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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Victorian Gem

When George Korn and his late partner, artist Richard Kemble, bought the Victorian house at 14 Pleasant St., it was in good condition. As avid cooks, the only major renovation project they deemed important...

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Downsizing in Style

Anyone who lives on Nantucket, or visits in the summer, has at one time or another been to the RJ Miller salon. Bob Miller’s clients go back three generations and are a loyal bunch. It is a touchstone and...

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The House that Mac Built

Try to imagine the small community of Nantucket Island 60 years ago.

In 1956 the year-round population of 2,500 souls was largely concentrated within a mile of Main Street, which was the center of...

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Young at Heart

Lisa and David Lazarus were living in a house they adored on York Street when they learned last year it had been sold. Their landlord gave them about a year’s notice to find a new place, but it was harder...

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Living in Color

“For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been drawn to beautiful things,” writes Gary McBournie in the introduction to “Gary McBournie Living In Color:

A Designer Works Magic With Traditional...

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Now in its 44th year, the OPERA HOUSE CUP, part of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, is about competition and racing wooden sailboats on the open water. But there was a time, in its earlier days, when...

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Bon Anniversaire!

In the ever-changing restaurant landscape on Nantucket, few places can boast the high level of consistency and quality found at a French bistro that has dominated the dining scene on Broad Street for the...

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Down to the Sea in Ships

After a nine-month slumber, the island has embraced summer’s splendor, with warmer temperatures, greener grass and crowds of visitors here to enjoy the historic architecture and classic charm. While many...

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Vintage meets Modern

The lights dim, the music swells, a hush falls over the audience as the screen fills with a couple seated at the bar of a chic resort restaurant. The movie could be “Casablanca,” but it’s not a movie. It’s...

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The Queen of the Beach Reads

There’s a reason Elin Hilderbrand has been called “Queen of the Summer Beach Read.” Wherever in the world the island author is, chances are the sand and sea are not far away.

“In the last six months,...

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