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Community Foundation of Nantucket
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A Portal for Island Giving

~ by Carl Oscar Olson ~ Everyone recognizes the holiday season as a time of giving. Families and friends come together to exchange gifts, good food, and fond memories. All too often, though, it seems that the act of giving comes with an expectation of reciprocation. Fortunately for the residents […]

Steamship Authority | Nantucket, MA
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Ferry Captains at Sea

~ by Richard Trust ~ An old saying that applies to many professions can be lightly tied to those who are captains of ferry boats sailing between Hyannis and Nantucket. “There’s an old-timer who once said, ‘The job is hours and hours of boredom intermingled with moments of sheer terror,’ […]

Tony Sarg | Nantucket, MA
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America’s Puppet Master, Tony Sarg, On Nantucket

by Amy Jenness On November 24, 1927, Anthony Frederick Sarg, self-described as “America’s Puppet Master, ” debuted his giant, inflatable float of Felix The Cat during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and began a holiday tradition that continues today. A German-American, born in Guatamala to a […]

IOD World Champions rounding the mark. Photo by Alice Breed
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IOD World Championship on Nantucket This Week

photos by Alice Breed The International One-Design Class was conceived to build, maintain and race a fleet of “One-Design Yachts, distinctive in appearance and performance, using one-design racing, and especially to develop the competitive capacities of both helmsmen and crews under the fairest and most equal conditions.” Through Friday, September […]