The March issue of the Advocate offers three angles to consider when voting March 12 on the School District’s budget: the tax rate, the consolidation conundrum, and the operating budget. On that same day we also elect our town officers for the next cycle. A listing of important Town Dates includes Town Meeting on the morning of March 16, where we will discussion our warrant articles and vote accordingly.
Come to the Pre-Town meeting (March 5) held annually by the Women’s Club for a preview of the Town Warrant. The Broadband meeting happens March 2; Meet Your Candidates is March 9; the last day to register to vote is March 12. We run an edited preview of all the Town’s 24 Warrant Articles. We can read an explanation of the seven nonprofits (offering needed services to Dubliners). The Historical Society’s potluck dinner will feature humorist Rebecca Rule, and we have updates from the library, the school, the community center, and an award to our local music man. There’s a hike offered, a new town website, Rotary speakers, a reminder to license our dogs, an opera, and how to get help from the River Center or volunteer for RSVP. And last, an Owlet peers out from her burrow, harkening a season we all await.
The February Advocate opens with articles detailing concerns about — and a forum to discuss — the proposed elementary school consolidation by SAU1 that would have a large impact on Dublin in several ways. Another issue confronting Dubliners is broadband, and that committee will present its findings March 2. Come. The Historical Society is hosting its Annual Potluck, and read the story behind a young entrepreneur. Dublin School invites all to attend its production of A Chorus Line, featuring several musical young folks, the Village Park is open for business, and the trails groomer needs work. Updates always come from our own Dublin Consolidated School, the DPL and its trustees, the FDPL, the Hub, and Rotary. But the Black Fly Story Hour is back, raising funds for the Thornton Wilder Center for the Arts, and one person beautifies town every day on her walks. While we learn about the Goshawk from Tom, all are welcome to participate in the Annual Statewide Bird Survey sponsored by Audubon. Last, do let our advertisers know you saw them here.
When an archaeologist with a Ph.D. moves to town, we ask them to write. After a fascinating overview of regional finds, in the January issue Dr. Goodby suggests “the real history of Native Americans in Dublin remains to be written.” Then, in the end of January, come to the library to hear Shari talk about her life as a mountain bicyclist. Our selectman explains the new tax rate, our town clerk lists the offices to fill (8, step up!), and we have a tough decision facing the School Board. We welcome twins, the Chinese New Year, and require 6 inches of ice to skate safely. Kindness matters, and so do gifts of items to Syrian refugees. Please see what they need on p. 10. MAxT is offering tech education, we can celebrate MLK with a service and art, and more than 300 acres have been conserved for posterity, thanks to the Birches. As always, we have news from our own DCS and its PTO, upcoming events from The River Center’s workshops for parenting, tips from the library, events from the Hub, and speakers for Rotary. Let’s not forget the finch forecast and more than 30 advertisers. Happy New Year to all.
The December issue is full of fun and meaningful Holiday events, a couple reminders on how to stay safe during the challenges of winter, two profiles of local garages, and one of a retail business right on Route 101. We hear from DCS and its PTO, and all the offerings from our very busy Community Center: an art show, Fred Marple’s shenanigans in the mythical town of Frost Heaves, a book reading, lots of music, community lunch with a visiting nurse, and more. A memorial vigil will be held in Peterborough to honor the homeless among us who have died in the last year. We announce workshops for parents, speakers for Rotary, and hikes in the woods. Quilts depicting the challenges faced by African Americans in our history are on display at the Mariposa Museum, and we can consider how best to eat during these winter months to avoid the blues. The Keene shelter is having an auction, and the Red-breasted Nuthatch is described by our resident ornithologist. Please check out our advertisers, and tell them you saw them here.
It’s time to collect our Thanksgiving fares — all of which can be found at our own local CSA, Farmer John’s Plot, described on the cover of November’s issue. Be sure to vote on November 6 and, two days later, come to a special Town Meeting at the Fire Station. We introduce our town administrative assistant Cindy Lundberg; hear about a DWC luncheon; and check out the Swap Shop one last time before spring. Heed the call for all Dublin businesses, a homecoming at DCA, and the Dublin School’s Youth Ski Club and its Nordic Center are right here in town. Brian Barden was recognized by the state for 47 years in fire safety; and the news from our DCS and School Board keeps us on our toes. The Howe drawdown got addressed, local artists proliferate, and imagine running 48 miles in 11+ hours: Abby Levene just did, on the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway. Keep up with events at the library, the Hub, and two documentaries not to be missed. A poinsettia fundraiser, music and poetry readings, holiday stroll, and offerings from the River Center all serve to enrich our selves and more importantly, the lives of the people around us. Words from the wise and awards to life savers complement craft fairs, speaking events, and the hawk watch. Check out our advertisers too.