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12 Jun 2018

Going Home To Nantucket

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Photo courtesy of Nantucket Historical Association . In her Grammy Award winning song “The House That Built Me,” country music superstar Miranda Lambert ushers listeners down memory lane. Her tour bus takes a side trip to her childhood home where she hopes to “find herself” in memories from her youth. Miranda reminisces that the hand…

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29 May 2018

Wine and Dine on Nantucket

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In his captivating memoir, “A Moveable Feast,” about his time in Paris, author Ernest Hemingway says this about his experience with food and wine. “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the…

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15 May 2018

A Nantucket Traffic Circle

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Who can forget the hilarious scene in National Lampoon’s “European Vacation” where the Griswold family merges into their first traffic circle in London. While navigating his way through the roundabout, dad Clark Griswold enthusiastically exclaims, “hey look kids, there’s Big Ben, there’s Parliament!” He then proceeds to find himself “trapped” in the inner lane of…

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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

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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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