Monday, November 30, 2009

Monadnock Region Arts Events

Our local paper, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript recently published their Holiday Guide with a list of "10 Can't Miss Arts Events". Music, art, theater, film, literature... it's just a sampling of what you'll find in the Monadnock region this holiday season.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cranberries and Crafts

It's that time year when Peterborough can't help but show its artsy side! On Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, the 33rd Annual Monadnock Music Christmas Fair (yes, that's THIRTY-THIRD!) will be at South Meadow School, featuring more than 50 juried artisans displaying and selling their wares. And on Saturday and Sunday, a group of ten artists known as Three Squared will hold their annual exhibition at the Peterborough Historical Society. There's more too... from a Holiday Sale at Harrisville Designs Knitting and Weaving Center to special studio sales at the Union Mill in West Peterborough... you can indulge your creative side. Even the Sharon Arts Center in downtown Peterborough will begin extended holiday hours this weekend. It really IS the most wonderful time of the year!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Splat! Yankee Siege Trebuchet is World Champs again

Yankee Siege, the Southern NH trebuchet (medieval catapult) is not only the Punkin' Chunkin' world champion for 2009 but they have broken the world record by over 100' They hurled an 8 to 10 pound pumpkin in competition over 2000 feet! Here's a feature article in our local Monadnock Ledger Transcript about their victory. Yankee Siege will be part of a television show all about the Punkin' Chunkin' Championships on the Science Channel at 8PM on Thanksgiving Night. Set your Tivo and congrats to Yankee Siege!

Next year they plan to move up from 8 to 10 pounders to something bigger...something with a little more oomph. This is going to be good :)