“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.”
Lawrence C. Ray Trust to Christina Wiggins and Thomas Wiggins: 40 Vesper Lane, dwelling, .35 acres, $700,000.
The following transactions were exempt from the Land Bank transfer fee:
Dennis J. Quinn Revocable Trust to ACK BEACH PROPERTY LLC: 120 Tom Nevers Road, $10.
Steven Colangelo, trustee, Killdeer Lane Nominee Trust, and Janis Colangelo, trustee, Killdeer Lane Nominee Trust, to Steven and Janis Colangelo: 32 Killdeer Lane, $10.
Thomas W. Killian and Leslie Z. Killian to Captains Quarters LLC: 72R Cliff Road, $1.
Thomas W. Killian and Leslie Z. Killian to Captains Quarters LLC: 5 The Captains Lane, $1.
The Bird’s Nest LLC to Thomas E. Taylor: 5 Tetawkimmo Drive, $1.
Martha L. Berman, Joseph S. Berman, Anne Berman-Schnitzer and Thomas F. Berman, trustees of the Martha L. Berman Qualified Personal Residence Trust, to Lanny A. Oppenheim, trustee of the Trust for Issue Under Article VI of the Martha L. Berman Qualified Personal Residence Trust: 249 Polpis Road, $1.
Mark Lipson, trustee of the Lipson Family Irrevocable Trust, to Mark Lipson and Carol A. Lipson, husband and wife: 15 Swain St. Unit #C-2/3, $0.
37 North Liberty Street Realty Trust to the 2016 Deborah Glee Miller and Carol Ann Nast Revocable Trust: 37 North Liberty St., $0.
Scott A. Woods to Kathleen J. Flaherty: 19 Kittiwake Lane, $0.
Land Bank revenues for July 29-Aug. 4, 2016 were $755,400. Year-to-date revenues are $9,436,634.03. Land Bank income is derived primarily from the collection of a 2 percent transfer fee on real estate transactions, subject to certain exemptions.
Madaket, with it's tranquil harbor and tidal flats was where the first European settlers of Nantucket landed in 1659. Over the years the area served as a farming and fishing community, until modern transportation transformed it into an idyllic vacation spot.
One of the many amazing aspects Nantucket is the diversity of activities that are available throughout the summer. Whatever your kids are into chances are you'll find it on Nantucket. Try one or try them all we're sure your kids (and you) will enjoy them!
The following property transfers were recorded in the Registry of Deeds from June 24-30, 2016:
6 North Star Lane LLC to William H. Hunter, trustee, 6 North Star Lane Nominee Trust:
6 North Star Lane, dwelling, $3,750,000 Santander Bank, N.A., to 10 Austin Farm LLC:
10 Austin Farm Drive, dwelling, $1,030,000. Robert and Catherine Launie to Emilly Brooke Rubin:
20 Lyons Lane, dwelling, 1.14 acres, $900,000. Wilmington Trust, NA, successor trustee to Citibank, N.A., trustee, to John Marshall Thompson:
95A Orange St., condominium, $439,425. Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, to Stacey E. McMahon and James M. McMahon:
28A Killdeer Lane, Unit 1, condominium, $425,000. Town of Nantucket to J. Pepper Frazier II and Angel Conrad Frazier:
Lot 7, Woodbine Street and Nobadeer Avenue, vacant land, $5,001.
The following transactions were exempt from the Land Bank transfer fee:
Sconset Hydrangeas LLC to Hydrangea Lane No. 1 LLC:
2 Hydrangea Lane, $1. Sconset Hydrangeas LLC to Hydrangea Lane No. 2 LLC:
3 Hydrangea Lane, $1. Sconset Hydrangeas LLC to Hydrangea Lane No. 3 LLC:
10 Hydrangea Lane, $1. Sconset Hydrangeas LLC to Hydrangea Lane No. 4 LLC:
11 Hydrangea Lane, $1. Sconset Hydrangeas LLC to Hydrangea Lane No. 5 LLC:
13 Hydrangea Lane, $1. Sconset Hydrangeas LLC to Hydrangea Lane No. 6 LLC:
14 Hydrangea Lane, $1. Nancy M. Mack to Mack Realty Trust, Gerald R. Mack and Nancy McGee Mack, trustees:
4 Tautemo Way, $1. Dalton T. and Jennifer L. Frazier to D&G LLC:
33 Jefferson Ave., $1. Charles E. Toombs to Jamie V. Marks and Mary T. Marks:
4 Toombs Court, $0.
Land Bank revenues for June 24-30, 2016 were $120,988.52. Year-to-date revenues are $8,080,762.29. Land Bank income is derived primarily from the collection of a 2 percent transfer fee on real estate transactions, subject to certain exemptions. -
Nantucket offers some of the finest beaches in the eastern United States, from the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge on it's northeastern shore to beautiful Madaket on it's western shore. Nantucket beaches have something for everyone, with protected beaches along the north shore to open ocean beaches along the south shore for those interested in catching a few waves.
What a great Spring we've had and we can't think of a better way to say goodbye then with this last event. We all have our favorite places on the island to eat but restaurant week is a great opportunity to shake things up a little and see what else is available on the island.
Spring restaurant week - Spring restaurant week is June 6th through the 12th. Dine on prix fixe menus at participating Nantucket dining establishments. Experience exceptional food, wine and Nantucket's hospitality.
William P. Manchester and Amy Manchester to Jonathan G. Klatt and Sandra L. Klatt: 3 Manchester Circle (portion) $280,000.
Paul M. Roberts and Margaret S.M. Roberts to Margaret S.M. Roberts, trustee of Margaret S.M. Roberts Revocable Trust: 44 Lovers Lane, $1.
Patrick Harold and John Harold to Harold Brothers Realty LLC: 23 Walsh St., $1.
Steven A. Lawrence to Debra Lawrence: 17 and 19 Allen’s Way, $0.
John D. Bailey and Julie G. Bailey to John D. Bailey and Julie Geiger Bailey, trustees, The Bailey Family Trust: 9A Essex Road, $0.
Nantucket Islands Land Bank to Moors End Farm LLC: 56 Polpis Road, $0.
Sarah F. Alger, trustee, the Anne C. Allen Qualified Personal Residence Trust, to William C. Spring, Stephen D. Weeks and William H. Claflin IV, trustees of the Anne C. Allen 19 Hulbert Avenue Trust: 19 Hulbert Ave., $0.
Land Bank revenues for April 29-May 5, 2016 were $291,080. Year-to-date revenues are $5,235,795.53. Land Bank income is derived primarily from the collection of a 2 percent transfer fee on real estate transactions, subject to certain exemptions.
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The following transactions were exempt from the Land Bank transfer fee:
Henry G. Askew to 21 Pilgrim LLC: 21 Pilgrim Road, $1.
Lindsey Butler to Butler Trust: 12 Atlantic Ave., $1.
Paul J. Gemis and Jocelyn C. Duffy, trustees, Gemis-Duffy Realty Trust, to Paul J. Gemis and Jocelyn C. Gemis: 12 Long Pond Drive, $1.
Beverly N. Knapp, trustee of Beverly Knapp Trust Acct. ,and Wendy Lee Austin, to Beverly N. Knapp and Wendy Lee Austin: 23 Goldfinch Drive, $1.
Wallace Wade Moon LLC to George Shuba LLC: 35 King St., $0.
Miscia Nominee Trust to V&L Stroll LLC: 23B Union St., $0.
21 New Street LLC to Arthur B. Dodge III and Sageworth Trust Company, trustees, Arthur B. Dodge II 2012 MG Trust: 21 New St., $0.
Land Bank revenues for May 13-19, 2016 were $264,910. Year-to-date revenues are $6,293,125.53. Land Bank income is derived primarily from the collection of a 2 percent transfer fee on real estate transactions, subject to certain exemptions.
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After a mild Winter here on the Island, Spring is here and we're ready to kick off the season with the 2016 Daffodil Festival. Whether you're a local or visitor to this great island, Spring on Nantucket can't be missed. Warmer temperatures and festive events make this a special time of year.
If you're looking to rent a vacation home on Nantucket but don't know where to start, you're not alone.
Recently the Internet has exploded with a number of website designed to make your search easier, but more often than not people find themselves overwhelmed by the volume of information available. Finding the perfect beach house or vacation villa isn't easy, but there are resources that can help guarantee you get the vacation you want.
Here at The Maury People Sotheby's International Realty we provide a wealth of resources to help you find your dream holiday property. We continue to investments in our online rental system to make it easy for you to find the perfect home for a week, month or the whole summer. Our mobile friendly site allows you to quickly see availability on the key properties that meet your specific holiday needs.
3 Reasons to use a local rental agency
Renting a vacation home doesn't have to be stressful. Thorough and advanced planning can make your holiday more enjoyable and help ensure that you'll be able to book the home you desire.
Whether you're a first timer or a regular visitor to the island chances are, you've heard the travel mantra 'book early'. When it comes to Nantucket this adage is doubly true as finding the perfect vacation home for the week or the season can be difficult and if you want to bring a car 'forget about it'.
For more than thirty years, Maury People Sotheby's International Realty has been Nantucket's largest and most successful vacation rental and sales agency. We maintain an inventory of more than one thousand private Nantucket rental homes for you to choose from. As for your car, well lets just say booking early is required as the Steamship Authority regularly sells out during the peak season. Advanced auto reservations are available starting with Internet orders on Jan. 12th and phone orders on Jan. 19th this year.
Winter on Nantucket is something special, specifically for those that frequent the island during the Summer months. In Winter the crowds slowly dwindle, the beaches clear out and island is transformed back into the small town it's always been.
'Buy Local' is a popular rallying cry these days but here on the island it's more than just a passing fad. And the annual Christmas Stroll is a perfect example, since 1973 local merchants have been keeping their shops open late on the first Friday in December to celebrate the season. The first Stroll, was only three hours in duration but by all accounts it was a huge success. Over the years, the event has grown to become a nationally-renowned holiday event.
Today, the Nantucket Christmas Stroll is still held the first full weekend in December (4th - 6th) with preparations starting after Thanksgiving. Hundreds of decorated trees line the streets, and are illuminated at dusk the day after Thanksgiving.
The 14th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge is around the corner! This annual Atheneum fundraiser features hundreds of spectators and swimmers who brave the cold waters at Children’s Beach on Thanksgiving morning to benefit the Weezie Library for Children. Complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and pastries are generously provided by local businesses.
For more information please visit FirstGiving to sign up or donate today!
Looking to visit Nantucket, or make it your home, take a moment to connect with one of our agents.
Fall on Nantucket is filled with amazing opportunities to get out and enjoy all the island has to offer. If you're a local or planning a visit over the Columbus Day weekend make a note to check out the 13th annual Cranberry Festival. Cranberries have been grown on Nantucket since 1857 and were a critical component of the economy until World War two. The Nantucket Conservation Foundation keeps the tradition alive by operating the last two remaining bogs on the island.
With Fall closing in it's a good time to explore some of the other amazing attractions that Nantucket has to offer. Whether you're a local, frequent visitor or coming to the island for the first time, Nantucket's museums offer the unique opportunity to step back in time and experience what it was like to live on the island when it was the center of the whaling world.