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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 […]

Nantucket Style


by Sarah McNamara Jessica Hicks, the stylish and artistic owner of Posh, has opened her doors on South Water Street with a fresh new look for the season.  The store has gotten a new coat of warm gold  paint, and her collection has a hot new line for spring and […]

Nantucket Land Bank
Insider Tips

Insider Tips & Staff Picks # 1

Our staff at Yesterday’s Island / Today’s Nantucket loves sharing the island with our readers, and we want you to make the most of your time here.   That’s why we are launching a new weekly column called Insider Tips & Staff Picks, where we’ll share with you our favorite things […]

Nantucket Events

Nantucket Art Alfresco

Green grass, shining boat masts, fragrant flowers, and colorful art – spring on Nantucket!  The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is pleased to invite the public to its first 2012 Sidewalk Art Show on Saturday, May 26, 10 am to 3 pm in the garden of the Nantucket Atheneum, India […]

Nantucket Essays

It’s Later Than We Think

by Robert P. Barsanti While the rest of the world starts the New Year in January, we should turn the calendar and start the clock on Memorial Day.  Something Natural has re-opened, the Bake Shop is making donuts again, and the rest of the storefronts are shiny and clean, ready […]

Nantucket Events

A Playful Evening

by Sarah Teach A door slamming in your face may not be a traditional welcome, but it fits the bill this time around, as Theatre Workshop of Nantucket has hailed the 2012 season with an unconventional British farce.  Each seat in the Noises Off audience offers a chair prize in […]

Featured Articles

We Remember – Memorial Day

by Sarah Teach Almost 70 years past the end of World War II, our ties to that time remain taut.  Many of us had parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents who fought in the war, and some may not have returned to the young families they left behind when they marched away […]

Island Science

pH Part Deux and Acidic Rain

by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station In the last issue of Yesterday’s island/Today’s Nantucket we learned about pH and the importance of various acid concentrations to the development of wine profiles and soil.  This week, we will talk about some normal pH ranges for […]