June 2022

The Advocate opens with a tribute to long-time editor Margaret Gurney, who passed away in late April. Her staff recalls her competence and devotion to the town and its monthly newsletter – but most of all her supportive leadership and kindness.

Library Director Rachael Lovett announces a presentation by local mystery writer Archer Mayor, which will be the first in a series of author talks. School-year children’s programs are winding down in time for the summer reading program, and the library is hosting its first ever-movie night. The library will be closed on Monday, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth.

The Historical Society presents another quiz based on arcane but interesting facts about the town, and Jason Lambert will read selections from Tim Clark’s posthumously printed book, Beginning Educator.

The Dublin Women’s Community Club held its annual dinner at the Dublin Taproom and Eatery, and membership dues that include beach privileges will remain at $125 (financial aid available). Dublin Summer Playground is back after a pandemic hiatus and offers fun activities and free time to play for Dublin children 5 – 12 years.

The Recreation Committee is looking for volunteers, and we are reminded of the ordinance that governs parking around Dublin Lake.

Many accomplished students are graduating from high school this year, and Tim LaPierre graduated from Hobart College.

Trustees of the Trust Funds scholarships were awarded to four students who will be starting or continuing their college educations. The Grand Monadnock Rotary Club is offering scholarships to Brantwood Camp and Nature’s Classroom (Adventure Camp).

Dublin Christian Academy’s entire student body participated in a service project to bake cookies for local health care workers.

Our school board representative reported on a ConVal Community Forum and detailed the duties and responsibilities of his job.

MAXT has interesting class offerings, including some in the new Dublin Ceramics Center.

The Community Center collaborated with the library on Community Day and is hosting many activities, including an art show to benefit the people of Ukraine through the World Central Kitchen. A new playgroup for babies under four is attracting new families, and a chess and backgammon club is planned for the fall.

The drawdown of Howe Reservoir is almost complete and, although the reservoir won’t be conducive to kayaking this year, needed repairs will be made to the dam.

Many local CSAs offer memberships, and the Monadnock Farm Share Program offers subsidies.

Dubliner Abhai Raj Llewellyn chronicles his trip to Poland to help Ukrainian refugees.

End 68 Hours of Hunger acknowledges the generosity of Dubliners and makes specific requests. CVTC is offering rides to necessary appointments as well as looking for volunteer drivers.

Molly Pinney describes her work with the Global Autism Project and her recent trip to Poland to assist Ukrainian refugees.

The Catalyst Quartet will perform in Keene and Jaffrey. The Monadnock Summer Lyceum, Amos Fortune Forums, and Peterborough Players are offering cultural variety this summer.

Susie Spikol advises making tick checks part of one’s daily routine, and Tom Warren describes the return of thrushes and their beautiful songs.

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June 2022