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August 2021

Enjoy the Island Like an Islander

August 2021

Play a Round of Golf

It can be a nightmare trying to secure a tee time on Nantucket, let alone an inexpensive one. But the Sconset Golf Course, known to local golfers simply as Skinner’s, provides a...

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The Hermit of Quidnet

August 2021

Like all good hermit stories, some of the details are hazy. This story begins during the whaling days prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. A young man of modest means named Fred Parker somehow managed...

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Women Rule the Waterfront

August 2021

Sheila Lucey joined the U.S. Coast Guard fresh out of high school, looking for a short-term gig before she could begin a permanent career. A couple months later, she realized the Coast Guard could be that...

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The Juice Bar Defines Summertime

August 2021

The scent of waffle-cone batter wafts across Broad Street as patrons wait in a line that sometimes curves around the corner, for their ice-cream fix at The Juice Bar. It’s a scene that plays out summer...

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Rob Benchley

August 2021

Rob Benchley met his wife Carol at a Fourth of July party thrown in a Codfish Park house that has since washed out to sea. The house is gone; the Benchleys have been married for close to 30 years. The...

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Surfin’ ACK

August 2021

Surfing is more than just a hobby for Ieva Aldins. It is a therapeutic part of her life that sharpens her focus and gives her a natural sense of euphoria. Aldins teaches meditation, but none of the...

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Whole Fish on the Grill

August 2021

Fire has been the cornerstone of civilization since early man.

It’s no wonder standing around a charcoal grill with an ice-cold beer gives you that undeniably primal feeling. It makes you, if only for a...

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Bonito

August 2021

My very first memory of catching one of these speedsters stems back to when I was 10 years old and a total dock rat. Capt. Marc Genthner on the Just Do it Too snuck me, my brothers and a friend out on his...

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The Border Garden

August 2021

Sitting on my back porch the first week of July and looking across the lawn at the border garden where feathery purple catmint is the backdrop for golden Stella d’Oro lilies and the yellow fronds of lady’s...

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Ruddy Turnstones

August 2021

Watching bird activity is one of the delights of the beach. As August rolls around, shorebird migration heats up, and Nantucket’s beaches are known for their seasonally-changing birds. Whether they run...

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