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Jason Bridges Named Honorary Mayor of Nantucket

For the past four years, Nantucket Island has had an honorary mayor.  At the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce Red Ticket Drawing on Christmas Eve, Town Crier Eric Goddard announced that Jason Bridges had been appointed the new Honorary Mayor of Nantucket for 2014-15.  Bridges succeeds Patty Rottmeier, who had […]

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NCH Establishes New Animal-Assisted Therapy Program

Doctors and nurses won’t be the only ones seeing patients at Nantucket Cottage Hospital in 2014.  Dogs have joined the ranks of the hospital’s caregivers with the founding of a new animal-assisted therapy program at NCH. Divot, an eight-year-old German shepherd, along with Bing, a whippet, and Tucker, a cockapoo, […]

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Giving Time, Getting Love

• by Christine E. Smith • “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around”    — Leo Buscaglia I signed up for […]

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2013 Photo Contest Winners!

To see many more photo contest entries, go to www.Nantucket.net/photocontest Thank you! to the hundreds of photographers who entered the 2013 Yesterday’s Island Photo Contest! And remember to keep your photos ready for next year or start sending them in now! Make sure to include your name, address, subject, & […]

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A Postcard from the End of the World

• by Phil Laughing Crow Austin • May 6 came and went again this year without the slightest mention of the Hindenburg disaster that occurred in Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937.  My father was exactly twenty years old at the time of the tragedy, which killed about three dozen souls […]

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Saving Slices of Nantucket

• by Sarah Teach • One would think that being a fine wine aficionado and restaurateur is enough of an enterprise in life.  Mark Goldweitz, owner of the Nantucket Wine Festival, partner at several restaurants (including Grill 23, which is widely acclaimed as one of Boston’s best steakhouses), and owner […]

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Music Is Its Soul

• by Katharine Rooney • “We had surf today.” Two men raised their pints with a smile. “To August.” John Jordin, co-owner of The Chicken Box, had just returned from Cisco Beach, where his bar was sponsoring the 12th annual Ozone Surf Classic. He walked across the linoleum and wood […]

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Gems of the Sea

A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls. — Coco Chanel As a young boy, Reubin Simantov loved to look for pearls in shells he found along the beach.  It was a passion that stayed with him for life.  When he was considerably older, Reubin learned the truth of the […]

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Two Special Anniversaries

In 1963, Trinity Collection, the exclusive Main Street shop known for classic Rolex, rare antique watches, and sought-after Patek Philippe designs, started out as a small case in a surf shop in Maryland owned by E. Townsend Wright II, legendary in surfing circles as “Spyder” Wright. Though the focus of […]