The October Advocate captures the thrill of the Gas Engine Meet, announces the hours for trick or treating, and praises our road crew for keeping our roads passable after the storm. It’s time to register to vote, celebrate World Polio Day with the Rotarians, and catch up on school news and views. The Art Tour is here, as is the Open 1841 Schoolhouse, and it is also time for the Fall rummage sale. We acknowledge Fred Woodward, a Navy man, and witness John Sandri awarded by the Garden Club. There’s all the activities at the DubHob, Library, and Rotary, plus come learn how to make a lantern. The Black Fly Story Hour is not to be missed, as well as the Electric Earth concert. We honor Cles Staples, who was an essential part of this town’s well-being, and hear about the quilts at Mariposa to honor Black History. We can read the River Center offerings, and consider giving rides to people who need them. The Humane Society is sponsoring a fundraising Walkathon, and Raylynmor offers an Opera Cabaret. Hunting Season is under way, so wear your orange in the woods and keep an eye out for Golden Eagles. As always, tell our advertisers you saw them here.
Do vote on September 11: State Primary Election Day (Town Hall open all day). Secondly, Dubliners survived a most challenging storm, which caused flooding in two other towns as well. Our road crew has been on the job double-time ever since. Meanwhile, the September issue of the Advocate is here, and it prompts us to question why the state performs the annual Howe Reservoir Drawdown; our Conservation Commission and other concerned citizens have called a public meeting (September 19). We get a geologist’s take on the region, sign up for a hike to hawkwatch, and don’t miss the DPD’s BBQ, postponed from last month due to the storm. Dublin’s 47th Annual Gas Engine Meet (Sept. 7-9) is in memory of Cles Staples this year, who was dear to all. Voting details, beach news, a new bus for DCS, and a small, antique gravestone has been delivered to its rightful place. We hear from two young people about their experiences, and then there are the monthly updates from the DPL, DCS, its PTO, Hub, and the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery. The Peterborough Players continue to thrill, Rotary speakers converge, and CVTC seeks volunteer drivers. We mark the passing of Charles Collier, consider offerings from the River Center, and learn about the complex relationship between Horseshoe Crabs, Red Knots, and human medicine from our resident ornithologist. Many advertisers are hearing from you, thank you!
The August issue is here: The children at Playground climbed Monadnock last month and quite enjoyed it, a couple of BBQs are coming up, and the World War I exhibit in the Town Hall opens on the 11th. The Community Church has called a new pastor, the Baha’is annual event is here, and the Planning Board invites all to a final hearing on the Master Plan. We have lost some great people, one of whom co-founded this newsletter, and the kids are painting murals on the back of the horse sheds behind the church. Walden School’s musical program, ongoing since 1981, is in full swing, and the Garden Club’s Flower Show was a big hit. We have news from summer camps, schools getting under way, Rotary speakers, library and Hub, and what’s this? Dublin’s own ultramarathon runner! Check out the Friendly Farm, new advertisers, library, and many arts in the Region. And last but not least, the Virginia Rail.
In the July issue of the Advocate, the Rec Committee takes us on more adventures in nature, the Summer Playground is on, and the town beach has opened for swimmers to beat the heat. Many scholarships have been awarded by both the Dublin Community Foundation and the Trustees for Trust Funds. The town administrator shares details about how business is handled at the Town Hall, and we have still more graduates to congratulate. The Barn Sale is coming up; always a fun time! We are informed about the prospects for Broadband coverage in town, how our invasive plants are being dealt with, and learn about our preschool’s happenings. The Garden Club’s Flower Show is coming up, and the lake hosts are on duty at the public landing. Not to miss the WWI Exhibit coming up at the Town Hall in August, put on by the Historical Society, and enjoy the news that Paul Tuller has won an Ewing Arts Award. All the updates from the library, the Hub, and Rotarians are here, as well as lectures, forums, plays, and brass bands. So much to choose from. Remind our advertisers you saw them here.
We can be so proud of our high school and college graduates, displayed on the cover and interior of the June issue. A renowned local author speaks to library visitors, and we know it’s really summer when the beach opens, playground begins, and paddles and hikes are planned. The Hunger Walk raised serious funds and our roadways got cleaned up by our Rotarian volunteers. It’s time to register to vote or change your affiliation, and prepare to be awed by the Historical Society’s exhibit next month on World War I. The Mariposa Museum invites all to its Nelson Mandela quilt exhibit, and the Vintage Market is back. Along with monthly entries of news and events from the library, schools, Community Center, and Rotary speakers, we have the Raylynmor Opera’s Iolanthe coming June 3 and the Peterborough Players is in its 85th season. Opportunities to volunteer abound: become a volunteer driver or help a child to read, find out about help for seniors, as well as healthcare and retirement. After reading up on the Indigo Bunting, try calling up one of our advertisers for an estimate.