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Retreat for Artistic Collaboration by Rebecca Nimerfroh Just four miles from the turn onto Polpis from Milestone, you will see an unassuming sign reading Almanack Pond Road. It is down this sandy lane, lined with scrawny, wind-swept trees that you will stumble upon the Almanack Arts Colony, a palatial retreat founded by John S. Johnson and sister India Blake that hosts screenwriters, songwriters, and artists from various different backgrounds and mediums in the pursuit of one precious thing: to escape the noise of the world, be inspired by the beauty of this island, and make amazing art. One look at the property at 25 Almanack Pond Road and you would think you had stumbled upon a farmhouse in some landlocked state of America. The estate, with its now empty green paddocks, was a vacation home for the Johnson family for more than two decades and boasts an expansive horse barn (still with a dozen stalls), two converted guest cottages and a main house with five bedrooms. At the foot of a hill by the home there is a pond, likely stocked with fish, and an overgrown apple tree with limbs begging for climbing. Needless to say, this land looks every bit like the paradise that it serves to be for the creative types invited here. Not open to the public, and with “colony” programs spanning from one week to one month for the Screenwriters Colony and the Songwriters Colony, under the Almanack Arts Colony umbrella, this “artist-in-residence” opportunity is obtained by referral only, not by application. Notable alumni include screenwriters David Robert Mitchell of It Follows and Megan Holley of Sunshine Cleaning. These programs are so successful, in fact, that the Screenwriters Colony is now in its thirteenth year, and the newly established Songwriters Colony is in its second. But don’t dismay if you’ve not yet been referred, because if you are lucky enough to be on Nantucket this August, you can spend a full day enjoying the otherwise private grounds. On August 6, the Almanack Arts Colony will host their annual fundraiser, the “BBQ, Bocce, and Bluegrass” tournament, with tickets on continued on page 18

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“A Dot that Went for a Walk” Opens at AAN The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is pleased to announce the opening of a double exhibition: A Dot That Went for a Walk and Make an Impression, with a reception on Friday, May 12, 6–8 p.m. in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. “A Dot That Went for a Walk will be on the first floor and is an members-only show,” curator of exhibitions Robert Frazier. “It will focus on drawings and monochromatic works in a dominant color, including some black and white art. The exhibition title comes from a poem by Paul Klee: ‘A line is a dot that went for a walk.’ ” “The second show is Make an Impression and will Joan Albaugh display all forms of printmaking by member and non-member Nantucket artists,” said Frazier. AAN offers several opportunities each season for non-members to participate in gallery exhibitions. “Open Shows are a great way for friends, students, and people who take classes at the Visual Arts Center to get involved in our gallery programs,” said executive director Cecil Barron Jensen. “It’s also a great way for us to meet new artists and potential new members and encourage them to join.” These exhibits will be on display from May 12–22 at the Cecelia Joyce & continued on page 35

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THURSDAY, MAY 11 10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Taco Bar + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418 2 PM - National Theatre Live: Obsession Jude Law stars in the stage production of Obsession, a chilling tale of passion and destruction broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Showing in The Dreamland Main Theatre, 17 South Water Street. Tickets $20, $18 for students, seniors and children. 4:30 PM - Lance Mountain Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 4:30 PM - Movie: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street. 6 PM - Concert: Love in the Springtime Grammy-nominated pianist Jennifer Maxwell and renowned soprano Jessica Heuser perform works by world-famous Nantucket composer Ned Rorem as well as Faure, Hahn, Brahms, Schubert, & Edith Piaf. Tickets $10. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. 508-228-1894. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Come aboard with your favorite beverages & snacks to watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 7:30 PM - Movie: “Their Finest” Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.

7:30 to 9:30 PM - Earth Got the Blues Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

FRIDAY, MAY 12 8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Polpis Harbor Walk down to & experience Nantucket and Polpis harbors. See plentiful shorebirds, harbor creatures and incredible views. Reserve at 508-4227466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9:30 AM - Ara’s Tours Experience Nantucket with Ara’s Tours. Reserve a seat by calling or texting 508-228-1951. Repeated at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, & later. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. continued on page 10


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How Best to Wine Fest by Jenny Benzie Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits With so many activities to choose from during Nantucket Wine Fest weekend, it is sometimes hard to narrow down your choices as to what events to attend. Pre-planning your weekend to best allocate your time is wise in order to maximize your total wine exposure. Here are a few highlights (and helpful hints) to ensure you make the most of it without overwhelming yourself or missing out on must-attend tastings. LUMINARIES POSING AS SOMMELIERS - THE FRIDAY NIGHT HUSSLE These distinguished luminaries may not be working floor Sommeliers in the real world, but they get to play the role during Wine Fest weekend on Nantucket! In order to add a little twist of the corkscrew to this weekend’s festivities, Proprietors Bar & Table, located in the heart of Nantucket’s downtown on India Street, annually invites a few of their wine friends to lend a hand during dinner service. There happen to be two honorees for Friday night (May 19) this year in order to cover all the ground of this spacious restaurant and personally engage with each guest. Jenny Johnson, Boston-based entrepreneur and founder of Champy Brut Sparkling Wine from California, will be hanging out in the lively Props Bar (@propsbar) all evening. A longtime lover of bubbly, her aim is to turn your ordinary moment into an extraordinary one with just one sip of her celebratory offering. Meanwhile, Matt Hobbs, right-hand man to his brother Paul Hobbs’ winery located in Russian River Valley, will be parading around the dining room featuring 10 different wines! From bubbles to Chardonnay + Pinot Noir, and somewhere in between, all of these wines will be personally hand sold by these esteemed guest sommeliers and available to purchase (by the taste, glass or bottle) to enjoy during your drinking and dining experience at Proprietors. TIME TO REFUEL WITH SOME COFFEE continued on page 20

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Springtime on Nantucket brings blossoms of every color, resident birds back to the island, and a plethora of new visitors. Among all of these spring occurrences is one often met with derision: the Eastern Tent Caterpillar (ETC). Not just for the hobby entomologists and naturalists, these communal caterpillars are noticed by everyone as they cover the native cherry and beach plums trees and shrubs around the island. While they actually hatch from their egg masses in early May, they are most visible later in the season (early June) when their tents have reached a size that can easily be seen while driving 30 mph down Madaket Rd. While not everyone enjoys the presence of these insects, there are many wonderful things about the ETC that are often overlooked when homeowners are researching ways to obliterate them from their shrubbery. Below are just a few of my favorite things about Eastern Tent Caterpillars. They’re amazing engineers. These caterpillars are such great tent builders it is part of their name! The tents are built by a group with individuals working together. Caterpillars that have hatched from different egg masses, but are in close proximity come together on one part of a tree (on Nantucket generally a Black Cherry or Beach Plum). Every day these little silk-spinning critters add layer after layer to their tent. This tent withstands Nantucket winds, rain, and sometimes a late spring sleet or snow. How do you think your tent would hold up to a Nantucket spring? They’re communal living specialists. While they might not be little hippies, the ETC are kings (or queens) of commune living. They may hatch from different egg masses and not even be related, but ETC will shack up with the closest group of other ETCs. Even before they build their tent together, the tiny, black hatchlings congregate on a sunny side of a branch for warmth absorbing the sun’s rays. Like all communes, however, the tent meets its end when everyone grows up. Towards the end of June, the ETC drop from the trees to pupate on the ground before becoming adult moths. What’s left of the tent is full of frass (aka caterpillar poop). It will soon whither in the summer sun. A true engineering marvel; tough and strong when needed yet biodegradable when no longer “in fashion.” We could learn a thing or two from our ETC friends. They’re the original Hansel & Gretel. When the caterpillars leave the tent every day to feed, they sometimes have to travel around the tree to find tender, fresh leaves. If they’re on a big tree, they may have to explore several branches before they find a meal. Don’t worry, ETCs have already figured out how to be the most efficient. As they leave the tent, they leave a silken thread. Just like a bread crumb trail, other caterpillars will follow it to food. If there are no leaves in that direction, the caterpillar bites the thread, so the others know not to follow it. We have found many caterpillar “super highways” which are layer upon layer of silk. Follow that trail, and it will lead you to a tender leaf buffet. They’re food for birds. An old wives tale persists that ETC are only edible to Cuckoos and poisonous to other birds. While not as palatable as other species, research from the University of Michigan shows that ETC are eaten by over 60 species of birds, many of which call Nantucket home (including orioles, jays, chickadees and nuthatches). When the ETC’s are having a boom year (generally three years out of every ten), there is a veritable buffet available for many bird species. It’s been noted by some local bird enthusiasts that their feeding stations are less active during the height of ETC activity. It is important to note, however continued on page 17

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nuck Island. Reserve at 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 8 AM to 3 PM - Birds & Brews: a 2-Part Free Event The morning features a birding blitz across different island habitats to observe as many species as possible. In the afternoon, head over to Cisco Brewers to tally species lists, compile results, and celebrate bird conservation/research. AM session from 8 am to noon; the PM brewery session is noon to 3 pm. This event is open to people of all birding experience; skilled guides will be on-hand to assist with species identification. To participate in the birding session,meet at the LLNF office, 110 Eel Point Road by 7:45 am to carpool from there. Prior registration is required to participate in the AM birding session: 508-325-0873 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9:30 AM - Ara’s Tours Experience Nantucket with Ara’s Tours. Reserve a seat by calling or texting 508-228-1951. Repeated at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, & later. 10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 10 AM to 3 PM - Mother’s Day Weekend Art Exhibit 10 Artists Association artists, G.S. Hill, and Cromartie Gallery in The White Elephant Village Ballroom. Lite refreshments served. 11 AM to 4 PM - “Dear Absent Ones: The Seafaring Pinkhams” An exhibit in the Nantucket Whaling Museum that explores the seafaring life of Nantucket whalers through the eyes of the Pinkhams, an island family who harvested the seas across generations. 13 Broad St.

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11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. Repeated at 2:15pm. 11:30 AM to 3 PM - Spring Lunch Special in Brant Point Grill A 2-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $25, served Mon.Sat. for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton St. 508-228-2500 12:30 PM - Met Live: Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss) The action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring this opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask. The Dreamland, 17 South Water St. $20, students, & 65+ $18. 2 to 3:30 PM - Meeting: Nantucket Lyme Discussion group A facilitated group for those with Lyme Disease & its co-infections to create connection, provide emotional support, and share information. Free at the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 2:15 to 3:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 2:30 PM - Free Self Defense Class Offered by A Safe Place to empower and educate island residents and visitors to provide tools to stay safe. RSVP if you plan to attend: aurelia@asafeplacenantucket.org or madeline@asafeplacenantucket.org 5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 5:30 to 7:30 PM - Spaghetti Dinner for Scholarships The Knights of Columbus serves a Spaghetti Dinner in St. Mary’s Parish Center, 3 Federal St to benefit its Scholarship Fund. Take out available. Adults $10 & Children $5, sold at the door. 6:45 PM - Nantucket Walkabout Sunset Hike: Shawkemo Hills Sweeping views of Nantucket Harbor, learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, & more. Reserve at 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. continued on page 13

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the line at the Brotherhood was short. Ironically, she also enjoyed Christmas Stroll when the line was long and the traffic was thick. My mother was an inveterate people-watcher and sales hound. All she needed was one stack of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buy one, Get One Freeâ&#x20AC;? sweatshirts to make her heart go pitter-pat. One group of men in Dickensian hats and cloaks prowled the bricks and cheered her soul, especially when she found out they were from blue collar Shrewsbury. She would sit downtown on a bench, listen to the singers, and watch the fur coats go by in the rain. My father, with as sure a grasp on this situation as ever, bought my mother a fur coat one winter before Stroll. She left it back in Wakefield. My mother taught middle school science in my old school. By a trick of the travel agents and the skiers, Nantucketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter vacation is a week after the rest of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, so Mary came down to the island one February with an old friend of hers from college. They stayed in my apartment/converted garage/dentistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office behind the Vallettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Centre Street. February was as it still is, cold, windy, and snowless. The two of them walked through the downtown, bought bargains, sang the old songs, and left me to my grading. Then, with a storm impending, my mother sent her friend back to her family and wintered-over in the weather on-island. As it always does, the snow fell north of the Canal and wind-whipped rain pelted the island. School was held, but she drove around the island and took pictures of the waves with her Instamatic. Almost thirty years later, I see all that I missed that weekend. The hardest part of growing up is

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realizing how stupid you were and continue to be, no matter your best efforts. Stupid is the one constant in my life; age has only taught me to expect it. What Mary must have thought, even in that cold apartment, about her son with a job and a life that was opening up before him. What a marvel I must have been, from baby to little leaguer to caddy to college to Mr. Barsanti in coat and tie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How did this happen?â&#x20AC;? she may have thought. The following years have moved me around the room to her spot on the sofa; I think the same thing when I see my sons. How did I get here? I have no idea. I shuffle along in baby steps, going from day to day, bill to bill, tragedy to tragedy with an indomitable creep. You focus on what you can control, hope for the best, and laugh at the worst then wake up and do it again. To Mary, hope was a muscleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not one that bulged in a sleeve, but that held your back firm. Hope didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t flare like a torch, but burned like a pilot light. Hope walked. In her last year, my parents came out to the island with the matching set of aunts and uncles. The cancer had come back, as had the chemotherapy, the wigs, and the bottle of Ensure. I piled the crowd into my little car and drove them to Miacomet so that they could walk to the ocean. My father, the aunts and uncles walked ahead while I stayed behind with Mary. October remained on-island, warm and breezy, with will â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;o the wisp clouds rolling overhead. The bushes were touched with red and the beach grass with winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brown. The crowd of relatives rounded a curve ahead of us and she held my arm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bobby?â&#x20AC;? she asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any paper with you, do you?â&#x20AC;? A few minutes later, she emerged from the edge of the brush around the pond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Never mind.â&#x20AC;? She continued on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just left my underwear there.â&#x20AC;?

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7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Come aboard with your favorite beverages & snacks to watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 10 PM to 1 AM - DJ Brian Party with DJ Brian at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street

SUNDAY, MAY 14 8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Gardner Farm Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands with pitch pine forests and a cattail choked inlet over which a small wooden walkway passes when not submerged by pond water. Reserve: 508-4227466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 8 AM - Sunday Bird Walk All levels. Meet at Nantucket High School parking lot, 10 Surfside Road. 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9:30 AM - Ara’s Tours Experience Nantucket with Ara’s Tours. Reserve a seat by calling or texting 508-228-1951. Repeated at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, & later. 10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours

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

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

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depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 10 AM to 2 PM - Mother’s Day Brunch at Brant Point Grill Enjoy harbor views while you dine on fresh local cuisine. $69 per person at the Brant Point Grill in The White Elephant. 508-228-2500 10 AM to 3 PM - Mother’s Day Weekend Art Exhibit A special exhibition by Artists Association artists, G.S. Hill, and Cromartie Gallery in The White Elephant Village Ballroom. Lite refreshments. 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 3 PM - Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at The Breeze A lavish brunch in the Grand Ballroom featuring many delicious culinary creations. Live music 11am-4pm. Free crafts for kids 11a.m. to 2 p.m. $62; $30 for ages 5-12; under 5 free. Reservations: 508-228-4730 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. Again at 2:15pm 4 PM - Downtown Celebrity Concert: North Star Jazz Ensemble North Star Jazz Ensemble will perform at Dreamland Studio Theatre, 17 South Water Street. Tickets $30.00 online at nantucketdreamland.org 5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 5:30 PM - Spring Dinner Special in Brant Point Grill A 3-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $35, served nightly for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-228-2500 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Come aboard with your favorite beverages & snacks to watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water St.

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Depart Nantucket

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Depart Hyannis

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10:30am

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MONDAY, MAY 15 6 AM - Spring Sea Run Opener Catch-and-Release Tourney Continues through the month of May. Vie for first landed sea run striper, smallest, first keeper bass 28-in or larger, and more. 100% of all proceeds from registration fees and T shirt sales goes to charity. www.springsearunopener.com 8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Smooth Hummocks See this rare and fascinating island ecosystem with rare wildflowers & grasses. Reserve: 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Prime Rib + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. Repeated at 2:15 pm 11:30 AM to 3 PM - Spring Lunch Special in Brant Point Grill A 2-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $25, served Mon.Sat.for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton St. 508-228-2500 4:30 PM - The Nitty Gritty Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 to 7 PM - Jacob Butler Performs Live Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595 6 to 8 PM - Nantucket Pickleball Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 pp. 82 Hinsdale Road. 6:30 to 8 PM - Drop-in Figure Drawing Sharpen your skills in this weekly drop-in class drawing the nude figure. Bring drawing materials. Drawing boards & easels provided. Students must be at least 18 years old to attend. Pay at the door: $20 ($10 for AAN members). Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr. 508-228-0722 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8 PM - Nantucket Toastmasters A public speaking club that develops communication & leadership skills in a safe place and encouraging environment. All welcome at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington Street 508-901-3367 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Come aboard with your favorite beverages & snacks to watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 16 8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Sankaty Bluff The only place to see three distinct layers of glacier sediments up close in an exposed cross-section view. Reserve at 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

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8:30 to 10:30 AM - Nantucket Pickleball Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 pp. 82 Hinsdale Road. 9 AM - Free Greenhouse Tour Learn about Bartlett’s Farm, their greenhouses, and how they grow organic. Wear comfy shoes & meet at the market, 33 Bartlett Farm Rd. 9:30 AM - Ara’s Tours Experience Nantucket with Ara’s Tours. Reserve a seat by calling or texting 508-228-1951. Repeated at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, & later. 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning for Ages 2-7 Fun and engaging songs, singing games & movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young.Tickets available the day of the program when library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St 10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 11 AM to 12 PM - Free Family Art Drop-In for Ages 2 to 5 Our youngest artists + caregivers will explore various art media and fundamentals in a relaxed & inspiring setting. Contact lori@nantucketarts.org . 508-228-0722. AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Soup & Sandwich + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. Repeated at 2:15 pm 4:30 PM - The Nitty Gritty Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 to 7 PM - Free Chess Club Great Hall of the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street 5 to 7 PM - Jacob Butler Performs Live Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595 5:30 to 7 PM - Learn to Make the Popular Wrap Bracelet Learn to make the popular Wrap Bracelet with instructors from AKIMBO, the island’s bead & jewelry design shop. $35 incl all materials, instruction, plus snack. At Fareground Restaurant (cash bar). Preregistration required: 508-901-5032. 5:30 PM - Spring Dinner Special in Brant Point Grill A 3-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $35, served nightly for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-228-2500 5:30 to 7 PM - Book Launch & Signing with Nancy Thayer Celebrate the launch of “Secrets in Summer” at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main Street. Get Nancy to sign her newest Nantucket novel & enjoy a refreshment with the New York Times best-selling author. 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Come aboard with your favorite beverages & snacks to watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Smith’s Point A great hike to see seals, piping plovers, terns,and a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. Reserve at 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 8 to 11 AM - Birding Field Trip with Linda Loring Nature Foundation Learn about local breeding birds, migration, how to identify birds, and enjoy exploring Nantucket. Bring binoculars. Registration not required. Tickets $10; meet 15 min early at 110 Eel Point Rd. 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor continued on page 15


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with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 10 AM to 12 PM - Energy Incentives Coffee Hour Join Kim Horyn of SmartPower for a free cup of coffee and learn about energy-related rebates, incentives, & how to lower your electric bill. Nantucket Culinary Center, 22 Federal St. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Burger Bar + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. Repeated at 2:15 pm 11:30 AM to 3 PM - Spring Lunch Special in Brant Point Grill A 2-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $25, served Mon.Sat.for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton St. 508-228-2500 4:30 PM - Buckle & Shake Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 6:30 PM - Film for Thought: “Colossal” A woman discover that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she’s suffering. Showing at The Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Knitting and Crocheting Circle Nantucket Atheneum Main Floor, 1 India Street 6:45 PM - Nantucket Walkabout Sunset Hike: Shawkemo Hills Sweeping views of Nantucket Harbor, learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, & more. Reserve at 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Come aboard with your favorite beverages & snacks to watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 18 NANTUCKET WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL This popular festival will feature more than 100 internationally acclaimed wineries & special celebrity chef cooking demos, seminars, & more. Details & tickets at NantucketWineFestival.com 8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Polpis Harbor Walk down to & experience Nantucket and Polpis harbors. See plentiful shorebirds, harbor creatures and incredible views. Reserve at 508-4227466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 to 10:30 AM - Nantucket Pickleball Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 pp. 82 Hinsdale Road. 9 AM - Free Greenhouse Tour Learn about Bartlett’s Farm, their greenhouses, and how they grow organic. Wear comfortable shoes and meet in front of the market, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. 9:30 AM - Ara’s Tours Experience Nantucket with Ara’s Tours. Reserve a seat by calling or texting 508-228-1951. Repeated at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, & later. 10 to 10:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 18-36 mos Limited to first 10 toddlers + caregivers. Tickets at 10 am at the Children’s Desk. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street. 10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcur-

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sions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 11 to 11:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 3+ Stories & songs program limited to first 15 attendees. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Taco Bar + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar.Easy Street Cantina, Easy & Broad sts. 508-228-5418 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 1 to 3 PM - Everything’s Coming Up Rosé Kick-off Wine Festival weekend as you enjoy a flight of pink wines highlighting offerings from visiting winemakers this year. Épernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N Beach St. epernaywines.com 1:30 to 3:30 PM - German Paper Stars Learn how to make these traditional folded paper stars out of plain white paper. Sign up at the Saltmarsh Center or call in at 508-228-4490. 2 PM - National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night A whirlwind of mistaken identity & unrequited love. In The Dreamland, 17 South Water St.$20, $18 for students, seniors and children. 2:15 to 3:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 3 to 4 PM - Live to Love to Live: Teen Workshop Open to all teens who experience or have experienced periods of depression, sadness and/or anxiety. Atheneum, 1 India Street 3:30 to 5 PM - Stand Up and Learn Free Kids’ Comedy Workshop A free comedy education program open to island youth ages 8 to 18 and taught by Kevin Flynn, professional standup comedian & director of Nantucket Comedy Festival. NantucketComedyFestival.org 4:30 PM - Four Easy Payments Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 to 7 PM - Unique Taste of Champagne Taittinger Discover the origin and secrets behind this last of the few remaining family owned + operated Champagne houses with Christian Dalbavie, Kobrand French specialist. Épernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N Beach St. epernaywines.com 5:30 PM - Dinner Special in Brant Point Grill A 3-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $35, served nightly for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-228-2500 5:30 to 6:45 PM - “Raising Human Beings” Ross W. Greene, PhD, will speak on creating a collaborative partnership with your child. Presented by Nantucket Lighthouse School at Small Friends of Nantucket, 19 Nobadeer Farm Rd. 508-228-0427. 6 to 7 PM - Reception for Artist Megan Hinton Painter Megan Hinton is Artist-in-Residence during May 2017 at the Artists Association of Nantucket. Meet her and see her work at this reception in the AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 PM - Sunset Cruise: Shearwater Excursions Come aboard with your favorite beverages & snacks to watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 7:30 to 9:30 PM - “Earth Got the Blues” Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St. 10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

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that, while not poisonous, the guard hairs found on the ETC are irritants to the stomach lining of many animals including horses. They’re climate indicators. ETC are extremely sensitive to temperature which serves them well as a species that feeds on fresh, spring leaves. They can take advantage of a warm spring and hatch early. I have successfully hatched them out up to a month early in captivity. They are used in many research projects, including at Nantucket’s Linda Loring Nature Foundation, to investigate the response to various aspects of global climate change including earlier springs, increased frost events, and potential ecological mismatches. While we’re still in the early stages for this kind of research on Nantucket, preliminary results show that our ETC track closely with minimum spring temperatures. Natives Rule! While sometimes confused with the non-native invasive Gypsy Moth, the Eastern Tent Caterpillar is a native species to Nantucket and the northeast. As such, it has evolved with a series of checks and balances to live in this ecosystem. While they may do some damage to their host trees, ETC rarely kill a tree or shrub unless it is already weakened or otherwise unhealthy. So, even though there all kinds of things we can learn from Eastern Tent Caterpillars, what do you do if you still want to get rid of them in your yard? First of all you could prevent them hatching by removing the egg masses during the fall or winter. That would involve scraping them off with a knife. If you ID where the eggs are, you could remove just the end of those branches. Alternatively, you could put sticky tape on the branch to stick the hatchlings so they can’t eat or travel the tree. Whatever you decide to do, please do not spray an insecticide. There are no insecticides that are specific to ETC. Thus, if you spray for ETC, you will likely kill any bees, butterflies, or other pollinators in your yard. This will also limit birds to your property and cause a trickle down of harm and biodiversity loss.

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sale starting at $30. Tickets are currently available on their website almanackartscolony.org and going fast. “It’s our only fundraiser and it’s really, really fun,” Director Callie Kever tells me as we tour the grounds on a crisp, spring day, pointing to the filed in which the bocce tournament is held. “It’s a good way to see the grounds.” The event is more than just bocce, however, with music by Four Easy Payments & Appalachian Uprising, unlimited BBQ, Beer and Wine. Touring the grounds with Callie, it is hard not to imagine a team of writers hard at work, bouncing ideas of each other, or a musician playing a few chords and a fellow songwriter laying lyrics upon them, and Callie notes that the special thing about program is that at its heart, it is a collaborative effort. “We fly in mentors—anyone from a really well-known producer, or a songwriter at the top of their game—and they’ll come in for a week and sit and work with the artists. It’s sort of like an artist-in-residence program, but we don’t have any single artists at any given time, and that’s why we call it a colony,” she laughs. Callie notes that last summer, local musicians Caleb Cressman, Andre Quackenbush, Ethan Philbrick, and Colin Gully (along with Songwriter’s colony alumnus Mark Stoney) recorded a song in the horse barn that was used in the opening scene of Screenwriter’s Colony alumna Sarah Adina Smith’s movie Buster’s Mal Heart (written while in residence), saying, “It was a full circle moment for Almanack Arts Colony!” And it’s collaboration just like this one that is exactly why the colony exists in the first place. The movie will be featured as part of the Film for Thought series at Nantucket Dreamland Theatre on Wednesday, June 7, with tickets at nantucketdreamland.org. Callie says of the Songwriter’s colony, “the purpose is to foster collaborations between emerging and established songwriters, who would not normally have the opportunity to write and record together, by providing them the time and space to develop new material away from the pressures of the commercial songwriting business.” As for the Screenwriters Colony, several events are in store, including a nearly sold-out 5th annual Summer Soiree honoring Warren Beatty on July 22. And beginning mid-May until the end of October, the estate will be hosting writers for a week to a month at a time. Callie, who normally works alone continued on page 19

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How Best to Wine Fest from page 7 In order to get your wine-drinking day started in the right direction, you might need to get a handle on some coffee in order to clear out some of the cobwebs from the night before. Head over to the Handlebar Café, located on Washington Street, just a short jaunt from downtown Main Street and well worth the effort. This cozy java joint also happens to be a hip community space disguised as a coffee shop. This will allow you the opportunity to take advantage of using their free killer wi-fi to update your social media with your latest wine shenanigans. Perhaps while sipping on your choice of coffee libation, you might run into your favorite winemaker doing just the same. IN-STORE POURS: SIP, SIGN+SHUCK Attend a more intimate wine affair versus a marathon tasting event. Christian Moreau is like the Santa Claus of Chablis, located on the outskirts of Burgundy, France, where his family has been rooted in the heart of the village for over 200 years. Along with his son Fabien, he produces wines sourced from their extensive elite vineyard holdings and markets the wines under his own name. On Saturday morning (May 20), you have the opportunity to taste the full range of these magical wines from Domaine Christian Moreau Pére et Fils at a complimentary tasting hosted at Épernay Wine & Spirits on North Beach Street. His eponymous Chic Chablis will be impeccably paired with outrageous oysters from our local Nantucket waters. Enjoy Grand Cru and Premier Cru selections that represent Christian’s labor of love from his small, family-owned winery. Be sure to get your picture taken with the jolly man and have him personally sign your bottle purchases (and check out the rest of their tasting schedule for the weekend). QUENCH YOUR THIRST WITH SOME REFRESHING CIDER It’s been said many times that it takes a lot of beer in order to make a good wine. There is nothing more exhilarating after a long day of wine than imbibing something crisp, cool and refreshing. But what if you don’t like beer and are afraid that a cocktail will have you taking a mid-day nap on the White Elephant lawn? A satisfying alternative to quench that thirst would be a lively hard cider beverage. Wait, there’s more… How about a Dry Rosé Cider? Wölffer No. 139 hails from that other summer resort place and is aptly named continued on page 21


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for the number of their Hampton address on Long Island. This low-alcohol, pleasing pink potion is sourced from the best New York state apples and is in celebration of the bohemian spirit of everyone (sounds perfect for Wine Fest weekend). It is sold in a convenient 4-pack for easy sharing, served in single serving glass bottles with a handy screw-top for easy closure in case you are on the go. Please note that while a straw may be considered an accessory to this drink, it is not required and is not included in the packaging. THE AMERICAN TRUFFLE REVOLUTION You’ve heard of the famed truffles from Italy, but have you tried the truffles from North America? Your trip to Piedmont last fall was made complete by the four-course tasting menu you savored that was served with delicate truffles that were once only harvested in European forests. How on earth would you ever be able to replicate this to share with your friends and family back home? Now look no further than your own backyard (so to speak) in North America. Founders Robert Chang and Dr. Paul Thomas of the American Truffle Company are cultivating these “black diamonds” in several truffle orchards around the country. Learn about the American Truffle Revolution’s progress in cultivating one of the most expensive culinary ingredients closer to home at a three-course truffle experience in the Nantucket Culinary Center on Saturday (May 20) afternoon, complemented with a sampling of bubbles from Champagne BillecartSalmon. Done and done. This is just a brief synopsis of all the fun yet to come for Wine Fest weekend. Remember to keep yourself properly hydrated throughout the day (that means drink another glass of water), use the buddy system so your friends aren’t wasting valuable time looking for you later, be nice to your taxi or Uber driver for getting you safely where you need to be, and, most of all, cheers to you for leaving our beautiful island in as good a shape as it was when you arrived! Hangover Cure: You are proactive in your party planning skills to ensure a good time had by all at the main event. Shouldn’t you care enough about your guests (and yourself) to take it a step further and ensure everyone is able and willing to do it all over again at Sunday Brunch the next day? Enter RESQ Water. The all-natural ingredients in this beverage help your body to get back on track when consumed while drinking or as your last drink of the night. Celebration should never have to be followed by a day of pain or misery. Whatever plans you devise for the weekend as you gather with your favorite island companions to celebrate this annual tradition, most of all don’t forget to stop and smell the rosé… er, I mean flowers! More on rosé coming soon!

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Spectacular Spring Menu at BPG It wasn’t long after they opened for the season that we began to hear about the spring specials at Brant Point Grill. Three courses for $39 in a Nantucket restaurant known for fine dining is enough to draw even the most thrifty New Englander out of the house on a chilly May evening. Then the buzz shifted from the value to how everyone was impressed with the meal and plans to head back before the summer crowds fill the dining room. A look at their menu online clinched it: BPG would be Warm English Pea Soup our next stop. The Brant Point Grill is tucked behind the elegant White Elephant Hotel on Easton Street, which means it’s dining room faces Nantucket Harbor withbeautiful waterfront views. During breakfast, Sunday brunch, and lunch, guests can watch the boats and the activity on nearby Children’s Beach. Evenings, the setting sun makes the water glisten till the stars come out. Within this exclusive location and grand hotel, the Brant Point Grill is delightfully casual. It’s refined yet relaxed. No white linens or pretentious staff, they’ve got nothing to prove here! Dinners are served on the outdoor covered deck to take full advantage of the gorgeous view and the ambiance of a classic summer resort. Until the weather warms (and after if needed), there are heaters in the rafters to keep diners cozy and clear panels that can be dropped to shelter from wind and weather. From late afternoon until 11 pm, a light menu is also served in the BPG Bar, BPG Spring Salad

where there’s live entertainment on Fridays and every night in season. The bar menu selection ranges from a Burger and Chowder to Lobster Salad Sliders and Short Rib Tacos. Sunday brunch here is known for its raw bar, so we weren’t surprised to see fresh local oysters on both the bar Cured Hamachi menu and the dinner menu. At the urging of our host, we tried two classic pub dishes from the bar menu. The Charcuterie & Artisan Cheese Board is beautifully curated with four different cheeses, from a creamy Vermont Willoughby to an aged cheddar, arranged with wild boar sausage, fennel salami, slightly smoky sopressata, and thin slices of proscuitto. A colorful assortment of pickled vegetables, cornichons, and whole grain mustard provide a delightful crunch and delicious notes of acidity and spice. Sommelier Robert Pruett suggests a glass of 2009 Finca Villacreses, Tempranillo as the perfect accompaniment. The other “BPG Bite” we tasted and adored are the Beef and Veal Meatballs. This bar menu treat arrived in a cast-iron casserole, hot from the oven with an aroma that turned heads as it was brought to our table. The moist and very tender meatballs are topped with mozzarella and parmesan and served in a luscious pool of housemade marinara scented with basil. A fennel salad overtop adds a tasty anise crunch. (suggested pairing: 2015 Delas Frères, “SaintEsprit”) Because of all the rave reviews we’d heard about the Dine for $39 special, that’s what we chose first. From the three appetizers and three entrees (dessert is from the full Beef & Veal Meatballs


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menu), we settled on the Warm English Pea Soup and the Breaded Pork Chop. The soup was the best pea soup we’ve ever had! Poured tableside over chunks of housecured salmon, salmon caviar, small croutons, plump fresh peas and pea shoots, the rich soup was full-flavored, creamy, and satisfying. The salmon was good, but what we really enAtlantic Halibut joyed in the soup were the salty pops of caviar and the sweet fresh peas. (suggested pairing: 2013 Weingut Stadt Krems, Grüner Veltliner). The second course was also impressive: a massive 12-ounce bone-in chop, its thick, crisp breading enclosing superbly moist and tender pork. A handful of arugula and parmesan salad was served on top of the chop, and a tangy lemon-caper sauce poured over. Even the roasted red bliss potatoes deserve praise: the crunchy browned exteriors gently smashed to reveal fluffy white centers. Bravo Executive Chef Thomas William Pearson! (suggested pairing: 2013 Shea Wine Cellars, “Block 7,” Pinot Noir) From the regular dinner menu we ordered a trio of chilled seasonal appetizers. BPG Spring Salad is a gorgeous toss of greens, vegetables, and fruit that has an exuberant variety of pickled, fresh, sweet, juicy, and puckery flavors. (suggested pairing: 2014 Domaine Fouassier, “Clos de Bannon”) The Cured Hamachi is another stellar choice that excites your senses with its fresh, citrusy dressing of white soy vinaigrette, lime, ginger, and chili pepper drizzled over the sparkling fresh tuna. Pearls of tapioca, curls of shaved pickled cucumber, and twirls of salsify chips add a playful mix of textures and flavors. (suggested pairing: 2013 Temlo Rodríguez, “Gabo do Xil”) Our favorite appetizer of the evening was Chef Pearson’s Chicken Liver Mousse, offered with the Dine for $39 and served as a special the evening we were at BPG. Each bite of the creamy, satiny-smooth mousse filled our mouths with flavor, but milder than most: more like foie than chicken liver. Pickled vegetables served alongside were a delicious contrast to the rich mousse. (see cover photo) If you’re hungry for a great steak dinner, Brant Point Pineland Farms NY Strip

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Grill is the place to go! Their pastureraised steaks are all-natural, free of antibiotics and hormones. And under the expert direction of Chef Pearson, they are cooked perfectly to temperature. We paired the tender 12ounce Pineland Farms NY Strip with their Oscar Style topping for a sensational entree. Cavatelli Pasta Sweet crab enveloped in a luxurious bearnaise covered the top of the steak; thin, tender-crisp spears of asparagus were draped over. We highly recommend this add-on to any of the BPG steaks, even the Surf and Turf for Two. (suggested pairing: 2014 Ridge, “East Bench,” Zinfandel) We were intrigued by the new preparation of Atlantic Halibut that matched the fresh fish with foraged mushrooms, salt-roasted beets, and rhubarb, and are happy to report that it is as tasty as it is beautiful. The earthy, sweet, tart flavors are delicious with the fresh fish, a ruby-red sauce poured tableside adds an extra touch of sweetness. (suggested pairing: 2016 Domaine Ott, “Chateau Romassan,” Rosè) Our vegetarian friends were very happy with the Spring Salad Starter followed by the Cavatelli Pasta. The pasta in this entree is more of a backdrop to the medley of spring vegetables: spring peas, English peas, fava beans, ramps, and shiitake mushrooms all topped with a luscious dollop of smoked ricotta. Pair this with the Asparagus and Parmesan side salad for even more fresh spring flavors. (suggested pairing: 2014 Ceretto, Arneis) Dinner proved to be a homerun when desserts were presented. Pastry Chef Marcia Bruce’s pretty platings were perfect followups to Chef Pearson’s appealing presentations. It was impossible to choose a favorite, but the standouts are the light and tangy Rhubarb Mousse with touille cookie “spoon”; the classic Baked Alaska in an whimsical beehive design with poached pineapple, coconut, and caramel; the dark and delicious Chocolate Bouchon with caramel ice cream, meringue kisses, and chocolate-pistachio brittle; and the flavorful Ricotta Cheesecake with bruleed top, fabulous blueberry-lime ice cream, and fruit compote. If you don’t have an occassion to leave the house this month, then make one up and get over to The Brant Point Grill! Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant, 50 Easton Street BrantPointGrill.com • Reservations suggested: 508-325-1320 Breakfast served 8 to 11 am • Sunday Brunch from 10 am to 2 pm Lunch 11:30 am to 3 pm • Bar Menu 3 to 11 pm • Dinner from 5:30 pm Most dinner entrees from $25 to $56 with a “Dine for $39” Spring option Full Bar • Indoor & Outdoor Dining • Handicap Access Major Credit Cards Accepted • Families welcomed To see more color photos of this meal, go to YesterdaysIsland.com


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8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Stump Swamp & Norwood Farm See forest, upland meadows, ponds, former cranberry bog, & flowing stream. Reserve: 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9 to 12 AM - Wine Fest Breakfast on the Harbor Bloody Mary or Mimosa with omelette, crepe, bread, pastries and bagels, coffee, tea, and juices. $60 at NantucketWineFestival.com 9 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Food & Wine Festival Culinary Tent Harbor Breakfast, Culinary Marketplace, cooking demonstrations, food sampling, libations, and entertainment. Under the tent at the White Elephant Village, 19 N. Water St. nantucketwinefestival.com 9:30 AM - Ara’s Tours Experience Nantucket with Ara’s Tours. Reserve a seat by calling or texting 508-228-1951. Repeated at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, & later. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Nanpuppets with Lizza Magical fun with Lizza Obremski & her puppets! Space limited tickets at Weezie Desk when library opens. Nantucket Atheneum , 1 India St.

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10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 11 AM to 12 PM - Sip, Sign, & Shuck with Christian Moreau Explore the wine range of Domaine Christian Moreau Pére et Fils, featuring his Chic Chablis paired with oysters from local waters. Épernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N Beach St. epernaywines.com 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Fish Fry (Grilled Sword & Fried Pollock) + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. Repeated at 2:15 pm 11:30 AM to 3 PM - Spring Lunch Special in Brant Point Grill A 2-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $25, served Mon.-Sat.for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton St. 508-228-2500 continued on page 36

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

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

Monomoy 2 miles Smith Point 7 miles

Jobe Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Nantucket Cottage Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Nantucket Island Rent-a-Car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Nantucket Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Nantucket Windmill Auto Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Souza's Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Thai House Nantucket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 TOPPER’S at The Wauwinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Yummy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 2017 PHOTO CONTEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All over the island

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

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ACKweather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (phone App) All over the island Call Nantucket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (phone App) All over the island Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Bartlett's Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Cisco Brewers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Egan Maritime Institute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 The Faregrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Hy-Line Cruises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

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Nantucket Dining Guide Bakeries Nantucket Bake Shop

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

All the products you love & mail order online

Interested in enjoying an authentic bit of Nantucket? You still can in the NANTUCKET BAKE SHOP. Here you’ll find genuine Portuguese bread & rolls. Be tempted by our worldfamous 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 2 Broad St., Steamboat Wharf

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 nantucketcookie.net we will ship anywhere in the USA!

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

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

Brewers Cisco Brewers

5 Bartlett Farm Road; 508-325-5929 Open Mon-Sat 10am-last call at 7:45pm; Sun noon-last call at 6:45pm 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 that starts at 12:30pm, or park in our new lot just past the Brewery on the right. ciscobrewers.com

Clubs & Entertainment Rose & Crown Open daily from 11:30am-1am Come for the Food, Stay for the Fun!

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

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

Light Food & Take-Out Open every day 8-6pm. Fresh baked goods, foods-to-go, fresh produce

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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.

Centre Street Bistro 508-228-8470 Dinner: Wed-Sun. 5:30-9:30pm; Lunch: Wed-Fri 11:30am-2pm; Breakfast: Sun 8am-1pm 29 Centre Street “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 Sunday breakfasts, plus savory lunches and fabulous dinners (closed Mondays & Tuesdays for Spring). 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

508-228-6005 Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar 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. Our dining room, kitchen, and bar have been newly renovated as perfect compliments to our extensive beer, wine, and cocktail lists. 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

Easy Street Cantina Daily. Friendly, Fast, Affordable Family Food. Full Breakfast served all day

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-eggand-cheese burritos are the perfect breakfast to go. One Nibble & You’re Hooked! EasyStreetCantina.com

The Faregrounds Lunch, dinner, & late night menu daily Affordable Family Dining

508-228-4095 Nantucket’s Premier Sports Bar 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

Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Ln; 508-228-SIAM (7426) Lunch Mon-Fri 11am to 2pm; Dinner Mon-Sat 4 to 8pm 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

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

Bartlett’s Farm

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508-228-9403 33 Bartlett Farm Road

bartlettsfarm.com 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

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


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Nantucket Dining Guide Thai House Nantucket

508-680-1522 Open daily 11am-9pm; Grab & Go Thai Lunch Mon-Fri from 11am-2pm Dine in or take out 118 Old South Road Sawadee! The Thairatana family welcomes you to THAI HOUSE NANTUCKET, where they serve Thai specialties along with a tasty full menu of fresh sushi and dishes that are Japanese-inspired and Asian-fusion. Vegetarian Dishes are also available and they can alter the level of spiciness to suit for individual taste. Local favorites include Fresh Rolls, Drunken Noodles, and their variety of Curries. You can dine in the cozy dining room, or order ahead ackthaihouse.com for takeout. Catering services are available.

Yummy Mon.-Sat. 7am to 9 pm; Sun 7:30am to 4pm Fresh, hand crafted breakfast & lunch, on your way to the beach

508-228-2712 63 Surfside Road

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

Markets Bartlett’s Farm Open every day 8-6pm. Groceries, fresh produce, food-to-go

508-228-9403 Bartlett Farm Road

bartlettsfarm.com 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.

Restaurants Black-Eyed Susan’s Breakfast daily 7am-1pm; Dinner Mon-Sat from 6-10pm Foreign & Domestic Cooking

508-325-0308 10 India Street

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

Brant Point Grill

508-325-1320 Drink in the View...Join the Scene! 2-course Lunches $25; 3-course Dinners $35 50 Easton St, harborside at the White Elephant brantpointgrill.com Enjoy Sunday brunch from 10am to 2pm overlooking Nantucket Harbor, relax over lunch or cocktails, and savor dinners with award-winning wines and spectacular views all at White Elephant’s BRANT POINT GRILL. They serve the island’s finest steaks, freshest seafood, and creative Chef’s Specialties. Once you’ve dined overlooking the harbor, you’ll know why this is the place to come time and time again when on island. The dress is casual whatever time of day or night you stop by.

Centre Street Bistro 508-228-8470 Dinner: Wed-Sun. 5:30-9:30pm; Lunch: Wed-Fri 11:30am-2pm; Breakfast: Sun 8am-1pm 29 Centre Street “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! For Spring, they serve bountiful breakfasts from 8am to 1pm Sunday (Saturday and Sunday in season), savory lunches Wednesday-Friday from 11:30am to 2pm; and fabulous dinners every night but Monday & Tuesday from 5:30pm. Come and eat in the CENTRE STREET BISTRO intimate dining room or on the sidewalk patio (inseason only). All the food is made on the premises with the finest, freshest ingredients available. Reservations are suggested for dinner. BYOB. Take-out is available. MC and Visa accepted. nantucketbistro.com

Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar 508-228-6005 Open daily 5:30am-9pm 14 Airport Road at the Nantucket Airport Biggest portions & great food at the best prices; Free & Easy Parking “Fly into CROSSWINDS...where our huge portions and delicious daily specials will keep your pockets full and your spirits soaring!” Stop by anytime and join us at the Nantucket Memorial Airport, home of the classic “Wings” television series. We have something for everyone on our fun and diverse menu which spans breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Feel free to bring the kiddies with you, because we also have a complete children’s menu, as well. Our dining room, kitchen, and bar have been newly renovated as perfect compliments to our extensive beer, wine, and cocktail lists. Whether you’re waiting for a plane or just want to

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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 508-228-4533 Breakfast Mon-Sat 6am-2pm. Sun. 7am-1pm; Lunch Mon-Sat, 11am-2pm A Nantucket Tradition for 80 Years 18 Sparks Avenue Serving breakfast and lunch daily, THE DOWNYFLAKE is a Nantucket tradition known for the big doughnut outside and delicious doughnuts inside. Choose from a menu of Flake favorites and daily specials for good food and fast, friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. Call ahead for take-out, bulk pastry orders, and catering or event planning. thedownyflake.com

Dune Bar opens at 5pm; Dinner from 6-9:30 pm Where chic meets casual comfort.

508-228-5550 20 Broad Street

DUNE is open for the season with Chef Michael Getter, formerly of 21 Federal and American Seasons, in the kitchen! The décor in 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 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 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 Tues.-Sat. Bar opens at 4:30, Dinner starts at 5 pm Global Cuisine, Glorious Libations, Glamorous Staff

508-228-6135 56 Union Street

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

The Proprietors bar & table

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

theroseandcrown.com THE ROSE & CROWN is a perennial favorite of islanders and visitors. Stop by and check out our new menu, served continuously from 11:30 am, with great food at reasonable prices! We serve delicious favorite finger foods like Nachos, Rum & Brown Sugar Shrimp Skewers, and Clam Fritters. There are freshly made soups and salads, burgers, quesadillas and sandwiches, along with wraps for a light meal. ROSE & CROWN entrees include Pasta Primavera, Shrimp Scampi, and a wide variety of amazing burgers (try the Cubano Burger). Come down to South Water Street and check our daily blackboard specials. Always family friendly — children’s menu available. Entertainment Thursday-Saturday.


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Shangri-La Kitchen

508-228-4291 149 Lower Orange St

Open 11am to 9:30pm; Lunch Specials 11am to 3pm sushi, pizza, subs, burgers, curries & much more.

SHANGRI-LA KITCHENis the place to go for sushi, pizza, subs, burgers, curries and much more. Dine in or take out. You’ll love their dumplings, tempuras, and spring rolls for appetizers, along with their classic and specialty rolls. SHANGRI-LA’s platters are perfect for parties and picnics. In addition, they have kept many of the fooods favorites: pizzas, subs, and burgers. Open for lunch and for dinner, you’ll find SHANGRI-LA KITCHEN in former location of fooods for here & there, 149 Lower Orange St.

Siam to Go 508-228-SIAM (7426) Mon-Fri 11am-8pm; Sat 4-8pm, closed Sun. 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 sophietspizza.com a menu and see if you can resist a slice!

Thai House Nantucket

508-680-1522 Open daily 11am-9pm; Grab & Go Thai Lunch Mon-Fri from 11am-2pm Dine in or take out 118 Old South Road Sawadee! The Thairatana family welcomes you to THAI HOUSE NANTUCKET, where they serve Thai specialties along with a tasty full menu of fresh sushi and dishes that are Japanese-inspired and Asian-fusion. Vegetarian Dishes are also available and they can alter

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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

TOPPER’S at The Wauwinet Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, & Dinner Nothing is ordinary, not even the view!

508-228-8768 Bayview Dining at The Wauwinet

Located at The Wauwinet overlooking Nantucket Bay, award-winning TOPPER’S offers one of the most spectacular views on the island. Enjoy a superb prix fixe or a la carte dinner in the intimate dining room or relax outdoors on the casual TOPPER’S Deck. Cocktails on the lawn at sunset are another special treat. For brunch, lunch, or dinner, you can arrive via a scenic one-hour water taxi cruise or catch our complimentary jitney (both depart from the White Elephant). Reserve now for Mother’s Day Brunch on May 14. Dress is smart casual; reservations recommended. TOPPER’S is open through October. toppersrestaurant.com

Seafood Souza’s Seafood Open 9am-7pm 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

508-228-2755 Open daily 12-7pm; Enter to win a Coravin Wine System 1 North Beach St 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? Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie + Certified Sommelier Kirk Baker invite you to join them for their FREE Thursday wine tasting every week from 5 - 7 pm. ÉPERNAY WINE & SPIRITS is located in the Brant Point neighborhood, just steps from downtown near the White Elephant and Nantucket Hotel. Stop by an enter for a chance to win a Coravin Wine System (no purchase necessary, drawing on 5/21/17). @epernaywines epernaywines.com

Learn how to make a Wrap Join us for a fun-filled night at the Faregrounds Tuesday, May 16th • 5:30 - 7:00 Pre-registration required Cost $35: includes materials Call 508.901.5032 to register Light hors d’oeuvres served • Cash bar

Thursday - Saturday • Noon - 4:00pm • 119B Pleasant Street • 508•901•5032

t o g e v ’ e W red! MAILBOXES you cove Email notices of packages received, street address with private box number & receipt of mail & packages from all carriers.

GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES

store5207@theupsstore.com 508.325.8884 Nantucket, MA 02554

LOOK FOR US AT OUR NEW LOCATION SPRING 2017 61B OLD SOUTH RD

Large format color and B&W printing including building plans & photographs. Business cards, menu design & invitations.

PACKING & SHIPPING Our certified packers have safely handled high valued fine art, antiques, fragile items & framed pieces.


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Advertiser Directory Adventure / Eco-Tours Shearwater Excursions

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

Antiques Join us at Rafael Osona Auctions, where the stage is set for a series of 12 exciting auctions from Memorial Weekend to Christmas Stroll…Thursdays and Fridays before each auction, a dazzling variety of art, antiques, oriental rugs, jewelry, silver, porcelain, and much more will be exhibited, and Saturdays all will find new owners as Rafael expertly wields the gavel. Visit NantucketAuctions.com to see full color photographs, descriptions, and measurements. Can’t bid in person on Saturday? We can execute an absentee bid on your behalf or you can bid by telephone. Come join friends and neighbors at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St., and compete for a masterpiece or bid on a bargain, but stay for the FUN!!

Apparel & Accessories Blue Beetle Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry, Gifts

508-228-3227 Open daily at 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.

Hospital Thrift Shop

508-228-1125 17 India Street

Opening day for 2017: May 15 at 10 am Clothing, housewares, furniture & more

nantuckethospital.org/thriftshop In 1929, a small group of dedicated women volunteers established the Thrifty Shop, selling affordable, recycled men, women and children clothing, household items and furniture to benefit the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Now incorporated as THE HOSPITAL THRIFT SHOP this store has donated millions to the NCH. Their 88th annual opening day is May 15, 2017 at 10am.

Island Cashmere Cashmere, accessories, shoes

Nobby Shop

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

Open daily year-round Sportswear for all ages

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

Peter Beaton down the discreet little boardwalk on Federal Street

508-228-7611 Open daily 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.

Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere Knitwear & Accessories Luxurious European cashmere- Spring Collection and Winter Sale

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.

Murray’s Toggery Shop Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 10-4 Classic & Updated Clothing for Men, Women, & Children

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

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

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

508-228-3942 Rafael Osona Auctions Next Auction: Saturday, May 27 (previews May 25 & 26, 10am - 5pm) American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St NantucketAuctions.com

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16 Old South Wharf Lifestyle line of clothing & accessories

Summer has never looked so good!

Stunning shawls, gorgeous cashmere sweaters, must have dresses, beautiful accessories, unique gifts and holiday cheer. Find your surprise when you unwrap a REMY candy cane! RemyCreations.com

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

Artists & Galleries Artists Association of Nantucket

508-228-0294 Open daily at 19 Washington St.

Check the Calendar for openings

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

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

508-228-1353 Daily at 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

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 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. Open year-round. Nantucketcarvingandfolkart.com

Auctions Rafael Osona Auctioneer

508-228-3942 Next Auction: Saturday, May 27 (previews May 25 & 26, 10am - 5pm) American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St NantucketAuctions.com Join us at Rafael Osona Auctions, where the stage is set for a series of 12 exciting auctions from Memorial Weekend to Christmas Stroll…Thursdays and Fridays before each auction, a dazzling variety of art, antiques, oriental rugs, jewelry, silver, porcelain, and much more will


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be exhibited, and Saturdays all will find new owners as Rafael expertly wields the gavel. Visit NantucketAuctions.com to see full color photographs, descriptions, and measurements. Can’t bid in person on Saturday? We can execute an absentee bid on your behalf or you can bid by telephone. Come join friends and neighbors at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St., and compete for a masterpiece or bid on a bargain, but stay for the FUN!!

Bike Rentals Cooks Cycle Bicycle Rentals, Sales, and Service

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

Nantucket’s bike shop for all of your vacation needs.... here at Cook’s Cycles Nantucket we have all of the latest bikes and accessories for your beach runs, brewery tours, and beyond. Our selection of new bikes in a convenient downtown Nantucket location (just a 2-minute walk from Steamboat Wharf) is great for a day of cycling. Nantucket is known for its many bike paths and trails. Whether you want to ride to Jetties Beach for a swim or take in the sights of the Sconset Loop, Cooks Cycles has the bikes for you and your family. Moped & Jeep rentals, too! Open daily. cookscyclesnantucket.com

Easy Riders Bicycle Rentals New Model Hybrid/Comfort Mountain & Road Bikes

508-325-2722 65 Surfside Road

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

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

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

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

Young’s Bicycle Shop Rent with us and avoid the 19% airport tax on car rentals.

508-228-1151 Steamboat Wharf

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

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In print, online, on your cell phone

Yesterdaysisland.com 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

Mon.-Sat. 10 am to 5 pm See Event Schedule for Our Book Signings

508-228-1080 54 Main Street

mitchellsbookcorner.com 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.

Nantucket Bookworks Open Daily 10 am to 6 pm Books, Cards, & Unique Gifts

Buses 508-228-7025 NRTA See display ad for times and routes Bus stops at Broad St. & at Washington St. Bus routes thru town & out of town RIDE THE WAVE to/from town, mid island areas, Madaket, Sconset, Surfside and Jetties Beaches, the Airport and points in between. Access real time information bus locations and estimated arrival at your stop from your computer or internet enabled cell phone at live.nrtawave.com Service is provided thru mid-October from 7am to 11:30pm - dates and times are route specific - visit our website nrtawave.com for complete schedule or pick up a riders guide at NRTA Office 20R South Water St, Visitor Services 25 Federal Street, Chamber of Commerce 0 Main Street, or the Greenhound Building 10 Washington Street. Fares are $1 or $2 depending on route, half fare for 65 & older, persons with disabilities, veterans, and active military personnel. Exact change is recommended or a future ride change card will be nrtawave.com issued. Short term passes are available on any Wave vehicle.

Car Rentals Affordable Rentals Cars, jeeps, mopeds

508-228-3501 6 South Beach Street

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

Nantucket Island Rent-a-Car Free renter pickup at all boats, hotels, and inns

508-228-9989 at Nantucket Memorial Airport

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

Nantucket Windmill Auto Rental Open daily, year-round We’re at the airport & we’ll meet the boat.

508-228-1227 Nantucket Memorial Airport

NANTUCKET WINDMILL AUTO RENTAL has been voted “The Best of Nantucket” in the car rental category for six years. We offer service and value not found elsewhere on the island with clean, new vehicles, low rates & free mileage, prompt & courteous service. Once you become a WINDMILL customer, it’s doubtful you’ll rent from any other company when on Nantucket. Daily, weekly, monthly and extended rates are available. We accept Amex, MC, Visa, Diner’s Club, and Discover. Commercial accounts available to qualified companies. 800228-1227. NantucketAutoRental.com

Young’s Bicycle Shop

508-228-1151 Steamboat Wharf

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

Charters - Sailing & Boating Endeavor Cruises depart at 10am, 1pm, 4pm, & sunset Pleasure sailing

Bookstores Mitchell’s Book Corner

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Books & Publications Yesterday’s Island

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508-228-4000 25 Broad Street

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

508-228-5585 Slip 15, Straight Wharf

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

Children’s Apparel Murray’s Toggery Shop Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 10-4 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 has an entire department devoted to children’s fashion. They also feature MURRAY’S Nantucket Reds™: the name of their exclusive pants, shorts, skirts and toddler overalls made from their 100% cotton that fades to pink and becomes softer with repeated washing. For well over 50 years these pants have been the mark of the “in-the-know” island lovers. MURRAY’S IS Nantucket. Nantucketreds.com


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Advertiser Directory A variety of camps for ages 3-1/2 to 18 Building Strong Kids & Great Memories

Award-Winning Artisan Chocolatier since 1981

508-228-7285 x5 Nantucket Community School

The Nantucket Community School offers a multitude of sports & day camps throughout the course of the summer. There are options for everyone spanning ages 3-1/2 to 18. Football, basketball, soccer, tennis, field hockey, gardening, technology, and much more! Which ACKventure awaits your child this summer? Go to nantucketcommunityschool.org to register or find out further information. Contact: Blair Jannelle, Sports Camp Supervisor, jannelleb@nps.k12.ma.us — 508-228-7285 x 1576. NantucketCommunitySchool.org

Cigars Gray Lady Smoke Shop 508-901-9399 Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday See us at Wine Festival in the Culinary Tent Fine Cigars & Accessories. We do parties! upstairs at 2 Union Street Gray Lady Smoke Shopis 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 AckGrayLady.com at 2 Union Street, just a cobblestone’s throw from Main Street.

Classes & Workshops Artists Association of Nantucket Open daily Classes & Workshops for all ages

508-228-0294 24 Amelia Drive

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

Coaching/Consulting Coaching at the Corner

610-780-1640 info@marshaegan.com

Life and success skills coaching

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

Confections Aunt Leah’s Fudge

508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

Free sample available: just ask!

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

2016 Winner Carter Stewart

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

Sweet Inspirations Artisan Chocolates

Children’s Camps ACKventure Sports & Day Camps

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2017 PHOTO CONTEST

Send us your original Nantucket photos and be entered to win $300 first prize or $150 second prize! Deadline: September 12, 2017

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508-228-5814 Zero India Street

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

Contests 2017 PHOTO CONTEST Deadline September 12, 2017

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

This annual photo contest has been a popular way to share you photos of Nantucket with the world. The 2017 Contest has begun: DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2017. We accept copyright-free images of Nantucket present and past. You can mail in your prints of Nantucket Island 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. Visit Nantucket.net to see a great selection past entries and winners. nantucket.net/photos/contests.php

Share the Love Wedding Photo Contest 508-228-9165 Share photos of your wedding and win cash! Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554 Share photos of your wedding on Nantucket with our readers AND win a cash prize if you get first or second place! You can mail in prints of your wedding pics or you can mail us a CD with electronic images from your digital camera. If you send us digital images, please make sure they are high-resolution. By entering our contest, you give us permission to publish your photos online at www.NantucketWeddings.com and to use for promotional purposes, so do not send copyrighted photos. nantucketweddings.com

Copying, Mailboxes, Shipping The UPS Store Open Monday - Saturday

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

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

Cranberry Products Aunt Leah’s Fudge Free sample available: just ask!

508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

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

Sweet Inspirations Artisan Chocolates Open year-round Award-Winning Artisan since 1981

508-228-5814 Zero India Street

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


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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

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

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

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

Gifts Gray Lady Smoke Shop

508-901-9399 Open Daffodil Weekend: Friday, Saturday, Sunday upstairs at 2 Union Street Fine Cigars & Accessories. We do parties! Make it big and bold by choosing the CAO Flathead 554 Camshaft for your smoke. Inspired by the cars of yesteryear, Flatheads are a box-pressed collection of cigars named after engine parts. The Connecticut broadleaf wrapper and Nicaraguan filler make as much of an impact as the vintage rides they represent. The wrapper is dark chocolate brown, oily, and inviting. The cigar is hand-made with a unique flat-top head; the roll is tight but the draw is nice and easy, slapping the palate with a kick of black pepper. That spice is present on the first puff too, but after an inch of ash it gives way to bittersweet cocoa. After the first third, a rich earthiness rolls in as the cigar continues to burn perfectly even. A classic cigar for your classic car. Gray Lady Smoke Shop is Nantucket’s premier seller of cigars and exclusive accessories. Open for Daffodil Festival Weekend upstairs at 2 Union Street, just steps off of Main Street. AckGrayLady.com

Unusual and Original Nantucket Theme Gifts

508-228-1353 Daily at 40 Straight Wharf

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

Nantucket Boat Basin Authentic Shop Authentic Island Merchandise with Special Nantucket Designs

508-228-5470 33 Straight Wharf

Visit the NANTUCKET BOAT BASIN AUTHENTIC SHOP and celebrate spring with our limited edition apparel and accessories. Up to 50% off all merchandise! 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. Open daily. nantucketboatbasinshop.com

Nantucket Carving & Folk Art Open Year-Round Residential & Commercial Signs, Quarterboards

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

508-228-8456 16.5 Federal Street

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

Health Care Nantucket Cottage Hospital 24-hr emergency services, hospital care, lab, rehab MD ACKcess Line: 508-825-1000

508-825-8100 57 Prospect St

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

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

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

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

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

508-332-1508 25A Old South Road

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

508-325-7463 167 Orange Street

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

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Internet Nantucket.net

508-228-6777

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

Island Apps Call Nantucket

Your telephone book for Nantucket

Nantucket Throw

508-228-0437 Available Daily in Murray’s Toggery Shop 62 Main Street The Nantucket Throw—carefully crafted and perfect for boat, home, or beach

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 CALL NANTUCKET. This app is free to download for iOS and Android and easy to use. Both white pages and yellow pages are included. callnantucket.com

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. Nantucketreds.com

Egan Maritime - ACKweather

Signs, Banners, & Posters Open Monday - Saturday

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

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.

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 www.ackweather.com


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and businesses that are fashioned as charms, cufflinks, & belt buckles. The Nantucket Sign Collection™ also includes her hand-engraved quarterboard bracelets in silver & gold as well as her Nantucket in Diamonds™ map of the island. Visit her gallery at 28A Easy Street. Contact Susan via email at susie@susanlisterlocke.com or by phone at 508.221.0531 or 508.228.2132. susanlisterlocke.com

Jewelry

Movies & Theatre

Akimbo Beads & Things Special Wrap Bracelet Class May 16 at Faregrounds Nantucket’s Bead Shop

508-901-5032 119B Pleasant Street

akimbobeads.com AKIMBO, Nantucket’s bead shop, has all the supplies you’ll need to create your own beautiful jewelry. You’ll find gemstones and pearls, and beads of glass, ceramic, and metal. Findings include ear wires, clasps, toggles, jump rings, and crimping materials as well as leather, cord, hemp, wire, and ribbon for stringing. Learn to make The Popular Wrap Bracelet with AKIMBO’s Instructors at The Faregrounds, 27 Fairgrounds Road on Tuesday, May 16 from 5:30 to 7 pm. $35 includes all materials, instruction, and snacks (cash bar).Pre-registration is required, call 508-901-5032. Join us and bring a friend for a fun night out.

Blue Beetle Jewelry & Gifts

508-228-3227 Open daily at 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 carriesa number of talented jewelers, smudge spray, local porcelain wares, and other one-ofa-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 Home of the Nantucket Pearl Company

508-228-1353 Open daily at 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

Jessica Hicks Nantucket Silver, gold,and gemstone collections

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

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

The Love Shack

10 Old South Wharf

lolacompany.com Open for Wine Festival Weekend 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.

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

Dreamland Foundation

508-332-4822 17 South Water Street

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

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 NantucketDreamland.org in one of America’s oldest theaters.

Museums & Sites Egan Maritime Institute

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

Maria Mitchell Association

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

Programs offered daily

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

Nantucket Historical Association

508-228-1894 15 Broad Street

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

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

Shoes & Handbags

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

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.

Susan Lister Locke Gallery

Murray’s Toggery Shop

Inspired and Creative Jewelry

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

Susan Lister Locke is an artist and jewelry designer living on Nantucket. First noted for her custom hand engraved Signet rings crafted in high karat gold, she went on to work directly with metal, incorporating designs with colorful & rare gemstones. Her Nantucket Sign Collection™ features a series of iconic Town signs with 34 favorite Nantucket areas, beaches

Island Cashmere Cashmere sweaters, accessories, shoes

Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 10-4 Classic & Updated Accessories for Men & Women

508-228-7611 Open daily at 32 Centre Street

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


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

ViVi G Shoes

508-228-0411 25 Centre Street

Chic Shoes, Jewelry, Haute Handbags, and Accessories

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

Special Events Nantucket Dental Society

201-406-5783 Register online

11th Annual Seminar: June 21 to 23, 2017

Nantucket Dental Society offers one of the best continuing education programs in the world, with world-class speakers, cutting-edge topics and techniques. You’ll network with industry leaders, earn 8 or more CE credits, and experience Nantucket. The 2017 speakers include Dr. Paul Feuerstein, Paul Vigario, Surf CT and Dr. Robert Marcus. Register online at nantucketdental.com nantucketdental.com

The Nantucket Red Tie Soiree

508-228-9198

SAVE THE DATE: July 9 — Tickets on sale May 15 Benefit for Maria Mitchell Association The Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) was founded in 1902 to preserve the legacy of Nantucket native astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and, above all, educator, Maria Mitchell who believed in “learning by doing.” The Association operates 2 observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, and preserves the historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell. A wide variety of science and history-related programming is offered throughout the year for people of all ages. Help support all these programs by enjoying an open bar, Spanky’s raw bar, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and dancing to the Perry Rossi Band at Sankaty Golf Club. Tickets on sale at www.mariamitchell.org starting May 15. mariamitchell.org

Sunglasses Summer Shades 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. Open daily.

Tours - Van Ara’s Van Tours 9:30am, 12:30, 2:30pm or later in the day 1-1/2-hour tours; private charters available

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508-422-7466 Nantucket Walkabout see website for hikes & times nantucketwalkabout.com Book online & meet at Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington St Daily Guided Wilderness Hikes on Nantucket Explore Nantucket’s wilderness with “Walking Nantucket” and “Nantucket: A Natural History” author and naturalist Peter Brace, and learn how the last glacier formed the island. Experience wildlife and rare plants. Learn about Nantucket’s conservation efforts, ecology and the Native Americans that lived here. $40 adults, $20 age 12 & younger. Private hikes available. Apple Pay, Android Pay, MC, Visa, Amex, &Discover accepted. Get more information & reservations at nantucketwalkabout.com

Transportation Boat Hy-Line Cruises Travel daily; see schedule for times Reliable Fast Ferry service between Nantucket and Hyannis

508-228-3949 Straight Wharf

hy-linecruises.com Travel between Nantucket and Hyannis is about an hour on the HY-LINE’s reliable highspeed 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.

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

508-228-0262 1 Steamboat Wharf

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

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.

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Text/Call 508-228-1951 We stop for photos!

2015+2016 TRIP ADVISOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: ARA’S TOURS! Enjoy waterfront summer homes; Brant Point Light, Historic 1800 homes; a 1746 Windmill; Great Point Light; a Cranberry Bog, Sankaty Head Light; and, rose covered cottages of ‘SCONSET. ...on a clear day we can see all three lighthouses! Private charters available ...the value is there. TEXT/call: 508.228.1951 arastours.com

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 Guided Walking Tours

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

Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street in the heart of Nantucket’s Cultural District. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. On May 18, the AAN will host an opening reception for Megan Hinton, their current Artist-in-Residence at their Visual Arts Center on Amelia Drive. Hinton works in oil, with ink on paper and creates monoprints; her paintings and works on paper have been exhibited throughout North America. “We are always thrilled to welcome Megan back to AAN. She has been a popular and beloved member of the association since the early ‘90’s when she was just a student working on her MFA,” said AAN executive director, Cecil Barron Jensen. A stone’s throw from Main Street, the AAN includes over two hundred and fifty artist members—who display their work during fourteen different exhibitions throughout the season—including Denese Allen jewelry, oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, sculptures, mixed media, photographs, and some textiles. For more about the AAN’s programs and events, visit Nantucketarts.org or call 508228-0722.


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1 to 2 PM - Journey through Piedmont with Marchesi di Barolo Valentina Abbona shares her passion for the Piedmont region of Italy & gives insight into wines of Marchesi di Barolo, a proud Italian wine family & estate. Épernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N Beach St. 1 to 5 PM - Culinary Marketplace Celebrity chef cooking demos, food samples, libations, shopping and entertainment. Enjoy a glass of Château Minuty or Château D’Esclans Rosé while you enjoy the music. Under the tent at the White Elephant Village, 19 N. Water St. Tickets at nantucketwinefestival.com 3 to 5 PM - Meet the Winemaker Tasting at Ventuno A unique afternoon on the patio at Ventuno Restaurant, 21 Federal St, tasting with one of Italy’s great winemakers, Federico Ceretto. The Ceretto family is one of the most historic producers of Barolo and Barbaresco in Italy’s northwestern Piedmon region. For 2 hours, Federico will be pouring his wines for guests from his inimitble Arneis “Blange” to the newest vintages of his Barolo DOCG and his Cru Barolo Brunate. There is no fee, but as space is limited, RSVP to a_slitt@winebow.com 4 to 5 PM - Sustainable Sonoma Taste the quality difference in exceptional California wines from balanced, healthy vineyards that express the uniqueness of their topography. Épernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N Beach St. epernaywines.com 4:30 PM - Miss Fairchild Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 to 6 PM - Raising the Bar for Napa Cabs Savor the pinnacle of Larkmead’s terrior in their limited-release single parcel wines expressing the Estate’s diverse soil profile at this exclusive event. Épernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N Beach St. epernaywines.com 5 to 7 PM - Timbukblues Performs Live Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595 6:30 PM - Wine Dinner with Stony Hill Vineyard A multi-course dinner at TOPPERS in The Wauwinet with wine pairings from Stony Hill Vineyards. Hors d’oeuvres at 6:30; dinner at 7 pm. Reservations at 508-228-8768. 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Come aboard with your favorite beverages & snacks to watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 8 to 10:30 PM - Live Music in Brant Point Grill Sean Lee in the Brant Point Grill in The White Elephant, 50 Easton St. 10 PM to 1 AM - DJ More Juice Party at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street

SATURDAY, MAY 20 NANTUCKET WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL This popular festival will feature more than 100 internationally acclaimed wineries & special celebrity chef cooking demos, seminars, & more. Details & tickets at NantucketWineFestival.com 6 AM - Spring Sea Run Opener Catch-and-Release Tourney Continues through the month of May. Vie for first landed sea run striper, smallest, first keeper bass 28-in or larger, and more. 100% of all proceeds from registration fees and T shirt sales goes to charity. www.springsearunopener.com 7 AM - Wing Day at Easy Street Cantina A basket of 16 jumbo wings for $10.95; half basket for $6.95: buffalo, barbecue, teriyaki, or plain. Easy Street Cantina, Easy & Broad Sts. 8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Gardner Farm Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands with pitch pine forests and a cattail choked inlet over which a small wooden walkway passes when not submerged by pond water. Reserve: 508-4227466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

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9 to 12 AM - Wine Festival Breakfast on the Harbor Bloody Mary or Mimosa with omelette, crepe, bread, pastries and bagels, coffee, tea, and juices. $60 at NantucketWineFestival.com 9 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Food & Wine Festival Culinary Tent Harbor Breakfast, Culinary Marketplace, cooking demonstrations, food sampling, libations, and entertainment. Under the tent at the White Elephant Village, 19 N. Water Street. nantucketwinefestival.com 9:30 AM - Ara’s Tours Experience Nantucket with Ara’s Tours. Reserve a seat by calling or texting 508-228-1951. Repeated at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, & later. 10 AM - Irish Step Dancing for Kids Learn a reel and a jig. No step shoes required. $15. Nantucket Elementary School, Surfside Road. 10 am for age 4-7 and 11 am for ages 8-11. 10 to 11 AM - Free Library Lego Challenge for Ages 5-10 The library supplies the Legos & a challenge to complete. Registration is required: nantucketatheneum.org Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St 10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 10:30 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing with Leslie Linsley Author Leslie Linsley will sign copies “Salvage Style” and “Nantucket Cottages & Gardens” at Mitchell’s Book Corner, 54 Main St. 11 AM to 12 PM - Exceptional Alternatives along the Danube Winemaker Markus Huber will pour his family’s wines & enlighten you on the process of making wine in the smallest region in Lower Austria: Traisental Valley. Épernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N Beach St. 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. Repeated at 2:15 pm 11:30 AM to 2 PM - Saturday Brunch Enjoy a glorious view while you savor a delicious Brunch at TOPPER’S at The Wauwinet, 120 Wauwinet Road. Reserve at 508-228-8768. 1 to 5 PM - Culinary Marketplace Step inside a culinary oasis for celebrity chef cooking demos, food samples, libations, shopping and entertainment. Enjoy a glass of Château Minuty or Château D’Esclans Rosé . Under the tent at the White Elephant Village, 19 N. Water St. Tickets at nantucketwinefestival.com 2 to 3 PM - Meet & Greet with Bartholomew Broadbent Join Bartholomew Broadbent of Broadbent Selections to expand your wine horizons and taste a worldwide assortment of wines from his highly acclaimed wine portfolio. Épernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N Beach St. 3 to 5 PM - Free Makerspace for Teens - Marbled Paper Learn to make a modified version of marbled paper to use as stationary, report covers, crafts, book binding, or anything. No experience necessary & all tools and materials will be supplied. Atheneum , 1 India St 5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 6 to 7 PM - Fisher Vineyards: The Best of Both Worlds Cameron Fisher, 2nd generation of Fisher Vineyards, will showcase UNITY wines made with her siblings & demonstrate the art of blending from several vineyard sites. Épernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N Beach St. 6:30 PM - Wine Dinner with Krug and Ruinart Champagne A multi-course dinner at TOPPERS in The Wauwinet with wine pairings from Krug Champagne. Hors d’oeuvres at 6:30; dinner at 7 pm. Reservations at 508-228-8768. 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Come aboard with your favorite beverages & snacks to watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-228continued on page 37


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SUNDAY, MAY 21 NANTUCKET WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL This popular festival will feature more than 100 internationally acclaimed wineries & special celebrity chef cooking demos, seminars, & more. Details & tickets at NantucketWineFestival.com 8 AM - Sunday Bird Walk About 2-1/2 hours of birding. All levels welcome. Meet at Nantucket High School parking lot, 10 Surfside Road. 8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Shawkemo Hills Sweeping views of Nantucket Harbor, learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, & more. Reserve at 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9:30 AM - Ara’s Tours Experience Nantucket with Ara’s Tours. Reserve a seat by calling or texting 508-228-1951. Repeated at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, & later. 10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 10 AM to 12 PM - Junior Top Chef Competition Watch 4 teams of culinary students go head-to-head as they compete for the title of “Junior Top Chef Champion” with a $5,000 prize. Benefits the Nantucket High School Culinary Arts Program. In the culinary tent at Nantucket Yacht Club. Admission is a $10 donation to the Nantucket Food Pantry. nantucketwinefestival.com 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 12 PM - Fall in Love with Failla Wines Winemaker Ehren Jordan shares his love of experimentation with different climates & soil types by pouring his elegant, cool-climate, finessestyled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Napa & Sonoma. Épernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N Beach St. epernaywines.com 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. Repeated at 2:15pm 11:30 AM to 2 PM - Sunday Brunch Enjoy a glorious view while you savor a delicious Brunch at TOPPER’S at The Wauwinet, 120 Wauwinet Road. Reserve at 508-228-8768. 1 PM - National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler Encore Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Showing in The Dreamland, 17 South Water Street. Tickets $20, $18 for students & seniors . 2 to 3 PM - Stage Readings: Jay Craven & Young Playwrights Atheneum Great Hall. 1 India Street 508-228-1110 3:30 PM - Timbukblues Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 4 to 5:30 PM - Free NMC Jazz Band Concert Jazz Band concert held at Summer Street Church, 1 Summer Street. 5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Come aboard with your favorite beverages & snacks to watch a beauti-

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ful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

MONDAY, MAY 22 8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Polpis Harbor Walk down to & experience Nantucket and Polpis harbors. See plentiful shorebirds, harbor creatures and incredible views. Reserve at 508-4227466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9:30 AM - Ara’s Tours Experience Nantucket with Ara’s Tours. Reserve a seat by calling or texting 508-228-1951. Repeated at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, & later. 10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Prime Rib + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418 11 AM to 4 PM - Whaling Museum Open Nantucket’s world-class museum devoted to Nantucket history at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. Repeated at 2:15 pm 11:30 AM to 3 PM - Spring Lunch Special in Brant Point Grill A 2-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $25, served Mon.Sat.for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton St. 508-228-2500 4:30 PM - Tricky Dicks Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 to 7 PM - Jacob Butler Performs Live Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595 5:30 PM - Spring Dinner Special in Brant Point Grill A 3-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $35, served nightly for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-228-2500 6 to 8 PM - Nantucket Pickleball Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 pp. 82 Hinsdale Road. 6:30 to 8 PM - Drop-in Figure Drawing Sharpen your skills in this drop-in class drawing the nude figure. Bring drawing materials. Students must be at least 18 to attend this class. Pay at the door: $20. Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. 508-228-0722 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8 PM - Nantucket Toastmasters A public speaking club that develops communication & leadership skills in a safe place and encouraging environment. All welcome at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington Street 508-901-3367 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Come aboard with your favorite beverages & snacks to watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

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8:30 to 10:30 AM - Nantucket Pickleball Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 pp. 82 Hinsdale Road. 9 AM - Free Greenhouse Tour Learn about Bartlett’s Farm, their greenhouses, and how they grow organic. Wear comfy shoes and meet at market, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning for Ages 2-7 Fun and engaging songs, singing games & movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St 10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 11 AM to 12 PM - Free Family Art Drop-In for Ages 2 to 5 Our youngest artists + caregivers will explore various art media and fundamentals in a relaxed & inspiring setting. Contact lori@nantucketarts.org. 508-228-0722. AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Soup & Sandwich + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. Repeated at 2:15 pm 3 to 4 PM - Free Library Lego Challenge for Ages 5-10 The library supplies the Legos & a challenge to complete. Registration is required: nantucketatheneum.org Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St 4:30 PM - Four Easy Payments Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 to 7 PM - Free Chess Club Open to all ages & all abilities. Charles Orbison will teach chess or you can match skills with other seasoned players. Great Hall of the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street 5 to 7 PM - Jacob Butler Performs Live Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595 6 to 8 PM - Cooking Class: A Gluten-Free Late Spring Meal A hands-on gluten-free cooking class in the Nantucket Culinary Center, 22 Federal Street. Tickets $100 at Nantucketculinary.com, include class, dinner, and take-away treat. 508-228-2665 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Come aboard with your favorite beverages & snacks to watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Stump Swamp & Norwood Farm See forest, upland meadows, ponds, former cranberry bog, & flowing stream. Reserve: 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 8 to 11 AM - Birding Field Trip Learn about local breeding birds, migration, how to identify birds, and enjoy exploring Nantucket. Bring binoculars. Registration not required. Tickets $10; meet 15 min early at 110 Eel Point Rd. 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9 AM to 4 PM - Rafael Osona Auction Consignment Drop Off Bring items or photos of items you’d like to consign to us today, Thurs.,

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or Fri. at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St. Preliminary auction estimates. osonaauctions@gmail.com Or 508-228-3942. 9:30 AM - Ara’s Tours Experience Nantucket with Ara’s Tours. Reserve a seat by calling or texting 508-228-1951. Repeated at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, & later. 10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Burger Bar + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. Repeated at 2:15 pm 11:30 AM to 3 PM - Spring Lunch Special in Brant Point Grill A 2-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $25, served Mon.Sat.for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton St. 508-228-2500 4:30 PM - Buckle & Shake Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 5:30 PM - Spring Dinner Special in Brant Point Grill A 3-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $35, served nightly for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-228-2500 6 to 7 PM - Free Author Talk: Andrew Carroll Carroll’s book My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War draws on a rich trove of letters and diaries to create a vivid and moving account of Americans in World War I. Book signing to follow. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street 6:30 PM - Film for Thought: “Chasing Trane” The film explores the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane and reveals passions, experiences & forces that shaped his life revolutionary sounds. Showing in Dreamland, 17 S. Water Street. 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Knitting and Crocheting Circle Nantucket Atheneum Main Floor, 1 India Street 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Come aboard with your favorite beverages & snacks to watch a beautiful Nantucket sunset. Offered every evening. Reservations 508-2287037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 7 PM - Nantucket Walkabout Sunset Hike: Polpis Harbor Learn of the formation of Nantucket & Polpis harbors, salt marsh ecosystem + conservation efforts with a backdrop of sunset over the Harbor & Coatue. Reserve at 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com

THURSDAY, MAY 25 8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Smooth Hummocks See this rare and fascinating island ecosystem with rare wildflowers & grasses. Reserve: 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9 AM - Free Greenhouse Tour Learn about Bartlett’s Farm, their greenhouses, and how they grow organic. Wear comfy shoes & meet at market, 33 Bartlett Farm Rd. 10 to 10:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 18-36 mos Limited to first 10 toddlers + caregivers. Tickets at 10 am at the Children’s Desk. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street. 10 to 11:15 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm


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10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm. 10 AM to 5 PM - Rafael Osona Auction Preview Browse the vast array of fine home furnishings & antiques, fine art, Nantucket art & baskets, hand-woven Oriental carets, estate jewelry, sterling silver, folk art, maritime artifacts and more at The American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St Auction on Saturday. 508-228-3942 11 to 11:30 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 3+ Stories & songs program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 2:15 to 3:45 PM - Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination. Departs from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 4:30 PM - Lance Mountain Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.

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Classic & updated clothing for a new season! Murray’s…

THE SHOP FOR MEN THE SHOP FOR WOMEN

• “M” Crest • Bonobos • Castaway Nantucket Island • Bills Khakis • Corbin • Michaels Swimwear • New England Shirt Company • Gitman • Lacoste • Ledbury • Hommard Cashmere • Saint James • Seaward & Stern • Vineyard Vines • Embroidered Pants and Shorts

EXCLUSIVE!

• Peter Millar Crown Shop • Smathers and Branson • Castaway • Bonobos

DESIGNER SPORTSWEAR

• Forrest Lennard • Peter Millar • Polo by Ralph Lauren

TOILETRIES & ACCESSORIES

• Beltology • Cole Haan • Jockey • Lacoste • Randolph sunglasses Parlour by Smathers and Branson • Polo • Royall • Sailormade • Smathers & Branson • Shinola • Thomas Bates • Truefitt & Hill • Vineyard Vines • YRI • cufflinks

FOUL WEATHER GEAR

• Henri Lloyd • Barbour • Atlantis • Vineyard Vines

THE SHOP FOR MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SHOES

• Nina • Vionic • Earth • Birkenstock • Keds • Bass • Dansko • Aerosoles • Salomon • Arcopedico • André Assous • Uggs • • Ecco • Sperry Topsider • Timberland • Jambu • igi&co • Van Eli • Jack Rogers • Olukai • Nantucket Red • Alden • Peter Millar • Mephisto • E. Michaels • Ahnu • Ana‐Tech • Saucony • Vineyard Vines flip‐flops • Superga • Chinese Laundry • Cobb Hill

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING ON THE SECOND FLOOR

• Limeapple • Vineyard Vines • Gossip Girl • Lacoste • Polo Ralph Lauren • Castaway Nantucket • Glouchester Knits • Girls Jack Rogers • St. James • Just Madras • Johnny O • Hatley

WORLD FAMOUS NANTUCKET REDS™ TRADITIONAL, ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC

Our Nantucket Reds Collection is made of 100% cotton that softens and fades to pink with repeated washings. • Children’s pants, shorts, overalls, jumpers, polos, and tees Women’s capris, skirts • Men’s & Women’s shirts, pants, shorts, baseball caps, crew hats, t‐shirts, sweaters, socks, jackets, visors, watchbands, sweatshirts, fleece vests, chef’s aprons, luggage • Clutch • The Nantucket Reds Watch • Layette in 100% cotton

• Leggings • Cashmere Ponchos • Comfy USA • Castaway Nantucket Island • Tunics • Elliot Lauren • Embroidered Pants & Skirts • Jill McGowan • Foxcroft • Leon Levin • Linens • Nantucket Reds™ • Tiannello • Taylor • Not Your Daughter’s Jeans • Smashed Lemon • Three Dots

DESIGNER SPORTSWEAR & DRESSES

• Barbour • Comfy USA • Sailor Sailor • Lauren James • St. James • Elizabeth Mckay • Duffield Lane • Golfino • Tracy Negoshian • Vineyard Vines • Gretchen Scott • Donna Morgan • Dizzy Lizzie • Lisette • Castaway Nantucket

SWIMWEAR

• Anne Cole • Castaway Embroidered • Lauren James • Beach House • Lauren • Michael Kors • Tommy Bahama • Trina Turk • Ralph Lauren • Seawaves • Tommy Hilfiger • Vineyard Vines

LINGERIE AND NIGHTWEAR

• Calvin Klein • Coobie • Eileen West • Jockey • Carole Hochman • Martha M • Hanky Panky • Spanx • Ralph Lauren • Nu Bra

ACCESSORIES

• Cole Haan • Dooney • Eric Javits Hats & Bags • Estee Lauder • Beltology • Straw Hats • Socks • Headbands • LA Baggerie • Spartina • Shinola • Nantucket Throw • Polo • Key Rings • Nantucket Canvas Bags • Sunglasses • Sterling & 14k Jewelry • Vera Bradley Bags • Nantucket Gifts • Kendra Scott • evening bags • Kedron Nantucket Rugs • Hobo • Beach Towels • Brahmin • Kiel James Patrick • Wallaroo • Sondra Roberts • Straw Bags

Voted ‘Best of Nantucket’ for Men’s Clothing, Women’s Accessories, & Shoes

OUR 7 2 ND YEAR !

Murray’s Toggery Shop

62 Main Street, Nantucket 508-228-0437 • (800) 368-2134

www.nantucketreds.com info@nantucketreds.com Open Monday ‐ Saturday from 10am‐5pm Sunday from 10am‐4pm All Credit Cards Welcome • Open year-round

May 11-24

Volume 47, Issue 2  

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