• Naming Contest Results Are In!

    Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) has announced the winning names of their annual critter-naming contest. This year, participants went to bat to name a rare calico lobster and an African tortoise. From 149 choices, MMA’s staff selected the name Mze (pronounced M-zay) for their Bell’s hingeback tortoise. “Mze is a Swahili …

    Name that Tortoise | Maria Mitchell Association | Nantucket | MA
  • A Musical for Grown-Ups, The Last Five Years

    • by Sarah Teach • Marriages end for many reasons. Loss of connection, lack of mutual respect and support, extramarital affairs. Sometimes it is a mixture of all of those, as is seen in the saga of Cathy Hiatt and Jamie Wellerstein. Currently being shown by Theatre Workshop of Nantucket …

    The Last Five Years | Theatre Workshop of Nantucket |Nantucket | MA
  • A Little Night Music – Natural Night Sounds

    • by Dr. Sarah Oktay, Director, University of Massachusetts Nantucket Field Station • As August winds down and the feeling that summer is slipping away creeps up on us, I try to enjoy as many quintessential elements of Nantucket as I can. Last night, while walking our dog at the …

    Spring Peepers on Nantucket
  • NIXS Brew Pub, A New & Tasty Take on Pub Fare

    With a new chef at the helm turning out terrific gourmet pub fare, a variety of award-winning independent small batch brews, and energetic management bringing in live music every night, NIXS Brew Pub is fast becoming a downtown favorite. Since The Atlantic Café closed, a number of ventures have come …

    NIXS Brew Pub | Nantucket | MA
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Skirtin' Around | Nantucket | MA

Skirtin’ Around – Eye on Style

Whenever I am walking or driving past the boutique, Skirtin Around’s window display catches my eye. I am known to have a slight obsession with unique fabrics and bold patterns, so their shop really stands out to me. Much like a piece of artwork, their clothes have a distinct styling …

"Perseid meteor and Milky Way in 2009" by Brocken Inaglory - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Perseid_meteor_and_Milky_Way_in_2009.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Perseid_meteor_and_Milky_Way_in_2009.jpg

Stars of August

• by Robert P. Barsanti • I missed the meteors this week. In other years, we have driven out to dark beaches …

Xanda McCagg | Opening reception | Nantucket | MA

Abstract Art of Xanda McCagg

This Friday, August 22, from 6 to 8 pm, Hostetler Gallery at 42 Centre Street will host the opening of an exhibition …

Name that Tortoise | Maria Mitchell Association | Nantucket | MA

Naming Contest Results Are In!

Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) has announced the winning names of their annual critter-naming contest. This year, participants went to bat to name …

limerick

Limerick Challenge

This series of limericks first appeared in a June 14, 1924 edition of a Nantucket newspaper. It all began when the Princeton …