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Nantucket 101

•   by Sarah Teach   • Outdoor Classroom Many Nantucketers thrive on being far removed from the rest of the world. But as much as we love the solitude and peace, there are also disadvantages to our remote location. We pay oodles more for gasoline; our winter produce might not be […]

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Grounds to Grow Roots

•   by Sarah Teach   • Hilary Newell & Pete Smith Fate blended their lives on someone else’s blind date. It was April of ’83, and they were about to graduate from Penn State at University Park. One of his friends had the hots for one of hers, but the sentiment […]

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Nurturing a Dream – Oyster Cracka’s

Jamie Marks’ fascination with fish and fishing started at an early age.    “When I was little, the trucks used to sell their catch on Main Street. I’d stand there watching as long as my mother would let me…My father always said that it’s hard to make a living at fishin’ […]

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Apply for a Grant

The Nantucket Cultural Council, part of the nation’s largest grassroots cultural funding network, is accepting proposals from organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. According to Council spokesperson Jordana Fleischut, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities on […]

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It’s Easy Growing Greens!

Unless we’re talking bleu cheese, anyone will tell you that fresh food just tastes better. Herbs are no exception, but their supermarket price seems be steadily climbing. A growing number of shoppers are choosing to cultivate their own herbs at home. The home vegetable farming trend might be a bit […]

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The Magic House

by Sarah Teach The Town of Nantucket calls it Three Derrymore Road; some friends call it The Magic House. But to its architect and builder, the saltbox inspired structure built from materials gathered largely from the Nantucket dump is home sweet home. Ole Lokensgard is a Kilimanjaro-climbing, poetry book writing […]

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Nantucket’s Ladies’ Man

David Hostetler by Sarah Teach Gorgeous and nude, she stretches luxuriously and perfects her posture before taking a dive to the depths of the smooth body of water sparkling before her. The space between her ribs above her tummy is flat with her preparatory inhalation. She is ready. Emerald green […]

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Local Artist Chosen – Lorene Ireland

WOWq is the word for the World of WearableArt show held in New Zealand, and for the wearable art that artist Lorene Ireland has created as her entry in the 2012 worldwide competition. Named Serpentina, Ireland’s creation combines Fabric, shells, pearls, and mosaics to capture the beauty and sensuality of […]

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Celebration of a Life’s Endeavor

In the morning, even before the Hy-Line ferry boat docks to let off passengers, Straight Wharf is a busy place. Shops are opening, people are strolling, and the charter boats are preparing for a day full of expectant visitors. There’s a line of charter boats docked along Straight Wharf offering […]

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Water, Water Everywhere

Wannacomet Water Company by Sarah Teach Wherever you are on Nantucket, you know you can quickly reach water. And that’s one reason we all love Nantucket. We swim in it; we sail through it; we breathe in its salty scent, thick with the promise of life. But we cannot drink […]