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presents for the parents… MANtucket style!

Holiday spirit is ubiquitous through Nantucket. The town feels like a snow globe this time of year and Christmas is just around the corner. The cobblestones have a light snowy dusting and the wreaths hang from door to door. It looks like “It’s a Wonderful Life,” after it was Pottersville of course. Capturing that beautiful Nantucket charm come this holiday season will make the parents happier than George Bailey himself.…

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MANtucket takes on CHARLESTON

It’s strange how far the reach of Nantucket goes. There are times when the island feels criminally small. We all have days when we look like leather face. We’re just trying to chill and be downright gross in our own existence. Eat ice cream in your bed type of day. Try sneaking into Stop & Shop unnoticed with crooked glasses and matted hair to pick up “Half-baked” Ben and Jerry’s…

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MANtucket’s Four Quarters of Football

MANtucket says… “I’m unavailable on Sundays. Don’t text me, don’t call me, don’t write me, and don’t even fax me. Unless you want to talk about spreads, pizza bagels, how handsome Patriots quarterbacks are, or how much pants perspiration I’m going to have by the 4 o’clock kickoffs, consider me on the Vineyard. Sundays have become religious for me… in a football sense. I consume seven to nine hours of…

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MANtucket takes Union Street Inn!

I simply had nothing left to give. The blog life doesn’t sleep and those cocktails don’t shake themselves. The summer had left me weary and weak. I needed a break. I needed to stay, but also to get away. I needed a STAYcation. So I packed a toothbrush and a wrinkled up button down (I literally live six minutes away) and headed down to the beautiful Union Street Inn. There was no better…

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MANtucket takes TOPPER’S

MANtucket says…. I had about 40 hours heads up before the spontaneous trip from mom. Certainly 40 hours is enough time to pick up a few beer cans around the house and sweep the beach sand under the nearest couch but I had to make a big time play for the queen. When your mother travels over six hours from the deep woods of Maine “to give you a hug to help…

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from Miss blACKbook: “For the past few years, I have emcee’d the Swim Across America Nantucket fundraiser on Jetties Beach… one, because it is an absolutely amazing and awe-inspiring event… and two… because it raises money for our hospital, for cancer patients and  for PASCON on island. My mother passed away from Leiomyosarcoma in 2014 and I hold all fundraisers like this near and dear to my heart. Below, MANtucket and island bartender Tim Farley…

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6 pACK of Grab-n-Go’s

The sandwich game on Nantucket is ridiculous. Besides the beautiful women, beaches, world-class restaurants, bars, and great people, it’s probably the leading reason I come back every year. I’ve been stuffed to the gills from focaccias and ciabattas.  I’ve been appeased by aiolis and left gratified by cheeses. Whether on a beach or on a bench, I’ve watched excess avocado slip onto my dad gut and just simpered knowing I’m…

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The MANtucket Spikeball Tourney!

This is guy stuff. This is a dad bod’s utopia. It’s skillful but doesn’t require elite athleticism. You can talk trash like Kevin Garnett. You can boast about your game like Floyd Mayweather. Heck, you might even pick up a date or two if you’ve got a nice hammer (a good spike). The game is Spikeball and it has taken the Nantucket beaches by storm. You’ve probably noticed that little…

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