A Memorial Planting

This pair of Rose of Sharon shrubs were recently planted in honor of Kathy Blaudschun, who passed away in January. Recognizing her long involvement with Nelson Old Home Day, that event will be dedicated to her this year, when it happens on August 6. The purchase of the plants was made possible by a lead donation from Kathy’s sister, Marianne Hammond, and other Old Home Day-targeted donations.

These shrubs will reach a height of 8′ – 10′, with lovely double pink blossoms. They are located on the boundary of the Nelson Congregational Church and the Mackenzie property.

Nelson In Common Annual Meeting

Nelson In Common will hold our annual meeting on Saturday, August 20, at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room, in the back of the Nelson Safety Building (Town Barn on Old Stoddard Rd).

In addition to the election of board members and officers, there will be a short presentation from the Nelson Power Committee, providing an update on the project, and answering any questions people may have.

We are delighted that Bev Largier, who authors our monthly Food and Bev column, has agreed to do some baking in support of our nourishment. We’ll also have coffee, tea, and other drinks on hand.

Everyone is welcome, and while RSVP is not required, it will be helpful for us in planning if you know you are attending, to let us know: editor@nullnelsonincommon.org.

The Barberry Pull

Monday June 20.  9 – 11:30 a.m.

Meet the Root Slayer

The barberry plant, which has sharp leaves and is extremely thorny, is an invasive species that spreads readily and dominates other native plants. Although it is credited with some medicinal uses, it does not provide food or habitat for wildlife.

A collaboration between the Nelson Conservation Commission and the Harris Center, the barberry pull on the Bailey Brook Trail is a vigorous and satisfying project that results in the reduction of this intrusive plant, which leaves more opportunity for more desirable forest flora.

Participants should be prepared for mosquitoes, and should wear thick gloves and clothing that will resit barb penetration. You will enjoy the camaraderie of this woodland adventure, and will also get to meet the Root Slayer!

Registration is required – click here to go the the reg page. 

Scene from last year.



The White Swamp Adventure

Also through the Harris Center, join Al Stoops for a paddle to scenic Spoonwood Pond, where we’ll beach the watercraft and head north on foot to explore White Swamp, the site of an old heron rookery. Expect to paddle 3 miles roundtrip, and hike off-trail through the woods for a half-mile, with an elevation gain of about 100 feet. There is also a short portage between Nubanusit Lake and Spoonwood Pond.

Meet at 9 a.m. at the Nubanusit Lake boat launch in Hancock. Back by 1 p.m. Bring lunch, a canoe or kayak, and a PFD for each person in your boat.

Space is limited, and registration is required

Vendors for Munsonville Market Day

August 13th from 9 – 12 will be a day to gather, remember and reminisce about the Granite Lake Store in the heart of Munsonville. This festive celebration will recreate the store for a day and a few more vendor spots are available!  Do you have vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meat, eggs, preserves, maple or honey products, breads, cookies, granola, or other tempting treats? Furniture, soaps, jewelry, yarn, photographs, painting, pottery, art or other craft items? Services to offer or sell? Join other locals to showcase your wares, enjoy music, pie, coffee and conversation and celebrate our community! Email Jen Pepin at jlpep3@nullgmail.com or call 603-2843-8634 for a form.

See more details about this event.