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Nantucket Arts Festival | Nantucket, MA

Island Arts Festival

by Catherine Macallister From Friday October 4 to Sunday October 13, Nantucket will celebrate the ample artistic, music, and cultural talents that are part of our island during the 25th annual Nantucket Arts Festival. The Nantucket Arts Council produces the event every year and is the island’s leading arts advocacy …

Cranberry Festival | Nantucket, MA

Celebrating the Cranberry Harvest

by Catherine Macallister One of the most highly anticipated events of the Fall is just around the corner. The Nantucket Cranberry Festival is celebrating its 16th year at Milestone Cranberry Bog, where you can learn all about organic cranberries and how they’re harvested. “People come to Nantucket specifically for the …

Fresh Festivities with Sustainable Nantucket

by Catherine Macallister How important is it to know where your food comes from and who made it? Sustainable Nantucket is a local non-profit organization dedicated to growing sustainable foods on Nantucket through a number of community programs. They operate under the mission: “To preserve the community character of Nantucket …

Nantucket’s Island Fair | Nantucket, MA

“By the Town, for the Town…”

by Catherine Macallister September on Nantucket is the island’s hidden secret: weather is still beautiful, ocean water is still swimmable, and the days are still warm with only the slightest breeze. The busy summer season is winding down but there is still plenty to take part in on-island. One exciting …

The Four Centuries Domestic Tour | Nantucket, MA

Explore Island Life on Special Tour

by Catherine Macallister The Nantucket Historic District is a shining example of a well-preserved American seaport from the 18th and 19th centuries. On Saturday, September 7, leading directors and educators from The Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket Preservation Trust, and the Maria Mitchell Association will offer a Four Centuries Domestic Tour …

Jack Dubinsky | Nantucket, MA

It’s a “No-Brainer”

by Catherine Macallister Purple flags were flying high at Nantucket beaches as summer waters warm up these past few weeks, indicating hazardous marine life in the water. In this case the hazard was jellyfish. These non-vertebrae, no-brained creatures are gelatinous zooplankton, and they happen to be the topic for an …

Nantucket: The MusACKal | Nantucket, MA

Live Theatre Going Strong

August is coming to a close, but live theatre on Nantucket is still going strong through this month the rest of the year! This Friday, August 23 at 7:30 pm, the curtain goes up on White Heron Theatre Company’s production of Fireflies by Tony-nominated playwright Matthew Barber (Enchanted April). The …