Munsonville Market Day

We were outside the Chapel-by-the-Lake, just as the Munsonville Market Day fair was opening. A traveler, of somewhat unkempt appearance, but perfectly pleasant, stopped to ask if the store sold razors. That might have been the first compliment of the day – clearly there seemed a flavor authenticity. But praises were sung throughout the morning as folks who knew the store from days gone by had their memories rekindled. There were stories. There was food! And there was great community.

Read Jen Pepin’s account of this first Munsonville Market Day . . .

Nelson In Common Annual Meeting

There’s most always something going on in Nelson. Come join the fun and be a part of it.

This Saturday at 10:00, join the Nelson In Common board in the Community Room (in the back of the Fire Department / Town Barn Complex on Old Stoddard Rd) at 10:00 for:

  • Welcome
  • Treats from Bev Largier (our Food and Bev columnist)
  • Meet our Police Chief Joe Filipi, who will talk briefly about the department (housed in the same building)
  • Hear a short presentation from the Nelson Power Committee
  • Learn about upcoming projects of Nelson In Common
  • A short business meeting for the election of new board members and officers.

Nelson In Common is looking for folks who would like to become involved, either with specific projects, or at the board level (it’s mostly fun and not too strenuous!).  If you are interested, come to the meeting, or contact us. Also if you are coming to the meeting, just drop us a note so that we can do better planning. Hope to see some folks there. Contact:

Friday Night Concert

Rafael Popper-Keizer is a noted cellist, and also the director of Monadnock Music, which got started in 1966 when conductor James Bolle brought several of his musical colleagues from the big cities for concerts in the Nelson Congregational Church. The legacy of Nelson is important to Raphael, who is excited to come and perform a solo cello set.

For the second part of the concert we welcome saxophonist Paul Klemperer. Paul spent his childhood summers in Nelson, and has stayed connected to this town. Over the last ten years he has increased his summer time presence here, a comfortable respite from Austin, where he is active as a blues and jazz musician, teacher, and organizer.

This concert is free, but donations at the door will be welcome and appreciated.

Nelson Town Hall
Friday, August 19 ~ 7:30 p.m.

See more details – forward to a friend! 

Kulish Remembrances

Rick Church has been active with the Nelson Trails project since its inception, and is currently head of the Nelson Trails Committee. Here he shares some memories of the Kulish Trail, which includes a bridge project, and ultimately, amazing vistas.

Read the tale of the trail .  .  .  

Cultural Emissaries

The Nelson Town band in Hinsdale on a recent perfect summer evening

The Nelson Town Band plays around. By the end of this year’s season, they will have brought music and joy to the towns of Marlow, Greenfield, Andover, Stoddard, Swanzey, Walpole, Marlborough, Maplewood Nursing Home (Westmoreland), Hinsdale, Greenville, Milford, and Winchester.

And of course Nelson for Memorial Day, Old Home Day, and two Ice Cream Socials (next one on September 4th on the Congregational Church lawn).