Nantucket Voices

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Nantucket Voices

Two Versions of Our Limerick Challenge

For nearly three decades we have been challenging readers to add to the series of limericks about Nantucket. During 2020, we opened a new challenge for readers to submit pandemic limericks: you can read both series by going to— just type LIMERICKS into the search field. This week we […]

Nantucket Clean Team
Nantucket History & People, Nantucket Voices

Passion and a Dare

I looked out over a Nantucket beach one Saturday morning and saw people moving purposefully up and down the beach. I thought these early risers might be vacationers staking out a prime plot of sand for the day or perhaps beachcombing for shells and sand dollars. But as they came closer to the parking area where I stood, I saw that instead of swimsuits they wore long pants and gloves. Instead of beach towels they carried large trash bags. Their t-shirts were emblazoned with “Clean Team,” marking them as members of a very dedicated group of volunteers who help keep our pristine island clear of trash.

Blooming Bids
Nantucket Events, Nantucket Voices

To Help Island Children Blossom

Things are certainly growing here in Nantucket, and Blooming Bids for Kids is entering their 20th year. This year on June 28, organizers at Fairwinds are planning a hybrdid event that you can attend whether you’re on- or off-island. For two decades, this fundraiser has supported Nantucket children and adolescents […]

Clean Team
Nantucket Events, Nantucket Voices

Saturday Pickups for Nantucket

There are many individuals and organizations here dedicated to preserving our island. One volunteer group has a low profile, but their weekly efforts can be seen and appreciated by everyone, all across Nantucket. Every Saturday at 8 am, the volunteers of the Nantucket Clean Team don their gloves and neon […]

Wendy Hudson at Mitchell's Book Corner | Nantucket, MA
Featured Entrepreneur, Nantucket Voices

Wendy Hudson – What’s Next?

~ by Rebecca Nimerfroh ~ As a young girl, Wendy Hudson would spend summers aboard her grandparents’ sailboat, cruising the emerald blue waters of Cape Cod. Sometimes they would make the trip to Martha’s Vineyard, and rarely, because it was farther, Nantucket, which, depending on the wind direction, could be […]