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11 Dec 2018

Nantucket Good Cheer

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Photo courtesy of Nicole Harnishfeger I&M Photo . In his 1843 novella, “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens introduces us to the now infamous Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who has a disdain for all things Christmas. As the story unfolds and Scrooge is visited from Ghosts of Christmas’s past, his mood is elevated and his…

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27 Nov 2018

Soup’s On

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In his 1865 novella, “Doctor Marigold,” Charles Dickens pens a story about a street peddler in search of happiness. After living a life of tragic circumstances, he struggles to find redemption, purpose and joy. He soon discovers the way to do that is by investing in someone else’s life. “No one,” Dickens concludes,” is useless…

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13 Nov 2018

Harvest Time

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In his 2011 ballad “Harvest Time,” country heartthrob Luke Bryan sums up small town life in the fall with an emotional word picture. “It’s harvest time in this little town,” he croons. “Time to bring it on in, pay the loans down, fill the diesel tank and make another round.” Later in the song, he…

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04 Sep 2018

Nantucket’s Simple Pleasures

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There are some cult favorite movie classics that bring a smile to your face when you simply recall the hero or heroine. Forrest Gump, Annie, Mary Poppins…and Ferris Bueller. In the 1986 wildly popular flick that’s a hilarious accounting of what happens when a precocious teenager takes a “day off” from school, Matthew Broderick playing…

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07 Aug 2018

Food Truckin’ on Nantucket

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In the 2014 American Comedy-Drama film, “Chef,” Jonathan Favreau‘s character Carl makes a life altering decision to quit his job as a top chef at a high-end Los Angeles restaurant. Disenchanted with the traditional food industry, its critics and the “box” he felt he was in stifling his creativity, Carl accepts a friend’s offer of…

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