For several decades the Grapevine-2 has served as the community newsletter for Nelson and Munsonville. With the discontinuation of that publication, The Black Fly Quarterly steps in to provide a print publication. This newsletter will evolve, based on reader input, and we will hope for reader ideas and contributions for articles, photos, etc.

If you have been receiving the Grapevine, then you will be receiving the Black Fly Quarterly, as we are inheriting the Grapevine mailing list.

Questions, ideas?

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The Black Fly Quarterly also accepts advertising, in business-card size. This provides some helpful revenue to Nelson in Common, but also gives local businesses exposure to a very local audience. Plus, our local businesses are really part of the community, so it further conveys what we are all about.

The cool thing – these ads will also be displayed (tastefully) on this website.

Print publication schedule (deadline for articles and advertising)

Schedule for 2021

Mid June (May 25)
September (August 15)
November (October 15)

Note this schedule for the current year only, due to schedule disruptions with events, including Town Meeting, and also that we are just starting.

Planned schedule for 2022

Mid February(January 15)
Mid May (April 15)
Early August (July 15)
Early November (October 15)

The Black Fly Quarterly is free to Nelson residents or those with a Nelson connection. Donations are appreciated to offset costs. You can donate through PayPal, which can also take any major credit card. If you’d like to make your donation specific to The Black Fly Quarterly, simply indicate that in the “Write a note” field as you are checking out.

Donations may also be made by check, to: 

Nelson In Common
409 Old Stoddard Road
Nelson, NH 04567

Your payment is securely processed by PayPal. You may use any major credit card (a PayPal account is not required).Once you click the button you will be directed to PayPal, where you will have the option for different payment amounts, including setting your own, and also the option to have a payment recur monthly. The transaction will show up as a payment to Moving in Step, for which Nelson In Common is trade name (DBA).Nelson In Common (Moving in Step) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation in the State of New Hampshire. Your contribution is fully tax deductible. If you require a receipt other than what you receive from PayPal, you can add a message with your PayPal submission, or you can always contact us to request this.

Thank you for your support!