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Threading the Past into the Present

This week, from Thursday, August 1 through Monday, August 5, the new Antiques & Design Show of Nantucket, formerly the August Antiques Show, will offer a celebration of antiques and design under the tent at Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket, MA. An exciting new approach to a treasured […]

Nantucket Essays

Missing Blueberries

• by Robert P. Barsanti • I missed the blueberries this season.  On a day in the middle of the week, I walked to a spot in the middle of the island and found the branches bare.  Rather, they only held small BB’s which could have been blueberries in a […]

Ghost Crab
Island Science

Ghost Crabs!

• by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay, Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station • The name of this week’s article sounds like an awesome indie horror film doesn’t it? Well ghost crabs are here and probably here to stay on Nantucket. Thanks to the eagle eyes of Manomet Center for […]

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Stay Warm in Style

The buzz in Britain is about the new royal baby, but here on Nantucket, the buzz is about Katherine Hooker, favored designer for the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, who will be visiting Johnston’s Cashmere at 4 Federal Street this weekend and next. From 10 am to 6 pm on […]

Dance Festival
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Star Performers This Weekend at Dance Fest

This Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, Nantucket audiences will have the opportunity to attend spectacular performances featuring star dancers from the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the Miami City Ballet.  These world-class performances are the culmination of the 6th Annual Nantucket Dance Festival, presented by […]

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Seahorsin’ Around

• by Sarah Teach • Help, help! Two tiny little seahorses are in desperate need of names, and you might be the only one who can save the day! The seahorses, a Mrs. and Mr., have recently moved into their summer home at the Maria Mitchell Association’s (MMA) harborfront aquarium […]

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The Future Is Now the Present

• by Robert P. Barsanti • His name popped up on my screen and a chime announced his fortieth birthday.  He had been a student and, to my mind, he still was.  He would always be the long haired Spiccoli in board shorts and Vans, napping in the back of […]

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Capturing the Waves of Summer

This summer season island artists Doug and Deb Sosebee are opening up the spacious, light-filled loft at their new location 8 Washington Street for a series of demonstrations.  This week, the featured artist is Jeanne Rosier Smith, whose work will also be on exhibit in the gallery. Smith has been […]