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Nantucket Elder Expo

Explore Creative Aging at Elder Expo

from 10 am to 1 pm in Nantucket High School, 10 Surfside Road. The event is free. Dozens of participating vendors will provide creative ideas for aging, with solutions in housing, safety, health and fitness, finances, continuing education, volunteer opportunities, arts and entertainment, and caregiving. Some will offer demonstrations and …

Loines Observatory | Nantucket, MA

Nighttime Wonders

The Maria Mitchell Association (MMA), Nantucket’s Science Center, has announced Open Nights at the Loines Observatory for the upcoming fall season. There will be two open nights each month starting Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Open Nights in October will be Monday, October …

Constellations, White Heron Theatre Company | Nantucket, MA

Constellations

by Rebecca Nimerfroh Talk to any arm-chair theorist and they’ll tell you that anything can happen, anywhere, and it does. What does that mean, really? Well, for short, it means that when you were five and narrowly avoided being hit by that neighbor’s car, in another version of reality you …

Yesterday's Island 2016 Photo Contest Winners

Share Your Photos, Win a Prize

We’ve had so many requests to extend the deadline for our annual photo contest that we’ve decided to make it official. Sunday, September 17 is now the deadline to enter the 2017 Nantucket Photo Contest. For more than two decades, this popular contest has been a terrific way for you …

First Congregational Church | Nantucket, MA

Tickets on Sale for Church Benefit

On September 16, a church institution reaching back centuries will join a musical tradition decades in the making when the First Congregational Church welcomes the Chane Gang, led by Bishop John Bryson Chane, to Nantucket to perform classic rock and Chicago blues for its “Rock the Restoration” celebration. Tickets to …

LPGA Legends on Nantucket Island

LPGA Legends Tour Benefit this Weekend

The Legends of the LPGA are coming to Nantucket Island for the inaugural Nantucket Golf Weekend September 9 to 11 to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Nearly 200 golfers will gather on the island for a long weekend of golf and social events highlighted by the presence of some of the …

White Heron Theatre Company | Nantucket, MA

Two More Chances to See Romeo & Juliet

by Rebecca Nimerfroh More than 400 years since it was first performed, William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet remains one of the most popular love stories in Western history, having taken on many forms including opera, ballet, and more recently, a major motion picture starring heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio. Lines like Juliet’s …

David Hostetler | Nantucket

A Night of Art

David Hostetler—painter, printmaker, wood carver, sculptor, musician— was very much a part of the Nantucket art scene and community for nearly half a century. His work is in museums, galleries, and private collections around the world. He was known for capturing the feminine form and spirit in his art, for …

Swim Across America Nantucket

Take the Plunge to Help Patients

Nantucket’s annual Swim Across America event returns for the sixth year to Jetties Beach this Saturday morning, August 26. More than three hundred swimmers will swim varying distances from one-quarter mile to one mile to raise funds to support Nantucket cancer care. The summer capstone event celebrates the island’s pristine …