Nelson In Common Update July 28, 2021

It’s a Party!

Yes, we’ve been loving that phrase lately as we feel more comfortable congregating. In this case we’re talking about the Annual Meeting for Nelson In Common, which will be at the home of incoming board member Jen Pepin, just off Granite Lake. Plans are to have the party outside, but an open-air cabana is available in the event of weather. So plenty of breathing room. That said, we are limiting attendance to 50 people, so we’re asking people to register ahead.

What to expect:

This is a pot luck, and we are emphasizing the luck part of it – we’re not going to assign categories to people – just bring some good food that you like to make.

Get to this general area – there will be signs and/or people advising about parking.

We will have a short business meeting for the election of new board members and officers, and a very brief overview of what the next year is looking like for Nelson In Common. Then it’s food, conversation, and a good energy music playlist. This is a chance to chat informally with Nelson In Common board members, share your ideas for projects, newsletter articles, etc., and see if there are some things you want to plug into. We’ll be looking for some new board members and participants for the coming year – maybe something will float your boat!

Saturday, August 21. 5:00 p.m.

Register soon!

Click here to register (alternatively you can send us email:

The Nelson Town Band Is Back In Action

The band has been rehearsing outdoors, under cover, at the Baptist Church in Keene.

Here’s the band playing for a Memorial Day concert, probably 2017.

After the long hiatus afflicted on most musical groups, The Nelson Town Band has a few gigs lined up. Circumstances being what they are, they won’t be playing in Nelson (typically there are Ice Cream Socials bookending the summer, and Nelson Old Home Day), but you can hear them Sunday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. on the Walpole Common, and Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Frost Free Library in Marlborough. Die-hard fans can follow them to Milford for a Labor Day parade on September 6 at noon.

The Town has a Treasurer!

At the time of our town election (July 13) no one had registered to run for the important job of Treasurer. Thankfully after the election Laurie Smith agreed to step into this important job. Laurie was treasurer of the Library Board of Trustees for several years. Most recently she was elected to the Cemetery Board. That, combined with her new Treasurer job suggests the possibility of jokes about death and taxes, but we’ll leave that for greater minds to ponder.

Library Aide Wanted

The Olivia Rodham Memorial Library has an opening for a Library aide position, 8 to 10 hours a week, including two Saturdays a month from 10 a.m. to noon. Also to fill in for library director’s vacations. Proficiency with technology necessary; library experience a plus. Starting salary: $15 per hour. For details, email library director Kris Finnegan at, or call during library hours, 603-847-3214. For general library information, see

Nelson Bulletin Board

We are working on a Nelson Bulletin Board website which would be a location for help wanted, services offered, items for sale, etc. We hope this is within a couple of weeks of being implemented. At that time all Nelson residents will be able to take advantage of all of the things indicated above.

Nelson In Common is looking for an eager volunteer who is familiar with WordPress, or wants to learn, to help with this website. This does not need to be hugely time demanding, and can be lots of fun. We’re also welcoming articles, photos, new material from Nelson artists and musicians. And ideas!  Contact:

Other articles for this week

Chapel By The Lake ~ Yardsale

Saturday, July 31

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

See people and get stuff

Above: Linda Singer’s Garden
Read Linda’s Musings of a Nelson Gardener

On The Side

Editor to Susan Hansel: “Can we publish your recipe for Blueberry Buckle?”

Susan: “Yes you have my permission. We need to share the joy of blueberry buckle!”

See the recipe.


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