Rock On Fest looks like it was a big success
Aug15

Rock On Fest looks like it was a big success

The Rock On Fest has come and gone, and by all accounts, it looked to be a great time. Between a vacation and a packed week for a one-man staff, we weren’t able to check the two-day event out ourselves, but our friends on Instagram documented the festival beautifully. The festival included the Midsummer Classic basketball tournament (won by Bishop Brady High School for the girls and Pembroke Academy for the boys) in the middle of Main...

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The Friends of the Audi want you to Pitch In
Aug15

The Friends of the Audi want you to Pitch In

It’s never fun to do a big cleaning – because that usually means it hasn’t been done in a while. But when it comes to everyone’s favorite city-owned entertainment spot, nobody seems to mind grabbing a broom, duster or window cleaner to help keep the Concord City Auditorium looking good. It’s just the way things have gone since the Friends of the Audi took over operations of the 850-seat theater in 1991. Prior to the start of the...

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Time to sign up for Walk A Mile in Her Shoes
Aug15

Time to sign up for Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

For many of us, walking a mile isn’t all that difficult. But add in a pair of high heels, and for us guys, it becomes a task that is almost instantaneously more difficult. Not to mention one that will likely get a few laughs out of everyone who sees it. That’s okay though, because if you’re seen walking down Main Street wearing a pair of high heels on Oct. 4, people will know it’s for a good cause. The fourth annual Walk A Mile in Her...

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On Display: Sarah Beauregard has a unique perspective
Aug15

On Display: Sarah Beauregard has a unique perspective

You’ve seen Concord sights plastered all over Insider pages for years, but  never quite in the same way that Sarah Beauregard has decided to show off the capital city. The local artist uses techniques like stacking photos and rubber bands to enhance photographs of the city for a unique take on scenes that we look at every week. Beauregard’s work is currently on display in the NHTI Library through Labor Day.

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Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s Barbara Bald and Len Krisak to speak at Gibson’s Bookstore
Aug15

Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s Barbara Bald and Len Krisak to speak at Gibson’s Bookstore

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire meets at Gibson’s Bookstore on the third Wednesday of most months, and this month’s headliners are Barbara Bald and Len Krisak, who will appear Wednesday at 7 p.m. An open mic follows their readings. All are welcome, and newcomers are encouraged. Bald is a retired teacher, educational consultant and freelance writer. Her poems have been published in a variety of anthologies: The Other Side of...

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Watch the solar eclipse from the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
Aug15

Watch the solar eclipse from the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Science lovers, rejoice. It’s that rare time again, when all Granite Staters will have an opportunity to see an eclipse of the sun. Monday is the day this celestial phenomenon will take place, and the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is prepared to celebrate with you. The center has teamed up with the New Hampshire Science Teachers Association to plan a full day of activities leading up to a gathering outside, starting at 1:25 p.m.,...

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Concord City Auditorium has a full slate of events for the fall season
Aug15

Concord City Auditorium has a full slate of events for the fall season

It’s everybody’s favorite time of year again – time to look over the Concord City Auditorium’s fall schedule, which is now posted to  concordcityauditorium.org. When the weather starts to cool off, people tend to like to do things indoors, and that’s where the Audi comes in. There’s always something going on over there, and it seems like there are more events every year. Here are some highlights of the upcoming season: The 27th annual...

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Submit your nominations for Concord’s Most Fascinating Individuals of 2017
Aug15

Submit your nominations for Concord’s Most Fascinating Individuals of 2017

Although the beauty and history of Concord is all around us, we can’t forget about all the amazing people right here and now who make it such a wonderful city in which to live and work. To acknowledge these incredible folks, each year ConcordTV asks you to nominate the Most Fascinating Individuals of the year. On Oct. 15, we’ll feature selected individuals as guests and subjects of brief films on our eight-hour live broadcast, Concord...

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Concord Model Railroad Club show is coming down the track
Aug15

Concord Model Railroad Club show is coming down the track

If you can’t get enough of the model railroad scene, make sure you go full steam ahead to the Concord Model Railroad Club’s 32nd annual show at Everett Arena this Sunday. The model railroad show is the club’s biggest event of the year, and it also serves as the club’s lone fundraising event. It’s been going on for 31 years now, and it looks to still be chuggin’ along just fine. The show is quite the spectacle. Almost every square inch...

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Food Snob: We tried the Seafood Medley from Newick’s
Aug15

Food Snob: We tried the Seafood Medley from Newick’s

We here at the Food Snob – all two of us – have differing tastes from time to time. For the most part we both love everything, but every once in a while we discover that we do indeed have different ideas of what’s tasty. Take seafood, for example. The other Food Snob doesn’t care much for it – he’ll dabble with scallops from time to time, but that’s basically it. This one, on the other hand, can’t get enough of the stuff. That’s why I...

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Tasty Brews: Kona Big Wave from Newick’s Lobster House
Aug15

Tasty Brews: Kona Big Wave from Newick’s Lobster House

We don’t always get seafood for lunch, but when we do, we get a beer to go with it. That’s exactly what we did last week, when we hit up Newick’s Lobster House for a little midday recharge. You can read all about the food on the next page, but what about the tasty brew we washed it down with? While the restaurant offers mostly classic, tried-and-true beers, they did have Kona Big Wave on tap last Tuesday, so we ordered one of those....

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Party in the Park coming to Rollins Park
Aug15

Party in the Park coming to Rollins Park

If looking to better your chances in a chosen career path, making connections with professionals in your local community is one of the first steps to make. And it’s lucky that we live in Concord, because events to aid us in networking are being organized by our community members on a weekly basis. On Thursday, the Concord Young Professionals Network is joining forces with Associated Builders and Contractors Young Professional Group to...

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Funds for Education Golf Tournament 2017 at Beaver Meadow raises $23,000
Aug15

Funds for Education Golf Tournament 2017 at Beaver Meadow raises $23,000

Beaver Meadow Golf Course hosted the 2017 Funds for Education Golf Tournament on Aug. 2, with 37 teams and 146 players participating.  The tournament, which raises money for the Chamber’s Business Grants for Teachers and the Capital Area Student Leadership program, was a big success again – Chamber President Tim Sink said he estimates the tournament brought in about $23,000. “It is good, but we’ve been doing it forever, so we’ve...

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Bulletin Board: Free music, kayak fun and theater news
Aug15

Bulletin Board: Free music, kayak fun and theater news

Free concert at Penacook church United Church of Penacook is hosting a concert featuring the Lev-Evans Duo on Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. In addition to their individual music careers, Gili Melamed-Lev and Mark Evans formed their four-hand piano duo in 2013 – that’s one piano, two pianists, and four hands on the keyboard. The concert is free and open to the public. For more, visit ucpnh.org. This duo is in residence at Avaloch Farm Music...

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Book of the Week: ‘Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves’
Aug15

Book of the Week: ‘Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves’

Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves Dave Lowry 2014, 278 pages Fiction   Tucker is driving through northern New Hampshire when he meets the beautiful and mysterious Corinne Chang at a rest stop. He is instantly smitten, and determined to help her. After a short road trip they part ways. Tucker travels to St. Louis to stay with his friend Langston and work as a dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant. He quickly works his way up to a chef...

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This Week in Concord History
Aug15

This Week in Concord History

Aug. 15, 2002: John Christian Broderick, the son of state Supreme Court Justice John Broderick, agrees to spend up to 15 years in state prison for smashing his father’s face with a guitar last March.   Aug. 15, 2003: Speaking at a rally at the State House plaza in Concord, local environmentalists and public health advocates condemned President George W. Bush’s Clear Skies Initiative and called upon the state’s congressional...

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Rock On Fest is making a big-time move
Aug08

Rock On Fest is making a big-time move

Around these parts, events just seem to get bigger and better each year. Add Rock On Fest to the list. If you’re not familiar, Rock On Fest was started by brothers Luke and Matt Bonner, and their Rock On Foundation, three years ago as a way to bring free musical acts to Concord. The first two were held at White Park and were wildly successful. And this weekend, the third installment will take over Concord. But before you jump in the...

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There’s more to Rock On Fest than just the music
Aug08

There’s more to Rock On Fest than just the music

Rock On Fest is best known as a day of free music in the Capital City. But it’s much more than that. In addition to all the basketball festivities (which you can learn all about on page 18), Rock On Fest has a whole slew of events that will keep you and the whole family entertained. Once the basketball is done for the night on Friday, grab your blanket and/or comfy outdoor chairs – and some snacks – and find a spot on the State House...

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Can’t have Rock On Fest without some hoops
Aug08

Can’t have Rock On Fest without some hoops

Downtown Concord has seen a lot of things over the years. There are of course events like Market Days and Halloween Howl that shut down the street, rallies at the State House and live performances. But to our knowledge, it has never had a regulation size NBA basketball court on it – until now. As part of the two-day Rock On Fest, put on by the Rock On Foundation, which is making a move from White Park to the State House lawn this...

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Throwback Brewery made a special Master of Art saison beer for Rock On Fest
Aug08

Throwback Brewery made a special Master of Art saison beer for Rock On Fest

One of the best parts of any festival – and life, really – is the presence of beer. We’re pretty lucky to live in a city that puts on so many big events every year, and with those big events typically come some special, one-off brews. Whenever the SNOB/New England Indie Fest comes to town, a New Hampshire brewer whips up a special concoction to be served throughout the festival. Same goes for the 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey...

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There’s no shortage of live music to be heard this week
Aug08

There’s no shortage of live music to be heard this week

The Rock On Fest may be the musical highlight of the week in Concord, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only thing going on. As usual, there will be all kinds of musical acts to be heard all over the city – and even one in Bow – so we pulled together this list of shows going on throughout the week, taking right through the weekend. As always, we probably didn’t find every single event, but we still came up with quite a roundup that...

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We took a tour of local farmstands to see what’s fresh right now
Aug08

We took a tour of local farmstands to see what’s fresh right now

New England may be best known for its winters and unpredictable weather, but when it isn’t snowing, we can actually produce quite a bit of food around here. Even though we’re in a capital city, there are still all kinds of options for those who like to buy locally grown and distributed produce. Between all the orchards, farms and farmers markets, there’s almost no need to ever go to a big, chain grocery store for produce – at this...

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Final Live Music on the Lawn concert to feature Miketon and the Night Blinders
Aug08

Final Live Music on the Lawn concert to feature Miketon and the Night Blinders

It may be hard – and sad – to believe, but we’re already in the final month of summer. Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are distant memories, and back-to-school shopping has already begun. One way to savor what’s left of the summer is to check out Concord Public Library’s last Live Music on the Lawn concert of the season on Aug. 16, featuring Miketon and the Night Blinders. The April Cushman Band got the season rolling with a...

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Go Try It: Tales of New Hampshire Family Story Time at New Hampshire Historical Society
Aug08

Go Try It: Tales of New Hampshire Family Story Time at New Hampshire Historical Society

We’re in the thick of summer now, and kids are surely growing more restless by the day. With no school in session, it must be hard to find any educational and fun things for kids to do in the summer, right? Wrong. The New Hampshire Historical Society, located right here in Concord on Park Street, offers just the thing to satisfy both needs every Tuesday morning. It’s called Tales of New Hampshire family Story Time, and it is basically...

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We’re famous all the way over in Wisconsin
Aug08

We’re famous all the way over in Wisconsin

As you can probably imagine, we get a lot of emails every day. They include story ideas and press releases, thank yous for – and critiques of – stories, as well as others that we consider spam that get immediately sent to the trash. But on July 25, one came in with a subject line reading: hello from Wisconsin. At first I thought it was probably a picture of one of our faithful readers who had taken a vacation to the place known as the...

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Concord actresses to appear in ‘Heathers the Musical’
Aug08

Concord actresses to appear in ‘Heathers the Musical’

Monitor staff Concord teens will star as two of the three Heathers in Heathers the Musical opening this week with the Peacock Players in Nashua. Eliza Richards will play the alpha in the clique, Heather Chandler. GraceAnn Kontak portrays Heather Duke. They will be joined by Mary Sullivan of Londonderry as Heather McNamara, Aly Aramenton of Londonderry as Veronica Sawyer, and Jakov Swartzberg as Jason “JD” Dean. Pablo Rubin of Concord...

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CYPN: Kate Fleming is someone you need to know
Aug08

CYPN: Kate Fleming is someone you need to know

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network introduces you to the Young Professional of the Month for August, Kate Fleming. How old are you? 39. Where do you live? Concord. Where do you currently work? Intown Concord. Where did you go to school? University of Denver. What do you like to do for fun? Anything outside! Running in the woods with my friends, beach days with my family, skiing in the winter....

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Catch the final Granite State Roller Derby event of the year at Everett Arena
Aug08

Catch the final Granite State Roller Derby event of the year at Everett Arena

If you like seeing women on roller skates shoving each other around a concrete track for a couple hours, you only have one more chance to see such a spectacle in Concord. We can only be referring to Granite State Roller Derby, which has its final Concord match of the season this Saturday at Everett Arena. The home team Legislashers will take on the Granite Skate Troopers, a team from the New Hampshire Roller Derby league, at 7 p.m....

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Check out this nice rural shot we found on Instagram
Aug08

Check out this nice rural shot we found on Instagram

There have been some pretty nice sunsets around here this summer, and there’s no shortage of photos on Instagram to prove it. We liked this one, by user @michaelpmurphy, taken at the community gardens on Clinton Street. Something about the sky, the old bike with the box on the back and the floral surroundings just gives a quintessential New England summer feel, don’t you think? Have you taken a cool photo somewhere in Concord? If so,...

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Cyclones represent at 10U World Series
Aug08

Cyclones represent at 10U World Series

The Capital Area Cyclones went down to the Babe Ruth 10U World Series with a laundry list of accomplishments. The local all-star softball squad was 28-1 on the season before heading down to Florida where the best of the best from all over the country would battle it out to decide the most elite squad in America. The Cyclones were the New Hampshire state champion, as well as the New England regional title holder. They even qualified...

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