The 'Music From Our Hands' issue

Feb 21, 2012
12:00 AM

‘Music From Our Hands’

The Insider visited the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen gallery and took in its current exhibit of handmade musical instruments. Come along with us!

Feb 21, 2012
12:00 AM

Octagenerian author Mara Clark is addicted to danger

Like any blossoming author, Mara Clark is excited. Anxious, even. She has scheduled the requisite book signing and local television appearance to promote the release of her first novel, and has several other pieces in the works, a few of which are almost complete.In terms of anticipation, she's like any other emerging writer. The comparisons, though, end there.Clark turns 82 next…

Feb 21, 2012
12:00 AM

The Ghost Dinner Band is ready to rock a local haunt

The Ghost Dinner Band is playing at Penuche's on Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. We put our fear of ghosts aside for a moment and got in touch with them for a quick preview.Let's get this right out of the way: How many of you are ghosts?It's hard to say - we haven't done any tally recently. As for our name, it's a secret that we won't give any more information about until the truly right time comes. It's…

Feb 21, 2012
12:00 AM
Ornate flute maker of the week

John Lunn’s art tells a story

John Lunn's ornate flute, "The Dryad's Kiss," is the centerpiece of the "Music From Our Hands" exhibit. We caught up with Lunn and asked him a few questions about his craft.There can't be many ornate flutemakers out there. How did you get into the field?There are no other flutemakers that make them like I do. Perhaps there never were.I apprenticed as a flutemaker 35 years ago and have…

Feb 21, 2012
12:00 AM
Nature 101

Apple cider doughnuts glazed with nostalgia

When I was walking past the Chichester Country Store booth at the Winter Farmers' Market at Cole Gardens, I sensed an aroma that activated a scene from a delightful moment in my childhood. The smell of the apple cider doughnuts rolled back the layer of years, uncovering a memory that had been dormant for decades.This should not have surprised me. Scientific research confirms that our sense of smell by way of…

Feb 21, 2012
12:00 AM

Leftover pizza

Our readers told us we missed a few crucial slice joints in our recent pizza issue, so we went back and checked them out!

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