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Annual Craftsmen’s Fair starts 9-day run

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The 82nd annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair – billed as the nation’s oldest continuously running crafts fair – is underway at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury. The fair runs Aug. 1-9 and features the work of more than 350 craftsmen. It attracts upwards of 30,000 people each year. Wares made by juried craftsmen – including furniture, jewelry, pottery, stained glass, metal work and fiber – will be …

The Insiders: Read this column, but probably don’t suggest it at tomorrow’s Gibson’s Book Club planning event

Saturday, August 1, 2015

It’s a pretty rewarding feeling to be on the ground floor of something wildly successful. That’s why we opened a new business called “Wildly Successful” and built it entirely on one level. That way everyone gets to experience it! You can have a similar experience tomorrow night without ever stepping foot in our (not a real thing) business venture when the Gibson’s Book …

‘The Girl With Seven Names’ reveals complexities of freedom

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Escaping North Korea was the easy part. In her memoir, The Girl With Seven Names, Hyeonseo Lee, as she is called today, takes us on her gripping journey from the Ryanggang Province of North Korea where dustless portraits of the Great Leader and Dear Leader hang in every home to life as a …

The Insiders: Do not go gentle into that good night; go to this poetry reading at Gibson’s instead

Friday, July 24, 2015

To date, we haven’t published any collections of poetry. Or any collections of anything, really. Unless you count the scrapbook our moms have put together of all the columns we’ve written in the Monitor (it’s the section right …

The Insiders: Make a blanket at the library to help make an animal’s day.

Friday, July 24, 2015

There’s nothing quite like a cozy blanket. It makes snugglin’ down on the couch for a movie what we like to call amazing, and don’t even get us started on what it does for nap time. But humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy them – animals are …

The Insiders: Keep your neighbors happy and go to Bicentennial Square to listen to cool tunes tonight

Friday, July 24, 2015

You know, for a city it s size, Concord has some tremendous outdoor music venues. We found out last weekend that one of them isn’t our neighbor’s back yard, but that still leaves a ton of cool options …

The Insiders: Piccola Opera is taking over the Audi stage tonight, need we say more?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

We always like an excuse to send people to the Audi. Not only is a great place to take in a show, but it’s usually some local organization or group that’s performing. Don’t forget that they also have …

Canterbury’s ‘good old country fair’ is Saturday

Thursday, July 23, 2015

There’s nothing new, thrilling or revolutionary at the Canterbury Fair this year – and that’s exactly how organizers like it. “Same old, same old, that’s why they keep coming back,” said Lisa Carlson, chairwoman of what she calls a “good old country fair.” “That’s one of our better …

The Family Filmgoer: Kid-focused reviews of ‘Pixels,’ ‘Southpaw’ and ‘Minions’

Thursday, July 23, 2015

‘Minions’ (PG): Consistently amusing, if not consistently hilarious, Minions will give kids 6 and older the giggles over the pratfalls and general silliness of the rubbery, banana-yellow creatures. Adults can savor the multi-layered jokes and ’60s soundtrack. The plot gets twisty, but kids will keep up: First, we …

Canterbury Shaker Village expands exhibits in historic Dwelling House

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Most people only know the Shakers as a celibate, religious sect that loved music, made good furniture and effectively went extinct in the early 20th century. But for Funi Burdick, executive director of the Canterbury Shaker Village, the …

DuBois thriller brings a gunfight to the beach

Thursday, July 23, 2015

When most people think of Hampton Beach and New Hampshire, they don’t tend to think about car chases, missing persons, gun fights, mobs or nuclear meltdowns. But in Brendan DuBois’s Lewis Cole series, that is just what readers …

Do This: Dr. John and Martin Sexton – Flying Monkey’s high-powered weekend

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Flying Monkey in Plymouth is gearing up for a heavy-hitter weekend, first with the Nite Tripper himself, Dr. John, on Friday and followed with Americana sweetheart Martin Sexton on Saturday. Nobody personifies the musical culture of New …

The Insiders: There’s live music at two locations at the same time, so you’ve got a tough choice

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It’s hard to look at all that sunshine while you’re stuck inside during the work day. You easily find yourself day dreaming about the grass between your toes and an ice cream cone in your hand, which we …