Dune | Nantucket, MA

Dune It Right

There is no arguing the fact that this has been the most challenging summer in memory for island businesses, and harder still for for our many marvelous restaurants. From forced closures to takeout-only to better weather and expanded outdoor seating, it has been a roller coaster to say the least. By meeting the innumerable challenges head-on with constant adjustments and adaptations, Dune has never missed a beat.

End-of-Summer Gifts

With the start of September comes cooler weather, shorter days, and the hunt for that perfect something to remember your 2020 visit to Nantucket. Our staff has put together a short list of gifts that are perfect for bringing home for yourself and for that special someone who did not …

Bringing Art to Us All

At 10 am on Friday, September 4, the doors of the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery at 19 Washington Street will open to welcome visitors to the Artists Association of Nantucket’s 2020 10 x 10 Exhibition. The show will remain on display through Saturday, September 19. With 2020 marking …

Making Magic with Color and Texture

Down the shell-lined walkway of Old South Wharf, just beyond the sushi restaurant is a shop filled with art and apparel and gifts by island artisans aptly called Made On Nantucket. Nantucket artist and shop owner Kathleen A. Duncombe has been part of the Nantucket art scene—creating, teaching, mentoring— for …

Ebb Tide of Summer

They walk by each night at six thirty. He wears a UConn sweatshirt, a Bill Fischer Tackle hat, and lists to starboard at each step. She sports movie star sunglasses and pink sneakers. They trudge by, smile, wave, and keep going. My Boon Companion has stopped giving them warning barks and now wags.

Growing Up in Sconset

Being 18-years-old in the summer of 1970 brought a tension that young men today do not have to face: the draft lottery. The United States was in the midst of the Vietnam War, and on July 1, 1970, numbers were drawn to determine who would be drafted into miliary service.

Women+Wellness

In 2017 a trio of dynamic women on Nantucket—Meryl Bralower, Melanie Sablehaus, and Jeanine Borthwick—engaged with Nantucket Cottage Hospital to spearhead an effort to empower women on the island, visitors and residents, to take charge of their healthcare.

Navigating New Waters a New Fall Collection

In July 2009, Sara Campbell and her business partner Peter Wheeler opened their first pop-up Sara Campbell boutique, off the beaten path at 5 South Beach Street, next to Nantucket Yacht Club. Eleven years later, the store opened seven weeks later than usual due to the pandemic. Dressing rooms were …

The End of Something

by Robert P. Barsanti By now, we can see the end of something. The Yukon from New Jersey, with all of the Cisco stickers and the roof rack is number three on standby and is ready, finally, to head back. The lines are shorter, the parking is easier, and the …