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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 …

November of an Island Spring

by Robert P. Barsanti On Easter morning, I woke up late. The boys remained under their covers, illuminated by their phones.  The jelly bean trails had led them to their late adolescent Easter baskets, then back to bed.  Some traditions continue just for the sake of the parents.  We’re too …

There Once Was a Man from Nantucket

A New and Lighthearted Challenge for the Times

THERE ONCE WAS A MAN FROM NANTUCKET…UPDATED APRIL 23, 2020 For decades, Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket (now celebrating our 50th year!) has challenged readers to add to the original Nantucket Limericks. The ORIGINAL limericks, not the ones that make us blush. You can read them here https://yesterdaysisland.com/limerick-challenge/ along with more recent additions. While …

Curbside Pickup on Nantucket Island

Adapting to a New Reality on Nantucket Island

UPDATED ON APRIL 20, 2020 Nantucket is an island of small businesses, all using their ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit to keep going during social distancing and the current climate of uncertainty. Merchants are relying on online sales and curbside delivery until their shops open, service companies are selling gift cards …