Before you get all the way to Cisco, take a left on Hellers Way and drive to the end. “Corey was such a giver.” I miss Corey deeply, yet my grief is soon replaced with a deep sense of pride and admiration for all the good he has done from beyond. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The Downyflake Restaurant (18 Sparks Ave.; 508-228-4533.). Eat at one of the outdoor tables and watch the boat culture pass by. Pay him a visit; all ages are welcome. ]—all while listening to live music in a funky courtyard? Agencies Home; Accounts; AgencySpy Eat at one of the outdoor tables and watch the boat culture pass by. Bronze Sponsors. Very thoughtful. Maureen: If you’re too pooped to bike back, Nantucket’s public Wave buses have bike racks on their fronts. But the Nantucket we love is more informal, more fun. Many live on in the hearts of those who miss them, but few continue to positively impact countless lives years after they are gone. My Account Log Out Sign In Subscribe. It’s pretty packed on weekends, so plan ahead. But the Nantucket we love is more informal, more fun. And, no, you don’t see many fat ladies. Maureen: Fat Ladies Beach, out Miacomet way, has great waves, too. By Maureen Orth and Luke Russert. From left: Luke Russert, Maureen Orth, and Bob Wright on Nantucket. On late summer evenings, I find myself there, thinking about my lost friend. Agencies. firstname.lastname@example.org His family has a home there. Hellers Way near Cisco Beach is an undiscovered gem; I feel bad writing about it. Sankaty Head Lighthouse (At the north end of Baxter Rd., off Polpis Rd.). Grief turned into action, and by the winter of 2015, less than six months after his passing, the Corey C. Griffin Foundation was up and running. Written by: Luke Russert. Departures® is published by Meredith Corporation Travel & Leisure Group, a subsidiary of Meredith Corporation. Maureen Orth and Luke Russert share their favorite summer places on the laid-back island. A major hurdle that families have to navigate to receive treatment at the hospital is the high cost of housing during an extended stay. Luke: Cherished by locals because it’s affordable and open ten months a year, The Downyflake, where breakfast starts, for the most part, at 6 a.m., serves bacon, eggs and toast with just the right amount of grease, whether you’re fueling up to go fishing or recovering from the night before. From his untimely death on Nantucket on August 16, 2014, a foundation was born in his memory that has improved the lives of thousands of underprivileged and underserved children around Boston. Luke Russert began his career as a co-host of the sports talk program named 60/20 Sports on XM Satellite Radio at Boston College. At the Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy in Dorchester, a school that serves some of Boston’s neediest residents, the foundation has an endowed scholarship fund. Please review. Luke: Jimmy Buffett told me the Box was his favorite bar in America. Arrive early to beat the crowds and stay till last call at 1 a.m. Maureen: A girlfriend and I blew Luke’s best friend’s mind one Sunday when he came into the Box and discovered us having a beer at 3:30 p.m. A concerned call from Luke soon followed. Don’t worry, you will not receive more than a handful of emails annually from the Foundation. Maureen: You don’t have to wear a T-shirt, and yacht owners also occasionally darken its door. Head to Cisco Brewers. And, of co. urse, there’s amazing shopping in town, but I don’t have the space to get into it here! Our e-newsletter includes information on our strategic initiatives, events and most importantly, Corey’s Kids! To date, over forty students grades pre-kindergarten to eighth grade have gone to the highly regarded school in Corey’s name. Written By: Luke Russert [Maureen: You might have to stay up all night to get lucky.] Call ahead, and try to go on a live-music night; if you can’t score a table, eat at the square-shaped bar—it’s probably even better. Head to Cisco Brewers. He was seen boarding the highly desired, sold out, direct flight to Washington with a female brunette gal pal, whom our spy says isn’t Luke’s typical date looks wise. Millie’s (326 Madaket Rd. It’s a must with kids. Luke: The preferred watering hole for those working the yachts and sailboats docked in Nantucket Harbor, Slip 14 is also a good place to grab a just-caught seafood dinner while wearing a T-shirt. ; 508-228-8435.). Jim Calhoun. Your email address will not be published. Corey Griffin was one of Not even a question.” Corey was that selfless, and those that loved him take comfort in knowing that from his death so many children have been given a better chance at life. Owners Rocky Fox, John Jordin and Packy Norton make sure you have an amazing time as soon as you come through the door and behold its large wraparound bar. It’s lovely to browse in the old genteel tradition. Maureen: Head to the town’s center and visit Mitchell’s Book Corner (54 Main St.) and Nantucket Bookworks (25 Broad St.). Privacy Statement. c l u b Hours. Silver Sponsors. View Terms of Service Nearly 100 percent of students beat the national averages on standardized tests. [Maureen: Pazzo really seems Moroccan because of the delicious chicken served in a tagine. [Maureen: You might have to stay up all night to get lucky.] Local island surfing legend Gaven Norton will have you standing on a longboard in no time. Russert is a summer resident of Nantucket, as is his mother, author Maureen Orth. Required fields are marked *. Nantucket MA 02554. and Sneak a dip in the pool before heading home. © 2017 - Maureen Orth. [Maureen: If you are over 27, I’d avoid it.] Luke: Fun fact: Sankaty is one of the oldest still-operating lighthouses in the States. Maureen: On the way to Millie’s, stop at an almost hidden pier on the left, about four tenths of a mile after the town dump (which we affectionately call “Madaket Mall”), where, if you tie a piece of string around a raw chicken leg and drop it in the water, giant snapping turtles will rise up to grab the bait! the special ones. Learn how your comment data is processed. Luke: The inn is a favorite with Hollywood stars, and its restaurant boasts a giant piano bar. I’ve seen Drew Barrymore at the yoga classes in its loft. From his untimely death on Nantucket on August 16, 2014, a foundation was born in his memory that has improved the lives of thousands of underprivileged and underserved children around Boston. Another charming farm is the Slosek family’s Moors End (40 Polpis Rd. Once the casket is closed, the remembrances spoken and the tears shed, what becomes of a lost young life? [Maureen: What a name-dropper! Sometimes you need four-wheel drive to access. What good can come from someone so beloved dying so young? She is constantly on the go—attending conferences, visiting her schools in Colombia, hunting for her next story for Vanity Fair. EU Data Subject Requests A former college hockey player, Corey put a premium on staying in shape and being active. My mother, Maureen Orth, was also inspired by Corey’s caring spirit and constructed a prayer garden in the backyard of our Nantucket home. Helping one charity that day, however, wasn’t enough for Corey. Its Summer House Beachside Bistro, directly across the road and down steep steps to the beach, is a great casual lunch spot—though not necessarily inexpensive. The foundation has earmarked $4 million to go toward “Corey’s House,” a multi-room extended-stay housing facility, now in the pre-construction phase, that will provide an affordable option for families to stay close to their children while they undergo treatment. As one of the co-founders of the Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral sensation that raised awareness around ALS, Corey had fundraising abilities that were already the stuff of legend. It’s not pretentious, and it has some of the best service on the island. Sankaty Head Lighthouse (At the north end of Baxter Rd., off Polpis Rd.). Fourteen miles long and three and a half miles wide, it is nearly 50 percent under conservation protection, giving way for plenty of space to bike, walk the moors and, of course, feel the sand in between your toes on beautiful, often uncrowded beaches. There are miles of pristine beach and good waves. Maureen: When you’ve had your fill of hairy legs in flip-flops, wander over to Bartlett’s Farm (33 Bartlett Farm Rd. Maureen: When you’ve had your fill of hairy legs in flip-flops, wander over to Bartlett’s Farm (33 Bartlett Farm Rd. In a city where the average hotel room can cost $200 a night, costs add up quickly. Written By: Luke Russert | Photography By: The Corey C. Griffin Charitable Foundation On the fifth anniversary of his tragic death on Nantucket, Corey Griffin’s legacy continues to enrich the lives of countless children. Giving kids a chance, teaching kids to give— that is the motto of the foundation and it exemplifies Corey.
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