The August Advocate opens with a neighbor’s comparative take on the weather’s effect on Mud Pond’s wildlife over the last two spring seasons. Following is the invitation to celebrate the Historical Society’s centennial August 7. The DPL is wide open once again and full of summer programs, and the village has flowers everywhere you look. We have volunteers to thank for that.

There’s a new local election or two coming up, and the boat launch on the lake is certainly busy this year. The ConComm has controls for combating invasive plants (to prevent them from overpowering our native species and wreaking havoc with our pollinators), two town veterans are members of the Legion updating its name, and a special Dublin resident was recognized by state and national GOPs.

Forums will help the school district communicate with its citizens, the Baha’is plan a traditional annual speaker, and a new mom recounts her fond memories of the Friendly Farm, and now sees her son enjoying the same.

The Hub has art and music events, indoors or out; it offers meals to all and a knit group, and you can’t miss Tom Martin when he performs his popular jazz series of hits from Broadway!

The local Rotary awarded a donation to an animal rescue league, the Makerspace is offering a watercolor class, and goats will your eat away all your bittersweet most effectively.

Read what to do when you spot a cyanobacteria bloom in a lake near you, and notice the new hemlock disease is in our midst, sadly. We have lost two fine gentleman, a doctor and a young man.

The Players, the Forum, and the Lyceum in full swing to enrich our cultural lives, and in October plan on walking to end Alzheimer’s.

Have you given “netzero” more than a passing thought? See what it would entail with this link to a report from Princeton. Farm to school (F2S) efforts have gone statewide, and so have insect infestations; The River Center continues to offer assistance where needed; End 68 Hours of Hunger is of course ongoing; and grants are offered by NH Humanities.

And the grid shares all the visuals of our dear lake, two of our swap shop volunteers, and neighborly singers.

Don’t forget the tractor meet this month, and please tell our advertisers you saw them here. Happy August to all.


August 2021