Arts & Living

New Ipswich: Praise be

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Robin Mark didn’t set out to make his mark on the Christian music scene. He was an engineer who had picked up playing the acoustic guitar, with no real ambitions in music. But sometimes God works in mysterious ways. Mark first started playing in front of people decades ago, when he and his wife were part of a very small … 0

The Avid Reader: Shedding some light on manuscript illumination

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This past Saturday I had the good fortune to take a day-long workshop on “Manuscript Illumination: Ancient Art Form, Modern Techniques and Applications.” This was … 0

Peterborough: From New Zealand to Peterborough

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Malcolm Cooper of Peterborough finished shearing the last alpaca of the year late Sunday afternoon. This spring, like the last 12, he started shearing in … 0

Hancock: Heritage Campaign nears $275,000 fundraising goal

Monday, June 29, 2015

HANCOCK — The imposing Meetinghouse, built in 1820, stands on the west end of Main Street, while the red brick house that belongs to the Historical Society, built in 1809, stands on the east. With the Meetinghouse restoration … 0

Peterborough: Can a shelter have a soul, and is a house different from a home?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Many say modern design is losing the qualities of what makes a house a home. How can we recapture the old feelings of comfort and family? Can shelters have a soul? There’s no readily available answer, explained Howard … 0

Jaffrey: Line dancing returns to First Church

Friday, June 26, 2015

David and Betsey Trimble, well-known line dance callers, will offer line dancing sessions this summer at First Church in Jaffrey. No partner — or experience — is needed, and the lessons are open to all. Sessions will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in … 0

Jaffrey: Pyhala design on poker run shirt

Friday, June 26, 2015

Conant senior Kirkland Pyhala’s design concept was chosen by the Chamber’s Motorcycle Poker Run Committee to adorn the event T-shirts. When asked what inspired him for the design, Pyhala said, “Well, I knew there were a lot of poker runs going on. I wanted to make the image … 0

JAFFREY: Declaration to be read aloud

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Declaration of Independence will be read aloud by volunteers on noon Saturday, the Fourth of July, from the stage of Jaffrey’s historic 1775 Meetinghouse on Route 124 in Jaffrey Center. Local officials, community leaders and Jaffrey citizens, young and old, have been invited to participate. Following the … 0

Jaffrey: Strawberry shortcake on the Fourth

Friday, June 26, 2015

On the Fourth of July, the United Church of Jaffrey will serve strawberry shortcake from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 54 Main St., on Route 124 in downtown Jaffrey. The menu consists of fresh strawberries, homemade biscuits, real whipped cream and a beverage. The cost is $5 … 0

Greenville: Summer fun at Chamberlin Library

Friday, June 26, 2015

The summer reading program at Chamberlin Free Public Library begins Thursday at 1 p.m. and continues every Thursday through Aug. 6. In addition, the library will hold craft programs on Fridays beginning July 9 through July 31 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. On Thursday, the library will … 0

Peterborough: Come build a fairy a home

Friday, June 26, 2015

Families are invited to a workshop to make fairy houses on July 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture. The Monadnock Center will provide foundations and building materials like twigs, bark, stones, string, and clay. Participants can take their fairy … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Independence Day Ceremony at the Monadnock Center

Friday, June 26, 2015

Celebrate the Independence Day holiday with a tradition that goes back to 1926 at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Saturday, July 4, at 10 a.m. The Independence Day program begins with a flag raising by the Sea Cadets and reading of the Declaration of Independence … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Princess and Frog’ movie next week

Friday, June 26, 2015

Upcoming programs in the library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program, Every Hero has a Story, include a movie and a chance to explore trucks. The Super Flicks children’s summer film series will feature “The Princess and the Frog” at 1:30 p.m. on July 7. Discover what really happened after … 0