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Poetry. Words that conjure a landscape, a situation, a moment, an emotion in our mind’s eye. We compose verse to honor someone on a special occasion or to describe a moment we hope to cherish. Perhaps to recall an ordinary day. Poetry is often performed so the sound is important.

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LACONIA — Nancy Prince, an award-winning quilt artist from Orlando, Florida, specializes in thread painting. She will host a Trunk Show/Lecture on Zoom for the Belknap Mill Quilt Guild on Wednesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. Her anyone-can-do-it approach to thread painting is fun, easy and a new wa…

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GILFORD — You are cordially invited to a special salon event for some tastes of live musical theatre & light opera, accompanied by wine & cheese, presented by New Hampshire’s own Piccola Opera Organization.

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March always brings back memories of our sugar house in Sanbornton, which provided maple syrup for our family's hotel kitchens and for sale to the guests. Most of our trees were grand old trees with a mound of roots that rose above the snow which made it easier to collect the sap. I quickly …

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WOLFEBORO — The jazz quintet Yardbird Temple will perform in a virtual concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, continuing the Wolfeboro Friends of Music spring segment of their 85th concert season. Yardbird Temple has wowed audiences throughout the Lakes Region since 2015.

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Have we ever greeted spring with such a feeling of relief? Laughter dangling above playgrounds. People wearing warm and friendly smiles.

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LACONIA — Powerhouse Theatre Collaborative, the new theatre program at the Belknap Mill, has announced the planned lineup for its inaugural 2021 season, sponsored by Spectacle Live. While it’s an abridged season due to the pandemic, the 2021 slate will give Lakes Region audiences an idea of …

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LACONIA — Belknap Mill will present "In the Kitchen at the Belknap Mill," on Monday, March 22, hosted by Cathy Waldron, as they highlight Lakes Region resident Rose-Marie Robichaud preparing one of her favorite recipes in the Belknap Mill’s newly renovated catering kitchen. "In the Kitchen a…

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For the first three quarters of my career, spent in some of the finest hotels and museums in the world, scones were an important part of the menu. Originally only for afternoon tea, then they became more popular for breakfast and an in-between meal snack. True English scones are similar to A…

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I made French toast for breakfast last weekend. It was an opportunity to try the New Hampshire Maple Syrup from the Moses Maples in Danbury. I had received it as a Christmas gift. It’s impossible for me to taste the sweet syrup without thinking about being a young girl and spending an aftern…

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LACONIA — City departments ran up more than $200,000 in COVID-related expenses between when the pandemic first hit in mid-March and the end of the year, according to a report released by City Manager Scott Myers on Monday.

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For one person who registered on Friday for a COVID-19 vaccine, the shot means that she can stop worrying about the virus making her seriously ill. For another, it’s hope that life will return to normal. For a third, the vaccine means that he might be able to see his beloved again.

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LACONIA — The majority of the city’s public school students will continue to attend school under a hybrid schedule. But because some school staff members or students have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has, there are “some pockets” within the scho…

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MEREDITH — On Wednesday, Jan. 13, Hermit Woods Winery & Deli decided to temporarily close due to an employee reporting to have tested positive for COVID-19. The employee had not been present in the winery since Jan. 8. Immediately upon learning of the infection, to ensure the maximum deg…

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