The August issue‘s cover story highlights the children who so happily attend Summer Playground, and the author is the young man responsible for making it happen for the last 15 years, Eliot Pelletier. The Historical Society has called back comedian Rebecca Rule to speak at its August annual meeting. The Women’s Beach Club has received a new bench in honor of the Pratts, and the Swap Shop seeks helpers. Dublin artist Jane Simpson is one of more than a dozen local artists recognized in the 2019 Ruth and James Ewing Art Awards, Lorrie Lewandowski is profiled as a real “people person,” and Rotary has a new local leader for the year.

Carl Webber sells his perennials, Maureen Ahern shows her art, and the Monadnock Ukulele Group entertained at the Walldogs Festival in Keene. Two Dubliners share sights and sounds of their trip to Egypt, the Baha’is hold their annual summer event, and the Garden Sanctuary is ready for visitors. The huge granite slabs in front of the church get a much needed repair, and The Dublin Advocate turns 20.

Events at the Hub are really humming with a visit to the Perkin Observatory atop Dublin’s next highest hill, an exhibit by artist Maryann Mullett, Alexandra Silverthorne’s photographic images have been captured in a book she will present, and it’s time to make your reservations for the Hub’s Annual Chicken BBQ.

Our own Megan Suokko has opened a store for pet lovers in Peterborough, the Nelson Town Band plays on a variety of town greens this summer, and Monadnock is the theme of an art show at the Jaffrey Civic Center. Grace Aldrich is one of several speakers at the Amos Fortune Forum in August, and the Lyceum offers speakers of renown far and wide. The Players’s August lineup is varied and inspirational, we run tips to hike prepared, and a plea for careful recycling practices. The River Center’s offerings, Library news, Electric Earth concerts, Sunday church service times in August are all included. Last, how to fill feeders for hummingbirds properly, complete with recipe, brought to us by Tom Warren.

August 2019