• Celebrate the Arts at Nantucket Arts Festival

    Music, film, visual arts, crafts, design, and theatre all take center stage from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 9 during the annual Nantucket Arts Festival, produced by the Nantucket Arts Council. This year’s festival theme, “Expect the Unexpected,” is meant to be interpreted literally, figuratively, or playfully by artists …

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  • Maritime Festival Is Free & Full of Fun

    On Saturday, October 1, Egan Maritime Institute will host their annual Maritime Festival. All sorts of maritime-related activities will take place from 10 am to 4 pm at Children’s Beach and nearby Brant Point. Watch quarterboards being carved, scrimshanders demonstrating their art, get your face painted, enjoy local music, and …

    Nantucket Maritime Festival | Nantucket, MA
  • Madaket Millie & the West End Command

    Mildred Carpenter Jewett, born on September 24 1907, spent her life in service to both people and animals in distress. She lived in Madaket from the age of 4, only left the island 10 times in her lifetime, and eventually earned the nickname “Madaket Millie.” There she fished, opened scallops, …

    Madaket Millie | Nantucket, MA
  • The Hope Chest

    ~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ Nantucket scars us. We are stewards to an island in the sea of time. The cobblestones remain as they always have, as do the moors and the gray buildings. The years seem to slide by us. History happens on the other side ot the …

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  • A.K. Diamond’s – The Rebirth of an Island Favorite

    Jeanne and Richard Diamond have been part of Nantucket’s vibrant restaurant scene for decades, first working at and then operating and owning some of the island’s favorite eateries: The Mad Hatter, Arno’s, and finally purchasing the property they transformed into A.K. Diamond’s. They completely refreshed their neighborhood watering hole just …

    A.K. Diamond's Restaurant | Nantucket, MA
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Autumn Cocktail Twists

~ by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits ~ As we transition from summer into autumn here on Nantucket Island, it is important to take advantage of what Mother Nature still has to offer. Temperatures begin to decrease a few degrees at night, the …

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A Tribute to “Mac”

The Nantucket Historical Association and The House that Mac Built will present four staged readings during the Nantucket Arts Festival to honor the life of Joseph ‘Mac’ Dixon, the co-founder and forty-year Artistic Director of The Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. This tribute will include many of Mac’s former students and …

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The Hope Chest

~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ Nantucket scars us. We are stewards to an island in the sea of time. The cobblestones …

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Limerick Challenge

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