• Privilege Wears Waders

    ~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ The tide was draining out of Madaket Harbor in the early afternoon under the incandescent winter sun. Safe in waders, six of us stood in the cold water that lapped around our waists. Aware of the present danger and recent past, we watched each …

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  • Wendy Hudson – What’s Next?

    ~ by Rebecca Nimerfroh ~ As a young girl, Wendy Hudson would spend summers aboard her grandparents’ sailboat, cruising the emerald blue waters of Cape Cod. Sometimes they would make the trip to Martha’s Vineyard, and rarely, because it was farther, Nantucket, which, depending on the wind direction, could be …

    Wendy Hudson at Mitchell's Book Corner | Nantucket, MA
  • The Holiday Season at AAN

    Mulled cider, softly falling snow, cozy fires; winterberries, pinecones, sleigh bells, quiet streets; festive art and unique gifts–all begin to herald in the island holidays… In the spirit of the season, Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is hosting the opening of their annual Holiday Small Works exhibition with a festive …

    Artists Association of Nantucket
  • Honoring the Golden Age of Nantucket

    Nantucket Preservation Trust (NPT) is offering early registration for the island’s first Preservation Symposium Nantucket’s Golden Age: Architecture, Interiors and Historic Landscapes to be held June 6-8, 2017. The three-day symposium will take place at various island venues and feature nationally recognized architectural critic and educator, Paul Goldberger, as the …

    Nantucket Preservation Trust
  • Smorgasbord of German Santas

    Commonly asked questions and misunderstandings about antiques… and the odd or end fascinating bit! Christmas is the most nostalgic time of year, so it is no wonder that antique Christmas decorations are very popular. Collectors especially prize an old German heirloom, which makes perfect sense since the holiday itself, and …

    Antique German Santas
  • Thinking Outside the Bottle for Holiday Gifts

    by Jenny Benzie Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits The person who walks into the holiday party with a gift of a large size format of wine definitely gets the host’s attention (and that of all the other guests).  But what if you want …

    Portrait of happy couple with Christmas presents
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Privilege Wears Waders

~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ The tide was draining out of Madaket Harbor in the early afternoon under the incandescent winter sun. Safe in waders, six of us stood in the cold water that lapped around our waists. Aware of the present danger and recent past, we watched each …

Artists Association of Nantucket

The Holiday Season at AAN

Mulled cider, softly falling snow, cozy fires; winterberries, pinecones, sleigh bells, quiet streets; festive art and unique gifts–all begin to herald in the island holidays… In the spirit of the season, Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is hosting the opening of their annual Holiday Small Works exhibition with a festive …

Nantucket Preservation Trust

Honoring the Golden Age of Nantucket

Nantucket Preservation Trust (NPT) is offering early registration for the island’s first Preservation Symposium Nantucket’s Golden Age: Architecture, Interiors and Historic Landscapes …

Antique German Santas

Smorgasbord of German Santas

Commonly asked questions and misunderstandings about antiques… and the odd or end fascinating bit! Christmas is the most nostalgic time of year, …

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 …