Monthly Archives: August 2015

Featuring The Nepalese Relief Fund

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On April 12, 2015,  the Nantucket Historical Association, with a grant from The Nantucket Fund™, introduced a new series focusing on Nantucket’s diverse population. “Our Nantucket: Celebration of Nepal”, was a standing-room only, community-wide celebration of diversity and Nepalese culture at the Nantucket Whaling Museum.  From Nepalese food to fashion, Nantucket had a wonderful time honoring a country over 7,000 miles away from our shores.

APTOPIX Nepal Earthquake

Only 12 days later, on Saturday, April 24, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude quake struck the country of Nepal, killing more than 5,000 people and injuring at least 10,000. The UN says more than eight million people  were affected and some 70,000 houses destroyed. Continue reading

Hungry & Homeless on Nantucket

Hungry & Homeless on Nantucket by, Bruce Percelay (Nantucket Magazine)

The other side of paradise.

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Some may joke that a bad day on Nantucket is when there is a spike in the cost of jet fuel. Indeed, the island is home to an estimated thirty billionaires, the owners of at least ten professional sports franchises, legions of Fortune 500 CEOs and directors, making it one of the most affluent enclaves in America. And yet at this very moment there are those on Nantucket who are desperately struggling to meet their most basic needs.

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