Thursday, May 16, 2013
Show runs through Saturday a Merrimack High School's Little Theatre.
Don’t expect the Walt Disney version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" when the Merrimack High School Theatre Department's production opens Thursday. This exciting dramatization by Tim Kelly, one of America's most popular playwrights, captures the essence of the famous original by Victor Hugo. Set in 15th century Paris, it stays true to Hugo's original rendering. To help set the mood of the play the renowned pianist, Jeff Rapsis, will perform live improvised musical underscoring. Rapsis is a writer/editor, educator, and also a composer and performer who specializes in creating live musical scores for silent film screenings. This production brings to life, on the stage, some of the most memorable fictional characters ever created: the …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
First concert is scheduled for June 5.
The annual Summer Concert Series is just around the corner with the first show kicking off the season on June 5. The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by the Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department under the guidance of Director Sherry Kalish. The free Summer Concerts run from early June throughout the end of August every Wednesday night. Bring your family, friends, picnic baskets and blankets and swing by weekly for what promises to be outstanding entertainment for all! Watch above a video from last year's series. June 5 - The Merrimack High School Jazz Band The Merrimack HS Jazz Band regularly performs at concerts throughout the school year. In March, the ensemble gave an outstanding performance at the Clark Terry Jazz Festival at …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Join this local youth circus performance troupe at the Amato Center in Milford on April 18-19.
Local circus performers will be leaping their way to a stage near you next week for another thrilling performance. The Flying Gravity Circus will present MOMENTS, an evening of circus and theater, at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts in Milford on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. The Flying Gravity Circus is a touring youth circus performance troupe based in Wilton, NH that provides training workshops for teens, gives performances and helps communities build their own youth circus programs. Suggested donation at the door is $6 for Adults, $3 for Children 12 years and under, and children 5 and under for free. Come join these talented young performers for an evening of circus thrills, astounding acrobatics and amazing…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Money raised will support high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education in the field of medicine/health care.
Join your friends and neighbors for a night of comedy this weekend and support the Kimberly L. Cates Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Night of Comedy will take place on Saturday, March 2, from 6-10 p.m. at The Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford. Cocktail Hour begins at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:45 p.m. Light appetizers will be provided as well. Money raised from this fundraiser will go toward the The Kimberly L. Cates Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to high school seniors who live in Amherst and Mont Vernon and will be pursuing post-secondary education in the field of medicine/health care. The show will feature the following acts: Headliner: Tony Moschetto Tony Moschetto is an established …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
This week's photo comes from our nor'easter storm photo gallery.
No surprise that this week's Photo of the Week comes from the snow photos Merrimack residents have been posting to our nor'easter gallery (go ahead and keep 'em coming, it was a pretty monumental snowfall!) There are so many fabulous photos in the gallery, this probably isn't the only one you'll find featured in our Photo of the Week. The photo above was taken by resident Janet Krupp and I just love the contrast between the snow, the pine needles and the baby pine cones. Krupp clearly has an eye for a good photo, as can be seen in her other submissions to the gallery, and she surely had fun snapping photos of her husband Gary as he gassed up the snowblower for a bit (well, a lot) of post-storm cleanup. Want your photo featured as Photo of …
Monday, February 4, 2013
A new feature about local finds and fun in different places.
There are plenty of local storefronts in Merrimack to shop small, but have you ever searched a site like Etsy to find a unique gift or a fun collectible? A chance encounter with a Bedford woman last Thursday evening, who sells cute fleece lined winter hats on Etsy started the juices flowing. What else can we find locally on shopping sites, Craigslist, etc? So here's the first installment of Local Finds. While browsing through a search of shops from Merrimack I spotted the button above. Being a Walking Dead fan (which is the show the button references, for the uninformed) and being that the show is returning after it's mid-season break, this seemed like the natural choice. Enter Honey Dew Studio. This is what the owner, Nicole Blanchette …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Get going on these good times before 2013 rolls around.
1. For the birds. On Saturday, Dec. 29, the Nashaway Chapter of NH Audubon will join with tens of thousands of volunteers throughout North andSouth America to participate in the 113th annual Christmas Bird Count. For more than 100 years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house in the middle of winter. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conservation action. In New Hampshire there are 21 bird count areas and each count’s survey area stays the same from year to year. You can join a team to count a survey area or, if you live in …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Toddler shot during a fall walk.
Going through a folder of submitted photos for our Photo of the Week, we found this one from September that never was used, but is a beautiful shot that captures a toddler's curiosity. Taken by Jillian Maynard, this is a shot of Amelia Collins, 17 months at the time, inspecting freshly fallen acorns on a late afternoon walk. Want your photo featured as Photo of the Week? Upload your own photos to the gallery at this link, or submit a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured as the Photo of the Week. Photos can also be texted to 603-290-4045.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Pontine Theatre presentation scheduled tonight at the library will be moved to John O'Leary Adult Community Center.
The Pontine Theatre's presentation of their table-top version of "It's a Wonderful Life," scheduled at the Merrimack Public Library tonight has been moved due to the power outage at the library. The performance was moved next door to the library at the John O'Leary Adult Community Center at the same time, from 7-8:30 p.m. The library has been closed all day as a result of an alleged drunk driving accident that heavily damaged a power pole causing a power surge to the library that damaged the electrical panel. Pontine Theatre’s Co-Artistic Directors, Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers, present their unique, table-top, version of the Frank Capra movie screenplay about George Bailey, a good man in a small town who gets a lesson in self-worth…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Look to the skies for some stunning light displays this November and December.
As you do your Christmas shopping and plan feasts for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, cast your eyes upon the universe's natural fireworks. Three meteor showers have astronomers talking this November and December. One of them, the Taurid meteor shower was this past weekend. But there are two more coming up, and they promise to put on a good show if skies/clouds cooperate. Nov. 17: Leonid Meteor Shower Dec. 13: Geminid Meteor Shower Be sure to schedule a night this season to bundle up, lay out some blankets (if it's dry) and enjoy the light show in the sky. Share your tips for photographing the showers. Tell us your favorite places to sneak off to view the skies.