Making Nantucket Summer Friends

08 Aug 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

Nantucket summer friends

.  In the 1986 film “Stand By Me,” The Writer concludes that he “never had any friends later on like the ones he had when he was twelve.” He goes on to beg the question, “does anyone?” Childhood friends truly are some of the best friends. They share your history, remember your beginnings and “knew […]

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Thrifty Nantucket

25 Jul 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

Nantucket Thrift Shop

 . The elegant Helen Mirren once said, “The whole thing of clothes is insane. You can spend a dollar on a jacket in a thrift store. And you can spend a thousand dollars on a jacket in a shop. And if you saw those two jackets walking down the street, you probably wouldn’t know which […]

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Nantucket Artistry

11 Jul 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

Artists Association of Nantucket Gala 2017

.  Famed American photographer Ansel Adams inferred that he would often arrive at places just as God was ready to have someone click the shutter. Adams was legendary for his technical prowess with the camera, but perhaps best known for capturing the sentiment and emotion of the American landscapes that were not only his subjects, but his […]

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Nantucket Patriotism

27 Jun 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

Nantucket Patriotism

. In his 1992 country ballad, “Some Gave All,” Billy Ray Cyrus implores us to love our country, live with pride and not to forget those who died. As Cyrus recounts the words of his hero friend who went to war a boy and returned a man, he’s reminded that there are many who still […]

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Garden Art On Nantucket

13 Jun 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

Nantucket Garden Art

  . The famed French artist Claude Monet once said, “I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” Mr. Monet had a lifelong goal of capturing and conveying the story of the French countryside through his art. He was so “impressed” (literally) by the […]

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Remembering on Nantucket

30 May 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

Nantucket civil war memorial

. The 2001 blockbuster, “Black Hawk Down” is an American War drama that chronicles the events of a true story – a 1993 battle in Mogadishu. Although the battle was showcased in the movie, it’s not something frequently discussed when revisiting the battles our country has fought.  Even though…even though…18 American soldiers DIED and 73 […]

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Homecoming on Nantucket

16 May 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

Nantucket Homecoming

.  The inimitable Mr. Jon Bon Jovi reminds us why our hearts are full when we return home. He sums it up this way: “It doesn’t matter where you are, doesn’t matter where you go, if it’s a million miles away or just a mile up the road; take it in, take it with you […]

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The ACK Brand on Nantucket

03 May 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

Nantucket Branding

. Warren Buffet once said, “Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it’s not going to get the business.” Unless you’ve been asleep the past 10 years, you are fully aware of the corporate buzzwords “brand identify” and the push to get businesses and individuals alike to jump on the “brand wagon.” […]

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Nantucket Dedication

18 Apr 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

Nantucket Dedication

. The author Regina Brett coined a phrase that the truly dedicated live by: “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.” It’s a simple rule, but some days it’s easier than others. I’m constantly impressed by the hundreds of people on Nantucket who quietly “dress up and show up” for […]

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Nantucket Spring Fever

04 Apr 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

Nantucket Spring Fever

. Mark Twain summarized our passionate sentiment about the arrival of spring this way: “It’s spring fever…and when you’ve got it, you want-oh, you don’t quite know what it is you want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” Although this winter has been mild compared to recent years, it’s […]

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