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Hancock Town Library schedules Instagram program
07-20-2024 8:30 AM

Hancock Town Library, 25 Main St., will present an Instagram tools and tips workshop with Nanette Perrotte, Tuesday, July 23, at 7 p.m.In this participatory one-hour workshop, participants can use their phones to learn and try out new tips and tricks...

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Backyard Naturalist: Brett Amy Thelen – Birds build nests in all sorts of places
07-19-2024 12:01 PM

Close your eyes and picture a bird’s nest.Did you imagine a cup built of twigs or grasses, perched on the branch of a tree? When it comes to bird nests, trees get all the attention, but nests come in all shapes, sizes and locations.Bobolinks nest on...


Acoustic Blues Revue coming to Hancock gazebo
07-17-2024 11:00 AM

hancockAcoustic Blues Revue coming to gazeboGuitarists Wendy Keith and Skip Philbrick will join forces as Acoustic Blues Revue, playing on the common at the Hancock Gazebo July 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. They’ll be accompanied by Ramsey Thomas on stand-up...


Letter: Kudos to Democratic representatives
07-12-2024 10:49 AM

Now that the 2024 legislative session is a wrap, our tireless House representatives deserve our thanks.During 2023-2024, they have walked barefoot in the snow to Concord, uphill both ways, to represent Granite Staters fairly and intelligently. They...


Off the Highway: Jarvis Coffin – Summer people
07-12-2024 9:02 AM

In the last two weeks, I have had to slam on my brakes a couple of times exiting our driveway.Most recently, following someone to town who had been visiting us, I had to wait for two cars to pass before I could pull in behind. We regard that as...


Monadnock Music schedules garden party
07-10-2024 12:05 PM

Monadnock Music will hold its annual Progressive Garden Party Saturday, July 13, from noon to 4 p.m., with a rain date of July 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Sites are Rosaly’s Farmstand in Peterborough, Cornucopia Project Educational Farm in...


Tattoo to perform in Hancock July 11
07-10-2024 8:30 AM

The local roots band Tattoo, featuring the husband-and-wife duo of Fred Simmons and Leslie Vogel, will perform Thursday, July 11, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Hancock Town Common.Tattoo was formed in the late 1970s in California, then moved to Oregon...


FOOD: Hancock Farmers and Artisans Market sticks with what’s successful
07-09-2024 12:04 PM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

When it comes to running a successful farmers’ market, organizers Meghan Gould and Jessica Quinn say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”The Hancock Artisans and Farmers Market has returned for its second year since its revitalization in 2023, and...


RECIPE FOR A HEALTHY PLANET: Lisa Murray – Plant-based protein sources are plentiful
07-08-2024 8:31 AM

People who are considering eating more plant-based foods sometimes worry about getting enough protein.Fear not! From Dr. Michael Greger’s “How Not to Age”: “Those eating strictly plant-based diets average about 20% more protein than the recommended...


Hancock Woman’s Club honors Leah Stahmann
07-06-2024 12:01 PM

The recipient of this year’s Hancock Woman’s Club Scholarship, Leah Stahmann, is an engineer studying for a master’s degree in biodiversity, wildlife and ecosystem health from the University of Edinburgh.Her goal is to refocus her career on restoring,...


Jarvis Coffin: Off the Highway – Good, quality thunder
06-28-2024 12:01 PM

Last week, we sat on the porch as it was getting dark listening to the sound of rolling thunder. The atmosphere was unsettled after a week of scorching heat. Rain came down in sheets, carrying away the driveway gravel with it. Towering thunderclouds...


Viewpoint -- Let's declare peace in the culture wars
06-28-2024 11:17 AM

By STATE REP. MOLLY HOWARD

It is currently popular to equate U.S. politics with “culture wars,” by experience as a New Hampshire state representative is not of war and hardly includes much semblance of culture.If we set aside the shorthand of the press echo chamber and examine...


Paul Klemperer to present jazz concerts in Dublin and Hancock
06-26-2024 8:02 AM

Jazz saxophonist Paul Klemperer will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, in a concert sponsored by the DubHub – outdoors if weather permits, indoors if not.Attendees can bring lawn chairs and picnics, and the DubHub hopes to be able to...


Hancock Town Library hosting wildlife event
06-26-2024 8:00 AM

On Thursday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. Hancock Town Library will present “Wildlife Encounters ~ Junior Zookeeper Encounter!”This event for the family features seven animals selected by the staff at Wildlife Encounters in Barrington. Participants won’t...


Backyard Naturalist: Susie Spikol – Reasons to get starry-eyed for starlings
06-21-2024 12:01 PM

Please don’t honk at me. I’m the car stopped extra long at the intersection of routes 101 and 202 in Peterborough.I’m car bird-watching, and I’m shocked that not more cars have lingered at the light to watch the family of European starlings, nesting...


Hancock finances look good thus far in 2024
06-19-2024 11:01 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Hancock is tracking at about the 50% mark on all of its financial accounts in 2024 so far, the Select Board learned during a budget review with Town Administrator Jonathan Coyne on Monday.The town’s 2024 revenue to date was higher than was expected,...


Jarvis Coffin: Off the Highway – A sensitive time
06-14-2024 12:04 PM

It is a sensitive time right now, waiting to see which plants will emerge and do well this season, and which will not. My attention is primarily on our tomato babies (as we have been calling them). We started a dozen from seed in the kitchen window in...


Harris Center hosting exhibit of Frank Gorga nature photography
06-12-2024 4:38 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

According to nature photographer Frank Gorga of Antrim, equipment and technique are only a small part of the process of taking great photographs.“With nature photography, it’s all about how to approach your subject. It is as much fieldcraft as it is...


Blindfolded boaters take to the water in Hancock
06-12-2024 12:33 PM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

On Monday, 28 teams paddled their way around Norway Pond in Hancock for Avenue A Teen and Community Center’s second Blindfolded Boat Race.The event drew a crowd of residents from Hancock and surrounding towns, who filled the town beach for a chance to...


Jr. Mints feature The Beatles in Hancock
06-12-2024 12:31 PM

HancockJr. Mints feature The BeatlesLast spring, Music on Norway Pond’s young singers, the Jr. Mints, started a new tradition with a program of songs all by one artist, Pete Seeger.On Sunday, June 16, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Hancock Common, the Jr. Mints...


Harris Center hosting gardening day
06-12-2024 8:28 AM

Harris Center for Conservation Education, 83 King’s Highway in Hancock, will host “A Monadnock Garden Day: Gardening in a Changing World” Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Gardening experts Page Dickey, Edwina von Gal, Helen O’Donnell and John...

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