Easy Street Cantina | Nantucket, MA

Just Remember to Bring Your Appetite

by Carl Oscar Olson As New Englanders, we know well the sweet smell of seafood rising from our favorite seaside shacks and shanties. Every village and town along the coast is home to at least one, that famed destination where we slow down and fill up on the bounty from …

Maria Mitchell Association | Nantucket, MA

MMA Critters Return Home

Every summer for more than a decade, the Maria Mitchell Association has been hosting a free public event they call Release Day. This year on Saturday August 31 at 10 am (arrive earlier to be at the front of the line), head over to the Aquarium at 28 Washington Street. …

Elizabeth “Libby” Tracey | Nantucket, MA

Belonging to Each Other

by Catherine Macallister The idea of “reminiscence” is something that is perpetuated throughout the Nantucket community, built on memories, recollection, and history that goes back for generations. Lifelong residents and visitors have seen the landscape of Nantucket change: store and restaurant closures, rebuilds of old houses, not to mention the …

Kayaks | Nantucket, MA

Time’s Up

by Robert P. Barsanti September is here and the fields are calling. Football fields, soccer fields, field hockey fields—if you can still find them. The exodus has swollen in earnest. Yukons and Suburbans and Defenders, laden with the surfboards and beach chairs, are rolling onto the boat and heading back …

shark flag | Nantucket, MA

Do You Need a Bigger Boat?

by Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Do you need a bigger boat or just a different mindset? Beaches on Nantucket were closed several times this summer for credible shark sightings. Just Google “Nantucket sharks” and any number of videos from …

Made on Nantucket | Nantucket, MA

An Artist Returns to Her Art

by Suzanne Daub For more than 25 years, artist Kathleen A. Duncombe has devoted her time and energy to introducing the work of many Nantucket artists and craftspeople to island residents and visitors at her downtown gallery, Made on Nantucket. This season, she has moved into a larger space, refurbished …

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 …

End-of-Summer Sips

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay While Labor Day weekend may mark the end of summer for some, it is the beginning of a new drinking season for others. Gone are the days of crisp, mineral-driven wines. Lighter style reds take a back seat to ones that have more …

Seward Johnson | Nantucket, MA

Art that Is a “Lively Exchange”

by Carl Oscar Olson Nantucket Island is a landscape of many faces. There is wonderful whimsy as well as barren beauty, drama, solemnity, and sadness. No matter where you stand, the view would be a worthy work of art. The land has long lured many talents from all art forms. …