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Festival of Trees | Nantucket Whaling Museum

A Trio of Festive Holiday Displays

Starting Wednesday, November 21 and continuing through the end of the year, the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is add color, light, and fun to this festive holiday season. The Festival of Wreaths, now in its 20th year, opens the day before Thanksgiving and features a variety of wreaths, from traditionally …

First Place, YI Photo Contest | Nantucket, MA

And the Winners Are…

When we started our annual Nantucket Photo Contest more than 25 years ago, all the entries arrived via the US Postal Service except for two or three dozen hand-delivered by excited participants. This year, after two decades of widespread Internet access, only one participant mailed in prints to be entered …

NantucketGrown | Nantucket, MA

Nantucket Grown

Four days of food, fun, and education, the NantucketGrown™ Food Festival celebrates what is fresh, local, and sustainable from Nantucket growers, farmers, fishermen, and food producers. This year the festival runs from October 11 to 14, with nine special events. Tickets to all events can be purchased at SustainableNantucket.org At …

Citizen Science Weekend | Nantucket, MA

Who’s Your Scientist?

by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Have you ever wondered where Nantucket bats spend their time? Do you have questions about prescribed fire use on the island? How about those invasive green crabs? The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) is at …

Peoples Choice | Nantucket, MA

Help Choose the Winner

Festive pumpkins, crimson moors, colorful bittersweet, crisp evenings scented with smoke wafting from chimneys; oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, wood carvings, photographs, and sparkling jewels…… Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is delighted to announce the opening of the 2018 People’s Choice Exhibition, with a festive autumnal reception on Friday September 28, …

Fisherman | Nantucket, MA

Inshore Classic Fishing Tournament Starts Sunday

Celebrating its 13th anniversary, the 2018 Nantucket Inshore Classic Fishing Tournament starts this year on Sunday, September 9 and runs through Saturday, October 13. The big news this year is that standings for the Fly Fishing Division and the Junior Division will be determined by length using an approved measuring …

Release Day | Nantucket, MA

This Saturday Is Release Day

This Saturday, September 1, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) will hold its annual animal “Release Day” from 10 am to 1 pm at the MMA Aquarium located at 28 Washington Street. Admission is free and the public is invited to this event. This free event attracts hundreds of children …

Dr. Tim Lepore | Nantucket, MA

Dr. Tim Lepore to Talk Ticks

The Centers for Disease control and Prevention estimates that there are more than 300,000 new cases of tick-borne diseases in the U.S. every year. The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) will host a lecture given by Dr. Tim Lepore on September 5 from 7 to 8 pm at 33 Washington …