Happy summer! The July Advocate celebrates some of our past town heroes – Korean and Vietnam War veterans who were honored at this year’s Memorial Day parade, with plaques installed on the front of Town Hall. Three living survivors, the Woodward brothers, are interviewed, and veteran Brian Barden is honored with the Cheney Armstrong American Legion Post 5’s annual legion cane.
The Dublin Public Library begins its Summer Reading Program for all ages, and a full calendar of events and activities are planned. The Historical Society continues to challenge Dubliners’ knowledge of our history with the fifth in a series of quizzes. Fireworks over Dublin Lake will take place July 1, with a rain date of July 8.
The recently formed Dublin Energy Committee has been exploring energy-related projects and solutions, with a focus on community power, solar, energy audits, and community education. Meetings are open to the public, and community members are encouraged to attend.
The Conservation Commission is eager to get residents onboard with the fight against invasive plants, by partnering to cut and treat knotwood, buckthorn, and bittersweet on homeowners’ properties. More information about these invasives can be found at the following links: http://townofdublin.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Invasives2020.pdf
We have more news about Dublin graduates – two additional graduate tributes, and a Harris Center Environmental Leadership Award winner! Congratulations to all.
The Conservation Commission and Dublin Rotary are teaming up to care for Dublin Rotary Park, and the Rhododendron State Park in Fitzwilliam is noted for its spectacular grove of Rhododendron maximum that bloom in mid-July. The Recreation Committee is looking for helpers to reclaim the Dublin Baseball Field for local kids and families.
Dublin Consolidated School will say good-bye to principal Nicole Pease, who provides an update on the year-end efforts and activities of students and teachers. Our ConVal School Board Representative explains the factors that constrain the future of a 5th grade for the 2023-24 school year and beyond, and urges parents of elementary-age children to consider their placement decisions carefully. He gives an update on school safety measures, as well as details about Dublin’s share of the apportionment schedule for the coming school year.
Take a peek at the Landis family’s unusual homebuilding project on Goldmine Road, then check out the upcoming events at the DubHub, especially the July 16 all-day music festival featuring local musicians and award-winning singer/songwriter Cosy Sheridan.
The DubHub continues to support visual artists as well. With help from Barbara Danser and Earthsong Artists, and many other local artists, the recently completed Art from the Heart for Ukraine show raised over $10,000 for World Central Kitchen to benefit the Ukranian people. A new show featuring the work of watercolorist Diane Kidd and glass-artist Dominique Caissie will run throughout July.
Community offerings flourish in the summer in and around Dublin – including The Walden School’s community concert series, Project Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, Peterborough Players’ Cabaret and other shows, and the Park Theater’s Open Mic Night and Theatre camp. The Amos Fortune Forum kicks off with a tent celebration and a presentation by legendary journalist Carl Bernstein. And Harrisville celebrates its sequicentennial (that’s 150th!) anniversary in July.
The Emmanuel Church offers summer Episocopal services, and the Dublin Christian Academy reports on the work of its first and second graders to get an historical marker placed in Warren, NH. The Dublin Community Foundation announces its funding recipients for 2021-22, and the DWCC thanks volunteers for readying the Club Beach for the summer.
Dublin people in the news include Special Olympian Emily Edick, and Katie Featherston who has joined the board of the Cornucopia Project.
For an enjoyable journey through some of Dublin’s past, see page 12 to read about “Dublin Businesses: Then and Now” and the historical roots of The Dublin Advocate as a forum for town news exchange.
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