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Grace Potter on Nantucket

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 at The Chicken Box

By Regan Flynn</i

Photos by Amanda Morgan

Waiting anxiously for Grace Potter’s sold out show to begin, I noticed that I was at a decidedly different Chicken Box. The predominately over twenty-five crowd pushed closer to the stage as the countdown to show time began. In addition to the more mature and far less raucous audience, there were large metal barricades blocking off the entire stage, something I personally have never seen at the Box. My lucky proximity to the bouncer at the secret-knock side door allowed me to overhear several comments from ticket holders indicating I wasn’t the only one who thought this level of security was strange.

It’s now past 11, the fans are eight deep against the barricades, and I find myself wondering, what’s the deal with this chick anyway?

My questions were about to be answered, as Grace Potter & the Nocturnals were ushered in with secret service-like intensity by a guy wearing a gas station attendant shirt with ‘Elmo’ stitched on the breast. Grace was as hot or hotter than everyone had said, and the male Nocturnals could’ve been mistaken for Stillwater (the rock band in Cameron Crowe’s award-winning Almost Famous), were they not dressed in their best business-casual attire: slacks, button-downs, and vests.

“Well, well, well” is all Grace said before they launched right into “Joey,” a funky, sultry jam with a screaming crescendo that left me feeling like I’d just been spanked – in the good way. The next two tracks brought Grace to the keys and the crowd to attention. “Mastermind” had a bit of a pop/country feel and was an easy connection for the audience, while “Toothy” provided that bouncy, reggae feel that islanders love so much. The two and a half that followed brought us back down, with a bluesy, R&B-style grind. Halfway through “Ah Mary,” however, we were jolted back to life with some straight up killer rock & roll, which resulted in mass amounts of head banging pioneered by Grace herself. I was blown away by the strength, range, and mystifying quality of Grace’s voice and was equally drawn to Matthew Burr, the captivatingly happy drummer with the handlebar mustache.

The next few songs were all about Ms. Potter. The tantalizing mood was set off not only by red lighting, but Grace’s sexy dancing, impeccable vocals, and intense lyrics had everyone enthralled. Knowing we were hooked, the band went right into “Some Kind,” a ho-down, happy hippie jam session that had everyone jumping and left Grace “warm”.  What a perfect time for the “White Rabbit” cover we were all hoping for. For reasons I’ll never understand, Grace nailed the first verse and chorus, but then it was abruptly over. I have to assume there were technical difficulties, because the next song started just as suddenly and was loud as hell – in the bad way.

Lucky for all, they got it together and busted some serious funk with a major jam session followed by a fun a cappella sing along. To say that the last encore left me feeling satiated would be an injustice. The track, which ended in the entire band on the drums together, was “Ballroom Blitz” meets the Allman Brothers and B52’s on one stage.

I think I get it now. This is an extraordinarily talented and borderline upscale jam band with a smokin’ hot front woman, something we’ve not seen in the past. The fact that we were just lucky enough to go on a musically intricate journey with them and all the while watch Grace’s well . . . everything . . . makes us feel like it must be our lucky day.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals have something so exceptional and flat-out hot that we, unfortunately, may never see them on Nantucket again. If they do decide to keep coming back to our special island, I doubt we will get to see them for twenty bucks. And that, quite simply, is the deal.


Regan Flynn is a freelance writer living and working on Nantucket for the summer.

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

What keeps us looking bACK
Holly Finigan

“I miss you,” she said, her lips away from the crowd so no one could really hear her talk but him. “I miss you too,” he said back quickly, handing her a glass of champagne, looking around to see if anyone was watching them . “Well, we should get together sometimes,” she half stated, half questioned.

“You should call me,” he said.

She waited a moment and smiled. “I erased your number,” she shrugged. “You call me.” He paused, and said what she knew all along. “I erased yours, too.” And they both laughed and realized they probably would never talk again.

The One That Got Away. Everyone’s got one somewhere in the world. And on Nantucket, there’s always that one that slipped through your fingers like a handful of Surfside sand.

That fall fling that went terribly wrong in February. That random night with that guy you’ve always known that turned into a three-week whirlwind affair. That girl that came to the Rock to visit her friend for a weekend and stayed in the heart of an ACK guy for months to come. That one person who you grew to love as a friend, but ruined it by letting that emotional love become a physical lust.

And you know what hurts the most about these ones that got away? You see them out everywhere – ‘Sconset, Stop and Shop, Straight Wharf – after the dust settles, after the physical loves dies, after the memories are stored far away from you heart, after you gain back those five pounds that you lost when nothing tasted good, and you realize that those beginning feelings, that initial love for that person is still there. And probably always will be. And when getting back together will never happen, and when you realize that you’re both happy with new partners, you remember that all Nantucket relationships are special. Even the quick ones. The rebound ones. The fling ones.

Even though he might be deleted from your phone book, he’ll never be deleted from your little blACK book.


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.

Previous blACK book Columns:
The Catch

ACK-ting Naughty

Welcome to Never Never Land

Rookie on the Rock

Little Miss Nantucket

THE REAL WORLD: Nantucket

The blACK Out Gossip Circle

The Real Whalers

Making “IT” Work

ACK’ed Out

what keeps us coming bACK

The Nantucket Custody Battle

The Nantucket Night Moves

Golden Handcuffs

This Week on Nantucket 1.26.09

CONCERTS

Nantucket School of Music Faculty Concert
Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 2:00pm at Preservation Hall

Classical, Baroque, Jazz, Popular, Blues, Folk and original compositions.
Cherie Cseley and Robert Behrman: Messiaen theme and variations for violin and piano
Mollie Glazer: Pieces for solo viola da gamba of C.F Abel and Marin Marais
Jason Sullivan & Aiden Sherry: Jazz selections for two guitars
Mollie Glazer and Andy Bullington: Andy’s original composition “Mexico” and jazz standards on guitar and piano
Marcia Hempel: Political Science, by Randy Newman & The Cloud Factory, by Bill Caddick — Voice and Piano.
Tom Stoddart & Andy Bullington: Chicago Blues Style music, via harmonica / vocal / guitar
Suggested donations at the door.

The Shingles
Sat, Jan 31, 2009 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm at Chicken Box

$5 for adults, children under 16 free.

NIGHTLIFE

Superbowl Sunday “Sex & the City”
Sun, Feb 1, 2009 from 1:30pm – 4:30pm at Rose & Crown

“cock”tails, and demonstrations by Athena with product available for purchase. LADIES ONLY from 1.30pm-4.30pm,
guys allowed in after 4.30.

Air Hockey Tournament

Friday, January 30, 9:00 pm, Rose & Crown



NIGHTLIFE – RECURRING

Poker Night
Mondays at 7:00pm at Rose & Crown

Trivia Night
Tuesdays at 8:00pm at Rose & Crown

Earth and the Blues
Thursdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Rose & Crown

Eric Wendelken – Upright Bass, Andy Bullington – Guitar, Jake Vohs – Drums and Tom Stoddart – Sax and Harp.

Karaoke
Thursdays from 10:00pm – 1:00am at Rose & Crown

80’s Video Dance Party
Fridays at 9:00pm at Rose & Crown

Open Mic Night
Saturdays at 8:00pm at Chicken Box

Runs every Saturday night through the winter. All musicians or singers should be there at 8 pm to see Joel to sign up.

Top 40 w/ DJ Bri Guy
Saturdays at 9:00pm at Rose & Crown

This Week on Nantucket 1.19.09

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 12:00pm at Summer Street Church
Sponsored by the Nantucket Interfaith Council.

Celebrate the Historic Inauguration of Barack Obama
Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 11:30am at African Meeting House
Sponsored by the Museum Of African American History. Chris Lohman will reflect on the historical significance. Noon— ”Community Inaugural Watch”. Reflections from audience. Bring your lunch. Please reply to Renee Oliver at oliverr@comcast.net if you would like to attend. Space is limited; please register in advance.

Red White and Blue Inaugural Bash
Tue, Jan 20, 2009 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm at Faregrounds Restaurant
Large screen of inaugural events. $15 per person with a cash bar. Please RSVP to Chris Lohmann at 508-325-0587. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Nantucket Democratic Town Committee. Dress up or dress down.

NIGHTLIFE
Poker Night
Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 7:00pm at Rose & Crown

Trivia Night
Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 8:00pm at Rose & Crown

Earth and the Blues
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Rose & Crown
Eric Wendelken – Upright Bass, Andy Bullington – Guitar, Jake Vohs – Drums and Tom Stoddart – Sax and Harp.

Karaoke
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 from 10:00pm – 1:00am at Rose & Crown

80’s Video Dance Party
Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 9:00pm at Rose & Crown

Open Mic Night
Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 8:00pm at Chicken Box
Runs every Saturday night through the winter. All musicians or singers should be there at 8 pm to see Joel to sign up….

Top 40 w/ DJ Bri Guy
Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 9:00pm at Rose & Crown

ONE BOOK, ONE ISLAND
One Book One Island Film: The Namesake (India)
Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 7:00pm at Coffin School

SPEAKERS
“Literary Nantucket” with Mary Jennings and Mimi Beman
Thu, Jan 22, 2009 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at Whaling Museum
Mary Jennings and Mimi Beman will discuss “Publishing and Selling Nantucket Books, 1968–2008” at the first 2009 Food for Thought Series of the year. Beman hails from a long line of strong Nantucket women, Maria Mitchell among them. Beman and her husband took over Mitchell’s Book Corner from her parents in the 1970s, and she ran it until selling it in 2008. Beman’s protégée and longtime summer resident, with sixteen years of strong book-selling experience, Jennings was hired by Beman ten years ago and took over the business last year. The two will focus their discussion on how the island’s demand, technology, and interest in Nantucket books have changed over the years, sharing their insights and stories about writing, bookstores, and dealing with a literary (or not) public. For additional information about the Food for Thought series, please call 508-228-1894, ext. 0, or visit http://www.nha.org to view the full schedule.

Comets: Cosmic Killers or Sowers of Life?
Sun, Jan 25, 2009 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Maria Mitchell Observatory
Explore the lives of comets, discuss recent research, and view photos of these travelling masses. $15 members, $25 non-members. Must pre-register online at http://www.mmo.org or call 508-228-9198.

PERFORMING ARTS
NHS Drama Club Presents: ‘Sin Sex & the C.I.A’ and ‘Steel Magnolias’
Nantucket High School Auditorium
The Nantucket High School Drama Club presents two plays. One ticket ($15.00 for adults; $10.00 for students) admits you to both plays.

“Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling: Set totally in Truvy’s Beauty Salon, the play features an all-women cast and is about the strength women get from each other. The cast is made up of some experienced actors and some newcomers. While a drama, the play also has a lot of comedy.

“Sin, Sex and the CIA” by Michael and Susan Parker: a mystery spoof set in a CIA safe house where the characters are not all that they pretend to be. This cast is also made up of some experienced actors, but also features a number of newcomers. While entirely appropriate for secondary school students, this is not a play for children in the elementary school.

“Sin, Sex and the CIA” on Friday night, (January 23) at 7pm
“Steel Magnolias” – Saturday night (January 24) at 7 pm
“Steel Magnolias” – Sunday (January 25) at 2 pm

Tickets at the door or at the High School Office. The club is self-supporting and makes money for the next year’s play from the box office and from their concession stand at intermission.

Family Night: Storyteller Li Min Mo
Fri, Jan 23, 2009 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm at Nantucket Atheneum
Storyteller Li Min Mo presents tales from Asian folklore, including Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese traditional tales. The audience will do taiqi and chi-kung and put on a traditional Chinese parade. Children will also learn Chinese nursery rhymes.

2nd Annual Un-Valentine Cabaret Auditions
Saturday, January 24, at 2:00 pm at the South Wharf Gallery Studio, 15 South Shore Rd.
Hosted by Seaside Shakespeare

LATE LISTINGS
‘Foundations of Salsa’ Dance Lessons Class 1 of 4 on Thursday, January 22 at 7:00pm. The Preservation Institute.

Coming Up on Nantucket 2

EXHIBITIONS
Sherre Wilson Rae Open Studio
Sat, Dec 13, 2008 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Small works, paintings, and photography, with holiday cheer. 37 1/2 Millbrook Road, off Hummock Pond Road. Look for the “Open Studio” signs.

Yuletide Cool Exhibition Reception
Saturday, December 13, 2008, 5 – 9:00 pm, 5 Folger Avenue
Small Works – Ceramics – Glass – Jewelry by these participating artists and more. Andrews . Araujo . Blake . Crosby . Dicker . Duncombe . Greene . Handschuh . Hazel . Kane . Lazerous . MacDonald . Manning . McKee . Moore . Mostykanova . O’Mahony . Penotte . Rae . Riddle . Roudiez . Sharrets . Van Vorst . Wallace . Welch . Westerland . White . Wilson.
Saturday Dec. 13. 10am – 9 pm and Sunday Dec. 14. 10 am – 4 pm. Take Surfside Road, turn right onto south shore road. Left onto Blueberry Lane, right onto Folger Avenue.. #5 508.680.1272

CONCERTS
Nantucket School of Music Community Jazz Band
Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 4:00pm at Summer Street Church
The concert will include several classic big-band pieces as well as some Christmas Season arrangements. The band has 17 members, directed by Erik Wendelken. Admission free with donations at the door.

CPS Band and Chorus Concert
Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 7:30pm at Nantucket High School Auditorium

NIGHTLIFE
Poker Night
Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 7:30pm at Rose & Crown

Trivia Night
Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 8:00pm at Rose & Crown

Earth Got the Blues
Thu, Dec 18, 2008 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Rose & Crown
Eric Wendelken – Upright Bass, Andy Bullington – Guitar, Jake Vohs – Drums and Tom Stoddart – Sax and Harp.

Knockout Productions 1st annual “Jingle Ball”
Sat, Dec 20, 2008 from 10:00pm – 12:00am at Rose & Crown
B-Glow and Knockout Productions….

FILM
A Crude Awakening
Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 7:00pm at Nantucket Atheneum
Produced and directed by European journalists and filmmakers Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack, it tells how our civilization’s addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with geology. Compelling, intelligent, and highly entertaining, the film visit.

CUISINE
Christmas Desserts and Cake Decorating
Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 10:00am at Bartlett’s Farm
Jo Polowy will share recipes and directions for making desserts and decorating cakes.

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.

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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.

Karaoke at Nantucket’s Rose & Crown

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

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.

If you see anyone you know in these photos, please forward the newsletter to your friends and encourage them to subscribe. Go to the very end of this newsletter, and click the “Forward email” link. (Forwarding through your own email program will not send the correct newsletter version.)

This Week on Nantucket (9/23/08)

BENEFITS

Benefit for Sean Marcaurelle
Fri, Sep 26, 2008 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm at Coffin School, 4 Winter Street
Sean Marcaurelle has been diagnosed with Sarcoma Cancer, which has spread to his lungs and liver. Sean is only 35; his girlfriend Rhonda is an active member of our community. There will be a fundraiser for Sean this Thursday night, the 25th, at the Rose & Crown from 7 – 10PM, with packages and auction items. Tickets are $25 at the door. All proceeds will help Sean with medical, travel and housing expenses. For information, call Kristin at 508-685-2150 or Tommy at 508-325-3210.

CONCERTS & NIGHTLIFE

Matt Haimovitz, cellist & Geoff Burleson, piano
Fri, Sep 26, 2008 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm at Coffin School, 4 Winter Street
Included in the program: the Sonata for Cello and Piano by Elliot Carter, a tribute to Carter ‘s 100th Birthday. Program: Beethoven, Carter, Schumann, Barber. Matt is known as a maverick cellist; after a classical concert, he often performs a completely different program for a different audience (younger) in unusual venues: bars, coffee houses, jazz clubs. Matt will present an outreach program in the New School on Friday during school time, a Friday evening classical concert with Goeff, and a master class for Mollie Glaser’s cello students on Saturday, Sep 27, open for all to attend. A fundraising concert for the Young People’s Concert Series presented by the Nantucket Arts Council. Tickets: Adults $25; Council Members $20; Students: Free. Available: Mitchell’s Book Corner, Nantucket Bookworks, at the door day of concert. 508-325-8588.

Walden Chamber Players
Fri, Sep 26 at 7:00pm and Sun at 1 pm, Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.
Founded in 1997, the Walden Chamber Players present a variety of educational programs and concerts designed to increase musical awareness and appreciation. They showcase rarely heard works by composers of the past as well as music by contemporary composers. The Friday concert will include pieces by Boccherini, Augusta Read Thomas, Haydn, Handel / Halvorsen, Schedl, and Boccherini. The Sunday afternoon concert will feature cellist River Bennett, a senior at NHS who began playing cello eight years ago, with pieces by Boccherini, Paganini, Leclaire, Bach / Mozart, and William Ryden. Admission for the Friday evening concert is $5 for NHA members and $15 for nonmembers. Sunday’s concert is free for NHA members and $15 for nonmembers. 508-228-1894, ext. 0. Presented by the Nantucket Historical Association

Brightwings
Fri, Sep 26 to Sat, Sep 27, 2008 from 10:00pm – 1:00am at Chicken Box

Trivia Night
Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 9:00pm at Rose & Crown

Jamie Howarth, Piano
Wed – Sun from 7:00pm – 12:00am at Summer House Restaurant

Jeff Ross
Wed, Sep 24, 2008 from 7:30pm – 10:30pm at Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant
Thu – Sat from 9:00pm – 12:00am at Starlight Theatre

80’s Video Dance Party
Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 9:00pm at Rose & Crown

Bob Lehman Trio
Fri, Sep 26, 2008 from 7:30pm – 10:00pm at Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant

Disco Night
Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 9:00pm at Rose & Crown

THEATER

Opening Night Party: Wait Until Dark
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Arno’s
followed by performance at 2 Center St. Tickets $50….

Wait Until Dark
Thu – Sat at 8:30pm at Methodist Church, 2 Centre Street
This edge-of-your-seat thriller is about a mysterious woman who preys on a blind woman and her husband. This story unfolds, leaving us with the question: how does a blind woman defend herself? You will have to “wait until dark” to find out. Written by Frederick Knott. Directed by Jane Karakula and featuring Virginia Bullington, Ciaran Byrne, Mark Carapezza, Chuck Gifford, Doug Lind, Pam Murphy, Adam Noonan and Vince Veilleux. Downstairs stage, Methodist Church, 2 Centre St., Tickets $25. 508-228-4305 or http://www.theatreworkshop.com.
Sept 25,26,27,Oct 1,2,3,4,8,9,10,11 at 8:30 PM
Oct 5 at 3:00 PM & Oct 11 at 3:00 PM

ART OPENINGS

Art Opening: Susan Jositas
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Nantucket Stock Exchange
An exhibition of new oil paintings. Artist’s cocktail reception tonight….

SPEAKERS & DEMONSTRATIONS

“Mammoth, Walrus & Whales, Oh My!”
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 2:00pm at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Join other carving enthusiasts and watch as island basketmaker and carver Tim Parsons demonstrates the art of carving wood, ivory and fossilized mammoth.

FILM

Everything’s Cool
Sat, Sep 27, 2008 from 7:00pm at Nantucket Atheneum
‘Everything’s Cool’ tells the story of what it takes to talk about global warming — the art of duking it out with collective denial, the struggle to communicate the urgency of the crisis. It follows veteran global warming messengers like Ross Gelbspan, as he launches ‘Boiling Point’ — his ‘last’ and ‘final’ book on the issue; Dr. Heidi Cullen, a climatologist for the Weather Channel, a group of citizen-activists — ages 18 to 80 – waiting for their chance to rouse a sleeping country; and organizations like the National Resources Defense Council, Greenpeace, Environmental Defense, and Moveon.org, who pin their hopes on a Hollywood film called ‘The Day After Tomorrow,’ which does what they’ve never been able to do by fictionalizing global warming into a nightmarish, but undeniably compelling message. Cosponsored with Sustainable Nantucket.

Spookie Daly Pride on Nantucket

Spookie's back in town. Readers know that Spookie Daly Pride is my favorite Box band - join me there on Saturday night, over on the right side. Here's a slide show of their appearance last May, with music. Click the image below. If no image, click here.