Peterborough Players 2018 in Full Swing

The 2018 Peterborough Players season is already in full swing and its not too late to reserve tickets to one of the upcoming performances and the remaining five shows look wonderful!  Check out our Special Packages for more details. July 18 – 29: An Inspector Calls J.B. Priestley’s “whodunit” ran for 8 years in London’s West End and the classic …

International Thornton Wilder Conference in Peterborough

Peterborough’s connections to the arts and history will shine over the next few days as the Third International Thornton Wilder Conference brings scholars and theater artists from around the world to our town. The event, being held July 12 – 14, 2018, will feature presentations, panel and roundtable discussions, and readings. Many of the events are open to the public, …

Recipe Redux: S’Mores Cookies

I like baking. I like trying new recipes. Sometimes I like taking a new look at an older recipe to see if I can tweak it to try a new flavor or technique… or sometimes my goal is to simplify it. This is a story about the latter. Recently, I made a batch of homemade marshmallows as a gift for …

Orienteering – A Reason to Wander in the Woods

“Not all who wander are lost.” – J.R.R Tolkien As hikers, kayakers, and general outdoor enthusiasts, Rob and I are always interested in adding to our repertoire of activities that give us the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature. We’ve talked about geocaching in this blog before. It is an activity where participants use a GPS device to navigate …

Cookie Tour 2017 – Santa’s Buttons Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the 13th Annual Currier & Ives Cookie Tour held on December 9th. This year, our cookie was a peanut butter-filled chocolate sandwich cookie we called “Santa’s Buttons”… because, well, it was made to look like a button! (If you are just looking for the recipe, you’ll find it here as a pdf: Santa’s …

Trying our hands at glassblowing…

Looking for something to do that’s out of the ordinary?  How about glassblowing? Earlier this summer, for Paula’s birthday, we invited our niece to come visit us in Peterborough and take the Introduction to Glassblowing class at Terrapin Glassblowing Studio in Jaffrey.  This two-hour hands-on class promised to teach us the fundamentals of glassblowing, including tools, safety and equipment… and …