photo by Tom Griswold

Finding America in the Moonlight

by Robert P. Barsanti At four in the morning, a sliver of a moon rises out of the mists of the Atlantic. It hangs over Cliff Road, obscured by a bank of clouds, then illuminating the elms, oaks, and eaves. In the purple night, the road contains rabbits, deer, and …

Coastal Resiliency

by Dr. Sarah Treanor BoisDirector of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Nantucket is a resilient community. Historically, we have weathered many storms and come back; the great fire of 1846, the end of the whaling industry, and countless hurricanes, a sewer main break. Predicted sea level …

Endeavor | Nantucket, MA

Blancs and Boats

by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier of Épernay Being on the waters of Nantucket can be life changing. The warmth of the sun on your skin, the smell of the ocean in your system, the feel of the salt water pulsing through your veins. The same can be said about an …

Hands-On, Unique New Kids’ Program Offered by MMA

From the first Native American inhabitants of the island, to the arrival of colonial settlers and the whaling industry, to the life of Maria Mitchell, America’s first professional female astronomer, Nantucket is rich in history. In the spirit of Maria Mitchell’s belief in learning by doing, “A Walk Through Nantucket” …

Hadwen Garden | Nantucket, MA

Where Fine Arts Meet the Real World

by Catherine Macallister As we sat amongst pictures, posters and ballot boxes in the new exhibition at the Hadwen House, guest curator Dan Elias took time from his busy day to share his experience of putting together this unique exhibit. Elias considers himself a “storyteller with objects,” something that became …

Dune | Nantucket, MA

Consistently the Best

In order for something to be the best, it has to be consistent. Achieving greatness again and again, no matter the challenges of the season, is one of life’s most difficult feats. It is all too easy to receive some recognition then take your hands off the wheel, to sit …

Sconset Trust | Nantucket, MA

‘Sconset in Trust for the Future

by Dr. Sarah Treanor BoisDirector of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Nantucket may only be about 14 miles wide, but there are still people who identify as west-enders and east-enders. Since I live in Surfside and work on Eel Point Road, taking a drive to ‘Sconset …

Science Speaker | Nantucket, MA

Inspiring Our Island Community

by Catherine Macallister Maria Mitchell, famed female astronomer, naturalist, and educator once said “We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.” Her …

Craft & Cru: The Best of Craft Beer

by Jenny You are sitting on your back porch and can hear the roar of the ocean waves. The grill is fired up and ready for action. Friends visiting from off-island are gathered, listening to music, and enjoying the summer afternoon. In honor of celebrating the holiday of America’s independence, …