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Limerick Challenge

This series of limericks first appeared in a June 14, 1924 edition of a Nantucket newspaper. It all began when the Princeton Tiger revived the then well-known limerick printed first below and the Chicago Tribune answered with the second limerick. The New York Exchange went one step further with the …

Easy Street Cantina | Nantucket, MA

It’s So Easy!

by Carl Oscar Olson When hunger starts calling, it can be a difficult thing to ignore. And sometimes, it can be even more of a challenge to satisfy it. There is one place on Nantucket where no matter what your craving demands, at almost any time of day or night, …

Summer Science Speaker Series | Nantucket, MA

A Fondness for Regeneration

Every Wednesday this summer, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) has hosted a new speaker as part of their Summer Science Speaker Series. Astronomers, authors, environmentalists, biologists, professors, and doctors have addressed audiences on a wide variety of subjects. This Wednesday, August 29, Dr. B. Duygu Özpolat is the featured …

boys on beach | Nantucket, MA

Cheerios and Popsicles

by Robert P. Barsanti Recently, we entertained a very old confirmed bachelor, my Uncle Oswald. He babysat the kids, played in the surf, and read them stories at night. Oswald gave them airplane rides in the backyard and shoulder rides in the waves. In short, he was a wonderful houseguest …

Shakshuka | Nantucket, MA

Most Joyful Day

by Maryjane Mojer Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm The day before my day off is my favorite day of the week. I enjoy the potential as much as the day itself. On that most joyful day of the week, I clean my house as soon as I get home from work; …

Stilt House | Nantucket, MA

Spring Sweeps In

by Robert P. Barsanti My neighbors are selling their summer place for seven million dollars. The websites tell me that the mortgage on that will break down to a neat 29,000 dollars a month. The house has been improved over the last two years, down to the foundation. It now …