The December issue is full of fun and meaningful Holiday events, a couple reminders on how to stay safe during the challenges of winter, two profiles of local garages, and one of a retail business right on Route 101. We hear from DCS and its PTO, and all the offerings from our very busy Community Center: an art show, Fred Marple’s shenanigans in the mythical town of Frost Heaves, a book reading, lots of music, community lunch with a visiting nurse, and more. A memorial vigil will be held in Peterborough to honor the homeless among us who have died in the last year. We announce workshops for parents, speakers for Rotary, and hikes in the woods. Quilts depicting the challenges faced by African Americans in our history are on display at the Mariposa Museum, and we can consider how best to eat during these winter months to avoid the blues. The Keene shelter is having an auction, and the Red-breasted Nuthatch is described by our resident ornithologist. Please check out our advertisers, and tell them you saw them here.
It’s time to collect our Thanksgiving fares — all of which can be found at our own local CSA, Farmer John’s Plot, described on the cover of November’s issue. Be sure to vote on November 6 and, two days later, come to a special Town Meeting at the Fire Station. We introduce our town administrative assistant Cindy Lundberg; hear about a DWC luncheon; and check out the Swap Shop one last time before spring. Heed the call for all Dublin businesses, a homecoming at DCA, and the Dublin School’s Youth Ski Club and its Nordic Center are right here in town. Brian Barden was recognized by the state for 47 years in fire safety; and the news from our DCS and School Board keeps us on our toes. The Howe drawdown got addressed, local artists proliferate, and imagine running 48 miles in 11+ hours: Abby Levene just did, on the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway. Keep up with events at the library, the Hub, and two documentaries not to be missed. A poinsettia fundraiser, music and poetry readings, holiday stroll, and offerings from the River Center all serve to enrich our selves and more importantly, the lives of the people around us. Words
The October Advocate captures the thrill of the Gas Engine Meet, announces the hours for trick or treating, and praises our road crew for keeping our roads passable after the storm. It’s time to register to vote, celebrate World Polio Day with the Rotarians, and catch up on school news and views. The Art Tour is here, as is the Open 1841 Schoolhouse, and it is also time for the Fall rummage sale. We acknowledge Fred Woodward, a Navy man, and witness John Sandri awarded by the Garden Club. There’s all the activities at the DubHob, Library, and Rotary, plus come learn how to make a lantern. The Black Fly Story Hour is not to be missed, as well as the Electric Earth concert. We honor Cles Staples, who was an essential part of this town’s well-being, and hear about the quilts at Mariposa to honor Black History. We can read the River Center offerings, and consider giving rides to people who need them. The Humane Society is sponsoring a fundraising Walkathon, and Raylynmor offers an Opera Cabaret. Hunting Season is under way, so wear your orange in the woods and keep an eye out for Golden Eagles. As always,
Do vote on September 11: State Primary Election Day (Town Hall open all day). Secondly, Dubliners survived a most challenging storm, which caused flooding in two other towns as well. Our road crew has been on the job double-time ever since. Meanwhile, the September issue of the Advocate is here, and it prompts us to question why the state performs the annual Howe Reservoir Drawdown; our Conservation Commission and other concerned citizens have called a public meeting (September 19). We get a geologist’s take on the region, sign up for a hike to hawkwatch, and don’t miss the DPD’s BBQ, postponed from last month due to the storm. Dublin’s 47th Annual Gas Engine Meet (Sept. 7-9) is in memory of Cles Staples this year, who was dear to all. Voting details, beach news, a new bus for DCS, and a small, antique gravestone has been delivered to its rightful place. We hear from two young people about their experiences, and then there are the monthly updates from the DPL, DCS, its PTO, Hub, and the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery. The Peterborough Players continue to thrill, Rotary speakers converge, and CVTC seeks volunteer drivers. We mark the passing of Charles Collier, consider
The August issue is here: The children at Playground climbed Monadnock last month and quite enjoyed it, a couple of BBQs are coming up, and the World War I exhibit in the Town Hall opens on the 11th. The Community Church has called a new pastor, the Baha’is annual event is here, and the Planning Board invites all to a final hearing on the Master Plan. We have lost some great people, one of whom co-founded this newsletter, and the kids are painting murals on the back of the horse sheds behind the church. Walden School’s musical program, ongoing since 1981, is in full swing, and the Garden Club’s Flower Show was a big hit. We have news from summer camps, schools getting under way, Rotary speakers, library and Hub, and what’s this? Dublin’s own ultramarathon runner! Check out the Friendly Farm, new advertisers, library, and many arts in the Region. And last but not least, the Virginia Rail.