Monthly Archives: April 2009

Dune Restaurant Opening

Dune Restaurant, under owner and manager Michael Getter, opened at the former location of Cioppino’s at 20 Broad Street on Friday, April 3. There photos are from the pre-opening cocktail reception on the Wednesday before, and the soft opening on the Thursday before. Photos by Gene Mahon.


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Dune 2

Oran Mor

Dune 3

Rose & Crown

Videos from Nantucket

Winter’s on the way out, but before it goes, here’s Dan Driscoll’s take on winter.

Summer is past, summer is coming. Here’s Scott Capizzo’s recap of summer 08 to get you by until summer 09.

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Found this on the web – seems just right for the next few days with rain and snow and sleet and mist and wind and gray until Tuesday. Don’t know anything about Kori Linae Carothers, but she wrote this piece while on or just after visiting Nantucket. You’ll be listening to a rough mix, but the final mix will appear on her upcoming third album called “Trillium”. Grammy winning guitarist David Cullen joins her, with well known bassist T Bone Wolk on bass and accordion.

Dr. Michael Miner

Catching Up with Nat Philbrick

Hi Gene,

Good to hear from you. I saw your column about John Shea and greatly enjoyed it.

What am I doing?

Well, I’m in the midst of the final third of my book about Custer and the Little Bighorn, which is due out in spring 2010. Melissa and I are about to head out on a weekend research trip to Kansas and Oklahoma (Custer’s original stomping grounds in the West); we fly into Kansas City, drive west and south, hit a few forts and a battle field, then fly out of Oklahoma City. It reminds Melissa of the trip through some of the less glamorous parts of England we took for Mayflower.

On April 3, I’m delivering the key note address at a symposium occasioned by a new exhibit at the Peabody Museum at Harvard called “Visualing Power: Plains Pictographic Art.” The exhibit is based on a Lakota Ledger Book discovered in a burial tepee after the Battle of the Little Bighorn. With the help of a powerpoint presentation (thanks Novissimos!), I’ll be talking about a research trip I took a couple of years ago that started at the Standing Rock Sioux Agency in North Dakota and took me about 300 miles to the Little Bighorn National Monument in south central Montana.

As you mentioned in Mahon About Town, there have been a few developments with “In the Heart of the Sea”, the movie, but there is still a very long way to go, fraught with all sorts of potential pitfalls, before it’ll be seen in a theatre near you.

Melissa and I head out on another research trip to Ireland at the end of April to visit the birthplace of Myles Keogh, one of the officers who died with Custer. While in Kansas we’ll be seeing Keogh’s horse Commanche, now stuffed and on display at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

On the sailing front, our beloved Marie-J is for sale. We’re building a boat with less draft so we can sail up to Polpis and Head of the Harbor.

Finally, our daughter Jennie (NHS Class of 2000) graduates from Columbia Law School in May while our son Ethan continues to write and perform music in Cincinnati. That’s about it.


Patrick Woodley Hancock