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People & Our Past

Discover an island steeped in history and home to a host of fascinating people from all walks of life.

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Chicks with Sticks

Outside it’s dark, it’s cold, it’s late fall on Nantucket.

The island wakens to moderate weather and blue skies, but the day often ends with showers and a wind-chill factor in the 30s. By late afternoon...

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The Homestead: A Warm, Inviting Home and an Island Treasure

Stroll down upper Main Street, past sea captains’ houses, the iconic Three Bricks, and the obelisk that is the Civil War monument and you come upon a white-painted Victorian house set back from the street....

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Live to the Truth: Cyrus Peirce

The only public school on Nantucket named in honor of someone is the CYRUS PEIRCE SCHOOL. Most people mispronounce “Peirce,” which should be pronounced “purse,” and few know who he was or why a school is...

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Heavenly Pipes

Tucked away in six churches off Nantucket’s cobblestoned streets are true island jewels:
historic organs played each week during religious services and the occasional public concert.

The large...

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Think Tank by the Sea

Over the past two years, the Nantucket Project has brought to the island some of the brightest minds in the country, as innovators, visionaries and entrepreneurs have shared their ideas – and sparked new...

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Who’s Your Farmer?

Boot-clad, sporting a pair of dirt-stained jeans supported by suspenders, PHIL BARTLETT, 77, looks every inch the farmer. Most days, from sunup to sundown, you’ll find him out in the fields on his tractor,...

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For Love of the Land

Baseball hat pulled down. Ray-Bans on. Collar up. STEVE SLOSEK shields himself from the sun, and the public. He is often found in the fields of MOORS END FARM, cultivating the 17 acres with his Kubota...

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The New Farmers

Nestled behind some trees off Polpis Road lies a little niche agricultural operation three Nantucket friends dreamed up one January night in 2010. DYLAN WALLACE, CALEB CRESSMAN and NICOLE DUPONT are...

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A Culinary HAT TRICK

Restaurateur MARCO COELHO operates at a different speed than most of us. If you’ve ever encountered this Brazilian-born Nantucket transplant, you know exactly what I mean. He is always in motion, his...

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The Questions, with Michael West

What brought you to Nantucket? Tell us your story.
Serendipity. To be honest, I wasn’t looking for a job. I was living in Chile, where I was scientific director for a major European organization that’s...

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