Uber's launch on the Cape and Islands didn't go as the company expected.
What will the future of eldercare look like on Nantucket? Probably not like it does now.
I'm hosting another radio listening night, this time at Atlas. We'll gather around their roaring fireplace, sample some tasty cocktails, and hear three radio stories, from classic to contemporary, and learn about the history and style of different kinds of storytelling.
Atlas, 130 Pleasant Street, Nantucket, MA
Suggested donation: $5
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Alexandra La Paglia collects antiques—specifically, she loves 19th century farm handtools. But she doesn't just leave them lying on the shelf. She takes them apart and rebuilds them into lamps. They're abstract, nostalgic pieces of art. But La Paglia says she never would have pursued her creative passion without the support of the Nantucket community.
This story was produced for WCAI's Creative Life series.
The reverberations of Nepal's biggest earthquake in more than 80 years are being felt across the world. Hear about how Nantucket's Nepalese community is organizing relief efforts on the island.
Other ways to help:
- Attend the potluck dinner organized by chef Nimesh Maharjan on Saturday, May 9 at the American Legion.
- Donate to the Nantucket Nepalese Relief Fund.
- Before collecting clothes or giving money to aid organizations, check out NPR's list of What You Need To Know Before Donating to Earthquake Relief in Nepal.
A tiny remembrance of a big person for WCAI. Hear about Bam La Farge and his panache, penchant for Latin, and lifelong connection to Tuckernuck.
Meet two couples who found creative solutions to Nantucket's housing crisis: creativity + iiiitty bitty living spaces.
For the Nantucket Historical Association’s recent exhibit, New Voices: Nantucket’s Diverse Immigrants, I interviewed first-generation immigrants living and working on Nantucket. Here’s part of my interview of my friend Csaba Cseko (he goes by Coco). He’s from Romania but lives and works on Nantucket for most of the year. Coco works at a flower shop, runs marathons, landscapes, and caters, and he’s probably the happiest and hardest worker I know.
The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a challenging time, but some emerging adults face bigger hurdles than others.