Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Dugan Arnett Globe Staff July 03, 2018 Is there anything quite like summer on Nantucket?The buttery breezes. The calming crash of surf on sand. The undetonated World War II-era bombs lurking just beneath the soil. That’s the warning, anyway, being handed down by the US Army Corps of Engineers to a few hundred island residents, who were surprised to receive letters recently alerting them not only that their property might contain buried, decades-old military munitions, but that said weaponry “may pose an explosive hazard to you, your family, other property users, or the public.” Advertisement Since the letters’ arrival last month, those inhabiting the tranquil swath of land on the island’s southwestern edge have responded mostly with confusion. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in … [Read more...] about On tranquil Nantucket, a summer of beer, beaches, and … bombs?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Necee Regis Globe correspondent June 26, 2018 BOUTIQUE HOTEL There’s a new hotel on the block in Nantucket town. Just in time for summer, Hotel Pippa makes its stylish debut steps from the town’s galleries, cocktail lounges, restaurants, boutiques, and showrooms. Aiming to add downtown chic to the island’s historic cobblestones, the 17-room boutique property combines midcentury modern design with contemporary island charm. Hoteliers Christopher and Asta Skehel enlisted designer Giovanna Lucy to transform each light-filled room and suite into a calming retreat enlivened with pops of vibrant color, including works by local artists. Complimentary continental breakfast is available every morning. At night, sip a glass of wine at Petrichor Wine Bar — located off the front lobby — from a selection curated by sommelier and proprietor Jill … [Read more...] about A new Nantucket hotel, Cayman Islands refunds, and other tidbits
Murray’s gained fame as Nantucket’s official preppy purveyor after it was mentioned in The Official Preppy Handbook (1980), a humorous user’s guide to being preppy.“Preppy still sells well,” says Bridier, whose grandfather started the Main Street shop in 1945 and whose father coined the Nantucket Reds name in the late 1950s. “People like the classic look.”While visitors will see belts dotted with whales, canvas tote bags and needlepoint wallets at Murray’s, the retailer is famous for its Nantucket Reds clothing line that’s become an iconic symbol of the island. The rose-colored canvas fabric, which resembles sails on boats of yore in Brittany, France, is designed to fade over time. Today, a pair of Nantucket Reds men’s shorts will set you back at least $85. … [Read more...] about So you like the preppy look? Nantucket is the place for you
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Robert Steiner Globe Correspondent June 25, 2018 The 23rd annual Nantucket Film Festival celebrated a wide spectrum of films and drew more than a few Hollywood heavyweights over the weekend.The Best Narrative Feature went to “Burden,” directed by Andrew Heckler and starring Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, and Usher Raymond IV, which tells the true story of a man trying to break ties from the Klu Klux Klan for the sake of his family. Meanwhile, the Dava Whisenant-directed “Bathtubs Over Broadway” took home the Best Documentary Feature award. The quirky doc follows “Late Night with David Letterman” writer (and Harvard grad) Steve Young’s strange journey into the world of “industrial musicals,” Broadway-level productions put on by giant corporations solely for their respective salesforces. Advertisement … [Read more...] about Noah Baumbach receives screenwriting award at Nantucket Film Festival
Cisco Brewers are taking over the space run by Redhook at the Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth. ((Courtesy Photo)) PORTSMOUTH — The chief executive officer of Nantucket-based Cisco Brewers said he intends to “funkify” the pub and event venue they are moving into at Pease Tradeport.Jay Harman, who started the company in 1995, said they are taking over space that has operated under the Redhook brand since the 1990s. Harman plans to have more live music at the venue, which includes a 5,000-square-foot pub, a 2,500-square-foot private event space, a wedding venue for up to 250 people, an outdoor beer garden and 5 acres of land that is dog-friendly.All of the beer that isn’t brewed in Nantucket has been created at the building owned by Craft Brew Alliance since 2016, Harman said.“At this stage of the game, the beer is the best it’s ever been,” he said.Their 20th anniversary beer that became publicly available March 1 has been a home run, he said. … [Read more...] about Slice of Nantucket life coming to Portsmouth