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

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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

Sustainable steps: ‘Three months, three weeks and three days’

Monday, September 15, 2014

You will all be pleased to know that this month I am writing about a success! Usually I am recalling an event that caused much embarrassment, sickness, or even death, the former to me, and the latter two … 0

Jaffrey: Coalition launches free community suppers

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sept. 18 kicks off a new tradition of free community suppers sponsored by a coalition of local nonprofit groups. Held at the Parish Hall of the United Church of Jaffrey at 54 Main St., the meal will begin … 0

Peterborough: In hopes of new theater

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A committee of arts enthusiasts from all walks of life have been meticulously putting together plans to build a new performing arts center at ConVal High School. After two years of planning, the committee is opening themselves up … 0

Jaffrey: Feeling the Music

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Most music tells a story. But for the “Djeli” of West Africa, music tells a history. Djeli, also called Griots, are families who come from a heritage of oral history-tellers and musicians. They are a repository of knowledge … 0

Backyard Birder: Thoughts on the home landscape

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I’ve been thinking about home landscapes. What is the landscape that speaks to us most profoundly? Some people say they have to have mountains; others the sea. I remember a documentary on Georgia O’Keeffe many years ago, and … 0

Peterborough: Cellist Eggar performing Fri.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cellist Dave Eggar and his band Deoro will at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture for a performance on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Grammy-nominated chamber ensemble Deoro has toured throughout the world creating classical crossover collaborations with artists such as Dr. Ralph Stanley, The Talaandig Tribe … 0

Greenville: Talk on female tavernkeepers Sept. 17

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

“A Woman That Keeps Good Orders: Women, Tavern Keeping, and Public Approval” will be presented by Marcia Schmidt Blaine at the Chamberlin Free Public Library on Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. When her husband died in 1736, Ann Jose Harvey became the owner of a prominent Portsmouth tavern … 0

KEene: Dance club offers fun for squares

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monadnock Squares, a square dance club based in Keene, is offering a free fun night, to be held at the Keene Recreational Center on Sept. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. The evening will give people an opportunity to learn some of the steps that are used in … 0

Jaffrey: Speed Bumps Band playing at Shattuck

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fred Marple and the Speed Bumps Band will be performing at the Shattuck Golf Club Cathedral Ballroom on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. The band will present its brand of Yankee humor, music and “assorted nonsense.” The … 0

Jaffrey: Library continues black and white film series

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Jaffrey Public Library will be continuing its popular film program this fall. “Classics in Black and White, Part Seven” will be presented on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. This season will feature films from 1936 up to 1965 The series opened on Sept. … 0