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Memorial Day | Nantucket, MA

Memorial Day Memories

by Maryjane Mojer Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm When I was growing up on Nantucket, Memorial Day was not just a sign that school was almost over (it was) or that summer was just beginning (because at 8, summer actually was, I believed, Memorial Day to Labor Day). Memorial Day was …

Breeze Bar + Cafe at The Nantucket Hotel | Nantucket, MA

Fire and Rain

~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ I was lucky enough to sit on the back porch of the Nantucket Hotel on Saturday evening, well out of the passing rain showers and white shirted winos on the street. Instead, I looked into the bottom of glass of bourbon and heard “Fire …

Memorial Day Picnic

A Weekend to Remember

• by Leah Mojer • Decorating soldiers’ graves with flowers is an ancient custom.  The first Memorial Day observance went by another name: Decoration Day. In the south, people would gather on the designated day and put flowers on graves and renew contacts with relatives, neighborsm and friends.  There was …

Arlington Cemetery

Remembering Who Earned This

• by Robert P. Barsanti • This year, Boxed Water is the new thing.  On Sunday morning, the beautiful ones drifted down to the ferries wearing Vineyard Vines, loafers, sunglasses, and carrying white and black boxes of Boxed Water.  They swirled it, sipped it, set it back on the tables, …

A Weekend of Firsts

• by Leah Mojer • Memorial Day Weekend is the most glorious and anticipated of all weekends here on Nantucket as it is in many places in New England. It is the official kick-off to Summer, the best season, and boy do we celebrate. Between the Figawi Boat Race & …

Flags

Honoring Our Country’s Heros

Nantucket Holiday for Heroes, a grassroots association which strives to both honor and recognize our wounded warriors for their incredible service to our country, is holding its first event during Memorial Day Weekend, with a Wounded Warrior sailing team aboard the boat The Tyrone for Figawi. Additional summer season events …

It’s Later Than We Think

by Robert P. Barsanti While the rest of the world starts the New Year in January, we should turn the calendar and start the clock on Memorial Day.  Something Natural has re-opened, the Bake Shop is making donuts again, and the rest of the storefronts are shiny and clean, ready …

Civil War Memorial

We Remember – Memorial Day

by Sarah Teach Almost 70 years past the end of World War II, our ties to that time remain taut.  Many of us had parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents who fought in the war, and some may not have returned to the young families they left behind when they marched away …