Welcome to the Dublin Advocate, a monthly newsletter sponsored by the town of Dublin, NH, with news and events for our citizens here and elsewhere. It is written and edited by neighbors, for neighbors. Submit relevant items of interest to our community in article format with photographs to DublinAdvocate@nullgmail.com. Articles and advertising subject to edit. Articles of a partisan political nature will not be accepted.

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The June edition of the Advocate welcomes a new season – and some new staffers: Nina McIntyre and Susan Stover are now our advertising team, taking over from Jeanne Sterling, who retired after ten years of dedicated service. In addition, Margot Eaton is our summer intern. Margot continues the tradition of her grandfather, Peter Hewitt, whose monthly “Peter’s Ponderings” brought insights and humor to the newsletter for many years.

June is the month to honor fathers and high school graduates. Melissa Barden writes of her father Brian’s legacy of service to our town and his quiet dedication to his family. We celebrate graduates of ConVal High School, Dublin School, Dublin Christian Academy, and homeschool programs, and learn about their plans.

The Dublin Public Library is gearing up for a summer reading program and planning “More Than a Book Sale” on June 21 and 22.

Summer Playground will run for a month mid-summer, and the Dublin Women’s Community Club announces their new beach season after a June 15 clean-up.

Some changes are afoot at the Transfer Station: new hours and a permit requirement beginning June 1. The Supervisors of the Checklist remind residents of a June 4 public session to allow Dubliners to change party affiliation. Avitar describes property reassessments and their effect on taxes.

The school year is wrapping up with end-of-year assessments and enriching activities at Dublin Consolidated School. Meanwhile, both the School Board and the Dublin Education Advisory Committee (DEAC) are studying Dublin’s future relationship with the ConVal School District, and DEAC is conducting several information gathering sessions on June 6 and 13.

The Dublin Historical Society announces a grant from the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance to help preserve the exterior of the 1841 Schoolhouse Museum, where it plans to hold a summer exhibit of artwork from DHS’s collection. Meanwhile, Lucy Shonk reminds residents to be on the lookout for Dublin artifacts and archival material. Paul Deschenes revisits the life of his grandmother, Winnie Walker Leonard, a renowned cook, who fed people passing through town in exchange for chores.

The DubHub is bustling with the usual activities and some special ones: a pop-up fine arts and crafts show, folk duo McGettigan & Gilbert, a jazz concert featuring Paul Klemperer and friends, and an art show of work by the Prism Painters, students of Frankie Brackley Tolman.

Sally Shonk describes the joy her miniature schnauzer Lily, a certified therapy dog, brings to young and old. The Dublin Community Church is celebrating the upcoming ordination of minister Traceymay Kalvaitis, and continues the summer tradition of guest musicians. The church is also hosting a new grief support group, and Monadnock Community Hospital announces a free seminar on opioid-free pain management.

Meanwhile, culture abounds in our region: The Walden School (on the Dublin School campus) offers a concert series, and the Jr. Mints in Hancock will entertain with Beatles songs. Both the Monadnock Summer Lyceum and Amos Fortune Forum announce prominent speakers on a wide range of topics.

In the natural world, New Hampshire Audubon announces a new addition to its website focusing on New Hampshire-specific bird species, and the Dublin Conservation Commission describes the challenge of invasive plants in our changing climate. The Harris Center offers some warm season classes and workshops on birds, bugs, and gardening.

A ConVal School District middle school teacher reminds us why End 68 Hours of Hunger matters to kids, and the Granite State Market Match program allows SNAP/EBT users to shop at farmers’ markets.

Finally, the Advocate is celebrating its 25th anniversary of continuous publication this August with a special issue and a party! Look for more details in the July issue. Meanwhile, please support our advertisers, including some new ones in the June issue.