When Life Gives You Lemons

How lucky we are that Beverly Largier, after a life of world travel, having lived on three continents, and (among other things) getting Cordon Bleu and CakeFlix certifications, has decided to make Munsonville her home. She and her husband, Damian, live on Granite Lake, where she’s enjoying immersing herself in our community.

Bev is excited about starting a monthly food column for Nelson In Common (which we can’t resist calling Food and Bev). Her first article is about her favorite spring flavor – lemons!

Visit the Food and Bev page to learn more about her. 

or click directly to her tantalizing recipe. 

Priscilla Walter catches a ride up the hill. ~ Photo: Beth Draper

At last, the Nelson Memorial Day celebration happened this year (after a two-year absence). It was a beautiful day, and an engaging experience for Brenna Kucinski, who has written a lovely account of the day, complete with photos and a short video. Hear the band, see the parade .  .  .  

Apple Hill Summer Concerts Are Back!


Here’s the beautiful Apple Hill Concert Barn. But just think how great it will be with people! The Tuesday night summer concerts are resuming, and are sure to be better than ever. The concerts are free, with a paid option to reserve seats, and also an option for dinner (the food is really good!) beforehand.  Each concert is listed on the Nelson In Common Events Calendar, so you can see what’s in store.
Read more about Apple Hill and the concert series .  .  .  

Nelson Planning Board Sponsors a Public Information Session

Small towns face a unique challenge in dealing with land use issues. Templates and best practices that work for larger towns and cities, who often have professional planners available, are not always the best fit for a small town. Additionally, with fewer people to go around, staffing land use boards (Planning and Zoning) is more difficult. But the more board members and citizens understand this often complicated topic, the better the quality of decisions and, ultimately, the well being of the town.

Lisa Murphy

To this end, the Nelson Planning Board will hold a public information meeting on Thursday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m, with a presentation from Lisa Murphy, a senior planner with Southwest Region Planning Commission. She will provide information about the official documents that are used by towns for planning and zoning, including the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations, and Master Plan, and the role of the Planning Board in developing and maintaining those documents. She will also discuss the role of land use boards (Planning and Zoning), especially with a focus on what is appropriate for a small town like Nelson. 

Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Parks and Recreational Resources, and a master’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University in Urban Studies with a concentration in city planning.  She has an expansive range of experience in municipal planning, including municipal master plans and ordinances, site plan review, wetlands and code enforcement, resource protection, and emergency management.  

The meeting will be held in the lower level of the Olivia Rodham Memorial Library, with an option to move to the Town Hall if the attendance, shortly before start time, indicates that is necessary.