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Race Week | Nantucket, MA

Sails Set for Race Week

by Cara Godlesky The horizons of Nantucket’s oceans are often decorated with the silhouettes of sailboats traversing through the waves. The boats sailing in and out of the harbor is a familiar sight during the summers on the island. Come mid August, there’s an increase of boats on the water …

Astronomical Show on Nantucket

by Sanibel Chai The total solar eclipse occuring this Monday, August 21 is particularly rare because it is the first time the path of totality exclusively crosses the continental United States from coast to coast in nearly a century—the last time was on June 8, 1918. It is also the …

Lynx

Sail with Pirates

Egan Maritime Institute (Egan Maritime) is delighted to announce a unique opportunity for fanciful family fun at Family Day aboard Tall Ship Lynx, A Pirates and Mermaids Extravaganza on Thursday, August 17. Participants meet at 8:15am at the Town Launch on Straight Wharf, behind Straight Wharf Restaurant, to ensure they …

Maria Mitchell Association | Nantucket, MA

A Whale of an Auction

Sunday, August 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) will hold a reception and auction highlighting the dangers of plastic flotsam in our oceans through sculptures made from plastic beach trash. The auction will be held at the MMA’s property located at 33 Washington Street, …

Artists Association of Nantucket Print Collaborative

Print Event Honors Donn Russell

This Saturday, August 12, the Artists Association of Nantucket will host the third annual Donn Russell Print Collaborative at their Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive, from 10 am to 1 pm. Free and open to the public, this event provides the opportunity to try a variety of printing techniques, …

Nantucket Beach

Visitors Remind Us

by Robert P. Barsanti On a night in August, a yacht named The Podium was tied up at the end of Straight Wharf, just beyond the swinging saloon door that protected “Yachtsmen and their guests” from the rest of us. The Podium is a 197 foot Lurssen super yacht tied …

Nantucket Pearl Company

Pearl Party Sip ‘n Shop

With Sip’n Shops all the rage, last week Judi Hill, Pam Freitus, and Karen Palmer again collaborated to hold their very personal sip’n shop event in Palmer’s lovely Dionis home. The Great Nantucket Pearl Party has become a much anticipated annual island event. Guests include summer residents, visitors, and year-rounders, …

Maureen Langan | Nantucket, MA

Maureen Langan: Daughter of a Garbageman

“Maureen is to comedy what James Brown was to soul.” —Jerry Stiller Daughter of a Garbageman is a tale of Maureen Langan’s 1970’s upbringing in New Jersey in which her Irish mother and Bronx-born father, a retired New York City sanitation worker, told her to work hard, get educated, and …