Nelson Celebrates May Day

~ video – Judi Lang

The Community Room Returns

The Community Room behind the Safety Building will now be available for use by Town committees and Town-sponsored events.  This will provide additional space for meetings and events and allow more use by the public again.  It will also remain a space for use in emergencies if necessary.

Some folks may remember that the then-newly created area was a huge asset during the ice storm of 2008, where many parts of town were without power for up to 11 days. We hope that this specific type of need does not occur again, but it’s comforting to know that it’s there.

Requests for use should be made to the Select Board.

Annie Brewster

New Book from a New Nelsoner

Annie Brewster and her husband Rick Weyerhaeuser have been connected to Nelson for a couple of years, having bought (and extensively renovated) a historic property on Lead Mine Road. Though fulltime residency is a little way into the future, they are already involved and excited to be here. Rick has a long history working in conservation and land protection, and is serving as an advisor to the Nelson Community Power Committee. Annie came to our attention because of an upcoming event at the Toadstool in Peterborough, where she will be discussing her new book, The Healing Power of Storytelling: Using Personal Narrative to Navigate Illness, Trauma, and Loss, on Saturday, May 21, at 11 a.m. Click on the book cover for more details.

Take a Short Hike

The Murdough Hill Meander trail has been improved with a new replacement bridge spanning a nasty wet creek, thanks to Rick Church and Dave Birchenough. Rick designed, acquired, precut, and hauled all materials to the remote trail site. Dave and Rick constructed the frame and added 32 2×6 treads last Wednesday. Hikers will again enjoy this pleasantly unique walk through nature.

While this trail has been developed in recent years, some folks believe that it was actually used in prehistoric times, by the Meanderthal people.

The trail is accessed from downtown Munsonville.

Read More about the Murdough Hill Meander .  .  . 

Mower Less

Betsy Street inspires us to procrastinate on spring lawn care, to give bees a chance. And other good things. Read mow .  .  .