Arts & Living

Peterborough: Turning the tables at Aesop’s

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A new face is in the kitchen at Aesop’s Tables, serving pastries and quiches, and becoming more comfortable at the register. Jon Dunn of Peterborough is the new owner of the cafe inside the Toadstool Bookshop. Dunn is finalizing the purchase of Aesop’s from Allison Fredericks. He hopes to gradually make the hangout his own. “I’m trying to pique (customers’) … 0

Peterborough: Trumpet offering art course

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Trumpet, the fine arts and idea gallery, is kicking off spring with many new artists and pieces throughout the gallery. New artists are always welcome. … 0

Dublin School: ‘Chicken Soup for the Existentialist’s Soul’

Thursday, March 12, 2015

My head felt like a bowling ball and my voice sounded like a congested muppet. Luckily for me, my mom was armed and ready with … 0

Dublin School: ‘The Art of Trail Making’

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Stonewalls, old signs, cracked dirt roads, and crumbling silver mines. When I walk through the shaded oak and maple forests of New Hampshire, I see these lost remnants of the past. Often I stumble upon an old foundation of a house, and I imagine the people that struggled … 0

Keene: Hundred Nights gets helpful donations

Thursday, March 12, 2015

In February, the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church arranged for 12 lockers from the former Keene Middle School to be donated to Hundred Nights Inc. Cold Weather Shelter so that guests could safely store their backpacks. As a complement to this effort, the Keene Walmart store recently donated 8 … 0

Jaffrey: Art exhibit celebrates farm animals

Monday, March 16, 2015

An exhibit of watercolors by Ann Sawyer are on display in the first-floor display cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center. Sawyer’s painting has been inspired for more than 50 years by her family’s fifth-generation dairy farm in Jaffrey. … 0

Art: Book recounts childhood in the ‘60s

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Beginning his memoir more than 20 years ago, John C. Hampsey never intended to create a book that would make people rethink and look back at their own childhoods, but that is exactly what is beginning to happen. … 0

Peterborough: Banker, doctor turn to writing, discuss books at Toadstool

Friday, March 20, 2015

For over 50 years, Dublin resident Forrest Cook has been following the money, whether in the many banks where he worked or in the broader US economy of more recent years. He will be at The Toadstool Bookshop … 0

Jaffrey: Tuscany trip info meeting tonight

Friday, March 20, 2015

The deadline is fast approaching to receive the early bird discount for the Jaffrey Chamber’s trip to the Tuscany region of Italy from November 2 to 10. Sign up by Friday and save $100 on this tour of one of the most popular destinations in the world. The … 0

Mystery, intrigue and ‘The Great Game’

Monday, March 23, 2015

Most people have traditions as to when and where they read. My reading traditions, early established with my parents, are firmly grounded in quiet Sunday afternoons spent on the couch in the living room reading whatever book took … 0

KEene: Bread and Roses Strike talk April 1

Monday, March 23, 2015

A presentation on the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912 will be offered at the Historical Society of Cheshire County on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. In 1912, Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts erupted into a dramatic struggle between mill owners and workers from Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Syria, … 0

Peterborough: Frost Heaves on stage this weekend

Monday, March 23, 2015

Frost Heaves will bring an all-new show to the Peterborough Players theater Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28. The show will feature McYankees — a new semi-fast food chain, Jack and the Baked Beanstalk, the Police Log, … 0

Keene: Telling stories about place, Saturday

Monday, March 23, 2015

An evening of stories reflecting life in the Monadnock region will be shared at the Historical Society of Cheshire County on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The Monadnock Conservancy, a land trust for southwestern New Hampshire, host of the event, is especially interested in capturing and sharing the stories … 0