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Philanthropy on Nantucket

Winter 2017

There are dozens of nonprofit and charity organizations on Nantucket dedicated to doing good work, from fostering art and culture to protecting soul-soothing open space. They enrich the lives of residents...

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Glacial Gift

Winter 2017

Fourteen thousand years ago, Nantucket was a very different place.

Not an island yet, it has been described by geologists as a small rise of hills in an otherwise flat plain of land, covered by a shallow...

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Miracle On Ice

Winter 2017

Every Wednesday morning from early September through February, the Island Waves synchronized skating team arrives at the rink off Backus Lane before the sun rises. Its nine girls, ages 9-16, skate in...

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Saltwater Farming: Oysters

Winter 2017

At first glance, the white building at the edge of Brant Point looks like any other harborfront structure. But inside, more than 50 million new lives are brewing.

For shellfish biologist Tara Reilly and...

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Antiques and a Nod to History Complete an Island Home

Winter 2017

One of the things about living in an historic house on Nantucket is discovering its individuality and eccentricities. It might be a quirky door, a delightful little alcove or early architectural details.

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Treats for a Sweet Season

Winter 2017

Three stories with giving at their center make an annual appearance in our house over the long holiday season: Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” and Truman Capote’s “A...

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Putting the Garden to Bed

Winter 2017

As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, my thoughts begin to shift toward winter activities, planning some travel and getting some household renovations done. But before we can move forward, we...

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Nantucket’s Winter Warbler

Winter 2017

Warblers in the winter? We usually think of these feathered scraps of dynamic movement as treats for the eye in the spring, summer or fall. But yes, there are warblers on Nantucket in the winter.

Most...

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