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  • Sunday, July 25, 2021 11:58 AM | Holly Pagon (Administrator)

    Bike and Scooter Safety Day was held on July 14 and over 30 children completed the course. Thank you to the Nantucket Police Department for creating the course and checking bike helmets and to Siasconset Civic Association board members Robert Franklin, Maggie Boone and Karel Greenberg for greeting children and giving each child a special t-shirt and a coupon for ice cream at the ‘Sconset Market. Remember all children under 16 years of age or under are required to wear a helmet.


  • Saturday, July 10, 2021 6:21 PM | Gail Walker (Administrator)

    We had a great turnout for today's clean-up!  Twenty volunteers -- including 6 enthusiastic children -- cleaned the beach as well as the village center.

    Many thanks to:

    Tracy and Scott Biedron
    Sarah Bingham (Filipski) 
    Ti and Bob Conley
    Chrissi Crampton and her daughters Maddie and Cece
    Lynn Filipski
    Susan Gammage Munn
    Keith Goldstein
    Callie Kelly and her children Francis and George
    Tom Loughlin
    Jennifer Neighbours and her daughters Eleanor and Lydia
    Dave Ogletree
    Martin Ogletree
    Gail Walker




  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:50 PM | Gail Walker (Administrator)


    We had a great turnout for the June clean-up. Sporting new safety vests, eighteen volunteers picked up litter on the beach, in the village center, and on several of our main thoroughfares (Main Street/Milestone Road, New Street, Morey Lane, and Ocean Ave.)  A big thanks to all who participated. And a special thanks to the three teens who volunteered to clean up Larsen Park every day while they're here this summer -- we've dubbed them the Teen Clean Team!

    June 13, 2021 Clean Team Volunteers:

    Nancy Beebe
    Esther Brown
    Paul Collins
    Lisa Double
    Anne Dougherty
    Robert Franklin
    Ashley Gebhardt
    Elizabeth Lacouture
    Josh Nims
    Luke Nims - Teen Clean Team
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    essa Nims - Teen Clean Team
    Kate Heller O'Reilly
    Wilson Prieve - Teen Clean Team
    Tiekka Tellier
    Gail Walker
    Dan Weber
    Nell Wilson
    George Wilson

  • Saturday, May 22, 2021 3:40 PM | Gail Walker (Administrator)

    Today was a day of firsts for the Sconset Clean Team: the first clean-up of the 2021 summer season; the first without masks in over a year; and the first with some of our new safety vests.

    Seven volunteers met at Ruddick Commons and spread out along Milestone to clean both sides of it between New Street and Tom Nevers Road. While they weren't able to collect ALL of the trash that was along this stretch in an hour (there was so much!), it was a great effort and we are thankful to all those who participated: Anne Dougherty, Janet Eyre, Lynn Filipski, Robert Franklin, Kit Murphy, Gail Walker, and Julia Wilcox.


  • Sunday, April 18, 2021 3:15 PM | Gail Walker (Administrator)

    It took five (five!) vehicles to haul everything to the dump that the two Sconset litter derby teams picked up on April 17-18 as part of the 2021 Nantucket Litter Derby.

    Twelve noble and intrepid souls spent approximately 60 man hours picking up trash in and near 'Sconset. 'Sconset is a whole lot cleaner now, thanks to the Amendolare family (Nick, Kristi, Billy, and Lola), Anne Dougherty, Rachel Hobart, Charley and Martha Polachi, John Shea, Gail Walker, Dan Weber, and Mary Will.

    The most unusual items found in addition to the alarming number of bottles, cans and candy wrappers: a large flatscreen TV (John) and a very old bike (Rachel) -- both on the Land Bank property between Ocean Ave and the beach (!).


  • Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:08 PM | Gail Walker (Administrator)

    A BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN
    TODAY'S 'SCONSET CLEAN-UP! 



    As this very challenging year winds down, volunteers came together for one last 'Sconset clean-up. It was a great success as can be seen in the photo above.  Six Clean Team members (listed below) filled over 15 trash bags with discarded bottles, soda cans and endless bits of plastic -- all from the area between Ocean Avenue and 'Sconset beach, from Gully Road to the Summer House Bistro.                                         

    If you want to be notified about our monthly Sconset clean-ups starting again next Spring, please send an email to sconsetcivic@gmail.com and we'll add you to the list. 

    Hope to see you then! 

    December 12 Clean Team Volunteers
    Tim Cashman
    Anne Dougherty -- Team Lead
    Cynthia Gallagher
    Karel Greenberg
    Marth Polachi
    Gail Walker





  • Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:28 PM | Gail Walker (Administrator)

    A great group turned out today for the Sconset Beach clean-up organized by the Sconset Civic Association.


    Fueled by Downyflake donuts, 21 volunteers (listed below) spread out and collected trash on the beach from Low Beach up to Wade Cottages, and then in the Codfish Park area.


    They picked up an incredible amount of cans, bottles, mylar balloons, plastic gloves, plastic cups, heaps of tangled fishing lines -- and even an old TV!! 



    Thanks to this effort, our beautiful beach and Codfish Park are a lot cleaner today.

    If you are on island through the winter months and would like to be included in our next clean-up, we'd love your help.  Please send an email to sconsetcivic@gmail.com and we'll add you to the list.

    November 28 Clean Team Volunteers

    Mark Burlingham
    Paul and Mary Collins
    Nina and Ross Bermingham
    Lisa Camesano
    Anne Dougherty -- Team Leader
    Amy Graham
    Karel Greenberg
    Kate Heller O'Reilly
    Nina Hellman
    Glenn Hinderstein
    Ann Johnson
    Virginia Laytham
    Kit Murphy
    Elizabeth Nolan
    Alexa and Ethan Rosen-Gozani -- our youngest volunteers!
    Gail Walker
    Dan Weber
    Mary Will -- finder of the TV

  • Monday, September 21, 2020 3:26 PM | Gail Walker (Administrator)


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    A hearty group of volunteers turned out for the September Sconset clean-up.

    They spread out to tackle trash in all parts of the village, from Ocean Avenue to Morey Lane, from Larsen Park through Codfish Park, as well as on our beautiful beach.

    We picked up trash of all kinds including bags, bottles and cans even finding a dried up Christmas tree complete with a stand and lights still attached. It's a good feeling knowing that Sconset is a little bit cleaner now. Thanks to those listed below for getting it done!

    But alas, our work continues. If you are on island through the Fall and Winter months and want to be included in our off-season clean-ups, please send an email to sconsetcivic@gmail.com.

    September 19 Clean Team Volunteers:

    • Esther Brown
    • Anne Dougherty (Team Lead)
    • Janet Eyre
    • Lynn Filipski
    • Robert Franklin
    • Ray Grubbs
    • Miles Hankin
    • Drew Lancaster
    • Charles Mappin
    • Poppi Massey
    • Cindy & Rolf Nelson (plus two guests)
    • Josh Nims
    • Noreen Poulson
    • Gail Walker
    • Emma Ward
  • Monday, August 24, 2020 10:15 AM | Gail Walker (Administrator)

    Below please find a recent letter sent to the Select Board of Nantucket following a vote by the Civic Association Board to do so. It encourages the Town to honor the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Town and the Sconset Beach Preservation Fund that allows for expansion of the geotubes. The issue of erosion affects our entire community and we all benefit from the ability to walk or bike the scenic road to Sankaty Head Lighthouse. 


    August 17, 2020

    Dear Select Board of Nantucket:

    The Board of the Siasconset Civic Association voted to support the expansion of the geotube project on the bluff off Baxter Road as was agreed in a 2013 Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Board of Selectmen. The Siasconset Beach Preservation Fund has successfully shown over the past seven years that it is possible to stop erosion in protected areas with no negative impact as regular monitoring has shown.

    Hundreds of residents and visitors walk, run or bike to Sankaty Lighthouse every day and protecting the road for residents is very important. This is a historic portion of ‘Sconset and includes the cliff walk that parallels the shoreline. The beach below is being nourished with sand in an environmentally responsible plan that is privately funded.

    Many parts of Nantucket’s coastline are facing erosion and we think there is much to learn from this project that could help other parts of Nantucket as well as other communities in Massachusetts.

    The Board of the Siasconset Civic Association supports the efforts of the ‘Sconset Beach Preservation Fund to stabilize the bank above the beach on Baxter Road and hopes that the Select Board will conclude that the continuing legal challenges are not in the best interest of the town or the community.

    Sincerely,

    Lynn Filipski
    President, Siasconset Civic Association

  • Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:23 PM | Gail Walker (Administrator)

    From Ocean Ave west to Morley Lane, from Pochick Ave north to King Street and all the way down Gully Road, the Sconset Clean Team picked up everything from plastic bags, bottles and cans to an old sun hat, a pair of flip flops and several deflated balloons. 

    It's a good feeling knowing all the trash we picked up didn’t end up in the ocean. And Sconset is a little bit cleaner today as a result. 

    Thank you to those listed below for getting it done!  And a special thanks to Anne Dougherty for serving as today's team captain.

    If you are on island on Saturday September 19th, please join us for our September Clean-up by registering at www.siasconsetcivicassociation.org under Upcoming Events.                                                                                  

    August 15 Clean Team Volunteers

    • Caitlin Boland
    • Nancy Broll
    • Scott & Tracy Biedron
    • Lynn Filipski
    • Robert Franklin & Charles Mappin
    • Emily Maletta
    • Nina Ross & Ross Berlingham
    • Gail Walker
    • Dan Weber & Anne Dougherty



     








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