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The Canterbury Morris dancers practice a routine at the Canterbury Parish House on Thursday, July 3, 2014. "Its a family thing," said Polly Camire, who leads the practice and has been part of the group since she was 7 years old. "It also adds to that whole social capital thing. I'm happy that this is a tradition I get to help continue as an adult." Started over 35 years ago, the team is one of the oldest and largest Morris teams from a single town. They are performing today at the Canterbury Fourth of July festivities in the town's center, as well as at the Canterbury Fair at the end of the month. 

(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

PHOTOS: The Canterbury Morris Dance team practices for a busy summer

Friday, July 4, 2014

“It’s a family thing,” said Polly Camire, while on a break from leading the Canterbury Morris dance team practice at the town’s Parish House. Both of her daughters are on the team that started more than 35 years ago, and she pointed out several other members who are from the same family. Camire herself has been part of the group … 0

A T. rex named Sue

Sunday, June 29, 2014

It’s not often that a young boy meets the subject of his favorite books, movies and television programs. It’s even less likely when that young boy’s obsession is a 42-foot, 7-ton beauty who’s been dead for 67 million years. And yet that’s exactly how my 4-year-old spent a recent Sunday afternoon: staring into … 1

Artist in residence chosen for White Mountains

Saturday, June 28, 2014

This year’s artist-in-residence program in the White Mountains National Forest is dedicated to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The forest and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire said poet, teacher and photographer Susie O’Keeffe has been chosen as the artist in residence for 2014. O’Keeffe serves as a research associate and adjunct professor at the College of … 0

Artist Richard Clark thrives despite degenerative eye disease

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Richard Clark has been creating art his entire life, but the style of his art is changing. The Loudon artist is losing his eyesight. Clark’s work, along with that of four other local artists (Mike Hanson, Barbara Carr, … 0

Henniker’s Colby Hill Inn hosts weekend murder mystery event

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mr. Shade was sweating bullets. It was the moment of truth. He had murdered his mother, Baroness Audry von Munchen, and he could tell Sue Bromley, the archaeologist, and Joan Dunn, the philanthropist, were on to him. His … 0

Ex-president George W. Bush exhibits portraits of world leaders

Friday, April 4, 2014

Former president George W. Bush is displaying his portraits of world leaders in the first exhibit of his work as an artist. The portraits, which include everyone from a grim-looking Russian President Vladimir Putin to a smiling likeness … 0

Rundlett Middle School students prep ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Anyone who enjoys lots of singing, lots of dancing, belly-laugh comedy and suspenseful intrigue is in luck. The musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is all of this. Adapted for middle school students, the show runs today through Saturday at … 0

Child/parent inmate art to go on display in N.H.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Artwork by New Hampshire inmates and their children is going on display at the Kimball Jenkins Estate in Concord next month. Nine life-sized murals titled “A Perfect Day with Dad” and three posters titled “A Family Portrait with Mom” created by male and female inmates and their children … 0

Peter Pan show ‘Finding Neverland’ goes to Boston

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Diane Paulus plans to make the Peter Pan musical Finding Neverland fly in Massachusetts. The American Repertory Theater said yesterday that the show will kick off its 2014-2015 season under Paulus’s direction. It’s based on the 2004 whimsical … 0

‘Root Children’ ballet showcases students from Petit Papillon

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In addition to the steps, the dancers of this weekend’s ballet The Root Children needed to learn the frenetic flap of a bee, the languid flutter of a butterfly and the sleek elegance of dragonfly flight. “When you … 0

Furniture masters’ exhibit pays tribute to mentor, educator

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The notion of having an idea, or just a thought blowing from one hemisphere to another, and then turning that into something tangible with his own two hands drew cabinetmaker Timothy Coleman to woodwork. But it wasn’t until … 1

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco to read at library

Monday, March 10, 2014

Richard Blanco, poet at the second inauguration of President Obama, will hold a workshop and public reading April 16 at the Concord Public Library. Blanco will host the workshop for high school students from 3 to 4:30 p.m. He will read and sign his books at a public … 0

At McGowan Fine Arts, experience spring ‘Thaw’ with new show

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ah, spring. Will we ever see you again? It’s easy in the midst of this bitter winter to think the world will remain frozen forever. But “Thaw,” the exhibit which runs through March 28 at McGowan Fine Art … 0