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Home & Garden

Step into the some of the most beautiful and charming homes and gardens on the island through beautiful photography and descriptive writing. Make yourself at home!

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An Early Gem

Originally built in 1830, this little gem of a house is just one of three homes located on a sweet in-town lane off Union Street. A lovely lady named Maude Jackson occupied the house for many years. She...

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A Gardening Community

If it’s Sunday morning, and if the weather is even moderately acceptable for working outdoors, you will find John and Judy Lochtefeld at the Nantucket Community Garden. The owners of three plots at this...

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Summer Living at Surfside

When I was a little girl and first came to Nantucket with my parents, we always rented little cottages.

Often the cottage was near or right on Jetties Beach and it was always rustic, much like a typical...

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The Nose Knows

The smell of a flower can trigger an onslaught of memories and emotions, whether it is the scent of a certain rose that reminds you of someone, the heady fragrance of a lilac that brings to mind the...

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An In-Town Aerie

The saying, “good things come in small packages” is an understatement when it comes to living in a small home. Those who have chosen small spaces, whether to build, buy or rent, know the meaning of making...

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Radiant Rhododendrons

Bursting with color come late spring, rhododendrons

serve as the floral welcoming committee for sunny summer days and carefree island living.

There’s a path around a lake where I like to walk in...

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Saving McAdoo Rugs

In an economy beset with business failures and rising unemployment, Nantucketers Jeff and Cary Turner are decidedly contrarian. On the eve of the country’s slide into recession, they took a bold stab at...

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Cottage Living

When I drive from my house to visit my mom on Upper Main Street I cut through from Pleasant to Vestal by the Maria Mitchell Association and then across on Bloom Street. When the weather is nice, my mother...

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The Sweet Life

“Nobody disputes the role of dogs as man’s best friend, but a convincing argument can also be made for the honey bee.” 
–Martin Elkort, “The Secret Life of Food”

For the past three years, bees in...

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Not Your Grandmother’s Begonias

I’ve heard plenty of folks say “I hate begonias,” many with an especially vehement “hate.” I said it years ago, and feel that I was justified then, but I have radically modified my views toward this group...

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