Monthly Archives: September 2008

Nantucket Artisans and Farmers Market

Karaoke at Nantucket’s Rose & Crown

More photos from the Karaoke Final at the Rose & Crown.

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Cioppino’s


“Bear Trap, Detailing the Fall of Bear Stearns”

“Bear Trap, Detailing the Fall of Bear Stearns” co-authored by Nantucketer Andrew Spencer (pictured at left), was released on Monday on the heels of Lehman Brother’s bankruptcy and Merrill Lynch’s sale to Bank of America. The book tells the story of the meltdown of the legendary investment bank Bear Stearns in novel form. The book is co-authored by Andrew Spencer and an (up until yesterday) anonymous author who was a senior managing director at Bear, who recounts in detail the chain of events that led to the downward spiral-from both Bear’s point-of-view and from the overall world financial marketplace’s. The book is published by Brick Tower Press, the first mass-market book covering the Bear Stearns financial collapse, and takes us inside the Bear Stearns saga, foreboding the failure of Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch. For more information please visit http://www.beartrapbook.com.

Island resident Alan Morell, CEO of Creative Management Group Agency, began a network bidding process for the electronic rights to “Bear Trap” in mid-August of this year. Alan says that “‘Bear Trap’ is the most powerful Wall Street story since the collapse of Drexel, and it has the added drama of the complexities and politics of the Federal Reserve Bank’s involvement. This is tailor-made for a television true-drama story.”

Andrew’s interview on Fox yesterday; click graphic to view, or click here.

Andrew Spencer worked with N Magazine for four years. He has presented his own research-based work at over thirty academic conferences worldwide, and his work has been published in a variety of academic collections. He has also been a regular contributor to the Nantucket Independent and Yesterday’s Island newspapers, as well as to Home and Garden: Nantucket, The Nantucket Guide and Waterfront magazines.

Nantucket Restaurant News 9.30.08

Bartlett’s Farm Market has added 20 new items to their inventory from BJ’s Wholesale, including healthy options for children’s lunches in snack pack sizes. Among the new items in bulk: Mott’s Apple Sauce, pretzels, Goldfish, peanuts, Welch’s fruit snacks, Del Monte Fruit Cups, SOS pads, bleach, and sponges. And corn is now $4.00 / dozen, and should be available until Columbus Day.

Bob Moulder has announced that the Ships Inn will host a dinner benefiting The Saltmarsh Senior Center on Sunday, October 12th. All profits will be donated to the Senior Center. This event comes on the heels of the center being notified that next year their budget will be cut by 10%.

The Boarding House now offers a Sunday Night Prix Fixe Roast Pig dinner – 3 courses with all the accoutrements for $48.

Don DeMarco is now bottling marinara sauce, for sale at DeMarco restaurant and the Nantucket Gourmet, both on India Street. (Source: Inquirer and Mirror) Here’s an interview Don did with Mindy Todd of The Point on WNAN.

Goat Cheese Torta. Want to know how to make it? Ron Suhanosky, chef and co-owner of Sfoglia restaurants in New York City and Nantucket shows you how in this video from the Martha Stewart Show. Ron has also assembled and produced a mix-CD called “The Sounds of Sfoglia”, meant to accompany you when making and eating Italian food. It includes songs by Dj Disse Walk, Small World, Mint Royale, Federico Aubele, El Tatoo Del Tigre, Stéphane Pompougnac. Bliss, Le 3, Mario Biondi, and Living Theatre featuring Bert Jovis.

Nantucket ClamStock Music Festival

Nantucket Arts Festival ClamStock, Saturday, August 31st. Photographs by Gene Mahon.

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William Welch Gallery



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Holly Finigan

“I love the Vineyard,” he said, sipping on a Grey Goose martini, staring at her intently. “I love the feeling of going somewhere and not knowing anyone.”

We all have our private escapes from Nantucket. We all feel the need for some serious alone time after spending countless evenings of knowing every soul at every bar. So he goes to the Vineyard for a show at the Vineyard’s Chicken Box and a random hook up with a girl he’ll never see again. And she flies over to Hyannis to go to the Cape Cod Mall for an afternoon of cheap thrills at J. Crew and the Gap and a look around at the Barnstable blokes to see if Cape guys seem any different from Nantucket gents. And they rent a car and drive to Boston for a BoSox game and an evening in the city, perplexed that there are places that serve patron margaritas for less than ten bucks, and shocked by how fast 65 mph seems on Interstate 95.

And as for me, I don’t even leave this Rock. I just head to that beach that’s all my own. Where’s there’s no beach party, no beach volleyball, no phone service and no gossip session. Just me, some surf, some solice, some sand, and a good three hours away from it all to make me realize how lucky I am to still be here.

Because after all, going to the Vineyard makes you homesick for ACK, going to the Cape makes you happy to be a Nantucket-er, and going to an off island club just makes you miss the Club Car.


Previous blACK book Columns:
THE REAL WORLD: Nantucket
Little Miss Nantucket
Welcome to Never Never Land
Rookie on the Rock
The Catch
ACK-ting Naughty
The blACK Out Gossip Circle
THE REAL WORLD: Nantucket
The Real Whalers
Making “IT” Work
ACK’ed Out
The Nantucket Custody Battle


Holly Finigan writes 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, travelling during the off-season to the U.S. Virgin Islands and New Zealand. She can be found galivanting around town with her girlfriends, or you can email her at hollyfinigan@yahoo.com.

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