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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All of us at the Advocate congratulate our college graduates with the May issue! Parents and other responsible adults are urged to send us a photo and short bio of their high school graduates by May 15, to be included in our June issue.

For those looking ahead to post-secondary education, don’t miss the deadline to apply for a scholarship from the Dublin Community Foundation. Other school news includes a check-in from our ConVal School Board representative, a day of service at Dublin Christian Academy, and an update on spring assessments at Dublin Consolidated School.

Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 27, with the annual parade organizing at the Yankee parking lot at 11 am. May is also a month to honor mothers, and three Dublin daughters share special memories of their mothers. The DubHub will hold a Tea Party to honor mothers and mother-figures on Saturday, May 11.

Also at the DubHub will be a reading and discussion with Leaf Seligman, who has recently published her book, Being Restorative. The monthly art reception will feature four local artists: Kate Odell, Joan Barrows, Kate Corr Frame, and Ann Sawyer. The featured performer at this month’s Coffee House and Open Mic is singer-songwriter and guitarist Charlie Koch.

This year is a busy election year, and the Supervisors of the Checklist encourage voters to register to vote, or update their registration as needed. Mary Loftis writes about the New Hampshire Executive Council, an elected body with a lot of power in the Granite State.

We have a new transfer station superintendent and a new sticker policy, so be sure to read about that. Both the Library Director and the chair of the Library Trustees write about the ways the library staff works for you, and the benefits residents receive from having a vibrant, forward-thinking library.

With spring in full season, listen for wood frogs and learn the secrets of wild foraging. Or, if gardening is your spring thing, you can get help with your edible landscape from Toad’s Garden Design, or get creative inspiration from the 2024 Garden Guide from Yankee Publishing. This might be the year to take up Cheshire County Conservation District’s Birding on the Farm workshop series, which runs from May 10 through the end of the year.

Looking ahead to summer, the Dublin Women’s Community Club invites residents to help with beach cleanup on June 15. Summer playground registration is open now, and the playground program will run July 8-August 9.

Music on Norway Pond welcomes singer Delfina Cheb and jazz pianist Anthony Coleman on May 5. You can take up woodturning at MAXT, or take a guided bus tour of Accessory Dwelling Units in Peterborough for inspiration. Don’t miss the Park Theatre’s first ever Monadnock Comic Con on May 3-4.

The Monadnock Hunger Walk is scheduled for May 3-4, as well as a food drive at the Dublin Fire Department, both to support End 68 Hours of Hunger. Always a spring favorite, the Dublin Community Church’s Gift of Thrift (formerly known as the Rummage Sale) also takes place on May 3-4. In addition, the Church will offer a free community supper on May 28.

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