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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Nantucket Detours

26 Mar 2019 by Dan in category Uncategorized | Be the first to comment here.

. In her 2012 debut novel, The Road to Mercy, author Kathy Harris shares the wisdom of an elderly gentlemen about life’s detours. “Perhaps the old man had chosen to look up through-or at least around-his problems while still smiling,” Harris pens, “knowing that a detour didn’t have to alter the destination, it merely changed the path.” Early […]

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Treasure Island

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

. In his 1989 hit single, “Treasure Island” from the album titled “More To This Life,” Steven Curtis Chapman eloquently describes the effects the treasures of an island have on our soul. “The moon’s waving the world goodbye,” Chapman croons. “The morning sun smiles and lights the sky. I hear the waves crashing into shore; The world’s […]

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Things Change – Even On Nantucket

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

. Acclaimed fashion designer Marc Jacobs says this about change: “Change is a great and horrible thing, and people love it or hate it at the same time. Without change, however, you just don’t move” (or in this case moooove – sorry, I had to). It was a great and horrible thing for Nantucket a few weeks […]

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