November 2023 Dublin Advocate

Happy November! Daylight Savings Time ends on November 3, Veterans Day will be celebrated in Peterborough on November 11, and Thanksgiving arrives on November 24. Where has the year gone?

This month, Ken Fox shares a loving remembrance of his mother, Mary Alice Fox, caretaker of Dublin’s Boston Post Cane, who died peacefully in her home on September 30 at the age of 98. Mary Alice was dear to the hearts of her fellow Dubliners, and will be deeply missed.

The Library is excited to welcome Volkert Volkersz as Interim Circulation Librarian. He brings many years of library experience, as well as his music and stories to the community. Principal Nicole Pease updates us on learning activities, assessments, and community outreach at DCS. DCA congratulates two students who have received recognition for their achievements, and our ConVal School Board representative summarizes the recent surveys and feedback sessions informing the consolidation/reconfiguration study. End 68 Hours of Hunger thanks participants in this vital outreach for ConVal families.

On the literary front, we report on Sy Montgomery’s author talk at Jaffrey Civic Center, on a new book The Best Dog that features several local NH dogs, and on the nomination of archaeologist Robert Goodby for a non-fiction literary prize for his book Deep Presence.

Be on the lookout for invasive plants and insect damage to NH forests! While you’re out and about in our fields and forests, take steps to protect yourself during hunting season. And consider taking time to celebrate two Harris Center-protected properties with local poets Alice B. Fogel and Henry Walters.

Check out the wide variety of ongoing weekly and monthly programs at the DubHub, including an art show lecture and presentation, Three Generations of Thorne Family Artists, by Rachel Thorne Germond and Paul Tuller. Sweet Wednesday is this month’s featured act at the monthly Coffee House and Open Mic.

The Dublin Historical Society shares a “Dublin Memory” from Louisa Birch, who recalls getting “lost” on her horse as a 10-year-old child, and then “found” by a caring neighbor who guided her back home. Mike Stanley is honored by Outward Bound for his decades of contributions to that organization’s mission of challenging young people with skills and independence on the water and in the wilderness.

MAXT has new equipment and a dazzling array of classes offered in November. And Music on Norway Pond kicks off its concert season with the world music and dance traditions of Saltare. Finally, we take a deep dive into the economic importance of the Arts to the quality of life in the Monadnock region.

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November 2023