Arts & Living

Peterborough: Library celebrating ‘Banned Book Week’

Monday, September 22, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — What do the comic book series “Captain Underpants” and the novels “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “The Hunger Games” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” all have in common? They were the 10 most “challenged” books of 2013, according to the American Library Association. The ALA defines a “challenge” as a written complaint, filed with a library or … 0


Monday, September 22, 2014

How many octogenarian widows from New York could transform a 19th-century colonial summer mansion in Dublin into a model of sustainability? Polly Guth could. Guth … 0

Peterborough: 100 years at the movies

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It is the woman in her 80s that refuses to pay the discounted seniors’ price, because she’s not old yet. It’s the woman that marched … 0

KEene: Latin jazz/salsa on stage at Keene State

Monday, September 15, 2014

The two-time Grammy Award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra will be in concert at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College on Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The 13-piece all-star salsa big band will play a program of contemporary … 0

KEene: Organ workshop is Sept. 27

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Monadnock Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a music workshop for organists and choir directors at the United Church of Christ on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. This workshop, designed for a wide variety of choirs, will be mostly a cappella SATB … 0

Milford: Reading of ‘The Devil and the Detective’

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A staged reading of “The Devil and the Detective” by Kevin Barret will be presented by the Milford Area Players at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. The year is 1892 and the famous Detective Coombs has been summoned to … 0

Peterborough: Interim directors will lead the Monadnock Chorus this season

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Monadnock Chorus comes to its new season during an interval of change. Three interim artistic directors will take the helm while the search for a permanent artistic director begins. For the fall 2014 season culminating in two December concerts, Dr. Matthew Leese will direct the chorus. In … 0

Peterborough: Downton Abbey tea this Sunday

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea fundraiser will be hosted by the Union Congregational Church on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Maids and footmen will serve tea sandwiches, scones with jam and Devonshire cream, and sweets ranging from lemon tarts to “Victoria sandwiches,” a sponge cake that was … 0

Antrim: Baked beans and apple pie

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tenney’s Farm was buzzing with activity on Sunday afternoon. Volunteers set up a long table with trays, to fill with barbecue-style fixings. Off to one side, racks and racks of chicken slow roast, sending the smell of cooking … 0

Short story: The fog that surrounds; or, BooBoo

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

He was a professional taxidermist, headed out to Colorado or Montana or one of those vast expanses where people had a more pressing need to stuff the big game they’d killed. Work was good out there, he said, … 0

Wilton: Meal with local food

Monday, September 15, 2014

If there’s anything that brings people together, it’s food. And this month the Wilton Community Center has a great event for everyone who appreciates a high-quality meal and who wants to support the Community Center as well as local agriculture. In a departure from its regular schedule of … 0

Sustainable Steps: Getting back to basics

Monday, September 15, 2014

Getting back to basics At the time that I started farming it was not “in” to buy local. Folks were in their comfort zone of buying “clean” and properly inspected and packaged food from grocery stores. As we have come to understand what is truly behind our governments … 0

Nutritional HEalth: Staving off those winter blues

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Autumn! At this time of year, apples and pumpkins are everywhere, the leaves changing color here in New England are stunning. There is a shift in temperature and the days get shorter. If this is a signal to you that you will be feeling the “winter blues” … 0