Author: Miki

Christmas Stockings | Nantucket, MA
Nantucket History & People

Hung by the Chimney with Care

Commonly asked questions and misunderstandings about antiques… and the odd or end fascinating bit! There is no written history of the origins of Christmas Stockings… but there are legends. Long ago in northern Europe children would place their boots near the chimney filled with carrots, straw, or sugar for Odin’s […]

Scallop Shell Wreath | Nantucket, MA
Insider Tips, Nantucket Style

Scallop Shell Craft Ideas

~by Cara Godlesky~ Even before you set up your Christmas tree or decorate your home for the holidays, getting the family together to make decorations can be fun for all ages. Family scallop season started October 1 with the commercial season ramping up from November 1. Whether you harvest and […]

Festival of Trees | Nantucket Whaling Museum
Nantucket Events

Holiday Festivals

Nantucket has become widely known for its festivals: we celebrate daffodils in April, wine and food in May, books and screenwriters in June, comedy, gardens, yoga, and dance in July. Autumn brings the Cranberry Festival and the Maritime Festival. Just when we think the season is over, the Nantucket Historical […]

Art Show for PASCON | Nantucket
Nantucket Events

Benefit Art Show Has Become a Stroll Tradition

This year on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 30, December 1 & 2, will mark the eighth year that Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON), The Quidley Gallery, island businesses, and island artists come together for a special Nantucket art show that benefits vital island causes, PASCON and The […]

Adopt an Animal | Maria Mitchell Association of Nantucket
Nantucket Events

Gifts that Give Back

For more than a decade Nantucketers have started Thanksgiving Day early in the morning at Children’s Beach. Some come dressed for the weather, some in costume, but most are dressed for swimming in the Atlantic in November. The annual Cold Turkey Plunge is fun for spectators and participants, and it […]

Nantucket Essay
Nantucket Essays

Measuring Days by Cup & Teaspoon

~ by Robert P. Barsanti ~ Somehow, the years have given me a set of cookbooks. They could have given me trust funds, summer houses, or a graceful sense of rhythm for the mambo, but the old calendars gave those to someone else and left me their cookbooks. My mother […]

Pumpkin Roulade | Bartlett's Farm | Nantucket, MA
Island Cooking

Holiday Traditions

by Maryjane Mojer, Bartlett’s Farm Until I was fifty-four, I spent every Christmas on Nantucket. I’m not complaining even a little bit! First, at our family home on Pleasant Street, then in various rentals, in-laws, our own homes. We celebrated on-island, in large part, because of family. Though it may […]

Nantucket Essay
Nantucket Essays

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 […]