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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 […]
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 […]
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.
The other day, I waited on Surfside Road. I know all of the ways to duck around the traffic, slip up a dirt road, but I was listening to a radio and missed the turn. I was carrying two air conditioners to a house I was caretaking. With the heat and humidity of the summer on us, the owners wanted to cool off the bedrooms, at least. On the radio, the Harbormaster had sent out a message that pretty much all of the south shore was closed to swimming due to sharks. As for me, I was stuck behind a Defender 90 from New Jersey with five beach chairs hanging on a rack off the spare tire. And while I was sitting stock still in traffic, amazed at my own stupidity, I fell out of time.
The famous series of limericks dates back about a century: you can read the first four in the challenge at Yesterdaysisland.com/limerick-challengeEvery year we issue a new challenge to our readers to continue the saga. In 2020, we ran a pandemic series, with 24 stanzas submitted by readers. This summer we […]
Spring is loud.
Winter has its silence. Snow, of course, when it falls, hushes the landscape in a cascade of white noise. The winds will howl, the wires will moan, and in the distance the waves will crash. But as the storm passes, the silence rises out of the ice and frost.
Artists Association 2022 Spring Sweep takes place from April 15 to 18.