straight Wharf to celebrate the holidays with refreshments and their annual raffle drawing. Drawing held at 4 pm.

11 AM to 4 PM - Holiday Studios Open House

12 to 1 PM - Book Signing with Sara Hoagland Hunter & Juliet Miner

Meet the author & illustrator of “The Lighthouse Santa” a book signing in Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

12 to 2 PM - Holiday Spritz + Glitz Tasting

Aperol Spritz, this most famous Italian cocktail, is bright orange in color, has a unique refreshing taste & is low in alcohol. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street, near Nantucket Hotel & The White Elephant. epernaywines.com

12 to 6 PM - Front Porch Christmas Stroll Live Entertainment

Join us on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch for live music. Matt Hutchinson will be performing from noon to 3 pm and Sean Lee will be playing the acoustic guitar accompanied by Bobby McGuire on the fiddle from 3 to 6 pm. Warm and cozy blankets, a light bites menu, & cocktails. 77 Easton Street. 508-228-4730.

Stroll through the studios at 2 Union Street (just steps off Main) for holiday cheer and to shop for beautiful handcrafted jewelry by island artisans.

1 to 2 PM - Book Signing with Nancy Thayer

Stroll along Old South Wharf and enter their Stroll Drawing for a basket filled with gifts at every participating shop you visit along the shell walkway. Drawing at 4 pm on Stroll Saturday, December 2.

1 to 5 PM - Celebrate Stroll with Chowder & Raw Bar

11 AM to 4 PM - Old South Wharf Raffle

11 AM to 4 PM - Stroll Celebration with Goodies

Celebrate Christmas Stroll with Lorene at Ireland Galleries on Old South Wharf. She’ll be serving holiday treats and offering special goodies and special sale items.

11 AM to 4 PM - Annual Holiday Sale & Refreshments at Freedman’s

Enjoy butter cookies and Swedish Glogg while you shop for gifts up to 50% off! Freedman’s at 14 Centre Street

11 AM to 4 PM - End-of-Year Blowout Sale at The Love Shack

Up to 50% off one-of-a-kind, select jewelry & Love Shack items. Don’t miss the exclusive Alp-N-Rock Christmas Stroll Henley. 10 Old South Wharf.

11 AM to 9 PM - Christmas Stroll Trunk Show at The Nantucket Hotel

Meet the author of “A Very Nantucket Christmas” and “Secrets in Summer” at a book signing in Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. Join the staff at REMY as they celebrate Christmas Stroll with traditional clam chowder and a raw bar at their shop, 16 Old South Wharf.

2 PM - Sankaty Bluff Guided Walkabout

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

2 PM - Great Writers on Nantucket

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

2 to 3 PM - Book Signing with Nathaniel Philbrick

Meet the author of “Ben’s Revolution” and “Valient Ambition” as well as many other books at a book signing in Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

Vipul Arts hand-crafted jewelry trunk show in The Nantucket Hotel. Vipul Arts jewelry ranges from antic-dull finish jewelry to contemporary, high-polish pieces. 77 Easton Street, Downtown.

2 to 6 PM - Cookie Decorating

Make The Nantucket Hotel a merry stop during your Stroll festivities & enjoy a

2 to 6 PM - Stroll Stocking Stuffers Social at Susan Lister Locke Gallery

11:30 AM to 3 PM - Christmas Stroll Lunch at The Nantucket Hotel

Decorate cookies for the holiday with your family in the Nantucket Cookie Company at Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy & Broad sts. 508-228-5418. Surprise sales on select items starting at $50 at the Susan Lister Locke Gallery, on the waterfront at 28 Easy Street. 508.228.2132, susanlisterlocke.com

3 PM - Jeff Tuohy Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

3 to 4 PM - Book Signing with Steven Axelrod

Meet the author of “Nantucket Red Tickets” a book signing in Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

3 to 5 PM - Sommelier Sips for the Holidays

Advanced Sommelier & Certified Wine Educator Jenny Benzie teaches you the tricks to fool-proof wine pairings for your holiday meal with top wine choices. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N. Beach Str, near Nantucket Hotel. epernaywines.com

4 to 5 PM - Book Signing with Elin Hilderbrand

Meet the author of “Winter Solstice” and “The Islanders” as well as many other books at a book signing in Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street.

4:30 to 6 PM - Free Concert: Musical Christmas Stocking

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5 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

Begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by original guide, it is 1 mi & 80 min long. No reservations needed, $20 or $15 for 65+ & Teens. $5 ages 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min early. 508-332-0953

5 to 3 PM - Christmas Stroll Dinner at The Nantucket Hotel

Get into the Christmas Stroll spirit by joining us for a special, a la carte Stroll dinner at Breeze restaurant. Afterward, relax by our cozy fire pits in our glass-enclosed Indoor/Outdoor Terrace. Reservations suggested: 508-228-4730, 77 Easton Street.

7 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

Begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by original guide, it is 1 mi & 80 min long. No reservations needed, $20 or $15 for 65+ & Teens. $5 ages 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min early. 508-332-0953

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Renew your sense of holiday cheer with this heartwarming production.Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. 5 N. Water Street, behind the Whaling Museum.

8 to 10:30 PM - Sean Lee and The Band Performs Live

Local live music in the Brant Point Grill Lounge in The White Elephant Hotel, Easton Street.

10 PM to 1 AM - Live DJ

Dance to the music at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3

NANTUCKET CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS STROLL WEEKEND

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on the island via a Coast Guard vessel and ride up Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage with the Town Crier. Carolers, bell ringers, student choirs, and other musicians perform.

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vide all the supplies and instruction and tips, you get to be creative! In the Hayloft at Bartlett Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. $55.

10 AM to 2 PM - Holiday Stroll Sunday Brunch

Buffet Brunch with Waffles & Pancakes, omelets, raw bar, carving station. Kid’s Corner with chicken tenders, PBJ, pizza and an ice cream cart. Live music by PJ Moody. $59. Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-325-1320

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf.

10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees An island tradition features communitycrafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

10 AM to 5 PM - Stroll Cashmere Sale

Make sure your gift is the favorite this season: stop in for up to 50% off soft and cozy cashmere. Island Cashmere, 32 Centre Street.

10:30 AM - Fifty Shades of Fabulous - The Story of Nantucket

Led by the 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl this 3/4 mi, 85 min. stroll tells the dynamic story of “the most important small town in American History.” $20. $15 for 65+ and Teens (13+). $5 for age 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts at 10:20am. No reservations necessary. 508-332-0953

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

11 AM to 2 PM - Pet Photos with Santa

Have your pet photographed with Santa by a professional photographer at Strong Wings, 9 Nobadeer Farm Road. Suggested donation of $25 for this fundraiser for Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals.

11 AM to 2 PM - Christmas Stroll Brunch with Live Music at The Nantucket Hotel

Enjoy a spectacular Sunday Brunch at Breeze Restaurant in The Nantucket Hotel. Listen to live music in our glass-enclosed Indoor/Outdoor Terrace & relax by our glowing fire pits. Reservations suggested: 508-228-4730. 77 Easton Street.

11 AM to 3 PM - Holiday Open House 7 AM to 1 PM - Benedict Sunday

Join us for surprise discounts, holiday sales, unique and special gifts, customizable products, tasty treats and libations. Holiday music and festive decor. Beauty & Beyond, 8 West Creek Road.

Savor one of several special versions of Eggs Benedict every Sunday morning at The Downyflake, new specials each week. 18 Sparks Ave.

11 AM to 4 PM - Annual Holiday Sale & Refreshments at Freedman’s

From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

11 AM to 9 PM - Christmas Stroll Trunk Show at The Nantucket Hotel

8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Sunset Hike: Shawkemo Hills

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 Federal & India sts. by Atheneum fence 10 min. early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953

9 AM to 5 PM - Cookie Decorating

Decorate cookies for the holiday with your family in the Nantucket Cookie Company at Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy & Broad sts. 508-228-5418.

9:30 APM - Advent Lessons & Carols

The First Sunday in Advent, the 9:30 service will be Advent Lessons & Carols and the Holy Eucharist. The short lessons tell stories from the fall of humanity through the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus, followed by carols and anthems. Join us as we continue to prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of Christmas. St. Paul’s Church, 20 Fair Street

10 AM - Wreath Making Class

Create your own custom wreath to decorate your home or to give as a gift. We pro-

Enjoy butter cookies and Swedish Glogg while you shop for gifts up to 50% off! Freedman’s at 14 Centre Street Vipul Arts hand-crafted jewelry trunk show in The Nantucket Hotel. Vipul Arts jewelry ranges from antic-dull finish jewelry to contemporary, high-polish pieces. 77 Easton Street, Downtown.

12 to 2 PM - Triple Eight Sunday Bloody Funday Tasting

A tasting celebration of the classic Sunday brunch cocktail featuring local Triple Eight Distillery’s Organic Vodka mixed with their Nantucket-inspired gourmet Bloody Mary Mix. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N. Beach Street. epernaywines.com

2 PM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour

Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3-mi, 80-minute walking tour. For ages 13+. $20 or $15 for 65+ & Teens. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts by Atheneum fence 10 min. early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953

2 to 4 PM - Jewelry Making Class

Learn to make beautiful jewelry. Register at 508-901-5032. Held at Akimbo Beads and Things, 119 Pleasant Street.

2:45 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Guided Walkabout

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first 15 children, each accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Tickets at the Children’s Desk, when the library opens. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.

Smith’s Point alternates between including Esther’s Island. Islanders still refer to Esther’s Island as Smith’s Point, but this temporary island has separated and reconnected to Nantucket several times. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

4:30 to 7 PM - 4EZ Payments Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5:30 to 7:30 PM - Teen Improv

3 PM - Jeff Tuohy Performs Live

3 to 5 PM - Ho-Ho-Rojo: Seeing Red Wine Tasting

Don your best red suit and get ready for some holiday fun & reindeer games (but be sure to keep yourself off the naughty list). Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street, near Nantucket Hotel & The White Elephant. epernaywines.com

4 to 5 PM - NMC Jazz Band Holiday Concert

Mixed selections of holiday and jazz standards performed by Nantucket’s community Jazz Band. Suggested donation (members free). Summer Street Church, 1 Summer Street.

5 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. Teen Improv with Jasper Young. Come & get your funny on! Learn & play improv games that are useful for drama, dance & everyday life. No experience necessary; free for teens grades 6-12. Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India Street. Registration is required at www.nantucketatheneum.org Or 508-228-1110

6:30 to 8:30 PM - Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Bring a project pattern, yarn, needles & hooks. We help each other with directions & stitches. Beginners welcome. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street

7 PM - High School Band & Chorus Concert

Nantucket High School auditorium, 10 Surfside Road

Begun in 1998, Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by original guide, it is 1 mi & 80 min long. No reservations needed, $20 or $15 for 65+ & Teens. $5 ages 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min early. 508-332-0953

7 to 9 PM - Free Classic Christmas Film: Meet Me in St. Louis

Celebrate the last dinner of the 2017 season at Brant Point Grill with 50% off all food, while it lasts. Reservations: 508-325-1320. White Elephant Hotel, Easton St.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Renew your sense of holiday cheer with this heartwarming production.Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. 5 N. Water Street, behind the Whaling Museum.

10AM to 11 AM - Free Family Art Drop-In Class for Ages 2 to 5

5:30 PM - Half Price Food at Brant Point Grill

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”

The film stars Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien. The story is divided into seasonal vignettes, starting with Summer 1903, that tell the story of a year in the life of the Smith family in St. Louis. Great Hall of Nantucket Atheneum 1 India Street.

10 to 10:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 18-36 months Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.

Our youngest artists and their caregivers will explore various art media and fundamentals in a relaxed and inspiring setting. Details at NantucketArts.org or 508228-0722. AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr.

8 to 10:30 PM - Sean Lee and The Band Performs Live

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Wreath Raffle

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4

11 to 11:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 3+

Local live music in the Brant Point Grill Lounge in The White Elephant Hotel, Easton Street.

9 to 11 AM - Indoor Pickleball

Drop-in indoor play in the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Sparks Avenue. Guest fee: $5. All levels of play welcome.

7 to 8 PM - Nantucket Toastmasters

A free public speaking club that develops communication & leadership skills in a safe place and encouraging environment. All welcome at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington Street 508-901-3367

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning for Ages 2-7

Fun & engaging songs, singing games and activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Nantucket Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street

10AM to 11 AM - Free Family Art Drop-In Class for Ages 2 to 5

Our youngest artists and their caregivers will explore various art media and fundamentals in a relaxed and inspiring setting. Details at NantucketArts.org or 508228-0722. AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr.

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf.

3 to 4 PM - Free Musicalizando for Ages 6-8

Games & activities accompany Brazilian songs with lyrics in Portuguese. Good for children who are forgetting Portuguese & speaking primarily English. Register at 508-228-3352 or lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

5:30 PM - Christmas Party for VFW Members & Volunteers

Open to veterans & all who have supported the VFW this year. There will be reindeer games and ugly sweater contest, yankee swap. If you would like to donate food or gifts, call DoraLee Nolan 221-3611. VFW Post 8608, 22 New South Road.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Dance(Sing) Movement for Ages 10 mos to 3 yrs.

Creative movement class with yoga and dance instructor Marjory Trott. Limited to first 15 children, each accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Tickets at the Children’s Desk, when the library opens. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf.

12 PM - Rotary Luncheon

Weekly lunch meeting, visiting Rotarians welcome. Speaker: Hannah Montgomery, Program Director, Mentoring Youth Nantucket. Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road.

3 to 4 PM - Bulgarian Folk Songs for Ages 2 to 10

Music concepts are introduced using traditional Bulgarian songs, folklore, dancing, and costume elements. The class is taught in Bulgarian and English. Free, but register at 508-228-3352 or email lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

3:15 to 4 PM - Free Dance(Sing) Movement for Age 3 to 5

Creative movement class with yoga and dance instructor Marjory Trott. Limited to

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Stop by and purchase a raffle ticket to win a Set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet on a Wreath. Tickets $1 ea. OR 12 for $10. All Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund, Winners will be notified. 41 Straight Wharf Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street

4 to 6 PM - Trailblazers on the Oregon Wine Scene Tasting

With a diverse variety of grape varieties and wines that will satisfy anyone’s palate, this tasting of white and red wines from Oregon will highlight boutique growerproducers who are steadfast stewards of their land for generations. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street, epernaywines.com

4:30 PM - Buckle & Shake Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5:15 to 6 PM - Kinder Chorus

Nantucket Musical Arts Center in Haddon Hall, 56 Centre Street. 508-228-3352

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Renew your sense of holiday cheer with this heartwarming production.Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. 5 N. Water Street, behind the Whaling Museum. Thursday shows are half-price.

10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke

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

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 9 to 11 AM - Indoor Pickleball

Drop-in indoor play in the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Sparks Avenue. Guest fee: $5. All levels of play welcome.

10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

3 to 4 PM - Library Lego Challenge for Ages 5-10

The library will supplies the Lego bricks and a challenge to complete. Program is free but space is limited. Please register for only one session per month. Registration is required: nantucketatheneum.org

4 PM - The Mighty Pines Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5:30 to 6:30 PM - Free Pajamas & Pizza Storytime

Pizza, pajamas, and stories for families with children 5 years & younger at The Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St. Cosponsored with the Nantucket Community School, Early Childhood Education. Call NCS at 508-228-7285 ext. 1166 to register.

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Renew your sense of holiday cheer with this heartwarming production.Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. 5 N. Water Street, behind the Whaling Museum.

8 to 10:30 PM - Teen Night

Activities for teens at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, 61 Sparks Avenue

10 PM to 1 AM - Live DJ

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 9 AM to 3 PM - December Delight

Work by local artisans and homemade treats for sale. Benefit for the NHS Senior Class. Held in the Nantucket High School, 10 Surfside Rd.

10 to 11 AM - Library Lego Challenge for Ages 5-10

The library will supplies the Lego bricks and a challenge to complete. Program is free but space is limited. Please register for only one session per month. Registration is required: nantucketatheneum.org

10 AM to 5 PM - Home for the Holidays

Refreshments and entertainment through town, plus double red tickets given for each $25 spent at participating merchants. Sponsored by the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce. Shop local!

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf.

10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

traditional carols. Suggested donation (members free). First Congregational Church on 62 Centre Street.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 9 to 11 AM - Indoor Pickleball

Drop-in indoor play in the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Sparks Avenue. Guest fee: $5. All levels of play welcome.

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Wreath Raffle

Stop by and purchase a raffle ticket to win a Set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet on a Wreath. Tickets $1 ea. OR 12 for $10. All Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund, Winners will be notified. 41 Straight Wharf

6:30 PM - Accidentals & Naturals Holiday Dessert Cabaret

Nantucket High School, 10 Surfside Road. 508-228-7280

7 to 8 PM - Nantucket Toastmasters

A free public speaking club that develops communication & leadership skills in a safe place and encouraging environment. All welcome at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington Street 508-901-3367

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

Happy Hanukkah! 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning for Ages 2-7

Fun & engaging songs, singing games and activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Nantucket Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

10AM to 11 AM - Free Family Art Drop-In Class for Ages 2 to 5

Get personal advice from our in-house Sommeliers for the perfect beverage giftgiving ideas and sample wines straight from our cellar at this Nantucket “Home for the Holidays” tasting event. Double red tickets for every $25 spent in-store. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street. epernaywines.com

12 PM - Ladies Luncheon

12 to 2 PM - Home for the Holidays: Winter Wine-derland

12 to 3 PM - Christmas Party for Nantucket Children

The Nantucket Police Charitable Association hosts it’s annual Christmas party for Nantucket families today. Photos with Santa, refreshments, and presents for the kids. Free for all at the Nantucket VFW, 22 New South Road.

4 PM - The Mighty Pines Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

4:30 PM - Free Holiday Performance

The Bulgarian Education Center celebrates its Annual Christmas Show with a variety of Christmas themed dances, plays, poems, and songs performed by its students.See the children’s talents, sample traditional Bulgarian cuisine, and get a slice of Bulgarian culture in the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street

5 to 8 PM - A Night of Holiday Magic

This annual event features music, storytelling, and holiday crafts set against the backdrop of the beautiful Festival of Trees. During the final portion of the program, the museum lights will be lowered and guests will be invited to stroll through the museum to enjoy the shimmering trees. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

7:30 PM - White Heron Theatre Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. Renew your sense of holiday cheer with this heartwarming production.Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. 5 N. Water Street, behind the Whaling Museum.

10 PM to 1 AM - Live DJ

Dance to the music at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 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.

10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

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

1 to 2 PM - Monthly Tea for Expectant Mothers

Today’s topic is Caring for You. Doula & midwife Sunny Daily discusses making time during the busy season to care for you and your growing baby and on learning how to overcome the common discomforts of pregnancy. $10 per class; register at NantucketCommunitySchool.org or 508-228-7285 x 1166.

2 to 4 PM - Jewelry Making Class

Our youngest artists and their caregivers will explore various art media and fundamentals in a relaxed and inspiring setting. Details at NantucketArts.org or 508228-0722. AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr. Open to all women. Cost of lunch payable to Faregrounds. There will be a yankee swap. RSVP to Doralee 221-3611.

5 to 7:30 PM - Mixed Media Tuesday - Holiday Spirit

Join island artist Bee Shay for a little creating of holiday magic: quick ornaments and gift tags using mixed media techniques. No experience needed. Preregistration for this adult program is required at nantucketatheneum.org.

6 PM - Free Community Dinner

Nantucket Community Dinners are an opportunity for Nantucket locals to gather together to share a meal, to serve, and be served, and to take a moment out of our busy and sometimes stressful lives to be united in love. All are welcome (firstcome, first-served; limited seating). American Legion Hall, Washington Street.

6 to 7:30 PM - Student Holiday Recital

Nantucket Music Center students perform in Nantucket Hotel Ballroom in the Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street. Suggested donation.

7 to 9 PM - Free Classic Christmas Film: White Christmas

a 1954 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen and featuring the songs of Irving Berlin, including a new version of the title song, ‘White Christmas’, first introduced by Crosby in the film Holiday Inn. Showing in Great Hall of Nantucket Atheneum 1 India Street.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf.

12 PM - Rotary Luncheon

Weekly lunch meeting, visiting Rotarians welcome. Speaker: Jason Graziadei, Public Information Officer, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Healthy Nantucket 2020. Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road.

2:45 to 4:15 PM - Festive Fall Workshop for Kids

Today kids age 7 to 11 will work on a holiday themed crafts and create a gift to take home. Fee $30 + $10 for materials. Register at https://nantucketcommunityschoolregister.asapconnected.com/ClassDetail.aspx?pk=957665

3 to 4 PM - Bulgarian Folk Songs for Ages 2 to 10

Music concepts are introduced using traditional Bulgarian songs, folklore, dancing, and costume elements. The class is taught in Bulgarian and English. Free, but register at 508-228-3352 or email lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

3:15 to 4 PM - Free Dance(Sing) Movement for Age 3 to 5

Creative movement class with yoga and dance instructor Marjory Trott. Limited to first 15 children, each accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Tickets at the Children’s Desk, when the library opens. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.

4:30 to 7 PM - 4EZ Payments Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

Learn to make beautiful jewelry. Register at 508-901-5032. Held at Akimbo Beads and Things, 119 Pleasant Street.

6:30 to 8:30 PM - Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

7 PM - “Blue Christmas” at St. Paul’s

3 PM - The Mighty Pines Performs Live

4 to 5 PM - NMC Community Chorus Holiday Concert

Nantucket Music Center Choral Concert featuring holiday music including a few

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one who has suffered the loss of a loved one, a job, or a place to live. There is space for feelings of grief, anxiety, and frustration as this service moves us out of sadness into hope. St. Paul’s Church, 20 Fair Street

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 10 to 10:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 18-36 months Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.

10AM to 11 AM - Free Family Art Drop-In Class for Ages 2 to 5

Our youngest artists and their caregivers will explore various art media and fundamentals in a relaxed and inspiring setting. Details at NantucketArts.org or 508228-0722. AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr.

11 to 11:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 3+

Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street

4 to 6 PM - Tinto, Rosso + Rough: A Red Wine Tasting

Light & fruity, middle-of-the-road rugged, dark & brooding, or somewhere between, red wine has many different expressions to pair with food. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street, epernaywines.com

4:30 PM - Buckle & Shake Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5:15 to 6 PM - Kinder Chorus

Nantucket Musical Arts Center in Haddon Hall, 56 Centre Street. 508-228-3352

7 PM - Movie: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Showing in The Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water St.

7 PM - Paint Nite at Nantucket Hotel: “Stolen Sleigh”

10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

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

11 AM to 2 PM - Christmas Sunday Brunch with Santa at The Nantucket Hotel

Meet & greet jolly Santa Claus at our fun Sunday Brunch with many Christmas specials in the Breeze restaurant. After confiding your Christmas Wish List to Santa, relax in our glass-enclosed Indoor/Outdoor Terrace and relax by our glowing fire pits. Reservations suggested: 508-228-4730 ; 77 Easton Street.

2 to 4 PM - Jewelry Making Class

Learn to make beautiful jewelry. Register at 508-901-5032. Held at Akimbo Beads and Things, 119 Pleasant Street.

3 PM - Chris & Ricky Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5 PM - Nantucket Christmas Pageant

Live re-enactment of the Old Testament prophesies and the birth of the Christ Child by the Pageant Players; singing by a community chorus. A special traditional event for all to celebrate Christmas in the historic Summer Church. First Congregational Church, 62 Centre Street. Free with donations accepted at the door.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 9 to 11 AM - Indoor Pickleball

Showing in The Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water St.

7 to 8 PM - Nantucket Toastmasters

10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke

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

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 9 to 11 AM - Indoor Pickleball

Drop-in indoor play in the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Sparks Avenue. Guest fee: $5. All levels of play welcome. A free public speaking club that develops communication & leadership skills in a safe place and encouraging environment. All welcome at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington Street 508-901-3367

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19

Drop-in indoor play in the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Sparks Avenue. Guest fee: $5. All levels of play welcome.

9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning for Ages 2-7

Lizza Obremski & her puppets will be in the Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street. Space is limited. Tickets available day of the program when the library opens.

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf.

3 to 4 PM - Free Musicalizando for Ages 6-8

9:45 to 10:15 AM - Free Nanpuppets for Ages 2-7 10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

4 PM - Chris & Ricky Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

8 to 10:30 PM - Teen Night

Activities for teens at the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, 61 Sparks Avenue

10 PM to 1 AM - Live DJ

Dance to the music at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

Fun & engaging songs, singing games and activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Nantucket Atheneum Garden, 1 India Street

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf. Games & activities accompany Brazilian songs with lyrics in Portuguese. Good for children who are forgetting Portuguese & speaking primarily English. Register at 508-228-3352 or lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Dance(Sing) Movement for Ages 10 mos to 3 yrs.

Creative movement class. Limited to first 15 kids + parent/caregiver. Tickets at Children’s Desk, when library opens. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.

12 PM - Rotary Luncheon

Weekly lunch meeting, visiting Rotarians welcome. Speaker: Barbara Elder, Nantucket Arts Council president. Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road.

3 to 4 PM - Bulgarian Folk Songs for Ages 2 to 10

Music concepts are introduced using traditional Bulgarian songs, folklore, dancing, and costume elements. The class is taught in Bulgarian and English. Free, but register at 508-228-3352 or email lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

3:15 to 4 PM - Free Dance(Sing) Movement for Age 3 to 5

Mix up some tasty hot chocolate mix in a jar to give as holiday gifts; sweet presents anyone would love to get. All tools & materials will be supplied. For teens grades 6-12, held in Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street

4:30 to 7 PM - 4EZ Payments Performs Live

1 to 3 PM - Free Makerspace for Teens: Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar

4 PM - Chris & Ricky Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

4 to 7 PM - Holiday Open House

Creative movement class with yoga and dance instructor Marjory Trott. Limited to first 15 children, each accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Tickets at the Children’s Desk, when the library opens. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street. Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 10 to 10:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 18-36 months Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.

Join us for surprise discounts, holiday sales, unique and special gifts, customizable products, tasty treats and libations. Holiday music and festive decor. Beauty & Beyond, 8 West Creek Road.

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

Dance to the music at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

11 to 11:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 3+

10 PM to 1 AM - Live DJ

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 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.

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf.

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An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

2 hours of creativity, drinking, and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. You don’t have to be an artist to participate. $45 at Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton St. 508-228-4747

10 PM - Movie: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Holidays 2017

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf. Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street

4 to 6 PM - Dreaming of a White (Wine) Christmas

Make the most of this shortest day of the year at this Winter Solstice wine tasting as you sample French white wine classics that will complete any holiday occasion. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street, near The Nantucket Hotel and The White Elephant. epernaywines.com

4:30 PM - Buckle & Shake Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

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5:15 to 6 PM - Kinder Chorus

Nantucket Musical Arts Center in Haddon Hall, 56 Centre Street. 508-228-3352

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22 9 to 11 AM - Indoor Pickleball

Drop-in indoor play in the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Sparks Avenue. Guest fee: $5. All levels of play welcome.

10 AM to 5 PM - Rainbow Fleet Raffle

Purchase a raffle ticket to win a set of The Toy Boat’s handmade Rainbow Fleet. Tickets $1 ea./6 for $5. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund. 41 Straight Wharf.

10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

4 PM - Perfect Day Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

Holidays 2017

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26 10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27 10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

10 to 10:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 18-36 months Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28 10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

11 to 11:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 3+

Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street

4 to 6 PM - Bubbles Beyond Borders Sparkling Wine Tasting

A festive end-of-year bubbly tasting to get your sparkling stash in order for New Year’s Eve and into 2018. Sip on selections from Italy, Spain, California, and beyond. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street, epernaywines.com

4:30 PM - Buckle & Shake Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 8 AM - Stump Swamp & Norwood Farm 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

10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

3:15 PM - Nantucket Walkabout Sunset Hike: Shawkemo Hills

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23 10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

4 PM - Perfect Day Performs Live

Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

5 to 7 PM - Christmas Week Live Entertainment

Join us on The Nantucket Hotel’s Front Porch for lively entertainment with Sean Lee on the acoustic guitar & Bobby McGuire on the fiddle. Warm and cozy blankets supplied and a light bites menu & cocktails available. 77 Easton St.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24 10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 10 AM to 5 PM - NHA Annual Festival of Trees

An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

2 PM - Guided Walkabout at Gardner Farm

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

2 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

11 AM to 5 PM - Last-Minute Shopping

One-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list: art, apparel, jewelry home decor, and more at Made on Nantucket, 18 Old South Wharf.

3 PM - Annual Nantucket Red Ticket Drawing

Gather on Main Street with your red tickets to see who will win the prizes. Ticket holders must be present to win. Dress warmly. Sponsored by Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce.

5 to 9 PM - Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Dinner at The Nantucket Hotel

Bring the family to a memorable Christmas Eve dinner in our glass-enclosed Breeze Indoor/Outdoor Terrace at The Nantucket Hotel after the Red Ticket Drawing. A spectacular, 3-Course Prix Fixe Holiday Menu with live, festive music. $64; $32 per child (ages 5-12); under 5 free. Reservations required: 508-228-4730.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 25

Merry Christmas!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31

4 to 8 PM - Christmas Day Prix Fixe Dinner at The Nantucket Hotel

8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Sunset Hike: Shawkemo Hills

Continue the celebration with family & friends by dining in our glass-enclosed Breeze Indoor/Outdoor Terrace at The Nantucket Hotel on Christmas Day. 3-Course Prix Fixe menu – complete with your culinary holiday favorites. live music. $64; $32 for ages 5-12; under 5 free. Reservations Required. 508-228-4730.

From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com


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An island tradition features community-crafted trees that transform the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the month of December. Open in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.

2 PM - Polpis Harbor Walkabout

Hear how a massive chunk of glacial ice formed Polpis Harbor, about salt marshes, & how Native Americans & settlers used natural resources. Plus a gull’s eye view of Nantucket Harbor & Coatue. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com

6 to 9 PM - New Year’s Eve “Let It Snow” Dinner at The Nantucket Hotel

Ring out 2017 & welcome the new year with a special 3-course prix fixe “Let It Snow” holiday-themed dinner in our glass-enclosed Breeze Terrace. $81; Reservations required: 508-228-4730 or fb@thenantuckethotel.com. 77 Easton St.

8:30 to 12:30 PM - Kids’ New Year’s Eve Ball – The Nantucket Hotel

A supervised New Year’s Eve party for kids whose parents are attending the New Year’s Eve Snow Ball. Kids’ Snow Ball is in our Kids’ Club at The Nantucket Hotel & features pizza, games, antique fire truck rides, “Make Your Own S’mores,” a movie, & more. $35 per child ages 5 to 12 years. Reservations required. 508-901-6780.

9 PM to 1 AM - New Year’s Eve Snow Ball at The Nantucket Hotel

Ring in 2018 in our Grand Ballroom at our “winter wonderland-themed” Snow Ball. Enjoy dancing, live music, hors d’oeuvres; a spectacular dessert buffet including s’mores; and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets $120 at 508-901-6780 or concierge@thenantuckethotel.com. nantucketnewyearsball.com. 77 Easton St.

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children who are forgetting Portuguese & speaking primarily English. Register at 508-228-3352 or lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

6 PM - Free Community Dinner

Nantucket Community Dinners are an opportunity for Nantucket locals to gather together to share a beautiful meal, to serve, and be served, and to take a moment out of our busy and sometimes stressful lives to be united in love. All are welcome (first-come, first-served; limited seating), dinner is free. American Legion Hall, Washington Street.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 12 PM - Rotary Luncheon

Weekly lunch meeting, visiting Rotarians welcome. Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road.

3 to 4 PM - Bulgarian Folk Songs for Ages 2 to 10

Music concepts are introduced using traditional Bulgarian songs, folklore, dancing, and costume elements. The class is taught in Bulgarian and English. Free, but register at 508-228-3352 or email lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11 6 AM - Steamship Reservation Opening Date

Reservations for travel from May 11-October 22, 2018 may be made via the internet. SteamshipAuthority.com

5:15 to 6 PM - Kinder Chorus

Nantucket Musical Arts Center in Haddon Hall, 56 Centre Street. 508-228-3352

Happy New Year!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14

7 to 8 PM - Nantucket Toastmasters

A free public speaking club that develops communication & leadership skills in a safe place and encouraging environment. All welcome at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington Street. Call 508-901-3367 for Jan 1st meeting’s status.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3

7 PM - Paint Nite at Nantucket Hotel: “Stolen Sleigh”

2 hours of creativity, drinking, and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. You don’t have to be an artist to participate. $45 at Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton St. 508-228-4747

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16 3 to 4 PM - Free Musicalizando for Ages 6-8

12 PM - Rotary Luncheon

Weekly lunch meeting, visiting Rotarians welcome. Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road.

3 to 4 PM - Bulgarian Folk Songs for Ages 2 to 10

Music concepts are introduced using traditional Bulgarian songs, folklore, dancing, and costume elements. The class is taught in Bulgarian and English. Free, but register at 508-228-3352 or email lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

THURSDAY, JANUARY 4 6 AM - Steamship Headstart Reservation Opening Date

Headstart customers may make reservations for travel from May 11- October 22, 2018 via the Internet. SteamshipAuthority.com

5:15 to 6 PM - Kinder Chorus

Nantucket Musical Arts Center in Haddon Hall, 56 Centre Street. 508-228-3352

MONDAY, JANUARY 8

Games & activities accompany Brazilian songs with lyrics in Portuguese. Good for children who are forgetting Portuguese & speaking primarily English. Register at 508-228-3352 or lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17 12 PM - Rotary Luncheon

Weekly lunch meeting, visiting Rotarians welcome. Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road.

3 to 4 PM - Bulgarian Folk Songs for Ages 2 to 10

Music concepts are introduced using traditional Bulgarian songs, folklore, dancing, and costume elements. The class is taught in Bulgarian and English. Free, but register at 508-228-3352 or email lessons@nantucketmusiccenter.org

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18 5:15 to 6 PM - Kinder Chorus

Nantucket Musical Arts Center in Haddon Hall, 56 Centre Street. 508-228-3352

9 to 11 AM - Indoor Pickleball

Drop-in indoor play in the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club, Sparks Avenue. Guest fee: $5. All levels of play welcome.

7 to 8 PM - Nantucket Toastmasters

A public speaking club to develop communication and leadership skills in a safe and encouraging environment. Open yourself to new possibilities. All welcome at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington Street 508-901-3367

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Scallop Shell Craft Ideas by Cara Godlesky Even before you set up your Christmas tree or decorate your home for the holidays, getting the family together to make decorations can be fun for all ages. Family scallop season started October 1 with the commercial season ramping up from November 1. Whether you harvest and shuck your own or you have to visit the shell pile in Madaket, scallop shells make a beautiful natural material to use for handmade decorations. If you are in the habit of picking up shells from the beach, you might have enough in a jar or a box that you can use what you have on hand to make these crafts. All the crafts below start with scallop shells that have been dipped in a 50/50 mixture of beach and water, gently scrubbed clean and rinsed well. To bring out the color and add a shine you can wipe the shells with mineral oil or paint them with clear nail polish.

SCALLOP SHELL LIGHTS Look for shells roughly the same size. Once the shells are cleaned, buy a strand of white LED Christmas lights. Remember to test the lights before you use them. Pair two similar sized shells and hot glue them together with the light in the middle, forming the shape of a whole scallop. When the lights are plugged in, the shells will cast off a warm glow.

SCALLOP SHELL ANGELS Colors of scallop shells vary, but if you’re lucky to find several large white (or mostly white) shells, you can transform them into ocean angel ornaments. Turn the cleaned shell so the circular, ridged edge in facing down and the flat top with the two points is at the top. To make the angel, ribbon, round, wooden beads and a hot glue gun are needed. Take the ribbon, knot it into a bow and hot glue it behind the two pointed edges. This will become the wings on the angel. The round wooden bead will be glued on top of the flat edge and in the middle of the two points. This will become the head of the angel. Take another piece of ribbon and create a large loop and glue it to the concave, backside of the shell so the angel can be hung on a tree for the holidays. For additional details, draw a face on the angel, or add glitter to the dress— the shell—of the angel.

SCALLOP SHELL ORNAMENTS Clear glass bulbs can be filled with tiny scallop shells. These look best if you first put in some sand mixed with glitter for the shells to rest upon.

SCALLOP SHELL WREATHS You’ll need a lot of shells and a fair amount of patience to make a wreath, but this can become a beautiful reminder of Nantucket that can hang in your home year-round. Start with a 14-inch wreath form, wooden is best. Before you start, attach a wire loop to the back of the form for hanging up your finished wreath. Separate your prepared shells by color and by size before you begin, then, using a hot glue gun, attach the shells in an overlapping pattern to the wreath form. If you don’t have enough scallop shells for an entire wreath, instead of a plain wooden form, start with a twig wreath form and glue scallop shells around the center of the wreath. Scallop shells can also be used to adorn a traditional evergreen wreath.

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Holidays 2017

Have a Murray Christmas! We have the perfect gift for everyone on your list! .Gifts

• Bathrobes • Beltology • Boots • Cashmere Sweaters & Accessories • Children’s Nantucket Books • Christmas Ornaments • Coats and Jackets • Corduroy Pants • Cufflinks • Embroidered Pants • Estee Lauder Cosmetics • Gloves • Handbags • Holiday Clothing • Lingerie and Boxers • Luggage • Nantucket Baskets by Farnum

• Esteé Lauder • Royall Fragrances • Truefitt & Hill • Polo Green, Red, Blue • Peter Millar • St. John’s

• Alan Paine • Alashan • Alden

• Anatech

• Arcopedico

• Birkenstock

• Barbour • Bass

• Bill’s Khakis

• Canada Goose

• Cole-Haan

• Comfy USA • Corbin

• Dansko

• Dooney & Bourke

• Foxcroft

• Gitman Bros

• Jack Rogers • Jag

• Kendra Scott

• Kinross Cashmere • Ledbury

• Mad Bomber • Mephisto

• NE Shirt Co

• Not Your Daughter’s Jeans

Exclusives

Fragrances

• Acorn

• Men’s and Women’s Pants, Shorts, Shirts & Sweatshirts • Women’s Skirts • Children’s Pants, Shorts, Overalls & Jumpers • Island Baby Collection: onesies, rompers, cap, bib, & blanket • Sweaters with & without island logo • Fleece Pullovers & Vests • Aprons • Caps • Socks • Luggage

• Nantucket Throws • Slippers • Sterling and 14 Karat jewelry • Sportcoats • Stocking Stuffers • Ugg Accessories • Vera Bradley Bags • Wallets • Castaway Clothing • Bonobos • Peter Millar • Nantucket Reds • Randolf Aviator Glasses • Bill’s Khakis • M Crest • Hommard Cashmere • Viyella • Hobo Bags • Christmas Ties • Forrest Lennard

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• Olukai

• Pendleton

• Polo Ralph Lauren

• Rockport • Saucony

• Save the Duck

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• Seaward & Stearn

• Shinola

• Smathers & Branson • Spanx

• Sperry Topsider

• St. James

• Thomas Dean • Timberland

• Saucony

• Ugg Home

• Uggs

• Van Eli

• Vineyard Vines

• Vionic

Yesterday's Island/Today's Nantucket, Vol 47, Issue 22; Holiday Stroll Edition 2017  

Holiday Festivals, Benefit Art Show, Gifts that Give Back, Scallop Shell Crafts and more...