The April Advocate begins with a look back at March: At Town Meeting on the 16th, Judy Knapp was honored as 2023 Dublin Citizen of the Year for her long service to town government and to the community. Characteristically, Judy stepped up to help the Advocate by reporting on this year’s meeting, in which all measures passed easily except a Petitioned Warrant Article to institute a Pay as You Throw (PAYT) policy at the Recycling Center.

Reorganization of the collection continues at the Dublin Public Library, a process that has uncovered some treasures. There will be a presentation related to the solar eclipse, a display and lecture on Chinese art, and an ongoing self-defense workshop. In addition, the library asks for donations of books for the Friends of the Library book sale in June.

The students at Dublin Consolidated School anticipate a New Hampshire Dance Institute residency this month, and high schoolers at Dublin Christian Academy will present Arsenic and Old Lace.

Alan Edelkind follows up on the defeat of the Consolidation/Reconfiguration warrant article and thanks Dubliners for their support of the ConVal District budget and collective bargaining agreement modification. The Dublin Education Advisory Committee is meeting weekly to discuss the quality and cost of education and the town’s relationship with the ConVal School District; the group will host Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut at the end of the month.

The Advocate invites submissions from college graduates for the May issue, and both the Trustees of the Trust Funds and the Dublin Community Foundation announce scholarship opportunities for students continuing their education beyond secondary school.

Winnie Walker Leonard, local baker and entrepreneur, whose life spanned the 20th century, is remembered by her grandson Paul Deschenes, and the Dublin Historical Society’s annual potluck and lecture will focus on the town’s 19th century “town farm” for the poor.

The DubHub offers its usual lineup of classes and events as well as some new ones: a Mindfulness & Meditation series and the second annual Earth Day Community Cleanup and Barbecue. Featured artists for April are Eva-Lynn Loy and Daniel Andrews, both showing expressive and colorful paintings. Musical offerings include Joey Clark at Coffee House & Open Mic, and John Shain and Bill Newton at Dublin Does Da’ Blues. Music continues in Hancock with Music on Norway Pond’s presentation of the Rasa String Quartet, and “citizen crafters” are invited to learn about the electoral process and gerrymandering while participating in a NH Humanities collaborative art project.

Sara Germain remembers her husband Ed, who died in February, as a brilliant man with a practical side, who devoted his retirement years to serving our town on the Planning and Select Boards, and protecting the land around his beloved Mt. Monadnock with the Monadnock Eastern Slopes Association.

Spring is here! The Harris Center announces two Beech Hill hikes, and Rob and Brooke Sullivan, who have taken over stewardship of Brewster Forest, which spans Route 101 near the Harrisville line, invite visitors. Resident ornithologist Tom Warren describes the nesting habits of owls, whose owlets are just hatching at the beginning of April.

The Dublin Community Church announces its annual Gift of Thrift (formerly known as the Rummage Sale), and food for End 68 Hours of Hunger can be dropped off at the west entrance of the church. Across the street, the Dublin Democrats will host Executive Council candidate Mike Liberty at the DPL.

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April 2024