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People & Our Past

Discover an island steeped in history and home to a host of fascinating people from all walks of life.

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Taking Stock of Housing

Marita Scarlett and Jose Luis Bolanos have never met. But they share a bond. They’ve both had to sit down with their families and discuss the very real possibility of uprooting their lives and moving to...

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Moving Man

Sometimes your path in life doesn’t lead you toward the career you expect. Curren Huyser will tell you he’s living out his passion as the owner of Your Friend With a Truck, an island moving company.

But...

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Keeping a Culture Alive

The island’s Bulgarian community has created a school in the basement of the First Congregational Church, where once a week around 36 young students meet to learn the language of their parents and their...

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“In the Hurricane’s Eye”

Five years into the War for Independence, George Washington was leading an army that was undermanned, underfed, ragged and often unpaid. It was an army that lost as many battles as it won. And the vaunted...

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People Who Make a Difference

The 11 people we have chosen in 2018 as People who Make a Difference for their assortment of talents and gifts they give back to their community are Carlos Castrello, Mary Haft, Lulie and Gordon Gund,...

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PHILANTHROPY on Nantucket

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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The Questions: Blue Balliett

Blue Balliett, author of nearly a dozen childrens’ books, from “Chasing Vermeer” to her newest book “Out of the Wild Night,” has been inspired by the island where she met her husband and where they now...

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Triple Crown Connection

When Justify came barreling around the final turn at the Belmont Stakes with the lead, just a few hundred yards from immortality, Sol Kumin had a different feeling than usual. Normally one to jump up and...

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The Questions: Rob McMullen

Capt. Rob McMullen might have the best job on Nantucket. He spends his summers at the helm of the Wauwinet Lady, shuttling diners across Nantucket Harbor for lunch or dinner at TOPPER’S at the Wauwinet,...

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Mr. Conservation

There is a place, at the top of a little rise in the Shawkemo Hills, where you can clearly see the lighthouses of both Great Point and Sankaty in the distance. In the sightlines are the harbor and the...

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