Spread the good vibes all over Concord with Kindness Rocks
Aug15

Spread the good vibes all over Concord with Kindness Rocks

Have you noticed any geological curiosities around Concord lately? We’e talking about the kind that come in the form of painted stones that may be scattered all throughout the city. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, that’s okay – the craze is just getting going, and it’s called the Kindness Rocks Project. The Kindness Rocks Project is a national initiative that aims to make people feel good and spread kindness through...

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Geocaching is the hottest hidden craze in Concord
Aug15

Geocaching is the hottest hidden craze in Concord

Everybody likes a good scavenger hunt, don’t they? While organized, official hunts can be hard to come by, there’s a worldwide, ongoing scavenger hunt always taking place in the form of Geocaching, and it’s a hobby that’s alive and well right here in Concord. Geocaching is the practice of using a GPS, a cell phone app or a map to follow coordinates to a specific geographic location where someone has hidden a cache. A cache could be...

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Go Try It: State House scavenger hunt
Aug15

Go Try It: State House scavenger hunt

There are a lot of historical treasures right here in Concord, and you probably don’t even realize they exist. There’s a good chance you walk right past something important and culturally significant every time you go downtown, and you likely have always taken it for granted. You might also not realize that not one but two scavenger hunts exist at the State House – an outdoor one and an indoor one – and they both serve to provide a...

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Pat & the Hats to rock True Brew on Friday
Aug15

Pat & the Hats to rock True Brew on Friday

Just because the summer seems to be coming to a slow, that doesn’t mean the Concord music scene won’t keep rockin’. And if you’ve been keeping up with local bands for some time, you’ll be happy to hear Pat & the Hats will return to town to once again take the stage at True Brew Barista on Friday. The five-piece indie rock band relocated to Boston last year, looking for a location that offered opportunity for more gigs. They faced...

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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 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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....

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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

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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