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Sidewalk Art Show
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Art in the Garden: Sidewalk Art Show

The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is holding its annual Sidewalk Art Show this Wednesday, July 3, 10 am to 3 pm in the garden of the Nantucket Atheneum, downtown on India Street. Paintings, sketches, textiles, and sculpture will be among the varied art on display.  More than twenty of […]

Lamb Needs a Name
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Lamb Needs a Name

The Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market is holding a contest to name the new lamb born at Far Away Farm off Polpis Road.  The lamb was born in the night last Thursday to an East Frisian ewe, herself about 15 months old.  “We just bought them for our island […]

Duppy Conquerors
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Duppy Conquerors Live at The Box

Bob Marley tribute band the Duppy Conquerors is made up of some of Boston’s best reggae musicians. Their name is a shout out to Marley and the Wailers’ 1973 hit song “Duppy Conqueror,” which celebrates achieving freedom from malevolent forces in life. The Duppy Conquerors will play three amazing shows […]

Nantucket Book Festival
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So Many Books, So Little Time

J.D. Salinger once said: “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, […]

The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill
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The Movement of Stars: A Nantucket Tale

• by Sarah Teach • This weekend, the second annual Nantucket Book Festival will welcome an eclectic group of writers and the readers who love them.  New York-based author Amy Brill will be present with her debut novel, The Movement of Stars, a story based on the life of pioneering […]

Young Peoples Writing Contest
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Writing Contest Challenges Young Authors

Nantucket’s past is full of exciting adventures and intriguing tales.  From June 22 through July 23, young writers have the opportunity to explore the island’s history and to use their imaginations to write stories that could win one of several prizes.  The Antiques Depot is kicking off their annual Antique […]

Bike Paths on Nantucket
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Party on the Bike Path

At noon this Saturday, June 15, a ribbon will be cut and the new Hummock Pond Road Bike Path will officially be open for use by cyclists and pedestrians.  The celebration will be held at the intersection of Bartlett Farm and Hummock Pond roads, and will include a picnic, a […]

Nantucket Preservation Trust
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Honoring Stewardship

Nantucket Preservation Trust Awards For seven years, the Nantucket Preservation Trust has awarded Preservation Awards to recognize those who have advanced the cause of preservation through their renovation work and stewardship of Nantucket buildings and historic landscapes. The 2013 NPT’s awards highlight restorations, sensitive additions to historic buildings, and the […]