beach leaves | Nantucket, MA

Waves of the Future

by Robert P. Barsanti When you mow a lawn in September, you mow for yourself and the hawks. Perhaps not for the voles and the mice. The grass that once hid them has been mulched and they have to take their fuzzy chances in the open. Around us, the neighbors …

NRTA Wave | Nantucket, MA

Celebrating Service Year-Round

by Carl Oscar Olson In spite of it’s relatively small size, Nantucket can still be a challenge to traverse. Fortunately, for residents and visitors of our small island, Nantucket Regional Transit Authority is here to help us all on our way. NRTA got their start back in 1993, and two …

Tomatoes | Nantucket, MA

A Taste of Summer Sunshine

by Maryjane Mojer Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm “There are only two things that money can’t buy, and that’s true love and homegrown tomatoes.” — Guy Clark While the rest of New England is heading for orchards and loading up bags and baskets with apples and maple syrup, year-round and fall …

Peoples Choice | Nantucket, MA

Help Choose the Winner

Festive pumpkins, crimson moors, colorful bittersweet, crisp evenings scented with smoke wafting from chimneys; oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, wood carvings, photographs, and sparkling jewels…… Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is delighted to announce the opening of the 2018 People’s Choice Exhibition, with a festive autumnal reception on Friday September 28, …

Michael Torrisi Harbor Stormy Sunset | Nantucket, MA

Indian Summer Expeditions

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay Nantucket is breathing a huge sigh of relief these days. As the fast and furious summer chapter on island is closing, the door to autumn begins to open. The sun sets a little earlier, although no less spectacularly, and the temperature begins to …

Fisherman | Nantucket, MA

Inshore Classic Fishing Tournament Starts Sunday

Celebrating its 13th anniversary, the 2018 Nantucket Inshore Classic Fishing Tournament starts this year on Sunday, September 9 and runs through Saturday, October 13. The big news this year is that standings for the Fly Fishing Division and the Junior Division will be determined by length using an approved measuring …

Endeavor | Nantucket, MA

Bucket List

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay The most wonderful time of the year on Nantucket has arrived, and that means there is a lot to accomplish in the next few weeks. Restaurant week will soon be approaching to leisurely enjoy a repast at your favorite local dining establishment without …

rosehips | Nantucket, MA

Where the Wild Things Are

by Carl Oscar Olson Before European settlers arrived on Nantucket, the island was inhabited by the indigenous Wampanoag people. They numbered in the thousands and thrived not only due to their cultivation of corn and beans, but because of the richness of the environment around them. With the convenience of …

grilled fish | Nantucket, MA

Feeling Lucky

by Maryjane Mojer Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” And I’m feeling pretty lucky these days. I come from a family of workers. My Dad, a mechanic, felt his value was directly linked to what he could accomplish in a day. Retirement was not …

Yachts | Nantucket, MA

The Responsibility of Privilege

by Robert P. Barsanti It has gotten later in September. Downtown, the stores are closing earlier in the evening. Fewer clerks and salespeople wander the racks, and the man behind the register is a good bit older. He may be doing the crossword when you walk in, and he may …