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Homeyer: Growing and eating cardoon

02-03-2024 10:00 AM

Most years I start some onion seeds and perhaps a few artichokes indoors n February; this year I will also start some cardoon seeds at the same time. Cardoon, which is a lovely looking plant related to artichokes, is a delicious vegetable,...

Watercolor on canvas class in Laconia

01-31-2024 10:00 AM

A watercolor on canvas class can be a fun and rewarding experience for anyone looking to explore the unique combination of watercolors and canvas as a medium. It provides opportunities for creativity, experimentation, and the development of technical...

Thanks a million: Art and Bloom 2024 a beautiful success

01-31-2024 9:00 AM

Art and Bloom 2024 a beautiful successConcord Garden Club’s Art and Bloom event at Kimball Jenkins Estate from Jan. 25-27 was a beautiful success, thanks to our designers, volunteers, and sponsors. Visitors enjoyed 25 creative floral interpretations...

SymphonyNH music director, concertmaster to depart

01-30-2024 2:46 PM

In a heartfelt address during a January town hall meeting for Symphony New Hampshire musicians, Music Director Roger Kalia shared his decision not to renew his contract, which concludes at the end of the 2024-25 season.Since his debut with Symphony...

Arts & entertainment quick picks from the Capital Region

01-30-2024 2:43 PM

Liz & Dan FaiellaWhat: Liz and Dan Faiella bring to life the traditional music of their roots, with crisp vocals, mesmerizing fingerstyle guitar, lyrical fiddling, and exhilarating rhythmic drive. Their music calls to mind the convivial grange hall...

Art Abounds in New London

01-30-2024 2:38 PM

On the surface, the town of New London located in the Sunapee Lake Region may look like a typical small New England town, but underneath its classic exterior it is filled with locals and visitors alike who are excited and passionate about art.The...

Take Me Outside: Birrrrds – how do they keep warm?

01-28-2024 6:00 AM

By RUTH SMITHFor the MonitorI watched the snow gently fall from the warmth of my woodstove-heated living room. Outside on the ground dark-eyed juncos hopped about, scratching through the fresh drifts. On branches above, mourning doves were perched and...

From the farm: I'm tired of ice; bring on the mud

01-27-2024 3:00 PM

The plastic wrap on the huge hay bale was frozen, and so were my fingers. I had removed my gloves to use my knife to slice the wrap, and now my fingers hurt. Husband Bruce got out of the Mahindra tractor to help me, the one-woman ground crew, release...

Exhibit celebrates queerness and nature

01-24-2024 3:22 PM

Queerlective, in collaboration with New Hampshire Audubon, is thrilled to present “Blossoming Beyond: Celebrating Queerness in Nature,” an exhibition that explores the profound connection between queerness and the natural world.The exhibit will run...

Vintage Views: Academy for professionals opened in Concord

01-21-2024 12:00 PM


Back in the year 1835, our ancestors listened as the United States Government claimed President Andrew Jackson paid off all of the national debt for the first and only time. Our ancestors then learned of the first assassination attempt of a United...

From the farm: The mysterious death of Maybelle the cow

01-21-2024 9:00 AM


Pregnant Maybelle stood at the 500-pound hay bale, swinging her wide Highland horns at any 15 weaning calves who got too close to her feast. When we set out the calves’ grain, she hung back, but when we opened the gate, Maybelle moved in to clean up...

Join a night of music with hometown composer

01-16-2024 3:53 PM

Join the Concord Community Music School on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. for an evening of works by hometown Concord composer William Fletcher. A selection of vocal and chamber music will range from his earliest to his most recent pieces. Many of the pieces were...

Rob Azevedo: Meeting radio voice in the wild

01-16-2024 12:34 PM


Washed out by 10 am after a morning of work-related lashings, I needed to get off the road, down an ice coffee and recenter myself.Pulling into the Dunkins on Manchester Street, I was certain the foot traffic inside would be light. I wanted that. No...

Local artist takes center stage at gallery

01-16-2024 12:05 PM

The historic Riverside Gallery at Belknap Mill in Laconia is set to come alive with the vibrant and captivating artworks of local artist, Stephanie McQuade. The artwork will be on display until Jan. 31 and Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m....

From the farm: I’m bossy and I know it

01-14-2024 6:00 AM

‘Tell me what you just heard,” I asked.“As soon as Kavi goes through the gate, close it,” Matt replied. “Put her in the front of the pen and shut her in.”I smiled, gave him a quick nod, shook the grain bucket, and called the cattle. Seven pregnant...

Professional gardener to host art talk in Lakes Region

01-09-2024 12:44 PM

The Lakes Region Art Association will host an event Jan. 15 at 7 p.m., with Art Talk speaker Reia Marie Bustolin.  Reia Marie has been a professional gardener for 17 years.After attending one year of school at Montserrat College of Fine Art and 2...

Live read of history play

01-09-2024 12:43 PM

After the success of the staged reading of last season’s “Montague and Capulet” by Jaydie Halperin, Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative begins the 2024 Spark Series with a reading of a historical thriller by Halperin called “The Boys in the...

Duo to present cabaret style show of popular songs

01-09-2024 12:42 PM

The Loft at Hermit Woods Winery & Eatery is set to host the exceptional duo of world-famous vocalist Vira Slywotzky and acclaimed pianist David Sytkowski on Jan. 13. This captivating cabaret performance promises an enchanting journey through the Great...

Entertainment quick picks: Tips for your weekend

01-09-2024 12:40 PM

Randy ArmstrongWhat: Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “sure-fingered guitar virtuoso,” Randy Armstrong is the co-founder of Do’a World Music Ensemble, Uno Mondo, & Beyond Borders. With a collection of over 300 instruments from around the world,...

Exhibit channels creative unity

01-09-2024 12:38 PM

This January, Mosaic Art Collective invites art enthusiasts and the community at large to witness the vibrant culmination of collaborative creativity in the exhibition, “This is Us Plus Some.” This transformative showcase, featuring the distinct...

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