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Local musician donates her harp to philharmonic

SALEM – To some people, the majestic, 47-stringed harp beckons Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker,” and the introduction to “Waltz of the Flowers.” Still for others, it’s the sound heard at the beginning of any dream sequence filmed for a movie or television show. But for life-long ...

Boston area Bees Deluxe keeps buzzing

NASHUA – “When life gives us lemons, make acid blues.” Such is the mantra for greater Boston area band Bees Deluxe. And while last year’s quarantine may have shut down their schedules, it didn’t put a damper on their creative spirits. Consisting of keyboardist Carol Band, ...

Local potter creates clay masterworks

Think of it as “pottery in motion.” For local potter and artist Pam Nowell and her Mudworks Pottery Studio, located at 222 Cutter Road, Temple, the pandemic meant shifting from teaching and creating to actually building a brick kiln at her new studio. “I packed up and moved my studio ...

Local authors contribute to quarantine chapbook

PETERBOROUGH – The solitude of lockdown and COVID-19 has spawned a series of poems, “Day After Day In Quarantine,” a poetry anthology by the Peterborough Poetry Project. Some contributors dipped into their creative psyche to unmask the fears and triumphs during the pandemic, while ...

Local Latino artist dabbles in most anything artistic

NASHUA – Artist Ismael Castro doesn’t limit his creativity to just one artistic media. A photographer and graphic artist, Castro also paints large abstract works, which are on display at his studio at Nashua Artworks at 14 Court St. Accompanied by his daughter Veronika, Castro said ...

How two friends and artists are teaching each other

NASHUA – Pianist Deanna Butler and artist Loretta Hubley are trying to figure out when the two first met. “Four years?” Butler said. “Oh no, it hasn’t been four years,” Hubley answered. Butler explained that Hubley came to her birthday party and as she is 83 now, it “has to ...

Local nationally-touring band feeling COVID pinch

LONDONDERRY – For nationally touring metal band Astronoid, the coronavirus stymied their gig schedule, but not their creativity. Made up of Casey Aylward, Daniel Schwartz, Brett Boland, and Matt St. Jean, the metal band was booked solidly for 2020, but had to cut short their tour due to the ...

Stately mansions, quaint bistros and a perfect place for a picnic

Martha is stylish in her aqua clip-on cycling shoes that match her aqua “gravel grinder” bicycle, helmet and bicycling jersey, while I wear a T-shirt, 10-year-old sneakers, a florescent vest and a bright red helmet with attached light. We are in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, for a long ...

Local musician who played with John Lennon, releases new CD

LYNDEBOROUGH – For guitarist and performer Eddie Mottau, who played with greats like John Lennon in the 1970s, living in the Granite State and making music here is part of the creative process. “Yeah, there’s a lot of it that’s grounded in New Hampshire,” Mottau said. “But it’s ...

Nashua man makes trek to national parks and to 48 states

NASHUA – Asher Thomas graduated from Nashua High South in June and was accepted to Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. But rather than enroll for this fall, Thomas is taking a gap year to travel across the country. Speaking from Colorado Springs, Colorado, Thomas was in the middle ...

Litchfield artist creates sustainable art

LITCHFIELD – Artist Amalia Flaisher left her native home in Ashkelon, Israel 21-years-ago, always keeping art in her back pocket as a creative way of expressing herself. “It started out as a hobby,” she said. “I was working as a graphic designer and in 2009, when the market crashed ...

Miscellaneous post-its I found on my desk

Whilst cleaning my desk, I found tens of tens of post-its that I had jotted tiny notes on and decided to clean the mess and share my findings with you. In most cases, I just wrote one sentence or a phrase and had to figure out what the hell I was thinking when I wrote such nonsense down. Here ...

Abundance of plastic flowers, a celebration of fall colors

Reds, yellows, purples, and whites, colorful flowers and foliage for autumn delights – decorations on front doors, outdoors, mantles, and tables, on view from windows, sliders, and gables – add some ribbons, moss, and whatever more, celebrate the season with creative decor. A large storage ...

Helping Hands

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please review your nonprofit’s listing, and refresh it as needed. What are your current needs? Contact person? Hours? Send changes to neighbors@ nashuatelegraph.com. Thank you! Helping Hands is a weekly feature that provides information about the needs of local nonprofit ...

Leaf-peeping season: 3 million out-of-staters expected to visit NH this fall

All-time highs for visitation and spending are projected as out-of-staters pour into New Hampshire during peak leaf peeping season. As the treelines turn to bright yellows and rustic red-orange tones, many from near and far venture to the Granite State for breathtaking landscapes and seasonal ...

Queen-size canopy bed needs to find a new home

The history of the canopy bed dates back to 13th century medieval Europe, when used more for utilitarian purposes rather than extravagance. Curtained models would completely enclose those of lords and noblemen for warmth and privacy as their attendants often slept in the same room. Speaking of ...

Freezer available for all your food deserving of preserving

Freezers and refrigerators are closely related, perhaps ‘cold cousins,’ sometimes in appearance as upright models but always serving the same purpose, keeping food at required temperatures so that it could last longer. Before 1830, food preservation methods included salting, spicing, ...

Helping Hands

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please review your nonprofit’s listing, and refresh it as needed. What are your current needs? Contact person? Hours? Send changes to neighbors@ nashuatelegraph.com. Thank you! Helping Hands is a weekly feature that provides information about the needs of local nonprofit ...