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Myth of the Star & Truth of the Constellation

The great lid of winter has been sliding over the island. Over a few days, the last visitors of summer danced and tumbled, but then they slipped away and left us with the gray, the cold, and the damp. The leaves have fallen and blown into drifts and piles, then to be stomped, soaked, and frozen. Behind the bare limbs, the neighbor’s windows glow. They have a new TV set and, starting at 4:30 in the afternoon, Fox News dances through the glass and across the stone patio. The R months have emerged as the blossom and bloom of summer has fallen away; the brown and gray foundations reveal themselves again.

Wet Paint | Nantucket, MA

Doing What They Do Best

The Artists Association of Nantucket has spent its 75th anniversary year doing what it does best: supporting local artists, teaching, preserving the legacy of Nantucket artists, and enriching all our lives by sharing art. Despite the many and unusual challenges of 2020, AAN has successfully pivoted to accomplish their missions …

Festival of Wreaths | Nantucket, MA

NHA Plans Reimagined Fall & Winter Festivals

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is reimagining its plans for two of its beloved holiday festivals this season, with both being slightly adjusted to adhere to safety protocols and allow for more viewing time for visitors. The 22th annual Festival of Wreaths will kick-off the NHA’s holiday offerings, featuring an …

SSA Extends Art Contest Deadline

The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority (SSA) has extended the entry submission date to September 30 for its fifth annual “Sail into Imagination” art contest for students in grades K-12 residing in the SSA’s port communities of Falmouth, Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, New Bedford, and Fairhaven. Students …


In 2017 a trio of dynamic women on Nantucket—Meryl Bralower, Melanie Sablehaus, and Jeanine Borthwick—engaged with Nantucket Cottage Hospital to spearhead an effort to empower women on the island, visitors and residents, to take charge of their healthcare.

Run, Walk, Swim, Bike: Move the Rock

The Swim Across America fundraising got a significant boost recently when Tyler Roethke and Grant Wentworth swam across Vineyard Sound from Cape Cod to Martha’s Vineyard. Roethke and Wentworth’s effort raised in excess of $105,000, and they completed the six-mile crossing in less than two hours. “These two guys really …

artists association of Nantucket | Nantucket, MA

Preserving the Future

Celebrating their 75th year, The Artists Association of Nantucket has worked for decades to foster local artists and has just completed a major acquisition project of Nantucket Art Colony works. More than 100 priceless artworks were donated to AAN in celebration of this landmark anniversary.

Nantucket Cottage Hospital | Nantucket, MA

Boston Pops for Nantucket on Saturday

When Nantucket Cottage Hospital opened the doors of its brand new hospital in February of 2019, it was clear that the new building would support greater access to healthcare for Nantucket year-round residents, summer residents, and visitors. What they did not expect are the challenges that a global pandemic would bring just over a year later. Covid-19 has brought many obstacles to Nantucket and the world, but Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s response and careful planning have helped our island community navigate these uncharted waters and come together in support of one another.