Project grant opportunity for musicians

Folk musicians — how often have you wondered how to get a little help with producing a recording, marketing yourself, or repairing a musical instrument? Our friends at Club Passim have just announced project grants for musicians called the Iguana Fund. It looks like a nifty opportunity for artistic and or professional growth. Applications are accepted through mid-November. Check it out!

Handmade signs in Halifax

He served in Desert Storm. His dad played for the Red Sox. And he keeps bees — but we’re interested in him because he has mastered the art of hand made signmaking. A day’s work for Nicholas Lonborg entails carving letters in wood and applying gold leaf. He specializes in highly finished quarterboards, like the one he is working on here. Once associated with ships, quarterboards now mark personal property, especially on the seafaring island of Nantucket and other coastal communities.

Nicholas Lonborg outlining in black. Photo by Maggie Holtzberg