October 2019

The Dublin Gas Engine Meet on Cricket Hill Farm is Dublin’s longest lasting tradition after Town Meeting, and this year’s event, the 48th, was no exception. Read all about it in the October issue. Townspeople ready their children for Halloween events, and a ceramic workshop will be held at the library as a fundraiser. We lost two long-time Dubliners, and hear about removing the small museum wall to relocate the old horse-drawn hearses. The Advocate welcomes a new staffer, and help is wanted at the transfer station. It’s time again for the Monadnock Art Open Studio Art Tour, the 24th, and there will be a Blessing of the Animals in the new Garden Sanctuary out in back of the church, woodland creatures included. Among many other activities, Dublin Consolidated School invites all to its the Annual Harvest Supper, and there’s a homecoming at DCA. Yankee has released The 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac, and the Schoolhouse Museum is open for Columbus Day weekend. Black Fly Story Hour is back, and there’s a walk to raise awareness for substance abuse recovery. There’s another walk to show support for immigrants, and hunting season is under way. Odds Bodkin comes to town, there’s a photography exhibit in the next town south, and a talk about outdoor play for children. It’s Fire Safety month, and the hawkwatch is in full swing.

Of course, do not miss the regular updates from the DPL, FDPL, DCS PTO, School Board, DCP, and DubHub, including two interesting book readings. And please tell our advertisers you saw them here.

September 2019

Remember the stagecoaches? Of course not, none of us do. But here is a look back, via the 1835 local newpaper, of the routes undertaken, all on page one of the September Newsletter, and thanks to Rusty Bastedo. The library both reviews the summer and looks ahead to fall programs, and Nancy invites us to celebrate renovations made within its walls. Police announce 30 years with Vira Elder, a new Med Box, and an upcoming BBQ with Touch-A-Truck for the kids. Food and fun for all who attend.

We reprint a message from the assessors originally posted on the town site, and a broadband RFP, and welcome, once again, the Annual Gas Engine Meet, the 48th! Goings on begin at our preschool, our Consolidated School, and DCA. And the Fall Rummage is back again! Homeschoolers unite and Rotary plans a walk for recovery from substance abuse. Town bands are still playing through Labor Day, and here is where to get info on algae blooms in general.

We show some snapshots of Dubliners at the Yankee Barn Sale, walk to support our region’s local humane society, and share all the news from the DubHub.

It’s no too late to feast your eyes on the annual hawk migration. Many saw through the eye of the telescope shared with us by Dublin School’s Perkin Observatory, and Tom bemoans the fate of horseshoe crabs in relation to the Red Knot. Come hike Dark Pond before you go!

August 2019

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.

July 2019

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.

June 2019

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.