• Swim to Defeat a Common Enemy

    ~ by Carl Oscar Olson ~ This Saturday, August 27, Swim Across America comes back to Nantucket for the fifth straight year. Starting at 8 am on Jetties Beach, more than three hundred swimmers and volunteers will splash into the Nantucket Sound to raise money to fight a disease affecting …

    Swim Across America | Nantucket
  • A Look Back … Folger Brothers: Not Just Coffee

    ~ by Amy Jenness ~ In 1849 three Folger brothers left Nantucket for the gold fields of northern California. By April of 1850 Edward Folger, age 20, Henry Folger, age 16 and James Folger, age 14, had reached the west coast of Panama after a ship voyage, rafting trip and …

    Henry Clay Folger
  • Family Excursions – Sconset Bluff Walk

    ~ by Corinne Muffly, Educator ~ A series of articles dedicated to helping parents find places and activities on Nantucket to enjoy with their children. Downtown on Nantucket you may reflect on how quant and charming it is here. It truly is, but if you are looking for something more …

    Sconset Bluff | Nantucket
  • What Is This? A Sundial!

    ~ by Katherine Brooks, Maria Mitchell Association ~ Sundial or Sun d’Isle, as so cleverly named and crafted by Robert A. diCurcio (Bob), was designed as a piece of functional art and commissioned for the Maria Mitchell Association in 1989. The sundial is designed based on the latitude (41 degrees, …

    Sundial at Maria Mitchell Association | Nantucket
  • Keeping Time

    ~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ On Friday afternoon, just around quitting time, I stood in a line at Old South Liquors with a dozen cold beverages in my hands. It was a good time to quit; the air was warm, the fog distant, and the winds favorable. The men …

    Brant Point, Nantucket
Swim Across America | Nantucket

Swim to Defeat a Common Enemy

~ by Carl Oscar Olson ~ This Saturday, August 27, Swim Across America comes back to Nantucket for the fifth straight year. Starting at 8 am on Jetties Beach, more than three hundred swimmers and volunteers will splash into the Nantucket Sound to raise money to fight a disease affecting …

Pau Winter | Nantucket, MA

One Night Only

Legends Paul Winter and Roger Payne Perform “Whales Alive: The Music of Whales” Concert at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street on …

Sundial at Maria Mitchell Association | Nantucket

What Is This? A Sundial!

~ by Katherine Brooks, Maria Mitchell Association ~ Sundial or Sun d’Isle, as so cleverly named and crafted by Robert A. diCurcio …

Brant Point, Nantucket

Keeping Time

~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ On Friday afternoon, just around quitting time, I stood in a line at Old South Liquors …

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 …