Nelson Gets Down To Earth

Roadside Cleanup

With the departure of the snow, we are happily witness to the first harbingers of spring: crocuses, daffodils, and other delights. But it is also a more revealing time for the fallen foliage of the anheuser bush. This year White Claw seems to be the favored beverage of Nelson’s litterati. But there is an abundance of other stuff as well. While it doesn’t represent a permanent solution, there is an opportunity to restore the dignity of the landscape with the annual roadside cleanup, sponsored by the Nelson Conservation Commission. The campaign starts with picking up empty bags and declaring your territory, in front of the Library on Saturday, April 23, from 9:30 -to 11 a.m. Then there’s a whole week to fulfill your assignment. And there’s even a gift for participants! Get the details here.

Earth Day Books

Patsy Beffa-Negrini has compiled a list of a wide range of books about the environment, all available at the Olivia Rodham Memorial Library, as we approach Earth Day. Of course you can read these books any time, but take a moment now to check out the titles, and see a synopsis of the top five choices   .  .  .

All Roads Lead To Home

We were traveling across the earth recently, specifically on the Massachusetts Turnpike, when we encountered a thought-provoking sign. Follow the tangent here .  .  .

Bells for Ukraine

The Nelson Congregational Church will be ringing the church bell for Ukraine on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. For the devastation caused by the continuing war in Ukraine, we will offer our “prayerful ringing” each Wednesday through to Easter and possibly beyond. We join many churches throughout New Hampshire and the nation in this ringing and we invite you to join us. Come and help to ring the bell.