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Local Oysters

• by Chef Jenn Farmer • Recently I went on an excursion to find some fish for a dinner party where I would be cooking.  It was going to be an interesting group, and I wanted it to be special.  Instantly I thought of oysters, since to me they convey […]

Nantucket Book Festival
Nantucket Events

So Many Books, So Little Time

J.D. Salinger once said: “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, […]

The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill
Nantucket Events

The Movement of Stars: A Nantucket Tale

• by Sarah Teach • This weekend, the second annual Nantucket Book Festival will welcome an eclectic group of writers and the readers who love them.  New York-based author Amy Brill will be present with her debut novel, The Movement of Stars, a story based on the life of pioneering […]

Nantucket Essays


• by Robert P. Barsanti • On this Sunday morning, the coffee is percolating, the coffee cake has been cut and tasted, and the newspaper is spread out over the table. Its various sections are weighed down by books. The house remains quiet. This is a house of bookcases.  They […]

Young Peoples Writing Contest
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Writing Contest Challenges Young Authors

Nantucket’s past is full of exciting adventures and intriguing tales.  From June 22 through July 23, young writers have the opportunity to explore the island’s history and to use their imaginations to write stories that could win one of several prizes.  The Antiques Depot is kicking off their annual Antique […]

Arrowhead Nursery
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Eye on Style – Arrowhead Nursery

• by Sarah McNamara • Summer is here, and soon guests will be flocking to your house to get a taste of island living.  Make sure to entertain your company with style and flair with help from Arrowhead Nursery and Showroom.  Many people think of Arrowhead as a place to […]

Bike Paths on Nantucket
Nantucket Events

Party on the Bike Path

At noon this Saturday, June 15, a ribbon will be cut and the new Hummock Pond Road Bike Path will officially be open for use by cyclists and pedestrians.  The celebration will be held at the intersection of Bartlett Farm and Hummock Pond roads, and will include a picnic, a […]

Island Cooking

Basic & Delicious

• by Jenn Farmer • Sometimes the simple things end up being more elegant than ever anticipated.  I was at a loss for dinner ideas one night recently, and people were already invited over.  I had a lot to work with, but sometimes inspiration is lacking.  At first I contemplated […]