Dec. 3 at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club: Legend John Scofield performs tunes from new album with his trio

With his skills on guitar, he’s played with the likes of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Jaco Pastorius, Mavis Staples and Phil Lesh from the Grateful Dead, just to name a few. In fact, the name of his new album, “Uncle John’s Band,” released October 13, comes from one of the Dead’s famous tunes and he also did a rendition of it for one of the record’s tracks. READ MORE


NEA-NH reacts to committee recommendations outlined in new report

A legislative report was released Thursday that identifies contributing factors to New Hampshire’s teacher shortage and outlines findings to address the crisis. The publication comes after a bipartisan 2-1 vote in support of the report, with Representatives Rick Ladd (R)  and Mel Myler (D) voting in the affirmative and Senator Ruth Ward (R) voting in the negative.  The report is the culmination of two years of bipartisan work on the issue.   READ MORE

Boomer Life

Who’ll stop the gray? (Sung to the tune by CCR, ‘Who’ll Stop the Rain’)

I came across a Facebook support group for women undergoing this transformation. Their reasons were varied, as were their ages. Women in their 20s and 30s who wanted to embrace their early gray (but then, they had their sun-kissed young faces), more mature women who were ready to become their “real selves” as well as those who wanted to take back the two hours of time (and money) on a regular, monthly basis spent in the stylist’s chair. That Facebook group, however, didn’t feature anyone who had short, curly hair like mine. ☹ READ MORE

Around Town

Mark Stebbins Community Center effort finds new location on Manchester’s West Side

After several months of reviewing options and exploring possible sites for a new West Side Manchester community center, the Board of Directors of the Mark Stebbins Community Center (MSCC) and the Board of Commissioners for the Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority (MHRA) announced on Thursday the two entities have signed a 75-year lease to build and operate a new facility for local children and residents at Kelley Falls.  READ MORE