• Holiday Festivals

    Nantucket has become widely known for its festivals: we celebrate daffodils in April, wine and food in May, books and screenwriters in June, comedy, gardens, yoga, and dance in July. Autumn brings the Cranberry Festival and the Maritime Festival. Just when we think the season is over, the Nantucket Historical …

    Festival of Trees | Nantucket Whaling Museum
  • Benefit Art Show Has Become a Stroll Tradition

    This year on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 30, December 1 & 2, will mark the eighth year that Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON), The Quidley Gallery, island businesses, and island artists come together for a special Nantucket art show that benefits vital island causes, PASCON and The …

    Art Show for PASCON | Nantucket
  • Gifts that Give Back

    For more than a decade Nantucketers have started Thanksgiving Day early in the morning at Children’s Beach. Some come dressed for the weather, some in costume, but most are dressed for swimming in the Atlantic in November. The annual Cold Turkey Plunge is fun for spectators and participants, and it …

    Adopt an Animal | Maria Mitchell Association of Nantucket
  • Measuring Days by Cup & Teaspoon

    ~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ Somehow, the years have given me a set of cookbooks. They could have given me trust funds, summer houses, or a graceful sense of rhythm for the mambo, but the old calendars gave those to someone else and left me their cookbooks. My mother …

    Nantucket Essay
  • Holiday Traditions

    by Maryjane Mojer, Bartlett’s Farm Until I was fifty-four, I spent every Christmas on Nantucket. I’m not complaining even a little bit! First, at our family home on Pleasant Street, then in various rentals, in-laws, our own homes. We celebrated on-island, in large part, because of family. Though it may …

    Pumpkin Roulade | Bartlett's Farm | Nantucket, MA
Holiday Gift Giving | Nantucket, MA

Gifting Grower Champagnes

~ by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits ~ The holiday season is here (hooray!), and that means a plethora of social gatherings and gift giving. The challenge of this time of year is how to make holiday parties a little more …

Robert Frazier | Nantucket Artist

Holiday Small Works Exhibition

Continue your Thanksgiving festivities with a visit to the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery at 19 Washington Street on Friday, November 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for a fun opening reception for the Artists Association annual Holiday Small Works Exhibition. Showcasing gifts of oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, photographs, …

Christmas Stockings | Nantucket, MA

Hung by the Chimney with Care

Commonly asked questions and misunderstandings about antiques… and the odd or end fascinating bit! There is no written history of the origins …

Scallop Shell Wreath | Nantucket, MA

Scallop Shell Craft Ideas

~by Cara Godlesky~ Even before you set up your Christmas tree or decorate your home for the holidays, getting the family together …

Festival of Trees | Nantucket Whaling Museum

Holiday Festivals

Nantucket has become widely known for its festivals: we celebrate daffodils in April, wine and food in May, books and screenwriters in …

Adopt an Animal | Maria Mitchell Association of Nantucket

Gifts that Give Back

For more than a decade Nantucketers have started Thanksgiving Day early in the morning at Children’s Beach. Some come dressed for the …

Pumpkin Roulade | Bartlett's Farm | Nantucket, MA

Holiday Traditions

by Maryjane Mojer, Bartlett’s Farm Until I was fifty-four, I spent every Christmas on Nantucket. I’m not complaining even a little bit! …

Limerick Challenge

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