Tournament fishing is lots of fun here on Nantucket. We have a variety of contests for the local beach anglers, and I enjoy them all. Things get started with the Spring Sea Run Opener, an event that begins when someone catches the first searun striped bass of the year from the beach. That tournament runs until the end of May. The inaugural August Blues tournament is currently underway. It’s been an absolute blast, except that I’m sitting here at my keyboard, lamenting the fact that Gray Malitsky just knocked me out of first place for the biggest bluefish. Ouch. And before we can catch our collective breath from fishing that fun event, the big daddy of them all, the Nantucket Inshore Classic, will soon be kicking off. It will run for the five weeks between Labor Day and Columbus Day. That tournament is the Super Bowl of Nantucket fishing and I just can’t wait for it to get underway!
Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is delighted to announce the opening of the 10 x 10 Open Exhibition in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. Doors open at 10 am on Friday, September 15, with a public reception from 5-7 pm that evening in the gallery. […]
For more than a quarter century, we have encouraged our readers to share their views of Nantucket Island by entering our annual Nantucket Photo Contest. Every year we get hundreds of fun photos that make us smile as they help us remember fun days in the sun, kids jumping in […]
Join New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry on Nantucket this coming week. Patti will be in conversation with Tim Ehrenberg of Tim Talks Books and Nantucket Book Partners this Tuesday, August 22 from 6 to 7 pm in the Nantucket Atheneum’s Great Hall. This event is free, with seating first come, first served and a book signing to follow. You can also meet Patti the following day for a book signing with Nantucket’s own best-selling writer Elin Hilderbrand on Wednesday, August 23 from 11 am to 12 noon at Mitchell’s Book Corner on Main Street.
The islands of Nantucket and Lahaina have been intertwined since the early 1800s, when Nantucket whalemen first sailed to what would become a bustling port. In 1824, 100 whaleships visited the islands: by 1846, 736 stopped there, most of them from Nantucket or New Bedford.
This Sunday morning, August 20, hundreds will trek to the beach at Brant Point to watch a beautiful and joyful spectacle that has been a part of summer on Nantucket for half a century: the Rainbow Parade.
Artist G.S. Hill is usually among them. “I do a lot of on-location sketches during Opera Cup,” he explained. “The first year we were here, 1979, was the first year that I painted the Rainbow Fleet…it’s one of my favorite subjects. They’re so colorful!”
If you can’t resist tapping your feet and singing along to 80s classics like Hit Me with Your Best Shot, Paradise City, Don’t Stop Believin’, and Juke Box Hero, then you don’t want to miss Theatre Workshop of Nantucket’s musical Rock of Ages. This well-produced, professionally acted, high-energy show is […]