by Robert P. Barsanti We arrived before the storm. It had spun up off the east coast of Florida, knocked some sea walls down, then aimed to the west of us. The ferry alarmed the ducks and the seagulls as it crossed the Sound, slipping under the deep purple clouds, […]
Author: Taryn McBryde
“He Knew How to Keep Christmas Well”
A talented cast of 24 local and professional performers will put heart and happiness into your holidays with the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket’s production of Scrooge, the Magical Holiday Musical. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, Scrooge tells the tale of old miser Ebeneezer on the night he’s visited […]
Rare Chance to Buy Art from a Nantucket Collection
Thanksgiving Weekend, Egan Maritime Institute will offer a opportunity to acquire a treasure from their collections when they host their second annual Art Sale. Lovers of Nantucket art and history may purchase works by Rodney J. K. Charman, Otto Anton Fischer, John Stobart, and Virginia Greenleaf. All items offered are […]
Chaos & Crime at Christmas Stroll
When describing Nantucket’s annual Christmas Stroll celebration, most people think of Main Street lined with Christmas trees, Santa Claus arriving by Coast Guard cutter, people in matching costumes wearing elaborate holiday headgear, and the iconic Christmas tree in Killen’s dory bobbing peacefully in Nantucket Harbor.
Winter Treasure Hunt
We’ve had a marvelous fall with warmer weather than ever before. This has led to many more outdoor adventures, longer hikes, and even some late fall ocean swims.
However, as we settle in towards real winter on Nantucket, the winds will whip up and the bitter cold will eventually set in. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. You might just need an excuse to get outside. In the dead of winter, as the sun sets earlier, I know that I sometimes need an excuse to walk a little further or to explore a new spot. One answer to this problem for me, especially when my son was young, was to go on a treasure hunt. Welcome to the wonderful world of geocaching!
Staff Picks for Holiday Gifts
To help with your holiday shopping (don’t we all have a few on our list who are difficult to shop for?), our staff has some suggestions from our advertisers. Here’s what we would choose from each business, though they all have much more in their stores and on their websites. […]
Go Where the Locals Love To Go
Downtown Nantucket, there’s an upscale restaurant on every block, most open only for dinner. Fine dining is a fun treat, but there’s no better way to start your day than with a delicious, well-cooked meal and friendly, welcoming service to fill your belly and warm your soul.
The Winners Are…
For about 30 years we have been inviting island residents and visitors to enter our annual Nantucket Photo Contest. Our readers enthusiastically participate, mailing—and now emailing—to us their favorite views of Nantucket Island at all times of the year. More than 650 photos were entered in our 2022 contest, all […]