Get ready to be amazed by our colorful trees
Oct03

Get ready to be amazed by our colorful trees

Some may say that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but in New Hampshire, don’t neglect foliage season as a serious contender to that crown. Outsiders flock to the Granite State to get a glimpse of the colorful array of leaves on our trees, which is certainly a nice boost to the local economy. But for some reason, everyone associates the foliage season with the White Mountain and Lakes regions of the state. Sure, the...

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There’s an actual reason why leaves change
Oct03

There’s an actual reason why leaves change

Every fall, we drive around, go for hikes and take pictures to capture all the wonderful foliage. The reds, oranges and yellows contrasted by the conifers is really a sight to behold. No wonder people come from all over the country (and world) to catch a glimpse. And while most, if not all, of you may have learned the science behind why the leaves change during your schooling, we couldn’t do an issue dedicated to fall foliage and not...

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A Concord trails buff gives some recommendations for nice foliage hikes
Oct03

A Concord trails buff gives some recommendations for nice foliage hikes

If you have a good memory, you’ll recall that we did a Trails Issue right around this time in 2015. In that issue, we devoted a lot of space to describing the more than two dozen trails the city has to offer and what makes each one different. One thing we failed to focus on – shockingly, considering the time of year it was – was the opportunity to see some great fall foliage along many of the trails. When the weather starts cooling...

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Go Try It: Get crafty with fallen leaves
Oct03

Go Try It: Get crafty with fallen leaves

In honor of the Foliage Issue, we wanted to do something for the Go Try It that had something to do with fall leaves. And since our last few installments featured something you could eat, we wanted to try something else for this week’s edition. Dave Anderson at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests tipped us off to a fall craft that kids have been making for generations. The craft can have many names, but basically...

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Correction: Yard sale will not be held

A yard sale benefiting the Red Cross hurricane relief efforts profiled in the Oct. 3 Concord Insider will not be held Oct. 7 at the American Red Cross in Concord.

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All Girls Garage will teach you a few things
Oct03

All Girls Garage will teach you a few things

I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know much about cars. When there’s an issue with mine, I bring it to the garage and leave it to the professionals. After all, unless you know what you’re doing, it’s best not to tinker around with something that you plan on driving around others. Even if you’re going 30 miles per hour (the posted limit for city streets), that’s still pretty fast if something were to go wrong. I wish I knew more, but...

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Food Snob: Porky Mac sandwich from Capital Deli
Oct03

Food Snob: Porky Mac sandwich from Capital Deli

We were looking through our records last week when we realized we had never done a Food Snob at Capital Deli – the place that won the most recent Cappies award for best deli – so we decided we owed it to ourselves and our readers to go check it out. The place is a little hidden – it’s downtown, but it’s not right on the sidewalk of Main Street. You have to go a layer back to Capital Plaza to find it, but it’s a trip that’s well worth...

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Most Fascinating Individuals 2017 revealed
Oct03

Most Fascinating Individuals 2017 revealed

ConcordTV’s sixth annual Concord On Air live telecast will be held Oct. 15 from noon to 8 p.m. And to give you a little tease, we got a first look at this year’s Most Fascinating Individuals – which we will now pass along to you.   Betty Hoadley 7 to 8 p.m. Taught for decades in the Concord School District and leader in the development of sports education and activities for all Concord area youth; passionate leader on the Concord...

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The N.H. State Library was just featured on ‘Jeopardy’
Oct03

The N.H. State Library was just featured on ‘Jeopardy’

We all think that Concord is a pretty great place to live, work and play. And apparently so do the powers that be at Jeopardy. Yes, that Jeopardy. The city just turned 250 years old back in 2015, but it’s not the oldest piece of the state capital puzzle. Did you know that the New Hampshire State Library is celebrating 300 years of existence this year? Well, if you did, then you would have been in line to earn $800 on the legendary...

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Manhattan Film Festival is not to be missed
Oct03

Manhattan Film Festival is not to be missed

There were 1,600 submissions from six continents for this year’s 20th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, more than doubling the number from last year. So it’s easy to see why this year’s festival is expected to be the best one yet. From those 1,600 entries, only 10 made the cut and will be shown this week in 44 states in the U.S., eight countries in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, as well as Central and South America. “The quality...

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Audubon McLane Center’s Birds and Beans Coffeehouse presents Steve Schuch on Oct. 12
Oct03

Audubon McLane Center’s Birds and Beans Coffeehouse presents Steve Schuch on Oct. 12

New Hampshire Audubon McLane Center’s Birds and Beans Coffeehouse is ready to present Steve Schuch in concert on Oct. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the McLane Center. Schuch has delighted audiences across the U.S. and Europe. Fusing Celtic/folk roots with a storyteller’s heart and humor, his artistry touches people on many different levels. Irrepressible singing, audience harmonies and soaring instrumentals on guitar and violin are all...

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The State House is bringing back guided tours for three dates
Oct03

The State House is bringing back guided tours for three dates

Fans of history, politics or just New Hampshire in general, take notice – guided tours are about to return to the State House. This Saturday, the following Saturday (Oct. 14) and Dec. 9, the historic State House in downtown Concord will open its doors to visitors for limited weekend tours. Complimentary guided tours will depart from the State House Visitors’ Center every half hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brimming with history, art and...

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Bektash Shriners to host murder mystery
Oct03

Bektash Shriners to host murder mystery

If there’s one thing that goes well with any dinner, it’s a good old fashioned whodunit. And it just so happens that the Bektash Shrine Center is hosting such an event this Saturday. This will be a night of family fun centered around eating a nice dinner and enjoying an entertaining mystery theater performance, the type of performance that includes a lot of pretty hilarious audience participation. The show is called The Altos, which...

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Here’s your roundup of music, movie and theater listings
Oct03

Here’s your roundup of music, movie and theater listings

There are always a lot of options for seeing some live entertainment in Concord. Between concerts, movies and theater performances, there’s never a shortage of live shows to take in around here, and we scoured the internet looking for the best of what’s coming up this week. Here’s what we found:   Music Wednesday Open jam night will take place at Area 23 at 7 p.m. The rules are simple: just show up and jam. There’s no cover...

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State House contest posters at State Library
Oct03

State House contest posters at State Library

To celebrate 200 years of the N.H. State House, the bicentennial commission held a poster contest for any child between the ages of 5 and 21 who lived in the Granite State and was a public, private or home-school student in kindergarten through 12th grade. The theme was “The New Hampshire State House and Its Meaning Today.” Students from across the state submitted posters for regional competition and first-, second- and third-place...

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On Display: Last indoor show of the year for Mill Brook Gallery now open
Oct03

On Display: Last indoor show of the year for Mill Brook Gallery now open

Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden now hosts only two indoor shows per year, and it just so happens that the second one just recently opened. It features the work of painters Colin Callahan, Maureen Ahern, Barbara Danser, Mike Howat, Fleur Palau and Ilene Richard, and sculptor John Weidman, and will be open for all to see through Dec. 24.

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Concord is a happening place for exhibitions
Oct03

Concord is a happening place for exhibitions

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 art, you don’t have to look too far. Just think of it as our little gift to you. If you know of an exhibit not listed, send us details via email at...

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Bulletin Board

New planetarium show begins Friday The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will premiere its newest planetarium show, Life under the Arctic Sky, on Friday at 7 p.m. Life under the Arctic Sky explores the Northern Lights from both the perspective of scientists and of the Sami, the indigenous Scandinavians who traditionally herded their reindeer over hundreds of miles, their way lit only by the moon, the stars and these dancing lights in...

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On the Road: Italy is great for a romantic vacation
Oct03

On the Road: Italy is great for a romantic vacation

The Monitor’s Sarah Pearson got married to the love of her life, Matt, this summer and the two went on a whirlwind adventure to Italy for their honeymoon. And, of course, they brought us along and took a photo outside Santa Croce in Florence. The next time you take a vacation, don’t forget to pack us in your suitcase, snap a picture with us in front of something really cool and email it to...

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Missed Connections: Look who’s trying to find love on Craigslist
Oct03

Missed Connections: Look who’s trying to find love on Craigslist

We took to Craigslist last week to see who had been posting on the Missed Connections pages in our neck of the woods during September. And we found a ton of great entries to share – and that we could print, unedited, of course.   Walmart Sangria girl – m4w – Sept. 28 You are tall and beautiful. I could’t stop looking at you. I hope you see this. What did I ask you?   shoes – m4w – Sept. 25 hey so i can’t get you...

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Book of the Week: ‘Watchmen’
Oct03

Book of the Week: ‘Watchmen’

Watchmen Alan Moore, writer; Dave Gibbons, artist ; John Higgins, colorist Date: 1986 Pages: Varies Genre: Fiction   I am just wrapping up a five-week intensive graphic novels course for my master’s, and it was a wild ride. Starting out, I was terrified. I had never read a graphic novel before in my life, but all of my classmates were nuts for them. Watchmen was a hell of a place to start for me. Over anything else, it proved to...

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This Week in Concord History
Oct03

This Week in Concord History

Oct. 3, 1924: Malcolm McLane is born in Manchester. McLane will serve on the Concord City Council from 1956 to 1976, including six years as mayor. He will also serve on the Executive Council and run an unsuccessful third-party race for governor against Mel Thomson.   Oct. 4, 1861: A fire on the southwest corner of Main and Centre streets destroys the Merrimack House, a marble works and a doctor’s home and office.   Oct. 4,...

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