Don’t miss ‘Princess Bride’ quote-along at Red River
Jun26

Don’t miss ‘Princess Bride’ quote-along at Red River

The beloved swashbuckling fairy tale returns to the big screen! Every line in The Princess Bride is a quote waiting to happen! Inconceivable, you say? Well, Red River Theatres challenges you to a duel of words with our Princess Bride Quote-Along this Thursday! Join Westley as he duels Vizzini and his crew, braves the dangers of the fire swamp and overcomes death for true love. Swords, masks and other surprises await you at this...

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On Display: Kimball Jenkins hosting annual student show
Jun26

On Display: Kimball Jenkins hosting annual student show

For the last 14 years, June is a time where the folks who use the Kimball Jenkins Estate to challenge themselves have a chance to show off their artistic skills. After taking part in the spring session of art classes, students can submit work to be hung in the Carolyn Jenkins Gallery (the one in the Carriage House) for the annual Kimball Jenkins Spring Student Show. It features all kinds of great paintings of things like animals,...

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Bulletin Board: Parking, BBQ chicken and 2 pool openings
Jun26

Bulletin Board: Parking, BBQ chicken and 2 pool openings

BBQ chicken dinner at East Church Join us for a delicious chicken BBQ dinner at East Church, 51 Mountain Road, on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Enjoy grilled chicken, homemade baked beans, coleslaw, rolls, potato salad, corn muffins and a dessert buffet. Coffee and cold drinks included. Adults are $10, ages 6 to 12 are $5, and 5 and under are free. Takeout is available. Tickets will be on sale for a beautiful handcrafted quilt, to be...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Invisible Library’
Jun26

Book of the Week: ‘The Invisible Library’

The Invisible Library Genevieve Cogman 2016, 330 pages Adult Fiction/Fantasy   Irene is a skilled operative for the Invisible Library, gathering important books from alternate worlds, and returning them to the library for preservation. We meet her at the end of one daredevil assignment, and she soon finds that she is being sent directly off again, to an alternate London, with a new, mysterious and unwanted assistant in tow. She...

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This Week in Concord History
Jun26

This Week in Concord History

June 26, 2003: Matt Bonner, who led the Concord High basketball team to three straight state championships before evolving into a star at the University of Florida, realizes a lifelong dream when he’s selected in the NBA Draft. Initially drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the second round, he’s soon traded to the Toronto Raptors. June 26, 1855: The Legislature incorporates St. Paul’s School. The first student body: three boys from...

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Welcome, all, to Intown Concord’s 2018 Market Days Festival
Jun19

Welcome, all, to Intown Concord’s 2018 Market Days Festival

The weekend the Capital Region has been looking forward to all year is finally upon us – Market Days. Intown Concord’s annual three-day outdoor celebration of all things Concord and beyond starts this Thursday and will run through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. This is a free festival that’s fun for the whole family, featuring hundreds of vendors, activities for kids and families, live music, loads of great food and...

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Market Days 2018 has more musical acts than you’ll know what to do with
Jun19

Market Days 2018 has more musical acts than you’ll know what to do with

Without question, one of the signature elements of Market Days is all the live music. With three stages times three days, you won’t be able to go anywhere downtown over the course of the weekend without hearing some live tunes cranking from somewhere or another. Since Market Days draws a huge crowd from all over, with all kinds of interests and tastes, the music stages will feature a wide range of acts that are sure to appeal to...

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Check out some of these fun activities at Market Days 2018
Jun19

Check out some of these fun activities at Market Days 2018

There’s never a lack of things to do during Market Days. Between all the music, food, vendors, games and demonstrations, it’s virtually impossible to hang out at the festival and feel bored. And this year, there are even more activities to keep everyone entertained and involved all weekend long. There have always been lots of opportunities for fun activities, but never quite like this before. One of the main attractions this year is...

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Take a closer look at some of the new vendors at Market Days 2018
Jun19

Take a closer look at some of the new vendors at Market Days 2018

While the sound of live music drifting through the summer air is one of the telltale signs of Market Days, perhaps no sign is more telltale than the plethora of tents strewn about the entire downtown core. While outdoor music downtown isn’t shockingly rare, hundreds of tents blocking the whole street is. Anyone who’s been to Market Days before knows the drill – you bounce around from one tent to the next, occasionally buying something...

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YMCA to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony for made-over Child Development Center
Jun19

YMCA to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony for made-over Child Development Center

The Concord Family YMCA is more than just a place to work out. It’s really a place for the whole family to improve and help with many aspects of life, child care chief among them. Right next to the main YMCA facility is the Child Development Center, a high-quality preschool and after-school program for kids. At any given time, there are about 150 to 200 kids in the building, plus 25 to 30 staff members, said Jim Doremus, director and...

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Tasty Brews: Lithermans Limited Savor Da Flavor from True Brew Barista
Jun19

Tasty Brews: Lithermans Limited Savor Da Flavor from True Brew Barista

We were sitting around last week trying to think of things to put on this page when we realized we hadn’t been to True Brew Barista in a really long time. That called for a visit. We stopped by last Wednesday afternoon looking for something to drink. The choices were many, including quite a few beers we had never heard of, but soon enough one particular libation spoke to us: Lithermans Limited Savor Da Flavor. The beer is a New...

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Parks and Rec to show two films this summer as part of Movies in the Park
Jun19

Parks and Rec to show two films this summer as part of Movies in the Park

It’s that time of year where everybody likes to do everything outside. Between cookouts, yard games, outdoor concerts and just playing at the park, there’s no better time to get out and take in some fresh air. Thanks to Concord Parks and Recreation in partnership with Red River Theatres, you can add family movie nights to the list of things you can do outside when Movies in the Park returns for the summer. The first event is dubbed...

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Check out all these fun activities for the kids this summer
Jun12

Check out all these fun activities for the kids this summer

School is almost out, and that means thousands of school-aged kids will soon be added to the daily population for the next three months. What to do with all the extra restless bodies? We thought you’d never ask. Since we know – from experience – that kids are just bundles of endless energy, we thought we’d do all the parents out there a solid by pulling together a big package of fun stuff for the kids to get into this summer. While...

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Get jazzed up for all the  summer concerts in Concord
Jun12

Get jazzed up for all the summer concerts in Concord

Now that it’s practically summer, you’re probably going to be spending a lot more time outdoors. It’s just the natural thing to do. So why not get your outdoors time in while enjoying some live music – and for free? It’s summer concert season, and it all gets going the day this paper comes out (Tuesday) with the Nevers’ Band at Eagle Square to kick off Concord’s Music Series Summer in the City. The Nevers’ Band will play on Tuesdays...

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Food Snob: We tried some ice cream from the new Frekey’s Dairy Freeze in Penacook
Jun12

Food Snob: We tried some ice cream from the new Frekey’s Dairy Freeze in Penacook

Ice cream lovers who live in the Penacook area were no doubt bummed out last year when Summer Freeze, a classic old-school ice cream stand, never opened. The ownership group fell on hard financial times and they weren’t able to open the shop at all last summer, leaving the residents of the area with no choice but to drive into Concord proper to grab a cone or a sundae. But at long last, the drought is over and ice cream flows in the...

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Entertainment: It’s concerts galore – both in and outdoors
Jun12

Entertainment: It’s concerts galore – both in and outdoors

The weather has been virtually perfect lately (knock on wood!), and there couldn’t be a better time for the concert scene to really start picking up. There’s plenty of music to be heard around here this week, both indoors and under the open sky, so get out there and enjoy it.   Music Tuesday Scott Solsky at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. The Nevers’ Band at Eagle Square at 7 p.m. Wednesday Paul Heckel at Hermanos at 6:30...

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City to cut the ribbon on new pool at Keach Park
Jun12

City to cut the ribbon on new pool at Keach Park

The city of Concord invites the public to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Jim Bouley and Councilors Gail Matson and Candace Bouchard for a grand unveiling of the newly-renovated pool at Keach Park on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. A grand pool reopening will follow the ceremony until 7:30 p.m., hosted by Concord Parks and Recreation. Concord and Penacook residents must bring their ID for free entry. Non-residents must purchase a...

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Take home a piece of the Concord Theatre
Jun12

Take home a piece of the Concord Theatre

Have you always wanted to own a piece of Concord history? Well grab a truck and some friends who don’t mind lifting heavy things and head on down to the old Concord Theatre at 16-18 S. Main St. on Saturday to nab some free chairs. As you’ve probably heard, the Capitol Center for the Arts is renovating the old Concord movie house and they need to make room for all the new stuff. So on Saturday, the folks at the Capitol Center are...

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Taste six beers and cannolis at Local Baskit
Jun12

Taste six beers and cannolis at Local Baskit

Did you know that National Cannoli Day is this Saturday? Well it is, and to celebrate, Local Baskit is hosting a cannoli and beer pairing event on Wednesday. From 5 to 7 p.m., stop by Local Baskit and try a selection of six beers to help crown the best pairing with freshly-filled cannolis. There will be beers from: Litherman’s Limited, Concord Craft Brewing, Henniker Brewing Co., Hobbs Tavern and Brewing, New Belgium Brewing and...

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Bulletin Board: Yoga hikes, Chamber events and ice cream
Jun12

Bulletin Board: Yoga hikes, Chamber events and ice cream

Four-day musical experience offered From June 19-23, Concord Community Music School will host the Alan Fraser Institute, a chance for pianists and other musicians to work with an internationally renowned practitioner of the Feldenkrais method. The teachings of the Alan Fraser Institute are described as “improved physical organization for deeper artistic expression,” and can help musicians at any level (and any age) achieve musical...

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On Display: Landscape artist Jim Murphy featured at Forest Society
Jun12
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Look at this movie poster-quality photo we found on Instagram
Jun12

Look at this movie poster-quality photo we found on Instagram

We were poking around on Instagram last week and were having sort of a hard time finding a photo to use for this feature – until we came upon this shot by user @shelmckin. This was taken at White Farm on Clinton Street, and @shelmckin really knocked one out of the park with this shot. It looks like it should be a movie poster or an album cover or something like that. It also sort of reminds us of The Lion King for some reason. In any...

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There’s some new public art in Concord
Jun12

There’s some new public art in Concord

The city recently added some new public art in front of the Capitol Center for the Arts from artist John BonSignore’s Toe Dancer series. There are actually two stainless steel pieces (we could only fit one here) and they’re called Mori Dancer, which translated from Japanese means Forest Dancer. Go check them out – they’ll be there for a long time.

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Concord Food Co-op to show movie in parking lot
Jun12

Concord Food Co-op to show movie in parking lot

The Concord Food Co-op is trying something new. No, we’re not talking about the organic cotton candy grapes we saw on Instagram last week, but rather the Co-op is hosting an outdoor movie night – in the store’s parking lot. On Friday, the six-time Oscar nominated film My Man Godfrey (1936) will be shown once the sun goes down on a large screen using a projector. The showing will begin at 8:45 p.m. (just to make sure there’s no...

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Concord Chorale to put on two concerts this weekend
Jun12

Concord Chorale to put on two concerts this weekend

The Concord Chorale will continue its 50th anniversary season with a pair of performances at South Congregational Church. The upcoming concert, “Be of Good Comfort,” invites all to take a journey through American vocal music, starting with the work of William Billings, plus stirring compositions of New Hampshire’s own Amy Beach, some soul-satisfying spirituals and works by Randall Thompson and Moses Hogan. Interspersed is the stunning...

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CYPN: Connor Spern wants to see an active volcano
Jun12

CYPN: Connor Spern wants to see an active volcano

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to our “Young Professional of the Month,” Connor Spern. Each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks Concord Insider readers would enjoy getting to know better. How old are you? 21 Where do you live? I just moved to Manchester. Where do you currently work? I’m the sales and marketing...

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The Arts: Student show at Kimball Jenkins opens Monday; last chance for League
Jun12

The Arts: Student show at Kimball Jenkins opens Monday; last chance for League

Mill Brook Gallery Spring and Summer Through: Sept. 2 Outdoor Exhibit Through: Oct. 14 Location: 236 Hopkinton Road Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. League of N.H. Craftsmen Fairy Tales and Fantasies Through: Friday Celebrating 85 – The Stevens Collection Opens: June 29 Location: 49 S. Main St., Suite 100 Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kimball Jenkins Student Show Opens: Monday Reception: June...

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This Week in Concord History
Jun12

This Week in Concord History

June 12, 1804: Alarmed by the frequency of escapes from local prisons, Gov. John Gilman makes the first substantive proposal for a state prison in Concord. It will be more than eight years before the prison opens on North State and Tremont streets. June 12, 1886: The Daniel Webster statue is dedicated in front of the State House. June 12, 1977: In Concord, William Loeb tells the Gun Owners of New Hampshire that the only way to combat...

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Book of the Week: ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’
Jun12

Book of the Week: ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

Sing, Unburied, Sing Jesmyn Ward 2017, 285 pages Fiction JoJo is the biracial son of young and irresponsible Leonie and incarcerated Michael. He takes care of his younger sister Kayla, helps maintain the family home with his grandfather Pop, and looks over his dying grandmother Mam. JoJo calls his mother by her first name and seems to carry with him a sadness for the woman that used to be and who seems to no longer care for neither...

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Your official Insider Summer Guide, 2018 edition
Jun05

Your official Insider Summer Guide, 2018 edition

Well, here we are, folks. Another year, another summer on the horizon, another jam-packed installment of our annual Summer Guide. We’ve already pulled out some highlight events from Concord and the rest of the state for you, and now it’s time to give you the rest. Here’s what’s going on across the state all summer long. June 9 9th Annual Herb & Garden Day Herbal educators and seasoned growers from all walks of life will come...

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