• Nantucket Film Festival & Screenwriters Colony Announce New Writers Program

     The Screenwriters Colony and Nantucket Film Festival (NFF) are thrilled to announce the launch of a new writers program, the Screenwriters Colony: Episodic Comedy, running June 10-23, 2016. This inaugural collaboration will provide four emerging episodic comedy writers with an all-expense paid trip to Nantucket for an immersive residency and …

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  • Season of the Stick

    ~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ The wind builds. I stand at the door, over a mug of Pumpkin Spice coffee and the birches are clattering together, the clouds tumble overhead, and an uncomfortable and expensive whistle rises from the sliding doors on the porch. My Boon Companion stands on …

    Season of Sticks
  • Ferry Captains at Sea

    ~ by Richard Trust ~ An old saying that applies to many professions can be lightly tied to those who are captains of ferry boats sailing between Hyannis and Nantucket. “There’s an old-timer who once said, ‘The job is hours and hours of boredom intermingled with moments of sheer terror,’ …

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Vern Laux

Island Roost

E. Vernon Laux: Nantucket’s Bird Man •  by Sarah Teach  • Editors Note: We were saddened today to hear of the passing of Vern Laux this morning in Nantucket Cottage Hospital.  To honor his contributions to life on the island, we are reprinting an interview from 2012.  Fly high, Vern! …

First baby born on Nantucket in 2016

Nantucket New Year’s Baby

Nantucket Cottage Hospital welcomed the first island baby of 2016 early on the morning of January 2. Maria Raquel Pineda, a healthy …

Festival of Trees | Nantucket Whaling Museum

Night of Holiday Magic

For the sixth year in a row, A Night of Holiday Magic will capture the essence of the season for Nantucket families …

Old South Wharf | Nantucket Holiday Shopping

The Shops on Old South Wharf

An Old-Fashioned Holiday Our island’s Nantucket Noel celebration—Thanksgiving, Christmas Stroll Weekend, Home for the Holidays Weekend, and beyond—is all about enjoying our …

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Holiday Recipes

It’s never too early to start planning your holiday feasts, whether it be for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years, …

Season of Sticks

Season of the Stick

~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ The wind builds. I stand at the door, over a mug of Pumpkin Spice coffee and …