The February Advocate continues its gratitude for essential workers by honoring Heidi, a local healthcare worker, followed by a student’s college essay on COVID. While we will vote in early March, our Town Meeting will be delayed until it is safe to meet en masse, possibly outdoors. We have yet another update on Broadband — fast approaching; a new storage building is proposed for the Recycling Center, and recycling itself remains on hold until better days.

Attendance has resumed at the public school; NH residents can now register for vaccines; and we welcome several new families to town. The Dublin Historical Society asks us to hang onto our 2020 memorabilia, to exhibit in time, and the DHS reflects on its first century.

We have lost two wonderful men, both born in the mid ’20s; and a new staffer joins the Advocate. Project Home is helping to set up homes for immigrant families caught up in the turmoil down south; the Sharing Arts Center is gearing up; and healthcare advice is free from HCS.

The Hub will host a “complex” community conversation to hear a black woman’s experience of growing up nearby; a telescope is in the works for the library; and the folks who handle food for hungry local schoolchildren request nutrition bars, for easy packing.

The Grosbeaks of winter are here in all their glory and our “birder” includes findings from the Christmas Bird Count. The mask mandate has been extended and a vaccine update comes not a minute too late.

Remember to read up on the library, get an update from the School Board Rep, and notice our advertisers!

Again, our back-page grid is just fun, with all meetings and announcements now online: visit with your town-related queries.

February 2021