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FRANKLIN — As with all performance venues, the current global pandemic put a halt to live shows at the Franklin Opera House until a safe way to welcome audiences and performers could be found. After a seven-month hiatus, the Opera House reopened in October with limited live seating, plus a simultaneous live-stream online. And the next show to be enjoyed, on Saturday, Nov. 14, is the Don Campbell Band, presenting a special evening celebrating the music of Dan Fogelberg, along with Don's own music. Officially endorsed in April of 2014 by the Fogelberg Association of Peoria, he and bandma…

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When we were young our mother made certain that our holidays were magical. Gifts were creatively wrapped, cards included thoughtful messages and usually there was a dinner, a dessert or something that made the occasion memorable.What I particularly remember are her birthday cakes. One had a …

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TILTON — Artist Acacia Rogers will teach a 6-week, acrylic painting course at the Lakes Region Art Association Gallery, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Remaining dates are Nov. 10, 17, 24, and Dec. 1, 8, 15.

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LACONIA — Lakes Region Public Access will screen the 1964, post-apocalyptic, vampire nightmare 'The Last Man on Earth' Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17, at 10 p.m. The film stars Vincent Price and Franca Bettoia, and is part of the fifth annual Shocktoberfest.

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When I ran a cooking school one of the most frequent requests from my students would be, “teach us something about fish” or “my family doesn’t like fish, it smells” or “how do I buy fish.” There seemed to be a preconceived notion that fish was difficult to cook, released odors, and was diffi…

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In 1940 Bette Davis, the Hollywood legend and Academy Award winning actress, restored a farmhouse on Sugar Hill. While staying in Franconia she met and married the assistant manager of a local inn and they enjoyed New Hampshire for three years before he died in a fall. Ms. Davis’ home, Butte…

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As we enter one of the most beautiful times of the year in New Hampshire you cannot miss the colorful piles of pumpkins in front of the farm stands and on porches. Pumpkins come in all sizes and varieties; they go under the generic name of winter squash, which can include acorn, an orange bu…

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MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, will be offering a Basket Weaving Group 1 workshop with League-juried artist, Ray Lagasse on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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MEREDITH — Explore the world of melted glass in a workshop at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Sunday, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The workshop will introduce glass students to the techniques, materials, and equipment used to create glass landscapes.

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LACONIA — Lakes Region Public Access After Dark is hosting their fifth annual Shocktoberfest, a month devoted to vintage horror films. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3, at 10 p.m., the festival starts with 1958’s horror-thriller 'The Screaming Skull' starring John Hudson, Peggy Webber, Alex Nic…

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MEREDITH — During the month of October, the League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is excited to announce their 6th Annual Pumpkin Patch to honor our state fruit.

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MEREDITH — So far the Winnipesaukee Playhouse’s three-play professional season has taken theatre goers to London and then Memphis, Tenn. The final play of the season is set close to home, as Lake Winnipesaukee is practically a third character in Erica Berman’s "No Wake," which opens Wednesda…

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FRANKLIN — Live music is returning to the Franklin Opera House Oct. 3, with two performances by Studio Two, at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Limited, socially-distant seating is available, and the evening show will be streamed live to those who want to experience the show in the comfort of home.

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