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Nantucket Essays

Storm Warning

•  by Robert P. Barsanti  • We felt the storm slip onto us from the East. The stars winked out the night before and the wind turned. By the gray light of the morning, the sky had grown hair and the wind had grown wet. Under the sound of words […]

Island Cooking

Bubble Bread

by Chef Jenn Farmer After a summer long boycott on turning the oven on, the temperatures have dropped. The ban has been lifted and the baking commenced. This coincidentally coincided with my son having an extra day off school, so I decided to take the opportunity (and like a responsible […]

Nantucket Events

Holiday Wonderland

A magical winter wonderland of wreaths and trees transforms the architectural spaces of the Nantucket Whaling Museum into an enchanted holiday forest throughout Nantucket’s winter holiday season. Beginning with the NHA Festival of Wreaths, a free community event held the week of Thanksgiving in the Peter Foulger Gallery of the […]

Island Science

Island’s Little Critters

by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station My friend has had a vole problem this year in her garden. For some reason, every time she tells me the stories of voles enjoying her organic creations I envision a Looney Tunes cartoon of carrots and cabbages […]

Nantucket Events

Fall Festivals

Fall is festival season on Nantucket, and fall 2012 is gearing up to be quite a memorable season! This year brings brand new additions to the Arts Festival, along with good old Nantucket fun at our beloved Cranberry Festival, and many exciting autumn happenings to anticipate. Countless creative people have […]

Nantucket History & People

Newtown Cemetery

by Frances Karttunen Newtown Cemetery, also known as the Old South Cemetery, faces Sparks Avenue and is bounded on the west and south by school property. When it was designated as a burial ground in the 1700s, however, it was on the extreme south edge of town, surrounded by empty […]

Nantucket Events

Arts Fest Evening of Intimate Theatre

by Sarah Teach Join the Theatre Workshop for an intimate evening of interactive theater in one of Nantucket’s most beautiful historic homes during the Nantucket Arts Festival. Special performances of “Highlights from Romeo & Juliet” will be held at 6:30 pm on Monday and Tuesday, October 1 and 2 at […]

Nantucket Essays

The October Sun

by Robert P. Barsanti Many years ago, I put on waders, floated the basket, and walked out into the October water to rake up a few scallops. At the time, picking up scallops was not just a pastime, but the duty of an islander. We walked out into the cool […]

Featured Articles

Nurturing a Dream – Oyster Cracka’s

Jamie Marks’ fascination with fish and fishing started at an early age.    “When I was little, the trucks used to sell their catch on Main Street. I’d stand there watching as long as my mother would let me…My father always said that it’s hard to make a living at fishin’ […]