Our October issue gives a nod to National Family History Month with Jeanne Sterling’s family story and photos of her father’s chance meeting with Jacqueline Kennedy and her young son John at the Keene airfield on Easter Sunday 1965. These photos are on their way to the Cheshire Country Historical Society, to be preserved and shared.
There are big plans hatching at the Dublin Public Library, including a Library Open House on November 5, and a full schedule of programs for adults and children. In addition, the Friends of DPL are holding their annual meeting on October 22, with Dublin artist Kimberly Kersey-Asbury speaking.
Dig into the details of community power shared by the Energy Committee and consider whether you’d like to help the town investigate this route for controlling electricity rates. There are a number of other boards and committees in town that can use your help as well. The town runs best with full participation by its citizens!
In other town business, the Supervisors of the Checklist will be available on November 1 to accept or correct voter registrations in advance of Election Day on November 8. The Planning Board is applying for a grant to assist in review of our Master Plan and zoning ordinances, and seeks community involvement. And the Town Administrator reports a successful completion of the Town Audit.
Schools are back in session, and our ConVal school board representative is looking for your input about what topics he should write about in upcoming Advocates. The Dublin School celebrates reopening of their campus to outside visitors.
Friends and family of Leslie Whone remember her wit, her volunteer spirit, and her special contribution in establishing the Swap Shop at the transfer station. The Historical Society celebrated Dublin businesses old and new at their Annual Meeting with a panel of longtime business owners sharing their recollections. (Don’t forget Yankee’s 2022 Old Farmer’s Almanac is available now for sale!)
Rachel Courtney has completed a decade-long project of inventorying plant species at the Rotary Park, and the Harris Center is offering programs for all ages about squirrels and chipmunks. The Conservation Commission reports that treatments for invasive plants are wrapping up and a list of properties is underway for next year.
The DubHub is busy in October with its art installation “Unhung Heroes,” a new Kids’ Yoga program, an Oktoberfest community lunch, and a book reading with author Ken Sheldon. The 2022 Smartphone Photo Contest is now open for submissions.
Arts are always top of mind in Dublin – The Monadnock Open Studios Art Tour is coming up, with eight Dublin artists opening their workspaces to visitors October 8-10. Noted Dublin artist Joseph Lindon Smith (1863-1950) is making the rounds again, with a painting included in the International Fine Art Show in Boston, and a new documentary on his life by Dublin resident Paul Tuller nearly complete. The Monadnock Quilters’ Guild will present their biennial quilt show this month at South Meadow School. And dozens of supporters gathered for a chamber music concert to benefit Monadnock Music.
Opportunities for giving back this month include the Grand Monadnock Rotary’s Walk for Recovery, the Dublin Community Church’s takeout community supper and rummage sale, End 68 Hours of Hunger, and the Community Volunteer Transportation Company. Read about the ways you can help!
As always, please support our advertisers, and have a Happy Halloween! Trick or treating in town is on October 31 from 5:30 – 7:30, and the Mountain View Bible Church is hosting its “Trunk or Treat” celebration at that time.