In the April 2018 issue, the results of Town Meeting were rounded out by the award for Jean Barden (to honor her steadfast support of her husband’s challenging job for 30 years), final budget numbers notwithstanding.
Town officers were sworn in and the photo of the Citizen of the Year, Adele Knight, will be taken April 2 when she is awarded a wall clock by the Selectmen. The Women’s Club Annual Meeting is coming up, and the town’s two scholarship boards are seeking candidates.
Dublin lost three remarkable women over the winter and they are profiled in our pages. We look closely at a solar home, and a serious promotion for Joe Sangermano. Our usual but critical news is here from the library, the schools, and the Hub. A seminar, speakers, chorus, folk and Celtic music are all offered, and a whole-page focus on Earth Day combines with safeguarding our local amphibian population, which is on the move. We close out with age-old wisdom from our ad rep. Graduates, send your news!
The March Advocate issue opens with a preview of the draft of Dublin’s 2018 warrant articles, complete with relevant dates and times to vote and meet. The library offers its annual Meet Your Candidates (list p. 4) as well as its weekly StoryTimes, the Friends host a talk on Madame Butterfly, and the Town Clerk points out election details. Don’t miss the pre-town meeting! School news comes from the elementary school principal about the activities for our children and our school board rep shares the petition article re word changes in the collective bargaining agreement. The Historical Society announces the annual meeting, potluck, and talk; we announce a new staffer; and you can check out the requests from the eight nonprofits that are proposed to receive our support if approved at Town Meeting (March 17, 9 am, DCS). The Planning Board reports on its second ordinance; we remember a dear friend, and the Hub details its March offerings. Dublin School has Nordic and basketball news, and we profile the family who have bought the former parsonage on Main. Read all about old-time tools in local kitchens, Japanese tools in workshops, volunteer training for hospice, and Waxwings. And do check out our advertisers.
In the February 2018 issue, few could have known such an artist as “Quigley” (1891-1961) had such deep Dublin roots. We include the dates for hearings as we prepare for our ever-important Town Meeting March 17. Get informed and then vote March 13th. We introduce the new highway crew members and appointments, beg you to check your CO detectors and fire extinguishers, and honor the memory of a great Dubliner, John McKenna. We anticipate theatre offerings from Raylynmor and Peterborough Players, thank Brian Barden one last time, and expose citizen science at work on the bird count. We have the usual updates from library, school board, Consolidated School, Hub — and unusual updates from the Planning Board, MRC speakers, and exhibits. At last, read all about the illusive Bobcat. And do tell our advertisers you saw them here.
The January 2018 issue of the Advocate wishes all a Happy New Year, rings in the New Year with a bit about Dublin’s own bell, and invited all to attend Brian’s retirement party. We offer a couple explanations as to why our taxes were a little lower this billing cycle, and the Town Clerk has listed which Town Offices are open so candidates can apply. The water results came in from the state and we include a profile of a new, young professional couple who have moved to town. The monthly updates from the library, the schools, the community center, and HCS keep readers on their toes, just in time to catch up with the second installment of Aggie and Sean Macy’s river saga on the Allagash. Voices are sought for the church choir and feast your eyes on the Great Grey Owl. As always, remember our advertisers.
The December issue of the Advocate contains as many events, mostly local, that we could manage to find. Brian Barden is interviewed to commemorate his resignation as Road Agent for the last 30 years; library and school news is included as well as all the Hub events this month. There’s a photographic exhibit in Peterborough showing Dubliners, and we learn about the radio station in town. Volunteer drivers are honored and the shelter in Keene for the homeless is fundraising through a hefty auction. The Players have more offerings, and the benefit for Puerto Rico yielded solid funds. Tom wrote about the Wood Duck, just passing through. Don’t forget to tell our advertisers you saw them in these pages. Finally, happiest of holidays to all.