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Kay Potfora, 88 years young, performed with her father John Monty and uncle Leon Valier at the Lakeport Opera House in 1933, when she was 5 years old. She played the piano, drums and tap-danced for the audience, who included many veterans, brought in with wheel chairs and hospital beds. She looked like Shirley Temple, and the audience absolutely loved her. Their performances went on for weeks and were sold out every night.

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When “Come from Away” opened on Broadway in March 2017 I was fortunate to receive a preview ticket. At the time I knew little, if anything, about the musical, only that it had something to do with 9/11. My recollection of that evening is vivid. When the curtain came down the audience, standi…

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WOLFEBORO — Northeastern Ballet Theatre, New Hampshire’s premier ballet company and training school, will present an original Edra Toth ballet of "The Sound of Music" on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. at The Kingswood Arts Center in Wolfeboro.

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I first learned about storing fish when my twin brother and I were given the daily task of cleaning and sanitizing the iced fish cooler at our family's resort hotel on Squam Lake. Ideally fish is stored just above freezing and lower than average refrigerator temperature of 38-40°F. You can c…

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 LACONIA — The Colonial Theatre of Laconia welcomes We Care Five O’clock Shadow on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. We Care welcomes back Five O’Clock Shadow, the award-winning Boston based a cappella group with a unique and energetic style. FOCS last performed for We Care in 2019 to an enthusias…

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LACONIA — Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative, a program of the Belknap Mill and the resident theatre company of the Colonial Theatre, is producing a staged reading of Anne Nelson’s "The Guys" to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. The Guys is part of the 2021 Mill Series sponsored by Ban…

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LACONIA — The Rockin’ Daddios will be the featured performer for the 3rd annual Belknap Mill Sock Hop, the final concert of the 2021 Arts in the Park Concert series on Friday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. Bring your dancing shoes.

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“Get Lost” was the description of Robert Macfarlane’s review of three books published around the subject of navigation and appearing in the July 1 issue of The New York Review of Books. I was fascinated by his review, and not just because I have been an admirer of his writing and research fo…

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LACONIA — The “Queen of Boston comedy,” Christine Hurley is bringing some friends and making their way north to the Lakeport Opera House on Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. for an evening of fun. This comedy show will be the Opera House’s final 2021 performance before closing for the fall and winter months.

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MEREDITH — Spend a few hours creating an acrylic landscape painting. Ann Xavier will teach a class at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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LACONIA — Transport back to the 1960s when award winning Frank Sinatra tribute artist, Brian Duprey, brings his closest friends for an evening with the Rat Pack and special guest Marilyn Monroe to Lakeport Opera House on Sept. 2 and 3. This will be the venue’s final New Hampshire show for 20…

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MEREDITH — Join League-juried jeweler Joy Raskin at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to learn how to make earrings.

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CANTERBURY — This Sunday, August 29, Mink Hills Band will be performing on the Meeting House Green. The Mink Hills Band is a five-member, NH-based acoustic band whose music includes bluegrass, swing, and folk, as well as original compositions. They have been performing together throughout no…

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