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Imminent Front by Robert P. Barsanti The trucks are backing up on Old South Road: roofing trucks, plumbing trucks, landscapers with trailers, the ubiquitous UPS brown truck, and a truck with a wooden Chris Craft on its way down to Children’s Beach and the ramp. We all crept forward. It wasn’t raining. Since March, the skies have dripped water most days. One day comes wrapped in fog, the next in wind whipped sheets, the next in sprinkles. Then the dance repeats. This morning, the sun lurked behind racing billows of fog. In this space between the raindrops and the mosquitoes, I hoped to get out to Tom Nevers and mow the lawn for the guests. All of the spring rain has to go somewhere, and a healthy percentage had flowed into the twitchy growth of grass and weeds that passed for lawn. Their time was coming. We all looked at the sky. The great grey lid of winter had thinned. We lived under the roof of a grey tent, just as we had in February, in December, and in November. With the imminence of spring and boat schedules and traffic, the season would arrive, ready or not. The sky was pregnant with change; it would be born. Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer in the rest of the world. White shoes come out with the patio furniture and the kebab skewers. A signal is passed, then the women are wearing summer dresses, halter tops, and shorts. Out here, that signal gets lost in the fog, as Mayvember slips into Junuary. Perhaps summer might begin on the Fourth of July. Hard to tell. Nonetheless the season was imminent. It may be stuck behind a boat and a UPS truck, but it was coming. I crept along behind J & M Landscape and passed the Fairgrounds intersection. The plywood had been pulled up, the road narrowed, and the traffic returned. Town Meeting had held off modernity and the third rotary in a half mile by a few votes. No doubt many, waiting at this intersection this July, will remember and imagine a future with more circular motion. Eventually I headed east, the rain held off, and I pulled into the house on

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THURSDAY, MAY 23 8 AM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor also has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See the remaining historic landmarks from the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote CoskataCoatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. Book online at www.ttor.org/ccwr 10 AM - Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15 am, 1 pm, 2:15 pm, 4 pm, and 5:15 pm 10 AM - Great Point Eco Tour and Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Experience the natural beauty of Great Point and learn about our Gray Seal colony. 2hour trip. Tickets at. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com Again at 1:00 PM 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. 10 AM to 4 PM - Memorial Day Sale Don’t miss this annual sale — 30% off everything in the store at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street until May 27. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Taco Bar Featuring taco bar plus salad bar, and an assortment of pizza, nachos, fried rice, grilled veggies, wings, onion rings, and more. $13.95. Salad Bar alone: $9.95. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com

11:15 AM - Fifty Shades of Fabulous - The Story of Nantucket The dynamic story of Nantucket, led by 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl on a 3/4 mile, 90 min stroll. arrive 10 min early. Meet at Main & Centre Sts by bank steps. 508-332-0953 12 to 1 PM - Food for Thought: Conservation Restrictions and Your Nantucket Property Free lecture on conservation restrictions and your property on Nantucket by Cormac Collier and Emily Molden in the Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. 508228-1894. nha.org 12:45 PM - Linda Loring Nature Foundation Hike with Nantucket Walkabout LLNF’s publicly accessible property has easy trails thru sandplain grasslands, coastal shrublands, & along the North Head of Long Pond in sight of an active osprey nest. 110 Eel Point Road. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2 PM - Fifty Shades of Fabulous - The Story of Nantucket The dynamic story of Nantucket, led by 3 time runner-up in the Nantucket History Quiz Bowl on a 3/4 mile, 90 min stroll. arrive 10 min early. Meet at Main & Centre Sts by bank steps. 508-332-0953 3 to 4:30 PM - Vernal Pool Tour Join the Nantucket Land Council for an exploration of the vernal pools found on Nantucket. On a discovery walk led by Resource Ecologist RJ Turcotte, you will learn about vernal pools – bodies of water that form during the spring and provide essential habitat to a variety of species. Tours are free; advance registration is required: 508-228-2818 or nlc@nantucketlandcouncil.org. 3:30 to 6:30 PM - Buckle and Shake Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 5 to 7 PM - Memorable Wines Tasting Taste a line-up of wines you will not soon forget and discover ways to easily remind yourself what you had at the tasting last time! Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N. Beach Street. 508-228-2755 EpernayWines.com 6 to 7 PM - Free LVA English Class Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced. Open to all. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. 508-228-1110 ext. 113. NantucketAtheneum.org continued on page 8

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Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation As people return to the island it is often noted which restaurants have closed and reopened as something else, which streets now have stop signs, and what houses have newly popped up. The same is true for various conservation properties that may have undergone management over the winter. Case in point, heading out to the Linda Loring Nature Foundation on Eel Point Road, there have been some big clear cuts removing several pine stands. In December of 2018, the Linda Loring Nature Foundation was awarded a $48,200 grant from the MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program to create and improve grassland habitats by removing non-native invasive tree species. It was the largest grant given this grant cycle. The grant was used to fund the removal of standing dead and live invasive, non-native Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii) in an effort to restore sandplain grassland habitat. The existing vegetation on the Foundation’s Eel Point Road property consists of a mix of sandplain grasslands, sandplain heathlands, and coastal shrublands. In recent decades, the landscape has been invaded by Japanese black pine, a non-native invasive tree native to Japan and China. This fast-growing tree was originally planted in the early 1900s to provide a windbreak. However, Japanese black pine is susceptible to a turpentine beetle (Dendroctonus terebrans) feeding on the inner bark of the lower four feet of the trunk, and the tree can wind up as standing dead after reaching maturity. What were just a few trees decades ago are now large stands encroaching on sandplain grassland habitat which is host to rare and threatened plants and animals. Managing the trees is a high priority for the Foundation, as these pines are fire hazards, human health hazards as dead snags, and a threat to native biodiversity. According to Executive Director Kitty Pochman, the project marks a turning point in land management the Loring Foundation. By removing the invasive Japanese black pines, the landscape will be opened up to the grasslands and native heathlands beneath. The removal of the trees reintroduces the landscape to the wind and salt spray, which helped shape the landscape originally. “Stewardship of our 108 acres of preserved land is a high priority for the LLNF. We are thrilled to be awarded this important grant from the commonwealth that will further our research and conservation goals,” Pochman said. The direct treatment area is about six acres of nearly solid pine, both alive and standing dead. However, the effective area—the area that will benefit from treatment—is estimated to be over 50 acres as natural ecosystem processes are reinstated. Within the treatment areas, there are also over 140 recorded individuals of the state-listed species of special concern, sandplain blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium fuscatum). This species requires open sandplain grassland and heathland habitat. The Japanese black pine trees are encroaching on these plants, crowding and shading them out. With the help of skilled contractors, LLNF began management of the pines in January and February, when it is favorable to remove Japanese black pines.

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7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset, call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-2285585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Time varies with the setting sun, so call ahead. Bring along your favorite beverages and enjoy some of the finest sunsets around on this relaxing cruise. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide; 1 mi, lasts 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 712. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. 508-332-0953

FRIDAY, MAY 24 8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See the remaining historic landmarks from the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 9 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15, Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre sts by bank steps 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote CoskataCoatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. Book online at www.ttor.org/ccwr 10 AM - Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15 am, 1 pm, 2:15 pm, 4 pm, and 5:15 pm 10 AM - Biodiversity Walks with Dr. Sarah Bois Explore the unique, native sandplain grassland and coastal heathland flora & fauna of Nantucket found at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation property. We’ll explore what’s leafing out, what’s flowering, and who’s hatching along our gently rolling trail. $10 per trip (LLNF members free); no advance registration required. 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. 10 AM to 4 PM - Memorial Day Sale Don’t miss this annual sale — 30% off everything in the store at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street until May 27. 1 to 2 PM - Free Tai Chi for Wellness Nantucket Community School, in collaboration with A Safe Place, is offering Tai Chi for Wellness classes. Tai Chi is a non-strenuous, complete body exercise consisting of a series of slow, gentle, choreographed movements that improve balance and relax mental states. Haddon Hall, 56 Centre St. 1 to 4 PM - Foggy Roots Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 1 to 5 PM - Biological Collections Open Hours Ginger Andrews, Field Ornithologist, opens the Maria Mitchell Association Research Center each week as a space for anyone to interact with and learn about biological collections, collaborate on group projects, do research, or look through a microscope. Maria Mitchell Association, 4 Vestal Street. 508-228-9198 MariaMitchell.org 2 PM - Sankaty Bluff Hike with Nantucket Walkabout On this hike, walk south down the beach from the Hoicks Hollow Road public way to see examples of & learn about Nantucket’s geological past. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 3 to 5 PM - Makerspace for Teens - Painted Ceramics Summer is coming! Start dreaming of days on the water. Use paint to decorate a ceramic box shaped like a sailboat. All tools and materials will be supplied. Free for grades 6-12. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. 508-228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org 4 to 7 PM - Concrete Jungle Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 6 to 8 PM - Artists Open, and Cellography Reception A dynamic exhibition open to all Island artists. Exhibition includes the annual Cel-

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lography Exhibition of cell phone photography. Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. 508-228-0294 NantucketArts.org 7 PM - California Suite by Neil Simon Theatre Workshop of Nantucket presents this classic comedy at Bennett Hall, 62 Center Street. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset, call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-2285585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Time varies with the setting sun, so call ahead. Bring along your favorite beverages and enjoy some of the finest sunsets around on this relaxing cruise. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 7 to 8:30 PM - Film & Presentation: A Weaverly Path Screening and Nantucket Weavers Join the Atheneum for a screening of A Weaverly Path, a stunning portrait of famed weaver Silvia Heyde and a presentation of local Nantucket weavers work. Karin Sheppard of Island Weaves, Hillary Anapol and members of The Looms weaving studio will be present. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 508-228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org 8 to 10:30 PM - Live Music Enjoy the music of Sean Lee in the Lounge at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. Reservations: 508-325-1320 8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide; 1 mi, lasts 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 712. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. 508-332-0953

SATURDAY, MAY 25 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 to 9 AM - ACK Clean Team Help clean up various parts of Nantucket. The Clean Team is a group of over 400 Nantucketers which is dedicated to keep our beaches, dunes, roadsides and bike paths free of litter. Meet at Sanford Farm parking lot, to clean Madaket Road or at Handlebar Cafe to clean town. wconnell@connellandersen.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See the remaining historic landmarks from the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 9 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15, Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre sts by bank steps 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote CoskataCoatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. Book online at www.ttor.org/ccwr 10 AM - Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15 am, 1 pm, 2:15 pm, 4 pm, and 5:15 pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Vernal Pool Tour Join the Nantucket Land Council for an exploration of the vernal pools found on Nantucket. On a discovery walk led by Resource Ecologist RJ Turcotte, you will learn about vernal pools – bodies of water that form during the spring and provide essential habitat to a variety of species. Tours are free; advance registration is required: 508-228-2818 or nlc@nantucketlandcouncil.org. 10 AM - Great Point Eco Tour and Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Experience the natural beauty of Great Point and learn about our Gray Seal colony. 2hour trip. Tickets at. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com Again at 1:00 PM 10 to 11 AM - Library LEGO Challenge Come join some creative construction! The library will supply the LEGO bricks and a Challenge for you to complete. Program is FREE but space is limited. Please register for only one session per month. For children ages 5-10 Registration is required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 508-228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. 10 AM to 4 PM - Memorial Day Sale Don’t miss this annual sale — 30% off everything in the store at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street until May 27. 10 AM to 5 PM - Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Opening Day Nearly 170 years ago, lifesaving efforts by Nantucket residents rescued 226 shipwrecked emigres from Ireland. This summer, Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum brings to life the 1851 voyage of the passenger ship British Queen, its wreck, and the dramatic tale of how Nantucketers saved the lives of all on board. Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, 158 Polpis Road, on the WAVE shuttle’s Polpis Route. continued on page 13


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STRIPED BASS Fishing for striped bass in the waters of Nantucket has such a unique appeal. The fish can be found in a wide variety of places, along the shoreline, just outside the surf, or in the numerous shoals offshore. They are available to fish throughout the summer and even into the late fall, which is still an ideal time to visit the island. Also known as stripers, this variety of fish is a smart seafood choice because striped bass is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations. The meat of a striped bass is rich and flavorfulâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a happy medium between flaky and meaty. Its texture lies between cod and swordfish. This fish calls for a wine of the same stature. Domaine Jessiaume is a beautiful property located in Santenay, in the CĂ´te de Beaune of Burgundy, France. They own twenty-two acres of vines that span from the Nantucketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister city of Beaune to the charming village of Santenay, including holdings also in Pommard, Volnay and AuxeyDuresses. The viticulture terroir of each vineyard is linked to the notion of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Climatsâ&#x20AC;? in each of these distinctive regions. The wines at this property are made with minimal intervention and being converted to organic viticulture. Maison Jessiaume Bourgogne Blanc 2017 is made from 100% Chardonnay from a blend of vineyards in this region. It is floral, yet fruity on the nose with a generous mouth offering sweetness and nuances of pastry. It is aged in used oak barrels on the lees for 12 months, adding richness and texture to the wine. The simplicity of this wine makes it ever so drinkable with your fresh catch of the day!

TUNA For those who want a more adventurous day on the water, rise before the sun even begins to awaken and head way off shore for a day of tuna fishing. After a long trip out to sea and the many hours to takes to reel in a several hundred pound tuna, you will be thankful for the rewards of your hard work. Plus, seeing the sunrise over the foggy morning waters is a memory continued on page 9

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Imminent Front from page 5

Sandpiper. The lawnmower sat upright in the bed of the pick-up, tied down with bungee cords and good wishes. Mowing lawns with the push mower had gone from an eccentric choice that could be rationalized with some nod towards frugality to a particularly odd practice. Any of the real landscapers could pop in here with some orbital thing and mow the yard in about twenty minutes and then move on. I have absolutely no excuse other than this was the way I had always mowed. As if technology and industry somehow didn’t count in this version of the future. I dropped the rear gate, pulled out the two-by-fours, and pushed the mower into position. When I was younger and more foolish, I would put a foot on the rear wheel, spring up, and walk the mower down on the planks. But, in an excess of caution, I decided I didn’t want to harm the ancient back gate on the truck and wouldn’t put extra strain on it. So, I reached into the bed, grabbed the front of the mower and gently pulled on it. And my back scrunched itself up. I got the mower on the ground, then I lay on the grass next to it. I felt each muscle on the right side contract. The one close to my spine tightened, and then the next three tightened, then a shooting pain shot down to my right knee, ankle, and big toe. I was on my back, in pain, with a car near me, the lawn mower with in feet, and my phone in the cab. Above me, the sun dimmed and brightened behind the rolling fog. A sea gull circled very high up, and I hoped he didn’t notice me. Slowly, I transformed from misfortune, to tragedy, to joke as the seagull circled high above. Then it was joined by another. I heard the laughter of my death at the Angler’s Club, at the Admiralty, even at Sankaty. Pecked to death by gulls then mocked over Bud Light. And it started to sprinkle. Shame tasks me. It stretched out my right leg until the cramp straightened and the pain eased. I rolled over and pushed my butt into the air. Each muscle in my back unwound, then wound back, then unwound again until I could rise on all fours. And then stand. Then I mowed the yard. I ignored the pain, I pushed on through the contractions, until it all subsided into an ache that I could almost pretend wasn’t really there. I pushed the mower back up the two by fours at a run before my back gave out again. Then I walked the street. Things won’t always be this good. Time is an arrow, pointing down. The young man has left; the young man could trap the inside linebacker, could walk thirty-six holes with two golf bags on each shoulder, and could carry load after load of cedar shingles up a thirty-foot ladder. When the going went weird, he went pro and left an old man twisted on the ground next to his pickup truck. The years twisted his back; next time, he may not get up before the gulls notice. Things won’t always be this good. This house will be sold and someone else, with a modern mower, will patrol between the scrub oak. And there will be storms. And the stock market will either crash or soar higher and push us all off. We ignore change as if it were the weather. But change continues to seep inland, be it from realtors, bankers, or weathermen. Before I took a chance at sitting in the car, I climbed up to the deck. Each step stretched the muscles a little bit more. Up top, I paced. The sun had finally emerged under the cloud deck and burned the island golden. The waves broke where the Navy Base once was, the gull circled, and the sun sank lower. Our day was ending.

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LOBSTER If fishing isn’t your sport, and you prefer to do the work on land, lobsters are the way to go for another seafood delicacy found on-island. While you could go to a lovely waterfront restaurant that will serve you lobster already out of the shell, there is something to be said about working for your next meal by having the experience of taking the lobster out of the shell yourself. Nantucket’s favorite sip of summer should be close at hand. Hogwash Rosé of Grenache 2018 is just pure fun in a glass. This wine was started when Winemaker Tuck Beckstoffer was invited to co-host a charity fundraiser featuring southern barbeque. Coincidentally Tuck had been experimenting with making rosé from a special Grenache vineyard in the Central Coast of California that he thought would be ideal for a rosé that paid homage to the rosés from the South of France and yet distinctly California in style. This wine is salmon-pink in color with fresh, lively aromas of rose, raspberry and orange. The flavors of mandarin and peach are balanced with soft acidity, making your mouth water for more. No hogwash about this match made in Nantucket heaven! The bounty of the ocean available from our Nantucket waters is a bonus to living on such a magical island. Please remember that boating and alcohol consumption do not mix, and be sure to enjoy your wine on much drier land.

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Events & Entertainment Events updated online daily at Nantucket.net from page 8

11:30 AM to 2 PM - Saturday Brunch at Wauwinet A delectable brunch along the waters of Nantucket Bay in Toppers at the Wauwinet, . Reservations: 508-228-0145 12 to 3 PM - Perfect Day Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 2 PM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, but their groves & small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 4 to 7 PM - Concrete Jungle Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 5:30 to 7 PM - Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater Enjoy breathtaking Nantucket Harbor views and signature cocktails with family and friends. 21 years or older. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 6:45 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 7 PM - California Suite by Neil Simon Theatre Workshop of Nantucket presents this classic comedy at Bennett Hall, 62 Center Street. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset, call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-2285585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Time varies with the setting sun, so call ahead. Bring along your favorite beverages and enjoy some of the finest sunsets around on this relaxing cruise. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com

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8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide; 1 mi, lasts 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 712. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. 508-332-0953

SUNDAY, MAY 26 7 AM to 1 PM - Benedict Sunday Savor one of several special versions of Eggs Benedict every Sunday morning at The Downyflake, new specials each week. 18 Sparks Ave. 8 AM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot, see & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8 AM to 1 PM - Sunday Brunch A sweet and savory selection at this downtown chef-owned Nantucket classic: Centre Street Bistro, 29 Centre Street. 508-228-8470 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See the remaining historic landmarks from the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 10 AM - Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15 am, 1 pm, 2:15 pm, 4 pm, and 5:15 pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. 10 AM to 2 PM - Sunday Brunch Classic dishes with waffle, pancake, omelet, carving stations, a raw bar, Bloody Mary Bar, plus Kids Corner, all with a beautiful view of the harbor. Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. Reservations: 508-325-1320 10 AM to 4 PM - Memorial Day Sale Don’t miss this annual sale — 30% off everything in the store at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street until May 27. 11:30 AM to 2 PM - Sunday Brunch at Wauwinet A delectable brunch along the waters of Nantucket Bay in Toppers at the Wauwinet, . Reservations: 508-228-0145 continued on page 14

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1 PM - Memorial Day Parade The parade begins at the American Legion Hall winds through town past the Main Street Civil War memorial to Prospect Hill Cemetery, where there will be speakers and an observance. 2 PM - Gardner Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This hike is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests with a walkway over a cattail-choked inlet. This hike is close to Cisco Beach & Cisco Brewery. Tickets:. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 2 to 4 PM - Concrete Jungle Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 3 PM - California Suite by Neil Simon Theatre Workshop of Nantucket presents this classic comedy at Bennett Hall, 62 Center Street. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org 4 to 7 PM - Perfect Day Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 5 PM - Annual Bird-a-Thon Begins Birders and friends fan out across the island to record as many bird species as possible found in a 24-hour period starting May 26 at 5pm. Sponsored by Maria Mitchell Association: free to participate in this event, but donations are accepted at 508-2289198 and at mariamitchell.org 5:30 to 7 PM - Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater Enjoy breathtaking Nantucket Harbor views and signature cocktails with family and friends. 21 years or older. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 6:30 PM - Smith’s Point Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout See an amazing sunset at the westernmost extremity of Nantucket in sight of Tuckernuck Island. Walk back on the beach under the rising moon & stars, and maybe take a dip in the ocean if you’re game. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset, call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-2285585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Time varies with the setting sun, so call ahead. Bring along your favorite beverages and enjoy some of the finest sunsets around on this relaxing cruise. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide; 1 mi, lasts 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 712. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. 508-332-0953

MONDAY, MAY 27 8 AM - Smooth Hummocks Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Smooth Hummocks is Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses that thrive in sandy, nutrient-poor soil. Smooth Hummocks is a fascinating island ecosystem with many things to teach us. 508-4227466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See the remaining historic landmarks from the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 9 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2 1/2 mi, 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular summer homes on Nantucket. $20, $15 for 65+ and teens (+13) $5 for age 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre sts. 10 min early 508-332-0953 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote CoskataCoatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. Book online at www.ttor.org/ccwr 10 AM - Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15 am, 1 pm, 2:15 pm, 4 pm, and 5:15 pm 10 AM - Great Point Eco Tour and Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Experience the natural beauty of Great Point and learn about our Gray Seal colony. 2hour trip. Tickets at. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com Again at 1:00 PM 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. 10 AM to 4 PM - Memorial Day Sale Don’t miss this annual sale — 30% off everything in the store at Freedman’s of Nantucket, 14 Centre Street until May 27. 2 PM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck & others were inspired by Nantucket on

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this 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll. $20, $15 for seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence, 10 min early. 508-332-0953 2 PM - Lost Farm Sanctuary Hike with Nantucket Walkabout The area is within Nantucket’s oldest outwash plain of sandplain grasslands and contains pitch pine forests and a cattail-choked inlet over which a small walkway passes. This is one of the shorter hikes and is close to Cisco Beach and Cisco Brewery. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 3:30 to 7 PM - Salty Sweet Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 4 to 5 PM - Nantucket Irish Dance Showcase Enjoy a traditional dancing of these spirited young people. Guaranteed to bring a smile to all! Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Free. 508-228-1894 nha.org 5:30 to 7 PM - Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater Enjoy breathtaking Nantucket Harbor views and signature cocktails with family and friends. 21 years or older. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset, call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-2285585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Time varies with the setting sun, so call ahead. Bring along your favorite beverages and enjoy some of the finest sunsets around on this relaxing cruise. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com

TUESDAY, MAY 28 8 AM - Gardner Farm-Lost Farm Loop Hike with Nantucket Walkabout This 2.5 mile hike explores plant succession on globally threatened habitat know as sandplain grasslands. These former vegetable farms are now dominated by pitch pines, but their groves & small forests are broken up by meadows of wildflowers. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See the remaining historic landmarks from the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 9:45 to 10:30 AM - Free Music in the Morning Ages 2 to 7 Join Lizza Obremski in the Atheneum Gallery for fun and engaging songs, singing games, and movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Free admission. Appropriate for ages 2-7. Space is limited. Tickets are available the day of the program when the library opens. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. free. 508-228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org 10 AM - Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15 am, 1 pm, 2:15 pm, 4 pm, and 5:15 pm 10 AM - Great Point Eco Tour and Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Experience the natural beauty of Great Point and learn about our Gray Seal colony. 2hour trip. Tickets at. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com Again at 1:00 PM 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. 10 AM to 12 PM - Class: Janie Hobson Dupont, iPhone Photography Janie Hobson Dupont shows participants how to take better photos using their iPhone and iPad. Please bring your iPhone or iPad to class so you can learn by doing. The class is limited admission is free, but registration is required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 508-228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org 2 PM - Polpis Harbor Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Festooned with salt marshes populated with nesting & fishing shorebirds, Polpis Harbor also has beautiful meadows overlooking the east cove. Part 2 of this hike is a closer look at Nantucket Harbor from an inner harbor coastal bank. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 3 to 4 PM - Library LEGO Challenge Come join some creative construction! The library will supply the LEGO bricks and a Challenge for you to complete. Program is FREE but space is limited. Please register for only one session per month. For children ages 5-10 Registration is required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 508-228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org 3:30 to 7 PM - Salty Sweet Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 5:30 to 7 PM - Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater Enjoy breathtaking Nantucket Harbor views and signature cocktails with family and friends. 21 years or older. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 5:30 to 7 PM - Presentation: ‘Lessons from Tijuana’ Join Rev. Linda and Gary Simmons as they explore their recent trip to Casa del Migrante and Instituto Madre Assunta in Tijuana, Mexico. Gary’s photos will grace this exploration of heart and mind learned from the people who risk their lives in search of safety, security and home. Sponsored by the Immigration Resource Center. Free admission. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 508-228-1110 continued on page 38


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aground during a snowy blizzard, in icy shallow water 12 miles from Nantucket Harbor. Captain Christopher Conway ordered his ship’s sails to be cut and stowed away to stabilize the ship in the roaring wind; seawater washed over the ship and began filling the passenger hold. The more than 200 Irish souls on board, immigrants fleeing famine and journeying in hopes of better lives in America, had endured a 3,000-mile trip during an unexpected two months at sea and were now facing probable death. Drenched and cold, they huddled together in groups to ward off the life-threatening elements. Thankfully, a fire-watchmen in a Nantucket church tower spotted the ship in distress. Almost 36 hours after the British Queen was grounded, seasoned mariners on the island were able to launch a harrowing rescue effort, which saved the lives of all on board, including families with children and the ship’s crew. In the end, just two already-ill passengers had died during the British Queen’s stranding, before the Nantucket lifesavers arrived. Opening this Saturday, May 25 and continuing through the 2019 season, the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum will tell the dramatic story of The British Queen. Located on 158 Polpis Road, this museum preserves and shares the memory of the brave islanders who time and time again risked their lives to save shipwrecked mariners. During the 19th Century, hundreds of ships passed by Nantucket Island each day, all navigating without the benefit of modern nautical technology. Unpredictable storms, dense fog, and strong currents often caught even the most experienced sailors off-guard. Treacherous shoals and inclement weather led to more than 700 shipwrecks in the surrounding waters of Nantucket, causing the area to be dubbed “a graveyard of the Atlantic.” Accounts of the dramatic rescue tell about the touch-and-go transfer of passengers from the British Queen by harnessing them in ropes and lowering them onto boats from Nantucket—a group of two schooners and a paddlewheel steamboat put into service as rescue craft. The height of Nantucket’s days as a whaling port had passed, but many expert seamen still lived on the continued on page 18

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island and were part of seafaring ventures including the salvaging of wrecked ships. Once aboard the Nantucket vessels, the passengers from the British Queen were taken to the island’s Straight Wharf, where townspeople welcomed them with dry clothes, food, and shelter in heated churches, public buildings, and private homes. After a six days on the island, most of the British Queen passengers continued their trip to New York on Christmas Day, 1851, aboard the Telegraph, the same paddlewheel steamer that had been part of Part of the permanent collection their rescue. A few stayed behind, reportedly appreciative of the warm welcome given to them on Nantucket and happy to settle there instead of venturing further. Today, descendants of both the British Queen passengers and rescuers are among Nantucket residents. Prominent among descendants of survivors is the Mooney family, descended from passengers Robert Mooney and his bride Julia. Parents of seven children, the couple became prosperous farmers on the island. Their grandson served as sheriff on the island, and their great-grandson Robert F. Mooney, who died in 2016, became a prominent local lawyer, historian, and author who was elected to the state legislature and whose children currently live on Nantucket. He also served on the board of Nantucket Shipwreck and continued on page 19

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Lifesaving Museum. One of the only known physical remnants of the wreck, the quarterboard from the British Queen, is owned by the Mooney family and is part of this summer’s exhibit, along with first-hand accounts of the shipwreck, contemporary newspaper reports, and stories of the Irish immigrant experience from their homeland and streets of Dublin to their landing on Nantucket’s Straight Wharf. In addition to this season’s featured exhibit, the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum also displays permanent exhibits that are devoted to the history of Nantucket lifesaving, famous shipwrecks and rescues, life-saving equipment, the daily routine at a life-saving station, and the workings of the modern-day United States Coast Guard. Their collection of more than 5,000 artifacts includes a period surfboat, beach carts, vintage photographs, and a Fresnel lens from Brant Point Lighthouse and Great Point Lighthouse. The museum also hosts fun family events such as An Evening of Shipwreck Stories & Sea Shanties on June 19, Pirates & Mermaids Sail with Nanpuppets aboard the Lynx, a Maritime Speaker series, maritime music events, and Family Days on June 24, July 10, and August 14. Starting on July 9, weekly programs for children are held every Tuesday morning through the summer. For dates and details on these events, visit eganmaritime.org/events Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, just over three miles from Nantucket Town at 158 Polpis Road, opens for the 2019 season this Saturday, May 25 at 10 am. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays from noon to 5 pm. The museum can be reached by car, bike, taxi, Egan Maritime’s Shipwreck Shuttle or via Nantucket’s public bus system The Wave - Polpis Route. Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for seniors and students; and $5 for ages 6-17. Children under six are admitted free. The museum participates in the Blue Star program offering active members of the military and their families free admission. Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum is the oldest of its kind in the U.S. and part of the Egan Maritime Inphoto by Katie Kaizer stitute.

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Under the terms of the grant, the work was completed by late April. Winter is the best time to manage Japanese Black Pine. Similar pines, like the native pitch pine (Pinus rigida) have been used as roost trees for breeding Northern Long Eared Bats. These bats are state listed and federally endangered, so protecting their habitat is a priority. Because of this, there is a state-mandated moratorium on pine removal (of all species) during bat breeding season between June 1 and July 31. Any pitch pines that were present within the management areas at LLNF were spared during the removal process. Twelve towns and organizations across the state were awarded more than $300,000 in grants for wildlife habitat improvement projects. The MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program was developed to establish partnerships between MassWildlife and private and municipal landowners to enhance habitat and increase recreational opportunities on properties across the state. This year, funds provided through the grant program will benefit 12 wildlife habitat improvement projects, including LLNF as well as the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. “Making smart investments in projects to restore and manage protected lands across the Commonwealth furthers our administration’s dedication to land conservation,” Gov. Charlie Baker said. “With this funding, municipalities and local organizations will be able to significantly improve habitat for rare and endangered species and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities.” In early May, Senator Julian Cyr and State Representative Dylan Fernandez came to LLNF to tour the managed areas and learn more about island conservation and management. “Stewardship of natural habitats is critical for communities on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket,” Sen. Cyr said. “These monies will help ensure that native wildlife in our unique region of the Commonwealth is precontinued on page 24

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Featured Restaurant: Brant Point Grill

The Best in Every Category by Carl Oscar Olson As diners, we often seek out the best a restaurant has to offer. There are many categories to consider, and sometimes sacrifices must be made for not all can make the grade in every category. On Nantucket, for the best steaks and seafood, the best views, the best cocktails, service, and more, the search ends successfully at Brant Point Grill. Located in the heart of the island on Easton Street, this fine dining yet family-friendly establishment is not only a destination for many but a prominent piece of Nantucket’s history. Created in the 1920s, the hotel was originally a collection of rustic cottages. Founder Elizabeth T The mACKtail, Surfside Sour, and Ludwig dreamed of the day Northern Exposure Cocktails her vision would become the finest harbor-side hotel on Nantucket. Smiling staff, wide doors, and warm decor greeted us as we were escorted to our seats. Though the sun was setting, the views of the harbor were still stunning. We all looked forward to returning when the weather is warmer and days are longer, each of us planning to take full advantage of the BPG bounty that is outdoor seating. A shining bucket of breads graced our table, overflowing with a variety of soft bakes and crunchy crisps. The wine list is a connoisseur’s dream with hundreds of bottles from around the world, and beer drinkers rejoice over a superb selection of local New England microbrews. Since the cocktail list had been freshened up for the spring season, we decided to try a few house favorites. The Surfside Sour is a tantalizing take on the classic Mai Tai. Diplomatico Mantuano Rum and Plantation Pineapple rum are tied together with a few dashes of bitters, a pour of Macadamia nut orgeat, and squeeze of fresh lemon. It’s opaque and frosty and so sippable. The herbal, earthy, fruity, and fragrant Northern Exposure mixes Elephant Gin, a small-batch spirit combining rare African botanicals with fresh apples. Caraway and fennel infused vodka and a ginger & green apple verjus make it complete. We were all surprised and delighted by The mACKtail, the perfect balance of Los Poblanos Organic Lavender Syrup, lemon, and club soda. It sparkles with beautiful balance and had us coming back for more. The surprising part? It is non-alcoholic. The menu changes with the season, a great reason to come back often

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Our favorite starter of the evening is the Pineland Farms Beef Carpaccio. A canvas of barely browned, razorthin, melt-in-your-mouth beef medallions cover the plate in a decorative pattern. Atop are smatterings of rich truffle aioli and black garlic, tangy pickled red onions, and shimeji mushrooms. Brioche croutons add a crunchy contrast. This dish will have you coming back for more. The Brant Point Grill is the only place you need to go for your steak and lobster fix. Their beef is all Prime Aged Rib Eye sourced from Pineland Farms in Maine, where cattle is raised humanely and fed a strict vegetarian diet. This is simply the highest quality and best tasting beef available, where farmers practice the “Never-Ever” protocol: no antibiotics, no added hormones, and no animal byproducts. Everyone’s favorite crustaceans are brought in by boat daily. The standard mode of preparation is on the grill, but lobsters here can also be steamed, boiled, or baked to please any patron. The cook proved as good as the cut as the magnificent marbling of fat just melted away in the 16-ounce Prime Aged Rib Eye. Underneath the charred, caramelized crust was perfectly pink, medium rare meat, and each bite was better than the last. There are four side sauces to choose from for steaks served at Brant Point Grill, and we couldn’t choose just one. Each adds a different edge to the steak, from the tantalizing tang of the bernaise to the lovable funk of the blue cheese, but our favorite was Executive Chef Thomas William Pearson’s rich peppercorn. First the turf, then the surf: the Atlantic Halibut Fillet is a seafood sensation. The crackling sear on the fish gives way to pearlescent, flaky flesh. Atlantic Halibut Served alongside baby leeks and broccolini, all of it takes a dip in a wonderful crab, clam, and mussel sauce. Fingerling potatoes help soak up every drop. A creative vegetarian choice—Pea and Mint Tartlet—is served with a table side pour: a verdant cascade to complete the dish. A wreath of spring

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vegetables encircles the beautifully browned tart, dollops of tomato jam adds an edge of color and sweetness. At first glance, the Spiced Rohan Duck almost had us fooled, with its rosy medium rare color camouflaging itself as beef. One taste and you’ll understand why this is the best duck we have ever tasted. Fork tender, it’s served alongside the deep, rich flavors of Spiced Rohan Duck duck sausage and caramelized endives. We loved a piece of the sweet-tart stewed rhubarb with every bite. For those of us who like to start the night early, the bar at BPG serves food from 3 pm. There are plenty of options from bites to burgers, but we recommend you try the Lobster Mac and Cheese. The bounty of claw meat within this creamy comfort food is unheard of, and the nutty tang from the Vermont cheddar is just so good with the sweet, tender lobster. Unlike many fine dining restaurants, the portions here are generous and filling. We were, needless to say, happily stuffed. But Brant Point Grill boasts some of the best desserts on the island, and we just couldn’t say no. A refreshingly refined Key Lime Tart (cover photo) arrives decked out with white chocolate ganache, raspberry sorbet, and other-worldly dehydrated meringue. Encircled by a spiraling red raspberry coulis, it’s picture perfect and every bite is a different experience. The Deconstructed Napoleon is a balancing act of sweet and tart. Sinful chocolate mousse practically floated it was so light, and the mango jam and jelly was vibrant and aromatic. Flavors from both could be found in the hazelnut ice cream resting on top. For the grand finale, the Panna Cotta took the cake. We dreamed of summer gardens while spooning through the chocolate soil and delicious mix of fresh berries, but our favorite component was the basil ice cream. Brant Point Grill achieves the ideal balance of perfection and approachability. Bring your date or bring your family, there’s simply something for everybody at BPG. 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 $59 Spring Dinner Prix Fixe: 3 courses for $45 Full Bar • Indoor & Outdoor Dining • Handicap Access Major Credit Cards Accepted • Families welcomed

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served for future generations.” Following the cutting and removal of woody debris, the LLNF staff are monitoring the treatment areas for regrowth. Part of the restoration process is to see what plants come into the areas that are now clear of Japanese black pines. At this point, there hasn’t been any addition of seeds. There are plenty of native grasses and forbs in the surrounding area that could naturally seed in and there is the potential for seeds that are still in the soil that have been long-dormant (in the seedbank). So far, the most excited thing to come up has been a spectacular display of pink lady slipper orchids (Cypripedium acaule) at the western-most management site. While this area has had lady slippers in the past, the removal of the Japanese black pines spurred the emergence of many more blooms than usual. In the coming years, the LLNF will continue to manage the Japanese black pine on the property; removing pine cones, clipping new sprouts, and cutting down larger stands.

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

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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.

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Nantucketreds.com 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.

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down the discreet little boardwalk on 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

16 Old South Wharf Lifestyle line of clothing & accessories

Open for the 2019 season

Stunning shawls for all seasons, gorgeous cashmere sweaters, must have dresses, beautiful accessories, unique gifts and all the apparel and accessories you need for summer and for holiday giving. Always stunning and great colors. Join us during May for new styles! RemyCreations.com

Art Reproduction, Posters, and Printing

The UPS Store

508-325-8884 Large format Digital Printing, Family Photos, Posters, & more Open Mon-Sat Locally owned and operated New location, same great service: 61 Old South Road

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

Artists & Galleries

Artists Association of Nantucket Gallery open 11 to 5 Monday-Saturday

508-228-0294 19 Washington St.

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

G. S. Hill Gallery

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

508-228-1353 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

Ireland Galleries

508-228-1907 Open Daily 13 Old South Wharf Jewelry, handbags, beachwear, & Lorene Ireland’s gorgeous sculpture & art

If you’re a lover of the arts, even if you’re not an artist yourself, then this is the place for you too! There’s always something new at IRELAND GALLERIES... paintings, sculpture, and Lorene Ireland’s world-famous mosaics and shell designs. Come check out the internationally acclaimed mosaic and shell artwork of Lorene Ireland, winner of World of Wearable Art!

Banking

Cape Cod 5

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

Open Monday-Saturday

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

Cook’s Cycle

Bike Rentals

Open Daily Bicycle Rentals, Sales, and Service

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

cookscyclesnantucket.com 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!


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Island Fun & Shopping Easy Riders

508-325-2722 65 Surfside Road

New Model Hybrid/Comfort Mountain & Road Bikes

EASY RIDERS BICYCLE RENTALS offers rentals, sales, and service, plus island-wide free delivery on all rentals and usually within an hour or so. With advanced on-line reservations, it’s the easiest way to experience Nantucket! Offering low prices and discounts on multi-day, weekly, monthly, and group rentals of top quality, new GT and Mongoose bicycles, as well as 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. easyridersbikerentals.com

Nantucket Bike Shop

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

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

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. nantucketbikeshop.com

Young’s Bicycle Shop

508-228-1151 6 Broad Street

“The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”

“Harvey A. Young’s Bicycle Shop “started on Nantucket in 1931. When Harvey sold the business to his son, Roger, it became YOUNG’S BICYCLE SHOP. Now with more than 85 years in business, the 3rd generation is running YOUNG’S. The Youngs and their staff provide you with the ideal rental bike for Nantucket. Their fleet of CANNONDALE and TREK bikes are well maintained so you and your family can have a safe and enjoyable bike ride around the island. Check out the website, give them a call, or stop in to see their friendly, knowledgeable staff so they can share with you “The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island.” Reservation & delivery services available. youngsbicycleshop.com

Books & Publications

Yesterday’s Island

Visit our online publication to see more articles, more photos, enter contests, and to share your impressions of Nantucket. For 49 years, YESTERDAY’S ISLAND has been the best source for planning your leisure time on Nantucket Island. From Daffodil Festival through Christmas Stroll, you can pick up our print editions, available everywhere, or you can visit us online at YesterdaysIsland.com. After you leave your favorite island, you can stay in touch with the happenings here — find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and sign up for our free Nantucket eNewsletter — look for the link at the top of Nantucket.net Yesterdaysisland.com

Bookstores

Mitchell’s Book Corner

508-228-1080 54 Main St

Open Daily See Calendar of Events for our book signings

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

Nantucket Bookworks

508-228-4000 25 Broad St

Open Daily Books, Cards, & Unique Gifts

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. nantucketbookworks.com

NRTA

See display ad for times and routes Year-Round Bus Routes

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 $2 or $3 depending on route, half fare for 65 & older, persons with disabilities, veterans, and active military personnel. Exact change is recommended or a future ride change card will be issued. Short term passes are available on any Wave vehicle. nrtawave.com

Murray Camp

Camps for Kids

508-325-4600 Think Summer!More fun than you can imagine for kids 4 to 13... Registration online for June 24 to August 16 Box 3437, Nantucket, MA 02584 Kids can enjoy Nantucket, too! Especially kids enrolled in MURRAY CAMP, the island’s oldest summer day camp for children ages 4 to 13. The enriching activities include swimming lessons, tennis, sailing, clay, painting, yoga, Hip Hop and Ballet dancing, ice skating, fishing & seal trips, printmaking, weaving, Mindfulness Training, gymnastics and much more. Weekly enrollment available. Murray Camp also offers private function child entertainment Their staff keep the children well entertained at beach parties, weddings and conferences. The camp is directed by Mary T. Murray, an educational psychologist trained at Harvard, who founded the camp with her husband, Chuck Bruno, a high school teacher, 31 years ago. The majority of the camp staff grew up attending the camp themselves. MURRAY CAMP provides children with the opportunity for social, academic, and physical enrichment. Give your child an unforgettable summer experience at MURRAY CAMP. For detailed infor & registration forms, visit the camp’s website or call the camp office at 508-325-4600. murraycampnantucket.com

Affordable Rentals

Car Rentals

Cars, jeeps, mopeds

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

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 year-round on select routes and thru mid-October on seasonal routes. See our schedule in this paper or visit nrtawave.com for complete information or pick up a riders

508-228-3501 Open daily at 6 South Beach Street

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

Nantucket Island Rent-a-Car

Free renter pickup at all boats, hotels, and inns

508-228-9165 In print, online, on your cell phone

Nantucket’s oldest & largest guide

May 23-29, 2019

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 pickup from all boats, hotels, and guest houses. Call ahead for our specials. All major credit cards accepted. Nantucketislandrentacar.com

Young’s Bicycle Shop

Open daily in season “The Cycle-logical Way to See Nantucket Island”

508-228-1151 6 Broad Street

Young’s Bicycle Shop added cars and 4x4’s to their rental fleet in the late 1970s. 4-door JEEP WRANGLERS and HONDA CIVIC SEDANS are their vehicle choices this year. Their Jeeps have manually convertible soft tops with both Town of Nantucket and Great Point beach driving stickers. The Civics are 4-door models with seat belts for 5. All YOUNG’S vehicles come equipped with windshield wipers if it rains (not likely), heaters if it’s cold (not this year), and AC if it’s too hot (it rarely gets too hot on Nantucket). Request a reservation at their website, call during open hours to check price and book a confirmed reservation or come by the shop to see what’s available today. youngsbicycleshop.com

Charters - Sailing & Boating

Endeavor

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

508-228-5585 Slip 1015, Straight Wharf

“Captain James Genthner shares his love of the Island with visitors aboard his sloop ENDEAVOR”— Ted Reinstein, CBS Good Day! Featured in Yankee Magazine’s Best of New England: “A cruise aboard the Endeavor is a lesson in beauty and local history.” “No one has done more to make sure that Nantucket’s maritime traditions are alive and well than Capt. Jim Genthner,” Nat Philbrick, author In the Heart of the Sea. The ENDEAVOR sails daily at 10am, 1pm, 4pm, and at sunset. Private charters, sailing celebrations, children’s programs, and gift certificates available. Call for information and reservations. endeavorsailing.com

Charters & Tours: Boating & Sailing

Shearwater Excursions

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

Call or visit us on Straight Wharf to choose your Island adventure! We offer Whale Watches, Seal Cruises, Up Harbor Eco Tours, Ice Cream Cruises, Whaling History Tours, Kids Fishing, Clamming Expeditions, Cocktail Cruises, and Sunset Cruises. Private chartering options available on all our boats. shearwaterexcursions.com


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Children’s Clothing & Accessories

Murray’s Toggery Shop

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Open Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm & Sun. 10-4 Classic & Updated Accessories for Men & Women

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

Pinwheels

Children’s clothing, toys and accessories

508-228-1238 Open daily at 32 Centre Street

Located at 32 Centre Street, PINWHEELS has been under the same ownership and a staple for all things kids for 30 years. Our motto has always been - clothing, toys and lots of fun. The friendly staff is ready with a smile to help you find something special. Alongside of Appaman, Pink Chicken, Petit Bateau, Tooby and Serendipity are beautiful items handmade for us that are unique to Nantucket. The selection of toys includes HABA, Corolle and Moulin Roty. Stop by 32 Centre Street to see why PINWHEELS is still a favorite after all these years.

Gray Lady Smoke Shop

Cigars

Thursday 2-5pm; Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties!

508-901-9399 Upstairs at 2 Union Street

Gray Lady Smoke Shop is your island destination for all your smoke shop needs. We carry pipes, tobacco, handmade accessories, and by far the island’s largest selection of fine cigars and quality glass.  Whether you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment for your day at the beach or walk around town, Gray Lady Smoke shop has what you need.  Come see us upstairs at 2 Union Street (just steps off Main Street, around the corner from Ralph Lauren). Call to arrange a Cigar Bar for your reception, celebration, wedding, or island event. AckGrayLady.com

NANTUCKET ISLAND’S

MURRAY CAMP Celebrating our 31st Anniversary!

May 23-29, 2019

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Classes & Workshops

Artists Association of Nantucket Open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

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

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

Aunt Leah’s Fudge

Confections

Free sample available: just ask!

508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

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

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

508-228-5814 Zero India Street

nantucketchocolate.com 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


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Island Fun & Shopping 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.

Consignment & Thrift

Island Treasures

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

Contests

NANTUCKET PHOTO CONTEST

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

Deadline is Sept. 12, 2019

This annual photo contest is a popular way to share your photos of Nantucket with the world. Winners of the 2018 Contest are online at nantucket.net. The 2019 Contest has begun: DEADLINE TO ENTER IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2019. We accept copyright-free images of Nantucket present and past. Email your entries to ACKPhotoContest@gmail.com or mail us a CD or thumb drive with electronic images from your digital camera. If you send us digital images, please make sure they are high-resolution. You can even mail in your prints of Nantucket Island. Visit Nantucket.net to see a great selection past entries and winners. nantucket.net/photos/contests.php

Copying, Mailboxes, Shipping

The UPS Store

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

Open Monday - Saturday

Nantucket’s UPS STORE has moved! Stop by their new location at 61 Old South Road for a variety of products and services to make your life easier: personal mailboxes, mail forwarding, 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

amazing shop and showcase kitchen is an experience not to be missed. Discover Sweet Inspirations~NantucketChocolate.com at ZERO INDIA STREET ~ In the heart of Nantucket. Open year-round. Come enjoy a complimentary tasting of delectable chocolate.

Furniture

Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

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

508-228-0789 17B North Beach Street

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

May 23-29, 2019

508-228-5814 Zero India Street

nantucketchocolate.com 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

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

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

Freedman’s of Nantucket

Gifts 508-228-3291 14 Centre Street

Open Daily - Memorial Day Sale 30% Off Storewide

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

Gray Lady Smoke Shop

508-901-9399 Upstairs at 2 Union Street

Thursday 2-5pm; Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties!

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

Hill’s of Nantucket

Unusual and Original Nantucket Theme Gifts

508-228-1353 Open 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

Open daily Authentic Island Merchandise with Special Nantucket Designs

508-228-5470 33 Straight Wharf

Visit the NANTUCKET BOAT BASIN AUTHENTIC SHOP and celebrate Nantucket Island with our limited edition apparel and accessories. We have a variety of island merchandise. We offer the highest quality wearables, headwear, and accessories for visitors, boaters, and islanders. Get your authentic Nantucket shirts, vests, hats, and more! You’ll find us at 33 Straight Wharf. SPRING SALE: up to 25% off! nantucketboatbasinshop.com

Signs, Banners, & Posters Open Monday - Saturday

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

Peter Beaton

Hats

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.

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Health Care

Nantucket Cottage Hospital

508-825-8100 57 Prospect St

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

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 arrowheadfurniture.com

Freedman’s of Nantucket

508-228-3291 14 Centre Street

Open Daily - Memorial Day Sale 30% Off Storewide

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

Jobe Systems

Home Media Systems

JOBE SYSTEMS has recently relocated our Experience Center to 26A Daffodil where we plan to continue our 10 years of being on-island to serve our valued Nantucket clients. For more than 25 years, JOBE SYSTEMS has offered homeowners the elegance and simplicity of discrete sound, quality lighting design, motorized shades, and hidden media systems. Our award-winning custom electronics firm specializes in providing our residential and commercial clients with lifestyle enhancing electronic systems utilizing a highly experienced team of in-house dedicated professionals that 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 that offer continuity of operation in multiple residences throughout the country when required. We’re located on Nantucket, and also have offices in Houston, Chicago, Vail/Aspen, and San Diego. jobesystems.com

Nantucket.net

Internet

508-228-6777 The Insider’s Guide to Nantucket: Beaches, Events, 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

ACK Weather

Island Apps

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

508-228-2505 158 Polpis Road

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

Call Nantucket

FREE download for IOS and Android

Your telephone book for Nantucket

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

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Jewelry

Blue Beetle

508-228-3227 Open daily at 12 Main Street

Jewelry & Gifts

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

Jewelers’ Gallery of Nantucket

508-228-0229 Open daily at 21 Centre Street

Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry

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

The Love Shack by Lola

Open for the 2019 Season 10 Old South Wharf Handcrafted sterling pendants, bracelets, jewelry, t-shirts, candles & more! LOLA™ designs and creates beautiful sterling jewelry with inspirational messages on the back marking important moments in peoples lives. With more than 30 pendant designs varying in size and gorgeous colors, creating your own look is endless and addicting. THE LOVE SHACK is home to our entire jewelry collection and is inspiration for our apparel, candles, soaps and more. Everything you need for your very own Love Shack! lolacompany.com

Nantucket Pearl Company

508-332-1508 26A Daffodil Lane

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

May 23-29, 2019

508-228-1353 online and at 40 Straight Wharf

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

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

Mortgages & Banking Cape Cod 5

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

508-247-1709; 508-247-1795 112 Pleasant Street and Zero Main Street

CAPE COD FIVE will give you more than just a mortgage... they’ll help make your dream come true! Fixed Rate, Adjustable Rate, Jumbo Loans, Affordable Housing, Construction & Land Loans for first time home buyers. Call Beth Ann Meehan at 508-247-1709 or Lauren Ard at 508-2471795 or visit their website at www.capecodfive.com

Museums & Sites

Maria Mitchell Association

508-228-9198

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

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

508-228-1894 15 Broad Street

No trip to Nantucket is complete without a trip to the NANTUCKET WHALING MUSEUM . In this top-quality exhibition venue, visitors can see a 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, a restored 1847 candle factory, exquisite collections of scrimshaw, artwork, artifacts from centuries of Nantucket life, and a fully accessible rooftop observation deck with an unmatched panoramic view and cozy seating. Discover treasures from Nantucket’s cellars and attics in the newly redesigned, artifactrich 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


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Vol. 49 No. 3 • YesterdaysIsland.com

May 23-29, 2019

Island Fun & Shopping Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum

508-228-1177 49 Union Street, a short walk from Main St.

Open for the season! “Innovations in Nantucket Basketry”

Weaving Nantucket’s past into its future, the NANTUCKET LIGHTSHIP BASKET MUSEUM is THE place to go to learn about this island craft and why these baskets are so treasured. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the Lightship Basket’s significance for future generations. Located in the historic district, the Museum is a five minute walk from lower Main Street. Parking available. Open Tuesday-Saturday. nantucketlightshipbasketmuseum.org

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Opening May 25 for the 2019 season New Exhibit: Courage & Calamity - 50 Ships against the Sea

American Brasserie Romantic candle-lit dining room

A Nantucket Tradition of Good Taste Featuring seasonal specials and Ships Inn classics Open for Dinner Call for reservations

13 Fair Street 508-228-0040

508-228-1885 158 Polpis Road

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

Nursery

Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

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

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM has a spacious garden center with a fabulous selection of plants, flowers, pottery, fountains, statues, garden structures, and garden accessories. In addition, their indoor showroom carries the largest selection of indoor & outdoor furniture on the island, featuring teak, aluminum patio sets and more. Stop by their location near the airport, just beyond the Thai House restaurant, and browse through their wide variety of home accessories, including decorative items, table settings, indoor furniture, and unique gifts. ARROWHEAD NURSERY & SHOWROOM...where home and garden meet. arrowheadnursery.com

Rentals and Properties for Sale

ACK Distinctive Properties

508-332-8044

Find your perfect Nantucket Home

112 Pleasant Street Zero Main Street 888-225-4636 www.capecodfive.com

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

Island Cashmere

NMLS# 401717

Shoes

Cashmere sweaters, accessories, shoes

Souza’s Seafood

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

508-228-9140

Call for our weekly specials

Gift Certificates Available • Handicap Accessible

Open 9 am–7 pm Year-round • 23 Trotter’s Lane Look for the Lobster Flag

508-228-7611 Open daily at 32 Centre Street

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

Murray’s Toggery Shop

Open Mon.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm & Sun. 10-4 Classic & Updated Accessories for Men & Women

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Nantucketreds.com 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.


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Smoke Shop

Gray Lady Smoke Shop

508-901-9399 upstairs at 2 Union Street

Thursday 2-5pm; Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm Fine Cigars, Tobaccos, & Accessories. We do parties!

May 23-29, 2019

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Tours - Van

Gail’s Tours, Inc.

508-257-6557 Call for pickup

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

Gray Lady Smoke Shop is your island destination for all your smoke shop needs. We carry pipes, tobacco, handmade accessories, and by far the island’s largest selection of fine cigars and quality glass. Whether you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment for your day at the beach or walk around town, Gray Lady Smoke shop has what you need. Come see us upstairs at 2 Union Street (just steps off Main Street, behind Ralph Lauren), or call to arrange a cigar bar for your reception, celebration, wedding, or island event. AckGrayLady.com

GAIL’S TOURS, tours of Nantucket guided by native islander Gail Johnson who has been giving tours for more than 40 years, gives you a look at the Island with a personal touch. Gail leads tours in her 14-passenger Ford 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.

Special Events

Tours - Walking

Nantucket Dental Society

201-406-5783 Register online

13th Annual Seminar: June 20 to 22, 2019

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 CE credits, and experience Nantucket. The 2019 speakers include Dr. James Boyd, Gino Desimone, and Dr. David Lustbader. Register online at nantucketdental.com

Summer Shades

Sunglasses 508-325-5530 The Courtyard, Straight Wharf

The Island’s largest selection of sunglasses

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.

Theatre

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

Neil Simon’s CALIFORNIA SUITE from May 24-June 15 Community Theatre at It’s Finest

508-228-4305 at Bennett Hall, 62 Centre St

TWN has been the island’s live theatre company for more than 60 years. Their 2019 Season begins on May 24 with the Neil Simon’s CALIFORNIA SUITE. Season Subscriptions are on sale now. For subscriptions and tickets, call the TWN box office at 508-228-4305, stop by upstairs at 50 Main Street, or visit Ttheatreworkshop.com

Tours - Beach

Natural History & Beach Tour Tours Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Book online at www.ttor.org/ccwr

508-228-6799 Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

The greater coastscape, which includes the federally owned Great Point Lighthouse and Nantucket Conservation Foundation land, is a double-fingered peninsula jutting northward between the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Sounds is so much more: a blend of sandy beach, rolling dunes, and forest uplands both rugged and serene. The refuge provides multiple habitats for an array of coastal plant and animal species, including heather and beach plum, a maritime oak forest and savannah of red cedar – the largest of its kind in New England – which offer shelter to deer. At the beachfront, watch for horseshoe crabs advancing in extremely slow motion, seals basking in the sun, and shorebirds skittering above the surf line. NEW for 2019: book online at www.ttor.org/ccwr

Tours - Bus

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

Island Tours 774-368-4408 Tours last 1 hour, 15 min. Call for schedule & to book for weddings & groups Nantucket’s Premiere Transportation Company 10 Washington Street NANTUCKET ISLAND TOURS is the premiere transportation company on the island. Utilizing our brand new, air-conditioned buses, we will ensure you travel in style, and comfort! Whether it be a bus tour around Nantucket, your dream wedding, or a company or group outing, we have something to suit you. nantucketbustours.com

Nantucket Walkabout

508-422-7466

Book online & meet at Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington St nantucketwalkabout.com Daily Guided Wilderness Hikes on Nantucket see website for hikes & times Explore Nantucket’s wilderness with “Walking Nantucket” and “Nantucket: A Natural History” author and naturalist Peter Brace, and learn how the last glacier formed the island. Experience wildlife and rare plants. Learn about Nantucket’s conservation efforts, ecology, and the Native Americans that lived here. $50 adults, $25 age 12 & younger. Private hikes available. Apple Pay, Android Pay, MC, Visa, Amex, & Discover accepted. Get more information & reservations at nantucketwalkabout.com or 508-422-7466.

Nantucket Walking Tours

508-332-0953 Voted “Best of Nantucket”

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

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

Walk in the Footsteps of Maria Mitchell A Self-Guided Walking Tour Available at Visitor Services, 25 Federal St, and the MMA, 4 Vestal St. In 1847, Maria Mitchell discovered a telescopic comet from atop the Pacific Bank. Her discovery led to world-wide fame as America’s first woman astronomer. Discover her life and her legacy of science education that continues today, 200 years after her birth. mariamitchell.org

Toys

Pinwheels

Children’s clothing, toys and accessories

508-228-1238 Open daily at 32 Centre Street

Located at 32 Centre Street, PINWHEELS has been under the same ownership and a staple for all things kids for 30 years. Our motto has always been - clothing, toys and lots of fun. The friendly staff is ready with a smile to help you find something special. Alongside of Appaman, Pink Chicken, Petit Bateau, Tooby and Serendipity are beautiful items handmade for us that are unique to Nantucket. The selection of toys includes HABA, Corolle and Moulin Roty. Stop by 32 Centre Street to see why PINWHEELS is still a favorite after all these years.

Transportation Boat

Hy-Line Cruises

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

508-228-3949 Straight Wharf

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

SeaStreak

Call for reservations Reliability, Luxury, Comfort

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

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

Steamship Authority

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


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May 23-29, 2019

HISTORICAL SITES - NANTUCKET TOWN ■ MARIA MITCHELL ASSOCIATION PROPERTIES

3 Vestal Street Established in 1908. View an outdoor scale model of the solar system, learn how to operate a sundial, and observe some sunspots. Learn about modern astronomy in our permanent indoor exhibit. Seasonal daily tour at 2pm.

● NANTUCKET HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION PROPERTIES

1 Vestal Street Built in 1790, tour what is now a museum dedicated to astronomer Maria Mitchell and her family. See artifacts from their daily life in the 19th century. Open mid-June to Labor Day for guided tours, 10am-4pm.

13 Broad Street Follow Nantucket’s whaling history, see the skeleton of a whale, visit the restored 1847 spermaceti candle factory. On-going exhibits & films. 11am-4pm daily.

Corner of Milk & Vestal Streets A free activityfor kids, a cross between a classic natural history museum, a zoo, and a science center. It is a great place to learn about the plants, animals, and birds of Nantucket. Open mid-June to Labor Day.

16 Sunset Hill A National Historic Landmark, built in 1686 and fully restored in 1990.

28 Washington Street The Aquarium displays local Nantucket species and is an excellent place to learn about the amazing sealife around the island. Displays are always changing and range from crabs and shellfish to fish and eels. Seasonal. Please visit mmo.org for more information

50 Prospect St A National Built in 1746, it’s the oldest functioning mill in the country.

15R Vestal Street Built in 1806, it was the town’s house of correction until 1933. 8 Howard Street Originally a livestock barn dating to the late 18th century, it was transformed into a summer home and art studio by Gertrude and Hanna Monaghan in the 1930’s. 8 Gardner Street Built in 1886 after the Great Fire, and restored in 2012, this is the last remaining 19th century fire house on the island. Artifacts from Nantucket’s firefighting history are on display.

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96 Main Street A sign of the golden era of whaling, the house is a Greek Revival mansion built in 1845 by whaling merchant and silver retailer William Hadwen.

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7 Fair Street Constructed by the Society of Friends as a school in 1838, the island’s last surviving Quaker Meeting House. Open during library hours.

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7 Fair Street Open Mon 10am-4pm, Tue 11am-4pm, Thu-Fri 10am-4pm.

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4 Mill Street Built in 1805, the historic mansion now offers arts & crafts classes taught using traditional techniques.

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▲ OTHER HISTORICAL POINTS OF INTEREST 2 Easton Street First erected in 1746, America's second oldest lighthouse and at 26 feet tall, the shortest in New England. 62 Centre Street Originally built in 1725, dismantled and moved to its this site in 1765. The current tower was added in 1968. Climb the tower for a view of the town & harbor, seasonal. 1 India Street Books, periodicals, dvds and also a collection of art and artifacts on display from Nantucket’s history. Closed Sun & Mon.

Lower Main Street Once the warehouse of merchant William Rotch, look for the quarterboard naming his 3 Nantucket ships. In 1859, a group of former whaling captains bought it and gathered to play cribbage & tell tales of days at sea. 3 Federal Street Built in 1897. 2 Centre Street Built in 1831. 93, 95 & 97 Main Street Identical brick mansions built between 1836-38 by whaling merchant Joseph Starbuck for his sons. Now privately owned.

Upper Main Street Bears a list of the names of 69 men who died in the Civil War. 20 Fair Street Built in 1838. 29 York Street Built in 1827, the nation’s second oldest still standing building that was erected by free Africans for their own use. 11 Orange Street Built in 1809, houses the town clock and the 1810 Portuguese bell. 49 Union Street Historical and contemporary Nantucket Lightship Baskets


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Nantucket Dining Guide

made in under an hour. Delivery times vary based on traffic, the restaurant’s ability to prepare food and weather conditions. We recommend that large orders be placed at least 2 hours in advance, but if you require a specific lunch time delivery, 24-hour notice is recommended. Our standard delivery fee is based on your distance from the restaurant for orders placed online or through our call center. ackeats.com

Bakeries

Light Food & Take-Out

Nantucket Bake Shop

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

All the products you love & mail order online

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

Nantucket Cookie Company

Open daily we ship anywhere Decorate small batch cookies from scratch

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

THE NANTUCKET COOKIE COMPANY offers their freshly baked tempting treats. Stop in their Steamboat Wharf location inside The Easy Street Cantina and indulge — you won’t be disappointed! Sending our cookies to friends and family? Arrange for in-store pickup, or we will ship anywhere in the USA! Join us for Cookie Decorating from 9 am to 6 pm Thanksgiving Weekend through Stroll Sunday. nantucketcookie.net

Brewers, Distillers, & Vineyard Cisco Brewers

5 Bartlett Farm Road, 508-325-5929 Summer Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-last call at 7pm; Sun noon-last call at 6pm 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 in-season: every 15 min from 12 noon or park in our new lot just past the Brewery on the right. ciscobrewers.com

Triple Eight Distillery

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

508-325-5929 5 Bartlett Farm Road

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

Nantucket Vineyard

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

508-325-5929 5 Bartlett Farm Road

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

Clubs & Entertainment

Rose & Crown

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

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

THE ROSE & CROWN is a favorite among locals and visitors. We are Nantucket’s only Downtown Nightclub with entertainment 7 nights a week in Season. With Karaoke, DJ’s and Live Local Bands, there is something for everyone. We also have the largest screen in town to watch your favorite sporting events. All Craft beers on one of the largest Draft selections on island and delicious Craft Cocktails developed by our seasoned, friendly Barstaff. Theroseandcrown.com

Coffee Shops

The Bean

508-228-6215

4 India Street & in the mid-island Stop-n-Shop Hot and Iced Coffees and Teas, Smoothies, Snacks

nantucketcoffee.com

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.

ACK Eats

Food Delivery Service

Available 7 days a week

774-325-0744 We deliver for more than 3 dozen island restaurants

You’ll see us delivering by traditional car, by boat, and even by electric bikes! Most deliveries are

Bartlett’s Farm

Open daily 8am to 6pm Fresh baked goods, foods-to-go, fresh produce

508-228-9403 33 Bartlett Farm Road

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

The Bean

Open daily from 7 am Hot & Iced Coffees and Teas, Sandwiches, Salads

508-228-6215 4 India Street

Nantucket’s favorite coffee shop, THE BEAN, also serves delicious, freshly made salads, sandwiches, breakfast foods, and treats. Start your day with their Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Sandwich, a Yogurt Parfait, or a Chocolate Croissant with your freshly brewed cappuccino. If you’ve never tasted their hearty Milano Italian Sandwich or their Tacchino or their Vegan Sandwich, then it’s high time you did! Their Flatbreads have tasty toppings, and their salads are fresh and crisp. Take-out or eat in their cafe setting. You can call ahead or order online for faster service.

The Beet

508.680.1857 Open 7a-9p daily for all-day dining 9 South Water Street Healthy, fresh fun food featuring hand made breakfast, salads and sandwiches. THE BEET features handmade, food + beverages in a fun, inviting atmosphere. Located in the heart-beet of downtown Nantucket, THE BEET will satiate everyone’s cravings – our freshly made breakfast bowls, healthy salads, and crispy shrimp burger, can be enjoyed in our vibrant dining room. Conveniently located between both ferries, THE BEET is the perfect choice for quick grabn-go when you arrive or on your way off-island. Tell all of your friends to “meet at The Beet!” Facebook + Instagram - @thebeetnantucket.com thebeetnantucket.com

Centre Street Bistro

508-228-8470 Dinner: Wed-Sun from 5:30-9pm; Lunch: Wed-Sat 11:30am-2pm; 29 Centre Street Breakfast: Sun 8am-1pm “Eat and happiness will follow!”

The CENTRE STREET BISTRO, located at 29 Centre Street, with Ruth and Tim Pitts at the helm is an island favorite! They serve bountiful breakfasts from 8am to 1pm on Sunday; savory lunches Wednesday-Saturday from 11:30am to 2pm; and fabulous dinners Wednesday-Sunday from 5:30 to 9pm. Come and eat in the CENTRE STREET BISTRO intimate dining room or on the sidewalk patio (in-season only). All the food is made on the premises with the finest, freshest ingredients available. Reservations are suggested for dinner. BYOB. Take-out is available. MasterCard and Visa accepted. nantucketbistro.com

Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar

508-228-6005 Open daily 6 am to 9 pm all year 14 Airport Road at the Nantucket Airport Biggest portions & great food at the best prices; Free & Easy Parking

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

Downyflake

Open daily 6 am to 2 pm; Sunday 7am to 1pm A Nantucket Tradition for 80 Years

508-228-4533 18 Sparks Avenue

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

Easy Street Cantina

Mon.-Thurs: 8am- to10pm; Fri-Sun: 8am to 2am Open Daily: 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-egg-and-cheese burritos are the perfect breakfast to go. One Nibble & You’re Hooked! EasyStreetCantina.com


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Nantucket Dining Guide The Faregrounds

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

508-228-4095 27 Fairgrounds Road

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

Siam to Go

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

Sophie T’s Pizza

Open every day from 11:15am to 9pm Pizza, pastas, salads, subs, sandwiches, wraps & more.

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

Something fresh is always cooking at SOPHIE T’S PIZZA. Islanders and visitors have made Nantucket’s perennial blue-ribbon favorite their dining destination for dining in or take out for over 16 years. In addition to Classic Cheese, Small Crispy Flatbread, and Small Gluten-Free, pizza at SOPHIE T’S can come with more than 2 dozen toppings. Plus they serve the most varied choice of fresh, bountiful salads, buffalo wings, pasta, daily specials, and an array of subs and sandwiches that come fully dressed and toasted, if you wish. Call ahead for fast take-out & daily specials. Daily specials 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

Yummy

Mon.-Sat. 7am to 8:30 pm; Sun 7am to 3:30pm Fresh, hand crafted breakfast & lunch, on your way to the beach

508-228-2712 63 Surfside Road

yummynantucket.com 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!

Bartlett’s Farm

Markets 508-228-9403 Bartlett Farm Road

Open daily 8am to 6pm Groceries, fresh produce, food-to-go

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

Black-Eyed Susan’s

Restaurants

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

508-325-0308 10 India Street

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

Brant Point Grill

Exceptional Harborside Dining - indoors and out Breakfast; Sun. Brunch; Lunch; and Dinner

508-325-1320 brantpointgrill.com

50 Easton St, at the White Elephant

Enjoy Sunday brunch buffet from 10am to 2pm overlooking Nantucket Harbor with live music, relax over lunch or cocktails, and savor nightly 3-course dinners for $45 that you could pair with

May 23-29, 2019

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 from 5:30-9pm; Lunch: Wed-Sat 11:30am-2pm; 29 Centre Street Breakfast: Sun 8am-1pm “Eat and happiness will follow!”

The CENTRE STREET BISTRO, located at 29 Centre Street, with Ruth and Tim Pitts at the helm, is an island favorite! They serve bountiful breakfasts from 8am to 1pm on Sunday; savory lunches Wednesday-Saturday from 11:30am to 2pm; and fabulous dinners Wednesday-Sunday from 5:30 to 9pm. Come and eat in the CENTRE STREET BISTRO intimate dining room or on the sidewalk patio (in-season only). All the food is made on the premises with the finest, freshest ingredients available. Reservations are suggested for dinner. BYOB. Take-out is available. MC and Visa accepted. nantucketbistro.com

Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar

508-228-6005 Open daily 6 am to 9 pm all year 14 Airport Road at the Nantucket Airport Biggest portions & great food at the best prices; Free & Easy Parking

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

Downyflake

508-228-4533 18 Sparks Avenue

Open daily 6 am to 2 pm; Sunday 7am to 1pm A Nantucket Tradition for 80 Years

www.thedownyflake.com Known for their bountiful breakfasts and lunches every day, THE DOWNYFLAKE is a Nantucket tradition known for the big doughnut outside and delicious doughnuts inside. Choose from a menu of Flake favorites and daily specials for good food and fast, friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. Fresh squeezed juices, homemade soups, deli sandwiches, hot comfort food entrees. Call ahead for take-out, bulk pastry orders, and catering or event planning.

Dune

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

508-228-5550 closed Sunday & Monday for Spring 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 Mon.-Thurs: 8am- to10pm; Fri-Sun: 8am to 2am 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. FREE CURB-SIDE DELIVERY! One nibble and you’re hooked! EASY STREET CANTINA features fresh fried seafood such as Nantucket bay scallops, clams, and beer-battered Atlantic Cod along with cheese steaks, burgers, fresh falafel and our famous burritos, nachos, and tacos. Also deli wraps, kid’s foods, fresh pastries, fresh ground coffee, and cookies. Enjoy in our spacious dining room or on our outside patio beside the water. Home of the Nantucket Cookie Company. Fun, Fast, Family Food. EasyStreetCantina.com

The Faregrounds

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

508-228-4095 27 Fairgrounds Road

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

Fifty-Six Union

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

508-228-6135 56 Union Street

fiftysixunion.com Warm and welcoming with an irreverent spirit and food that is nothing short of inspired…FIFTYSIX UNION has an appealing combination of quality food and fun that will draw you back again and again. FIFTY-SIX serves dinner nightly 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.


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The Proprietors bar & table

Dinner Monday-Sat. from 5pm; Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm An adventurous menu of sharable plates & dishes

508-228-7477 9 India St

The menu at The Proprietors borrows techniques & flavors from global cuisines while celebrating local ingredients harvested on small Nantucket and New England farms. Chef Michael LaScola serves an adventurous menu of shareable plates and dishes hot off the plancha with a strong focus on imaginative seafood, vegetable and grain presentations. Guests can expect to see dishes playfully combining international flavors with ingredients from small farms and producers raised specifically for the restaurant. Dinner is served from 5 pm every night but Sunday and Sunday Brunch is served from 10am to 2pm. The Proprietors bar open from 5 pm to 1 am. proprietorsnantucket.com

Rose & Crown

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

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

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Wine & Spirits

Epernay Wine & Spirits

1 North Beach Street, 508-228-2755 Open Daily 10am - 9pm (including Sundays) | Order Online 24/7 | ISLAND DELIVERY Largest Rosé Selection, Craft Beer, Boutique Liquors, Artisanal Cheese, Premium 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 night wine tastings 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. Mention this ad for a free koozie with $25 purchase (expires 05.29.2019). @epernaywines | #YesWayEpernay | We Deliver to You epernaywines.com

THE ROSE & CROWN is a perennial favorite of islanders and visitors. Stop by for one of the largest Draft Craft Beer selections on the island and our Scratch Made Eclectic Pub Fare. Food is served continuously from 11:30-10pm daily. We serve everything from lite bites, burgers, local seafood to mouth watering steaks and gluten free and vegetarian options. Always family friendly with a children’s menu available and presenting Live Local Musicians for everyone to enjoy during dinner. theroseandcrown.com

The Ships Inn

508-228-0040 13 Fair Street

Dinner from 5:30pm; Dory Bar open from 5pm American Brasserie

The diverse menu features a variety of seasonal specials and Ships Inn favorites. The food is presented with understated elegance and fresh, bold flavors that will make your visit a memorable one. Stop in for a drink at our Dory Bar and check out our menu. Surely you’ll want to stay for dinner. Reservations are recommended but not necessary, walk-ins are welcomed. Dinner is served from 5:30 pm; Dory Bar opens at 5 pm. shipsinnnantucket.com

Siam to Go

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

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

Sophie T’s Pizza

Open every day from 11:15am to 9pm Pizza, pastas, salads, subs, sandwiches, wraps & more.

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

Something fresh is always cooking at SOPHIE T’S PIZZA. Islanders and visitors have made Nantucket’s perennial blue-ribbon favorite their dining destination for dining in or take out for over 16 years. In addition to Classic Cheese, Small Crispy Flatbread, and Small Gluten-Free, pizza at SOPHIE T’S can come with more than 2 dozen toppings. Plus they serve the most varied choice of fresh, bountiful salads, buffalo wings, pasta, daily specials, and an array of subs and sandwiches that come fully dressed and toasted, if you wish. Call ahead for fast take-out & daily specials. Daily specials 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

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

508-228-8768 Deck & 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 that departs from the White Elephant or catch our complimentary jitney, that leaves from the Information Center on Federal Street. Dress is smart casual; reservations recommended. TOPPER’S is open through October. toppersrestaurant.com

Souza’s Seafood

Seafood

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

508-228-9140 23 Trotter’s Lane

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

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Be Guided through Nature... Take a Biodiversity Walk with Dr. Sarah Bois of the Linda Loring Nature Foundation at 10 am on Friday, May 24. With her wideranging knowledge and engaging manner, she will help you explore the unique, native sandplain grassland and coastal heathland flora & fauna of Nantucket found at the beautiful, preserved LLNF property. See what’s leafing out, what’s flowering, and who’s hatching along the gently rolling trail. The fee is just $10 per trip (LLNF members free); no advance registration is required. Meet Dr. Bois at 110 Eel Point Road 10-15 minutes before the walk begins.

Enjoy Hilarious Banter... Theatre Workshop of Nantucket opens its 2019 Summer Season on Friday, May 24 when they raise the curtain on California Suite. This popular Neil Simon comedy is composed of four playlets set in a Los Angeles hotel suite, giving snapshots of five couples as they pass through the same swanky rooms in 1970s Los Angeles. On opening night, playgoers can join cast members Kevin Flynn, Timothy Booth, Sarah Fraunfelder, Susan Lucier and Casey Boukus and the TWN creative team after the performance for a beverage and delicious light bites. Performances continue through June 15. Details and tickets are available at theatrenantucket.org or by calling 508-228-4305. Season subscriptions are still available.

And Honor Those Who Served On Sunday, May 26, Nantucket will honor veterans at the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. The procession will begin at 1 pm from the American Legion on Washington Street, and wind through town to the War Memorial on Federal Street. It will continue up Main Street to the Civil War Monument, and then proceed on to Prospect Hill Cemetery. At the cemetery, island veterans and those being honored at the 2019 Holiday for Heroes will speak at a solemn ceremony with a flag raising and bagpipers. Later on Sunday evening, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, four Seal Team Six veterans will be at a Meet & Greet in the VFW Post 8608, 22 New South Road. Come out to honor and thank the men and women who help to keep our country free.


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Events & Entertainment Events updated online daily at Nantucket.net from page 14

NantucketAtheneum.org 5:30 to 7 PM - Free Workshop: Time Management Toolkit A 3-week workshop, led by Janet Forest, to introduce you to helpful concepts, strategies and life hacks for allocating your time and being more productive. Free admission, but space is limited and registration is required: 508-228-1110 or NantucketAtheneum.org 6:30 to 8 PM - Free Memoir Writing Workshop: ‘Write Your Own Story’ Join Jennifer Carlson and learn to ‘Write Your Own Story’. Learn about Jennifer’s publishing journey as she guides you wish your own writing goals. Opportunities for optional creative writing during the workshop will be presented. Space is limited, registration is required: 508-228-1110 or NantucketAtheneum.org 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset, call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-2285585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Time varies with the setting sun, so call ahead. Bring along your favorite beverages and enjoy some of the finest sunsets around on this relaxing cruise. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com 8:30 PM - The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk, Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk: see 5 of the island’s most haunted locations. Led by original guide; 1 mi, lasts 80 mins. $20; $15 seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 712. Cash only. Meet at Main & Centre by bank steps 10 mins early. 508-332-0953

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 8 AM - Smith’s Point Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Nantucket’s weasternmost sand extremity is a great hike to see gray seals during the winter, see nesting piping plovers, least terns and American oystercatchers during the summer and catch a glimpse of Tuckernuck Island. This is one of the longer hikes Nantucket Walkabout does. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See the remaining historic landmarks from the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 9 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2-mil, 45 min nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary down beautiful streets & lanes most visitors never find. $15, Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre sts by bank steps 10 min early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 10 AM - Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15 am, 1 pm, 2:15 pm, 4 pm, and 5:15 pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Burger Bar (Chicken Burgers, too) Featuring burger & chicken bar plus salad bar, and an assortment of pizza, nachos, fried rice, grilled veggies, wings, onion rings, and more. $13.95. Salad Bar alone: $9.95. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 12:15 PM - Rotary Speaker: Michael Kopko and Lynn Bolton Hear the founders of White Heron Theater talk about their mission. Fairgrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road. 508-228-4095 NantucketRotary.club/ 2 PM - Shawkemo Hills Hike with Nantucket Walkabout Hike a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot, see & learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor, & inner harbor shores. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 3:30 to 7 PM - Dub Apocalypse Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 5:30 to 6:30 PM - World Wide Voices Book Discussion Group: ‘The Only Story’ From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of ‘The Sense of an Ending’, a novel about a young man on the cusp of adulthood and a woman who has long been there, a love story shot through with sheer beauty, profound sadness, and deep truth. The World Wide Voices Book Discussion Group is facilitated by Molly Anderson, Atheneum Library Director Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. Open to all.. 508-228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org 5:30 to 7 PM - Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater Enjoy breathtaking Nantucket Harbor views and signature cocktails with family and friends. 21 years or older. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 5:30 to 7:30 PM - The Writer’s ToolBox: Dialog - Close Talking & Eavesdropping The Writer’s ToolBox is a fun, stress-free way to work on your writing in a supportive atmosphere. Each session will focus on an aspect of writing and writers of all genres

May 23-29, 2019

and levels are welcome. Free, but space is limited please register: 508-228-1110 or NantucketAtheneum.org. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Knitting and Crocheting Circle This circle of needlery comrades continues the ancient art style to create works for decoration, donate, and display. All sessions are free, open to the public and all levels of knitters and crocheting are welcome. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 508228-1110 NantucketAtheneum.org 6:45 PM - Polpis Harbor Sunset Hike with Nantucket Walkabout As the sun sets over Nantucket Harbor & Coatue, learn from Guide Peter Brace how geological forces formed Nantucket & Polpis Harbors & about salt marsh ecosystem in the harbors & conservation efforts. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset, call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-2285585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Time varies with the setting sun, so call ahead. Bring along your favorite beverages and enjoy some of the finest sunsets around on this relaxing cruise. 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com

THURSDAY, MAY 30 8 AM - Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm Hike with Nantucket Walkabout A mashup of island terrain; forest, upland meadows, small ponds, a former cranberry bog, & one of the island’s true flowing streams. A 90-120 min. dual property hike, depending on group interest. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour with Shearwater Excursions See the remaining historic landmarks from the Whaling Era while you sip your morning coffee or tea. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 10 AM - Ice Cream Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Relax and enjoy some complimentary ice cream on this narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor. 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com Also at 11:15 am, 1 pm, 2:15 pm, 4 pm, and 5:15 pm 10 AM - Great Point Eco Tour and Seal Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Experience the natural beauty of Great Point and learn about our Gray Seal colony. 2hour trip. Tickets at. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com Again at 1:00 PM 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-228-5585 EndeavorSailing.com Trip repeated at 1 pm & 4 pm, plus a Sunset sail. Call for tickets & sunset time. 10:30 AM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck & others were inspired by Nantucket on this 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll. $20, $15 for seniors (65+) & teens, $5 ages 7-12. Cash only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence, 10 min early. 508-332-0953 11 AM to 2:30 PM - All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet: Taco Bar Featuring taco bar plus salad bar, and an assortment of pizza, nachos, fried rice, grilled veggies, wings, onion rings, and more. $13.95. Salad Bar alone: $9.95. Easy Street Cantina, Corner of Broad & Easy Street. 508-228-5418 EasyStreetCantina.com 12:45 PM - Linda Loring Nature Foundation Hike with Nantucket Walkabout LLNF’s publicly accessible property has easy trails thru sandplain grasslands, coastal shrublands, & along the North Head of Long Pond in sight of an active osprey nest. 110 Eel Point Road. 508-422-7466 WalkNantucket.com 3:30 to 7 PM - Buckle and Shake Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd. 508-325-5929 CiscoBrewers.com 5 to 7 PM - Fabulous California Flavor Ever find a wine so unique and exceptional that you can’t really describe it? It just has that je ne sais quoi about it that makes it so delicious. Join Host Katie Klotzberger of JNSQ Wines to enjoy their California born wines crafted in the style of the best from France. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N. Beach Street. 508-228-2755 EpernayWines.com 5:30 to 7 PM - Cocktail Cruise aboard the Shearwater Enjoy breathtaking Nantucket Harbor views and signature cocktails with family and friends. 21 years or older. 508-228-7037 ShearWaterExcursions.com 6 to 7 PM - Free LVA English Class Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced classess for those seeking to improve English language skills. The class is open to all, conducted in English, No preregistration required. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street. 508-228-1110 ext. 113. NantucketAtheneum.org 7 PM - California Suite by Neil Simon Theatre Workshop of Nantucket presents this classic comedy at Bennett Hall, 62 Center Street. Tickets at 508-228-4305 or at TheatreNantucket.org 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set from the water during this evening sail. Time might vary with sunset, call for exact departure time and tickets. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 508-2285585 EndeavorSailing.com 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Time varies with the setting sun, so call ahead. Bring along your favorite beverages and enjoy some of the finest sunsets around on this relaxing cruise. 508-228-7037 ShearwaterExcursions.com


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For Sale e l 15 Hedgebury Lane

Hedg gebury Lane with h Expansion Possibilities on a ½ acrre lot l $4,995,00 00 Custom-built home built in n 2011, located at the end of beautiful Hedgebury LLane. Close to a half-acre lo ot, and walking distance to Town. This beautiful 4-bedroom, 4.5-baths hom me has every modern am menity, with the possibilitty for a main house to b be built with a footprint 20% larger than the existing home adjacent to the current structure. Heatted pool surrounded by a la arge bluestone patio and g gardens with finished caban na, wired for cable and stereo with a large outdoo or shower. Oak floors, custtom mill work and built-inss are a must see. Please calll for more details or an ap ppointment to preview thi special this i l property. t

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189 Eel Point Road l $7, 7,995 5,000 Eel Point Waterfront Property with extraordinaryy views on exclusive Eel Point. Short walk to the beach. Overlooks acress of conservation land, Madaket Harborr, Tuckernuck, and Nantucket Sound d. This is the last large (4.3 acres) lot before the ocean. Live in this beautiful open-space o house with water views from every room, while you design your new secluded estate. Simply the best of both worlds.

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