• Libby Gibson, Growing up on Nantucket

    ~ by Rebecca Nimerfroh ~ You may recognize Libby Gibson’s voice from the weekly updates she does on 97.7 ACK FM, reporting the latest happenings of the town in that oh-so-relatable, down-to-earth tone. Or perhaps you have spotted her walking her dog down one of Nantucket’s many gorgeous beaches, Libby’s …

    Libby Gibson | Nantucket Voices
  • Orion Departing

    ~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ I have walked passed the snow shovels for weeks. One of them dates back into the eighties, when you could sell shovels that had a teflon coating and would hold pounds of snow; a shovel for the young man who scorned the Nautilus machines …

    Orion Departing | Nantucket Essay
  • Daffodil Fest Picnic Food

    This year there are two picnics to choose from during Daffodil Festival Saturday, April 30. The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce (the brains and the brawn behind Nantucket Daffodil Festival Weekend), is hosting a Family Beach Picnic at Children’s Beach in addition to the famous ‘Sconset Tailgate Picnic. Both start …

    Nantucket Daffodil Festival Picnics
  • Remembering Arthur

    Charles Arthur Schaefer always knew he was born to be a gardener, even when the only space he had was in a pair of windows facing west in his old Greenwich Village apartment in New York. He filled them with a jungle of exotic plants that thrived to the point …

    Arthur's Park | Nantucket, MA
Acadians deported to Nantucket

French Neutrals on Nantucket

~ by Amy Jenness, author of On This Day In Nantucket History ~ Isolated out to sea and staunchly Quaker, and therefore pacifist, Nantucketers nonetheless got pulled into British conflict long before the American Revolution. Island whaleships had to contend with European privateers capturing their ships as early as 1744. …

Orion Departing | Nantucket Essay

Orion Departing

~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ I have walked passed the snow shovels for weeks. One of them dates back into the …

Nantucket Daffodil Festival Picnics

Daffodil Fest Picnic Food

This year there are two picnics to choose from during Daffodil Festival Saturday, April 30. The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce (the …

Arthur's Park | Nantucket, MA

Remembering Arthur

Charles Arthur Schaefer always knew he was born to be a gardener, even when the only space he had was in a …

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 …