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The Gallery at Four India | Nantucket, MA

On Collecting

by Gene Ingalls My role as curator of Fine Contemporary glass for The Gallery at Four India is a challenging and rewarding experience, but as a collector I am totally consumed. Collecting has been nothing short of a labor of love and has added joy beauty to my life. Collecting …

Don Freedman on Nantucket 2019

“Same Place, Different Gift”

As I settled into one of the comfy leather chairs he sells on the upper level of Don Freedman’s downtown shop, ready to chat with him about his 40th season on Nantucket, one of his many regular customers stopped by to introduce Don to his son. “He’s the third generation,” …

R. Simantov | Nantucket, MA

Reviving and Refreshing a Classic

by Suzanne Daub Reubin Simantov was excited. He was describing to me his newest donation to an island non-profit: a “Bedazzled and BeJeweled” catered dinner that he organized to be auctioned off during the Nantucket Historical Association’s Nantucket by Design event. “I was brought up that when you have food …

Nantucket Wheelers | Nantucket, MA

A Ride Down Memory Lane

by Catherine Macallister “I never thought I’d ever go down Polpis again.” This one phrase captures the meaning behind a local organization that makes it possible for non-ambulatory residents of Our Island Home to enjoy the more than 30 miles of bike paths on Nantucket. The organization is Nantucket Wheelers …

Nantucket Lightship Museum | Nantucket, MA

A Museum of Nantucket Icons

by Catherine Macallister Just a few steps from the hustle and bustle of downtown is the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, home to a carefully curated collection of baskets that have become a part of Nantucket history. The rattan, woven baskets are iconic: gaining value and fame and a recognizable piece …

Book Festival | Nantucket, MA

Conducting an Orchestra

Writing Process of Alex Marzano-Lesnevich by Catherine Macallister Lovers of literature rejoice! The Eighth Annual Nantucket Book Festival is just around the corner. With events for all ages, more than 50 distinguished authors will call Nantucket home for three days from June 13 to 16, as they share their works …

Neil Cocker | Nantucket, MA

Neil Cocker on the Half Shell

by Jack Fritsch “Neil Cocker will bring us the freshest scallops in Nantucket, even if he’s the one who ends up getting frozen.” It is a pretty wild poster hanging in Stubby’s, an image once seen all around D.C., but did you ever wonder about the guy dripping icicles from …