Arts & Life

From the farm: Bull training is on the schedule

07-14-2024 6:00 AM

‘Well, that wasn’t in today’s schedule,” I said to husband Bruce as he climbed out of the cab of the Mahindra tractor. The huge tractor tires were stuck hub-deep in tire-sucking muck that wouldn’t let go.It was a recent Sunday, and the day’s schedule...


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Craft beer festival comes to Concord

07-10-2024 7:30 AM

Get ready to raise your glasses and celebrate the return of the 9th Annual Keep NH Brewing Festival on Saturday, July 13, 12 to 4 p.m., rain or shine.Bringing the party back to Kiwanis Riverfront Waterfront Park behind the Everett Arena in Concord,...


Aviation Museum’s annual Classic Car Show ready to roll on Saturday, July 13

07-10-2024 7:01 AM

It’s on! Get your gleaming roadster, awesome muscle car, or partially restored jalopy over to the Aviation Museum of N.H., where once a year the spotlight shines on vehicles that don’t leave the ground.The Aviation Museum’s annual Classic Car Show...


Annual powwow at Kearsarge Indian Museum this weekend

07-09-2024 2:00 PM

Mt. Kearsage Indian Museum will host its 23rd annual powwow on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14.Singing, dancing and over 20 traders with handmade crafts will be present. Gates open at 10 a.m. both days, with grand entry at noon.Head dancer:...


Literary in the Lounge presents bestselling author Joyce Maynard

07-09-2024 10:11 AM

On Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m., The New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard visits The Music Hall Lounge with her newest book, “How the light gets in.” Get ready to dive into this eagerly anticipated follow-up to “Count the Ways,” a complex...


From the Archives: Draft riots

07-08-2024 9:37 AM

By ASHLEY MILLER

Ashley Miller shares this month’s story with ConcordTV. Watch the episode on YouTube.In early July 1863, news of the Battle of Gettysburg was flooding the media. Casualty reports were streaming in for what would become the bloodiest battle of the war,...


‘Nature Wild’ exhibit opens at Two Villages Art Gallery in Hopkinton

07-03-2024 7:02 AM

In the upcoming exhibition at Two Villages Art Society (TVAS) in Hopkinton, eight New Hampshire artists show watercolor paintings inspired by nature. The exhibition opens Saturday, July 6, at the gallery at 846 Main Street in the village of...


Art in the Park: Celebrating Pride

07-03-2024 7:00 AM

Join the Concord Arts Market, Queerlective and Capital City Pride for Art in the Park: Celebrating Pride on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rollins Park.This family-friendly event features over 60 local artists. You’ll find everything from...


Capital City Pride hosts inclusive, youth-centered tea party

07-02-2024 3:51 PM

Celebrate Capital City Pride with a vibrant and inclusive youth-centered tea party that promises an afternoon filled with creativity, music, and delicious refreshments on Saturday, July 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. at DIY Craft & Thrift (46 N. Main St.,...


New kids’ adventure novel is based on New Hampshire’s White Mountains

07-02-2024 3:47 PM

Kirkus Reviews’ praise for a New Hampshire writer’s new novel, “Journey to Layamon,” suggests it may be the perfect summer read for nine to twelve year olds. Inspired by many outdoor activities with his own children, author Stephen Curtin has created...


From the farm: To my oxen, I’m more than their boss

06-30-2024 6:00 AM

Topper the steer galloped to the fence, his short legs pumping as he ran down the narrow cow path cut into the hillside. Finn, another shaggy, black Highland steer, lumbered along behind.Topper stopped at the wire fence where he peered at me from...


Vintage Views: A look back at our Independence Day traditions in Concord

06-29-2024 6:00 AM

By JAMES W. SPAIN

The young boys were full of mischief and greatly anticipated the festive events of the coming day. As Concord prepared to celebrate Independence Day back in 1841 both Enoch and William gathered with friends on Main Street to enjoy the firing of the...


Butterfly release in Rindge offers chance to let go of grief

06-28-2024 4:01 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Laura Paul carefully unfolded a piece of paper. Between the pages, the brilliant orange wings of a Monarch butterfly bloomed, as it awoke and fluttered from Paul’s hands.It was a memorial for Paul, who released the butterfly as part of the Home...


Avaloch Farm Music Institute hosts in-house summer series

06-26-2024 7:00 AM

On Friday, June 28, head to Avaloch Farm Music Institute (16 Hardy Lane, Boscawen) for a multifaceted evening of music making in the concert barn space.The summer Community Concert Series Evenings at Avaloch features visiting artists and ensembles of...


Enjoy music, art and nature at The Fells this summer

06-25-2024 3:15 PM

Kids in Nature: Watercolor CampMonday through Thursday, July 8-11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.Join local artist Debbie Campbell for a painting workshop on the essentials of watercolor. Students, ages 10 and up, will learn watercolor techniques and express their...


Center for the Arts Weekend in Sunapee Harbor kicks off in July

06-25-2024 3:12 PM

The Center for the Arts (CFA) is collaborating with businesses and organizations in Sunapee Harbor around its popular Arts in the Harbor and Naturally New England Arts Exhibit and Crafters Show, which has run for almost five years.The Center for the...


From the farm: Summer is the time for cow shopping

06-22-2024 8:00 AM

Summer is a morning symphony of chirping birds, pink sunrises, sandals on the beach, and warm sunsets. It’s a magical time filled with baby birds learning to fly and green beans sprouting in the garden. And it’s an excellent time to go shopping, cow...


Vintage Views: Rattlesnake Hill, Concord’s quarries, and our superior granite supply

06-21-2024 4:00 PM

Martin prepared to leave his home on North State Street for another day laboring on Rattlesnake Hill in Concord. He was a rugged quarryman and worked with hundreds of other men in the granite quarries in Concord. Each morning as he walked to...


Concord’s Market Days is a tradition of community pride and connection

06-20-2024 6:00 AM

Old Fashioned Bargain Days, fondly referred to by some as Old Fashioned Junk Days, originated in 1974 as an initiative by downtown merchants in Concord to clear out aging inventory. This sidewalk sale not only offered amazing deals, but it attracted...


Electric Earth Concerts presents ‘Evocations’ in Jaffrey

06-19-2024 6:00 AM

Electric Earth Concerts presents “Evocations” on Sunday, June 30 at 4 p.m. at the First Church in Jaffrey (14 Laban Ainsworth Way).Schubert’s joyous “Trout” Quintet meets the dark, mystical world of Osvaldo Golijov’s “Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the...


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