• What’s New On Nantucket

    Don’t despair! Your favorite island shop for home decor, gifts, jewelry, candles, soaps, apparel, and so much more is still on Nantucket, just in a new location. You loved it when it was on Easy Street—now in the heart of town at 18 Federal Street, ACK 4170TM is filled with high-quality items to enhance your Nantucket lifestyle.

  • Weaving Nantucket’s Past into the Future

    Some are plain, beautiful in their simplicity and deeply colored by age. Others are elaborately constructed and adorned with carvings of ivory and ebony, scrimshaw, gold, and gems. They are round, oval, square, and even heart-shaped. Many are made to be totes and purses, with others designed as wine coasters, bread baskets, vases, mirror frames, ornaments, and even cradles.

    Weaving Past into the Future
  • Stop the Spread… Invasive Scotch Broom

    It’s that time of year again when a swath of bright yellow blooms can be seen across the island on bike paths, road edges, and conservation land trails. The non-native invasive Scotch Broom is loved by many, but is a nuisance to others. We are now finding it is becoming more invasive over time, particularly with climate change.

  • “Disney World” After the Pandemic

    My mother wanted to go to Disney World.
    For most of my young life, she had expressed this wish, although in her own Irish tongue and manner. My father was a skier and felt that any trip in February had best be about snow and chairlifts, not sand and roller coasters. As a result, our vacations tended to involve heading north instead of heading south. Even after her sister took my cousins to Disney World three times—a normal, middle class rite of passage—my father would not relent.

  • Book Fest Authors Celebrate Juneteenth

    The Nantucket Book Foundation, on the weekend it would traditionally hold its festival, will present a live virtual event celebrating Juneteenth and speaking to issues of race in America. On Thursday, June 17 at 7 pm, this live virtual event will feature a panel of four authors who are educators, …

    Nantucket Book Festival Juneteenth

What’s New On Nantucket

Don’t despair! Your favorite island shop for home decor, gifts, jewelry, candles, soaps, apparel, and so much more is still on Nantucket, just in a new location. You loved it when it was on Easy Street—now in the heart of town at 18 Federal Street, ACK 4170TM is filled with high-quality items to enhance your Nantucket lifestyle.

Weaving Past into the Future

Weaving Nantucket’s Past into the Future

Some are plain, beautiful in their simplicity and deeply colored by age. Others are elaborately constructed and adorned with carvings of ivory and ebony, scrimshaw, gold, and gems. They are round, oval, square, and even heart-shaped. Many are made to be totes and purses, with others designed as wine coasters, bread baskets, vases, mirror frames, ornaments, and even cradles.

Maria Mitchell Association

Explore Sky, Land, & Sea

Starting Monday, June 7, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) will be offering another summer of education, research, and exploration of the …

Stop the Spread… Invasive Scotch Broom

It’s that time of year again when a swath of bright yellow blooms can be seen across the island on bike paths, road edges, and conservation land trails. The non-native invasive Scotch Broom is loved by many, but is a nuisance to others. We are now finding it is becoming more invasive over time, particularly with climate change.

“Disney World” After the Pandemic

My mother wanted to go to Disney World.
For most of my young life, she had expressed this wish, although in her own Irish tongue and manner. My father was a skier and felt that any trip in February had best be about snow and chairlifts, not sand and roller coasters. As a result, our vacations tended to involve heading north instead of heading south. Even after her sister took my cousins to Disney World three times—a normal, middle class rite of passage—my father would not relent.

Limerick Challenge

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