Whaler Pride is stronger than ever. Our Maury People SIR family of agents had 4 graduates in the Nantucket High School class of 2020. Watching them grow up over the years has been an inspiration and a wonderful part of our lives. This year, more than ever, we want to congratulate the class of 2020 for their hard work, achievements, and resolve.
Covid-19 has impacted our lives in large and small ways. While simple pleasures, like a night at the movies, are not possible at this time, communities, businesses, and organizations are coming together to help one another and get creative with ways to restore some normalcy to our lives.
The Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors has launched the Safe Summer 2020 Initiative in response to needs concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative is meant to reassure guests and visitors that professionals across Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket are taking to protect our communities and make them safe - but, at the same time, begin the steps to recover our economy, which depends on short-term rentals.
As a Safe Summer Pledge Signer, Maury People Sotheby's International Realty has committed to meeting the Safe Summer 2020 standards, which goes above and beyond what the state of Massachusetts requires.
To learn more about the Safe Summer 2020 Initiative, guidelines, and what's open visit the following resources.
Fortunately, due to the effectiveness of earlier phases, as of June 8th, the state has moved into Phase 2 "Cautious" of the states 4 part Reopening plan. The phases of the plan named "Start" "Cautious," "Vigilant" and "The New Normal,” respectively last a minimum of three weeks, however, If public health data trends are negative, specific industries, regions, and/or the entire Commonwealth may need to return to an earlier phase.
On May 18th the state of Massachusetts presented the following plan in regards to reopening the state. We are currently in phase 1 with future phases to be started depending on the effectiveness of the current phase. Unfortunately, this does leave us with unanswered questions but the plan does give us an indication of what to expect during each phase. If all goes well we could see a transition to phase 2 June 8th.
Nantucket has surf, often good, sometimes great, always fun. While the rest of the East Coast is often flat for long periods of time during the summer, the South Shore of Nantucket picks up swells from several directions by sticking out into the Atlantic like an elbow. Whether you are looking to give it a try or a seasoned pro, Nantucket is a great place to surf.
Many Island restaurants and bakeries are offering takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup. Below is a list of establishments with information and hours of operations. We have also provided information concerning grocery shopping as well. This list is as of May 15th, 2020.
As our community is impacted by COVID-19, gifts to the food pantry will help ensure that vulnerable children, families, and seniors have enough to eat. NFP is responding to an increased need for food as families are out of work, children are out of school, seniors lose access to food and supplies and quarantined individuals cannot access grocery stores. The impact of school and work shutdowns, event cancellations, and restaurant closures will have far-reaching repercussions that will extend beyond the length of the viral pandemic.
To support our oncology nurses and technicians in these trying times of pandemic, when vulnerable cancer patients continue to require treatment, Nantucket Triathlon Club and Monument Running Group are hosting a virtual “Nantucket Solo Run for Hope” on May 1, 2, and 3 with three different run distances 5k, 10k and Half Marathon, plus a 5k walk. The beneficiary of the Solo Run for Hope is Swim Across America – Nantucket, which supports on-island cancer treatment and patient care through the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Oncology Department and PASCON, the Island’s palliative care provider. All of these nurses and technicians are on the front lines every day.
During these challenging times, the far-away island of Nantucket may seem even farther. We are looking forward to when we will all once again be able to enjoy Nantucket and its historical and natural treasures. In the meantime here are some online resources that enable you to experience some of Nantucket from your home. Stay safe, looking forward to seeing you again.
A quaint shell drive off Cliff Road brings you to a private enclave of 5 homes. At the end of the quiet and exclusive lane, is an impressive 5-bay colonial style home with a guest house and a shed. The home is sited on an oversized lot with a beautiful, secluded yard which abuts protected open space. With a 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bath main house and a 2-bedroom guest house, this Cliff area beauty is a must-see.
Since 1983 the Nantucket Land Bank has been a successful land conservation program created to acquire, hold and manage key open spaces and land on Nantucket for public use, agriculture and recreation. As a first of its kind in the United States, the program's success has led it to be used as a model for other communities across the country. The efforts of the Nantucket Land Bank, and other island conservation programs, has led to nearly half of Nantucket being permanently protected open spaces.