Monthly Archives: July 2008

The Nantucket blACK book

Holly Finigan has joined the staff of Mahon About Town to write a weekly column on life as a single woman on Nantucket. Holly graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2005 with a bachelors in journalism, which has so far turned out to be a career in bartending. She has spent the past four summers working at various Nantucket restaurants, traveling
during the off-season to the U.S. Virgin Islands and New Zealand. She can be found galavanting around town with her girlfriends, or you can email her at hollyfinigan@yahoo.com.


the blACK book: the life and times of successful singletons on Nantucket


THE REAL WORLD: Nantucket


“I put her number in my phone as ‘do not answer,'” he said with a smirk. “I’ll probably still pick up after a couple of drinks, but at least it’s a heads up to myself.”

Nantucket is chock full of popped collars, Lacoste polos, Jack Rogers, whale pants, madras blazers, and enough good looking people to fill the Christmas issue of a J. Crew catalog. Unfortunately, when you put that many genetically blessed people on one small 7 by 14 mile island, you get more drama than the first season of Gossip Girl.

Torrid love affairs, questionable pregnancies, one night stands that turn into three year secret relationships, bizarre broken engagements, estranged husbands and a plethora of desperate housewives abound on this island. And while others judge that Nantucket is by no means “the real world,” this rock holds more late night stories and secrets than it probably should.

Even though many of us still answer all those calls that we tell ourselves we won’t, it’s what makes this island go round. It’s exactly those calls that keep us here, thirty miles out to sea.

On Nantucket, you make your own bed. But more often than not, you choose to lay in someone elses.

Nantucket Arts & Social Calendar

Click anywhere on the calendar graphic above for the most complete and up to date listing of Nantucket arts and social events for all of 2007 and early listings for 2008, updated at least weekly. The calendar opens up into the weekly view, but you can change the view to daily, monthly or list view – to do that, click on “Select View”. For more details about any event, click on the event. You can also search for an event by name using the “Search” box. Bookmark this site for easy access.

You can download the events you want to attend directly to your own calendar by clicking on “Download this event to your calendar” at the top of the event description.

The calendar is a co-production of N Magazine and Mahon About Town, in collaboration with the Nantucket Development Group.

For a more complete listing of additional community events for the coming week, many of which are not listed here, pick up the current issue of the free Nantucket Independent.

All event dates and times are subject to change.

Please e-mail me with any arts or social listings not included here.

G. H. Hill Gallery



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Event Updates – Boston Pops and Nantucket Comedy Fest

Katie Couric will emcee the Boston Pops on Saturday, August 9.


For the Comedy Festival, long time Gary Valentine, the crazy cousin on King of Queens, will be in attendance for the week, and will perform at the Roast and the Gala on Saturday night, August 2.

Tickets for the Comedy Festival are available at on Main Street in the morning, the Theatre Workshop Box Office in the basement of the Methodist Church (afternoons only), online at NantucketComedyFestival.org, or at the Dreamland Back Lot (week of Festival only)

Tickets are selling fast to the Tribute to Anne Meara & Jerry Stiller on Thursday, July 31 at Jetties Beach. Buy now.

A Night of Political Comedy will be hosted by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. Will Durst, star of the off-broadway hit “Bi Partisan Bashing”. Donick Cary, Nantucketer and executive producer of Comedy Central’s “Lil’ Bush”. Kevin Flynn, Scott Blakeman, Surprise guests.

And before you ask whether men can come to ‘Women’s Night’, the answer is yes. That’s Wednesday, July 30, 8:00 pm in the Dreamland Theater Parking Lot.

The Gallery at Four India



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Artists Association of Nantucket Auction Dinner

The theme this year for the Artists Association of Nantucket Auction & Gala was “Imagining Venice”, and took place at thee New School, Saturday, July 19.

Some (not all) of the people we photographed were: Jack Daley, Nancie Taylor, Bruce Beni, Ann Warren, Liz Hunt O’Brien, Margaret Pawlowski, Jason Sullivan, Bob Walder, Kristen Provost, Dave Provost, Gay Held, Willem McRobie, Sara Boyce, Chris & Greg Bourbeau, Jim & Marcia Croyle, Dr. Doug Horst, Rafael Osona, Robert Frazier, Chuck, Julie and Connor Gifford, Stephanie Wuebbens, Stephen Pitliuk, Steve Goldberger, Steven Smith, Mike and Joyce Levy, Judy & John Lochtefeld, Alison Cooley, Ben Simons, Michael Krumpe, Bill Welch, Bob and Laurie champion, and Joyce and Seward Johnson. Photograps by Amanda Morgan.

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Alvin Ailey 2



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Artists Association of Nantucket 2

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Cioppino’s


Artists Association of Nantucket 3

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