The August issue‘s cover story highlights the children who so happily attend Summer Playground, and the author is the young man responsible for making it happen for the last 15 years, Eliot Pelletier. The Historical Society has called back comedian Rebecca Rule to speak at its August annual meeting. The Women’s Beach Club has received a new bench in honor of the Pratts, and the Swap Shop seeks helpers. Dublin artist Jane Simpson is one of more than a dozen local artists recognized in the 2019 Ruth and James Ewing Art Awards, Lorrie Lewandowski is profiled as a real “people person,” and Rotary has a new local leader for the year.
Carl Webber sells his perennials, Maureen Ahern shows her art, and the Monadnock Ukulele Group entertained at the Walldogs Festival in Keene. Two Dubliners share sights and sounds of their trip to Egypt, the Baha’is hold their annual summer event, and the Garden Sanctuary is ready for visitors. The huge granite slabs in front of the church get a much needed repair, and The Dublin Advocate turns 20.
Events at the Hub are really humming with a visit to the Perkin Observatory atop Dublin’s next highest hill, an exhibit by artist Maryann Mullett, Alexandra Silverthorne’s photographic images have been captured in a book she will present, and it’s time to make your reservations for the Hub’s Annual Chicken BBQ.
Our own Megan Suokko has opened a store for pet lovers in Peterborough, the Nelson Town Band plays on a variety of town greens this summer, and Monadnock is the theme of an art show at the Jaffrey Civic Center. Grace Aldrich is one of several speakers at the Amos Fortune Forum in August, and the Lyceum offers speakers of renown far and wide. The Players’s August lineup is varied and inspirational, we run tips to hike prepared, and a plea for careful recycling practices. The River Center’s offerings, Library news, Electric Earth concerts, Sunday church service times in August are all included. Last, how to fill feeders for hummingbirds properly, complete with recipe, brought to us by Tom Warren.
The July Advocate begins with an article about Dublin’s second lake, Howe Reservoir, complete with some history and related recreational opps. The ConComm updates us on actual progress of beetles released last year to combat Purple Loosestrife, an invasive. The Community Foundation and Trust Funds scholarships are announced, the quality of Dublin Lake’s waters is in sharp focus, and we announce more graduates. Schoolchildren enjoy building birdhouses with the help of Rotarians before school let out, their other town project is on display at the library for all to see, the Raven Run was a great success. The preschool is open throughout the summer and fundraising is underway. Don’t miss the fireworks!
The playground opens, the beach opens, the Friendly Farm opens, the farmer’s market opens, and several Dubliners sent back photos of their travels far and wide. Come to the Yankee Barn Sale! A local craftsman is honored for building an outdoor bookcase for the Cathedral of the Pines, serious music and erudite lectures are under way, the theater is open, and an art workshop is offered. The River Center continues its offerings, CVTC is seeking more volunteer drivers to fill the regional need, and we have all the new monthly news from the DubHub, DPL, and the FDPL.
Tom Warren tells us all about the fish hawk: the Osprey. And be sure to check our advertisers.
The June issue spotlights our Graduates, from high schools, college, and two Master’s degrees. Hearty congratulations to them all.
The speaker for the annual FDPL meeting is Willem Lange, host of Windows to the Wild. It’s time again for Avitar to reassess our homes, so be on the lookout for its well-marked vehicles. Our Chief of Police explains why there will be much more truck traffic on Route 101 this summer, and 32 women attended the DWC dinner at DelRossi’s.
In addition to welcoming the last month of school before summer at DCS, we can rejoice in the students’ participation in a school-wide play and planning the gardens with Cornucopia. Before we know it, Playground will be in full swing.
DCA students performed in an adapted play about Rudyard Kipling, we thank the Rotary for cleaning up roadside litter once again, and look forward to the Lake Hosts making sure no invasives find their way in to our pristine lake.
With summer comes the arts: Walden School music is ongoing at DS, the Peterborough Players begins its theater season, Electric Earth starts its Music for the Mountain series, we bid adieu to a very interesting couple who dance the sun up each MayDay, and don’t miss the Nelson Town Band on a town common near you.
Read up on business psychology, a Vintage weekend, SWRPC surveys, and a bid put out about the wireless situation in town. Volunteer opportunities to help our fellow neighbors abound at MaH, the River Center, RSVP, and CVTC. Then there are the timely updates from our School Board Rep, DCP, DCS, DPL, FDPL, the Hub, and some new art classes.
Last and never least, our birding enthusiasts visited the top of the world from a birder’s perspective.
Our May issue honors Memorial Day, a local veteran, and the flags placed in the cemetery remind us who we have lost. Come to the Memorial Day Parade to participate in Dublin’s special day. The Friends of the DPL introduce a new sculptor with a talk and a demo, there is a book sale at the same time as the rummage sale, and town departments thank voters for their support on a couple of warrant items. We congratulate a couple college grads, the Women’s Club has news, and so do the preschoolers. Read an update from the School Board, our Consolidated School, and this year’s Olympic Studies. We have the ongoing news from the Library and Community Center. There’s a fun run coming up, a Rotary-sponsored roadside Cleanup, and the Trustees of Trust Funds seeks applicants. A third-grade classroom is interviewing local townspeople, the cemetery officially opens, and it’s time to sign up for Summer Playground. We welcome a new family to town, we mourn the death of a young man, and there’s a few new art shows to choose from. We say farewell to a local musician, with a concert, of course, and specialty camps with a biblical slant are offered. Read what’s new in recycling in town, attend an opera adapted from The Barber of Seville, and don’t miss the Rummage and Sale! An informational meeting about a proposed arts center at the high school in Peterborough is worth attending, and the business and newcomer forum was a big success. Children & the Arts Festival is in May, the River Center offers parenting classes, and the Peterborough Farmer’s Market is ongoing. And last, the Eastern Phoebe is said to pay “ample rent for its accommodations.”
In the April issue, all the results of our Town budget, warrants, officer elections, and school votes are gathered in full. Read up on the Citizen of the Year, Charlie Champagne. There’s a survey to take for the SW Region Planning Commission, and DCF seeks scholarship applicants. (Load limit on roads to 6 tons til May Day.) Make way for the amphibian migration, plus it’s owl season as well as mud. Our little preschool is fulfilling the needs of many children, just check it out. And when you help someone, you make their day as well as yours: give a ride through CVTC. Easter services throughout town are open to all, and there will be a Forum on the lore of Mount Monadnock — don’t miss that. Learn how to fall, or better, find your balance; read what The River Center offers young families, and attend a fundraiser concert with 15 Quartets. We have all the latest and what’s to come from the DPL, DCS, SAU1, DCA, and the Hub. There’s an Earth Day celebration nearby and learn something new about the Mourning Dove. See if any of the 30 advertisers is offering what you need, and give a call.