Nantucket Blog

01 May 2018

Finest Hour

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Winston Churchill once famously inspired a nation when he reminded them, “Let us brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.” If Nantucket lasts for a thousand years, the coming generations will…

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17 Apr 2018

Long Walk On Nantucket

Photo courtesy of Nantucket Historical Association

Photo courtesy of Nantucket Historical Association .  Revered Mass General cardiologist, author and professor, the late Dr. Paul Dudley White once said, “A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.” If you’re someone who enjoys walking, you likely well-know…

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03 Apr 2018

Sands of Time on Nantucket

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Photo Courtesy of Kindflow Productions @kindflowproductions . Young reader author, Christopher Paolini once wrote, “The sands of time cannot be stopped. Years pass whether we will them or not… but we can remember. What has been lost may yet live in memories.” This winter his words have held personal meaning for some on Nantucket as…

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20 Mar 2018

Nantucket Gathering

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In his 1958 novel, “Things Fall Apart,” author Chinua Achebe reasons that “when we gather together in the moonlit village it is not because of the moon. Every man can see it in his own compound. We come together because it is good for kinsmen to do so.” It’s a beautiful sentiment and one the…

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05 Mar 2018

Nantucket’s Stormy Weather

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Photo Courtesy of Joshua Bradford Gray @joshuabradfordgray . In her 1933 debut of “Stormy Weather,” Ethal Waters must certainly have stirred the crowd at The Cotton Club with her haunting rendition of the now legendary song. She laments she “doesn’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky” and further concludes “life is bare;…

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