June 2021

As always in the June issue, our high school graduates are congratulated on the cover, individually, and in this case, jumped to later in the issue. The Checklist Supervisors are in the process of verifying the checklist, and take-out suppers for the church will last all summer — just call several days in advance.

Low and moderate income homeowners may apply for tax relief, the Town Hall re-opens its doors to the public in-person, Summer Playground is again canceled, and the Transfer Station superintendent thanks all for the vote in favor of a new building.

Our school board rep explains why there will not be a 5th grade in Dublin next year (visit his Facebook page for discussion), and the Trustees of the Trust Funds announce three scholarship winners. Our elementary school principal announces end-of year testing and wishes all a good summer; our preschool graduates six children to first grade; and the library plans a new summer program for the children.

Former selectman Sterling Abram details the parking changes we can expect along Lake Road near the Pumpelly trail entrance, and we caught him with the Citizen of the Year award. We have a drone’s eye view of the Town Meeting as it took place on Cricket Hill Farm’s field, to accompany results of the outdoor town meeting; the Hub goes over its June offerings; and we profile a young woman in town who is growing flowers as gifts.

The Historical Society is hosting a storyteller, and announced its 101st celebration slated for August. Local archaeologist Robert Goodby has published a new book, two of our older citizens marvel birthdays over a game of Scrabble, and we can always find a way to help end the 68 hours of hunger experienced by our local schoolchildren every weekend.

Get some tips on saving energy, learning about the Cornucopia Project, and how a donation of pet food can go a long way. The Friendly Farm is due to reopen, the editor reviews a book about the founding of the Hub, Neil explains how he rigged up his radio channel for Town Meeting, and we now have to dial 603 in front of all our local calls!

Concerts start, lectures begin, and we celebrate the arrival of the summer Warblers. Get your burn permits, if you even dare to burn, and pay close attention to several new advertisers. Safe travels everyone.

 

May 2021

The May Advocate opens with a tribute to the pollinators, and details how we can help them multiply by using native plants to sustain a biodiverse environment right in our own backyards. Then, let’s not forget about Town Meeting, broadside.

The Library is all abuzz with May 22’s Garden Fest, turning our village into a hub of activity, with books and seed sales, lunch and music, fun and games.

Memorial Day is coming up, and we will honor it in part in person, but wholeheartedly. The Women’s Club is still discussing its summer plans, Rotary is planning a roadside cleanup day, and our police department makes two requests: honor the speed limit to share the road with people on foot or bikes, and leash our dogs at all times.

DCA students won big in a Christian school competition, and the DHS hosts a storyteller, announces a new president, and anticipates its summer celebration for 101 years in operation.

Our schoolchildren are thriving, baseball season is on — its field redone, and we have lost two Dubliners who meant a great deal to many.

Our School Board rep explains the situation, many attended the Rotary Park presentation, and Consolidated Communications is offering a sale on broadband fees!

Congratulations to our 2021 college grads, stay tuned for news on the Dublin trailhead access, and follow a teacher’s learning curve. There’s an effort afoot to replace the DPL’s old catch basins, one family shares their homeschooling journey, and a private school shows views of its outdoor classrooms that were in use all winter!

A local nurse practitioner gives one-on-one attention to people seeking a healthier lifestyle, we have two new staffers in the highway department, expect news about Summer Playground next month, and witness gifts from our church supper to the local vax clinic.

NextDoor is alive and well among Dubliners, and we hear from its host. Walk for Hunger is in its fifth year, and we honor the memory of “a playful spirit.” We can read about preventing violence in the home, May events at the Hub, donating food to hungry children, and attending one of several churches here in town.

How broadband came to town has roots that go back several years, the local homeless shelter has a wish list, and here’s how to dispose of hazardous waste in Keene.

The Humanities council hosts Joy Harjo — U.S. Poet Laureate, Americorps takes a stand, and we offer an inspiring word about volunteerism from our new President of the United States, almost 100 days in office.

The local hospital is reaching out to improve community health, Tom focuses on Motus, which is tracking migrant birds and butterflies, and we have some Dubliners in the News.

Remember our loyal advertisers for services in and around your home, and stay well.

 

April 2021

We are protecting Dublin Lake, one corner at a time, starting at the Pumpelly Trailhead, as pointed out in the cover story of this month’s April issue. Our recycling efforts can be back in full operation mid-April, the Town Hall staff remain without visitors until all are vaccinated, the library Friends plan a big book sale next month, and our Town Meeting will be on May 1  — outdoors.

Two public hearings are scheduled for Zoom, the pre-town meeting will be on Zoom, and we announce the new officers. Roads are posted. Photos for town site are wanted.

The Checklist folks thank the poll workers, it’s important to register your dog(s) — pandemic or no, and this newsletter takes no stand with any opinions we print re town issues, so marked.

The schoolchildren at DCS patiently await springtime, the Dublin Christian Academy schoolchildren baked and delivered more than 80 meals to area residents, and we call for May’s college or technical grads to send us their news!

The update from the School Board Rep includes the recount turnaround, the Peterborough Farmer’s Market opens this first week of April, and there’s another voice calling for an end to systemic racism.

Two scholarships open up for our town’s high school seniors, the Rummage Sale will be two full days outdoors, we’re invited to take or donate foodstuffs to Ending 68 Hours of Hunger, and also to partake in the Church’s monthly take-out supper.

Now that many homes in Dublin are hooked up to fiber optic, there are details to consider. The CDC shares vaccine news, our village flag flies at half-mast for those lost to COVID, and several Opinion pieces relate to the Town Warrant: funding sought for 11 nonprofits, two opinions about SB2, and Rotary eyes improvements in the Park on Howe Reservoir. CVTC won nonprofit of the year from the Peterborough Chamber; and grants are available for humanities-based projects.

We lost two gentlepeople, Earth Day is coming up, and there are events at the Hub, not the least of which is Complex Conversations — this month’s topic is Mental Health.

All during the pandemic, the Hub handed out monthly lunches, our PB secretary designed a handy poster detailing which forms you need to make changes on your property, and Dublin welcomes 35 new families to town, based on that many homes sold.

In Peterborough, the MAxt Makerspace has something for everyone,  the new Rotary is running a speech contest on its Four Way Test, and a Humanities program is offered.

Crossing brigades help the annual migration of salamanders across busy roadways, it’s time to pull in the birdfeeders, get savvy about fire permits, recycle hazardous waste responsibly, and check out the owlet! Morning Star Maple is steaming away and NH Saves offers rebates. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

We have a couple interesting new advertisers this month, see if you can figure out who they are. Happy April, stay well.

March 2021

The March issue is in Dublin homes by now, and it begins with the topic on everyone’s mind, vaccinations. At least one Dubliner is volunteering in the effort. In addition to healthcare this month, we cover a teacher who’s been here in our DCS for 15 years, and still loves it.

It’s time to vote March 9, but only for Candidates; meet them March 6 outside of the DPL. All the rest of Town Meeting and its voting on warrant articles (preview included) has been postponed to May 1, also outdoors.

The Town Safety Committee asks those who plow the snow to follow the rules, and the town’s new website is up and running. School is back in session, and it’s a testament to much collaboration. What the future holds for telehealth is considered, our broadband news is updated again with access forthcoming, and Dubliners over 65 can benefit from hot meals delivered to their door by students at DCA. The Community Church is offering its monthly take-out dinner as well.

The Conservation Commission updates us on easement monitoring, a young woman who grew up in town has earned national attention, and we lost three women who had made Dublin home for decades.

The School Board Rep is starting his own Facebook page for conversations, and many Dubliners were in the local news in the last month. (See clippings on back cover.)

Neil Sandford, Dublin’s Deputy Town Clerk / Tax Collector has his own radio station that plays Christian music and themes, and Audubon can now track butterflies in addition to birds. Eversource explains the rate hike, and we have parting words from M.E. McClellan.

Events at the DubHub continue with lively Zooms and lunches to go, Wi-Fi access for those who need it, and it’s time to Spring Forward !

Apple Hill offers chamber music online, and a new program that benefits from Rotary funding prepays several restaurants to cook and box up meals that are free for pickup twice a week in Peterborough! It is part of the continuing effort “between restaurants and agencies helping to resolve regional food insecurity.” That said, Ending 68 Hours of Hunger, which packs up food supplies for children in the district to eat during the weekends, seeks crackers in sleeves for equitable and healthy distribution.

MAxT Makerspace is looking for mentors, The River Center offer solutions for families that seek services, and a local transportation nonprofit can arrange for wheelchair vans to take people to their essential appointments.

Though birdseed may run low, they still need to eat too through the cold. The Hawk Watch had some remarkable results last fall, and Americorps recognizes four challenges facing this country at the moment.

As said, clippings about Dubliners fill the back page. And remember our advertisers, they are here for you. Stay well.

February 2021

The February Advocate continues its gratitude for essential workers by honoring Heidi, a local healthcare worker, followed by a student’s college essay on COVID. While we will vote in early March, our Town Meeting will be delayed until it is safe to meet en masse, possibly outdoors. We have yet another update on Broadband — fast approaching; a new storage building is proposed for the Recycling Center, and recycling itself remains on hold until better days.

Attendance has resumed at the public school; NH residents can now register for vaccines; and we welcome several new families to town. The Dublin Historical Society asks us to hang onto our 2020 memorabilia, to exhibit in time, and the DHS reflects on its first century.

We have lost two wonderful men, both born in the mid ’20s; and a new staffer joins the Advocate. Project Home is helping to set up homes for immigrant families caught up in the turmoil down south; the Sharing Arts Center is gearing up; and healthcare advice is free from HCS.

The Hub will host a “complex” community conversation to hear a black woman’s experience of growing up nearby; a telescope is in the works for the library; and the folks who handle food for hungry local schoolchildren request nutrition bars, for easy packing.

The Grosbeaks of winter are here in all their glory and our “birder” includes findings from the Christmas Bird Count. The mask mandate has been extended and a vaccine update comes not a minute too late.

Remember to read up on the library, get an update from the School Board Rep, and notice our advertisers!

Again, our back-page grid is just fun, with all meetings and announcements now online: visit TownofDublin.org with your town-related queries.

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