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Limerick Challenge

This series of limericks first appeared in a June 14, 1924 edition of a Nantucket newspaper. It all began when the Princeton Tiger revived the then well-known limerick printed first below and the Chicago Tribune answered with the second limerick. The New York Exchange went one step further with the …

Jason Bridges | Nantucket, MA

Six Years of Hugs, Handshakes, and High Fives

A short walk from Main Street down Washington, just beyond the NRTA’s Greenhound Building and before the AAN Ceclia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, is a center of island entrepreneurship known as The Handlebar Cafe. Six years ago, when owners Jason and Courtney Bridges first opened The Handlebar, they thought …

Steinway Spirio Piano | Nantucket, MASteinway Spirio Piano | Nantucket, MA

A Gift of Music

The new Nantucket Cottage Hospital will be filled with the healing sounds of music thanks to a remarkable gift from Bruce and Marilou Sanford and their friends in memory of their late daughter, Ashley. The lobby of the new hospital now features a Steinway Spirio baby grand piano, known as …

Wine Fest | Nantucket, MA

Wine Fest Highlights

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay To make the most out of this hedonistic weekend that celebrates the island and all things in the world of wine, one must take a steadied approach in order to be successful. While jumping feet first for some endeavors is the best way …

clear sky | Nantucket, MA

Eyes on Us All

by Robert P. Barsanti The clouds washed away before dawn, and the sun looked over us for once this April. Spring visits, but leaves the engine running. Winter remains in the front bedroom, although he has worn out his welcome. Almost every Winter morning begins under the racing clouds from …

Primary Shaped By Hand | Nantucket, MA

A Double-Feature Downtown

On April 26, there is a double feature opening downtown in the Artists Association of Nantucket’s Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery. Primary Concerns is a show that will focus on dominant color schemes or the monochromatic, again playing off the colors of the island as spring awakens. This exhibition …

Easy Street Cantina | Nantucket, MA

It’s So Easy!

by Carl Oscar Olson When hunger starts calling, it can be a difficult thing to ignore. And sometimes, it can be even more of a challenge to satisfy it. There is one place on Nantucket where no matter what your craving demands, at almost any time of day or night, …

Summer Science Speaker Series | Nantucket, MA

A Fondness for Regeneration

Every Wednesday this summer, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) has hosted a new speaker as part of their Summer Science Speaker Series. Astronomers, authors, environmentalists, biologists, professors, and doctors have addressed audiences on a wide variety of subjects. This Wednesday, August 29, Dr. B. Duygu Özpolat is the featured …