Author: Taryn McBryde

Sword Given to NHA
Nantucket History & People

Sword Given to NHA

The Nantucket Historical Association is pleased to announce it will receive the commissioning sword of islander and U.S. Navy Commander John Franklin Walling, who was lost at sea in 1945 while commanding the submarine USS Snook during World War II. The NHA is collecting the sword in honor of Walling’s […]

Opera House Cup
Nantucket Events

Favorite Spectacle Marks the End of Summer

This Sunday, August 21, the eagerly anticipated Rainbow Parade will sail around Brant Point, preceeding Nantucket’s 50th Annual Opera House Cup Regatta. It’s typical for twenty or more of these little boats to participate in the parade. Some years ago, the parade date fell on a stormy day, complete with […]

Tim Talk Books
Nantucket Events

A Talk with Tim Talks Books

I recently talked with Tim of Tim Talks Books about two more author talks that he is hosting this week. These authors have written “stories that are very powerful for very different reasons,” he explained. And he’s excited to share with audiences the conversations they’ll have in the Great Hall of the Atheneum.

Nantucket Essays

The Show Is Coming to a Close

The two girls sat at the bench, waiting for the NRTA. One held her chin on her fist, the other leaned back and took in the passing traffic. They had been tanned, bleached a bit, and had absorbed as much of the island as they could. They wore jeans, strappy little sandals, and carried three suitcases each. Their summer was ending.

Featured Articles

Nantucket Island’s Bountiful Biodiversity

Nantucket is known for many things, and, for many, the island’s natural beauty rises is top of the list. This year, the Nantucket Land Council and the Linda Loring Nature Foundation again teamed up for the July BioBlitz—a month long treasure hunt cataloging all living things on Nantucket.

Nantucket Arts

Free Farewell Concert Dedicated to PASCON

Nantucket Community Music Center student and NHS graduate Maudjeani Pelissier will present a farewell concert comprised of original compositions he is currently recording for a new album. The free concert will take place in the Studio Theater of the Nantucket Dreamland, South Water Street on Thursday, August 18 at 8pm. […]

Nantucket Arts, Nantucket Events

Art Exhibit Opens Friday

Anne Marie Bratton is a photo-real artist, who works in oil, graphite, and watercolors. A summer resident of Nantucket Island, she is very active in the community as a patron, board member, and chair of events. While on-island, she often continues to hone her skills by taking classes with local […]