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, …

Spotted Knapweed on Nantucket

Fighting a Beautiful Devil

by Sarah Treanor Bois, Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Along some sandy roadsides and ruderal areas right now, you can see a tall, herbaceous plant with many small purple flower heads in bloom. Reminding many people of thistles, these beauties don’t boast any thorns, …

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 …

Meteors This Week, Eclipse Next

by Sanibel Chai Though the Great American Eclipse will be visible at midday in Nantucket on August 21, the island is not in the path of totality. This means we will only observe a partial solar eclipse. If you are looking for a nighttime astronomical spectacle, the peak of the …

Jessica Hicks Handcrafted Jewelry | Nantucket, MA

Jessica Hicks – Eye on Style

by Cara Godlesky For those who want something one-of-a-kind, Jessica Hicks Jewelry is the place to shop. Since 2007, Jessica Hicks is a jewelry store with a style that offers more than the preppy and nautical themes often found on Nantucket. Instead, the store proudly showcases jewelry with a unique …