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Boston Pops on Nantucket

The Boston Pops took place on August 9 at Jetties Beach. Photographs by Gene Mahon and Amanda Morgan.

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Boston Pops 2

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Boston Pops 3

Click on any photo to see more from this event or the archive of past events. For a high quality digital file you can use to make as many prints as you like, contact me. To order a copy of any photograph, click on the photo, then click on this event on the list on the left and find the ID number. Send an email with the photo number to me at gene@mahonabouttown.com.

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Boston Pops 4

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Donick Cary and The Irresistibles

Comedy writer Donick Cary celebrated his 40th birthday at the Muse on August 23rd with the reunion of the Irresistibles, the 1980s legends first appearance in more than 20 years, with Nantucket High School graduates David Yacus, Chris Glowacki, and Henry Hastings. Other members were Geoff Mattoon, Cal Farney, and Ted Donat. With the help of the Nantucket Education Trust, and in coordination with all the music department heads, was created MUSACK (Music Underwriter Service and Concert Klub), a non-profit fund that will buy instruments, lessons, equiptment, and help fund travel for the program. There will also be a fund that students can apply to for music related causes: software, travel, etc. To contribute to the fund, send checks to NET/MUSACK, c/o Donick Cary, 6 Dukes Rd., Nantucket MA 02554 Donations are tax deductible. Photographs by Gene Mahon.

Click on any photo to see more from this event or the archive of past events. For a high quality digital file you can use to make as many prints as you like, contact me. To order a copy of any photograph, click on the photo, then click on this event on the list on the left and find the ID number. Send an email with the photo number to me at gene@mahonabouttown.com.

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Nantucket Arts Festival Live & Local

The Nantucket Arts Council presented several Live & Local concerts at the Rose & Crown during the Nantucket Arts Festival between August 29 and September 7. Photographs by Gene Mahon and Amanda Morgan.

the nantucket blACK book

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

The Nantucket Night Moves
Holly Finigan

“That’s the problem here,” he said, checking his phone for the umpteenth time to see if she had texted back. “The problem here is everyone always has someone else.” And then he finished his snifter of Grand Marnier and went to bed. Alone.

Ah, the constant summer dilemma. To kiss her, or kiss her best friend? To choose the already-been-there-guy, or to call the looking-to-go-the-new-route-stud? To go
home, or to go to the after party? That is the question.

It’s not hard to hook up in Nantucket. But it is hard to choose between A, B, and C at the Boarding House when you can barely stand up straight. We spend the last twenty minutes of the night filling up on three beers and three shots of liquid confidence, avoiding past predators on the smoking deck, and pretending to dance like a lesbian with your best friend to ward off sleazy drunken sailors and overly preppy stockbrokers for that matter. We then stand up on the benches, searching the crowd like a hawk, trying to see if your ex-boyfriend is dancing with your supposed best friend.

And after all that snooping, after all those secret text messages, and after that inevitable last call, we end up in a cab talking to a Bulgarian taxi driver about how we hate men, or how all women are shady, and how we have to get off this island. We then tip him too much for listening so patiently, and get home. Alone. Thinking over an unnecessary nightcap, about how our true love, Nantucket, is the only real thing
that keeps us here.

But oh, wait. Is that the phone ringing? Because as we all know, the tease of a spooning buddy is better than that last sip of scotch.

Or is it?


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
what keeps us coming bACK


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.

Nantucket Headlines 10/24/08

Headlines from local publications, and links to the full story. Sources: Inquirer and Mirror, Nantucket Independent, and Yesterday’s Island.


BUSINESS

Nantucket’s own ‘Joe the Plumber’ sues mortgage co. for unfair practices (Inquirer and Mirror)

Nantucket Bank to be Acquired by Banco Santander

Sherburne Commons files for Chap. 11 bankruptcy (Inquirer and Mirror)

Sherburne Commons files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy (Nantucket Independent)

Chamber and Sustainable Nantucket partner for ÒShop LocalÓ campaign (Inquirer and Mirror)


TRAVEL

SSA holds line on fares in 2009 (Inquirer and Mirror)


OCEAN

State sets new limits on scallop fishery (Inquirer and Mirror)

Marine Dept. to enforce 10 mm ring rule for scallops (Inquirer and Mirror)

Division of Marine Fisheries prohibits taking of scallops with less than 10mm growth ring (Nantucket Independent)

Sunken ship off Nantucket identified (Inquirer and Mirror)


ENVIRONMENT

Bartlett’s receives $280,000 wind-power grant (Inquirer and Mirror)


POLITICS

Town releases Special Town Meeting warrant (Inquirer and Mirror)

Patrick makes sweeping budget cuts (Inquirer and Mirror)


THEATER

The show must… and will…go on (Nantucket Independent)


DREAMLAND

HDC approves plans for Dreamland renovations (Nantucket Independent)


ART AND ARTISTS

Cecil Jensen to become AAN managing director (Inquirer and Mirror)

Cecil Baron Jensen is the new managing director of the Artists Association of Nantucket (Nantucket Independent)

A conversation with Joan Albaugh (Nantucket Independent)

In The Studio: Kerry Hallam (Nantucket Independent)


NON-PROFITS

Margaretta Andrews to head Community Foundation (Inquirer and Mirror)


PEOPLE

Jessica Hicks (Nantucket Independent)

On the campaign trail with Geno Geng (Nantucket Independent)

Meredith Lepore (Nantucket Independent)


PRESERVATION & RESTORATION

Hundreds turn out to talk with panel on saving downtown (Inquirer and Mirror)

Urban Land Institute on island this week seeking downtown rescue ideas (Nantucket Independent)

Urban Land Institute offers downtown remedies (Nantucket Independent)


IN MEMORIAM

Robert William McGrath Sr. (Nantucket Independent)


Johnstons Cashmere