We took a field trip to Penacook, Boscawen and Canterbury
Sep05

We took a field trip to Penacook, Boscawen and Canterbury

We don’t get to leave Concord that often, so when we do, we really like to make it count. Since we started taking these field trips a few months ago, we’ve traveled far and wide to exotic destinations like Sunapee, Henniker and Hooksett. For this issue, we decided to stay a little closer to home. While it’s always fun and exciting to check out some faraway place we’re not familiar with, we thought it would be interesting to explore...

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Here’s what we found during our expedition
Sep05

Here’s what we found during our expedition

As you’re probably well aware by now, this is a field trip issue. For one week, the company brass let us out of Concord to go explore some other communities for the sake of writing about them. We’re basically experts when it comes to cool places and goings-on in Concord, but this trip allowed us to broaden our own horizons a bit and share some of that enlightenment with all of you. Our goal was pretty simple: Go out and explore...

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We went in search of events in all three places
Sep05

We went in search of events in all three places

Penacook Penacook Community Center Benefit Concert Capitol Center for the Arts Saturday, 7 p.m. Reception to follow Presented by Avoloch Farm Music Institute ccanh.com Yard Sale Immaculate Conception Church Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 9 Bonney St. The Delphi Trio The United Church of  Penacook Sept. 13, 7 p.m.   ucpnh.org.  Gazebo Ribbon Cutting Sept. 29, 11 a.m. penacook.org Christmas Craft Fair The United Church of  Penacook Nov. 11,...

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We took pictures of lots of intriguing things during our trip
Sep05

We took pictures of lots of intriguing things during our trip

We found some peculiar stuff during our adventure to Penacook, Canterbury and Boscawen, and here’s the photo documentation to prove it!

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Twiggs Gallery is Boscawen’s one-stop shop for the arts
Sep05

Twiggs Gallery is Boscawen’s one-stop shop for the arts

The arts community in this area of the state is thriving, and it’s easy to see why. Just check out a local gallery and you’ll see what we’re talking about. Not too far north of the city you’ll find what many would consider a bit of a hidden gem in the art world: Twiggs Gallery at Cornerstone Design. And it’s got a lot going on. There’s the gallery space that just opened a new show last week, Ply: A new spin on fiber art, that Twiggs...

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We found a number of farms for fresh food
Sep05

We found a number of farms for fresh food

There’s nothing like getting some fresh fruits and veggies from the very places they’re grown. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. Right about now local farms are harvesting and growing some pretty tasty stuff that has and will be filling the bottom drawers of our refrigerator. And we want the same for you. So during our tour of the three locations that you’ve seen throughout the pages of this here Insider, we decided to see...

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You’ve got to taste-test the local delicacies
Sep05

You’ve got to taste-test the local delicacies

Visiting a new place is always exciting. The sights, the sounds, the people – and of course, the food. As you’ve seen over the years, we like our food, especially when the company decides to pick up the tab. And since you can’t really experience a new location without taste-testing some of the local fare, part of our trip to Penacook, Canterbury and Boscawen included a few stops to put some tasty meals in our stomachs. The Newell Post...

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Where does Penacook actually begin, anyway?
Sep05

Where does Penacook actually begin, anyway?

For as long as we’ve been around Concord, there’s been this question looming over our heads: Where does Penacook actually begin, end, and what does it include? So when we decided to do this field trip issue to Penacook, Canterbury and Boscawen, we knew there had to be some sort of an Insider investigation into the age-old Penacook debate. So we started with the man at the top of the food chain in Concord, City Manager Tom Aspell –...

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Take a trip to Canterbury Shaker Village
Sep05

Take a trip to Canterbury Shaker Village

If you’ve never made the trip to Canterbury Shaker Village, you’re missing out. Many New Hampshire children visit the 200-plus year old property during school field trips, but we also learned that it’s quite the educational experience for adults as well. When you arrive, you need to head into the visitors center to pay your admission ($19 for adults, $9 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children 5 and under) and where staff will...

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Avaloch Farm a one-of-a-kind music institute in Boscawen
Sep05

Avaloch Farm a one-of-a-kind music institute in Boscawen

Imagine a spin on your regular work week – you’re not in the office, instead you’re atop a peaceful country hillside, dining on highly praised cuisine while conversing with fellow professional artists at work. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, as it turns out, facilities like this do exist, and as rare as they may be, we happen to have one right up the road, Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen. Unfortunately for us, since we’re...

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‘The Final Reel’ to begin 3-week run at Hatbox Theatre
Sep05

‘The Final Reel’ to begin 3-week run at Hatbox Theatre

The Final Reel, a ghostly dark comic thriller, by English teachers turned playwrights, William Ivers and Walter Freeman will begin a three-week run at Hatbox Theatre this weekend. As the curtain rises on this spellbinding thriller – Ghost Encounters, a mildly popular paranormal investigative reality show, has recently arrived at the haunted Leman Mansion on the coast of Maine. The cast and crew are hoping to boost their flagging...

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We caught up with Concord native Sharon Dunn, author of the new book ‘Under a Dark Eye’
Sep05

We caught up with Concord native Sharon Dunn, author of the new book ‘Under a Dark Eye’

Gibson’s Bookstore always has a lot of author events, but it’s not too often that they host one who grew up right here in Concord. But next Wednesday, Sept. 13, the bookstore will welcome Sharon Dunn, author of Under a Dark Eye. The book focuses on her father, Gilbert Dunn, the founder of Duncraft bird supplies, and mother, Dr. Gladys Ward-Dunn, who worked as a psychiatrist at New Hampshire State Hospital, where the family lived. We...

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Cast your vote for the NHTI photo contest
Sep05

Cast your vote for the NHTI photo contest

Walk into the NHTI Library these days and you’ll notice a collection of nine photographs hanging on the main wall. There’s no caption information or name of the photographers – just a number underneath each one. That’s because the NHTI Library staff is currently holding its annual staff photo contest and it’s up to you to decide who comes out with the win this year. Each photo was taken by a different staff member, ranging from scenic...

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Want to see buildings not open to the public?
Sep05

Want to see buildings not open to the public?

Do you ever wonder what some of the buildings around Concord look like on the inside? You know, the ones that are off limits to the general public. So do we. But thanks to Intown Concord’s annual Upstairs Downtown event coming up on Sept. 14 (that’s next Thursday), you can scope out a few that may be on your list to investigate. This is the ninth time Intown Concord has hosted a tour of downtown buildings and you won’t want to miss...

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The Concord art world is full of great shows
Sep05

The Concord art world is full of great shows

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, let us know. McGowan Terra Incognita: Becky...

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Watch ‘The C Word’ at the Audi on Sept. 19
Sep05

Watch ‘The C Word’ at the Audi on Sept. 19

Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care is pleased to provide a free showing of a bold new documentary film that will rock our world when it comes to our understanding and battle against cancer. Join us on Sept.19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium for The C Word. With a dose of good humor, heart and a touch of rock-n-roll beat, The C Word reveals the forces at play keeping us sick and dares to ask: if up to...

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See cars, cars and more cars at Kiwanis Club car show at NHTI
Sep05

See cars, cars and more cars at Kiwanis Club car show at NHTI

Old cars, new cars and just about any kind of car you can think of will be on display at NHTI this Saturday for the Kiwanis Club of Concord’s 32nd annual antique and classic car show. The show will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday. Cost is $3 per person, with children under 12 free. In all, there will be 21 class awards, ranging from cars made before 1932 to Camaros, Mustangs and Corvettes. There are classes...

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Bulletin Board
Sep05

Bulletin Board

Red River hosting youth film festival On Saturday at 10 a.m., ConcordTV will host the 2017 Youth Video Film Festival at Red River Theatres. The event will begin with greetings from station manager Josh Hardy and executive director Doris Ballard. Programming and production assistant Melissa Sweatt and production and training assistant Justin Scarelli, who supervised this year’s camps, will be on hand for the festivities. The festival...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Bookshop on the Corner’
Sep05

Book of the Week: ‘The Bookshop on the Corner’

The Bookshop on the Corner Jenny Colgan 2016, 368 pages Fiction   Nina Redmond is stuck. She’s just lost her job as a librarian in a London library branch where she excelled at matching readers with their perfect read. When she’s given the opportunity to take a new job within the same library system, she just can’t muster the energy to pretend that she wants to do anything other than read and recommend books (hardcovers and paperbacks...

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This Week in Concord History
Sep05

This Week in Concord History

Sept. 5, 1929: Amateur radio enthusiast Robert Byron of 15 Fayette St. in Concord talks for an hour with Robert E. Byrd’s South Pole expedition 12,000 miles away. He says the reception is remarkably clear. Two years earlier, Byrd spoke to a packed house at the City Auditorium. Byron’s radio exploits are well known in town. The year before, he was the first to inform the Germans by radio that the Bremen had reached Greenley Island in...

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