Ship in a bottle

Ship in a Bottle, Magic or Witchcraft?

Commonly asked questions and misunderstandings about antiques… and the odd or end fascinating bit! We have been making models of ships for thousands of years…wonderful examples have survived from ancient Egypt. Miniature models of a ship in a bottle have fascinated us since the 18th, perhaps even 17th Centuries. What …

New Year's Resolution - drink more wine!

American Wines

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits Not only does Labor Day mark the unofficial closing of the summer season, more importantly it is a celebration to honor the working people and the contributions that they have made to our country over …

Bartlett's Farm | Nantucket, MA

Eco-Responsible at Bartlett’s Farm

by Sanibel Chai John Bartlett thinks of organic growing less in terms of marketing and more in terms of common sense. His attitude toward solar power is similar. Given that Bartlett’s Farm strives to provide high quality produce and limit their carbon footprint, both choices were no-brainers. Bartlett’s Farm is …

Nantucket Community Sailing

The Great Luxury of Life

by Robert P. Barsanti It took all summer, but I finally put the kayak in the water. It took one little white lie, one big bald faced lie, and a lucky parking place in Monomoy, but I was able to settle into the craft, deal with pegs that weren’t quite …

Nantucket Wildflowers

Autumn Bounty to Explore

by Sarah Treanor Bois, Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation With Labor Day comes the end of summer, cooler temperatures, and back to school for many. Getting out into the forest and field this time of year brings a botanical bounty as a stunning display of …

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 …

Whale Oil | Nantucket, MA

Burn Clear & Bright – Whale Oil

Commonly asked questions and misunderstandings about antiques… and the odd or end fascinating bit! In the dark ages, homes were lit by horribly smoky and evil smelling fat lamps and grease candles. The superior and extremely expensive beeswax candle was reserved for churches and nobility. The success of the whale …