Peterborough: Exploring chocolate channels

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Mariposa is mixing a world of pure imagination with the real world with their new exhibit, the “World of Chocolate.” The exhibit has two sides — one that will pair with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and another that explores the impact that chocolate has in the countries that grow and export it. In a recent interview at the Mariposa Museum, Executive Director Karla Hostetler said that the museum had been looking to pair with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate on a project for some time, and when it hit … 0

Peterborough: MacDowell Fellow talks about moments in time

Monday, July 28, 2014

Visual artist Deborah Aschheim, in her first MacDowell Colony residency, likes to engage in “mental time-travel” with her audiences. She says her anthropology background fuels her deep interest in the way the memories are evoked when looking at images of individuals widely perceived as “historical.” These remembrances and the way they accumulate into … 0

Backyard Birder: The drive to learn, birds and humans

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Not to be missed: Bernd Heinrich is the speaker at this Sunday’s Monadnock Summer Lyceum, Peterborough Unitarian Church, 11 a.m. His topic: “Nature: A Panacea to Our Problems?” Heinrich is one of the great naturalists, inspiring university students for decades as well as readers of his many books. His “Winter World: The Ingenuity … 0

Conval: Bass fishing club takes steps towards team status

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Last October, ConVal’s bass fishing team concluded its first season on the water by finishing fifth overall and first in the smallmouth bass category at the NHIAA championship on Lake Winnisquam. Now the team, which competed … 0

Peterborough: Walk for cancer seeking volunteers

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Ruth Cilley is looking for a special group of people who want to march in October’s parade celebrating the town’s 275th anniversary. A breast cancer survivor herself, Cilley, who lives in Peterborough, wants to gather other women who have dealt with the disease so they can … 0

ConVal: Paraprofessional job, iPads and Chromebooks restored

Monday, July 21, 2014

ConVal High School students will be getting additional iPad computers next year after all, following a recent School Board decision to restore funding that had been cut after voters rejected the district’s budget proposal in March. Because of larger than anticipated savings in the School District’s health insurance … 0

Peterborough: Financing for Scott-Farrar expansion being finalized

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Construction on the new 73,000-square-foot Scott-Farrar Home on Elm Street could start in late September once a final round of financing is approved. On July 29, the Peterborough Select Board will be holding a public hearing on Scott-Farrar’s application for a $475,000 C0mmunity Development Block Grant … 0

Real estate: Q&A: What’s the word on the real estate market?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In the years since the recession hit, the real estate market has been a concern just about everywhere, both in terms of sales and median home prices. But two local Realtors say they’re beginning to see a turnaround … 0

Hancock: Scouts represent the U.S. in Curacao

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It’s that time again! Yes, summertime, but also time for another Boy Scout adventure. First, let me share with you a little about myself. My name is Stephen Baird. I am a 16-year-old Eagle Scout from Hancock who … 0

Peterborough: Meditation Center gets OK to build temple

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — After a weekend visit to the site of a proposed Buddhist temple near the former Temple Mountain ski area, Zoning Board of Adjustment members on Wednesday approved a special exception and a variance request, allowing the Temple Mountain Buddhist Meditation Center to move forward with its … 0

ConVal: A slew of new Cougar coaches

Monday, July 21, 2014

The 2014-15 high school sports season is fast approaching, and with it comes a slew of coaching changes at ConVal. Golf coach Don Jalbert, who recently took a new teaching position in another district, has stepped down. That … 0

Peterborough Police Log: July 17, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Peterborough Wednesday, July 2 Assist: At 10:18 p.m., police notified the Fire Department about a small fire smoldering in a vehicle on the side of Route 202. There was very little damage and the vehicle was later towed by its owner. Thursday, July 3 Shots report: At 1:55 … 0


Monday, July 14, 2014

Lucy Bass of Peterborough graduated from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., earning a Bachelor of Arts in engineering/environmental studies, a double major. … 0