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Back to Nantucket with a New Mystery by Suzanne Daub This weekend the annual Nantucket Book Festival features a stellar line-up of authors and events. Throughout Friday and Saturday, writers will read their work and talk about their creative processes. Panel discussions and interviews will help festivalgoers get to know participating writers. Ticketed social events provide unique opportunities to engage with authors and poets—a hallmark of this festival. A complete listing of authors and events is at Nantucketbookfestival.org. Several of the presenting authors at this year’s festival have ties to Nantucket and roots in our island community; one of these writers got sand in her shoes during her first island visit as a young child. Of the twenty-six books she’s had published (so far), five are mystery novels set on the island she loves. Francine Mathews was introduced to Nantucket at the age of four, but it was a summer she spent on-island thirteen years later that made Nantucket her special place. “I had the great gift of working on the island as a nanny when I was seventeen years old. I was employed by a wealthy Washington family—a second marriage between an older man and a young wife—and their daughter was three. Their goal for the summer was apparently never to see her,” she explained. “They rented me a bike, and I spent my days riding around the island with the child in a helmet on the back. I told her stories as we rode, sang her songs, tried to give her the simple and lovely childhood memories I'd had of New England summers growing up. How to fly a kite. How to hunt for shells. Penny candy. Ice cream cones. Things her parents never did with her. I got to know almost every corner of Nantucket that way, and I fell passionately and incurably in love with the place.” After that magical summer, Mathews studied for four years at Princeton and three at Stanford, and then applied for a job with the CIA. She “spent a year temping in Northern Virginia while the FBI asked inconvenient questions of everyone she had ever known, passed a polygraph test on her twenty-sixth birthday, and was immediately thrown into the Career Trainee program: Boot Camp for the

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Wildflowers of Wonder by Dr. Sarah T. Bois Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation

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Nantucket habitats are unique. Not only are they 30 miles out to sea, but the contiguous acreages of conservation land are home to a swath of statelisted and otherwise rare species. This includes birds, insects, and, of course, the plants that make up the habitat. The variety in shapes, sizes, and colors of our plant life is such that everyone, even non-plant enthusiasts, can appreciate. One of the most striking thing to people of all interest levels, is the diversity of Nantucket’s wildflowers. As the grasslands in many parts of the US have succumbed to development, invasive species, and/or natural succession, the sheer volume of the grasslands available for enjoyment on Nantucket is stunning. While we call them grasslands, they really are a mosaic of grasses, shrubs, forbs, and an occasional tree. What we call “wildflowers” are generally forbs (annual and perennial). However, the term has been used to include some flowering shrubs as well. Here we highlight some of the showiest that Nantucket has to offer during the early summer. And while you may be tempted to add a few specimens to your centerpiece or window boxes, please remember that these flowers are for all to enjoy. Most of the conservation land on island that we enjoy freely is actually private land. Please don’t pick the wildflowers. Take a photo and if you really must have that bloom, try growing that species yourself.

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by Robert P. Barsanti On Saturday, I was driving the island with the heir to my empire of dirt. After a solid month of damp and polar fleece, the rain crept north into the the Gulf of Maine and the fog line remained hung at the horizon off to the east. In that brief moment of true spring, the sky glowed an eternal blue and the leaves grew into a full dark photosynthetic green. Across the rich men’s lawns, the landscapers raced the growing grass. We headed out to Sconset. This early in the summer, the bicyclists fought the wind out to the lighthouse, the New York Times remained in the rack at the Market, and Sankaty Golf Club had flags in but no golfers. Sconset remained the village from the picture books and postcards, save for some new shingles and plenty of good views of the ocean all the way to the lighthouse.. A few houses remained on the right of the road to wait for the ocean to get the word that climate change is a Chinese hoax, but everyone else has moved left. We were lucky to enjoy the seventy degrees, but the brides were much luckier; the Weather Channel lottery numbers had come in for them. The band was warming up in the Sconset Casino as the last of the tables were set and the photos were taken in the garden by the chapel. On our way back to town, another set of caterers was preparing the tent the putting green at the Sankaty Club. No storm winds kept the guests in Hyannis, no rain pushed the photos inside, and no cold demanded sweaters and coats. Thousands of June Nantucket brides lined up from the past and held an envious torch high; the weather is as good as they would like to remember it was. We like our past on Nantucket, even if it never quite happened the way we remember it. We tend to embroider it, as the cushions are at the Sconset Chapel, and we like it that way. The island repeats itself, season to season, year to year, and we build traditions to rhyme through the years. Spring weddings are weddings, even if Ted Anderson isn’t celebrating them anymore. We hope time stopped when we stepped off the ferry. The high school is also celebrating in rhyme as it graduates another class of seniors. Most of the traditions remain in place; the students all wear blue continued on page 21

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Outdoor Painting Festival open to all artists, all ages. Artists Association Gallery at 19 Washington Street. to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. AM - Nantucket by Bike Town Adventure Travel with us thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm. AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip Help collect, identify, & release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life. The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in their shapes, colors, and habits. Limited to 30 people, so preregistration is required: 508-228-9198 or mariamitchell.org $25. AM to 4 PM - Rafael’s Marketplace A cash-n-carry shopping spree event at the American Legion Hall, 21

Washington St., featuring fine home furnishings, Oriental carpets, art, decor, decorative lamps, mirrors, estate jewelry, bric-a-brac & more. The MarketPlace is restocked as space allows. 508-228-3942. 10:30 AM - Raven’s Walk: The History of Nantucket Hear about the founding settlers, Mary Coffin Starbuck & the impact of Quakerism, whaling, the effects of 3 wars, & the tragedy of the whale ship Essex. Meet at Main & Federal sts by The Hub. $20; Seniors & Teens $15; Kids $10. 10:30 to 11 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 3+ Stories & songs program limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets at Weezie desk 30 min. before the program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St 11:15 AM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 1 PM - Widows Walk: Remarkable Women of Nantucket What did Nantucket women do while their husbands were whaling? Some accompanied husbands; others became involved in Temperance, women’s suffrage, the Abolitionist Movement, & more. Hear their stories. Meet at Centre & Broad sts. $20, Seniors & Teens $15 & Kids $10. 1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 1 to 6:30 PM - Lobster Trap Truck Lobster Trap Truck at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 1 to 7 PM - Big Hug Dumplings Delicious handmade dumpling, available in both Pork & Vegetarian options at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. continued on page 12


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Father’s Day without the Ties

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THE TRINITY COLLECTION Fine Timepieces & Jewelry

• Pierre Kunz • IWC • Martin Braun • Vacheron • U Boat • Chopard • CVSTOS • Graham • Panerai

Let's face it: Dad doesn't need another tie. He doesn't want another tie. He doesn't even wear ties. All he wants is nice weather, good company, and he wants to hear someone say, “you're right, Dad,” but let's not push it. We know that you want to give him that and possibly a little something to unwrap as well. Here are our picks for Father’s Day on Nantucket...

Gifts of Time & Experiences...Insider Tips If your family includes a member with four legs, have everyone take the dog for a morning run at Sanford Farm followed by an early breakfast at the Downyflake at 18 Sparks Avenue, where Dad and the family can enjoy Benedict Sunday (different and delicious versions of Eggs Benedict). No dog, but Dad likes a good hike? Reserve a spot with Nantucket Walkabout and show your father a part of the island he’s probably never seen. This Sunday at 8 am, Peter Brace will lead his group on the Smooth Hummocks trail, which he describes as “Nantucket’s version of the Midwest’s prairies complete with rare wildflowers and grasses...” Brace also books private hikes: 508-422-7466

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• Cuervo y Sobrinos • E.Townsend • Franck Muller • Ulysse Nardin • Cartier • Alpina • Bremont • Rolex Vintage & Modern

• Patek Philippe Vintage & Modern

50 Main Street 508-228-7557

NANTUCKET WALKING TOURS Providing Quality Tours Since 1998

• The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk • 50 Shades of Fabulous $ Nantucket History Tour • 2 mile non$stop morning exercise walks with historical commentary • Great Writers on Nantucket • Notorious Nantucket See the “Events and Entertainment” calendar in this paper for tour days, times, description, and prices. Private tours also available.

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see highlights of Town & Sconset Village guided by NATIVE ISLANDERS who KNOW Nantucket. Our bus is air-conditioned, with reclining seats and large windows. 9:30AM & 12:30PM DAILY DEPARTURE FROM FEDERAL STREET (across from the Information Center)

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Lobster & Ice Cream = Summertime The new Bartlettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm Ice Cream Truck has just opened to welcome summer to Nantucket! From 11 am every day, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be scooping ten flavors of premium ice cream into sugar cones and waffle cups. To top it all off, seven farm-made toppings will be available, including farm-grown strawberry compote along with four other fresh fruit compotes, cookie crumble, chocolate sauce, and caramel. These ice cream treats wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t empty your wallet like some downtown options: large sugar cones are just $5.95 with toppings a buck each. Eat dessert first and go home with a Lobster Dinner cooked to order from Bartlettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm. In just about 20 minutes (perfect timing for ordering and eating your ice cream), you can take dinner back to the family: a 1-1/4 lb lobster (cooked and cracked), baby red potatoes, and corn for just $29.99 each. The dinners are packed so you can take them to the beach, to the boat, or back home. For even faster service, call ahead to order: 508-228- 9403.

Two Ways to Do Good Two things that every island visitor needs: a good cup of coffee and a memorable tour of Nantucket. Handlebar CafĂŠ and Nantucket Bike Tours can provide both. Handlebar CafĂŠ, â&#x20AC;&#x153;a community space disguised as a coffee shop,â&#x20AC;? was founded by Courtney and Jason Bridges, who are also the creators of Nantucket Bike Tours. The coffee shop offers hot and iced coffee, exotic teas and healthy bites to eat. With in-house WiFi, Handlebar is perfect for catching up on reading or meeting a few friends for an afternoon pick-me-up. Nantucket Bike Tours offer scheduled or customized bike tours that allow participants to experience the historic sights, and the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool ocean breezes and beautiful views. Scheduled tours range from family adventures to bike rides out to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sconset and Cisco Brewery. Handlebar CafĂŠ, co-branded with Nantucket Bike Tours, is now selling new t-shirts for both companies in the cafĂŠ. Handlebar CafĂŠ tees are grey, with the positive message, Drink Coffee, Do Good on the front. The coffee shopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s logo appears on the back neck of the shirt. New shirts for Nantucket Bike Tours are also being sold at the cafĂŠ. The green shirts correspond with the coffee shop tees by displaying Ride Bikes, Do Good on the front. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People associate bikes and coffee with good vibes so we encaptured that in our shirts,â&#x20AC;? said Jason Bridges. The t-shirts are a super soft and stretchy blend of polyester, cotton and rayon that is perfect to throw on top of a bathing suit at the beach or for a walk around town. All sizes are available, from extra small to extra large. Handlebar CafĂŠ is open year-round from 6:30 am to 6 pm at 15 Washington St. and online at handlebar-cafe.myshopify.com Nantucket Bike Tours is just down the way from the coffeeshop on 31 Washington St. Visit nantucketbybike.com/contact or call 508-825-5362 for more information and to make reservations for the bike tours.

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National Geographic Photographer to Be Guest of Honor at The Nantucket Red-Tie Soirée, the Maria Mitchell Association’s Largest Fundraiser Michael Melford, award-winning an photographer who has worked with National Geographic for more than 30 years, will be the special guest at this year’s Red Tie Soiree on July 10. Meet this star along with the astronomers who study them at this fundraiser for Nantucket’s Maria Mitchell Association. Guests will also enjoy Spanky’s Raw Bar, an open bar, and exceptional food, and dance to music by the Perry Rossi Band. Tickets are on sale now at 508-228-9198 or at mariamitchell.org.

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Get your home ready for spring and summer! Bring your containers and window boxes to Bartlett’s. Our Blooming Creations experts will turn them into works of art for your deck or home. Open every day 8am-6pm 508-228-9403 | www.bartlettsfarm.com

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The month of June gives us much to celebrate and a perfect time to focus on the milestones of the gentlemen in our lives. It has often been a rite of passage for a young man making his way into adulthood to share some sort of “stiff drink” with his old man. Whether it is to celebrate the achievement of completing their educational degree, marrying the love of their life, or becoming a dad himself, this informal initiation into the next chapter of the young man’s life is one that won’t soon be forgotten. It begins when you hear the cracking of an ice cube tray, the soft pop of the cork when your father opens a bottle of his finest, and then you hear the slight guzzle while a dram is poured into a fine crystal glass. Enter your first taste of Scotch and the memories created around the occasion, along with whatever wise words are shared and the feelings that arise as you bring the warm, musty brown spirit to your lips. Sipping scotch is a lot like sipping wine. Take a few moments to observe the tawny rich color, inhale the lofty aromas, and allow the liquid to roll across your tongue before making a final analysis. You will discover a sense of place in regards to the location of the distillery where it is produced, along with the nuances that come from different distilling recipes and lastly the proper ageing of a Scotch whisky. Below is a brief lesson on the differences between a Blend versus Single Malt, age specific compared to no-age statement, cask focus driven and why whiskies from other regions cannot be considered Scotch.

BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY First and foremost, while whisky can be made anywhere, it must come from and be matured in barrels in Scotland in order for it to be called “Scotch.” If it is not from Scotland, it is not Scotch (hence the venerable local Triple Eight Distillery whisky is called… NOTCH). The most common offering continued on page 24


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sandy soils found on Nantucket and, thus, is a hearty native, like many Nantucketers! Ladyslippers (Cypripedium acaule) appear in late spring among the low woody growth of the bearberry. When you find a few, you will suddenly notice that a whole patch envelopes you. It’s as if a late night party of ballerinas forgot their slippers all at once.

ORANGES The most notable of the orange blooms is the wood lily. Sometimes appearing more red than orange, the wood lily (Lilium philadelphicum) is found in sandy soils among bayberry at the edge of shrub thickets. It stands often as a solitary

bloom one to two feet tall. Unfortunately, the deer love it almost as much as we do. It is pollinated by tiger swallowtail butterflies, so keep your eyes out for an additional “pop” of yellow color. One of our favorites for attracting pollinators is the native orange milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa). While pink milkweeds get a lot of press for supporting monarch butterfly populations, the orange milkweed is just as continued on page 13

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1:30 to 3:30 PM - Summer Picnic We’ll be making Chicken Caesar Roll Ups, Cole Slaw and Lemon Squares. $6. Saltmarsh Senior Ctr, 81 Washington St 2 to 5 PM - Drawing the Classical Portrait, with Lisa Sawlit Students will be taught the principles of proportion, form, tonal relationships, and how to capture the character of the subject. Registration Required: 508-228-9700. $220; $200 members 2 PM - Nantucket by Bike: To the Brewery! Cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab to get you homethis tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 2:15 PM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 3 PM - Dub Apocalypse Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 3 to 4 PM - Live to Love to Live: Teen Workshop Meetings are open to all teens who experience or have experienced periods of depression, sadness and/or anxiety. This is a safe forum run by teens where all are accepted. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street 4 PM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 5:15pm 5 to 7 PM - Honoring His Favorite Sips from Scotland Explore the differences between a Blend versus Single Malt, age specific compared to no-age statement, cask focus driven and why whiskies from other regions cannot be considered Scotch. Free wine tasting at Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N. Beach St, 508.228.2755 6 PM - Lessons from History: Chaplin’s “Oh! That Cello!” A concert featuring songs and film clips by composer and director Charlie Chaplin performed by pianist Jennifer Maxwell and cellist Mollie Glazer.

June 15-21, 2017

Chaplin was an acclaimed pianist, cellist, and prolific composer who scored his own films. Maxwell and Glazer resurrect Chaplin’s forgotten musical works and recount his role as a composer and historical figure in the 20th century. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.; doors open at 5:30 pm. Tickets $10. 508-228-1894. 6 to 7:30 PM - Free LVA English Classes Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced classes for those seeking to improve English language skills. The class is open to all, conducted in English, No preregistration required. Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India St 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Fine Art of Presentation with Priscilla Foster Enhance your photography & works on paper through an artful approach to presentation. Learn how to present your work to attract your dream client. Free seminar; AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr. 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 PM - Movie: “The Mummy” Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring your favorite snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. 7:30 PM - Movie: “The Wedding Plan” Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street. 7:30 to 9:30 PM - Earth Got the Blues Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past Haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. Hear of Nantucket’s history & ghostly tales of its past. Visit houses that have stories to tell and view mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal sts. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10. 8:45 PM - Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is 1 mi. long & lasts 80 min. $20; $15 65+ & Teens; $5 Age 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre sts, by bank steps 15 min. early. 508-332-0953

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ROUTES/FARES: AIRPORT ROUTE.....$2.00 each way, 10am-6pm every 20 mins. from 6/17-9/4 MID-ISLAND LOOP.....$1.00 each way, 7am-11:30pm, every 30 mins. from 5/15-6/11 & 9/11-10/9; 7am-12am every 15 mins. from 6/12-9/4; 7am-12am every 15 mins. from 9/4-9/10 MIACOMET LOOP.....$1.00 each way, 7am-11:30pm, every 30 mins. from 5/15-6/11 & 9/4-10/9; 7am-12am every 20 mins. from 6/12-9/4; 7am-11:30pm every 20 mins. from 9/5-9/10 MADAKET ROUTE.....$2.00 each way, 7am-11:30pm, every 60 mins. from 5/22-6/18 & 9/5-9/10; every 30 mins. from 6/19-9/4 ’SCONSET VIA OLD SOUTH RD.....$2.00 each way, 7am-11:30pm, every 60 mins. 5/15-6/11 & 9/5-10/9; 7am-12am 6/12-9/4 (last bus leaves Sconset at 11:35pm and last bus leaves town at 12am) ’SCONSET VIA MILESTONE RD.....$2.00 each way, 7:15am-7:15pm every 60 mins. from 6/17-9/4 ’SCONSET VIA POLPIS RD.....$2.00 each way, 10am-6pm every 80 mins. from 6/24-9/4 SURFSIDE BEACH.....$2.00 each way, 10am-6pm every 40 mins. from 6/19-9/4 JETTIES BEACH ROUTE.....$1.00 each way, 10am-6pm every 30 mins. from 6/19-9/4

Schedule June 10 - September 4, 2017

Depart Nantucket

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Half fares: 65 and older, individuals with disabilities, veterans & active military. Children 6 & under ride free. Change is only given in the form of a voucher for future rides only. Drivers do not make change.

5:45pm

DOWNTOWN BUS STOPS: Madaket & Jetties – Broad St, in front of the Whaling Museum • Airport, Surfside & Sconset via Polpis – Washington St. Mid-Island, Miacomet, Sconset via Old South Rd and Milestone Road – Washington Street, Greenhound Site Designated stops are conveniently located along the routes - look for grey posts with blue stripes.

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PARK & RIDE LOTS ARE AVAILABLE ALONG THE ROUTES: The Muse – 44 Surfside Rd • The Chicken Box – 5 Daves St • Faregrounds (7am-5pm) – 27 Fairgrounds Rd All buses carry 2 bikes and are handicap accessible. 1, 3, & 7 day passes for unlimited travel may be purchased aboard all buses. For complementary paratransit or TDD service call (508) 325-7516. Bus info (508) 228-7025. Riders Guides are available at NRTA 20R South Water St., Visitor Services 25 Federal St., Chamber of Commerce 0 Main St., Greenhound Building, on all buses, and at downtown stops. Information and amenities are available at the Greenhound Building on Washington Street, which is open from May 23-September 11, daily from 9:30am-6:30pm and September 12-October 10 from 10am-6pm

Real time info from your cell phone or computer at nrta.transloc.com For more information visit nrtawave.com, or email nrta@nantucket-ma.gov

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useful while also having a unique orange umbel of blossoms. Sometimes called butterfly weed, this plant is a rare find among the sandplain grasslands, but an important nectar source for many pollinators.

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BLUE/PURPLE Sandplain blue-eyed grass is not actually a grass at all, but a diminutive member of the iris family. Around late May/early June, these tiny purple flowers with yellow centers pop up around the grasslands and heathlands of the island. This perennial forb may seem abundant on island, but it is a statelisted species of special concern. Found throughout the island’s disturbed landscapes, its populations off-island are dwindling. Trekking along a sandy trail to the beach, you will likely find some beach pea in bloom this time of year. The beach pea (Lathyrus japonicas) is a legume and a nitrogen fixer. This allows it to survive in the most nutrient-poor conditions found in the dunes. The flower is typical of the pea family with a dark purple standard petal and paler purple wing and keel petals. They are a pleasure to behold as they are one of the few brightly colored native flowers along the shoreline.

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Events & Entertainment Events updated online daily at Nantucket.net

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9 PM - Authors in Bars Mingle with Nantucket Book Festival authors in The Nantucket Hotel’s Breeze Bar, Easton Street. A Nantucket Book Festival event. 10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

FRIDAY, JUNE 16 NANTUCKET BOOK FESTIVAL Talks, panels, tented book fairs, parties,& more. Events take place at different venues in and outside of town. NantucketBookFestival.org

6TH ANNUAL PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL NANTUCKET Outdoor Painting Festival open to all artists, all ages. Artists Association Gallery at 19 Washington Street. 8 AM - Polpis Harbor & Quaise Guided Walkabout Inhale the pungent, sweet odor of the salt marsh while exploring Polpis Harbor’s shores and meadows. Get a gull’s eye view of Nantucket Harbor and Coatue, and learn how the island’s main harbor came to be. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 8 to 10 AM - Early-Bird Bird Walks with Maria Mitchell Assn. A boutique birding experience with Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews: after a brief visit to the MMA’s ornithology collection, head out to some of the best birding areas. $25. MMA Natural Science Museum, Milk & Vestal. 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at The White Elephant, $15. Cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9 AM - Free Talk by Samantha Hunt Hunt, author of “Mr. Splitfood,” will talk about her craft in The Great Hall of

June 15-21, 2017

the Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 9 to 9:30 AM - Feeding Frenzy Feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens. This program is popular, so pre register at mariamitchell.org or 508-2289198. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington S. $12. 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. thetrustees.org/ccwr. 9:30 to 10 AM - Carnivorous Critters Before the museum opens, see the museum animals eat: turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, & more! Program limited to 12 people, so pre-registration is required at mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198 Maria Mitchell Natural Science Museum. $12 9:30 AM - Tour the Highlights of Nantucket with Barrett’s Tours 90 min tour of Nantucket; we stop for photos. Departs from Federal & Chestnut sts. 508-228-0174. Repeated at 12:30 pm. 10 AM - Free Talk by Will Schwalbe Schwalbe, author of “Books for Living,” will talk about his craft, with Michael Schulder in The Great Hall of the Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 10 to 10:45 AM - “Tracking the Wild Coomba” Author Robert Cocuzzo talks about his book “Tracking the Wild Coomba,” biography of skier Doug Coombs. Dreamland Theatre Harborview Room. Free; donations accepted. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. continued on page 16

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Some of the best white blossoms are found on our native shrubs. Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum) has some of the most beautiful blossoms come late June. Similar to a lace-top hydrangea or Queen Anne’s lace, the creamy white umbels adorn this favorite shrub. Various arrowwood species are often used in landscaping. This particular species is adapted to the wind and salt spray characteristic of our island and does well among the bayberry and scrub oak. Elderberries (Sambucus canadensis) are often lauded for their delicious, deep purple fruit. However, their blossoms are also a beauty to behold. Similar to arrowood, elderberry flowers are creamy umbels with broad, flat tops up to 10 inches wide. The distinctive flowers can be seen in June even from afar and can indicate where the berries will be at the end of summer. Please remember to take nothing but pictures and leave only footprints. To find some of these wildflowers, strike out on your own along any local trail or see a few of the suggestions below. Locations to consider for a wildflower walk: The Linda Loring Nature Foundation – A mosaic of grasslands and shrublands across low, rolling hills on the island’s west end. Located at 110 eel Point Rd. there is ample parking and a roughly 1.5 mile walking trail. I give weekly plant and nature walks Friday mornings at 10am for those interested in a guided walk. Smooth Hummocks – Owned by the Nantucket Land Bank, Smooth Hummocks is the area along the south coast near Miacomet Golf club. This low, flat grassland area has some of the best examples of wildflowers. A typical grassland of the outwash plain, this area is regularly managed to maintain the early successional habitat. Head of the Plains (HOP) – Owned by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation (NCF), HOP is one of the best examples of sandplain grassland. Managed regularly to prevent succession and encourage the grasslands, NCF is starting new management-related research in this area in 2017.

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from page 14

10 AM - Nantucket by Bike Town Adventure Travel with us thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 10 to 11:30 AM - Plant and Nature Walk Walk on the Linda Loring Nature Foundation’s Eel Point Property to view what’s flowering, fruiting, and hatching among Nantucket’s sand plain grasslands and heath lands. Led by LLNF Director of Research and Education, Dr. Sarah Bois. $10; 508-325-0973. 10 AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip Help collect, identify, & release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life. The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in their shapes, colors, and habits. Limited to 30 people, so preregistration is required: 508-228-9198 or mariamitchell.org $25. 10 AM to 4 PM - Rafael’s Marketplace A cash-n-carry shopping spree event at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St., featuring fine home furnishings, Oriental carpets, art, decor, decorative lamps, mirrors, estate jewelry, bric-a-brac & more. The MarketPlace is restocked as space allows. 508-228-3942. 10 AM to 5 PM - Whaling Museum Open Nantucket’s world-class museum at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894 10:30 AM - Widows Walk: Remarkable Women of Nantucket What did Nantucket women do while their husbands were whaling? Some accompanied husbands; others became involved in Temperance, women’s suffrage, the Abolitionist Movement, & more. Hear their stories. Meet at Centre & Broad sts. $20, Seniors & Teens $15 & Kids $10. 110:45 AM - Glorious ‘Sconset A 2/3 mi, 90 min historic walk past famous cottages of Siasconset, Nantucket’s beautiful village. $20 , $15 for seniors & teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. Catch the 2:15 pm bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington St for 20 min ride to Sconset. Meet guide at rotary bbd. 11 AM - Free Talk by Nicole Dennis-Benn Dennis-Benn, author of “Here Comes the Sun,” will talk about her craft in

June 15-21, 2017

Great Hall of the Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather. 11:15 AM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 11:30 AM - Free Talk by Bernie Swain Swain, author of “What Made Me Who I Am” will talk about his craft in The Dreamland Harborview Room. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 12 PM - Free Talk by Catherine Lacey Lacey, author of “The Answers,” will talk about her craft in The Great Hall of the Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 12 to 2 PM - Free Book Fest Authors Talk Michelle Gable, author of “The Book of Summer,” Mary Alice Monroe, author of Beach House for Rent, & Nancy Thayer, author of Secrets in Summer, will talk about their craft at The Nantucket Yacht Club, South Beach Street. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 12:30 PM - Free Author Talk by Suzie Carpenter Carpenter, author of “On the Bright Side” will talk about her craft, with Marsha Egan in The Dreamland Harborview Room. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 1 PM - Raven’s Walk: The History of Nantucket Hear about the founding settlers, Mary Coffin Starbuck & the impact of Quakerism, whaling, the effects of 3 wars, & the tragedy of the whale ship Essex. Meet at Main & Federal sts by The Hub. $20; Seniors & Teens $15; Kids $10. 1 PM - Free Book Fest Author Interview Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, author of “Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire,” will be interviewed by Mindy Todd in The Great Hall of the Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 1 to 1:30 PM - Book Signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner Book signing with Nat Philbrick & Laurie Halse Anderson, 54 Main St. 1 to 2 PM - Rumpole of the Bailey Series at Saltmarsh Showing at Saltmarsh Senior Center; reserve a seat: 508-228-4490. 1 to 6:30 PM - Lobster Trap Truck Lobster Trap Truck at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. continued on page 18

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Agency's Best and Brightest.” In 1992, Mathews wrote Death in the Off-Season, her first book and the first in her “Merry Folger” series of mysteries set on Nantucket. “I wrote Off-Season as an experiment to see if I could actually attempt and complete a coherent novel—and I chose to try a detective story because I'd always loved reading them. It occurred to me that I would be spending a great deal of creative time in one place, and that I had better love living there mentally for the next year or so. Nantucket was ideal. Moreover, it had long struck me as similar to a small English village like St. Mary Mead in Agatha Christie's Miss Marple books: an intimate community somewhat isolated from the larger world, where a murder might make a distinct and engrossing impact on everyone's lives.” Writing in the evenings after her day job in intelligence analysis at the CIA, her debut novel took Mathews nine months to complete. A year after it was published, she left the Agency and started her career as an author. Her second novel was the next in the Merry Folger series, Death in Rough Water. As she continued to write her series set on Nantucket, Mathews, under the pen name of Stephanie Barron (her middle and maiden names), also began writing her Being a Jane Austen Mystery series for a different publisher. In addition to these two series, Mathews has also written historical fiction and spy novels. When asked whether she prefers to write books in a series or stand-alone novels, she replied: “they offer different pleasures. Series characters involve both writer and reader in a community that is sustained over time: a group of recurring friends whose lives must be followed and incorporated into each new volume of the written world. People like Rafe and Tess daSilva, for instance, in the Merry books, or Jane Austen's sprawling family. It's somehow comforting for me to return to those worlds when I take up the next chapter. Stand-alones, however, are immensely exciting whether I'm writing about Jack Kennedy in 1939 or Queen Victoria in 1860 because I begin with nothing except a blank page. Inevitably, stand-alones require a year, if not more, to write. Series novels demand half that time, because so much already exists in my head.” She declined to name her favorite character, explaining “That’s like asking which child is your favorite.” She does appear to have a favorite setting, however: Nantucket Island. “One

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1 to 7 PM - Big Hug Dumplings Delicious handmade dumpling, available in both Pork & Vegetarian options at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 1:30 PM - Free Book Fest Author Talk Authors Betsy Lerner & John Donatich will talk about their craft in The Dreamland Harborview Room. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 2 PM - Free Book Fest Author Talk Andrea Cohen, author of “Unfathoming,” will talk about her craft in The Great Hall of the Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 2 to 2:30 PM - Book Signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner Nicole Dennis-Benn and Will Schwalbe will sign copies of their books at 54 Main Street. 2 to 5 PM - Drawing the Classical Portrait, with Lisa Sawlit Students will be taught the principles of proportion, form, tonal relationships, and how to capture the character of the subject. Registration Required: 508-228-9700. $220; $200 members 2 PM - Nantucket by Bike: To the Brewery! Cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab to get you homethis tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 2:15 PM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 2:30 PM - Free Book Fest Author Talk Finn Murphy, author of “The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tale of Life on the Road” will talk about his craft, with John Stanton in The Dreamland Harborview Room. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 3 PM - Dirk Quinn Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 3 PM - Free Book Fest Author Talk Author Marie Arana will talk about her craft in The Great Hall of the Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 3 to 3:30 PM - Book Signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner Betsy Lerner & John Donatich sign copies of their books at 54 Main St. 3:30 PM - Free Book Fest Author Talk James O’Connell, MD, author of “Stories from the Shadows: Reflections from a Street Doctor” will talk about his craft with Rob Cocuzzo in The Dreamland Harborview Room. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 4 PM - Free Book Fest Author Talk Amor Towles, author of “A Gentleman in Moscow” will talk about writing in the Unitarian Meeting House Sanctuary. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 4 to 4:30 PM - Book Signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner Sarah Leah Chase & Andrea Cohen will sign copies of their books at 54 Main Street. 4 PM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 5:15pm 5 to 7 PM - Timbukblues Performs Live Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595 7 PM - Book Festival - Opening Night Celebration The Nantucket Book Festival welcomes one and all to a free opening event under the golden dome of the The Unitarian Meeting House, 11 Orange Street.Nantucket Book Festival Event 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring your favorite snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. 8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past Haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. Hear of Nantucket’s history & ghostly tales of its past. Visit houses that have stories to tell and view mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal sts. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10. 8 PM - Nantucket Book Festival Author Dinner Nantucket Book Festival Author Dinner at The Brant Point Grill @ The White Elephant, 50 Easton Street. Tickets at nantucketbookfestival.org

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8 to 10:30 PM - Live Music in Brant Point Grill Enjoy the music of Sean Lee in the Brant Point Grill Lounge in The White Elephant, 50 Easton Street. 8:45 PM - Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is 1 mi. long & lasts 80 min. $20; $15 65+ & Teens; $5 Age 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre sts, by bank steps 15 min. early. 508-332-0953 10 PM to 1 AM - DJ More Juice Party at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street

SATURDAY, JUNE 17 NANTUCKET BOOK FESTIVAL Talks, panels, tented book fairs, parties,& more. Events take place at different venues in and outside of town. NantucketBookFestival.org

6TH ANNUAL PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL NANTUCKET Outdoor Painting Festival open to all artists, all ages. Artists Association Gallery at 19 Washington Street. 8 AM - Gardner Farm Guided Walkabout The Land Bank’s Gardner Farm property runs along Hummock Pond, a glacial meltwater river bed that once ran roughly 75 mi south out to the edge of the continental shelf. Now closed off to the ocean & filled with slightly brackish water, the pond is home to painted & snapping turtles, ospreys, and mute swans. Registration: NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2 mi, 45 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary. past historic mansions of Nantucket. $15, cash only. Meet at Main & Centre sts, by bank steps 10 min early. 508-332-0953 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9 AM - Free Author Talk by James Gleick Gleick, author of “Time Travel: A History,” will talk about his craft, with Dan Menaker in The Great Hall of the Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 9 AM - Free Author Talk by Jodi Picoult Picoult, author of “Small Great Things” will talk about her craft at the Unitarian Meeting House Sanctuary. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 9 to 9:30 AM - Feeding Frenzy Feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens. This program is popular, so pre register at mariamitchell.org or 508-2289198. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington S. $12. 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. thetrustees.org/ccwr. 9 AM to 1 PM - Local Author Tent More than 30 authors from Nantucket and New England gather under the garden tent to talk with readers and sell their books. Every genre from children’s to adult fiction and nonfiction will be represented. Discover the talents of our resident authors and take home a new title to enjoy. Nantucket Atheneum Garden. NantucketBookFestival.org 9:30 AM - Tour the Highlights of Nantucket with Barrett’s Tours 90 min tour of Nantucket; we stop for photos. Departs from Federal & Chestnut sts. 508-228-0174. Repeated at 12:30 pm. 10 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at The White Elephant, $15. Cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 10 AM - Free Author Talk by Kevin Young Young, author of “Blue Laws: Selected & Collected Poems, 1995-2015,” will talk about his craft in The Great Hall of the Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 10 AM - Free Author Talk by Ben Konigsberg Konigsberg, author of “Honestly Ben” will talk about his craft at the Unitarian Meeting House, Hendrix Hall. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 10 AM - Free Author Talk by Ruth Reichl Reichl, author of “My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life” will talk about her craft with Michael Schulder in the Unitarian Meeting House Sanctuary. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 10 to 10:30 AM - Book Signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner Finn Murphy will sign copies of his book at 54 Main Street. continued on page 19


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10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 10 AM - Nantucket by Bike Town Adventure Travel with us thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm. 10 AM to 12 PM - Herbal Wellness Consultation Day Bring your wellness questions to Danica Connors, a Nantucket Island resident herbalist. Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road 10 AM to 4 PM - Rafael’s Marketplace A cash-n-carry shopping spree event at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St., featuring fine home furnishings, Oriental carpets, art, decor, decorative lamps, mirrors, estate jewelry, bric-a-brac & more. The MarketPlace is restocked as space allows. 508-228-3942. 10:30 to 11 AM - Book Signing at Bookworks Dr. Jim O’Connell and Michelle Gable will sign copies of their books at 25 Broad Street. 11 AM - Free Author Talk by Daniel Menaker Menaker, author of “The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense” will talk about his craft in The Great Hall of the Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 11 AM - Free Author Talk by Isabel Wilkerson Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns” will talk about her craft in the Unitarian Meeting House Sanctuary. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 11 AM - Free Book Fest Author Talk Caroline Kitchener, author of “Post Grad: Five Women and Their First Year Out of College” will talk about her craft at the Unitarian Meeting House, Hendrix Hall. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 11 to 11:30 AM - Book Signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner Jodi Picoult and Alice Hoffman will sign copies of their books at 54 Main Street. 11 AM to 3 PM - Open Day at Sankaty Head Lighthouse The lighthouse is open for tours to the top! Children must be age 6 or older to climb the lighthouse. Free; entrance line closes at 2 pm. We shoes suitable for climbing. Presented by Sconset Trust. 11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather. 11:15 AM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 11:30 AM to 12 PM - Book Signing at Bookworks Bill Konigsberg and Lynda Mullaly Hunt will sign copies of their books at 25 Broad Street. 12 PM - Free Book Fest Author Talk Kay Redfield Jamison, author of Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire & Megan Marshall, author of A Miracle for Breakfast will talk about their craft in The Great Hall of the Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 12 PM - Free Author Talk by Laurie Halse Anderson Anderson, author of “Speak” will talk about her craft at the Unitarian Meeting House Sanctuary. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 12 to 12:30 PM - Book Signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner Ruth Reichl and Francine Mathews will sign copies of their books at 54 Main Street. 12:30 to 1 PM - Book Signing at Bookworks James Gleick & Carl Safina sign copies of their books at 25 Broad St. 12:55 PM - National Theatre Live: Peter Pan JM Barrie’s much-loved tale takes flight in this National Theatre Live production showing in The Dreamland Main Theatre, 17 South Water Street. Tickets $20, $18 for students, seniors and children. 1 PM - Free Author Talk by Elliot Ackerman Ackerman, author of “Green on Blue” will talk about his craft with Lea Car-

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penter in The Great Hall of the Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 1 PM - Free Author Talk by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Hunt, author of “Fish in a Tree” will talk about her craft at the Unitarian Meeting House, Hendrix Hall. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 1 PM - Free Author Talk by Robert Pinsky Pinsky, author of “At the Foundling Hospital” will talk about his craft at the Unitarian Meeting House Sanctuary. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 1 to 1:30 PM - Book Signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner Isabel Wilkerson & Kevin Young will sign copies of their books at 54 Main St. 1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 1 to 6:30 PM - Lobster Trap Truck Lobster Trap Truck at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 1 to 7 PM - Big Hug Dumplings Delicious handmade dumpling, available in both Pork & Vegetarian options at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 1:30 to 2 PM - Book Signing at Bookworks Nancy Thayer and Mary Alice Monroe will sign copies of their books at 25 Broad Street. 2 PM - Free Author Talk by James Sulzer Sulzer, author of “The Card People” will talk about his writing at the Unitarian Meeting House, Hendrix Hall. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 2 to 2:30 PM - Book Signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner Samantha Hunt and Catherine Lacey will sign copies of their books at 54 Main Street. 2 PM - Nantucket by Bike: To the Brewery! Cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab to get you homethis tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 2 to 6 PM - Booksigning at REMY Jeanne Blasberg will be at REMY, 16 Old South Wharf, to sign copies of her debut novel Eden. A shop & sign event! 2:15 PM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 2:30 to 3 PM - Book Signing at Bookworks Kay Jamison and Megan Marshall will sign copies of their books at 25 Broad Street. 3 PM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck and others were inspired by this magical island on this 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll. $20. $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens. Kids (7-12) $5. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min. early. 508-332-0953 3 PM - Free Book Fest Author Talk Alice Hoffman, author of “Faithful,” Samantha Hunt, author of “Mr. Splitfoot” & Catherine Lacey, author of “The Answers” will talk about their craft in The Great Hall of the Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 3 PM - Tea & Time Travel James Gleick, author of Time Travel: A History, will talk in The Nantucket Community School, 56 Centre St. Tickets at nantucketbookfestival.org. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 3 to 3:30 PM - Book Signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner Marie Arana will sign copies of her book at 54 Main Street. 3:30 to 4 PM - Book Signing at Bookworks Daniel Menaker and Robert Pinsky will sign copies of their books at 25 Broad Street. 4 PM - Free Author Talk by Carl Safina Safina, author of “Beyond Words: What Animals Think & Feel,” will talk about his craft in The Great Hall of the Atheneum, 1 India St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 4 PM - Free Author Talk by Francine Mathews Mathews, author of “Death on Nantucket,” will talk about Nantucket, writing, and her experiences in Atheneum Garden. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 4 to 4:30 PM - Book Signing at Mitchell’s Book Corner Elliot Ackerman and Lea Carpenter will sign copies of their books at 54 Main Street. 4 PM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 5:15pm continued on page 42


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

Island Bike Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Nantucket Cottage Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Nantucket Island Rent-a-Car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Nantucket Pool & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Nantucket Vineyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Souza's Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Thai House Nantucket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Triple Eight Distillery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

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

Monomoy 2 miles Smith Point 7 miles

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

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

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

ACKweather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (phone App) All over the island Call Nantucket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (phone App) All over the island Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Bartlett's Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Boston Pops on Nantucket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Cisco Brewers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Egan Maritime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 The Faregrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Great Point Natural History Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Hy-Line Cruises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

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cap and gown, with white collars and gold braids for National Honor Society. On Nantucket, the students occupy the stage in front of their friends and parents. They invite the adults up to speak. So it was in 1999, when the heir was born, and so it is now. But history only rhymes, it does not repeat. Seventeen years later, the women do not wear white, the list of scholarships has tripled, and the principal wears his PhD gown to broadcast his academic achievements. Seventeen years has pronounced judgement on the old graduates. Seventeen years has made those old Whalers into parents, taxpayers, and voters. Seventeen years has brought about lawyers, plumbers, nurses, goldsmiths, golf pros, sea captains, and master shuckers. In spite of our best efforts, the years have driven change onto the island and among the graduating class of Nantucket High School. This class has thirty-two more seats on stage than the class of 2000 had. Both classes had the same percent of students going off to expensive four-year colleges, but the current graduates could boast of Harvard, Brown, Yale, Bowdoin, Trinity, and Berkeley. Many of this class posed in front of expensive sports cars, smoked cigars, wore Reds and bow ties, then celebrated their graduation at Cisco Brewers. Many of them hoped to drive their new graduation truck into a future of surf instructing and artisanal cupcakes. But the best of class of 2017 isn’t going to Ivy League schools nor are they lighting bonfires on Barrett Farm Road. They are going to work. Eighteen students from the Class of 2017 were the first in their families to wear a mortar board, then shake with the right and take with the left. Eighteen of them list their plans after graduation as being “employment.” In the class of 2000, less than one percent had a Hispanic background and 96% were white: in 2017, 23% were hispanic and 60% are white. At the turn of the century, only 3.2% were low income: today, 17.3% are. One graduate worked two jobs in order to buy food, pay rent, and hire an immigration attorney in Boston; a teacher paid for his boat tickets. Another graduate worked through his fifth year after being told he wasn’t going to be allowed to drop out. A graduate knew twenty words of English which included the words “framing square,” “shingles,” and “roof.” Then he went out and showed the sons of Nantucket carpenters how it was done on an eight inch pitch. These graduates stood on a stage to receive applause only from strangers and teachers; their parents were a long way gone. Then they went back to work. Every triumph is shared. Uncles, aunts, teachers, and coaches did not let the time wash them away. One teacher in particular, Hank O’Rourke, the walking man, the E.S.L. guide, and the teacher of the year stood for them until he passed away. His greatest memorial stood with big smiles, blue gowns, and flat caps. No matter what year or what season, the island requires luck, hard work, and help if you want to live here long. Everything on the sand requires sweat equity. The old joke remains true; you call a Nantucketer with two jobs “lazy.” Less than a quarter of the class of 2000 remain on island. Some left to be rocket scientists and some left because Dad’s name and credit didn’t last long enough. Nothing has ever come easy out here. Seventeen years from now, I hope that the heir is still on-island to hear the year’s rhyme. In that June, I suspect that another band will be practicing in the Casino and a tent will once again be up on the putting green at Sankaty. However, I know that the heir had better be able to speak Spanish.

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Jetties Beach or Sconset Beach. Both have parking areas with relatively flat beach access. Set sail on a sunset cruise aboard the Endeavor on Father’s Day. This certified vessel by the US Coast Guard is the longest operating sailing charter on Nantucket. Watching the sun dip down into the island’s pristine waters from a sailboat is an amazing sight. 508-228-5585

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Too much exercise? Book a trip on the Minke with Shearwater Excursions. From 8:30 to 9:30 am, you can ride with Dad around the harbor before the hustle & bustle of the day begins and learn about the history of whaling. Coffee is included! 508228-7037 Let Dad sleep in and head out to Cisco Brewers for an afternoon of local beer and live music. At press time, Timbukblues are the local band scheduled to play from 3:30 pm on Father’s Day. Go out there a little early and partake of the 167 Rawbar’s fresh oysters, clams, and shrimp. If you are looking for a relaxed evening, order lobsters cooked and cracked from Souza’s Seafood, Glidden’s Island Seafoods, or Bartlett’s Farm, and drive to a beach with the family. All you need to add is a blanket and some beach chairs. If you father has trouble with climbing over dunes or the wooden staircases leading to so many island beaches, try

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Gifts You Can Wrap...Staff Picks: For Dads not lucky enough to live here, an ideal gift is a commuter book for the HyLine fast ferry. Tickets to visit his son or daughter and grandchildren any time is sure to put a smile on your Dad’s face. Give your father the casual look that says NANTUCKET without actually having the name blazed across his shirt. Nobby Clothes Shop on Main Street has a series of Nantucket belts with island silhouettes, Nantucket burgees, and more, both in D-ring and buckle styles, and each is under $45. For a gift that goes up in smoke, but very fine smoke, stop by the Gray Lady Smoke Shop. Hand rolled in Nicaragua by father-and-son duo Jose and Jaime Garcia, My Father cigars are among the best. Gray Lady Smoke Shop has a special award-winning My Father's Day bundle for just $45 that features the Don Pepin Garcia original

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(rated 93 points), the My Father No. 2 (rated 94 points), and the My Father 1922 Le Bijou (2015 Cigar of the Year). Sure to please the novice and the aficionado, the bundle also includes a Gray Lady cigar cutter, matches, and a Boveda humidification pack to maintain freshness. Gray Lady Smoke Shop is open weekends for spring, upstairs at 2 Union Street, just steps off Main Street. Stop by Friday or Saturday or call ahead and order your Father’s Day bundle: 508-901-9399. For an experience you can wrap up in a box and give like a gift, buy Dad tickets for dinner and a sail aboard the Tall Ship Lynx on Monday, July 3. After a sail around the harbor with dinner and drinks, 30 passengers will watch the Independence Day fireworks display from the water! For tickets, call Egan Maritime at 508-228-2505. Or buy Dad a day on the water he can gaze at for life: Nantucket artist G.S. Hill has stunning oils, giclees, and prints for sale at the G.S. Hill Gallery at 40 Straight Wharf. Many depict sailing and iconic Nantucket scenes. You can let Dad choose his favorite at www.gshill.com From watches to waves...Spider Wright Surf is a new gentlemen’s surf shop on Main Street with a fine collection of apparel. From small gifts to a splurge that will please any Dad, this shop has a wide variety of clothing and accessories. Our picks here are a classic Irish linen shirt or their Loro Piana cotten/cashmere blend jacket. This shop is found by walking through the Trinity Collection, a exceptional watch shop at 50 Main Street. You may find an extra special gift for Dad among their superb selection of timepieces by Franck Muller,

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your gift. Call them at NantucketChocolate.com If your Dad really DOES want a tie, then Murray’s Toggery Shop is where you want to go. They have hundreds in a variety of fabrics, colors, and styles. In addition, Murray’s Shop for Men (yup, a whole shop just for Dad) has a selection of fine toiletries to pamper your father, exclusive Nantucket Reds pants, shorts, polos, button-downs, jackets, caps, and more items that make special Father’s Day gifts. And for a place to wear his new tie, buy Dad tickets to the Maria Mitchell Association’s annual Red-Tie Soiree on July 9. At this great fundraiser, he’ll get to meet National Geographic photographer Michael Melford, enjoy an open bar, savor Spanky’s Raw Bar and other exceptional food, and dance to music from the Perry Rossi Band all at Sankaty Head Golf Club. Ticket are on sale at 508-228-9198 or at mariamitchell.org.

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available is a blended malt Scotch whisky. This comprises a blend of two or more whiskies, which can be a combination of malt and or grain whiskies sourced from numerous different distilleries, that are then aged for a minimum of three years in oak, bottled and sold as one final blended product. Deciding which whiskies to blend together, what kind of oak to age them in and for how long is very reminiscent of creating a consistent entry-level house style of non-vintage Champagne. The combination of creates a blend in which the sum of the final product in much greater than its individual parts. Sheep Dip is a perfect example of this a blended malt Scotch whisky. The label reads that it is ‘woven from 16 single malt Scotch whiskies.’ This blend of malt whiskies is aged on average between 8 and 12 years, well more than double of the ageing minimum requirements. They are sourced mainly from the Highland region of Scotland, blended with the more delicate Speyside malts and smoky (read:peaty) Islay malts. Unlike most Scotch, this blend one is married in fresh American oak barrels to add uniqueness to its finished character. Hints of toffee, clove and oak are present on the nose and the palate. While many Scotch brands pay homage to the name of their original founder, the whimsical name of this brand comes from when farmers would hide their home-made whisky in barrels marked “Sheep Dip” so not to have to pay taxes on it to excise officers.

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The Macallan 12 hails from the Speyside region and is matured in sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain, for minimum of 12 years. It has a rich, golden color and is deliciously smooth with a sweet finish that lingers for an extended period of time. Rich dried fruits and slightly oxidative sherry aromas are balanced with wood smoke and hint of exotic spice. What makes this brand unique is that they ferment in smaller than average stills, allowing them to better concentrate their spirit by making the best possible single malt blend from smaller batches.

SINGLE MALT/CASK FOCUSED PROGRAM: It is no doubt that the decisions made around the oak casks used for maturation are a main contributor to the quality, natural color and distinctive aromas and flavors that create a Scotch’s house style. This would include the quality or type of oak used to make the barrels, how many times the barrel has been used, where the barrel is stored in the distillery and how often it is topped off to keep the barrel full. The barrel program at each distillery is unique to what the Master Distiller is trying to achieve. The Balvenie 12 Doublewood is aged 12 years as the age-statement reflects, bt is unique in that it is matured in two distinct casks, not just one or a combination of casks then blended together. The first cask is a result of several years of maturation in traditional oak casks to mellow the maturing spirit and impart gentle layers of vanilla spiciness. The second cask maturation is in European oak sherry casks that increase the fruity, honeyed depths of complexity. The Balvenie is an independent family company for five generations and manage their production in a more artisan manner. Not only do they grow their own barley, they also have their own coppers to tend to the casks and also a coppersmith to tend the stills. As you allow time to ponder and remember what the occasion may have been that led to such a celebration that you enjoy a dram of Scotch with your friends and family, savor every moment of the experience. Sitting down for a special moment with dear old dad, honoring your favorite lads who are standing up for you at your wedding or just celebrating life in general, cheers to honoring the occasion with your favorite sips from Scotland. Kilts and bagpipes optional.

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Featured Restaurant: The Ships Inn Summer Starts with Dinner at Ships Inn Summer starts for us with dinner at The Ships Inn. A short walk from Main Street up tree-lined and historic Fair Street, this inn and restaurant is one of the few on Nantucket whose owners, Chef Mark and Ellie Gottwald, have preserved the integrity and beauty of a whaling captain’s home while bringing it up to expectations of modern taste and comfort. Entry to the restaurant is through the garden door on the side of the building (we met a staffer there who was clipping mint leaves from the kitchen garden for a mohito) or through the front door of the inn. We have often thought as we entered this way what tantalizing aromas must tempt guests every afternoon as the kitchen prepares for the evening meal. Every morsel served at The Ships Inn is prepared inhouse by Chef Gottwald and his crew, from the trio of warm breads Beet Salad served in a lightship basket at the beginning of a meal to the legendary souffles that often end a meal here. Attention to detail is key: Chef Gottwald designs different accompaniments and garnishes for each of the 25 dishes on his menu. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it,” he explained. He is ever-present in the kitchen: designing, conducting, cooking, creating. All dishes are a la minute rather than prepped in advance, even the sauces, and this makes for remarkably vivid fare. There are many appealing ways to begin dinner here, every one a winner! Even on a warm summer evening, Chef Gottwald’s soups are not to be missed. Whether you choose Lobster Bisque, Cauliflower Soup with cheddar, or, as we did, the Nantucket Seafood Chowder, these soups will fill your belly and warm your soul. The chowder is made Nantucket Seafood Chowder

to order: yes, made to order soup—that takes dedication! The broth is a delicate blend of stock, clam juice, a touch of cream, and just enough fennel and pernod to tickle your palate. Then the Lamb Meatballs fish is added— salmon, swordfish, halibut—fresh and lightly cooked. The result is full of flavor yet light for a chowder. The chilled Beet Salad is a more obvious choice for a summer starter. Delectably sweet red and gold beets tossed with candied walnuts and bits of crunchy bacon are piled next to a handful of micro greens and topped with creamy goat cheese. The mix of sweet and smoky, pungent cheese and the earthy spice of the greens makes this one of our favorite preludes. (Suggested pairing: Albarino, Martin Codax, Spain) New to the menu and an appetizer we hope stays on it is Chef Gottwald’s House Smoked Salmon. Cured with salt, sugar, and maple and then smoked over mesquite, the salmon has layers of flavor. It’s served simply with baby mache tossed in honey-mustard dressing and a round of light, crunchy toast slathered with marscarpone. Eaten together, the different textures and flavors are delightful! (Suggested pairing: Chianti Classico Riserva, Volpaia,Italy) Also new for this season are Lamb Meatballs. Formed without crumbs—just lamb, sage, thyme, garlic, and seasoning—these, like many other offerings at Ships Inn, are gluten-free. It’s the robust flavor of these little morsels that we loved. They’re served on a colorful and tasty trio of sauces: lamb demiglace, fresh pesto, and tomato sauce, each lifting or deep-

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ening the flavor and adding visual appeal. (Suggested pairing: Merlot, Alexander Valley, California) Sauteed Wild Mushrooms sounds more like a side dish than the star of the show—until you take your first forkful. The mix of textures and delicate flavors of half a dozen different varieties from maitake to morel is subtle and seductive. A citrusy tamarind sauce adds a bright spark of flavor, and a generous dollop of goat cheese brings it back to earth. (Suggested pairing: Cotesdu-Rhone, Guigal, Rhone) Entrees at Ships Inn are often supplemented by evening specials featuring fish freshly caught by the chef himself! Chef Gottwald is an avid fisherman with a commercial license; his boat, Forelle, is docked at Straight Wharf. When Striped Bass is in season, he catches enough that it Sauteed Halibut is offered as a special nearly every night. Though not caught by the chef, the fish we enjoyed at during our dinner last week was sparkling fresh. The Sauteed Halibut is a dish of deep, lasting flavor: the fish, lightly crusted, is served on a mushroom risotto studded with plump English peas and chanterelles, morels, brown maitake, and tiny white Hon Shemeji. A lusciously creamy morel sauce (emphasis on the mushroom) is poured over. (Suggested pairing: Chardonnay, Flowers, Sonoma) The Grilled Swordfish (cover photo) stole the show! This was the best swordfish we’d tasted in a decade—good enough to dream about and definitely good enough to lure us back to Ships Inn. The fish was moist and flaky, and a lemon thyme beurre blanc was at the same time bright and rich. The custom accompaniments were a timbale of creamed spinach, a truffle baked potato, and a summery roasted tomato topped with a tomato compote. When our server collected this dish there was not tidbit left on it. (Suggested pairing: Chateaunuef-du-Pape, Chante-Perdrix, Rhone) Grilled Chicken

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Beef lovers have several superb choices at Ships Inn—Veal Scallopini, Short Ribs, and Filet Mignon—but we recommend you splurge on the Dry Aged Sirloin “Steak au Poivre.” A thick cut with robust flavor and juicy tenderness drenched in a rich, dark sauce, this is a classic dish executed with perfect technique. Tender green beans, naturally sweet carrots, and potato gratin acc o m p a n y. (Suggested pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon, Hall, Napa) As I type this, it still surprises me: our second favorite entree (did I mention how good the Dry Aged Sirloin “Steak au Poivre” swordfish is?) was the Grilled Chicken. No, you could not make this at home. Chef Gottwald’s chicken is supremely succulent and tender with beautifully browned crisp skin and served in a sauce of lime and sweet garlic. Matched with satiny whipped potatoes, carrots, and thin spears of asparagus, the dish is deeply satisfying. (Suggested pairing: Pinot Noir, Lemelson, Willamette Valley) It’s almost unfair how good the desserts are at The Ships Inn, considering how little room you will probably have for them. The one dessert you must order, no matter what flavor is offered is the Soufflé. You won’t see this selection on the dessert menu because it must be ordered when you order your meal so that it is ready when you are. Plan ahead. It’s been a few years since we dined here on an evening when Chocolate Souffle was featured (we adore the Raspberry and the Grand Marnier), and we forgot how good it is, especially with the cool creme anglaise poured tableside over its warm dark deliciousness. (Suggested pairing: Reisling,"Vin de Glaciere", Pacific Rim) All the desserts served here are big enough to share, which is lucky because you’ll definitely want to have your companions order the Key Lime Tart that will dazzle your taste buds with its sweet-tart creaminess in a buttery crust. (Suggested pairing: Muscato, Villa Ponzi, Sicily) Or, even better, try the Strawberry Rhubarb Cake that is light as a cloud and awash in a heavenly strawberry-rhubarb sauce. (Suggested pairing: Tawney Port, Otima, 20 year). All splendid ends to a spendid evening!

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of the aspects of island life that fascinates me—and is integral to my series—is the distinct experiences that residents and visitors often have. Most who live on the island, or return to it seasonally, would say they do so because they love the place. Yet year-round islanders know and prize a very different Nantucket, in many ways, than Summer People. Even within that seasonal group, there are divisions: those who've been coming to the island for five generations, living in unwinterized family homes that have descended through time, deeply rooted in a different way from those who fly in with their personal chefs for two weeks spent at their fifth residence. “Contrast those groups with the folks who are essential to Nantucket's survival as a community—the teachers, the police, the folks who sustain Cottage Hospital and manage the Harbor, collect the trash, and cut the lawns, and repair the plumbing, and report the news, and do everything else that makes a town function—and you have very different constituencies that claim equal ownership of Nantucket. I think that offers the potential for conflict. And conflict is the essence of crime stories. Choosing to make my series detective Meredith Folger a woman deeply rooted in both the island and its police force was critical.” Nearly a quarter-century after her first novel was published, Francine Mathews returned to her Merry Folger series to write a fifth novel set on Nantucket. Death in Nantucket was released early this year. When her publisher suggested reissuing the series, which had gone out of print, along with a new installment, “I was thrilled, but asked that I be able to bring the previous books seamlessly up to the present to avoid a twenty-year gap in both the characters’ lives and the reality of Nantucket between Death in a Cold Hard Light and Death on Nantucket. It has been a privilege to be able to re-

fine all the books before republication.” Not only did Mathews update her island references, she was also able to refine her early writing. “I was shocked at how overly verbose and prosy the first versions were. I pruned them as viciously as a rugosa run amok. In other ways, however, my [writing] process remains the same—I'm a dedicated outliner and plotter, because mystery novels stand or fall on the success of their puzzle plots. My stories inevitably diverge from their outlines, that's part of the creative process, but having a map for the story's evolution is critical... “I'm trained as an historian, and delving into the details of a particular place, person or time is utterly riveting. I assemble libraries specific to the subject matter of each novel, and immerse myself in the material before I begin to outline a particular story. The research usually provides the kernel of the crime or the focus of the imaginative world, plotting the novel would be impossible without it. “As for writing itself, I love to write dialogue. Once my characters open their mouths and speak, they take over the novel.” Mathews is planning another novel for the Merry Folger series: “I’ve always wanted to set a book on Tuckernuck.” Fans will have a chance to ask her about it at her booksigning Saturday at noon outside Mitchell’s Book Corner on Main Street or after her talk in the Atheneum Garden on Saturday at 4 pm. In her essay On Writing, Francine Mathews states: “I have always been someone who wrote for a living. When I was young, I put words on paper because I was a solitary child, because my father died when I was a teenager, and the world I could make in the pages of lined notebooks helped keep my loneliness at bay. I wrote to escape, to conceive a more exotic life. I wrote myself out of despair and into adulthood, and words, for me, will always possess a transformative power. “But ultimately I wrote because I had no choice. Words are the way I understand existence.”

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

Nantucket Cookie Company Open daily we ship anywhere Small batch cookies from scratch

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

Petticoat Row Bakery

508-228-3700 35 Centre Street

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

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

Brewers & Distillers Cisco Brewers

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

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

Triple Eight Distillery

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

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

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

Coffee Shops The Bean

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

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

Light Food & Take-Out Atlas

508-825-5495 130 Pleasant Street

Bar opens at 5 pm; Dinner from 5:30 pm

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

Bartlett’s Farm

508-228-9403 33 Bartlett Farm Road

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

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

Centre Street Bistro

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

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

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

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

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

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

508-228-4095 27 Fairgrounds Road

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


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Nantucket Dining Guide 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

508-325-6265 Open Mon-Sun.11:30am-9pm 7 Dave St, in Nantucket Commons Pizza, pastas, salads, subs, sandwiches, wraps & more.

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

Thai House Nantucket

508-680-1522 Open daily 11am-9pm; Grab & Go Thai Lunch 11am-2pm 118 Old South Road Dine in or take out

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

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

508-228-9403 Bartlett Farm Road

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

Restaurants Atlas Bar opens at 5 pm; Dinner from 5:30 pm

508-825-5495 130 Pleasant Street

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

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

508-325-0308 10 India Street

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

Brant Point Grill

508-325-1320

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

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

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

Downyflake

508-228-4533 Breakfast Mon-Sat 5am-2pm. Sun. 7am-1pm; Lunch Mon-Sat, 11am-2pm A Nantucket Tradition for 80 Years 18 Sparks Avenue Serving breakfast and lunch daily, THE DOWNYFLAKE is a Nantucket tradition known for the big doughnut outside and delicious doughnuts inside. Choose from a menu of Flake favorites and daily specials for good food and fast, friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. Call ahead for take-out, bulk pastry orders, and catering or event planning. thedownyflake.com

Dune

508-228-5550 Bar opens at 5pm; Dinner from 6-10 pm; Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30am to 2:30 pm Where chic meets casual comfort. 20 Broad Street DUNE is open for the season with Chef Michael Getter, formerly of 21 Federal and American Seasons, in the kitchen! The décor in our three distinct dining rooms is a blend of sophisticated elegance and soothing comfort. Along with our exotic quartzite bar and charming patio we offer an extensive selection of handcrafted cocktails, wines, liquors and cordials along with tempting dinner and dessert menus. The ever-changing menu showcases an innovative selection of the finest in seasonal local produce, fish, and meats from regional farms and select purveyors. DuneNantucket.com

Easy Street Cantina

508-228-5418 Friendly, Fast, Affordable Family Food. corner of Easy & Broad sts. Fried Clams, Fish’n Chips, Burritos, Tacos, Wraps, & More. Breakfast all day! EASY STREET CANTINA on the corner of Easy & Broad streets by the water on Steamboat Wharf. One nibble and you’re hooked! EASY STREET CANTINA features fresh fried seafood such as Nantucket bay scallops, clams, and beer-battered Atlantic Cod along with cheese steaks, burgers, fresh falafel and our famous burritos, nachos, and tacos. Also deli wraps, kid’s foods, fresh pastries, fresh ground coffee, and cookies. Enjoy in our spacious dining room or on our outside patio beside the water. Home of the Nantucket Cookie Company. Fun, Fast, Family Food. EasyStreetCantina.com

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

508-228-4095 27 Fairgrounds Road

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

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

508-228-6135 56 Union Street

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


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Kitty Murtagh’s Lunch & dinner daily; live music Fri. & Sat. nights Nantucket’s Only Irish Pub & Restaurant

Vol. 47 No. 6 • YesterdaysIsland.com 508-325-0781 4 West Creek Road

kittymurtaghs.com In Ireland, pubs are places to socialize, relax & maybe conduct a little business. Owners John Keane and Caroline Montgomery are continuing that tradition on Nantucket at KITTY MURTAGH’S. Named after John’s grandmother, everything about Kitty’s is eclectic and fun. Decorated with Irish signs, antiques, and furniture, the pub exudes authenticity. Relax & enjoy traditional hearty fare upstairs in the pub or downstairs in our intimate dining room. Top it all off with a pint of Guinness in a traditional 20-oz glass. Live music Friday & Saturday nights.

The Proprietors bar & table

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

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

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

508-228-2595 23 South Water Street

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

The Seagrille

508-325-5700

Lunch 11:30 to 2 pm; Dinner from 5:30; Bar opens at 5 pm Creative coastal & traditional New England cuisine 45 Sparks Avenue THE SEAGRILLE serves the freshest local and regional seafood creatively prepared and presented. Special lobster and raw bar selections are available, and their homemade soups and their famous quahog chowder are island favorites. Pastas and breads are made fresh daily. The SEAGRILLE offers a selection of wines, craft beers, and cocktails to perfectly compliment the menu choices. Bar and enclosed patio dining also available. Reservations recommended. Call us to book your celebration! theseagrille.com

The Ships Inn

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

Seafood Glidden’s Island Seafood

508-228-0912 115 Pleasant Street

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

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

Souza’s Seafood Open 9am-6pm 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.

Vineyard 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.

WORD SEARCH Happy Father’s Day!

508-228-0040 13 Fair Street

Dinner Wed-Sun from 5:30pm; Dory Bar open 5 ‘til close American Brasserie shipsinnnantucket.com

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 Wed.-Sun. from 5:30 pm; Dory Bar opens at 5 pm.

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 508-325-6265 Open Mon-Sun.11:30am-9pm 7 Dave St, in Nantucket Commons Pizza, pastas, salads, subs, sandwiches, wraps & more. Something fresh is always cooking at SOPHIE T’S PIZZA. Islanders and visitors alike have made Nantucket’s perennial blue-ribbon favorite their dining destination for dining in or take out for over 16 years. New York style thin crust, crispy flatbread, or gluten-free choices beg for your special topping creations. SOPHIE T’s Pizza offers the most varied choice of fresh, bountiful salads, buffalo wings, pasta, daily specials, and an array of subs, sandwiches, and wraps that come fully dressed and toasted, if you wish. Call ahead for fast take-out. Daily specials available on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @sophietspizza. Sophie T’s Pizza is located mid-island at 7 Dave St. in Nantucket Commons with plenty of parking. Stop by for a menu and see if you can resist a slice! sophietspizza.com

Thai House Nantucket

508-680-1522 Open daily 11am-9pm; Grab & Go Thai Lunch 11am-2pm 118 Old South Road Dine in or take out Sawadee! The Thairatana family welcomes you to THAI HOUSE NANTUCKET, where

Dad Father Papa Love Son Daughter

Relationship Appreciation Gratitude Best Loving Caring

Hero Courageous Dependable Teacher Guide Patient

Provider Pops Respect Daddy Friend Helper


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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.

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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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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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Advertiser Directory Adventure / Eco-Tours Great Point Natural History Tour 508-228-6799 Natural Discovery Tours Thurs-Mon at 9am & 1pm Tours offered through mid-October at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Join our naturalist guide on an over-sand vehicle Natural History Tour through CoskataCoatue Wildlife Refuge. Witness Nantucket’s most expansive salt marsh, learn about the geology, ecology and history of this special place. We also offer Private Tours. Tours are offered Thursday-Monday at 9 am and again at 1 pm into October. See a side of the refuge you can’t see from your car! thetrustees.org/ccwr

Shearwater Excursions

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

Antiques The Antiques Depot One of Nantucket’s oldest & finest antique shops

508-228-1287 2 South Beach St

One of Nantucket’s oldest and finest antiques shops, offering quality 17th, 18th & 19th Century Formal and Country Furniture, Art, Pottery, Folk Art, Decoys, China Trade, Ancient Artifacts, and an extensive collection of Marine antiques and Scrimshaw. Proprietor Jack Fritsch also provides professional Personal Property Appraisals for estate, insurance and other purposes. Now in a new location sharing five large rooms with Nantucket House Antiques and Interior Design Studio, opposite the Nantucket Yacht Club. Visit nantucketantiquesdepot.com, and follow us on Facebook, twitter, Instagram. Open daily.

Rafael Osona Auctions 508-228-3942 Rafael’s Marketplace: June 15 to 24 American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St A 10-day cash & carry shopping event June 15-24 NantucketAuctions.com RAFAEL OSONA AUCTIONS takes a brief break from auctions for their annual Rafael’s Marketplace. This 10-day Cash-n-Carry Shopping event takes place from June 15 to 24, from 10 to 4 pm each day. They restock as the marketplace continues, so stop by more than once to see what treasures have been added! Auction season resumes on July 1.

Apparel & Accessories ACK 4170m “ACK 4170...is not just a location, it’s a lifestyle.”

ACK4170.com

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

Blue Beetle

508-228-3227 12 Main Street

Clothing, Accessories, 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.

Island Cashmere

508-228-7611 32 Centre Street

Cashmere, accessories, shoes

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

Letarte Open daily from 10 am Swimwear & Clothing for Island Living

508.228.7946 (SWIM) 5 South Water St (behind Pollacks)

Maui-inspired swim and cover-up label, LETARTE, is island-hopping from Hawaii’s beaches to the New England seacoast and has opened a new Nantucket store. Located at 5 South Water Street (across from The Nautilus on Cambridge St), the Letarte Boutique will be open daily from 10am and will feature their collection of swimwear, caftans and cover-ups along with Maui-designer jewelry, towels, and signature lotion and oil. letarteswimwear.com

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

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Stroll up Main Street, just a few steps from the wharves and marina, to find MURRAY`S

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

Nobby Shop

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

Open daily year-round Sportswear for all ages

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

Peter Beaton down the discreet little boardwalk on Federal Street

508-228-8456 16.5 Federal Street

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

Remy Creations Summer has never looked so good!

16 Old South Wharf Lifestyle line of clothing & accessories

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. Always RemyCreations.com stunning and great colors.

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

508-680-1626 5 South Beach St.

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

Art Reproduction, Posters, & Printing The UPS Store

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

Artists & Galleries Artists Association of Nantucket Open daily Check the Calendar for openings

508-228-0294 19 Washington St.

nantucketarts.org 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 yearround 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.

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

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

G. S. HILL’s one-man gallery is open daily and celebrating over three decades at 40 Straight Wharf. His original oil and watercolor paintings capture the image and spirit of Nantucket. The gallery also offers exclusive American-made gifts designed by Greg and Judi Hill. Stunning porcelain china dinnerware, hand-pressed glass and ornaments are only a few of treasures you will find. Open daily. 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!


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Advertiser Directory Nantucket Carving & Folk Art Folk Art, antiques, prints, nautical art, ship models

508-325-7463 167 Orange Street

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

Auctions Rafael Osona Auctioneer A 10-day cash & carry shopping event Next Auction: Saturday, July 1

508-228-3942 Rafael’s Marketplace: June 15 to 24 American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St

RAFAEL OSONA AUCTIONS takes a brief break from auctions for their annual Rafael’s Marketplace. This 10-day Cash-n-Carry Shopping event takes place from June 15 to 24, from 10 to 4 pm each day. They restock as the marketplace continues, so stop by more than once to see what treasures have been added! Auction season resumes on July 1. NantucketAuctions.com

Beach & Pool Toys & Accessories Nantucket Pool & Spa 508-228-2235 Open Daily 1 Hanabea Lane, off Old South Rd Sand & Pool Toys, Exercise Equipment, Floats, & More Facebook.com/nantucketpools Swim on over to NANTUCKET POOL & SPA CENTER at 1 Hanabea Lane off of Old South Road to see our new sand and pool toys. We also have diving games, sandcastle kits, life vests, exercise equipment, floats, and more! We have your favorite brands: Melissa and Doug, Texas Rec, Swimline, and more! We have amazing deals on our Clearance Rack.

Bike Rentals Cooks Cycle

508-228-0800 Bicycle Rentals, Sales, and Service 6 So. Beach Street, next to Affordable Rentals

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

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

508-325-2722 65 Surfside Road

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

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

508-228-4070 25 Old South Road

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

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

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

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

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

508-228-1151 Steamboat Wharf

Grandpa Harvey Young started YOUNG’S BICYCLE SHOP in 1931. He ran the bike rental

June 15-21, 2017

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

Bookstores Mitchell’s Book Corner

508-228-1080 54 Main Street

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

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

Nantucket Bookworks

508-228-4000 25 Broad Street

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

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

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

Car Rentals Affordable Rentals Cars, jeeps, mopeds

508-228-3501 6 South Beach Street

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

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

508-228-9989 at Nantucket Memorial Airport

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

Young’s Bicycle Shop Bicycle, Car, & Jeep Rentals; Bicycle Sales & Service

508-228-1151 Steamboat Wharf

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

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

508-228-5585 Slip 15, Straight Wharf

endeavorsailing.com “Captain James Genthner shares his love of the Island with visitors aboard his sloop ENDEAVOR”—Ted Reinstein, CBS Good Day! Featured in Yankee Magazine’s Best of New England 2010: “A cruise aboard the Endeavor is a lesson in beauty and local history.” The


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ENDEAVOR sails daily at 10am, 1pm, 4pm, and at sunset. Private charters, sailing celebrations, children’s programs, and gift certificates available. Call for info & reservations.

Children’s Apparel Murray’s Toggery Shop

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Mon-Sat 10-5; 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

Children’s Camps ACKventure Sports & Day Camps A variety of camps for ages 3-1/2 to 18 Building Strong Kids & Great Memories

508-228-7285 x5 Nantucket Community School

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

Cigars Gray Lady Smoke Shop Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am to 6 pm Fine Cigars & Accessories. We do parties!

508-901-9399 upstairs at 2 Union Street

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

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

508-228-0294 24 Amelia Drive

The ARTISTS ASSOCIATION’s Arts Program offers year-round educational programs for adults and children. Our spacious workshop on Gardner Perry Lane hosts a wide variety of classes and workshops in many media including oil painting, watercolor, pastel, life drawing, ceramics, woodcarving, printmaking, textile art and mixed media. Our instructors are resident artists, AAN artist members and a variety of visiting artists who work in a range of mediums and bring a wealth of talent and experience to the program. Classes are designed for all levels of experience, from the novice to advanced student and for all ages from 3-93. nantucketarts.org

Coaching/Consulting Coaching at the Corner

610-780-1640 info@marshaegan.com

Life and success skills coaching

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

Concerts Boston Pops on Nantucket

508-825-8250

Rated the Best Summer Event each year on Nantucket, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops’ annual Pops on Nantucket concert will feature special guest performer THE BEACH BOYS. Gates open at 4:30pm; please be seated by 6:30. Show opener at 6:45, and the show begins at 7:00pm! The evening concludes at 9 pm with a fantastic fireworks show. Don’t miss it! Tickets available now, while they last, at NantucketHospital.org

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.

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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 auntleahs.com kid’s candy for all ages. AUNT LEAH ships worldwide.

Sweet Inspirations Artisan Chocolates Featuring Chocolate Daffy Picnic Hats! Award-Winning Artisan Chocolatier since 1981

508-228-5814 Zero India Street

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

Contests 2017 PHOTO CONTEST Deadline September 12, 2017 See winners & entries online at Nantucket.net

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

This annual photo contest has been a popular way to share you photos of Nantucket with the world. The 2017 Contest has begun: DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 12, 2017. We accept copyright-free images of Nantucket present and past. You can mail in your prints of Nantucket Island or you can mail us a CD with electronic images from your digital camera. If you send us digital images, please make sure they are high-resolution. Visit Nantucket.net to see a great nantucket.net/photos/contests.php selection past entries and winners.

Share the Love Wedding Photo Contest

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

Copying, Mailboxes, Shipping The UPS Store Open Monday - Saturday Locally owned and operated

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

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

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

at Jetties Beach on Saturday, August 12 Benefit concert for Nantucket Cottage Hospital The Best Summer Event on Nantucket!

Aunt Leah’s Fudge

June 15-21, 2017

508-228-1017 The Courtyard, 16 Straight Wharf

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

Sweet Inspirations Artisan Chocolates Award-Winning Artisan since 1981

508-228-5814 Zero India Street

Inspired by Nantucket’s Cranberry Harvest, Sweet Inspirations Chocolatier created the original and now world-famous Cranberry Creations™ Chocolates. Plump, sweet cranberries lavishly covered in premium chocolate create an amazing gourmet taste. Sweet Inspirations’ exclusive Cranberry Creations™ Chocolates have been featured on Oprah’s Best Gifts Show and Food Network’s “Food Finds.” Cranberry Creations™ chocolates are featured in Nantucket-style gift baskets and limited edition gift tins including “Rainbow Fleet,” “Sailors Valentine,” “Blue Hydrangeas,” and “Nantucket Memories.” Elegantly gift-boxed, Cranberry Creations™ chocolates also make perfect wedding and party favors. Other unique cranberry


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Advertiser Directory recipes include Cranberry Caramels with sea salt, fancy cranberry & nut mixes, Cranberry Caramel Corn, and Nantucket Chocolatier’s award-winning Cranberry Cheesecake Truffle. A Nantucket tradition since 1981, this amazing shop and showcase kitchen is an experience not to be missed. Discover Sweet Inspirations~NantucketChocolate.com at ZERO INDIA STREET ~ In the heart of Nantucket. Open year-round. Come enjoy a complimentary tasting of delectable chocolate. nantucketchocolate.com

Fishing Charters Albacore

508-228-5074 Private Charters only Voted Nantucket’s Best Charter Boat Catch blues, bass, shark, tuna, whale watching Slip 1010, Straight Wharf

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

Herbert T.

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

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

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

Topspin Fishing Charters

508-246-6210

Daily trips, customizable to your needs Docked at the Town Pier, across from public parking

TopspinFishing.com

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

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

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

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

Gifts Gray Lady Smoke Shop Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am to 6 pm Fine Cigars & Accessories. We do parties!

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

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

Hill’s of Nantucket Unusual and Original Nantucket Theme Gifts

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

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

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

508-228-5470 33 Straight Wharf

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

508-325-7463 167 Orange Street

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

Nantucket Throw

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

Signs, Banners, & Posters Open Monday - Saturday

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

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

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

508-228-8456 16.5 Federal Street

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

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

508-825-8100 57 Prospect St

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

Home Decor Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

508-901-9399 upstairs at 2 Union Street

June 15-21, 2017

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

Internet & Island Apps ACKweather Your go-to website & app for Nantucket weather Download on the App Store

508-228-2505 158 Polpis Road

ackweather.com 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


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Inspired by the salt, sand, and sea, a new Nantucket jewelry line has washed ashore. A lovely handcrafted collection of bracelets and necklaces reflecting your island style. From fine silver and pearls to beads and gold, these pieces are shore to please! “ACK 4170 TM...is not just a location, it’s a lifestyle.”

Blue Beetle

508-228-3227 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. Open daily.

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

G. S. Hill Gallery

508-228-1353 40 Straight Wharf

Home of the Nantucket Pearl Company

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

Jessica Hicks Nantucket Silver, gold,and gemstone collections

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

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

Jewelers’ Gallery of Nantucket Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry

Nantucket Estate Jewelry and Fine Arts Jewelry, Lightship Baskets, Art, Scrimshaw, & more

508-228-0272 1 Orange Street

We feature fine estate jewelry in all price ranges - antique, vintage, and contemporary including designers such as Tiffany, Cartier, Bulgari, Roberto Coin, and David Yurman. We also sell sterling silver jewelry and flatware and hollowware. We also carry a large assortment of Nantucket baskets and carved Nantucket purses, as well as a fine selection of antique

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scrimshaw. We stock an assortment of quality art work, including antique paintings, nautical items, maps, and island works by local artists. Nantucketjewelryandart.com

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

508-228-1353 online and at 40 Straight Wharf

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

R. Simantov Fine Jewelry Open daily; appointments recommended contemporary jewelry masterpieces of lasting value

917-324-4410 2 South Beach Street

R. SIMANTOV is known for creating contemporary jewelry masterpieces of lasting value. The firm resurrects lost techniques from the past, utilizing the most exquisite materials and outstanding craftsmanship to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Works by R SIMANTOV have been recognized with international design awards and installed in permanent museum collections. R SIMANTOV’s masterpieces illustrate the playfulness and whimsical beauty that can be created with unique combinations of metals and precious stones. The resulting pieces are fine treasures reminiscent of classical styles, with touches of modern elegance. 212-752-6166 or 917-324-4410 rsimantov.com

The Trinity Collection

508-228-7557 50 Main Street

Vintage & Contemporary Watches and Exquisite Jewelry

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

Museums & Sites The Aquarium Open Mon.-Sat. from 10 to 4 Touch tank, marine science education programs

508-228-9198 28 Washington Street

The AQUARIUM is one of several island sites dedicated to science and history operated by the Maria Mitchell Association. The island’s only public aquarium, it offers a touch tank, and many marine science education programs for all ages. Located on Nantucket Harbor at 28 Washington Street, it is open Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 4pm. The Maria Mitchell Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1902. Properties include: The Mitchell House, historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell; Hinchman House Natural Science Museum, Loines Observatory, Vestal Street Observatory, The Aquarium, and the new Science Center. Programs include: Nature Walks, Marine Ecology Trips, Discovery Classes, Lectures, Observatory Open Nights. For details: mmo.org

Maria Mitchell Association

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

Programs offered daily

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

Nantucket Historical Association 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

THE BEST DEAL

508-228-0229 21 Centre Street

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

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Advertiser Directory restored 1847 candle factory, exquisite collections of scrimshaw, artwork, artifacts from centuries of Nantucket life, and a fully accessible rooftop observation deck with an unmatched panoramic view and cozy seating. Discover treasures from Nantucket’s cellars and attics in the newly redesigned, artifact-rich Hadwen & Barney Oil & Candle Factory. Don’t miss the new gateway film “Nantucket”, directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns. Showcasing the island’s natural beauty and its significant role in global history, this 51-minute film is a feast for the eyes, offering a transformative experience for islanders and visitors alike. All this and more can be found at the Nantucket Whaling Museum. nha.org

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum Open at 10 am New Exhibit: Wrecks & Relics: Discoveries from the Sea

508-228-1885 158 Polpis Road

nantucketshipwreck.org The NANTUCKET SHIPWRECK & LIFESAVING MUSEUM is devoted to the history of Nantucket lifesaving, famous shipwrecks and rescues around the island, life-saving equipment, daily routine at life-saving stations, and the United States Coast Guard. Our familyfriendly programs and more designed to appeal to all ages. The Museum shares the fascinating stories through permanent and changing interpretive exhibits, drawing on a collection of over 5,000 objects including period surfboats, beach carts, Fresnel lenses from Brant Point and Great Point lights, vintage photographs, short movies and more. $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.

Nursery Arrowhead Nursery & Furniture

508-228-1961 9 Wampanoag Way

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

Shoes & Handbags Island Cashmere

508-228-7611 32 Centre Street

Cashmere sweaters, accessories, shoes

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

Murray’s Toggery Shop

508-228-0437 62 Main Street

Mon-Sat 10-5; Sun 10-4

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

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June 15-21, 2017

Special Events Nantucket Dental Society

201-406-5783 Register online

11th Annual Seminar: June 21 to 23, 2017

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

The Nantucket Red Tie Soiree 508-228-9198 Benefit for Maria Mitchell Assoc. SAVE THE DATE: July 9 -Tickets now on sale! Meet National Geographic Photographer Michael Melford The Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) was founded in 1902 to preserve the legacy of Nantucket native astronomer, naturalist, librarian, and, above all, educator, Maria Mitchell who believed in “learning by doing.” The Association operates 2 observatories, a natural science museum, an aquarium, and preserves the historic birthplace of Maria Mitchell. A wide variety of science and history-related programming is offered throughout the year for people of all ages. Help support all these programs by enjoying an open bar, Spanky’s raw bar, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and dancing to the Perry Rossi Band at Sankaty Golf Club. This year’s special guest is National Geographic Photographer Michael Melford. Tickets are on sale at mariamitchell.org

Spiritual Heritage Nantucket presents 508-825-2258 Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 pm Luis Palau, international Christian speaker in the Nantucket High School Auditorium, Surfside Rd SPIRITUAL HERITAGE NANTUCKET presents a rally with Luis Palau. This international Christian speaker has shared the Gospel with more than 1 billion people in 75 countries. He’s written 50 books and is heard daily on 3500 radio outlets in English and Spanish. The event is open to the public and free, held in the Nantucket High School Auditorium, Surfside Road. Spiritual Heritage Nantucket is a non-denominational group whose mission is to build and encourage the Christian community.

Sunglasses Summer Shades

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.

Theatre White Heron Theatre Company Tickets on sale now for the 2017 season! Nantucket’s Professional Repertory Theatre

508-228-2156 5 North Water Street

whiteherontheatre.org WHITE HERON THEATRE is Nantucket’s only professional Equity theater company. They have a fabulous season planned for their new destination theatre space in the midst of the island’s historic district, including: Kevin Flynn’s “Fear of Heights,” the poetic, uplifting, dark, and hilarious “Outside Mullingar,” the part theatre and part folk concert “SeaWife,” a new musical adaptation of “Romeo & Juliet,” and the Long Wharf Theatre New Play Collaboration with Gordon Edelstein and a stellar cast. Tickets are on sale NOW for all performances! Founded in New York and reborn on Nantucket, the White Heron Theatre Company’s goal is to make theatre truly transformative. Tickets at 508-228-2156 or whiteherontheatre.org

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Tours - Beach

Tours by Bike

508-228-6799 Great Point Natural History Tour Natural Discovery Tours Thurs-Mon at 9am & 1pm at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge Tours offered through mid-October

508-825-5362 Nantucket Bike Tours Call for tour schedule 31 Washington Street Voted #1 on Trip Advisor’s “Outdoor Activities” on Nantucket nantucketbybike.com

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

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

Tours - Bus

Transportation Boat

Barrett’s Tours

508-228-0174

1-1/2 hr tour; daily at 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 every day at 9:30 am and at 12:30 pm that departs from the corner of Federal & Chestnut streets, right across from the Information Center. Tickets are available from the driver. Charter bus service for group tours, clambakes, and weddings also available. For tour info & reservations, call us at 508-228-0174. To charter a bus for a wedding or party, fax us your dates and times at 508-228-3823, and BARRETT’S TOURS will call you back to make the arrangements.

Tours - Van Gail’s Tours, Inc.

508-257-6557 Call for pickup

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

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

508-228-1894

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

Nantucket Walkabout

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

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

508-332-0953 Voted “Best of Nantucket”

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

Raven’s Walk

508-228-3949 Straight Wharf

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

SeaStreak

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

Call for reservations Reliability, Luxury, Comfort

seastreak.com 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.

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

Watches

Tours - Walking Guided Walking Tours

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

508-257-4586

See calendar of events for dates & times of walks Highlighted by The Boston Globe: “Best Walks in New England” Join your guide and her raven on one of her exciting adventures. Her History of Nantucket Walk, Widows Walk: The Remarkable Women of Nantucket, and Raven’s Night Walk are great for adults and families. Along the way, you will hear tales of Nantucket’s past infused with ghostly encounters that took place throughout the centuries. Or you’ll hear all about Nantucket’s beginnings, and its fascinating history. Kids will love Raven’s Pirate Walk to the Lighthouse with Tales of Pirates, Shipwrecks, & Ghost Ships, or they can learn to Become a Ghost Hunter or Become a Pirate Hunter. For details, dates, and times of walks, see the Calendar of events in this publication. ravens-walk.com

The Trinity Collection Classic timepieces: vintage & contemporary

508-228-7557 50 Main Street

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

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

Wine & Spirits Epernay Wine & Spirits

508-228-2755 Open Daily 10am-9pm; Order Online 24/7; Island Delivery 1 North Beach St Largest Rosé Selection, Craft Beer, Boutique Liquors, Artisanal Cheese + Cigars The only Sommelier owned + operated wine store on Nantucket! Why trust your wine choices to anyone else? ÉPERNAY WINE & SPIRITS is located in the Brant Point neighborhood, just steps from downtown near the White Elephant and Nantucket Hotel. Join us for our complimentary tasting every Thursday from 5 - 7 pm. Mention this ad for 20% OFF your CIGAR PURCHASE (valid through 06.21.2017). @epernaywines #YesWayEpernay epernaywines.com


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4 to 5 PM - Nantucket Young Playwrights Staged readings of original student-written ten-minute plays, performed by professional actors working in association with the White Heron Theatre. White Heron Theatre, 5 N. Water Street. Free; donations accepted. A Nantucket Book Festival event. 5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 PM - Nantucket Walkabout: Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike A hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring your favorite snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. 8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past Haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. Hear of Nantucket’s history & ghostly tales of its past. Visit houses that have stories to tell and view mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal sts. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10. 8:45 PM - Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is 1 mi. long & lasts 80 min. $20; $15 65+ & Teens; $5 Age 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre sts, by bank steps 15 min. early. 508-332-0953 10 PM to 1 AM - DJ Brian Party with DJ Brian at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street

SUNDAY, JUNE 18 NANTUCKET BOOK FESTIVAL Talks, panels, tented book fairs, parties,& more. Events take place at different venues in and outside of town. NantucketBookFestival.org

6TH ANNUAL PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL NANTUCKET Outdoor Painting Festival open to all artists, all ages. Artists Association Gallery at 19 Washington Street. 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 - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Smooth Hummocks See this rare and fascinating island ecosystem with rare wildflowers & grasses. Reserve: 508-422-7466 or NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9 AM - Memoir and Memory Talk & Breakfast Ruth Reichl will talk about her collection of works at Brant Point Grill @ The White Elephant, 50 Easton Street. Tickets $125, includes breakfast. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. thetrustees.org/ccwr. 9:30 AM - Tour the Highlights of Nantucket with Barrett’s Tours 90 min tour of Nantucket; we stop for photos. Departs from Federal & Chestnut sts. 508-228-0174. Repeated at 12:30 pm. 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.

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10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 10 AM - Nantucket by Bike Town Adventure Travel with us thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 10 AM to 12 PM - Barnaby’s Book Festival Party Barnaby story time at 10 am; Barnaby appearance from 10:30 to 11:30; Make Your Own Barnaby Bookmark from 11 to noon, all at at Barnaby’s Place - the kid’s cafe inside Bookworks at 25 Broad Street 10 AM to 1 PM - Father’s Day Brunch Sit in our dining room or on the terrace $10 adults; $5 for kids under 12. Reservations required: 508-228-4490. All proceeds benefit programs & building repairs at the Saltmarsh Senior Center. 10 AM to 4 PM - Rafael’s Marketplace A cash-n-carry shopping spree event at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St., featuring fine home furnishings, Oriental carpets, art, decor, decorative lamps, mirrors, estate jewelry, bric-a-brac & more. The MarketPlace is restocked as space allows. 508-228-3942. 10:30 AM to 2 PM - Sunday Brunch Savor a new twist on breakfast dishes & savory fare at Proprietors, 9 India Street. Reservations: 508-228-7477 11:15 AM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 12 to 3 PM - Cisco Send-Off Party: Book Fest Finale Gather at noontime at Cisco Brewers on our last day for good food, good music, and good conversation for readers and writers alike. Food trucks will offer options for lunch, plus drinks by Cisco Brewers. Here’s your opportunity to chat with festival authors and audiences about your favorite events of the weekend. Shuttle available from the Visitor’s Center on Federal St. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 2 PM - Nantucket by Bike: To the Brewery! Cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab to get you homethis tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 2:15 PM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 3:30 PM - Timbukblues Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 4 PM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 5:15pm 4 to 5:30 PM - Women’s Chorus Concert Performed in St. Paul’s Church, 20 Fair Street. Suggested donation $15. 5:30 PM - Spring Dinner Special in Brant Point Grill A 3-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $35, served nightly for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-228-2500 6 PM - AAN - Plein Air Festival Reception Plein Air Nantucket 2017 reception & Frank Swift Chase Awards presentation. Held at Artists Association Gallery, 19 Washington Street. 6 PM - “Wild Places and Human Dignity” Carl Safina will talk about his collection of works, interviewed by Dr. Sarah Bois at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St. Wine & hors d’oeuvres. Tickets at nantucketbookfestival.org. A Nantucket Book Fest event. 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring your favorite snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. 8 PM - The Mysterious Hauntings on Main Street - Tea with Ghosts Hear tales of the famous & infamous who were part of Nantucket’s opulence. Enjoy Tea with Ghosts as you hear about mysterious hauntings & ghostly inhabitants who have made Main Street their home. $25, $20 Seniors/Teens. Reservations Required: 508-257-4586 8:45 PM - Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous continued on page 43


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haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is 1 mi. long & lasts 80 min. $20; $15 65+ & Teens; $5 Age 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre sts, by bank steps 15 min. early. 508-332-0953 10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595

MONDAY, JUNE 19 8 AM - Stump Swamp Guided Walkabout A guided wilderness hike on the Stump Swamp/Norwood Farm trail. Two island ecosystems, a shrub swamp wetland and island moors dotted with kettle holes makes for a fascinating hike. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at The White Elephant, $15. Cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9 to 9:30 AM - Feeding Frenzy Feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens. This program is popular, so pre register at mariamitchell.org or 508-2289198. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington S. $12. 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. thetrustees.org/ccwr. 9 to 11:30 AM - Art Camp - For Ages 6-8 with Rosemary Glidden Explore creative possibilities of all kinds, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and more. Tuition $240 & Materials $50 AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722 9 to 11:30 AM - Draw, Paint, Print For Ages 9-12 Students get a hands-on experience using traditional & nontraditional techniques to explore drawing, painting, and printmaking. Tuition $240 & Materials $50 Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722 9 AM to 1 PM - “Nantucket Sleigh Ride” Folk art Painting A 3-day class with instructors Jan & Chalres Munro. The project is a finished large painting – 12” x 20” on Masonite, illustrating the History of Whaling. $545; $495. Reservations: 508-228-1894 9:30 to 10 AM - Carnivorous Critters Before the museum opens, see the museum animals eat: turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, & more! Program limited to 12 people, so pre-registration is required at mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198 Maria Mitchell Natural Science Museum. $12 9:30 AM - Tour the Highlights of Nantucket with Barrett’s Tours 90 min tour of Nantucket; we stop for photos. Departs from Federal & Chestnut sts. 508-228-0174. Repeated at 12:30 pm. 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 10 AM - Nantucket by Bike Town Adventure Travel with us thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm. 10 AM to 4 PM - Rafael’s Marketplace A cash-n-carry shopping spree event at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St., featuring fine home furnishings, Oriental carpets, art, decor, decorative lamps, mirrors, estate jewelry, bric-a-brac & more. The MarketPlace is restocked as space allows. 508-228-3942. 10:30 AM - Spirit & Tragedy of the Essex: A Walking Play A one-woman walking play about the lives of Capt. George Pollard, Jr., First

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Mate Owen Chase, & Cabin Boy Thomas Nickerson and their harrowing experiences on the whaleship Essex. Meet in front of the Whaling Musem, 13 Broad St. $20; Seniors & Teens $15; Kids $10. Reservations: 508-257-4586 11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather. 11:15 AM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 11:30 AM to 3 PM - Spring Lunch Special in Brant Point Grill A 2-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $25 during spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-228-2500 1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 1 to 6:30 PM - Lobster Trap Truck Lobster Trap Truck at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 1:30 PM - Notorious Nantucket Walking Tour Discover the hidden history of Old Nantucket they dare not tell you anywhere else on this 2/3 mile, 80 minute walking tour. For ages 13+ $20, $15 Age 65+ & Teens. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre Streets by bank steps 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 2 to 4 PM - Beach Discovery Field Trip Learn how to identify the crabs, shells, sponges, and seaweed’s commonly found along the beach. Learn about the lives of these animals as we walk along one of Nantucket’s beautiful beaches. Pre-registration required: mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198. $25. 2 PM - Nantucket by Bike: To the Brewery! Cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab to get you homethis tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 2:15 PM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 3 PM - Aldous Collins Band Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 4 PM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 5:15pm 5 PM - Adult Pirate Walk to the Lighthouse Pirate Robin takes you on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. Hear tales of famous & infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, lost sailing ships, and ghost ships of New England. Meet at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton St. $25. Reservations required: 508-257-4586 5 to 7 PM - Jacob Butler Performs Live Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595 6 PM - “Tinker, Traitor, Coward, Spy!” Join 2015 NHA Verney Fellow and historian Sarah Crabtree as she tells the story of William Rotch, who had the unusual and unfortunate distinction of being accused of disloyalty 4 separate times by 3 different governments in less than 2 decades. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.; doors open at 5:30 pm. Tickets $10. 508-228-1894. 6 to 8 PM - Nantucket Pickleball Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 pp. 82 Hinsdale Road. 6:30 to 8 PM - Drop-in Figure Drawing Sharpen your skills in this drop-in class drawing the nude figure. Bring drawing materials. Drawing boards & easels provided. Students must be at least 18 to attend. $20 ($10 for members). Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr. 508-228-0722 6:30 to 8 PM - Model Monday: Drop in Figure Drawing Sharpen your skills in this weekly drop-in class drawing the nude figure. No instruction, monitored only. Students must be at least 18 years old to attend. Held at AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr. $20; $10 members 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8 PM - Nantucket Toastmasters A public speaking club that develops communication & leadership skills in a safe place and encouraging environment. All welcome at The Handlebar Cafe, 15 Washington Street 508-901-3367 continued on page 44


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7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring your favorite snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. 8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past Haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. Hear of Nantucket’s history & ghostly tales of its past. Visit houses that have stories to tell and view mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal sts. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10. 8:45 PM - Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is 1 mi. long & lasts 80 min. $20; $15 65+ & Teens; $5 Age 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre sts, by bank steps 15 min. early. 508-332-0953 9 to 10:30 PM - Open Night Professional astronomers will show you an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies & more. Held at the Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street Extension. Weather permitting. $10; MMA Free.

TUESDAY, JUNE 20 7 to 10 AM - Early-Bird Bird Walks with Maria Mitchell Assn. A boutique birding experience with Field Ornithologist, Ginger Andrews: after a brief visit to the MMA’s ornithology collection, head out to some of the best birding areas around town. $45. MMA Natural Science Museum, Milk & Vestal sts. 8 AM - Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Shawkemo Hills A hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2 mi, 45 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary. past historic mansions of Nantucket. $15, cash only. Meet at Main & Centre sts, by bank steps 10 min early. 508-332-0953 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 8:30 to 10:30 AM - Nantucket Pickleball Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 pp. 82 Hinsdale Road. 9 AM - Free Behind the Scenes Farm Tour A free walking tour at Bartlett’s Farm. Learn about the farm, their greenhouses, and how they grow organic. Wear comfortable shoes and meet in front of the market, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. 9 to 9:30 AM - Feeding Frenzy Feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens. This program is popular, so pre register at mariamitchell.org or 508-2289198. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington S. $12. 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. thetrustees.org/ccwr. 9 to 11:30 AM - Art Camp - For Ages 6-8 with Rosemary Glidden Explore creative possibilities of all kinds, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and more. Tuition $240 & Materials $50 AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722 9 to 11:30 AM - Draw, Paint, Print For Ages 9-12 Students get a hands-on experience using traditional & nontraditional techniques to explore drawing, painting, and printmaking. Tuition $240 & Materials $50 Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722 9 AM to 1 PM - “Nantucket Sleigh Ride” Folk Art Painting A 3-day class with instructors Jan & Chalres Munro. The project is a finished large painting – 12” x 20” on Masonite, illustrating the History of Whaling. $545; $495. Reservations: 508-228-1894 9:30 AM - Tour the Highlights of Nantucket with Barrett’s Tours 90 min tour of Nantucket; we stop for photos. Departs from Federal & Chestnut sts. 508-228-0174. Repeated at 12:30 pm. 9:45 AM - Free Music in the Morning for Ages 2-7 Fun songs, singing games, movement activities aimed at teaching musical skills to the very young. Tickets available when the library opens. Nan-

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tucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 10 AM - Nantucket by Bike Town Adventure Travel with us thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm. 10 AM to 4 PM - Rafael’s Marketplace A cash-n-carry shopping spree event at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St., featuring fine home furnishings, Oriental carpets, art, decor, decorative lamps, mirrors, estate jewelry, bric-a-brac & more. The MarketPlace is restocked as space allows. 508-228-3942. 10:30 AM - Raven’s Walk: The History of Nantucket Hear about the founding settlers, Mary Coffin Starbuck & the impact of Quakerism, whaling, the effects of 3 wars, & the tragedy of the whale ship Essex. Meet at Main & Federal sts by The Hub. $20; Seniors & Teens $15; Kids $10. 10:45 AM - Glorious ‘Sconset A 2/3 mi, 90 min historic walk past famous cottages of Siasconset, Nantucket’s beautiful village. $20 , $15 for seniors & teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. Catch the 2:15 pm bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington St for 20 min ride to Sconset. Meet guide at rotary bbd. 11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather. 11:15 AM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 1 PM - Free Talk: Signs of Spring Join the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Director of Research and Education, Sara Bois, for a discussion about the signs of spring and how we measure them. You will also see some research in action along the trails. register at 508-229-4490. 1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 2 PM - Nantucket by Bike: To the Brewery! Cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab to get you homethis tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 2:15 PM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 2:30 to 3 PM - Meet the Animals The Science Museum is home to frogs, turtles, snakes, and insects that you can safely touch in this unique program. Pre-registration is required, sign up at mariamitchell.org or call 508-228-9198. MMA Science Museum Corner of Milk & Vestal sts. $12; MMA members $7 3 PM - Aldous Collins Band Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 4 PM - Annual Meeting & Members Only Tour Daryl Westbrook, President will take you on a members-only tour & nibbles just before the museum’s Annual meeting. Held at The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union Street 4 PM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 5:15pm continued on page 45


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5 PM - Inside the Graveyards Walk: Footprints to the Past Step back in time & visit the final resting places of interesting people who left a footprint on Nantucket. Visit gravestones in 2 cemeteries. Meet at the Pacific Bank, at the top of Main St. $20, Seniors & Teens $15 & Kids $10. Reservations required: 508-257-4586. 5 to 7 PM - Jacob Butler Performs Live Live Music at The Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595 5:30 PM - Spring Dinner Special in Brant Point Grill A 3-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $35, served nightly for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-228-2500 6 PM - Jazz at the Museum Join the NHA for a night of unforgettable jazz played on a beautifully restored 1925 Steinway grand piano. Ann Martindale and Richard Busch will perform a variety of jazz standards and American classics. Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.; doors open at 5:30 pm. Tickets $10 (NHA members free). 508-228-1894. 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8:15 PM - Free Author Talk: Holly Fitzgerald In “Ruthless River,” Holly Fitzgerald tells the true story of her honeymoon gone wrong. What began as a trip around the world with her new husband, went awry in South America when their plane crashed. Book signing follows. Nantucket Atheneum, Great Hall, 1 India St 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring your favorite snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. 8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past Haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. Hear of Nantucket’s history & ghostly tales of its past. Visit houses that have stories to tell and view mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal sts. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10. 8:45 PM - Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is 1 mi. long & lasts 80 min. $20; $15 65+ & Teens; $5 Age 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre sts, by bank steps 15 min. early. 508-332-0953

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 8 AM - Sankaty Bluff Guided Walkabout A guided wilderness hike on the Sankaty Bluff trail with gorgeous views and learn about the various geologic layers of Nantucket. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 8 to 11 AM - Birding Field Trip $10; arrive 15 min early at Linda Loring Nature Foundation, 110 Eel Point Road 508-325-0873 8:30 AM - Fabulous Mansions of the Cliff & Brant Point A 2-1/2 mi., 55 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary past spectacular homes on Nantucket. Ends at The White Elephant, $15. Cash only. Meet at corner of Main & Centre Streets 10 minutes early. No reservations required. 508-332-0953 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 9 AM - Nantucket Film Festival 2017 Nantucket Film Festival will take place at various locations around town. for details, see NantucketFilmFestival.org 9 to 9:30 AM - Feeding Frenzy Feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens. This program is popular, so pre register at mariamitchell.org or 508-2289198. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington S. $12. 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. thetrustees.org/ccwr. 9 to 11:30 AM - Art Camp - For Ages 6-8 with Rosemary Glidden Explore creative possibilities of all kinds, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and more. Tuition $240 & Materials $50 AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722 9 to 11:30 AM - Draw, Paint, Print For Ages 9-12 Students get a hands-on experience using traditional & nontraditional techniques to explore drawing, painting, and printmaking. Tuition $240 &

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Materials $50 Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722 9 AM to 1 PM - “Nantucket Sleigh Ride” Folk art Painting A 3-day class with instructors Jan & Chalres Munro. The project is a finished large painting – 12” x 20” on Masonite, illustrating the History of Whaling. $545; $495. Reservations: 508-228-1894 9 AM to 1 PM - A Seashell Legacy - Class 1 of 2 Create a Nantucket themed needlework pattern designed for intermediate students. Register at 508-228-1894.$350; $300 NHA members. 9:30 to 10 AM - Carnivorous Critters Before the museum opens, see the museum animals eat: turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, & more! Program limited to 12 people, so pre-registration is required at mariamitchell.org or 508-228-9198 Maria Mitchell Natural Science Museum. $12 9:30 AM - Tour the Highlights of Nantucket with Barrett’s Tours 90 min tour of Nantucket; we stop for photos. Departs from Federal & Chestnut sts. 508-228-0174. Repeated at 12:30 pm. 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 10 AM - Nantucket by Bike Town Adventure Travel with us thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 10 AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip Help collect, identify, & release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life. The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in their shapes, colors, and habits. Limited to 30 people, so preregistration is required: 508-228-9198 or mariamitchell.org $25. 10 AM to 4 PM - Rafael’s Marketplace A cash-n-carry shopping spree event at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St., featuring fine home furnishings, Oriental carpets, art, decor, decorative lamps, mirrors, estate jewelry, bric-a-brac & more. The MarketPlace is restocked as space allows. 508-228-3942. 10:30 AM - Raven’s Walk: The History of Nantucket Hear about the founding settlers, Mary Coffin Starbuck & the impact of Quakerism, whaling, the effects of 3 wars, & the tragedy of the whale ship Essex. Meet at Main & Federal sts by The Hub. $20; Seniors & Teens $15; Kids $10. 11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather. 11:15 AM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 11:30 AM to 3 PM - Spring Lunch Special in Brant Point Grill A 2-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $25 for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-228-2500 12 PM - Rotary Luncheon Weekly lunch meeting, visiting Rotarians welcome. Speaker: Hannah Sevrens. Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road. 2 PM - Nantucket by Bike: To the Brewery! Cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab to get you homethis tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 1:30 PM - Great Writers on Nantucket Hear how Melville, Hemingway, Steinbeck and others were inspired by this magical island on this 2/3 mi, 90 min stroll. $20. $15 Seniors (65+) & Teens. Kids (7-12) $5. Cash Only. Meet at Federal & India sts, by Atheneum fence 10 min. early. 508-332-0953 2 to 6:30 PM - Yoho Rawbar Rawbar at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 2:15 PM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. continued on page 46


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Events & Entertainment Events updated online daily at Nantucket.net

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4 PM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 5:15pm 4:30 PM - Buckle & Shake Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 PM - Children’s Pirate Walk & Treasure Hunt Pirate Robin takes you on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. Hear tales of infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, lost sailing ships & pirate treasure. Search for lost and buried treasure. $20, Children $15. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations Required: 508-2574586. Meet at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton St 5 to 7 PM - Sean Lee Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 6 PM - Nantucket Dental Seminar 2017 Opening Party Nantucket Dental Society’s 11th annual seminar provides cutting-edge industry knowledge and convenes top dental professionals to exchange ideas and share expertise. Register at nantucketdental.com 6:30 to 8:30 PM - Knitting and Crocheting Circle Help make 8” squares to send to the Knit-a Square project for the AIDS orphans of southern Africa or bring your own project. Beginners welcome. Nantucket Atheneum Main Floor, 1 India Street 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 PM - Nantucket Walkabout: Shawkemo Hills Sunset Hike A hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 7 to 8 PM - “Invasive Species and Island Ecology” Dr. Emily Goldstein Murphy, MMA’s Director of Natural Science, will review why invasive species can be so ecologically and economically harmful and why they are particularly relevant in island ecological systems. She’ll talk about her work at the Maria Mitchell Assn. Science Center, 33 Washington St. Admission $10. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring your favorite snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. 8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past Haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. Hear of Nantucket’s history & ghostly tales of its past. Visit houses that have stories to tell and view mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal sts. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10. 8:45 PM - Original Nantucket Ghost Walk - Town Route Nantucket’s first & oldest Ghost Walk features 5 of the island’s famous haunted locations. Led by the original guide, it is 1 mi. long & lasts 80 min. $20; $15 65+ & Teens; $5 Age 7-12. Cash Only. Meet at Main & Centre sts, by bank steps 15 min. early. 508-332-0953 9 to 10:30 PM - Open Night Professional astronomers will show you an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies & more. Held at the Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street Extension. Weather permitting. $10; MMA Free.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22 7:30 AM to 1 PM - Nantucket Dental Seminar 2017 Nantucket Dental Society’s 11th annual seminar provides cutting-edge industry knowledge and convenes top dental professionals to exchange ideas and share expertise. Register at nantucketdental.com 8 AM - Smith’s Point Guided Walkabout Jutting out into the channel between Madaket Harbor & Tuckernuck, Smith’s Point sometimes includes Esther’s Island, so named when Hurricane Esther in Sept. 1961 cleaved off half of Smith’s Point from the rest of Nantucket. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com 8:30 AM - Historic Mansions of Main Street and the 1746 Windmill A 2 mi, 45 min., nonstop exercise walk with historic commentary. past historic mansions of Nantucket. $15, cash only. Meet at Main & Centre sts, by

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bank steps 10 min early. 508-332-0953 8:30 to 9:30 AM - Whaling History Tour Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 8:30 to 10:30 AM - Nantucket Pickleball Drop-in outdoor play on the paddle courts. $5 pp. 82 Hinsdale Road. 9 AM - Free Behind the Scenes Farm Tour A free walking tour at Bartlett’s Farm. Learn about the farm, their greenhouses, and how they grow organic. Wear comfortable shoes and meet in front of the market, 33 Bartlett Farm Road. 9 to 9:30 AM - Feeding Frenzy Feed the hungry creatures at the Aquarium with the staff before it opens. This program is popular, so pre register at mariamitchell.org or 508-2289198. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 38 Washington S. $12. 9 AM - Natural History Discovery Tour A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of the remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. thetrustees.org/ccwr. 9 to 11:30 AM - Art Camp - For Ages 6-8 with Rosemary Glidden Explore creative possibilities of all kinds, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and more. Tuition $240 & Materials $50 AAN Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr. Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722 9 to 11:30 AM - Draw, Paint, Print For Ages 9-12 Students get a hands-on experience using traditional & nontraditional techniques to explore drawing, painting, and printmaking. Tuition $240 & Materials $50 Register at nantucketarts.org, 508-228-0722 9:30 AM - Tour the Highlights of Nantucket with Barrett’s Tours 90 min tour of Nantucket; we stop for photos. Departs from Federal & Chestnut sts. 508-228-0174. Repeated at 12:30 pm. 9:45 to 10:15 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 18-36 mos Limited to first 10 toddlers + caregivers. Tickets at 10 am at the Children’s Desk. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street. 10 to 11 AM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm 10 to 11:30 AM - Sail Aboard the Endeavor Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-2285585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 10 AM - Van Tour of Nantucket See Nantucket by van with Gail, a 6th generation Nantucketer. Tours depart from 25 Federal St. 508-257-6557. Repeated at 1 pm & 3 pm. 10 AM - Nantucket by Bike Town Adventure Travel with us thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 10 AM to 12 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm. 10 AM to 12 PM - Marine Ecology Field Trip Help collect, identify, & release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life. The Harbor is filled with interesting animals that will amaze you in their shapes, colors, and habits. Limited to 30 people, so preregistration is required: 508-228-9198 or mariamitchell.org $25. 10 AM to 4 PM - Rafael’s Marketplace A cash-n-carry shopping spree event at the American Legion Hall, 21 Washington St., featuring fine home furnishings, Oriental carpets, art, decor, decorative lamps, mirrors, estate jewelry, bric-a-brac & more. The MarketPlace is restocked as space allows. 508-228-3942. 10:30 AM - Raven’s Walk: The History of Nantucket Hear about the founding settlers, Mary Coffin Starbuck & the impact of Quakerism, whaling, the effects of 3 wars, & the tragedy of the whale ship Essex. Meet at Main & Federal by The Hub. $20; Seniors & Teens $15; Kids $10. 10:30 to 11 AM - Free Story Time for Ages 3+ Stories & songs program limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets at Weezie desk 30 min. before the program. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St 10:45 AM - Glorious ‘Sconset A 2/3 mi, 90 min historic walk past famous cottages of Siasconset, Nantucket’s beautiful village. $20 , $15 for seniors & teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. Catch the 2:15 pm bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington St for 20 min ride to Sconset. Meet guide at rotary bbd. continued on page 47


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11 AM to 4 PM - NHA Historic Sites Open Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather. 11:15 AM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 1 to 3 PM - Seal Cruise to Great Point See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. 2 PM - Nantucket by Bike: To the Brewery! Cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We’ll help arrange a cab to get you homethis tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 2 to 6:30 PM - Yoho Rawbar Rawbar at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 2:15 PM - Historical Association’s Downtown Walking Tour Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket from whaling capital of the world to a resort destination on a walk with an NHA guide. Departs from Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St, rain or shine. 3 to 5 PM - Plein Air Force Get out & Paint. Capture the beauty of the island in this free, weeky meeting series. Call for location 508-228-0722 Free for all 4 PM - Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour Enjoy ice cream & relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 5:15pm 4:30 PM - Lance Mountain Performs Live Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road. 5 PM - Adult Pirate Walk to the Lighthouse Pirate Robin takes you on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. Hear tales of famous & infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, lost sailing ships, and ghost ships of New England. Meet at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton St. $25. Reservations required: 508-257-4586 5 to 6:30 PM - Music Talk - Sons of Serendip Get to know Sons of Serendip, Nantucket Music Center’s Ensemble in Residence, in a discussion about how serendipity played an important role in

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the formation of the group. Learn about how they made it all the way to the finals of America’s Got Talent. NCMC 56 Centre Street, 102 Parlor. 508-2283352 or nantucketmusiccenter.org 5 to 7 PM - Chenin Blanc from around the World Broaden your wine tasting palate and recognize what to expect from this grape varietal from different regions, the background on its origins and why to venture beyond your usual wine suspects to enjoy the pleasures of this one. Free tasting at Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 N. Beach Street, 508.228.2755, epernaywines.com 5:30 PM - Spring Dinner Special in Brant Point Grill A 3-course lunch overlooking Nantucket Harbor for $35, served nightly for spring at the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street. 508-228-2500 6 to 7:30 PM - Free LVA English Classes Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced classes for those seeking to improve English language skills. The class is open to all, conducted in English, No preregistration required. Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India St 6:30 PM - Copyright & Legal Basics for Artists & Writers Know your rights when it comes to protecting your work and ideas. Intellectual property lawyer, Paul Rapp, will guide & arm you with the facts. AAN’s Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Dr. $20; free for members 7 PM - Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket’s maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf. 7 to 8:30 PM - Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions Bring your favorite snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011. 7:30 to 9:30 PM - Earth Got the Blues Performs Live Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 8 PM - The Raven’s Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket’s Past Haunted history tour of Nantucket Town. Hear of Nantucket’s history & ghostly tales of its past. Visit houses that have stories to tell and view mysterious pictures from Nantucket’s most haunted places. Meet at The Hub at Main & Federal sts. $20, Seniors & Teens $15, Kids $10. 10 PM to 1 AM - Karaoke Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595


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