Arts & Living

Dublin: Releasing control

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dublin artist David Nelson’s latest artwork is out of control. His pieces —long, horizontal panels now hanging at the Dublin Community Center — were guided by Nelson’s hand, to be sure, but the end result? It was up to chance. “What I’m interested in is a balance between control and freedom,” said Nelson of Dublin during an interview at the … 0

Dublin: Playing in the clay

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Just before lunchtime Wednesday at Dublin Consolidated School, a swarm of children wiggle and smush and smear their hands and arms through sand and clay. … 0

Peterborough: Symphony NH back in town October 5

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Symphony NH will return to the Peterborough Town House for a matinee performance entitled “Hearts Aflame” on Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. Violinist Caroline Goulding … 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

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