Category Archives: Shellie’s Blog

Nantucket Christmas Magic

03 Dec 2019 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

Norman Vincent Peale, author of the best-selling book “The Power of Positive Thinking” once said, “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” Christmas most certainly waved its magic wand over Nantucket this week, because everywhere you look there is holiday beauty. Driving through downtown last night, I […]

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Service on Nantucket

05 Nov 2019 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. It’s easy to become contemplative about how lucky we are to live in a country where freedom is a fundamental right as we sing along to Lee Greenwood’s legendary ballad, “God Bless The USA.” He ruminates that if tomorrow everything he owns were gone and he was left with nothing but his children and […]

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Small Town Nantucket

08 Oct 2019 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. In his 1985 Billboard hit single, “Small Town,” John Mellencamp recounts that he was “born in a small town and will probably die in a small town…had a ball and seen it all in that small town.” He concludes that he can’t forget where he came from or the people who love him because […]

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New Chapter On Nantucket

10 Sep 2019 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. The author Ann Patchett wrote, “To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it. It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall.” Her words epitomize how those of us left behind on Nantucket right now feel about not only the weather, but our […]

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Nantucket Summer Nights

13 Aug 2019 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, in their iconic roles as Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson in the hit movie Grease, reminded us there are a million reasons to love summer, not the least of which is falling in love…and “oh oh those summer nights.” Together, they “went strollin’ and drank lemonade, stayed out […]

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Nantucket Neighborhood

16 Jul 2019 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

The beloved Fred Rogers once said of his neighbors, “The underlying message of the Neighborhood is that if somebody cares about you, it’s possible that you’ll care about others. ‘You are special, and so is your neighbor’ – that part is essential: that you’re not the only special person in the world. The person you […]

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Nantucket Story Time

18 Jun 2019 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. Award winning author Orson Scott Card once said, “Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” It is the hallmark of a gifted author…the ability to see “the story” in everyday circumstances, surroundings, faces and […]

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Nantucket Cheers

21 May 2019 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. If you’re a wine enthusiast, you likely loved the 2004 box office hit, “Sideways.” The cult favorite flick made us all a little embarrassed to drink Merlot for awhile and enticed us to give its cousin Pinot Noir a shot at stardom. Virginia Madsen’s character Maya, reminded us that wine “is a living thing […]

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Democracy On Nantucket

21 May 2019 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. John Dewey once wrote, “Democracy must be born anew every generation and education is its midwife.” With a similar sentiment, Thomas Jefferson famously declared that “information is the currency of democracy.” As I sat in the jam-packed Nantucket high school auditorium last week for the Annual Town Meeting, I was inspired by the many […]

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Nantucket Makeover

23 Apr 2019 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. Author Toni Sorenson reminds us of the value in preserving all things tried and true, even while putting a fresh face on them. “Hey friend,” Sorenson pens, “don’t you dare forget as you’re creating a new you that there’s a whole lot about the old you that’s worth keeping.” With the arrival of Spring comes […]

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