Arts & Living

Hancock/Peterborough: Helping tell a survivor’s story

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

‘Five Bullets” is a story that Larry Duberstein of Hancock has been trying to tell for more than 40 years. When he was eight years old and saw the string of numbers tattooed on his uncle’s forearm, he started on the long process of extracting his story. It was not an easy process, nor a short one. Before World War … 0

Backyard Birder: Invitation to a journey

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I write on a cold, rainy Monday morning, November 17. Exactly 20 years ago the Monadnock Ledger front page previewed, “New column for bird watchers...Page … 0

Swanzey: Humane Society to hold holiday craft fair

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Monadnock Humane Society will hold its eighth annual craft fair, “Handcrafted for the Holidays,” in the MHS Guinane Training Center at 101 West Swanzey … 0

Jaffrey: Autumn Area Art show opens Nov. 21

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The annual Autumn Area Art Exhibit, the final exhibit of the year at the Jaffrey Civic Center, will have its grand opening on Friday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. The photography portion will be in the … 0

Peterborough: Mariposa Geography Bee Brings World to Peterborough

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dick Nevell, Dave Branham and David Blair nabbed the top spot at the Maripos Museum’s Geography Challenge Saturday. Nine towns competed in the geography bee held at the Peterborough Town House. … 0

Lyndeborough: Library plans holiday fair

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Christmas holiday fair will be held at the J.A. Tarbell Library in Lyndeborough on Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include vendors, a giving tree and pick-up of wreaths that are being sold to benefit the library. Wreath order forms are available … 0

Peterborough: Dance class starts tonight

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rich Clough will lead a new session of ballroom dance lessons, sponsored by the Peterborough Recreation Department, starting tonight. Today’s rock, rhythm, and blues music will be used in the class and no partner is necessary. The classes will include various ballroom dances — foxtrot, cha cha, tango, … 0

Peterborough: Operation Santa underway

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Peterborough Rotary Club’s Operation Santa is launching its 29th annual gift drive and inviting neighbors to help make the holidays bright for the area’s children in need. The community can make this year’s program a success by purchasing gifts of clothing and toys for children of the … 0

Sustainable steps: Giving thanks for food in plenty

Monday, November 17, 2014

One of the ideas central to Thanksgiving is plentiful food. In 1621, it was said that they had a three-day celebration. To survive a winter in New England, folks had to prepare all summer and fall. Planting and … 0

Hancock: Bass to give book talk Wednesday

Monday, November 17, 2014

Organic farmer and author, Rosaly Bass, will be speaking at the Hancock Public Library Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Bass owns the largest and oldest organic farm in New Hampshire. After more than 40 years of learning by … 0

Peterborough: Raising a star for the fallen

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A banner with a star in its center and a red border hung in a window or front door of nearly every house in nearly every neighborhood during the Second World War. If the star was blue, one … 0

Peterborough: Time to test your world knowledge

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Which European country has the most islands? Which city is farther east, Miami or Pittsburgh? Which mineral does the country of Peru profit off of most from mining? Name a civilization in Mindanao that were only recently discovered … 0

Peterborough: Annual Holiday Stroll takes place Nov. 22

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Held the Saturday before Thanksgiving each year, the 21st annual Holiday Stroll in Peterborough will take place this year on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s a place to start your holiday shopping and get in the holiday spirit. Park in one place and stroll … 0