Nantucket Essay

Season of the Stick

by Robert P. Barsanti The ocean chewed the dark. Miles from the beach, the crunching and biting hung in the immediate present, distinct and clear. Overhead, the calendar roared and the power lines hummed. My boon companion and I were checking the fortifications as we do each night. We look …

Ladies Night, Bartlett's Farm | Nantucket, MA

Ladies Night for Liz on November 2

Nine years ago, Garden Center Manager Liz Morcone de Souza spearheaded a new event at Bartlett’s Farm: Ladies’ Night. Designed to be an opportunity for local women to gather, enjoy refreshments, and shop local for the holidays, it was also a fundraiser for a local charity. Her co-workers at the …

Dangerous Beauty

by Sarah Treanor Bois, Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Unlike the rest of New England, Nantucket is not particularly known for its fall colors. People travel to Nantucket in the fall not for leaf peeping, but for the warmer maritime climate, the fishing, and …

Nantucket Arts Festival

Wet Paint and Fresh Works

The week leading up to the long Columbus Day weekend, artists will paint around the island—affording the public the opportunity to watch them work at their easels—and during a festive evening on Sunday, October 8, those works will be auctioned off at the Nantucket Yacht Club, 1 South Beach Street. …

White Heron Theatre Company | Nantucket, MA

Next Step Fest for Theatre

On Saturday, October 7, the White Heron Theatre Company will present two staged readings that are the culmination of Next Step Fest, a development program for promising new plays for the American stage. Next Step Fest continues White Heron’s commitment to new work. Will Arbery play Evanston Salt Costs Climbing …

First Place, Tom Griswold, Oldest House in Spring

Photo Contest Winners

For more than 25 years, we’ve been holding our annual Nantucket Photo Contest and giving cash prizes to the first and second place winners. In reviewing the nearly 900 entries to this year’s contest, we were reminded of the many foggy and overcast days during summer 2017. We were also …

NantucketGrown Food Festival

Cultivating a Healthy Nantucket

The NantucketGrown Food Festival is a unique event that celebrates Nantucket’s growing local food system, educates the community about the benefits of land and sea sustainability, and supports and celebrates local growers, farmers, fishermen, and food producers. For four days from October 12 to 15, the festival offers more than …

Nantucket Land Council

Fun in Nature

Nantucket Land Council (NLC), an island organization dedicated to protecting Nantucket’s natural world and rural character, is hosting two opportunities in a week to be out in nature and enjoy our island’s beauty. Tagging Monarch Butterflies The afternoon of Wednesday, September 27, the Land Council is inviting the public to …