Katherine Lodge was the longtime owner and steward of the Hadwen-Wright House at 94 Main Street, one of the iconic mansions known as the “Two Greeks” that are a symbol of Nantucket’s past whaling glory.
A strong advocate for the preservation of historic buildings and architecture, Mrs. Lodge loved Nantucket, and was a passionate caretaker of the piece of island history she called home.
Sadly, Mrs. Lodge passed away on May 20, 2014, but she left behind a surprise that will benefit Nantucketers for many years to come.
In her last will and testament, Mrs. Lodge gave the residue of her estate to three island institutions: Nantucket Cottage Hospital, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, and St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle Catholic Church. (more…)
Nantucket Cottage Hospital is saying goodbye today to one of the longtime members of its clinical team, nurse manager Charlene Chadwick.
After 29 years at NCH, Charlene is stepping down from her position as manager of the hospital’s outpatient infusion services, dialysis and infection control, to complete her master’s degree in nursing administration, and spend more time with her family. (more…)
Lorber has long ties to the island, and is a founding member of the Friends of Nantucket Cottage Hospital group.
“As a summer resident of the island, I am honored to serve as this year’s chair for the biggest and best event of the summer,” Lorber said.
As the event chair for the 19th edition of the Boston Pops on Nantucket concert, Lorber will oversee this cherished island tradition with a dedicated group of hospital staff and volunteers, producer Jon Rosbrook and Aisling Glynn’s ACKtivities, as well as vendors and special guests.
The annual concert is the largest single fundraiser for Nantucket Cottage Hospital that brings thousands of people from all walks of life together at Jetties Beach for an unforgettable night of entertainment featuring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart. All funds generated during the event stay right here on the island to sustain the hospital’s year-round commitment to the health and wellbeing of the island community. (more…)
Congratulations to the staff and volunteers of the Hospital Thrift Shop on a successful opening day!
The Hospital Thrift Shop will open its doors on Monday, May 18th for its 86th season in business on the island supporting Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
After a busy winter and spring accepting donations from individuals and businesses, the Hospital Thrift Shop is “bursting at the seams with stuff to fill the shelves,” according to new manager Mary Casey. In addition to donations from island residents, the Hospital Thrift Shop has gratefully accepted a range of new, unused merchandise and clothing from The Nantucket Brand, the Nantucket Emporium, Nantucket Gourmet, the Nantucket Hotel, the Brass Lantern Inn, and the Blue Beetle, among others. (more…)