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Know Your Tequilas

Spring 2021

The mere mention of tequila can often conjure bad memories from our college years, drinking a certain brand we won’t name. The fact is, most of the cheap, college-dorm tequila is “mixto.” Mixto means it...

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Q&A with Nicko Fix, Head Chef of the Great Harbor Yacht Club

Spring 2021

There is something about a farmers’ market that is difficult to resist. There is an immediacy to the produce on display. There is a connection between the people who have worked the soil and the people who...

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Finding the Soul of a Historic House

Spring 2021

You had to look at the house at 55 Union St. with the right eyes to see the value of restoring it. Trees were growing through the floorboards. Its history sat inside like a threadbare ghost. It was facing...

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Looking Back at the Land Bank

Spring 2021

Phil Bartlett was stunned. He was looking at plans for a subdivision on the Miacomet property once owned by his neighbor Ralph Marble that would carve it up into a subdivision for 500 houses.

Those...

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Coast to Coast Trail

Spring 2021

There is a Latin phrase, solvitur ambulando, which means “it is solved by walking.” As the fog of COVID-19 settled on the island this year, more and more people found solace in getting out of the house and...

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The President and the Faregrounds

Spring 2021

The woman on the other end of the phone wanted to know if she could order a takeout Thanksgiving dinner. She said her husband would pick it up when it was ready. Sure enough, the woman’s husband showed up,...

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Randy & Wendy’s Big Adventure

Spring 2021

It began with an invitation for Randy Hudson to go to Montana and mix some whiskey with a group of craft distillers who call themselves Good Guy Distillers.

Hudson’s Triple Eight Distillery is part of...

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History Insider: Sacred Ground

Spring 2021

From the sacred ground beneath the gravestones, in the little burial plot off Vesper Lane, flow dozens of stories of courage and hope, that describe the struggle to be free. Some of the men and women...

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Nantucket Blues

Spring 2021

When I close my eyes and picture fishing on Nantucket, it involves multiple people, standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the surf, casting into a big school of bluefish, as the sun sets on the horizon.

There...

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The Bluebird of Happiness

Spring 2021

E.H. Forbush posed that rhetorical question in 1929, the year his tome of bird lore, “Birds of Massachusetts and Other New England States,” was published. In Forbush’s day, bluebirds began to arrive in...

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