October 2021

The October issue is in our homes by now, so we see the welcoming at Dublin School, its new dining hall, and glimpse a few of its sailors on the open waters of our fair lake. The library has new books, new classes, a bus route, and a telescope to rent. Its Trustees invite feedback about what new trends we Dubliners might seek from our library, and the trick or treating hours have been set. Our local Bible Church offers trunk or treating for everyone who wishes to participate.

We read an important message from our town administrator about avoiding cyber-crime, our town moderator reminds us about the Special State Election on October 26, and some of us have not yet registered our dogs!

The beach cleanup and winter prep are accomplished, we lost a man who meant so much to so many of us, and the town clerk shares a roundup of how best to conduct business with the town. Our principal of the elementary school catches us up on what’s going on there, and the 25th annual open studio art tour has seven Dublin artists participating. Do go see!

Our school board rep reports on the first community forum, and another man who was born and raised in town has left us. The Advocate staffers prepared a listing of all the town meetings in town that are open to the public on a regular basis, the church in the village has planned another monthly take-out community supper for one and all, and a photo from the Antique Engine Meet website says it all.

Our two intrepid hikers detail their strenuous hike up Katahdin, we lost a woman who was a shining light to all, the Rotary announced a donation to Peterborough’s new library, and the Church’s rummage and yard sale has been postponed a week due to inclement weather.

Dublin-based Yankee Publishing Inc. has released the 230th Old Farmer’s Almanac —available wherever books and magazines are sold, the Advocate welcomes a new staffer, and the traveling replica of the Vietnam Wall was honored at a celebration held at Cathedral of the Pines.

Our ConComm is working hard to help us eradicate invasives, most notably buckthorn, knotweed, and bittersweet. The Hawkwatch is under way, and the River Center offers support for all kinds of family challenges. A theatre has been reborn in the next town south, hunting seasons are in full swing in NH (wear orange outdoors!), and some recycling efforts have paid off.

We are invited to simply donate crackers to stave off hunger amid area schoolchildren, and the Hub is hopping: art shows, multiple music events, and a traditional Oktoberfest Community Lunch is coming up!

The FCC has introduced a new dialing arrangement to facilitate an emergency hotline for suicide prevention, which gives us homework to adjust our 7-digit contact numbers to 10 digits on our cell phones. Alas, consider driving a neighbor to an essential appointment.

To close, NH Alerts offers an app for emergency weather conditions, our birdman discusses the need for birds to access water during migration — which is happening now, and there’s a Community Walk for Recovery from Substance Abuse on October 17 in Peterborough.

We sport a colorful grid for the calendar as it’s so much clearer, and also shows some real spectacles in our town that we just do not have room for on the inside of these pages.

Stay well — and sustain our advertisers with your business.

September 2021

All of New England’s 67 highest peaks have now been climbed by this intrepid local duo. Read about their adventures on the cover of September’s Advocate.

We include a few facts about the Jamestown Canyon Virus, which recently claimed a person’s life here in town. Sign up for a free take-out supper from the local church, and visit the Library for all kinds of new offerings.

We have a primary election on September 7, and a general election on October 26 — all precautions will be in effect. The 49th annual Gas Engine Meet is September 10-12, don’t miss it! The village church’s regularly scheduled biannual yard and rummage sale will again be held September 24 & 25; and Arts Alive! is offering mini-grants for artists.

Read the report from our school board rep about the opening of schools with an indoor mask mandate, and the Players’ last play is here, Where You Are.

Of course, school starts the last day of August and many cannot wait; and see photos from the Historical Society’s 100-year celebration — one that was forced to delay a year because of COVID.

We roll out the welcome mat to 40 new families in town based on number of houses sold over the last 18 months, and begin with an explanation of procedures at the Transfer Station. We profile an outstanding newspaperman who has made Dublin his home, and the Hub is hopping once again with movement classes, concerts, and its free flower & vegetable stand.

The Mill in the town right next to us, which has an abundant history of textile manufacturing, is back in business spinning wool by using its water power to do so; we all anticipate another season of hawkwatching; we can help raise funds in the Walk for Animals; caregivers can get some respite in an adult day program that is reopening; and we can all help end hunger in our local schoolchildren with donations of food sought, like nutrition bars.

The MFS offers quality mental healthcare and Monadnock Conservancy celebrates its 32nd anniversary. Photos of life on the lake in all forms grace the back pages, with thanks to someone who lives there.

Our advertisers are there for you, give them a call and say you saw their ad in the Advocate.

 

August 2021

The August Advocate opens with a neighbor’s comparative take on the weather’s effect on Mud Pond’s wildlife over the last two spring seasons. Following is the invitation to celebrate the Historical Society’s centennial August 7. The DPL is wide open once again and full of summer programs, and the village has flowers everywhere you look. We have volunteers to thank for that.

There’s a new local election or two coming up, and the boat launch on the lake is certainly busy this year. The ConComm has controls for combating invasive plants (to prevent them from overpowering our native species and wreaking havoc with our pollinators), two town veterans are members of the Legion updating its name, and a special Dublin resident was recognized by state and national GOPs.

Forums will help the school district communicate with its citizens, the Baha’is plan a traditional annual speaker, and a new mom recounts her fond memories of the Friendly Farm, and now sees her son enjoying the same.

The Hub has art and music events, indoors or out; it offers meals to all and a knit group, and you can’t miss Tom Martin when he performs his popular jazz series of hits from Broadway!

The local Rotary awarded a donation to an animal rescue league, the Makerspace is offering a watercolor class, and goats will your eat away all your bittersweet most effectively.

Read what to do when you spot a cyanobacteria bloom in a lake near you, and notice the new hemlock disease is in our midst, sadly. We have lost two fine gentleman, a doctor and a young man.

The Players, the Forum, and the Lyceum in full swing to enrich our cultural lives, and in October plan on walking to end Alzheimer’s.

Have you given “netzero” more than a passing thought? See what it would entail with this link to a report from Princeton. Farm to school (F2S) efforts have gone statewide, and so have insect infestations; The River Center continues to offer assistance where needed; End 68 Hours of Hunger is of course ongoing; and grants are offered by NH Humanities.

And the grid shares all the visuals of our dear lake, two of our swap shop volunteers, and neighborly singers.

Don’t forget the tractor meet this month, and please tell our advertisers you saw them here. Happy August to all.

 

July 2021

Consideration for the night sky as a vital resource opens the July issue. With mention of the Dublin School’s Perkin Observatory as benefiting from such, it is remarkable that our library has announced its purchase of a telescope for families to take home and check out the heavens for themselves.

Around town, fireworks on the Lake at dusk July 2, Dublin Historical Society invites all to help celebrate its 101st celebration, the town beach opens for the season, the town clerk’s office reopens to the public, and the town admin takes some well-deserved time off.

The BOS announces new regulations for parking of cars along Lake Road, our school board explains the taxes, and the local hospital offers a public vaccine clinic.

Our town foundation has picked the scholarship recipients, we thank our Memorial Day Committee for organizing an event for townspeople to commemorate those who gave their lives for our country, and more graduates step forth into the world. Have you considered what’s involved with zero waste?

The Dublin schoolchildren who attend Mountain Shadows School share their Olympic Studies projects, a teacher is recognized for decades of service by the NH Governor, and Yankee Publishing Inc.’s The Old Farmer’s Almanac has partnered with the local Cornucopia Project to bring education of growing food into the classroom — quite a healthful partnership!

NH Gives 2021 pulled in more than $3 million for local nonprofits, the Girl Scouts conserved 132 acres with the Monadnock Conservancy, thereby protecting the section of the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway that passes through Dublin for hikers in perpetuity, and a young writer shares her view on the community benefits of general stores during the pandemic.

People moving to our region from other countries offer skills and get support for reestablishing their families here, the DubHub is full of activity once again, the local farmer’s market offers a variety of homegrown goods and foodstuffs, and Emmanuel Church opens its summer chapel doors to all.

In the natural world, the Harris Center lets us reprint its science director’s article on snapping turtles that first appeared in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript (“Living on Turtle Time” by Brett Amy Thelen), and our local moderator is shown escorting one of these ancient creatures home.

As for the arts, The Players are back in biz, as is the Amos Fortune Forum, the Monadnock Summer Lyceum, Electric Earth Concerts, and the Walden School. The Makerspace offers classes in town on creating art with clay, the Community Church offers its monthly take-out supper, and you can search out which volunteer opportunity best meets your inclination with RSVP.

The Keene vac site moves to the former Peerless Insurance location, foodstuffs are still sought all summer for ending children’s hunger during the weekends, and the homeless shelter in Keene has a serious Wish List. It’s not too late to take a tour of the new retirement community in Peterborough, read a full page of text devoted to the Town of Dublin Ordinance on Vehicular Traffic & Public Ways, and see what our bird man is watching this month (the House Wren).

As always, look closely to see who our new advertisers are this month, and stay cool.

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.

 

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