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For general questions about Nelson In Common, or submitting articles or photos to this website, or The Black Fly Quarterly (print newsletter), contact Gordon Peery:


We accept ads from local business – Nelson and towns immediately surrounding. All ads are subject to approval. All ads will run in The Blackfly Quarterly (print) which will be published mid June, as well as on

Ad Specs

File Format: .gif, .jpg, .png

Print size: 2” x 3.5”

Pixels: 600 x 1050

(this size will give us adequate resolution for print, and we can scale down for the website)

The Blackfly Quarterly will be printed in black and white. We encourage submitting color ads for the web, and we can grey-scale them for print, or you may submit separate files. 

Print publication schedule (deadline)

Schedule for 2021

Mid June (May 25)
September (August 15)
November (October 15)

Note this schedule for the current year only, due to schedule disruptions with events, including Town Meeting, and also that we are just starting.

Planned schedule for 2022

Mid February(January 15)
Mid May (April 15)
Early August (July 15)
Early November (October 15)


As we start out, new ads will be placed on the website when they are received, and then included in the next available print issue. The official billing cycle will start June 15, roughy the time the Black Fly Quarterly is distributed. There is no extra charge for the bonus web site inclusion. If you start out with a 1x commitment but then continue, the cost will be pro-rated.

1x – $25.00
2x – $45.00
3x – $65.00
4x – $80.00

Payment: We will invoice you and you can pay by credit card (through PayPal) or by check. We encourage you to contact us prior to submitting your first ad.


Send us news and calendar items. We will add them to the Black Fly Express, The Black Fly Quarterly, and this website, as appropriate.

Events must be in Nelson, and open to the public.

Send info to

For events, you must include:

  • Your name
    (or another contact name if appropriate)
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Description – If you are providing a long detailed description it will be helpful for us to have a single-sentence summary description as well. If there is an admission charge be sure to include that, and if the event has a website, please include the url. You may include a photograph or other graphic.

We reserve the right to edit submissions before publishing.

Thank you for being a part of Nelson In Common.


Send Us Your Stories Send Us Your Photos

Moon over Holt Hill - Spencer Peery

If you have an idea for a story that you have not written, let us know what it is about and we can see where it might fit.

If you have a Nelson story that is already written, feel free to send it along for us to consider. Photos or other images usually add a lot to a story, but not to worry if you haven’t got any.

Consider Nelson Small Talk: 200 words or less about a Nelson experience – how you came to be here, memorable hike or concert experience, mud season adventure. See examples. 


  1. Kathy Blair November 17, 2021 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Are any of the trails shown on your trail map accessible to a person using a power wheelchair? (relatively smooth hardpack surface 4 feet wide)

  2. Editor November 17, 2021 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    At this time there are no such trails available. It’s a desirable goal, though one that the topography makes problematic.

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