Around Town

06 Feb 2018



In her 1959 hit single, “Little Brown Church in the Vale,” Rosemary Clooney croons that there’s no better place so dear to her childhood as the little church in the vale. She goes on to ruminate how sweet it is to “listen to the clear ringing bells, its tones so sweetly calling oh come to…

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09 Jan 2018

New Year Goals


Merriam-Webster defines a goal as “an end toward which effort is directed” or “the terminal point of a race.” It’s a place we’re headed…a destination we’re striving for…an arrival point reached only by an intentional level of investment, exertion and perhaps good old-fashioned faith. A goal is different than a resolution, which is simply a…

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12 Dec 2017

Nantucket Christmas Joy


For anyone who has ever lived in or visited a small town during the holidays, there may be no more heartwarming movie scene than the one from “It’s A Wonderful Life” where George Bailey discovers that Clarence the angel has granted him a new lease on life. He runs through the snow-covered streets of his…

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28 Nov 2017

Nantucket Progress


Henry Ford might have known a little something about progress.  He once famously said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”  It seems he identified the three key ingredients for getting things done. He knew, most importantly, that whatever he might have the creative genius to accomplish could only…

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17 Oct 2017

Nantucket Abundance


In her 2009 best seller, “Handle With Care,” Nantucket Book Festival featured author Jodi Picoult reminds us to focus on things we are certain of. “I closed my eyes, she says, and curled my fists around the things I knew for sure: That a scallop has thirty-five eyes, all blue. That a tuna will suffocate…

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