Valley Life

TEMPLE - Hay rides and pony rides, high-jump and vaulting, milking demonstrations - lamb rambles, sheep grooming - Nu­bian goats and kids and miniature horses for youngsters to love and to pet. All this and more will be hap­pening at the Temple Historical Society's upcoming …

Thursday, July 2, 2015
WILTON - Following a six month national search process, Andy's Summer Playhouse, one of New England's oldest and most innovative children's theaters, announces the appointment of Jared Mezzocchi to lead …
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Have you ever heard the phrase, "A good pour?" I used it recently after my wife looked at the glass of wine I'd got­ten in a restaurant and said, "That's …
Thursday, July 2, 2015
AMHERST HOLIDAY EVENTS FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION At Souhegan High School on July 3 there will be fireworks sponsored by the Granite State Credit Union, hot air balloon rides for …
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Well, you know what today is: The 139th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. And we still don’t know why Custer did what he did, or exactly …
Thursday, June 25, 2015
I’ve been watching the Women’s World Cup tournament – in fact, I’m waiting for the next match as I write this – and have figured out why I’m not as …
Thursday, June 18, 2015
There is this snake that lives under the stoop outside our mudroom and his primary purpose in life seems to be to scare the living heck out of me. Ah, …
Thursday, June 11, 2015
MILFORD – Alex Preston had been at the Pasta Loft earlier this month with his father, happy to be talking to owner Terry Connor about Preston’s upcoming concert. But their …
Thursday, June 4, 2015 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
I have always had enormous respect for teachers, for anyone, really, who works within a school system – administrators, office personnel, cafeteria workers, janitors – they all do something that …
Thursday, June 4, 2015
WILTON – Summerfest, the town’s celebration of summer and itself, will be held on Saturday, June 27. Festivities will begin as usual with a pancake breakfast sponsored by Clinton Lodge, …
Thursday, June 4, 2015 | By JESSIE SALISBURY Correspondent
One of the problems with having neither cable nor a dish antenna is I’m so far behind everybody else on the REALLY COOL IMPORTANT things people are watching, like “Game …
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
AMHERST Amherst Town Library, 14 Main St. 673-2288, library@amherst.lib.nh.us, amherstlibrary.org. MINDFULNESS: SIMPLE STEPS, NO CUSHION REQUIRED The Amherst Town Library welcomes Paula Koppel in the presentation, “Mindfulness: Simple Steps, No …
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Once upon a time they banned songs because of “questionable” or, help us all, “suggestive” lyrics. The first one I remember, in the early 1960s, was “Little Egypt” by The …
Thursday, May 14, 2015
AMHERST – The Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce presented the Chaplain’s Emergency Relief Fund a check for $20,000 as a result of their Vince For Vets benefit auction featuring Vince …
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Somebody I love dearly hung up on me the other day because I was being an ass, which I doubt surprises you. Because she was on a cell phone, she …
Thursday, May 7, 2015
AMHERST – The magic word “chocolate” has a pull that brought an overflow crowd to the Amherst Town Library last week. And when the word was linked to the name …
Thursday, April 30, 2015 | By KATHY CLEVELAND Staff Writer
Let us now speak of Postum, the grain beverage once beloved in ... well, our house, anyway, but now no longer made, replaced by whatever one can find, in our …
Thursday, April 30, 2015
MILFORD – Bookstores across the nation are preparing for Independent Bookstore Day, a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores on Saturday, May 2. “We are very excited that Independent …
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The other day I was thinking about Randy Wicker, I don’t know why. Didn’t know him, never met him, but saw him on television a couple of times in the …
Thursday, April 23, 2015
So, I drive a 24-year-old Volvo. Actually, I drive two 24-year-old Volvos, although one technically belongs to my daughter. I have hers right now and she has mine because the …
Thursday, April 16, 2015
I subscribe to The Atlantic magazine, a monthly that has, often, some very interesting stories but one of its most interesting features is the question it asks on its final …
Thursday, April 9, 2015
I know there are some folks – John Keller of Channel 4 in Boston among them – who wonder why newspapers, television and radio stations bother to cover such presidential …
Thursday, April 2, 2015
As I’ve mentioned many times, I have neither cable TV (town’s too small) nor a dish (trees too tall) and I always felt left out and sad and blue when …
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Sometimes I surprise myself with how really ... well, I can’t find the word but it comes down to this: Sometimes, the things I think are funny and fully expect …
Thursday, March 19, 2015
MILFORD – Lyndeborough and Temple are two local towns well known as centers of glass-making in the 19th century. On March 18 the Milford Historical Society’s first public meeting of …
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Okay, I’m just going to say this, get it out in the open right now and if it offends you, well, I’m not going to apologize for it like, oh, …
Thursday, March 12, 2015
So, recently, while waiting to abuse my tender and, unfortunately, old body in a Body Pump class at Hampshire Hills, I got into a discussion about the methods of shoveling …
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Right, so, Valentine’s Day is over for another year and then we’ll get to ... what? Celebrate? I don’t. Fortunately, my wife thinks Valentine’s Day is stupid. You know why? …
Thursday, February 26, 2015
My late grandmother on my mother’s side said many interesting things during her life and one of them was: “It’s too cold to snow.” It’s possible, of course, that she …
Thursday, February 19, 2015
If I hear or read the phrase “the run up to” one more time, I’m going to run up to a wall and smash my head against it really hard …
Thursday, February 12, 2015
I have a terrible habit of referring to a group of people, regardless of its gender makeup, as “guys.” For instance, when I am leaving Hampshire Hills after my usual …
Thursday, February 5, 2015
I’m guilty. I have a feeling many of you are, too, but let’s make this all about me. And why not? I am guilty of paying FAR more attention to …
Thursday, January 29, 2015
I’m sure there was a time, maybe not too long ago, when I was an impolite toad. Either that or just oblivious to politeness. But now I’m a politeness nutcase …
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Our Christmas tree is still up. (What? Whatta you mean holiday tree? Get away from me. It’s a Christmas tree.) Anyway, it’s still up and that’s not new; it’s almost …
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Now and then, I obsess. Usually I obsess about things over which I have a modicum of control, like exercise. I was antsy all day on Jan. 1, for instance, …
Thursday, January 8, 2015
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