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 …

Peterborough Players 2017 Award Winning Lineup!

The Peterborough Players are celebrating their 84th season of bringing award winning professional summer theater to the Monadnock Region.  This year’s lineup of performances include the classic comedy Arsenic and Old Lace and the hilarious Mel Brooks Broadway smash hit comedy The Producers. As always, Little River B&B is offering a Getaway Package that includes an overnight stay at the …

What’s happening in June 2014

Things are finally warming up in Peterborough and so are the events.  Every month we are trying to highlight three events we think are unique, new or cool and this month we would like to feature a cool arts/crafts fair, a music festival and the start of the Peterborough Players summer season. Saturday, June 7th at the Peterborough Townhouse: OK, …

Opening doors to the best of New Hampshire

NH Open Doors Weekend is coming soon… November 2 & 3, 2013.  Presented by the League of NH Craftsmen and New Hampshire Made, this self-guided event brings together two days of some of the best shopping (always tax-free), eating, touring and special events.  Participate in the Passport Contest and enter to win great prizes by visiting 10 locations (or just …

MacDowell Medal Day 2013

MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New HampshireColony Hall, Medal Day – August 11, 2013  It comes only once a year, and this year was a very special one!  The MacDowell Colony’s annual Medal Day took place today under a perfect New Hampshire blue sky with puffy clouds and a gentle breeze.  Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim was awarded the 54th Edward MacDowell …

2012 Medal Day at The MacDowell Colony

On August 12, The MacDowell Colony will honor photographer Nan Goldin with the 53rd Edward MacDowell Medal.  This prestigious award is presented to an artist for outstanding achievement in his or her field.  The artistic discipline in which the award is given rotates in order to celebrate all of the creative fields practiced at MacDowell.  Goldin, best known for her …

Jimmy’s Coming Back!

Happy New Year to All! We thought we’d start our 2012 blog with some good news from 2011.  In December, the Sharon Arts Center announced that their “Jimmy Campaign” to bring nationally recognized cardboard artist James Grashow back to Peterborough was a success!  It all started back in the late fall with “Bring Jimmy Back” signs popping up all over …

Cranberries and Crafts

It’s that time year when Peterborough can’t help but show its artsy side! On Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, the 33rd Annual Monadnock Music Christmas Fair (yes, that’s THIRTY-THIRD!) will be at South Meadow School, featuring more than 50 juried artisans displaying and selling their wares. And on Saturday and Sunday, a group of ten artists known as …