Arts & Living

ConVal: ‘Expressing the emotions behind words’

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A spotlight blinds Astrid Kipka. She steps to the microphone, drowns out any auxiliary noise, breathes in, and starts. “We are space between, the orange black blur, of a million monarchs, on their two generation migration, south to fir-crowned Michoacan,” she recites, accenting “Michoacan” with a Spanish accent. And while Kipka narrates “Zacuanpaplotls,” by Brenda Cardenas, Kipka loses herself in … 0

‘There are so many different things to try’: Local students take home art awards

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Armed with her camera, Mei Buzzell spent her summer in the halls of Jamaican schools, talking to children. And every time she would ask, “Can … 0

Jaffrey: Finding a spiritual home

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A year following the publication of “A Religion of One’s Own,” Thomas Moore says the book has garnered a lot of response, much like his … 0

Antrim: Program on identifying wildlife

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Antrim Grange No. 98 will host an education program at its Feb. 18 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Antrim Town Hall. Peter Beblowski of the Antrim Conservation Commission will bring the N.H. Fish and Game scat kit and talk about identifying wildlife via this unusual method. The … 0

Jaffrey: Monadnock Advisory Commission to meet

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Monadnock Advisory Commission will hold a meeting on Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main St. The commission will receive reports from the N.H. Division of Parks and Recreation, the park manager, the Society for the Protection … 0

Wedding Guide: Ready, set, wedding!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

As the new year begins, it all of a sudden seems to be a lot closer to your wedding day. We just said goodbye to jingle bells, and now we are looking at wedding bells! Perhaps you have a new incentive to start eating better, try to lose … 0

Wedding guide: Let’s talk money

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Getting married? If so, I would like to talk to you today about some financial implications of marriage (or, for the “Princess Bride” fans out there, “Mawidge, that Bwessed Awangement”). To be clear, I am not encouraging people … 0

Wedding Guide: Vintage and nature- inspired themes are in

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rustic and vintage are in. That’s what Cathy Furze, owner of Country Bridals and Formal Wear in Jaffrey, and Carol Deyo of Peterborough have noticed over the last year or so. Deyo has been creating wedding cakes since … 0

Defiant Joy: What is second- wedding etiquette?

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I was at the emergency room recently and the nurse came in holding before her the mandatory wristband, which she informed me, needed to be on my wrist for identification purposes. “OK,” she said looking down at me … 0

Wedding Guide: It was worth the wait

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

We have all the time in the world... Is there a secret formula for success in life? Are there specific steps one must take in order to find it — graduate high school, go to college or get … 0

New Ipswich: A sweet reward

Monday, January 19, 2015

When Peter and Reuben Somero were 13 and 12 years old respectively, they raptly watched their uncle go through the process of making real maple syrup with sap he collected from his backyard sugar maples. Instantly fascinated, the … 0

Antrim: Grapevine program urges good choices

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Parents of youth ages 9 to 14 years are invited to participate in a workshop called Guiding Good Choices, which will be held at Great Brook School beginning Thursday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. Research has show that this program is effective in improving family communication and preventing … 0

Dublin: Goodby to speak at annual meeting

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Friends of the Dublin Public Library annual meeting is Saturday at 10 a.m. with guest speaker Dr. Robert Goodby, archaeologist and anthropologist. Goodby will speak on native history as revealed by archaeological study prior to construction at the new Keene Middle School. The meeting is open to … 0