Above: Sarah Wilson and nature collaborated to get this fabulous moon photo a couple of weeks ago. Check out the slide show to see this and many more

Weekly Update

Nelson Congregational Church Food Pantry

For those among us who find these rising costs becoming prohibitively high – making the purchase of extra groceries or gifts particularly challenging, I would like to encourage you to take advantage in the coming weeks of the Nelson Food Shelf located at Nelson Congregational Church. In addition to providing basic staple items, the Food Shelf is also able to provide gifts cards to nearby grocery stores that can be used for any food items you would like or need. 

November 17, 2021|

Culinary Curiosities from The Nelson Cookbook

With the winter holidays upon us, it is time to flip through cookbooks and magazines for new ideas, dig out old favorite recipes, and plan a feast or two. In 1953, Parke Hardy Struthers, author of the Nelson history, published The Nelson Cookbook, a compilation of recipes and lore he had collected over the years.

November 15, 2021|

Community Calendar

Christmas Tree Lighting

December 4 @ 7:00 pm

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on December 4th at 7:00 PM.  Celebrate with the singing of your favorite Christmas Carols and refreshments.  All welcome.

Christmas Eve Service

December 24 @ 7:00 pm

Candlelight lessons and carols. Zoom option available

Partridge Woods Guided Hike

January 8, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Kathy Schillemat and Ben Haubric will be leading a Harris Center hike of Partridge woods.

Weekly Events

Nelson Congregational Church worship service ( in person and Zoom)
Sunday 9:30. See website for more details.

Chapel By The Lake worship service
Sunday 10:00 See website for more details. 

Please go to the Town Website for schedules of committee meetings, etc.

Musings of a Nelson Gardener

Town Office News

We recently established a Community Power Committee to study the advantages/disadvantages of establishing a program by which Nelson residents could elect to join in the purchasing of their power from Eversource as a group instead of individually. On a happy note we were able to lower the tax rate for the coming year from $18.67 to $15.21. Click below to read the details.

The Select Board has commissioned an engineering study regarding the situation with the bridge on West Shore Road at Granite Lake.  We anticipate a warrant article will be placed on the spring Town Meeting to address the problem. The bridge remains closed at this time.

Read More Town Office News . . .

Nelson Agricultural Commission

Back to the Roots

The season of long lasting squash and root vegetables has arrived. This time of year I always wish I had a root cellar. The Nelson Library has a book called Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables by Mike and Nancy Bubel. In a corner of the cover in a white multi-pointed star it says “Keep your produce ‘Harvest-Fresh’ in your own basement, porch, garage or closet hideaway!”

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Nelson Small Talk

Experiences of Nelson in 200 words or less.

Our First Day in Nelson

In 1977, Sam and I saw an ad in the Harvard Crimson (thank you Karen Tolman) for a camp for rent in Nelson, near a place called Tolman Pond. We had some friends in Peterborough and Hancock, so we decided to rent the cabin to get out of Cambridge in the summer.

June 24, 2021|

Discovering Nelson

We emerged in the Village, with the trademark mailboxes. My heart leapt, and I thought to myself, “this is where I want to live”.

March 5, 2021|
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  • Give stuff
  • Sell stuff
  • Get work
  • Find work

The Village

When my kids were young, I remember thinking that if for some reason they suddenly found themselves all alone in the village, they would be alright. Marc and Nancy Stretch in the former May Sarton house, Dutch Gerbis out tending his lawn, Donna Kidd being mindful of her own children, Patty Packard looking out from the (now old) library, Dottie Warner in her school bus. Many watchful and caring eyes. (Memories circa 1990).



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