MANCHESTER -- Nearly two and a half centuries after the fact, it would seem all but impossible to shed fresh light and insight into the origins of the American Revolution. And yet, this is precisely what journalist-turned-financial analyst-turned-historian Nick Bunker has accomplished in a majestic new study of the events leading up to shots being fired at Lexington and Concord in 1775.   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER - A grand opening of the Mountain Painters and Artisans Gallery will be held Saturday Oct. 4, from 3 -5 p.m. The gallery is located across from the Equinox Hotel Lobby Entrance (next to "Plough & Stone Farm Tables") at the Equinox Villages Shops, 3556 Main Street in Manchester Village,   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER - Distinguished veteran diplomat George Jaeger will consider the similarities between the run-up to the first World War and current geopolitics in a talk at First Congregational Church in Manchester on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.   Full Story
 
ARLINGTON - Jessica Putnam-Phillips lastest exhibition "No Reservations: Contemporary Ceramic Tableware," which features her unique ceramic work will be on view at the Canfield Gallery in Arlington from Oct. 2 - 30.   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER - Manchester Music Festival has a number of events coming up through the end of the year. The list is as follows:   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER - On Friday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., join Robert Begiebing as he presents his memoir, A Berkshire Boyhood: Confessions and Reflections of a Baby Boomer.   Full Story
 
DORSET - In 1994, Ron Crawford was acting in a play at Dorset Theatre Festival when longtime set designer Bill Auperlee told him he bore a resemblance to the great Mark Twain, and should capitalize on it.   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER -- The complex, deeply binding relationship between mothers and daughters is brought vividly to life in Katie Hafner's remarkable memoir, an exploration of the year she and her mother, Helen, spent working through, and triumphing over, a lifetime of unresolved emotions.   Full Story
 
DORSET - The Dorset Players and the Harlem Children's Theater will be presenting acting classes for kids ages 6-16 at the Dorset Playhouse. Classes start Saturday Sept. 27, from 10:30 a.m. until noon and will run for five consecutive weeks.   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER - Guess who's coming to dinner?   Full Story
 
DORSET - The Dorset Theatre Festival will present "Travels with Mark Twain," from Sept. 18-20 at the Dorset Playhouse.   Full Story
 
Take a look back at the three days of Solid Sound Fest, a music and arts festival curated by Wilco, with our archived blog.   Full Story