Arts & Entertainment

Tower Hill Botanical Garden Photos

By Jennifer Ballou | Mount Observer Staff

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is a hidden gem just a short distance from the Gardner campus, with a little something for everyone.

Whether you like hiking, appreciating art, or learning something new, Tower Hill boasts many different activities and self-guided tours. Open year round, the gardens offer a variety of flora to see and learn about. The 132 acres brings trails, wildlife, and scenery. Flower and plant shows and artists displays are always happening, creating something unique and beautiful to see. read more

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Another Anime Convention

Living for Learning: Total Immersion Education

By Joshua Needham

For three days during October, something strange happens at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. People from all over the country gather to share their love of anime, video games, and pop culture. Colorful costumes and home-made props fill the halls and courtyard for nearly a full 72 hours and it is clear, Another Anime Convention (AAC) is back in town.

When people outside of that culture think of such events, they likely think of the socially inept gathering to discuss Star Trek, individuals dressed as their favorite characters and roleplaying their favorite scenes with one another. What they may not think about is the professionals that make the journey to attend the gatherings. read more


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A November to Remember for Metal Fans: November Music Preview

By Jason D. Greenough

The temperatures may (finally…possibly) hit freezing, but the metal is burning hot! November 2016 is sure to bring any metal fan a few moments of bliss.

Want to get away from the awkward family get-together? Need something to keep you awake before you go shopping on black Friday? With retrospective releases galore, ranging from Queen’s …On Air: The Complete BBC Sessions, and Pink Floyd’s The Early Years: 1965-1972, to REM’s Out of Time  celebrating it’s 25th anniversary with a re-issue, and Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger, you’re pretty much all set. But, I have a few other suggestions as well… read more


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Living Out a Dream, Local Man tours with Pop Artist

By Tyler Morgan

Traveling across the United States on tour with a popular musician is something not many people can say they have done. The rock star lifestyle is not fit for many, especially with what goes on from day to day while traveling from state to state.

Imagine not being able to take a shower for over a month while being stuck on a luxury tour bus traveling around the U.S having the time of one’s life? For Travis Collier, 21 a graduate of North Middlesex High School in Townsend, the time spent touring was well spent. read more