The art of family quarantine: Mom, dad, kids reenact paintings at home

WEST CHESTERFIELD, N.H. — In typical times, the Scaggs are a busy family. Erin Scaggs is a restaurant owner, concert organizer and community activist. Jason Scaggs is a carpenter and …

Northshire Live brings authors, readers together, virtually MANCHESTER — Northshire Bookstore continues to host a series of virtual community gatherings for book lovers anchored around a standing Thursday 5 p.m. Northshire Live virtual event with weekly …
BBA takes its performing arts spring showcase online MANCHESTER — When it became clear that the COVID-19 pandemic was going to close the campus of Burr and Burton Academy, its dance and theater faculty were faced with a challenge: How to replace …
Exhibition to open virtually, viewable through gallery window MANCHESTER — The Ellenbogen Gallery continues to exhibit art in new ways with an exhibition opening Saturday. "Balancing Act" will open at 3 p.m. Saturday via a Facebook Live event. The …
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Book review: Book digs up unsolved murders If you're from New England, you most likely know the children's rhyme about Lizzie Borden and the infamous double murder to which she's connected. But do you know the facts about this unsolved cold …
Catching up with a Southern Vermont running legend MANCHESTER — Becky Kotler looked at the three medals and two trophies on the table in front of her and smiled. She had taken a break from a group sing-along at Equinox Terrace where she lives, …

Northshire offering online author series

MANCHESTER — A slate of best-selling authors will be appearing in virtual events hosted by the Northshire Bookstore on its website this month. The series started last Thursday with Steve …

Northshire Bookstore announces virtual events program

MANCHESTER — The Northshire Bookstore is taking its motto of building community one book at a time to heart in this time of pandemic. Beginning Thursday, the Northshire Bookstore will host a …

In time of social distancing, local chef, baker spread goodwill

BRATTLEBORO — Nicole Reisman, a Brattleboro resident and chef by trade, calls cooking for others her "love language." "It's just a natural thing for me to do," she said. "It's the way I show …

What we're (finally) reading: While under quarantine, now is the time for classics and epics

"Moby Dick." "Middlemarch." "Ulysses." "Infinite Jest." "Crime and Punishment." For many, such books have been read grudgingly, because there was a grade riding on it, and completion of the …

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