An Adventure Recalled

Scene of the adventure

The wilderness and waterways of Nelson have always been a fertile environment for childhood adventures. Jonathan Smith shares a story of heading out to the Spoonwood dam for a picnic, unaware that a rogue hurricane was about to strike. To make matters worse, one of the crew went missing. Read what transpired .  .  .  

Musings of a Nelson Gardener

Regular readers will have noticed that Linda Singer’s monthly gardening column has recently often been enhanced by video slide shows that feature her exquisite photographs and beautiful piano playing. This continues this month, with the playing of a Chopin Etude, and connections between musical and horticultural harmony. Read, then watch/listen! .  .  .  

Nelson Reaches Around the Globe

The Wilmot Library and Congregational Church

The Olivia Rodham Memorial Library has connected to a primary school in Malawi, via the Wilmot (NH) Public Library. How does this happen? Nelson resident Sara Marean (who also grew up here) is the minister of the Wilmot Congregational Church, which is helping the Wilmot Library in a book drive.

Recently, Malawi has moved the language of primary instruction nationwide to English. But schools there often lack a supply of age-appropriate English language books. So far, the project has received over 700 books toward their goal of 1,000 children’s books for Beni Free Primary School in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Donations have come from individuals and several town libraries all over the state of New Hampshire. Our Library has proudly donated four boxes of books!

Nelson Celebrates May Day

Be at the Common at 10:45 on Sunday, May 1, for the ever-entertaining May Pole dance, and the cake walk – not the dance, but actual cake. You can even make a cake for the occasion! Single-layer cakes are preferred, but any variety of cake is welcome and appreciated.  If you are able to make a cake to bring next Sunday, please contact Rev. Eliot Faye  ( 603-847-3280, so he can get a count of how many cakes to expect.

Sarah and Emily Wilson, and a harvest from Hardy Hill Road.

Nelson Cleanup – Litteraly a Success

sponsored by the Conservation Commission

More than 40 people participated in the town-wide cleanup of 16 roads last week.  The Nelson School fifth grade class did a section of Granite Lake Road.  This year, White Claw seems to be the beverage of choice of people driving the back roads of Nelson. Have any readers actually sampled this, enough to provide testimony to its appeal?

Celebrating the Life of Kathy Blaudschun

The Blaudschun family has asked us to announce that there will be a Celebration of Life for Kathy on Saturday, May 21, 1 p.m at the Nelson Congregational Church. Kathy died January 26 of this year.