With the August Advocate, we feature several brave and adventurous young Dublin women and girls. Aggie Macy, who will be a senior at Bowdoin College, chronicles a summer research trip to Greenland, in which she followed a 19th century map, created by another Bowdoin student, all the while camping in the snow and completing the “midnight sun” marathon. On a different continent, Anna Rizzo hiked to Machu Picchu and on to the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain. And right here in town, at a DubHub presentation by Master Falconer Henry Walter, third grader Pia Gomez stretched out her arm to provide a perch for a large bird of prey, Harris’s Hawk “Mahood.”

The library offers a visit from Marlborough’s Caterpiller Lab and a mandala rock painting workshop, as well as an appreciation event for donors who contributed to the restoration of art at the library. Dublin Summer Playground continues with fun activities and a weekly trip to the library – as well as plenty of time for simply playing!

An important meeting is upcoming to discuss Dublin’s participation in the Cheshire County Community Power Plan. In other town news, Nicole Pease is returning as principal of Dublin Consolidated School, and our ConVal School Board representative gives an update on the district’s consolidation/reconfiguration study.

The Dublin Historical Society announces its annual meeting, and Rusty Bastedo remembers Dublin’s bicentennial celebration of 1952, and a square dance at the oval that shut down east-west traffic. The Advocate reprints the “My Dublin Story” of Cecily Bastedo and the late Bronson Shonk, about performing in plays directed by Elizabeth and Beekman Pool. Jeanne Sterling contributes a story about raising chickens when her children were little – and why she never wants to do that again!

As usual, there’s lots going on at the DubHub, including a tie-dye activity, an outdoor blues concert, an art show, coffee house and open mic, annual chicken BBQ, and a forum on navigating change as we move to a new season – all this on top of weekly yoga classes, coffee and conversation, and new Tuesday open hours. And over at DublinArts, guitarist Tom Pirozzoli will perform, and Project Shakespeare presents Hamlet.

Katie Featherston, treasurer of the Conservation Committee, writes about conserving land with the help of a land trust.

And it’s mid-summer, so cultural opportunities abound! Two plays will run consecutively at the Peterborough Players, and the Park Theatre in Jaffrey features a multi-media performance by Ken Sheldon called Deep Water – the Murder of William K. Dean.

Finally, the Advocate acknowledges the passing of four residents of our little town: Liam Matthew Kelly, John Hartwell, Stephen Black, and Bronson Shonk.

Please remember to support our advertisers, and the dedicated nonprofit organizations in this month’s issue, End 68 Hours of Hunger and CVTC.

August 2023