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2013 Nantucket Daffodil Festival
Nantucket Events

New Daffy Fun

We all love Daffodil Weekend on Nantucket for the wonderful memories it has given us over the years. This year, there’s even more to love! Break out the magnifying glasses and fingerprint dust, and gather your favorite people for a daffy-themed scavenger hunt with prizes that will rock your summer! […]

Nantucket Town Crier
Nantucket History & People

Nantucket Criers

• by Frances Ruley Karttunen – author of Nantucket Places and People series • For three decades Town Crier Curtis Barnes walked up Main Street ringing in Daffodil Weekend, the Fourth of July, the lighting of Christmas trees on Main Street, and Christmas Stroll.  His English Air Raid Patrol hand […]

Robert Barsanti Essay
Nantucket Essays


• by Robert P. Barsanti • Things are getting ready to happen out of sight. The world is sodden in April: the snow melts, the rain drips, the fog beads along the wires.  Blind white roots push out and break the frozen ground.  The daffodils have pushed through the dead […]

Nantucket Bake Shop Donuts
Featured Articles

Island Favorites in a New Location

The long winter without the freshly baked donuts, chocolately Magees, tender macaroons, and Bake Shop Portuguese bread is almost over!  After more than 3 decades on Orange Street, The Nantucket Bake Shop is all set to reopen for the 2013 season on Friday, April 26 in a new location at […]

Featured Articles

Get Your 18 Minutes of Fame

• by Sarah Teach • Think your friend is the next Julia Child and would excel at hosting a weekly cooking show? Interested in broadcasting Whalers games complete with your very own sports commentary? Want to offer Nantucket a demonstration of you doing what you do best? Nantucket Community Television […]

Spring Peeper
Island Science

Overwintering: How do they do it?

• by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station • Each year in early spring, we start to see the islands’ plants and animals emerge. This past winter has been difficult, with three major storms (Sandy, Nemo, and Saturn) causing significant erosion and destruction around the […]

Foggy Facts and Fiction on Nantucket
Nantucket History & People

Nantucket Legends: Foggy Facts and Fictions

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to present Nantucket Legends: Foggy Facts and Fictions, the major 2013 exhibition examining some of the most curious stories of Nantucket’s past. Legends such as the first Nantucket Tea Party, R. H. Macy’s red star tattoo, Tony Sarg’s sea serpent hoax, the origin […]

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ACKupy Nantucket

by Susan Yerkes Cary When I was asked by the Yesterday’s Island owner if I would like to contribute a weekly column this year, I was flattered and honored. I have known the Daub’s for decades, our kids grew up together, and their love of this island and it’s people […]

Featured Articles


•   by Robert P. Barsanti   •   ‘‘We started grabbing tourniquets and started tying legs. A lot of people amputated. … At least 25 to 30 people have at least one leg missing, or an ankle missing, or two legs missing.’’ A volunteer said lanyards were being used by first responders […]

Nantucket Events

Here Comes the Sun

To herald the return of spring, the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is pleased to announce the Here Comes the Sun exhibition, which will open with a reception on Friday, April 12, 5–7 p.m. in the Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. This exhibition runs concurrently with Junior […]