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Nantucket Events

Alfresco Art

Freshly mowed grass, a boat-filled harbor, fragrant flowers, and colorful art – spring on Nantucket! The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is pleased to invite the public to its first 2013 Sidewalk Art Show on Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the garden of the Nantucket Atheneum, […]

Nantucket Essays

Club for Boys

• by Robert P. Barsanti • Spring landed triumphantly last weekend.  The oaks and elms blazed kelly green against a deep blue sky.  The wetlands and swamps glowed green and white as the year made the turn into spring and carried us forward into another summer.  The Juice Bar has […]

Island Cooking

Eat Local, Think Exotic

• by Jenn Farmer • I am a big supporter of eating locally produced foods when possible, but I enjoy exotic dishes prepared with exotic ingredients.  I also understand that locally grown food has better flavor, texture, and potentially more vitamins, and I want to support our local farms and […]

Island Weaves
Nantucket Style

Island Weaves – Eye on Style

• by Sarah McNamara • Take a stroll down the white shell-lined lane of Old South Wharf and you will find unique shops and quaint art galleries nestled together along the harbor, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of town.  If you’re lucky you may just happen to catch […]

Island Science

Likin’ Lichens

• by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay – Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station • What can live in space and almost anywhere on the planet, is abundant on Nantucket, and was studied religiously by children’s author, Beatrix Potter? If you answered lichens, you are correct! I love lichens, they […]

Nantucket Events

Passing the Corkscrew

• by Sarah Teach • Twenty-thirteen marks the first year that the effervescent Nantucket Wine Festival is under the ownership of seasonal island resident and Boston real estate magnate Mark Goldweitz. Since its 1997 inception, the festival has been owned and operated by its founder, Denis Toner, a long-time Nantucket […]

Nantucket Wine Festival
Nantucket Events

Wine Fest Pairs Students and Chefs

• by Sarah Teach • This year, the Nantucket Wine Festival organizers are pairing young Nantucketers who dream of pursuing culinary careers with the professional chefs who come to the island for the festival.  Bob Buccino, Nantucket High School’s Culinary Arts teacher, is thrilled that some of his students will […]

Roasted Littleneck Clams & Harissa
Featured Restaurants

Pazzo – Where the Fun is Contagious

Three’s the charm for Pazzo — Nantucket’s spirited Mediterranean Osteria has hit its stride in its third year open at 130 Pleasant Street.  On any given night, both the restaurant and its double-sided bar will be comfortably full with patrons.  Pazzo is loved for its great food, creative cocktails, and […]

Nantucket Essays

My Mother Carried Napkins

• by Robert P. Barsanti • I have just been invited to a fiftieth anniversary party for the Jordans.  The invitation arrived in a huge cream envelope with my name and address in script across the front.  It also arrived with a bachelorette party of bills from the car company, […]