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Sunday Magazine

Historic Star Island to reopen in June

PORTSMOUTH – Since 1915, Star Island has been an oasis for people to relax and renew. Located about 10 miles off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine, Star Island is home to one of New England’s landmark grand hotels. And after being closed last year due to the pandemic, the beloved ...

Boston’s Neave Trio to perform at First Church

NASHUA – The First Music Concert Series at the First Church, 1 Concord St., will present Chamber Masters V with the Boston-based Neave Trio on April 18 at 3 p.m. Admission is free. The concert is an in-person event, with a reduced capacity audience. Wearing masks is a requirement inside the ...

Titanic still captures imaginations more than a century after sinking

When RMS Titanic, the pride of the White Star line, was launched in 1912, there was nothing in the world that could compare with her. At over 46,000 tons and two and a half football fields in length, she was a massive gleaming symbol of the age of grace and ease. For all intents and purposes, ...

New Hampshire native directs enthralling four-part documentary

For New Hampshire native Nick Cammilleri, some stories are so fascinating, so enthralling and so socially important that they must be told before they are lost to the passage of time and dusty pages of history. Those sentiments led Cammilleri on a decade-plus journey to chronicle the story of ...

Late Nashua painter LeRoy gets scholarship in his name

NASHUA – The Nashua Artists’ Association, which is celebrating its 70th year, announced that a scholarship has been named in memory of painter Robert E. LeRoy. Two scholarships will be awarded to Nashua-area students; both are for $750 and the second scholarship will be awarded by sponsor ...

Nashua’s North Main Music hits all the right notes

NASHUA – While people have been more isolated during the pandemic, for many, music has been a stress-relieving distraction or a great way to have some homegrown fun. North Main Music, located at 28 Charon Ave., Suite 1 has been striking the right chord since 2003. The music instruction ...

Wilton’s The Red Trouser Show takes clowning seriously

WILTON – For the Red Trouser Show’s David Graham and Tobin Renwick, 2020 and COVID have been a bit of a juggling act. Not to worry – they’re professionals. As elementary school students, the two started acrobatics and the like in the fifth grade when they got a new gym teacher ...

First Music to present safe, in-person performance Sunday

NASHUA – In a time when enjoying live music in-person has been hard to find, the First Church, 1 Concord St. is providing live performances while adhering to the strictest guidelines from local, state and the CDC. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, First Music will present acclaimed bass baritone Mark ...

Amherst’s The Dance Company perseveres

AMHERST – With 300 students of all ages, The Dance Company, 130 NH-101A, has survived the last year of the pandemic by creating a strategy that lives up to its mission while thinking outside the box. Owner Tarryn Wilkerson originally opened her studio in 2010, when she was located in ...

Nashua Art Hub exhibits works inspired during pandemic

NASHUA – For many artists during the pandemic, finding ways to be creative was sometimes inspired, other times challenging. Through the month of February, the Nashua Art Hub, 107 E. Pearl St., is exhibiting work by various Nashua area artists with the theme, “Singing the Blues.” Artists ...

Valentine collectibles can be extremely valuable

Today is Valentine’s Day, and honors the Christian martyr, St. Valentine. Persecuted by the Roman emperor in 273 AD, St. Valentine’s feast day is now highlighted with the gifting of flowers, sharing symbols of love and sweets like candy and cakes, and sending romantic cards. While St. ...

Wickedpissahchowdah is back and hotter than ever

MILFORD – For the new owners of Wickedpissahchowdah, located at 20 South St., reopening this stalwart soup and beyond company was a no-brainer. Sue Poulin and Lisa Gamache have been friends for a long time, and now they’ve added business proprietors to their titles. Technically ...

Young Keene native sings the blues

KEENE – Most kids don’t know a thing about the blues. After all, they’re just kids. But for blues and roots singer/songwriter Veronica Lewis, the blues have a found a home in her soulful voice and rhythmic piano stylings. Recently the high school student- yup, she’s 17 - won the ...

Lingering memories of the Challenger tragedy

Much like the events of September 11, 2001, and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, on November 22, 1963, Americans across all levels of society remember exactly where they were when the Challenger Space shuttle exploded just 73 seconds after it lifted off its launch pad on January ...

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 ...