Welcome to summer and the July Advocate! Lots of town news this month – from a well-attended public hearing on a proposed police training facility, to an upcoming public meeting on the future of housing in Dublin, your attention and input are needed. We also get an introduction to our recently elected Town Clerk and Tax Collector, Maureen Hulslander.

As the school year ends, education is on our minds. Dublin Christian Academy and Dublin School celebrate their graduates. Young Dubliners continuing their education benefit from scholarships awarded by the Dublin Community Foundation and the Trustees of the Trust Funds. Alan Edelkind, our ConVal School Board representative, assures us that 5th grade will continue at Dublin Consolidated School for another year, and reminds us of the conditions for that decision going forward. We also learned that Principal Nicole Pease will return to DCS in the fall! And don’t forget that you can continue to feed hungry school children in the summer by bringing your donations to the Dublin Community Church.

Summer in the Monadnock region always brings an abundance of activities, The DubHub is busy with new open hours on Tuesdays, an art exhibit and reception for Barbara Jo Kingsley, a community conversation on Ukraine, a community lunch, a puppet show for kids, a Project Shakespeare performance, a jazz night, and more.

Also, check out events at Amos Fortune Forums, Peterborough Players, Monadnock Lyceum, Walden School Young Musicians Program at Dublin School, DublinArts, and the Jaffrey Civic Center. The Dublin Historical Society presents a summer exhibition featuring historic Dublin signs, open each Saturday in July. And you can check out a new “book nook” at the Harrisville General Store.

While we enjoy our pristine natural environment this summer, keep in mind that it takes a village to keep it that way. Thanks to all who volunteered to help clean up and prepare the Dublin Women’s Community Club’s beach! Read Katie Featherston’s article about Dublin Lake, and steps that are being taken to protect it. Tom Warren reminds us to be aware of the turtles and snakes among us, and the Waste Reduction and Recycling Committee wants you to know that you can now bring your waste scraps to the transfer station to be composted.

Finally, we lost three beloved Dubliners recently – Betsey Harris, Art Flick, and Tony Anthony. We take a moment to remember these rich lives, and honor the impact they have had on their families and our community.

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July 2023