Arts & Life

PREP Talks: Bob Haring-Smith – Go green with fewer greenbacks

02-23-2024 3:30 PM

There’s nothing like cold weather to make us acutely aware of energy costs.Weatherizing our homes and replacing old appliances, boilers or furnaces with Energy Star devices or modern, cold-climate heat pumps are proven ways to save energy and money,...


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Backyard Naturalist: Audrey Dunn – Beavers can provide a great benefit

02-23-2024 1:39 PM

People are always excited to find the tracks of elusive predators that we infrequently encounter in person — foxes, bobcats, bears. It’s exhilarating to discover evidence of these wild neighbors, and finding their tracks in the snow never fails to...


Local restaurant owners have a passion for food and community

02-23-2024 12:02 PM

By ISABELLA MESSA

Although Rick & Diane’s in Antrim, Fiddleheads Cafe in Hancock and Del Rossi’s Trattoria in Dublin make different kinds of food, but the restaurants have plenty in common.Bill O’Mahony, one of the owners of Del Rossi’s, an Italian restaurant, said it...


New local artist exhibits “Said I Am A Painter” in Hancock

02-23-2024 9:01 AM

It was just over a year ago that artist Sue Ann Hum and her husband, Rick, became residents of Hancock.Very active in their former Colorado arts community, Hum is having her first New England solo show at the Hancock Town Library, 25 Main St., Feb. 24...


Recipe for a Healthy Planet: Lisa Murray – Plant-based soups are great for building a meal

02-23-2024 9:01 AM

I love butternut, acorn and delicata squashes for their natural sweetness and luscious textures. We still have butternuts that we grew in our garden this summer, and one of my favorite things to do with them is to turn them into soup. That said, I...


Shamrock Fest at The Park Theatre in Jaffrey begins March 1

02-22-2024 9:02 AM

The Park Theatre has announced the lineup of entertainment for its third annual Shamrock Fest.The 2024 edition kicks off on March 1 at 7:30pm with a variety concert program hosted by tenor Andy Cooney, “Andy Cooney’s Irish Celebration.” His variety...


Monadnock Music presents The Convergence Quartet at The Park Theatre in Jaffrey

02-22-2024 8:00 AM

The Monadnock Music team of musical director Rafael Popper-Keizer and general manager Laina Barakat have collaborated with Vermont Jazz Center to bring a blend of jazz, swing, funk and Colombian rhythms with The Convergence Quartet to The Park...


The Park Theatre in Jaffrey presents ‘The Stranger’

02-21-2024 9:01 AM

“The Stranger,” starring Orson Welles’, helped define the movie genre known as film noir, and The Park Theatre, 19 Main St. in Jaffrey, will present a restored version Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.Immediately following World War II, ex-Nazi Franz Kindler...


Surprise! It’s a wedding

02-19-2024 11:00 AM

Monitor staff

When David Mascia got a call from his son inviting him to New Hampshire for a visit, he was thrilled. It would be he and his wife Nancy Mascia’s first time in the Granite State. Following a brief conversation on the phone, plans were arranged for a...


Town Hall Theatre in Wilton presents ‘Why Worry?’

02-16-2024 9:02 AM

Town Hall Theatre, 40 Main St. in Wilton, will screen the 1923 silent comedy “Why Worry?” with live music by Jeff Rapsis Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m.The screening was originally scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 18, but was moved due to a scheduling...


Arts Alive offers field trip to Healing Arts Gallery at MCH

02-16-2024 9:01 AM

On Sunday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m., Arts Alive invites artists, creatives and art-lovers to join a field trip at the Monadnock Community Hospital's Healing Arts Gallery in Peterborough.Attendees will meet other artists and learn about each other as well...


Jarvis Coffin: Off the Highway – Now, we are nearly to spring

02-15-2024 11:22 AM

One thing about writing a column every two weeks is that time falls away in chunks, like wedges of an iceberg dropping into the sea.It was Feb. 6 when this column ran the last time. Here we are now with just over a week remaining in the month. It will...


The Park Theatre in Jaffrey to honor Sidney Poitier

02-15-2024 9:01 AM

The Park Theatre, 19 Main St. in Jaffrey, will commemorate Black History Month with a tribute to actor Sidney Poitier.The tribute will be screenings of “In The Heat of The Night” Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. and “Lilies of the Field” Sunday, Feb. 18,...


Henry Homeyer to speak at Peterborough Garden Club

02-14-2024 1:12 PM

Henry Homeyer will present “Beyond Perennials: Using Stone, Woody Plants, Art and Whimsy in the Garden’ at the next Peterborough Garden Club meeting Monday, March 11, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the Sheiling Forest Education Center, 395 Old Street...


Hancock Woman’s Club accepting scholarship applications

02-14-2024 12:52 PM

The Hancock Woman’s Club is accepting applications for its annual scholarship to help Hancock women reach their educational goals. Applications must be received by April 3.The scholarship is open to adult women mid-career or in the process of changing...


High Mowing in Wilton presents ‘Hilltop Circus and the Chocolate Factory’

02-14-2024 11:05 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Hilltop Circus is back this year with “Hilltop Circus and the Chocolate Factory” – an artistic interpretation of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” – capping off the Pine Hill School’s winter-long block of circus skills.The circus,...


Jeanne Dietsch to read from book at Toadstool in Peterborough

02-13-2024 1:02 PM

Former state Sen. Jeanne Dietsch will read from her book “NH: Battleground in the Fight to Dismantle Democracy” Saturday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. at Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot St. in PeterboroughThe book evolved from Dietsch discovering that a national...


Dublin Community Center schedules coffee house, open mic night

02-13-2024 9:01 AM

Dublin Community Center, 1123 Main St. will hold its monthly coffee house and open mic night Saturday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m.Snacks are available, and a monthly sponsor provides the coffee. Attendees are welcome to bring their own beverages. A...


‘Life’s a Drag’ coming to Park Theatre in Jaffrey

02-12-2024 4:31 PM

The Park Theatre, 19 Main St. in Jaffrey, will present “Life’s a Drag”  Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m.Hosted by AnnabellaLadesse and Kris Knievil, the drag show also features Sasha Stone, Porcia Chanel and Cherry Lemonade. This is a 21-plus age...


Dublin Community Center hosts art auction

02-08-2024 9:03 AM

Dublin Community Center, 1123 Main St., will present the Monaghan art collection silent auction to benefit the center Feb. 9 to 17.Sharron and Denny Monaghan, residents of Dublin since 1972, are longtime supporters of Monadnock area artists, and their...



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