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Nantucket Exports

by Sarah Teach The Grey Lady has a habit of gathering great theatre talent and providing a stage upon which it can flourish. This is a luxury for those of us on Nantucket, but unfortunately, not everyone can make it here to see the caliber of our work. Two islanders […]

Island Cooking

Tasty Experiments

by Chef Jenn Farmer Much like life, cooking is full of experimentation. Also much like life it can be with great outcome. And other times, well…not so much. Our very existence here is very short in my opinion. Why not try everything we can at least once, or even twice. […]

Island Science

Creatures of the Night

by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station As part of the recent Nantucket Biodiversity Assessment Week program, we set up a couple of moth sheets at the field station and used two different types of lights (UV or “black lights” and mercury vapor lights) to […]

Nantucket Style

The Seconds Shop

by Sarah McNamara Nantucket’s streets are teeming with some of the country’s most stylish people, but who says you have to break the bank just to look good? Prada shoes for $15…a white leather Bergdorf Goodman blazer for $40…J. Crew pants for $4?! The Seconds Shop at 17B North Beach […]

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The Intellectual Outdoorsman

The air is balmy and the sun smiles as I find the discrete nook of Nantucket town that is the Vestal Street headquarters of the Maria Mitchell Association. I meander about the premises for a little, drinking in the dreamlike greenness of it all and feeling a bit like Alice […]

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The “Smuggling Hole”

A Mary Miles Classic The notorious island woman Kezia Coffin gained a huge fortune during the Revolutionary War at the expense of her fellow Nantucketers, pulling more than one fast one on both British and Americans. She later lost everything she gained by her questionable practices. She didn’t lose her […]

Island Science

Is Nantucket Sinking?

by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station This spring on a Q&A feature of a question was submitted by a teacher named Vienna. She wrote: “Is Nantucket sinking? My class is doing a state report and my student needs to know if Nantucket is […]

Nantucket Essays

They’re Here

by Robert P. Barsanti The neighbors have arrived. They brought their dogs. The dogs come racing in from both sides, clash in our yards, and then go dashing after each other in an early summer clash for suburban dominance. Their owners slid the sliding glass doors shut. We all like […]