Arts & Living

Francestown architect on mission to educate over the air waves in Africa

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Before Cameron Leandri, who is originally from Francestown, traveled to Tanzania and Burundi in the spring, the 24-year-old had never dreamed of being a humanitarian architect. That all changed when he gave his half-empty soda to an African child in a Tanzanian village. Leandri, Paul Peterzo — Leandri’s architecture professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston — … 0

Backyard birder: Signs of spring show up in bird behavior

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sunday was warm. For the first time in too long the outdoors beckoned and I was restless to be out there. It’s a restlessness that … 0

Maps, the reality of our space Maps, the Reality of Our Space.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Recently, I was told that maps are a thing of the past. Why did I not believe this? Everyone now uses an app on their … 0

Peterborough: Gents bow, ladies know how

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The late Bob McQuillen of Peterborough was a longtime teacher at ConVal, as well as a larger-than-life figure in the contra dance world. He is known for his music, and for passing on his love of it to … 0

Francestown: Hillbilly Weatherman is a viral hit

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A few weeks ago, Adam Evans of Francestown was home with his two young boys, waiting out a snow day and messing around with his camera equipment to fill the day. Evans and his sons, Addison, 11, and … 0

Peterborough: Carbon footprint Conversation March 10

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, in partnership with the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, presents a Community Conversation about Personal Options for Lowering Our Carbon Footprint, on March 10 at 7 p.m., in the Monadnock Center’s Bass Hall, in Peterborough. Energy is always in the news, and there is … 0

Jaffrey/Keene: MONIFF preview on civil rights

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In advance of the third annual Monadnock International Film Festival, special programming in March will feature film screenings and discussions around the civil rights movement. The effort was conceived by MONIFF to honor the 50th anniversary of the sacrifice by Keene resident and martyr Jonathan Daniels, who gave … 0

Peterborough: Tesla author at Toadstool Saturday

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vladimir Pistola will be at the Toadstool Bookshop to sign and discuss his novel “Tesla: A Portrait With Masks” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The influence of Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla is undeniable. His hundreds of inventions and … 0

Peterborough: ‘My Father’s Garden’ continues food series

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Cornucopia Project is continuing its Food for Thought documentary series with a screening of “My Father’s Garden” on Tuesday, at 6 p.m. The film, which will be shown at the Peterborough Community Theater, tells the story of two very different farmers who are united by their common … 0

Peterborough: Jazz history and concert presented Sunday

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Journey Through Jazz all-star jazz band will be in concert at the RiverMead auditorium on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The band will present a brief musical history of jazz music from its early beginnings in New Orleans in the early 1900’s and Chicago jazz of the roaring … 0

Hancock: Lefty Blue Musical Duo playing tonight

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lefty Blue Musical Duo offers an evening of new and old favorites at the Hancock Town Library tonight, at 7 p.m. Local musicians Brian Murphy on guitar and vocals and Monica Laskey-Rigrod on vocals will play an eclectic array of songs, from old standards to new musicals. The … 0

Keene: ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’ on stage at KSC

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Keene State College Theatre and Dance Department will present a production of “The Phantom Tollbooth” in the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College beginning Wednesday. The Keene State production will use actors and puppets to recreate … 0

Jaffrey: ‘She’s the best mom’

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cynthia Greco was one of 28 parents to be honored at the 8th Annual Unsung Hero Parent Recognition Awards earlier this month. It’s a program that honors parents and caregivers who go above and beyond the call of … 0