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Milford expects record crowd for 30th annual Pumpkin Fest

Tens of thousands of pumpkin peepers are expected to converge on Milford as the town celebrates its 30th annual Pumpkin Festival this Friday through Sunday. Hours for the fest are 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The event will take place in ...

Brown is Artist of the Month

NASHUA – Mary Ellen Brown is a pastel artist who will be showing at the ArtHub gallery as the Artist of the Month in November. Her reception will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. om Nov. 9. Now living in Southern New Hampshire, Brown studied fine art and digital photography at Salem State ...

St Joseph Hospital Healing through the Arts program welcomes new artists

NASHUA – Healing Through the Arts is a collaborative project between St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Nashua Area Artists Association ArtHub Gallery. The following artists will be showing a collection of their paintings at St. Joseph Hospital during the next three months – Debbie Auclair, ...

MacMaster’s work to appear at ArtHub

NASHUA – Jesse MacMaster will exhibit a collection of watercolor paintings at the ArtHub Gallery in October. A reception is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 12. The reception is free and open to the public. MacMaster has been living in Nashua for 15 years with her musician husband ...

Carey to perform at Riverwalk on Oct. 25

NASHUA – The Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar will present An Evening with Kyle Carey – “Gaelic Americana” singer-songwriter. The show is set for 8 p.m. on Oct. 25. New Hampshire native Carey’s unique trans-Atlantic fusion of music includes influences of the American Folk ...

N.H. authors to be honored at ceremony

GOFFSTOWN – The New Hampshire Writers Project is hosting the 13th New Hampshire Literary Awards on Oct. 5. The event is taking place on the St. Anselm College campus in the new Roger and Francine Jean Student Center from 4 to 6 p.m. A panel of judges composed of teachers, non-competing ...

Authors to host mystery event at Amherst library

Do you love the safe thrill of a good mystery book? Are you smarter than Hercule Poirot? Are you sure that the butler did it? Come to the Amherst Town Library at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 to learn about making a mystery with authors Jeannette de Beauvoir, Kate Flora, Arlene Kay and Sarah Smith. In this ...

The mystique of Keith Richards

It’s probably a bit of a challenge for many music lovers from across multiple generations to try to recall a time when the Rolling Stones weren’t at the epicenter of rock and roll. If it feels as though the original bad boys of rock have been around forever, well, that’s because they ...

Hollywood all-in on original films

NEW YORK (AP) — When 20th Century Fox greenlit James Mangold’s “Ford v. Ferrari” — an original movie with a nearly $100 million budget — the director’s agent had some advice. “Enjoy this,” Mangold recalled him saying. “This will be the last one of these you ever ...

Netflix to give ‘The Irishman’ exclusive theatrical release

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix will give “The Irishman” an exclusive theatrical release for about four weeks, providing theaters most of November to play Martin Scorsese’s big-budget crime epic before it lands on the streaming service. “The Irishman” will open theatrically Nov. 1 and ...

Leisure rules: My life in one act (of not doing anything)

I am a card -carrying Ferris Bueller fan. OK, it’s a signed photo and movie poster but the real point is, neither will fit in my wallet. There is a poem written by W.H. Davis, aptly titled, “Leisure Poem,” that was first published in 1911 and it’s said that this poem was inspired by ...

Beignets are classified as choux pastries

When I first moved to New England, decades ago, I was surprised to see stands advertising Fried Dough – that is, just big blobs of dough, deep fried, and sprinkled with cinnamon and confectioner’s sugar. It seemed like such an unlikely and literal description of the treat that I wondered ...

League of N.H. Craftsmen select ornament

CONCORD – The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen recently selected the design for its 2019 Annual Ornament. Titled Tidings of Joy, the ornament was designed by Meggin Dossett of Lebanon, NH, a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. Each ornament will be handmade by Dossett in ...

Evergreen Garden open May 31-June 2

GOFFSTOWN – Evergreen, the one-acre woodland garden with more than 400 mature rhododendrons, opens to the public without charge May 31 through June 2. Evergreen is always open on the first weekend of June because that’s when its 220 Catawba rhododendrons are at peak bloom, according to ...

Back’s Lunches series wraps up in June

CONCORD – The final, free Bach’s Lunches of the season take place June 6 and June 13 at Concord Community Music School, with a presentation about stories and moods in music, and a concert of classical music inspired by folk traditions. ••• June 6, 12:10 p.m. Bach’s Lunch ...

Nashua Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Sound the Trumpet!’ set for June 1-2

The Nashua Chamber Orchestra with music director, David Feltner, will present its season finale, “Sound the Trumpet!” on June 102, with a world premiere by David Feltner, Dreams and Awakenings”, the Haydn Trumpet Concerto, and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Trumpet ...

Milford Fishing Derby set for Saturday

The Milford Polce Department will again be sponsoring the annual Fishing Derby in conjuction with family and friends of Michael McBriarty. The Derby will be on Saturday May 18 from 8 a.m. to noon located at Railroad Pond on South Street in Milford. Prizes will be awarded to the children in ...

Yoga and Pilates: What do I look like, Gumby?

My Craigslist ad: Yoga mat for sale. Used once. As I’m still pretty nimble for my age, I’ll take a hard pass on yoga. I remember when yoga went by its original name: Twister. Why do people wear yoga pants everywhere? Are jeans too stressful? Originally, I liked the idea of yoga ...