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Emilly Brooke Rubin

by Sarah McNamara Tucked down on quaint Old South Wharf are two small shops full of amazing treasures waiting to be discovered, operated by the talented Emilly Rubin.  Emilly Brooke Rubin is her jewelry store, offering her original and exquisite collection of jewelry.  A few doors down is Sweet Liddle, […]

Nantucket Essays

Fruit of Summer

by Robert P. Barsanti By the last weeks of August, summer is preparing the grand finale for the season at the same time that most of the visitors are washing the mildew out of the towels, emptying out the refrigerator, and making sure the kids are doing the summer reading. […]

Island Science

Catails: Marsh Corn Dogs

by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station I have always loved cattails, and we have quite a few of them here at the Field Station.  When a student showed me an especially beautiful picture of one I decided there’s no better time than the present […]

Featured Articles

Local Artist Chosen – Lorene Ireland

WOWq is the word for the World of WearableArt show held in New Zealand, and for the wearable art that artist Lorene Ireland has created as her entry in the 2012 worldwide competition. Named Serpentina, Ireland’s creation combines Fabric, shells, pearls, and mosaics to capture the beauty and sensuality of […]

Nantucket Essays

A Sandbar in a Riptide

by Robert P. Barsanti The ocean is easy in Maine. Off of Southport Island, it slips all the way out at low tide, leaving mud and seagulls, then it slowly walks itself back in. At low tide, you smell the salt, the rot, and the weeds. Then, the water lifts […]

Nantucket Events

Celebrating Art on Nantucket

by Sarah Teach Summer may be coming to a close, but the Artists Association of Nantucket is still in full bloom. This coming Friday, August 24, the AAN will kick off its annual Artist Patron Exhibition, which has been an AAN tradition since 1947. The juried show will begin with […]

Island Cooking

Squeaky Cheese

by Chef Jenn Farmer My close friend Noel and I were lamenting about old style drive in restaurants. We both miss going to them. They weren’t just novel, the food was usually great. One of my largest guilty pleasures growing up was getting fried cheese at these drive-ins. I come […]