We asked people on Main Street about their Halloween memories
Oct17

We asked people on Main Street about their Halloween memories

Since Halloween is right around the corner (not literally, of course, as holidays don’t have any physical existence), we thought we’d go downtown and approach random people on the street to ask them a few questions about some of their fondest memories from Halloweens past. We tried to find a variety of ages and sexes, and we ended up getting some pretty interesting responses. Here’s what people had to say.   Holly Dirie, age...

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Go Try It: Get Halloween crafty at The Place Studio
Oct17

Go Try It: Get Halloween crafty at The Place Studio

Don’t you just love Halloween? Witches, pumpkins, ghosts, you name it, and it looks good as a decoration. Now, we’re not going to fault you if you want to buy all your decorations from the store and leave the creative process up to the professionals. It’s a lot easier and way less messy. But if you’re more of a do-it-yourself kind of person that likes to display your own handy work around the house, then have we got just the thing for...

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Roundup of live music, theater and movie listings in Concord
Oct17

Roundup of live music, theater and movie listings in Concord

We have another jam-packed week of entertainment in the capital city ahead of us. From fiddle festivals to 1950s throwback concerts, there should be something for everybody out there this week. Here’s a look at what we found.   Music Wednesday Open jam at Area 23 will kick off at 7 p.m. To take part in this free jam session, just show up and be ready to rock. They have instruments there for you to use, so you don’t need to bring...

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25th Making Strides walk brings in $524,528
Oct17

25th Making Strides walk brings in $524,528

Thanks to another great fundraising endeavor, the Concord walk to support the American Cancer Society had its highest dollar amount, $524,528, since 2014. In 25 years of the event, Making Strides in Concord has brought in around $8 million for the fight against breast cancer.

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Longtime friends want to show off their art
Oct17

Longtime friends want to show off their art

Dave Wiggins and Doug Prescott have been friends for a long time. They grew up together in Sanbornton, meeting at the age of 5, and have remained close over the years. And for the last year or so, the two have shared a studio space at 3 Pleasant St., above Pitchfork Records and next to the studio of Tom Devaney – you know the guy with the giant eyeball that once overlooked downtown. A few times a week, Wiggins and Prescott will set up...

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Rake your leaves to the curb before Oct. 30
Oct17

Rake your leaves to the curb before Oct. 30

The city of Concord’s annual fall leaf collection will begin on Monday, Oct. 30 and continue through Dec. 8, as weather permits. Concord and Penacook residents participating in the program must rake their leaves (unbagged) to the curb for crews to collect. Residents should have leaves ready to the curb by the start of the program to not miss collection and be prepared for crews to only come by once since there is limited time for...

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These three exhibits are worth going to see
Oct17

These three exhibits are worth going to see

As you’re probably well aware, Concord has art exhibits just about everywhere you look. And that’s a good thing. But the last couple months have been jam-packed with so many new shows that we haven’t been able to get to them all. And with shows at the N.H. Audubon McLane Center, the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce about to be wrapped up in the next week or so, we had to ditch the...

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NEC Concord to host Tom Petty tribute night
Oct17

NEC Concord to host Tom Petty tribute night

It was a sad time in many respects a few weeks ago. The tragedy in Las Vegas was of course the biggest story in the world, but rock and roll also lost a great legend in Tom Petty, a bit of news that otherwise would have been the lead story across the country. Petty’s music was extremely accessible, and people of all ages, colors and creeds know at least some of his work. Music fans around the world mourned the loss of the skeletal...

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Aviation Day is filled with flying family fun
Oct17

Aviation Day is filled with flying family fun

Unless you own a plane or know someone who does, odds are you’ve never been to the Concord Municipal Airport. And if you didn’t catch our Airport Issue last year, chances are you don’t know much about it – except of course, that planes take off and land there. Just not the ones you take for a vacation. But that can change this Saturday if you make a plan to head over to the city owned airport for Aviation Day, put on by the Granite...

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Ever wanted Matthew Mead’s work props?
Oct17

Ever wanted Matthew Mead’s work props?

Over the last 25 years, Matthew Mead has accumulated a lot of stuff. As a style guru who has photographed countless spreads for some of the more noteworthy home decorating magazines and businesses on the market (Pottery Barn, Dove Chocolate and Better Homes and Gardens to name a few), and was a food photographer for the Associated Press, Mead has just about anything you can think of when it comes to decor for any room in your house....

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Your first car is always a fun topic to discuss
Oct17

Your first car is always a fun topic to discuss

There are just some topics that immediately bring back fond memories. Your first car is likely one of them. Whether it was one your parents gave you, one you bought off your neighbor for super cheap or the one you financed right out of college, the first vehicle you ever owned is a special thing. For me, it was a 1989 Toyota Corolla. It was maroon, I got it in college from a friend for the cost to fix it up and make it street legal...

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Concord is a happening place for exhibits
Oct17

Concord is a happening place for exhibits

Concord is home to lots of great artists and art galleries. So each week, we are putting together a list of current exhibits (and ones that will soon open), so you can have a handy guide to all the art world happenings. That way, when you’re looking to scope out some cool painting, photographs or sculptures, you don’t have to look too far. Just think of it as our little gift to you. McGowan Terra Incognita: Becky Darling, Derrick Te...

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Concord Young Professionals Network: Caitlin Connelly loves Shaker Road School
Oct17

Concord Young Professionals Network: Caitlin Connelly loves Shaker Road School

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to our “Young Professional of the Month,” Caitlin Connelly. Each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better.   How old are you? 34   Where do you live? Concord   Where do you currently work? I am currently the director of...

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Bulletin Board
Oct17

Bulletin Board

Festival of Lights at Concord City Plaza Building Community in N.H. (formerly Bhutanese Community of N.H.) and Creating Community will host a Diwali Celebration on Wednesday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at City Plaza, in front of the N.H. State House. Diwali – or Deepawali – is a Hindu holiday known as the “Festival of Lights” and is celebrated each autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). One of the most popular...

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This Week in Concord History
Oct17

This Week in Concord History

Oct. 17, 1908: Robert Abial “Red” Rolfe is born in Penacook. He will play baseball with the New York Yankees from 1934 to ‘42 and be hailed by many as the team’s best third baseman ever. His career will bridge those of Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio. He will bat .293 lifetime and play in six World Series. After retiring as an active player, he will coach baseball and basketball at Yale, coach professionally in both sports, manage the...

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Book of the Week: ‘Living Hell’
Oct17

Book of the Week: ‘Living Hell’

Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War Michael C. C. Adams 2014, 292 pages Nonfiction In this work, historian Michael C. C. Adams overturns the myth of the glorious Civil War. Just as new soldiers did, readers quickly discover the horror of the realities of this gruesome conflict. Adams uses letters and diaries written by soldiers, nurses, and surgeons to depict the terrifying slaughter of close combat, the disgusting effects of...

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Making Strides: All the info you need for Sunday’s festivities
Oct10

Making Strides: All the info you need for Sunday’s festivities

Sunday, Oct. 15 Memorial Field 70 S. Fruit St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PARKING: The entire Governor Hugh Gallen State Office Park is available for your parking needs. Please enter the parkway off Pleasant Street or Clinton Street. Please avoid using Fruit Street. There will be parking signs and attendants to assist you. Shuttle buses will be available from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to shuttle participants from the parking area to the field....

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Making Strides: The Concord walk has quite the history to it
Oct10

Making Strides: The Concord walk has quite the history to it

It all began back in 1993. Twenty-five years ago, 29 people gathered to walk in unison to bring awareness and much-needed fundraising to the fight against breast cancer. It was the first year of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, an initiative brought forth by the American Cancer Society. Concord was one of two walks – the other in Boston – and it brought in a grand total of $3,000. The very next year, that total grew to $8,000,...

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Making Strides: Everyone has a story behind why they walk
Oct10

Making Strides: Everyone has a story behind why they walk

Shelby Smith Individual Walker Why do I make strides? I make strides to make a difference! I have been making strides for 10 years and will continue to make strides for the next 10 years and more until a cure is found. I make strides to honor survivors and to remember those who have been lost. I make strides so that one day we can all join together in a sea of pink once more to celebrate a cure!   Angie Cummings Team: Hakuna Ma...

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Making Strides is a difference-maker in fight
Oct10

Making Strides is a difference-maker in fight

With stubborn hope and relentless energy I am a proud, 22-year volunteer for the American Cancer Society, a three-year breast cancer survivor and the volunteer event chairwoman of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2017 in Concord. I am grateful for the quality, early detection that caught my cancer early on a routine mammogram. I am grateful for the technology that allowed me to be treated effectively, with a good prognosis. I am...

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Making Strides: The American Cancer Society does a lot
Oct10

Making Strides: The American Cancer Society does a lot

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Here are some examples of the work we are doing to help save lives from breast cancer:   Finding breast cancer’s causes and cures $62 million currently invested in breast cancer grants as of August 2016 Additionally, 235 grants relating to all cancers are currently being funded.   Helping all cancer patients...

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Making Strides: Lots of ways to volunteer if you want to help
Oct10

Making Strides: Lots of ways to volunteer if you want to help

The American Cancer Society is the largest volunteer health organization in the world, with more than 2 million volunteers. If you have some time, talent and the desire to make an impact, here are ways you can help.   Volunteer for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Concord Planning Committee. This is nearly a year-round effort. Help is needed in every aspect of the event. Contact a volunteer director to have a conversation...

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Making Strides: These guys are wearing pink to support the cause
Oct10

Making Strides: These guys are wearing pink to support the cause

Breast cancer doesn’t just affect women. Thousands of men are diagnosed with the disease in the U.S. every year. And so are more than 240,000 of their daughters, wives, mothers, sisters and friends. That’s why since 2016, men have been recruited to fight breast cancer through Real Men Wear Pink. This distinguished group of community leaders raises awareness and money to support the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer initiatives –...

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Making Strides: Let’s Hear it for the Girls fundraises with creativity, passion
Oct10

Making Strides: Let’s Hear it for the Girls fundraises with creativity, passion

On Sunday, the team of Let’s Hear it for the Girls will mark its ninth year of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The team is captained by Pat Powers and Paula Roberge of Thornton. Over the course of eight years, the team has raised over $200,000 for the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research and programs. The secret to their fundraising success is that they keep changing things up. The FUN-raising efforts have included...

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Making Strides: This is one extraordinary day for survivors
Oct10

Making Strides: This is one extraordinary day for survivors

If you are someone who has heard the words “you have breast cancer,” you are a survivor and you are invited to experience the powerful spirit of a most extraordinary day at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Sunday at Memorial Field. Survivors of all ages and all stages, male or female, are Making Strides’s “Guests of Honor” for the day. Whether a survivor decides to relax with a cup of tea while enjoying the camaraderie at...

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Making Strides: Insist on 3-D breast imaging for your next mammogram
Oct10

Making Strides: Insist on 3-D breast imaging for your next mammogram

The facts are available on the American Cancer Society’s website: 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime; 8 out of 9 women diagnosed with breast cancer will have no family history. In 2017 alone, it is estimated that over 255,000 new cases of primary breast cancer will be discovered in the United States. Breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in women, is expected to cause more than 41,000 deaths in...

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Making Strides: Senses of Making Strides bring on strong memories
Oct10

Making Strides: Senses of Making Strides bring on strong memories

At age 9, I renamed “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” to “Making Slaves” Against Breast Cancer because of all the hard work and time required to make it successful. I initially became a volunteer for the American Cancer Society because a close family friend, Trish, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 29. When she first received the diagnosis, I was too young to do much to help her. However, for the past 12 years,...

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Making Strides: Pregnant women get breast cancer
Oct10

Making Strides: Pregnant women get breast cancer

I am a three-year survivor. This is my first year as team leader for Team “Surviving for Two.” Our team was named as a tribute to my family’s journey through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. In July 2014, I found a lump in my right breast, I was 17 weeks pregnant at the time. I couldn’t ignore it, “something” in me said this is not normal. Thankfully my midwife listened, and ordered an ultrasound. In the same week an ultrasound...

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Music school to host fiddle festival, concert
Oct10

Music school to host fiddle festival, concert

Calling all fiddle players and fiddle music fans. The Concord Community Music School will host its second annual Fall Fiddle Festival next weekend, and it’s something you won’t want to miss, because it really appeals to anyone who enjoys the fiddle. Next Saturday (Oct. 21) will be a jam-packed day of workshops and jam sessions, followed by an evening concert. The workshops are open to teens and adults, as well as children ages 9 to...

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Bring your appetite to the 12th annual Taste of New Hampshire (formerly Taste of Concord)
Oct10

Bring your appetite to the 12th annual Taste of New Hampshire (formerly Taste of Concord)

There are dozens of great places in Concord where you can go to grab a bite to eat. Whether you’re looking for classic American fare, Chinese, Mediterranean or Mexican, there are more than enough options to satisfy everyone. But what about the people who love it all, and don’t feel like schlepping all over town to try everything? For them, there’s the Taste of New Hampshire, which is coming up on Oct. 19 at the Grappone Conference...

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