It’s holiday craft fair season, so get shopping
Nov07

It’s holiday craft fair season, so get shopping

If you haven’t noticed all the signs along city streets, and ads in this very paper, it’s holiday craft fair season. It really started last week in this area with a handful of shows, and moving forward over the next five weeks, there’s lots more in store. You’ll find all sorts of one-of-a-kind creations, from jewelry and blankets to home decor, candles and soaps. And that’s just a few things that came to mind. It’s a great way to kick...

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Craft fairs sure are quite the undertaking
Nov07

Craft fairs sure are quite the undertaking

If you’ve never been to a holiday craft fair, well, you’re missing out. Around these parts, the local spots to get one-of-a-kind handmade items are a pretty big deal. Some have been around for decades, while others are quickly making a name for themselves among the crafters and artisans – and those who spend just about every weekend traveling around to find that perfect gift for that someone special in their life. In addition to...

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Concord Handmade to open on South Main
Nov07

Concord Handmade to open on South Main

At this time of year, people are starting to get into the holiday spirit. Slowly and surely, we all start making our lists and figuring out just what we want to give to each person in our lives. Sometimes it’s a quick easy trip to the store, but in other circumstances, you’re in search of that unique, one-of-a-kind item. Luckily for you, Concord’s holiday pop-up shop, Concord Handmade, is close to opening for another holiday season....

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Get ready for the 2017 SNOB Film Festival
Nov07

Get ready for the 2017 SNOB Film Festival

It’s that time of year again – no, not time to start Christmas shopping or even getting ready for Thanksgiving. It’s time for the 2017 SNOB Film Festival, and this one figures to be as good as ever. You always knew (and loved) it as the SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Festival, until the name was changed last year to the New England Indie Fest. The idea was to make the name more far-reaching and point out that it’s not just movies but...

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SNOB Film Festival film schedule
Nov07

SNOB Film Festival film schedule

There are tons of movies and events being presented all weekend long during the SNOB Film Festival. Since there’s so much going on every day, we pulled together this schedule of all the films that will be playing during the weekend. All of the films will be shown at Red River Theatres. The specific theaters are subject to change based on the number of attendees to each screening, but the general idea is that Theater A will be the...

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Roundup of live music, theater and movies in Concord
Nov07

Roundup of live music, theater and movies in Concord

Once again, we have a very busy week on the entertainment front around here. The Bach’s Lunch series continues at Concord Community Music School, Gregory Popovich comes to town and bands will be playing all over the city.   Music Wednesday -Joel Cage will play at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. There will be no cover. -Area 23 will host open mic with featured guest Dean Harlem from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy some Bruce...

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Bow Garden Club wants PJs, books
Nov07

Bow Garden Club wants PJs, books

The holiday season is upon us and the Bow Garden Club is looking for those in the giving mood. This is the seventh year in which the club has collected new pajamas for children and nature-related books for charity and there’s still time for you to take part. There are three collection boxes at the Baker Free Library, the Bow town offices and the Bow Community Center where you can drop off the above mentioned items through Friday. As...

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Veterans Day events on tap for this week
Nov07

Veterans Day events on tap for this week

With Veterans Day this Saturday, we took a look around to see what kind of events were being held to honor those who have served or currently do serve our country. We found special programming, ceremonial events, admission deals and even an offer for a free meal. There’s probably more out there, but this is what we came up with. Historical Society The New Hampshire Historical Society has announced special Veterans Day programming for...

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Waldron selected as the next Mr. Concord
Nov07

Waldron selected as the next Mr. Concord

I’ve been asked to do and cover some pretty important things during my time at the Insider, but judging the Mr. Concord Pageant has to rank near the top of the list. The list of contestants featured some of the more prominent and well-known business leaders and civil servants that this city has to offer in Chris Emond, executive director of the Concord Boys and Girls Club; Steve Caccia, vice president of student affairs at NHTI; DJ...

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Go Try It: Create a prize-winning burger at Red Arrow Diner
Nov07

Go Try It: Create a prize-winning burger at Red Arrow Diner

We all dream of being big-time, world-class chefs, don’t we? Fantasize as we might, for most of us, getting to that level just isn’t realistic – until now. Red Arrow Diner, Concord’s newest 24-hour eatery, is offering all of us the opportunity to be their next burger chef – well, sort of. It’s called the Burger Bar Challenge, and the goal is simple: Select your favorite ingredients from Red Arrow’s massive Burger Bar menu to create...

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Make your way to McGowan before it moves
Nov07

Make your way to McGowan before it moves

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: McGowan Fine Art is closing its doors. Now don’t worry, it’s not for good like we wrote about back in May when owner Sarah Chaffee made the difficult decision that she needed to shut down the Concord art institution due to financial hardships. That was quickly nipped in the bud when people came out of the woodwork to offer just about anything you can imagine to make sure the gallery stayed open....

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Load up on energy drinks and snacks for NHTI’s Fall Game Jam
Nov07

Load up on energy drinks and snacks for NHTI’s Fall Game Jam

Those who like programming, designing, gaming and just staying awake for obscene stretches of time would be well-served to check out a multi-day event at NHTI starting this Friday. This weekend, dedicated programmers and gaming enthusiasts alike will gather at NHTI to take part in the annual Fall Game Jam, a marathon computer game development event. A Game Jam brings together teams of individuals to collaborate and create original...

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Food Snob: Burger from Revival Kitchen & Bar
Nov07

Food Snob: Burger from Revival Kitchen & Bar

We must start this Food Snob installment off with a bit of a confession. We always like to try food from a new place in town as soon as possible, but for one reason or another, we hadn’t made it into Revival Kitchen & Bar on Depot Street – which opened in January – until last week. Shame on us, we know. But the important thing is that we have now officially dined at Revival, and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, one that...

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Concord is home to some great exhibitions
Nov07

Concord is home to some great exhibitions

Concord is home to lots of great locations to see some incredible art. So that means at any given time, there will be a wide range of work on display all over the city. It’s hard keeping track of all the shows, hours you can view them and how long they’ll be around. So we’ve compiled this trusty list for you, so you can concentrate on checking out the art. McGowan Closer: Gary Haven Smith and Bert Yarborough Through Dec. 22 Hours:...

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Cole Gardens Winter Market open for season
Nov07

Cole Gardens Winter Market open for season

So we had a epic fail last week: We totally missed the boat in telling you about the opening day of the Winter Market at Cole Gardens. Usually we’re on top of these kinds of things, but somehow it slipped through the cracks and for that we apologize. But there is a silver lining. For one, with it being the first week (and the Concord Farmers Market done for the year), it was probably mobbed with people. And two, the winter market will...

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Bookish events abound this week
Nov07

Bookish events abound this week

Gibson’s Bookstore Join Gibson’s Bookstore on Saturday at 11 a.m. for a special storytime as guest author Josh Judge (yes, the one from WMUR) shares his illustrated children’s book, Be Nice to the Weather Guy, about Judge at the TV station on Christmas eve . . . wishing for snow. And then it comes – boy does the snow ever come down! Judge will be donating all profits from the book to Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD). On Tuesday...

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Missed Connections: Look who’s trying to find love on Craigslist
Nov07

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 the month of October. And we found a ton of great entries to share – and that we could print, unedited, of course. If you happened to make a connection from one of these missed connections in the past, we definitely want to know about it. Email us at news@theconcordinsider.com and give us all the juicy details....

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Bulletin Board
Nov07

Bulletin Board

Wednesday’s Wisdom this week This month’s Wednesday’s Wisdom Pot Luck will feature speaker Anny Jones, faculty member at St. Paul’s School, who will discuss Apples and Eves. Did Eve really eat an apple? Did Johnny Appleseed really scatter apple seeds? What’s so American about apple pie? What is it about apples that has entranced the imagination of painters and poets, cooks and theologians? Join others for this fascinating discussion...

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This Week in Concord History
Nov07

This Week in Concord History

Nov. 7, 1874: A new wrought-iron bridge is opened over the Contoocook River in Penacook. The cost is a little more than $17,000.   Nov. 7, 1995: Bill Veroneau is re-elected Concord’s mayor.   Nov. 7, 2001: Concord parking enforcers give out the first boot, a metal lock that fits over a car’s wheel and prevents the vehicle from moving unless removed. It has been three months since the city announced that it would boot any car...

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Book of the Week: ‘Blood Sweep’
Nov07

Book of the Week: ‘Blood Sweep’

Blood Sweep Steven F. Havill 2015, 306 pages Mystery   County sheriff Bobby Torrez is out antelope hunting when someone shoots at him and explodes the telescopic sight on his rifle. Was it a warning, or did the shooter intend to kill Bobby? Undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman has more worries on her mind. Her 15-year-old son Francisco is now an internationally known concert pianist and in Mazatlán for a concert series. Estelle is...

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