Peterborough: Lending an ear

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hope Pettegrew of Hancock has never missed a Peterborough Players’ show. Even when her hearing started to fail in the 1990s, she soldiered on, still attending even when she was getting most of the dialogue from her husband sitting next to her, instead of hearing it firsthand. She made do for some time with one of the aids that the Players’ provide for those hard of hearing — a headset that amplifies the sound. But eventually, even that began to fail her. But now, Pettegrew is able to enjoying the Players’ performances firsthand again, just by flipping a switch on her hearing aid. That’s because … 0

Peterborough: Recycled cassette is link to a family’s past

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Caitlin Selby and her 9-year-old daughter Lucy recently stumbled on a treasure while sifting through used cassette tapes at the Mini Mall, or swap shop at the Peterborough Recycling Center. In between used albums by Wham! and Sting was a tape with a handwritten label, “Poetry – Swift Corwin Jr.” Corwin was Selby’s … 0

Hancock: Israel unrest moves meet for swim star

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kylie Mitchell of Hancock repeated and repeated and repeated her routine to prepare for the 2014 Federation Internationale De Natation World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships scheduled for Aug. 28-30 in Eilat, Israel. The 16 year old would wake up at 4:45 a.m., drive to Keene, swim for two hours, strength-train for another … 0

Peterborough: Contra dance returns to the Town House

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The first Saturday contra dance will return to the Peterborough Town House on Saturday, Sept. 6., with Dave Eisenstadter calling. Eisenstadter learned to call dances at the Nelson contra dance and now performs around New England. He is a journalist who began his career writing for the Monadnock … 0

Peterborough: Auditions for youth choirs

Monday, August 25, 2014

Auditions for Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church from Sept. 4 through Sept. 6 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Audition times can be reserved for the Skylarks, ages 5-7; Trebles, grades 2-4; Choristers, grades 5-8; or Cecilia Ensemble, girls grades 9-12. … 0

Backyard Birder: Hawkwatch season is here

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It’s hard to believe that September is at the door, and with it so many associations. Back to school, of course. Everyone, no matter the age, has that association, and with it memories. In the natural world, the … 0

Peterborough: Community choir seeks new singers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Singers are invited to join Two Rivers Community Choir for its next semester, beginning Sept. 7. The choir is SATB, non-auditioned, and all interested voices ages 17 and up who can commit to regular rehearsals on Sunday afternoons from 2:30 to 5 p.m. are welcome. New singers can … 0

Peterborough: Alzheimer’s talk at library

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Peterborough Town Library will host a discussion about Alzheimer’s disease with Charles W. Collier and his partner Susan Stover. Collier, a retired senior philanthropic adviser at Harvard University and a life-long summer resident of Dublin was diagnosed in 2008. With Stover’s help, Collier has been aparticipating in … 0

Peterborough: ML

Wednesday, August 27, 2014



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Peterborough Friday, August 15 Slashed tires: At 4:15 p.m., a caller reported seeing a man slash the tires of a parked car in Noone Falls, off Route 202. Officers Martin Kolb and Ashley Pepelis discovered the alleged man had been checking his tire pressure. Yelling: A Union Street … 0

Letter: Thanks for a great festival season

Friday, August 22, 2014

To the editor: The Monadnock Music Board of Trustees would like to express our gratitude for a successful 49th Festival Season. First, there is lots of thanks to be given to all of those great people who made this year such a success: to our staff, headed by … 0

Editorial: Collaboration is the key to survival

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Monadnock region is rich in its commitment to education and the arts. It’s a place where people have long come for training and praxis in the theater, visual arts, music, as well as humanities. Close to 70 years ago, the Sharon Arts Center was incorporated with a … 0

Letter: Is it ‘Kuster’s last stand’?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

To the editor: I note that “Kuster has made a stand.” I am referring to her name emblazoned in large blue letters on a derelict rusty tank in the field opposite Shaw’s. How appropriate this is, since she has been a part of the current administration that has … 0