A heavy snow on Nantucket Island transforms us.
The Nantucket Girl Scouts Troop 64889 paid a visit to the Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Labor & Deliver Department to drop off 16 baby blankets they created.
Each year the Nantucket Atheneum invites organizations, book clubs, individuals, and businesses to submit their team’s candidate for the annual community read. Participants were asked to consider books based on quality, accessibility, and relevance to our richly diverse island. Thanks to all who wrote in suggesting titles for One Book, […]
During the first part of January, until January 23, the Nantucket Atheneum is soliciting book choices from our island community.
Now you can page through Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket to read each issue on your phone, tablet, or computer. See the photos, ads, and maps, as well as the editorial. READ YESTERDAY’S ISLAND/TODAY’S NANTUCKET PAGE BY PAGE! Read Past Issues Online
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 […]
This December The Friends of Our Island Home (FOOIH) will present gifts to every resident of Our Island Home.
How old am I? Man, I’m so old that I’ve attended about a dozen Jimmy Buffett concerts. Brother Jimmy has a particular appeal to those of us who spend a lot of time on islands. He gets us. A great example of Mr. Buffett’s understanding of island life is his song “Coconut Telegraph,” a song that accurately describes the speed at which news spreads around an island community. Yes indeed, island gossip is faster than, well, a false albacore. And there’s not much out there that’s faster than Mr. Albert.
Beach fishing doesn’t have to be a solitary experience. Sure, you’re not going to hang out with a lot of people if you’re out fishing a slack tide at zero dark thirty, but there’s lots of time to meet new people when you’re out in the daylight. And that’s how I met Brian and Tracy Majczak. We were introduced while fishing with friends at Great Point on a Sunday afternoon. They are the kind of people you instantly like. Tracy, a first grade teacher, is a warm, happy person who just brightens the world. Brian is a solid, steady guy who lives to fish. Yeah, these are my kinds of people! And it got even better when Brian and I discovered that we share September birth dates (I arrived 11 years ahead of Brian). How could I not want to hang out with these two?