Nantucket Community News

Heather North McGraw of NannyTucket is offering their services ($35 value) to newsletter subscribers for free to the first 10 requests in honor of Mothers Day. Fathers can book for mothers, mothers for themselves. NannyTucket will send one of their background checked, referenced checked, interviewed and trained sitters. 508-332-0951,,

Something Natural is taking votes for your favorite island non-profit. Vote anytime between now and May 31st at 50 Cliff. The non-profit with the most votes will be the recipient of the 8th annual non-profit day to be held on June 9, 2010.

The third annual Nantucket Family Adventure is a back-to-nature event for all ages, beginning May 9, 2010. Families will engage in friendly competition as they explore Nantucket’s conservation areas through games, letterboxing, scavenger hunts, nature prowls and more. The Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Mass Audubon, Nantucket Land Council, UMass Field Station, The Linda Loring Nature Foundation, The Trustees of Reservations, and Strong Wings Adventure School will host a variety of guided and self-guided events May 9-June 13. Scheduled activities include beach cleanup with the Clean Team, an Open Night at the MMA’s Loines Observatory, garlic mustard pull at the Old Mill, a horseshoe crab walk at UMass, a Great Point lighthouse tour, a creepy-crawly scavenger hunt, and kayaking. Families can attend these events as their schedule allows, or can simply do the activities in the booklet at their leisure. 508.228.9198. The kickoff event at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, 110 Eel Point Road, is on May 9 (Mother’s Day) from noon – 2 pm, where families can register to participate free.

Help to pay for the 4th of July Fireworks. Beginning May 12, Buy a “Clear Sky at Night … Nantucket Fireworks Delight!” T-shirt at Nantucket Visitor Services, 25 Federal Street – navy blue 100% cotton in adult ($15) and children’s ($12) sizes. Also available at the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays starting June 12, and at Jetties on the 4th if supplies last. Order at 508-228-0925 or e-mail

All hair collected from Tresses & The Day Spa clients will go to the “Hair Matt Oil Spill Program”, and Tresses will accept clippings from other salons. The Program collects hair and ships it to US manufacturers who weave the hair into mats that can soak up oil, or the hair is stuffed into recycled nylons with mesh to provide a strong exterior, making oil booms to keep oil spills from spreading. 508-228-0024.

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