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 …

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, 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 …

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 …