Steve Gilbert

    From sports and the arts to politics and profiles, Steve Gilbert has been writing about people in the Monadnock Region for 30 years. Steve and his wife, Sara, moved to Keene in 1987 and found the perfect place to raise their family. He loves the outdoors and never tires of the four seasons. Put him in a ballpark on a summer evening or on skis under a deep blue winter sky and everything is right with the world.

    Seated in a wooden chair, Chris Richardson is surrounded by stacks of divergent books, bins filled with journals, articles and letters, written keepsakes scattered from one corner to another in the small apartment at American House on Water Street in Keene. A few photos remain on the walls, …

    I was 25 years old and in love with the New England Patriots in 1986. I watched every second of that glorious run to the Super Bowl with my grandfather, a deep-rooted New York Football Giants and New York Yankees fan. By then, I believe, he was tiring of all those years of gloating at my expense.

    T he seasonal shift starts subtly, noiselessly, in mid-August. For months we wake to melodious songbirds, their notes drifting gracefully into open bedroom windows. They arrive in March, whistling welcoming tunes celebrating the onset of spring. They serenade us for months through their cycl…

    Mike Blair turns 62 next month. Keeton Foster is still a teen. Yet there they were together on the first tee Monday, the grass shimmering with dew, hitting the opening drives of the 114th N.H. Amateur Golf Championship at emerald green Bretwood Golf Course.

    Tonight, shortly after 7, Calvin Coolidge will purposely stride into the Historical Society of Cheshire County on Main Street in Keene. The 30th president, his resplendent red hair peeking outside his trademark straw hat, will be dressed in his usual double-breasted suit, conservative vest a…

    Piano novice Patricia Yoerger tapped out “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” one key, one finger at a time. “Oops,” she exclaimed with a laugh, hitting a sour note. When she finished, the audience of parents, teachers and pupils in the Jonathan Daniels School gym erupted in a rousing ovation.

    A 20-year Thanksgiving eve dinner tradition at The Community Kitchen in Keene ends tonight with the final ladling of Dick Lord’s scrumptious gravy. The spicy brown goodness, infused by drippings culled from the roasting pan, is certain to burrow into the pores of the mashed potatoes and stuf…

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