Arts & Living

Starting From Scratch: Chickens have personalities, too

Friday, December 12, 2014

It may seem surprising, but chickens have personalities. Over the course of the four years that we have owned and operated Oxbow Farm here in Dublin, we have seen our fair share of chickens with a little bit of personality. Before we started our farm I would never have believed that you could actually interact with chickens, have a conversation … 0

Nutritional Health: Slow down and settle in

Friday, December 12, 2014

Have you noticed it? We are mere days away from the shortest, darkest day of the year. The skies have been overcast. Rain, snow, and … 0

PEterborough: 2 authors at the Toadstool

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The subjects of Yankees and sports will be the topic of conversations with two authors visiting the Toadstool Bookshop on Saturday. At 11 a.m., Judson Hale, longtime Yankee Magazine editor, will discuss the new edition of his memoir “The Education of a Yankee: An American Memoir,” a book … 0

Jaffrey: First Church plans holiday events

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

On Dec. 14, First Church in Jaffrey will hold a special worship service to celebrate Santa Lucia Day and the Swedish Festival of Lights, featuring the traditional procession of Santa Lucia and others in costume and special Scandinavian music. The service will start at 10:30 a.m. Please bring … 0

Jaffrey: Striking colors

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

This photo of a Thanksgiving morning sunset was sent to us by Aileana Estey from her Jaffrey property. … 0

ConVal: Three students chosen for leadership conference

Friday, November 14, 2014

The ConVal High School Counseling Department has announced that sophomores Michael Zrzavy, Jordan Kania, and Michelle Jarest were selected to represent ConVal at the 2015 Hugh O’Brian Leadership Conference in May. The HOBY Conference is a weekend-long program … 0

Keene: Civil War concert Sunday

Friday, November 14, 2014

A music program entitled “Civil War Thanksgiving — A Musical Look at The Great Union Festival” will be presented by The Hardtacks at the Sumner Knight Chapel on Sunday at 1 p.m. Formed in 2012, the Hardtacks performed … 0

Marlborough: Honky Tonk Angels musical opens Dec. 3

Friday, November 14, 2014

Small Pond Productions will present the musical production “The Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular” at the Marlborough Community House from Dec. 3 through 6. Ted Swindley, author of the award-winning “Always — Patsy Cline,” has created a musical … 0

Peterborough: Contra Dance on Dec. 5

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough First Saturday Contra Dance on Dec. 6, featuring Lisa Greenleaf calling with the band Pete’s Posse. The well-known multi-instrumentalist and troubadour Pete Sutherland has decades of concert touring, teaching and studio production behind him. Sutherland is a founding member of the … 0

Peterborough: Crafters Guild holds holiday fair Saturday

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Monadnock Crafters Guild will host its fourth annual Holiday Fair at the Peterborough Community Center on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free. The Crafters Guild is a nonprofit, volunteer-run group working to bring quality jury-selected, affordable crafts and arts to the … 0

New Ipswich: ‘Las Posadas’ presented at Highbridge Hill Elementary

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Alchemists’ Workshop will present a production of “Las Posadas” at Highbridge Hill Elementary School on Monday at 7 p.m. The 45-minute musical theater piece is based on the book “The Night of Las Posadas” by New Hampshire … 0

Keene: World Aids Day art exhibit opens Monday

Monday, November 24, 2014

The featured installation “Memorial (ghost | embers)” at the Thorne-Sagendorph Arts Gallery at Keene State College will be on display from Dec. 1 through 7. An opening reception will be held Monday, Dec. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception includes a meet and greet with artist … 0