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Garden | Nantucket, MA
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Planting Your Pandemic Patch

As I sit in the back garden basking in the glory of a Kwanzan cherry tree, its prolific pink petals parachute gracefully to the ground. The wind whispers through the canopy and the mind begins to wonder. Will my pepper seedlings ever start to grow? Is it too late to sow more peas? What will Nantucket’s summer look like in this “new normal’’? Although these questions can paralyze any action, I think it’s important to do just that. Act…

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Staff Picks for Stocking Gifts

Nantucket Boat Basin shop 33 straight Wharf508-228-5470shop.nantucketboatbasin.com We’ve listed this shop on Straight Wharf first because it had better be your first stop. Our staff pick here will sell out before you can say “Christmas Stroll.” Every year they design a new warm and cozy scarf made with a jacquard […]

oysters and champagne | Nantucket, MA
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Seafood, Sips and Sunshine

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay Summer on Nantucket is more than just going to one of the many beautiful, soft sandy beaches of the island. It’s actually being on the water and feeling the energy that Mother Ocean has to offer. Whether you are surfing the waves at […]

Daffodil tailgate | Nantucket, MA
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Alternatives for Tailgating

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay Who wants to deal with the sticky mess of mixing cocktails out of the boot of your car? Not interested in lugging an entire collection of bottles to your tailgate in order to make just one drink with so many different ingredients? No […]

tACKzee | Nantucket, MA
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Leveling the Local Playing Field

We’ve all experienced the difficulty of finding reliable, locally owned taxi transportation on Nantucket. Doug Kruse, a seasonal island resident, was dining with friends in ‘Sconset one night during the summer of 2016. After a their meal, the group tried to find a taxi to get back home to their […]

Scallop Shell Wreath | Nantucket, MA
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Scallop Shell Craft Ideas

~by Cara Godlesky~ Even before you set up your Christmas tree or decorate your home for the holidays, getting the family together to make decorations can be fun for all ages. Family scallop season started October 1 with the commercial season ramping up from November 1. Whether you harvest and […]

Yesterday's Island 2016 Photo Contest Winners
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Share Your Photos, Win a Prize

We’ve had so many requests to extend the deadline for our annual photo contest that we’ve decided to make it official. Sunday, September 17 is now the deadline to enter the 2017 Nantucket Photo Contest. For more than two decades, this popular contest has been a terrific way for you […]

Egg & Friends | Nantucket, MA
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A Happy Place for Kids: EGG and Friends

Egg hatched in 2003 when designer Susan Lazar created a lifestyle brand with a “soul”—one that focuses on the love that exists between parents and their children and celebrates the bond that connects all families. Designed around the needs of stylish mothers and their children, Egg clothing is made with […]