Nantucket Community News

The Nantucket Suicide Prevention Coalition has been recognized as the best in Massachusetts, and will receive an award as such at the State House on February 8th. Those named in the award are Michael Kopko, John Buckey, Jenny Garneau and Peter Swensen. Peter credits the staff at Family and Children’s Services as equally due the award.

The 16th annual Festival of Trees closes on January 4, 2010. Open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, December 26-28, 1-4 P.M., and again on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, January 2-4, 2010, 1-4 P.M. The Whaling Museum will be closed from January 5 through February 12, and will reopen on Saturday, February 13, 2010, and remain open every Saturday and Sunday through April 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The museum will also be open on Presidents Day, Monday, February 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Museum Shop, 11 Broad Street, is closed for the season.

Temporary census jobs for the 2010 census are available, and applications are being taken now. Hours are flexible hours, and up to 40 hours a week are available with mileage reimbursement. Call 1-866-861-2010 to schedule testing. http://www.2010censusjobs.gov.

Win a custom-designed 10′ x 10′ raised-bed Victory Garden, designed by Hemingwayscapes and Coffin-Fairview Gardening in consultation with the homeowner, and installed by Mitch Blake Fine Carpentry and Hanlon Landscaping. Package includes fencing, soil, plants, a hand-crafted birdhouse by Matt Oates, and a coffee-table book on American gardens. Proceeds benefit Sustainable Nantucket. Tickets are $15 each or 3 for $35. The drawing takes place March 1. Tickets can be purchased at Sustainable Nantucket office at 14 Federal Street. Information: 508.228.3399 or info@sustainablenantucket.org.

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