• A Bear, a Boat, a Reunion, Oh MY!

    by Tim EhrenbergMarketing Director for Nantucket Book Partners,Nantucket Book Festival, and creator of Tim Talks Books What do a bear, sailing, and a family reunion all have in common? This may sound like the beginning of a bad joke between co-workers, but they are actually all subjects of new Nantucket …

    Nancy Thayer
  • Spring Art Exhibits

    Over the past 13 months, the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) has mastered a hybrid mix of in-person and virtual ways to share members’ artwork. With some occupancy limits still in place in Massachusetts, art shows and gallery openings during spring of 2021 will feature a mix of in-person and …

  • Built of Ghosts

    Snow shovels didn’t get much use this year. They sat at the ready in the front of the shed, poised for action in the snowy New England weather. The ghosts of my childhood clustered around them, holding hands and looking to the sky. Back in the golden age of youth, I shoveled driveways for a few of the neighbors in my childhood home north of Boston. Patterns are useful, I would begin up at the door to the garage, and then heave the snow into a pile, square by square until I came to the snow plows berm. Mr. and Mrs. Boysen would watch from a big picture window while my youth burned their driveway clear, and then they gave me a glass of orange juice and a windmill cookie. And cash. Behind the idle shovels, their ghosts stood with my father and looked at the sky. They may still be there now, but the shovels have retreated to the back of the shed, amid the volleyball nets and historical artifacts from the old Henry’s. The golf clubs have replaced them, with a similar pair of eyes focused on the sky.

    Built of Ghosts
  • New Map To Help You Explore the Island

    After a winter that seemed excessively long (in fact, it seems to have lasted a year) many of us are ready to get out into spring 2021. We have explored every inch we could of our island over the 12 months, and we may be ready for some new adventures.

    New Map to Explore the Island
  • Capturing a Creative Spirit

    For more than four decades, designer Don Freedman has brought his passion for creativity and beautiful things to Nantucket Island. Now located in the heart of town at 14 Centre Street, Freedman’s of Nantucket is filled with distinctive home decor, gifts, and furnishings for your home or summer cottage. Freedman’s …

    Capturing a Creative Spirit
Nancy Thayer

A Bear, a Boat, a Reunion, Oh MY!

by Tim EhrenbergMarketing Director for Nantucket Book Partners,Nantucket Book Festival, and creator of Tim Talks Books What do a bear, sailing, and a family reunion all have in common? This may sound like the beginning of a bad joke between co-workers, but they are actually all subjects of new Nantucket …

Spring Art Exhibits

Over the past 13 months, the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) has mastered a hybrid mix of in-person and virtual ways to share members’ artwork. With some occupancy limits still in place in Massachusetts, art shows and gallery openings during spring of 2021 will feature a mix of in-person and …

Built of Ghosts

Built of Ghosts

Snow shovels didn’t get much use this year. They sat at the ready in the front of the shed, poised for action in the snowy New England weather. The ghosts of my childhood clustered around them, holding hands and looking to the sky. Back in the golden age of youth, I shoveled driveways for a few of the neighbors in my childhood home north of Boston. Patterns are useful, I would begin up at the door to the garage, and then heave the snow into a pile, square by square until I came to the snow plows berm. Mr. and Mrs. Boysen would watch from a big picture window while my youth burned their driveway clear, and then they gave me a glass of orange juice and a windmill cookie. And cash. Behind the idle shovels, their ghosts stood with my father and looked at the sky. They may still be there now, but the shovels have retreated to the back of the shed, amid the volleyball nets and historical artifacts from the old Henry’s. The golf clubs have replaced them, with a similar pair of eyes focused on the sky.

New Map to Explore the Island

New Map To Help You Explore the Island

After a winter that seemed excessively long (in fact, it seems to have lasted a year) many of us are ready to get out into spring 2021. We have explored every inch we could of our island over the 12 months, and we may be ready for some new adventures.

Capturing a Creative Spirit

Capturing a Creative Spirit

For more than four decades, designer Don Freedman has brought his passion for creativity and beautiful things to Nantucket Island. Now located …

Limerick Challenge

This series of limericks first appeared in a June 14, 1924 edition of a Nantucket newspaper. It all began when the Princeton …