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Passing the Paintbrush – Sosebee Studios

Stroll just a few doors down Old South Wharf and you’ll find a cozy harbor front gallery with its doors wide open to welcome you, the ocean breeze blowing straight through the entryways on either side of the walk-through gallery. Sosebee Studios has the intimate feel of a beach cottage […]

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Looking Back at The Rainbow Fleet

by Mary Miles Most everyone has seen the famous H. Marshall Gardiner photograph of the little boats in the Rainbow Fleet rounding Brant Point. But not too many people know the story—indeed, all the stories—connected with this fascinating small flotilla. To find out more, we talked with several people, among […]

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Labor of Love

Nantucket Carving & Folk Art Perched on the hill at 167 Orange Street you’ll find Nantucket Carving & Folk Art, where hundreds of quarterboards, dozens of signs, and carved mantles, whales, eagles, and other decorative pieces are drawn, carved, painted, and gilded. Downtown Nantucket is a portfolio of the work […]

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Wild, Whiskered Islanders

Feral Cats on Nantucket by Sarah Teach Every day, thousands of healthy animals across the United States are put to death due to lack of homes, not to mention those in the wild that die of starvation, disease or the elements. Up until last year, Nantucket was not immune to […]

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Health Care for Visitors

Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH), Nantucket’s primary source of full range health and wellness services, has announced the expansion of its primary care program, MD ACKcess. This expansion will offer both year-round residents and seasonal visitors easy access to leading primary care clinicians conveniently located on the island. With MD ACKcess, […]

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Nantucket Home Style

by Leslie Linsley “Crafts Are Hot!” is the headline in my current trade decorating magazine. The forecast for trends in interior design promote the idea of handmade accessories in well designed residential as well as commercial spaces. While we have always appreciated handmade things, right now craft items are more […]

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Disc Golf for Everyone

There’s an exciting activity going on in the State Forest off Old South Road; an activity involving flying colored discs that is drawing more people of all ages to this little known area of Nantucket. It is the completed and now available 8-hole portion of an 18-hole disc golf course […]

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Nantucket Exports

by Sarah Teach The Grey Lady has a habit of gathering great theatre talent and providing a stage upon which it can flourish. This is a luxury for those of us on Nantucket, but unfortunately, not everyone can make it here to see the caliber of our work. Two islanders […]

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The Intellectual Outdoorsman

The air is balmy and the sun smiles as I find the discrete nook of Nantucket town that is the Vestal Street headquarters of the Maria Mitchell Association. I meander about the premises for a little, drinking in the dreamlike greenness of it all and feeling a bit like Alice […]

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The “Smuggling Hole”

A Mary Miles Classic The notorious island woman Kezia Coffin gained a huge fortune during the Revolutionary War at the expense of her fellow Nantucketers, pulling more than one fast one on both British and Americans. She later lost everything she gained by her questionable practices. She didn’t lose her […]