When you spend a summer on Nantucket Island, it can be hard to choose just one favorite—good thing you don’t have to choose just one! You can enter our Annual Nantucket Photo Contest as many times as you desire! Send us a photo of your favorite day at the beach, […]
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This Sunday, August 1, 2021 marks the 203rd birthday of Maria Mitchell, America’s first woman astronomer. Unfortunately, last year due to pandemic restrictions, the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) was forced to cancel her birthday open house that the MMA has been hosting since they opened their doors to the […]
My first summer on Nantucket, in 1998 as a Maria Mitchell Association intern, was a magical experience for many reasons. Not the least of which was my first time to the beach at night. I will never forget the excitement of riding my bike in the dark with the other interns to catch a glimpse of the Perseid Meteor Shower one August summer night. Before I even saw one shooting star, I remember the awe-inspiring moment of looking up and seeing a sky full of bright twinkly stars. In a place like Nantucket, on this tiny island in the sea, the sky seems to go on forever into the ocean. Forget the sunsets that people “oooh and awe” about. The night sky of Nantucket is where the real show is!
We’ve been holding our Nantucket Photo Contest for more than a quarter century, but never have we had a year like 2020! With fewer visitors, stay-at-home guidance, no major events, and people working longer hours with smaller staffs, we weren’t sure what number and type of photo submissions to expect. […]
As you walk along Easy Street in downtown Nantucket, it is hard to miss the signpost bearing the ACK4170 logo, and the quaint and welcoming front porch where you can rest for a moment before heading inside. The shop is just steps away from the beautiful and frequented Easy Street Boat Basin, and easily accessible from both the Hyline Ferry and the Steamship Ferry at 1 Old North Wharf.
When we started our annual Nantucket Photo Contest more than 25 years ago, all the entries arrived via the US Postal Service except for two or three dozen hand-delivered by excited participants. This year, after two decades of widespread Internet access, only one participant mailed in prints to be entered […]
There are just four days left to send in your entry to the 2016 Yesterday’s Island/Today’s Nantucket Photo Contest. Nearing its 30th year, this popular contest is a fun way for you to share your images of Nantucket Island. Any season, any view, any time period (we love the old […]
Nantucket residents have cultivated cranberries since 1857. In celebration of this beautiful autumn harvest, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation is hosting their 13th Annual Cranberry Festival on Saturday, October 10 from 11 am to 4 pm. The event is held at the 195-acre Milestone Cranberry Bog on Milestone Road, rain or […]
What New Englander doesn’t love cranberries? Nantucketers are no exception. Island residents have cultivated cranberries for over 150 years, and today, the island is home to two cranberry bogs, including one of the nation’s only organic bogs. In celebration of this tart, tradition-steeped red berry, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation (NCF) […]