The February Advocate marks Black History Month with an article from the Monadnock Center for History and Culture about a project to uncover the hidden histories of Black and Native people in the region.

The Conservation Commission reports on the water quality of Dublin Lake since the town instituted a lakeside parking ban in 2021. Candidates running for town office are urged to send information about themselves for inclusion in the March Advocate, and all citizens are encouraged to vote on March 14 and at Town Meeting on March 18. Residents are also urged to complete the Dublin Community Power survey by February 15. As we begin another winter month, the town reports on its snow and ice removal protocols. The Recycling Committee presents a follow-up report on what is accepted at the Recycling Center.

End 68 Hours of Hunger seeks donations of food at the west entrance of the Dublin Community Church, and the church is offering a takeout soup supper on February 28.

Themes of Black History Month, valentines, and ground hogs abound in the February programming at the library.

Lauren Marcoullier, a naturopathic doctor and chiropractor, and Krista Wood, a veterinarian, have opened new practices in town.

Alan Edelkind, Dublin’s ConVal School Board representative, analyzes the newly-approved ConVal budget in light of Consumer Price Index and inflation rates, and reports on how the budget will affect our taxes.

Programs such as Coffee & Conversation, chess, Qigong and kids yoga are continuing at the DubHub, and some new offerings are starting. The community meal this month is a lasagna dinner on February 16, offered as dine-in or takeout. The art show for February, “The Long Work for Justice,” features multiple artists’ work on themes of racial justice.

A short film about the life and work of Dublin artist Joseph Lindon Smith will be screened at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on February 17, and eighth grader Paul Simpson talks about his interests in music, math, and video games. Judy Mortner brings us another Enthusiastic Recommendation, this time of Salt & Lime, a food truck in Keene, featuring international flavors.

New Hampshire Humanities’ Perspectives Book Groups have several online offerings and there is a virtual discussion about the religious lives of famous jazz musicians. NH Audubon seeks participants in the Backyard Winter Bird Survey on February 11 and 12, and Music on Norway Pond in Hancock is offering jazz and Gilbert and Sullivan.

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February 2023