The May issue of the Advocate offers a variety of very local hiking options recommended by the Dublin Conservation Commission, in light of Governor Sununu’s order to stay at home, yet to enjoy the outdoors while avoiding crowds.

Read how Covid-19 is affecting the ConVal budget.

In the Dublin cemetery, while our veterans’ gravestones will be decorated with American flags, as is usual for Memorial Day, our parade is canceled, as are others in the state. We can commemorate those who gave their lives in our hearts.

Dubliners are urged to complete their Census 2020 paperwork in a timely manner, and our new library director catches us up. Let’s not forget to place orders with our two food establishments here in town, DelRossi’s and the General Store.

The Women’s Club may have to close most of the beach activities this summer, the Planning Board meets via Zoom, recycling is put on hold and, most importantly, food donations are feeding hungry children in our town through End 68 Hours of Hunger. Thank you to those who drive buses and deliver packages to all town’s homes with children.

Schools adapt to remote learning, in short order, and as people walk in their neighborhoods, new friends are made. Summer Playground is up in the air, but send in your email address for updates, and congratulations to all 2020 graduates.

Dubliners stand ready to help, and two people are profiled for their accomplishments: an artist of dioramas and a teacher at Dublin School, who is a former Olympian rower.

The Hub has moved most of its activities online, opportunities abound for documenting our lives since the pandemic arrived, and facemask makers are in the news! Most importantly, our local hospital is both prepared and asking for funding; our local United Way needs funding to continue making a difference in the lives of those who need it the most, and we end with a message from our birder. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy. A colorful photo montage graces our last page; we are all in this together.

May 2020