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Farmer’s Market Facts🥕  

Did you know that you can bring uncut produce from your own garden to sell at the Nahant Farmer’s Markets? 

We welcome craft and food vendors, community groups, local businesses and more at our Farmer’s Markets.

If you are looking to get involved with the town, this is an easy way to get rid of any extra produce you may have at home, while interacting with members of the community and other vendors! 

The only requirement is that the produce is clean and uncut. 

Our three upcoming markets are Saturday, August 20th, Saturday, September 17th, and Saturday, October 15th.

If you are interested in selling your own produce at one of our upcoming Farmer’s Markets or getting involved with the community by becoming a vendor, please contact Kristin Taylor at ktaylor@nahant.org.

Nahant Public Library’s “ArtiFest”

The Nahant Public Library is hosting an event called “ArtiFest”. ArtiFest will be dedicated to celebrating Nahant Public Library’s Building, Historic Art, and Artifacts.

This celebration will take place at the Nahant Public Library on Saturday, September 10, from 2:00PM-3:30PM. 

Address: 15 Pleasant Street, Nahant, MA 01908

Two hundred and three years ago, the Nahant Library’s book collection was formed with “ten hundred” books given to the Town of Nahant. One hundred fifty years ago, Nahant Public Library became a free library to its community. One hundred twenty-seven years ago, the current library building was opened to the public. 

This year, the library completed its second phase of building restoration and an “Artifacts in Your Library” project to preserve and interpret its historic art and artifacts. To celebrate, the public is invited on Saturday, September 10 from 2:00-3:30 for some refreshments and a chat about what has been accomplished and what is next. Guests will also receive a free self-guided tour brochure of the building.

The “Artifacts in Your Library” project is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Additional support was received courtesy of the Friends of the Nahant Public Library.

The Library property, which is listed in the State and National Registers of Historic Places, has received a matching grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund through the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Francis Galvin, Chairman. Additional funds came from the generosity of the Town through Nahant’s Community Preservation Committee.

For additional information, please contact the Nahant Public Library at 781-591-0306.

Commending Kenneth Gavin & Virginia Fiske’s Many Years of Service

The town of Nahant is proud to recognize Kenneth Gavin (102) and Virginia Fiske (103) for their devoted service in the United States armed forces. They truly embody the values of dedication, strength, bravery, and selflessness and we are honored to call these individuals residents of Nahant. President Biden has recognized them for their unwavering years protecting our country and its people.

How to Keep Cool and Stay Safe During a Heatwave

Local weather officials have issued a heat advisory for a majority of Massachusetts over the next few days, an oncoming heatwave is set to leave temperatures feeling higher than 100ºF. Because of these harsh conditions, it is important to know how to properly take care of yourself and recognize when something is wrong. Heat exhaustion occurs when the body’s core temperature goes above 105ºF, and it lacks the water necessary to cool itself down. The young and the elderly are both especially susceptible to heatstroke, as well as people with respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke sound very similar but come with some very serious distinctions. Heat exhaustion is symptomized by dizziness & confusion, loss of appetite, excessive sweating, fast breathing, and a temperature over 100ºF. Drinking water and resting in a cool place is an effective way to bring your body back to a neutral state in the event of heat exhaustion. Heatstroke, on the other hand, is much more serious. Categorized by a lack of sweating (despite heat), muscle weakness, nausea, throbbing headache, shallow breathing, and even seizures. Heatstroke is considered a medical emergency and you should contact 911 immediately if you suspect someone may be suffering from it.

How to identify Heat Exhaustion? (Heat Exhaustion will not be dangerous if you cool down within 30 minutes) 

Here are a few common symptoms to help identify heat exhaustion in yourself and others:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness and confusion
  • Loss of appetite and feeling sick
  • Excessive sweating and pale skin
  • Fast breathing or pulse
  • A high temperature of 100℉ and above

How to identify Heatstroke?

Heatstroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. Heatstroke mainly affects people over the age of 50 but can affect many different ages as well. If you suspect someone has heat stroke call 911 immediately. 

Symptoms of heatstroke include:

  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness and light-headedness
  • Lack of sweating despite heat
  • Red, hot, and dry skin
  • Muscle weakness and cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid heartbeat, which may be either strong or weak
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Seizures 

How to keep pets cool during this heatwave?

Keep pets inside in the air conditioning as much as possible or near a fan. You do not want to keep your pet in an area that is hotter than 80℉. Try to time your walks around the peak heat times of day and check the pavement with your hand before a walk. If it is too hot for you to keep your hand there for more than a few seconds, it is too hot to walk your dog. Also, avoid keeping your dog alone in a hot car because they can overheat very quickly.

Symptoms of heat stroke in dogs include:

  • Vomiting, diarrhea, thick saliva, not responding to their name, staggering, deep red tongue and brick red gums. 

Currently the Nahant Public Library remains open with A/C this summer. Feel free to stop by and enjoy the cool air, water, and endless selection of books. Hours listed below:

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 10AM-7PM

Wednesday: 10AM-5PM

Thursday: 10AM-8PM

Friday: 10AM-5PM

Saturday: 12PM-4PM

Sunday: CLOSED

Heatstroke is considered a medical emergency! If you or someone you know are experiencing symptoms of heatstroke, please call 911.

Town of Nahant partners with IMPACT Melanoma and surrounding communities to make sun protection more accessible in areas around Town.

The Town of Nahant partners with IMPACT Melanoma and seven other North Shore cities and towns to make life-saving sun protection accessible to residents from all walks of life.

The North Shore Practice Safe Skin Collaboration will provide free sunscreen at 70 recreation sites in Salem, Nahant, Lynn, Swampscott, Marblehead, Danvers, Peabody, and Beverly

June 30, 2022 — A collaboration between the Town of Nahant, seven other North Shore cities and towns, and IMPACT Melanoma, a national non-profit organization dedicated to skin cancer prevention and education, will provide free sunscreen this summer at more than 70 locations, including parks, playgrounds, beaches, and outdoor work sites.

The North Shore Practice Safe Skin Collaboration is a two-year initiative funded through a state Public Health Excellence grant that supports regional collaboration between local public health departments.

The program provides comprehensive sun protection for the region, including in neighborhoods where economic challenges and climate change are exacerbating the impacts of sun and heat exposure.

“We are thrilled to partner with IMPACT Melanoma to make sun protection more accessible to residents. Wearing sunscreen is one of the best and easiest ways to protect skin from damaging UV rays,” said Nahant’s Public Health Nurse Deb Murphy, “Used regularly, sun screen helps prevent sunburn, skin cancer, and premature aging. Sunscreen dispensers have been placed for public use throughout our community to help promote sun safety. We hope the public will take advantage of the sunscreen dispensers.”

“Lynn is very fortunate to be part of this IMPACT Melanoma project,” Lynn Public Health Director Michele Desmarais said. “Sun protection can be costly, and many Lynn residents might not be able to afford it. So making it available at our parks, splash pads, and recreation fields is an important benefit.”

Salem Health Agent David Greenbaum, who had his own recent skin cancer scare, said the new program goes well beyond previous sun-safety education efforts in the region. “This is definitely more proactive—now we’re offering free sunscreen dispensers and placing them in specific locations not just for residents and beachgoers, but also for people who work out in the sun all day long.”

To determine sites for the dispensers, planners took multiple factors into account, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s Social Vulnerability Index (SVI), which is based on 15 factors including poverty, housing density, and access to transportation. Adequate sun protection is critical in these

areas in part because socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity are associated with decreased access to dermatology care and with patients who have more advanced skin cancers at diagnosis.

A second phase will provide shade structures in areas of need. Studies have shown that high SVI areas are often “heat islands” that have fewer trees and less access to shade. “As we navigate increasing temperatures due to climate change, we want to make outdoor activity safer and more comfortable for everyone,” said IMPACT Melanoma Executive Director Deb Girard.

The program will officially launch at a kickoff event in Salem on July 21. Skin cancer experts as well as municipal government and health officials from the participating communities will be on hand. The effort is being coordinated by UMass Chan Medical School student Christopher Fay, who became passionate about sun safety after his father, Michael, was diagnosed with melanoma.

ASSESSORS FISCAL YEAR 2023 PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT HEARING NOTICE

The Town of Nahant Assessors’ Office has received preliminary certification for Fiscal Year 2023 real and personal property assessments from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws chapter 40 Section 56, the Fiscal Year 2023 proposed assessed values on all properties in Town have been adjusted to reflect the full and fair market value as of January 1, 2022.

The five-year certification review is conducted by Bureau of Local Assessment (BLA) staff at the Department of Revenue to ensure the proposed values were derived utilizing a methodology based on generally accepted mass appraisal practices, are supported with current market evidence and are uniformly and equitably applied to all property. This mass appraisal system is comprised of the following: data management, valuation, performance analysis, administration and appeals.

Our revaluation program is based on a mass appraisal process utilizing the components
of an acceptable mass appraisal system approved by the BLA.

This process took longer to complete than previous certification/revaluation years due to the change from a 3 year audit to a 5 year audit. The Town was last certified in FY2018 and this is our first 5 year certification/audit cycle.

The updated assessments may have increased or decreased and they reflect changes to neighborhoods and to individual properties based on field review, statistical analysis of sale property data, and the mandated certification process. Our revaluation resulted in an increase of  about 11% for the residential class properties; single family, two family, three family, condos and 4+family units. 

As part of the public disclosure period, the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 valuations will be available in report form at the Town Library and Town Hall. In addition, computer access        will be available on the Town website (Nahant.org) under Real Property in the Town Assessor/Department tab. You may call the office (781-581-0212) to schedule an appointment to discuss your new assessment for a date beginning July 12 through July 26, 2022 between 8:30 am to 3:00pm.

Please Click below to access the real property assessments

Nahant, MA (axisgis.com)

Farmers Market July 16, 2022

We are just a few days away from our first market of the season on Saturday July 16, 2022 from 10:00AM-1:00PM at Flash Road Park (next to the Fire Station)!! Below is a list of vendors who will be joining us this Saturday:

  • Seaside Blue Creations
  • Ocean Based Art by Ariana Casella
  • Al’s Hives and Honey
  • Barn Moth Studio
  • Nahant Public Library
  • Nahant Historical Society
  • Copper Dog Books
  • Addie Parker Jewelry
  • Seaglass Jewelry and crafts by Diana Berry
  • Forty Steps Dance
  • Jamboleo Jams

These vendors offer an array of crafts, jewelry, home goods, food, community involvement and more! Please join us for this family friendly event!

We will be accepting vendor applications until Friday afternoon for anyone still interested in being a vendor.

Please visit our Farmers Market Page at nahant.org for more information or email ktaylor@nahant.org

See you there!

Nahant Farmer’s Market

Looking forward to out three upcoming Farmer’s Markets! We welcome craft and food vendors, community groups, local businesses and more. We are still looking for vendors and accepting applications for all three markets. See flyer below for additional information or visit our Farmer’s Market page on nahant.org.

ASSESORS FISCAL YEAR 2023 PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT HEARING NOTICE

The Town of Nahant Assessors’ Office has received preliminary certification for Fiscal Year 2023 real and personal property assessments from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws chapter 40 Section 56, the Fiscal Year 2023 proposed assessed values on all properties in Town have been adjusted to reflect the full and fair market value as of January 1, 2022.

The five-year certification review is conducted by Bureau of Local Assessment (BLA) staff at the Department of Revenue to ensure the proposed values were derived utilizing a methodology based on generally accepted mass appraisal practices, are supported with current market evidence and are uniformly and equitably applied to all property. This mass appraisal system is comprised of the following: data management, valuation, performance analysis, administration and appeals.

Our revaluation program is based on a mass appraisal process utilizing the components
of an acceptable mass appraisal system approved by the BLA.

This process took longer to complete than previous certification/revaluation years due to the change from a 3 year audit to a 5 year audit. The Town was last certified in FY2018 and this is our first 5 year certification/audit cycle.

The updated assessments may have increased or decreased and they reflect changes to neighborhoods and to individual properties based on field review, statistical analysis of sale property data, and the mandated certification process. Our revaluation resulted in an increase of  about 11% for the residential class properties; single family, two family, three family, condos and 4+family units. 

As part of the public disclosure period, the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 valuations will be available in report form at the Town Library and Town Hall. In addition, computer access        will be available on the Town website (Nahant.org) under Real Property in the Town Assessor/Department tab. You may call the office (781-581-0212) to schedule an appointment to discuss your new assessment for a date beginning July 12 through July 26, 2022 between 8:30 am to 3:00pm.

Please Click below to access the real property assessments

Nahant, MA (axisgis.com)

**NAHANT FARMERS MARKET SATURDAY AUGUST 20, 2022 10AM-1PM AT FLASH RD PARK** VISIT OUR FARMERS MARKET PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BECOME A VENDOR https://nahant.org/farmersmarket/