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.
The March issue of the Advocate offers three angles to consider when voting March 12 on the School District’s budget: the tax rate, the consolidation conundrum, and the operating budget. On that same day we also elect our town officers for the next cycle. A listing of important Town Dates includes Town Meeting on the morning of March 16, where we will discussion our warrant articles and vote accordingly.
Come to the Pre-Town meeting (March 5) held annually by the Women’s Club for a preview of the Town Warrant. The Broadband meeting happens March 2; Meet Your Candidates is March 9; the last day to register to vote is March 12. We run an edited preview of all the Town’s 24 Warrant Articles. We can read an explanation of the seven nonprofits (offering needed services to Dubliners). The Historical Society’s potluck dinner will feature humorist Rebecca Rule, and we have updates from the library, the school, the community center, and an award to our local music man. There’s a hike offered, a new town website, Rotary speakers, a reminder to license our dogs, an opera, and how to get help from the River Center or volunteer for RSVP. And last, an Owlet peers out from her burrow, harkening a season we all await.
The February Advocate opens with articles detailing concerns about — and a forum to discuss — the proposed elementary school consolidation by SAU1 that would have a large impact on Dublin in several ways. Another issue confronting Dubliners is broadband, and that committee will present its findings March 2. Come. The Historical Society is hosting its Annual Potluck, and read the story behind a young entrepreneur. Dublin School invites all to attend its production of A Chorus Line, featuring several musical young folks, the Village Park is open for business, and the trails groomer needs work. Updates always come from our own Dublin Consolidated School, the DPL and its trustees, the FDPL, the Hub, and Rotary. But the Black Fly Story Hour is back, raising funds for the Thornton Wilder Center for the Arts, and one person beautifies town every day on her walks. While we learn about the Goshawk from Tom, all are welcome to participate in the Annual Statewide Bird Survey sponsored by Audubon. Last, do let our advertisers know you saw them here.
When an archaeologist with a Ph.D. moves to town, we ask them to write. After a fascinating overview of regional finds, in the January issue Dr. Goodby suggests “the real history of Native Americans in Dublin remains to be written.” Then, in the end of January, come to the library to hear Shari talk about her life as a mountain bicyclist. Our selectman explains the new tax rate, our town clerk lists the offices to fill (8, step up!), and we have a tough decision facing the School Board. We welcome twins, the Chinese New Year, and require 6 inches of ice to skate safely. Kindness matters, and so do gifts of items to Syrian refugees. Please see what they need on p. 10. MAxT is offering tech education, we can celebrate MLK with a service and art, and more than 300 acres have been conserved for posterity, thanks to the Birches. As always, we have news from our own DCS and its PTO, upcoming events from The River Center’s workshops for parenting, tips from the library, events from the Hub, and speakers for Rotary. Let’s not forget the finch forecast and more than 30 advertisers. Happy New Year to all.