The November Advocate gives us a glimpse of three brothers who grew up in town, then and now. We honor all three, each one a veteran of the Korean War, and we are as grateful to The Woodwards as they are for each other.

Our town’s Broadband Committee has made huge strides toward negotiating a solution so that all residents of town will have equal access to the internet!

DCA students honor veterans with an invite to attend the school and share their stories. David Nelson has sent poetry relevant to the current drawdown of the Howe Reservoir, and we have lost a local businessman, David Voorhis, owner of New England Wood Designs.

Our new school board rep speaks up, and he updates recent decisions made by the SAU1 concerning our 5th grade. Andy Freeman is a fireman both locally and out west; he has been firefighting out west for many years when he is not here running the General with his good wife, Michelle — who holds the fort when he is away.

Three of our town’s artists participated in the 24th annual Monadnock Art Tour. There’s going to be a Monadnock Region Natural History Conference, and Edie Tuttle is showing her art at Fry Fine Art during November. The Poetry Reading in Harrisville is top notch, organized by a former lecturer in poetry from Tufts. Hospice is selling poinsettias, readings about what home means are to be read aloud during Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week at the Peterborough Library, and right here in town at the church’s new Garden Sanctuary, there was a Blessing of the Animals, officiated by Pastor Traceymay Kalvaitis.

The town swore in four new employees, two police and two highwaymen. Mary Iselin has a show in Jaffrey, and the annual holiday stroll begins in Peterborough. Our own ornithologist tackles the bird species in decline and why, and two lovely ladies join a hundred others in a walk to bring attention to the Recovery process in the effort to de-stigmatize Substance Abuse Disorder, which was sponsored by the Monadnock Rotary.

All this in addition to the hours allotted for Halloween, the monthly activities  at the DubHub, Fall Back reminder, and updates from the DCS, PTO, DPL, DCF, and DHS.

Don’t forget to check out our new advertisers. The staff of the Advocate wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.


November 2019