The October issue is in our homes by now, so we see the welcoming at Dublin School, its new dining hall, and glimpse a few of its sailors on the open waters of our fair lake. The library has new books, new classes, a bus route, and a telescope to rent. Its Trustees invite feedback about what new trends we Dubliners might seek from our library, and the trick or treating hours have been set. Our local Bible Church offers trunk or treating for everyone who wishes to participate.

We read an important message from our town administrator about avoiding cyber-crime, our town moderator reminds us about the Special State Election on October 26, and some of us have not yet registered our dogs!

The beach cleanup and winter prep are accomplished, we lost a man who meant so much to so many of us, and the town clerk shares a roundup of how best to conduct business with the town. Our principal of the elementary school catches us up on what’s going on there, and the 25th annual open studio art tour has seven Dublin artists participating. Do go see!

Our school board rep reports on the first community forum, and another man who was born and raised in town has left us. The Advocate staffers prepared a listing of all the town meetings in town that are open to the public on a regular basis, the church in the village has planned another monthly take-out community supper for one and all, and a photo from the Antique Engine Meet website says it all.

Our two intrepid hikers detail their strenuous hike up Katahdin, we lost a woman who was a shining light to all, the Rotary announced a donation to Peterborough’s new library, and the Church’s rummage and yard sale has been postponed a week due to inclement weather.

Dublin-based Yankee Publishing Inc. has released the 230th Old Farmer’s Almanac —available wherever books and magazines are sold, the Advocate welcomes a new staffer, and the traveling replica of the Vietnam Wall was honored at a celebration held at Cathedral of the Pines.

Our ConComm is working hard to help us eradicate invasives, most notably buckthorn, knotweed, and bittersweet. The Hawkwatch is under way, and the River Center offers support for all kinds of family challenges. A theatre has been reborn in the next town south, hunting seasons are in full swing in NH (wear orange outdoors!), and some recycling efforts have paid off.

We are invited to simply donate crackers to stave off hunger among area schoolchildren, and the Hub is hopping: art shows, multiple music events, and a traditional Oktoberfest Community Lunch is coming up!

The FCC has introduced a new dialing arrangement to facilitate an emergency hotline for suicide prevention, which gives us homework to adjust our 7-digit contact numbers to 10 digits on our cell phones. Alas, consider driving a neighbor to an essential appointment.

To close, NH Alerts offers an app for emergency weather conditions, our bird man discusses the need for birds to access water during migration — which is happening now, and there’s a Community Walk for Recovery from Substance Abuse on October 17 in Peterborough.

We sport a colorful grid for the calendar as it’s so much clearer, and also shows some real spectacles in our town that we just do not have room for on the inside of these pages.

Stay well — and sustain our advertisers with your business.

October 2021