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First Place | Nantucket, MA

Photo Contest 2019 Winners

After twenty-five years of holding a Nantucket Photo Contest, 2019 was the first year that only one photographer brought us prints, all other entries were electronic. Our 2019 photographers live in fourteen states across the USA and Brazil, with most residing in the northeast, and for the first time in …

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 …

2018 Winner William Valaitis | Nantucket, MA

Enter the Photo Contest

September 12 is the deadline to enter the 2019 Yesterday’s Island Photo Contest. For more than two decades, this popular contest has been a terrific way for residents and visitors to share their images of Nantucket Island. Any season, any view, any time period (we love the old photos) are …

GS Hill Gallery | Nantucket, MA

A Touch of Fate and a Life of Art

by Suzanne Daub On a fog-shrouded night in 1978, Greg and Judi Hill first visited Nantucket Island: “We arrived on the late ferry at night, got off the boat with our luggage, and we asked a cab driver if he could take us to the Jared Coffin House…” Judi smiled…”he …

How to Get More Out of Nantucket

ReMain Nantucket is launching a multi-media campaign designed to encourage people to walk, bike, or ride public transportation into downtown Nantucket this summer. Visitors, seasonal residents, and year-round community members will be challenged to get more out of the Island by experiencing it without a car. “In cooperation 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 …