June 2018

We can be so proud of our high school and college graduates, displayed on the cover and interior of the June issue. A renowned local author speaks to library visitors, and we know it’s really summer when the beach opens, playground begins, and paddles and hikes are planned. The Hunger Walk raised serious funds and our roadways got cleaned up by our Rotarian volunteers. It’s time to register to vote or change your affiliation, and prepare to be awed by the Historical Society’s exhibit next month on World War I. The Mariposa Museum invites all to its Nelson Mandela quilt exhibit, and the Vintage Market is back. Along with monthly entries of news and events from the library, schools, Community Center, and Rotary speakers, we have the Raylynmor Opera’s Iolanthe coming June 3 and the Peterborough Players is in its 85th season. Opportunities to volunteer abound: become a volunteer driver or help a child to read, find out about help for seniors, as well as healthcare and retirement. After reading up on the Indigo Bunting, try calling up one of our advertisers for an estimate.

May 2018

The May 2018 Advocate features two articles on Memorial Day, especially in Dublin, past and present. We have two young women who shared their college graduations and Summer Playground seeks registrants for planning purposes. With another greening finally upon us, it is rummage time again at the local church, students shared their Olympic Studies’ projects, and Adele Knight displays her new town clock. Our newest writer covers the Flynn family, new to town, and it’s time to make way for salamanders, prevent tick bites, and see the parade in Peterborough for Children and the Arts. In addition to updates from the schools, library, and Hub, the Rotarians seek volunteers to tidy up litter on the highway. At last, Tom discusses the Cardinal. Our ads are just as interesting, so do check them out as well.

April 2018

In the April 2018 issue, the results of Town Meeting were rounded out by the award for Jean Barden (to honor her steadfast support of her husband’s challenging job for 30 years), final budget numbers notwithstanding.

Town officers were sworn in and the photo of the Citizen of the Year, Adele Knight, will be taken April 2 when she is awarded a wall clock by the Selectmen. The Women’s Club Annual Meeting is coming up, and the town’s two scholarship boards are seeking candidates.

Dublin lost three remarkable women over the winter and they are profiled in our pages. We look closely at a solar home, and a serious promotion for Joe Sangermano. Our usual but critical news is here from the library, the schools, and the Hub. A seminar, speakers, chorus, folk and Celtic music are all offered, and a whole-page focus on Earth Day combines with safeguarding our local amphibian population, which is on the move. We close out with age-old wisdom from our ad rep. Graduates, send your news!

March 2018

The March Advocate issue opens with a preview of the draft of Dublin’s 2018 warrant articles, complete with relevant dates and times to vote and meet. The library offers its annual Meet Your Candidates (list p. 4) as well as its weekly StoryTimes, the Friends host a talk on Madame Butterfly, and the Town Clerk points out election details. Don’t miss the pre-town meeting! School news comes from the elementary school principal about the activities for our children and our school board rep shares the petition article re word changes in the collective bargaining agreement. The Historical Society announces the annual meeting, potluck, and talk; we announce a new staffer; and you can check out the requests from the eight nonprofits that are proposed to receive our support if approved at Town Meeting (March 17, 9 am, DCS). The Planning Board reports on its second ordinance; we remember a dear friend, and the Hub details its March offerings. Dublin School has Nordic and basketball news, and we profile the family who have bought the former parsonage on Main. Read all about old-time tools in local kitchens, Japanese tools in workshops, volunteer training for hospice, and Waxwings. And do check out our advertisers.

February 2018

In the February 2018 issue, few could have known such an artist as “Quigley” (1891-1961) had such deep Dublin roots. We include the dates for hearings as we prepare for our ever-important Town Meeting March 17. Get informed and then vote March 13th. We introduce the new highway crew members and appointments, beg you to check your CO detectors and fire extinguishers, and honor the memory of a great Dubliner, John McKenna. We anticipate theatre offerings from Raylynmor and Peterborough Players, thank Brian Barden one last time, and expose citizen science at work on the bird count. We have the usual updates from library, school board, Consolidated School, Hub — and unusual updates from the Planning Board, MRC speakers, and exhibits. At last, read all about the illusive Bobcat. And do tell our advertisers you saw them here.