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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

Art center marks 75 years with student art exhibit

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Art is more than busy work for kids at the Currier Art Center, and what they produce is more than something sweet to hang on the fridge. Robert Eshoo, former director of the center, said the 75th anniversary … 0

Concord Community Players perform farcical take on classic monster movie

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Depending on whom you ask, this weekend’s Concord Community Players production of Kong’s Night Out may be described as a romp, a farce, slapstick comedy or a whole lot of monkey business. It’s also a screwball send-up of … 0

Models in Spanx kick off New York Fashion Week

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Showing their Spanx Even models love their Spanx. The global retailer GS Shop, based in Seoul, South Korea, sent the skinny ones down a runway last week in teensy boy shorts, Wonderbras and stretchy shapewear that helped make … 0

Peterborough: Loss of a legend

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Bob McQuillen, a legend in New England contra dance circles known for his rhythmic “Boom-Chuck” piano playing, his corny jokes and his infectious enthusiasm, died Tuesday surrounded by friends at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. McQuillen, 90, had … 0

New planetarium show highlights race to return to the moon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It’s nice to get away, but the planning and dreaming are some of the best parts. Do you want to go north? South? The Grand Canyon? Paris? If some international teams have their way, the moon may be … 0

We all fall down

Monday, February 3, 2014

Caroline Allen, 8, left, laughs as she and Aubrey Anderson, 7, goof around after collapsing on each other while trying to do an acrobatic pose during a beginners tumbling class at Capital City Dance Center on Friday, January … 0

‘LIFE’ photographer of the ’60s and ’70s shows work at St. Paul’s

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Those of a certain age will remember the powerful role that photo magazines LOOK and LIFE played in one’s view of the world and of life in America. Who can forget the iconic photo at JFK’s funeral – … 0

Concord City Auditorium filled with dance and song this weekend

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Concord City Auditorium plays host to both raucous high kicks and joyous vocal performances this weekend. Kicking off the festivities Saturday will be “The Rhythm of the Night” dance concert, which features 145 of the area’s top … 0

Artist makes Currier Museum itself part of his exhibit

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Questions, questions, questions. How does a museum decide what is worth collecting? How do these choices affect our view of history? Does an object’s perceived value change over time, and through different eyes? How are objects grouped for … 0

Mount Washington plans to unveil new museum

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Mount Washington Observatory plans to show its renovated museum on the New Hampshire mountaintop in June. Extreme Mount Washington will show visitors what winter is like at the mountain. Through hands-on, high-tech exhibits, the museum will present a sampling of the “World’s Worst Weather.” Designed by Jeff … 0