Whales | Nantucket, MA

The Right Whale at the Wrong Time

Dr. Sarah Treanor Bois Director of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Nantucket is steeped in the history of whaling. Even our school sports teams are The Whalers. We sometimes struggle with that history and how to represent that legacy today. The Nantucket Historical Association, in particular, …

Barsanti Bag | Nantucket, MA

Papa’s Bag

by Robert P. Barsanti I passed through another birthday recently. It all went well; everything was beautiful and nothing hurt. My wife took me out to dinner, my fellow teachers signed a card, and eight members of the student orchestra showed up with violins and played Happy Birthday to me …

Guilty Pairs | Nantucket, MA

Opposing Takes in AAN’s Guilty Pairs

Join the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) as they open the Cecelia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery to their latest exhibition, Guilty Pairs, on Friday June 7. This special exhibition is based on the theme of two different takes on the same subject, diptychs, or subject-paired works. Each participating artist …

Epernay wines | Nantucket, MA

Toasting What’s Next

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes a multitude of rites of passages to celebrate. Whether it’s a surprised engagement at Brant Point Lighthouse or acknowledging the accomplishments of a life-long career, you can be sure to add to the …

California Suite | Nantucket, MA

California Suite

Theatregoers have just 3 more chances to see the hilarious Theatre Workshop of Nantucket production of Neil Simon’s California Suite, directed by Justin Cerne and starring Timothy Booth, Casey Boukus, Kevin Flynn, Sarah Fraunfelder, and Susan Lucier. Comprised of a quartet of “playlets” set in a suite at the Beverly …

Jason Bridges | Nantucket, MA

Six Years of Hugs, Handshakes, and High Fives

A short walk from Main Street down Washington, just beyond the NRTA’s Greenhound Building and before the AAN Ceclia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, is a center of island entrepreneurship known as The Handlebar Cafe. Six years ago, when owners Jason and Courtney Bridges first opened The Handlebar, they thought …

Growing Great Companies | Nantucket, MA

Workshop for Island Entrepreneurs

Nantucket Island has long been a nurturing place for entrepreneurs, starting centuries ago with the whaling crews who plied their trade around the world and the women left behind to open and operate businesses. More recently, owners of nationally-known companies like Nantucket Nectars, Cisco Brewers, and Lightwedge got their feet …

Foggy boat | Nantucket, MA

Chad the Bartender

by Robert P. Barsanti After heavy wind, thunderstorms, and two rounds of cancelled ferries, we were sitting in each others laps on the boat headed back to Hyannis on a Sunday night. The weekend had risen, crashed, and washed up the beach with most of my fellow passengers. They had …