The following property transfers were recorded in the Registry of Deeds from July 7-July 13, 2017:
David H. Murray Jr. and Karen O. Murray to August Pointe LLC: 7 Walsh St. and 8 Willard St., dwelling, .15 acres, $3,395,000.
Michael J. Riley and Martha C. Riley to The John T. Greene Revocable Trust: 12 Chatham Road, dwelling, .09 acres, $2,875,000.
Edward S. Heard Trust to Gordon C. Russell: 3 School St., dwelling, .10 acres, $2,500,000.
George W. Young and Cynthia M. Young to North Liberty Street LLC: 13 North Liberty St., dwelling, .30 acres, $2,158,334.
George Breen and Faith Breen to Galyna Afanasieva: 65 Miacomet Avenue, dwelling, .23 acres, $650,000.
The following transactions were exempt from the Land Bank transfer fee:
GRSR Berkeley Street Realty Trust to AHST 25 LLC: 14 Berkley St., $10.
Frank Holahan and Rose M. Gonnella to Prana Realty Partners LLC: Ipswich Street, $1.
Frank Holahan and Rose M. Gonnella to Prana Realty Partners LLC: 6 Devon St., $1.
Juniper Hill LLC to Pippen’s Way LLC: 6 Pippen’s Way, $0.
Land Bank revenues for July 7-July 13, 2017 were $221,566.68. Year-to-date revenues are 7,954,843.04. Land Bank income is derived primarily from the collection of a 2 percent transfer fee on real estate transactions, subject to certain exemptions.
Recently opened by two young and vibrant locals, Keepers is a wonderful restaurant located on Amelia Drive. With its ideal out-of-town location, Keepers is a perfect choice for those who do not wish to deal with downtown summer traffic and parking. This restaurant offers a unique and customizable dining experience with the option of family-style sharing plates as well as pairing any desired entree and sides. With reasonable prices, Keepers is casual and homey and truly caters to a family dynamic. Keepers has patio dining with full-menu service as well as indoor dining depending on your mood.
Millie’s is another treasured restaurant outside of town. Located in Madaket, its westward location is prime for unparalleled sunset viewing. The atmosphere is casual and laid-back and after-beach attire is acceptable. The “California baja-style menu” of fresh, local seafood offers endless choices of quesadillas, tacos, po’ boys and salads. Making a choice is the only dilemma at hand. Millie’s is the perfect location for families, groups of friends, or couples. A take-out window is also easily accessible if you fancy dining on the beach instead. With the option of outdoor seating or upstairs dining with panoramic views Madaket’s greenery and the ocean, Millie’s relaxed and “beachy” ambience is unrivaled on Nantucket.
We recommend: Millie’s Margarita, chips and guacamole, “Hither Creek” taco
326 Madaket Road (508) 228-8435 Hours: June 15-September 4: 7 days a week, 11 am-9:30 pm
Just about a 10 minute walk from downtown Nantucket, Sandbar is a waterfront beach restaurant oasis. The spacious open-air restaurant and bar offers plenty of seating, or choose a picnic table on the sand under the sun. The menu features traditional clambakes and seafood, sandwiches, burgers, and fresh raw bar. Come for a cocktail and sit in colorful Adirondack chairs and dig your toes in the sand overlooking Jetties Beach and Nantucket Sound. Sandbar is the perfect spot for kids to run around on the sand or play at the Jettie’s playground. With a casual atmosphere, frequent live music, and quintessential location, Sandbar is the ultimate summer dining experience.
We recommend: Lobster Roll and Summertime Frosé
4 Bathing Beach Road (508) 228-2279 Open Daily Lunch: 11:30-3pm
“A weekend of events to celebrate springtime awakening on Nantucket Island. The Daffodil Festival on Nantucket includes art shows, tours, parades (including the antique car parade and tailgate picnic), exhibitions, contests, lectures, and, of course, the annual Nantucket Daffodil Flower Show. There are activities for all ages, and faithful festival-goers dress up for the occasion and participate enthusiastically!”
May 17 - 21, 2017 “This boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country. The majority of the festival events are charitable with proceeds benefitting a variety of island non-profits and community organizations each year.” http://www.nantucketwinefestival.com
Nantucket Figawi Regatta:
May 27 - 29, 2017 “The 45th Annual Figawi Race Weekend is recognized as a top sailing event not only on the east coast but is known nationally as well as internationally. Figawi Race Weekend kicks off the Cape Cod and Nantucket summer season.”
The mission of this festival is “to promote the cultural awareness and appreciation of the art of screenwriting in the world of cinema. NFF has become one of the premiere destination film festivals in the world. Visitors come from all over to experience our preview screenings, signature programs, and stand out hospitality on a magical island rich with history, a friendly atmosphere, and beautiful sandy beaches.”
4th of July weekend, 2017 During the day, dress in your red, white, and blue and participate in the patriotic events held on Main Street. The road is blocked off for the annual water fight, watermelon and pie eating contests, and more. Bring your blankets and glow sticks and head to the beach to view the spectacular fireworks display at sunset. The energy is buzzing all weekend as the summer truly begins on the island!
Nantucket Yoga Festival:
July 7-9, 2017 “The Nantucket Yoga Festival is a community orientated celebration that brings together the very best world class yoga instructors, wellness experts and healthy living guides in a celebration of the spirit of the island. By coming together to explore ways to find a happier, healthier more peaceful way of living we can begin to affect positive change in our community and ultimately in the world around us.”
July 12-15, 2017 “An annual summer event that brings top comedic talent to Nantucket Island as the major fundraiser for Stand Up & Learn, an island-based, year-round comedy education program serving Nantucket's children. The Nantucket Comedy Festival envisions Nantucket as a community connected by laughter.”
"Every August, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, joined by a special guest, take the stage at Jetties Beach in front of 7,000 concertgoers for an unforgettable night of entertainment, All funds generated during the event stay on Nantucket to sustain the hospital's year-round commitment to the health and wellbeing of the island community."
August 13-20, 2017 “Nantucket Race Week is a nine-day experience that marshals the entire Nantucket community together in a fun-filled week of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties. The races provide sport for everyone from young dinghy sailors and families in the household to grand prix racers at the very top of their profession.” http://www.nantucketraceweek.org/page/nrw
Opera House Cup:
August 20, 2017 “The Opera House Cup Regatta is the grand finale of Nantucket Race Week, and the events culminate with the OHC Awards Party, held under the tents on Jetties Beach on Sunday evening. Good food, Spanky's famous raw bar, drinks, photos of the OHC race, a silent auction, raffle drawing, presentation of the awards and music keep the party jumping late into the evening. The OHC Awards Party is considered "the party of the season" on Nantucket, and there are easily over 1000 attendees.” http://www.operahousecup.org/page/ohc
September 4, 2017
The Nantucket Project:
September 14-17, 2017
“The Nantucket Project is about what matters. We search for the most energetic and curious people on earth.” Listen to talks, lectures and discussions with great minds while expanding your own mental horizons.
October 7, 2017 “Come out to the Festival grounds and watch the berries being harvested, learn about the history of cranberry farming on Nantucket, participate in the family activities or just kick back and enjoy the music and the spectacular autumn scenery of one of the most unique and beautiful places on our Island. Don’t forget to bring home a pound, or two, of Nantucket Cranberries for the Holidays!”
October 31, 2017 Come dress up in your best costumes and parade up Main Street! Local businesses hand out a plethora of candy to trick-or-treaters.
Thanksgiving & Annual Cold Turkey Plunge:
November 23, 2017
Annual Tree Lighting & Community Caroling:
November 24, 2017
43rd Annual Christmas Stroll:
December 1-3, 2017 “Hundreds of decorated seven-foot Christmas trees line downtown streets and carolers in costume sing familiar holiday tunes at various downtown locations. A variety of live entertainment is offered in the middle of Main Street, which is closed to traffic for the day. There are craft shows, performances, special dinners at island restaurants (make your reservations now!), tours, and exhibitions. Many merchants still offer holiday refreshments to shoppers.”