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Nantucket Whaling Museum
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Nantucket Whaling Museum Reopens for 2022 on February 1

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) will reopen their Whaling Museum on Broad Street this Tuesday, February 1, with free admission for the year-round community and visitors. Daily in-person interpretive programming will return to the Whaling Museum this year after a hiatus during the pandemic.  Interpretive programming includes The Essex Gam, which retells the […]

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Ocean Effect

by Robert P. Barsanti Winter comes to Nantucket on a northerly gale.  The sky descends to a few feet overhead, the clouds somersault, and the wind flings sand.  If the wind is of a particular mind, the temperature nudges below freezing and the fellas in their shorts and “Let’s Go […]

Nantucket 2022 Book Clubs
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Nantucket Book Clubs for 2022 Winter Readers

Nantucket Book Clubs is a new project created by Nantucket Book Partners (Mitchell’s and Bookworks) to connect and collaborate with the Nantucket community. The books to be featured were chosen by island nonprofits, businesses, and community members according to their missions and interests. The 2022 Book Clubs focus on grief, leadership, climate change, connection, community, diversity, and much […]

Nantucket Essays

Nantucket in Winter

Not all that long ago, when I believed that my parents would be hosting the holidays for the next few years at least, a question was pressed into my chest. “So,” my uncle asked. “What is it like on Nantucket in the winter.”

Like anyone who has one foot on island and one foot on shore, I had developed a series of responses to this question. Always aware of an opportunity to be an embarrassment and an outrage to my father, I had several samples of island life ready to present.

Exploring Nantucket

The Most Wonderful Books of the Year

by Tim Ehrenberg It’s that time of year to start making a list and checking it twice… No need to find out who’s naughty or nice though, because books make the perfect gift for anyone on your shopping agenda. Thank Santa Claus that we have two bookstores here on Nantucket […]

Gifts that Give Back
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Gifts that Give Back

As members of a small community, our favorite gifts to give are gifts that give back. When you Shop Local on Nantucket, you are helping the small makers and small businesses who make our island unique.

Island Science

Season Creep

Many of us have been enjoying the mild autumn we’ve had on Nantucket this year with end-of-summer temperatures lingering well into the end of September. Forget “sweater weather”: it’s been more like shorts and t-shirts into October. Even now, in mid-November, we’ve had some 60-degree days and only recently had our first frost. It’s enough to think autumn has moved into winter’s territory.

Exploring Nantucket

Nantucket Oysters

A culinary bounty of oceanic proportions awaits in the waters surrounding Nantucket. From the striper to the squid, the scallop to the sea bean, everyone can help in the harvest and enjoy these delicacies from the deep. There is one bivalve, though, that stands out from the sea of options all around us. And though we’ll never know who first thought the humble oyster was worth sampling, we are forever in their debt.

The Beet, Eggplant Roti
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A Meal You Can’t Beat

Café culture has become a beloved part of our island experience. Autumn evenings are still warm enough to be comfortable at sidewalk tables, and the island’s balmy October days add to the fun of sitting outside for lunch and late afternoon cocktails. With more than half-a-dozen restaurants offering inviting sidewalk dining complete with romantic bistro lights draped overhead, umbrellas, pretty plantings, and enticing aromas, you might think it hard to choose. It’s not: walk past the others and head to The Beet at 9 South Water Street.