2017 Cappies Winners!
May16

2017 Cappies Winners!

Thanks to everyone who voted in this years Cappies! Click the link below to see this year’s winners! Click Here to View This Year’s...

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We tried some of the best things Cappies winners had to offer
May16

We tried some of the best things Cappies winners had to offer

The week we’ve all had circled on our calendars is finally here – it’s the Cappies Issue. This is when we show you the results of your voting on the best Concord has to offer. Many will use this issue as the definitive guide to what’s good in the city, so it’s always a pretty big deal. This year, we decided to see for ourselves what everybody else has apparently already seen. We set out to check out some of the winners and find out...

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Go Try It: You can get a full pint at Lithermans Limited
May16

Go Try It: You can get a full pint at Lithermans Limited

If there was one downside to Lithermans Limited’s tap room, it was the restrictions on what you could get for beer. Since the craft brewery opened its doors just over a year ago, you could only get a single 4-ounce taster of each beer they had on tap. No refills and no larger amounts. That is until last Friday. After being given the okay to start serving food, Lithermans not only has a small menu to choose from to cure that after-work...

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Get pumped up for the Kiwanis Spring Fair
May16

Get pumped up for the Kiwanis Spring Fair

The Kiwanis Spring Fair is one of those Concord events that you can count on. Like the Christmas parade and tree lighting, Market Days and Rock ‘N Race, each year you know it’s coming back. So it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that this weekend, the 62nd annual Kiwanis fundraiser (one of the biggest ones for the organization each year) will take over the outside area adjacent to Everett Arena with a sea of carnival rides, games and...

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Learn life skills at library’s How-To Festival
May16

Learn life skills at library’s How-To Festival

Do you ever sit around feeling like you just don’t know how to do anything? Don’t let that get you down – instead, just check out the How-To Festival at Concord Public Library this Saturday, where everyone will walk away with more life skills and general knowledge than they went in with. The second annual event – which will take place at the library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – celebrates the “broad and diverse offerings of Concord...

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Canoe and kayak demo day coming up Sunday
May16

Canoe and kayak demo day coming up Sunday

Are you in the market for a new canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board? Have you always thought about trying one out, but don’t know where to start? Well, do we have the best idea ever. On Sunday, Contoocook River Canoe Co. is hosting its annual demo day at its 9 Horse Hill Road location. There will be more than 250 canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards available to try out on the Contoocook River. And if you try one and it’s not...

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Havenwood staffers had a competition to see how many people they could stuff into a VW Bug
May16

Havenwood staffers had a competition to see how many people they could stuff into a VW Bug

Staffers at Havenwood Heritage Heights teamed up last week to see who could fit more adults into a Volkswagen Beetle. Havenwood is celebrating its 50th anniversary all year long, and the Stuff a Bug competition was the latest installment of fun activities going on throughout the year. After a lot of contorting, cramming and twisting, both teams — Stuffed Bugs (green) and Herbie’s Love Children (blue) — managed to...

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Suncook Valley Chorale is having a concert
May16

Suncook Valley Chorale is having a concert

Any time the Suncook Valley Chorale hosts a concert, it’s kind of a big deal. The local, non-audition group made up of 60-plus singers between the ages of 18 and 80-something, only puts on a couple programs a year, so you can imagine the anticipation. But add in the fact that this weekend’s pair of performances at Wesley United Methodist Church will feature a live orchestra, and it sets the stage for a can’t-miss event. “It’s been a...

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Bow Rotary to host car show
May16

Bow Rotary to host car show

Calling all car lovers, enthusiasts and general fans. The annual Bow Rotary Club car show is on tap for this Saturday, and that means you’ll be able to see all kinds of gas-powered vehicles, from classic cars to trucks and motorcycles. The show will be held in its usual location, in the large field next to the Concord Group and across from Bow Mills United Methodist Church (505 South St., Bow) It will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m....

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On Display: New photography exhibit at Audubon McLane Center
May16

On Display: New photography exhibit at Audubon McLane Center

Sherie Dowsett is currently showing her nature photography at the  Audubon McLane Center through the end of June. Capturing wildlife in its natural surroundings, Dowsett’s work includes many species of birds, a moose and a few squirrels. And if you like what you see here (which the photos are actually in color), there’s plenty more to check out. Just give the Audubon a call at 224-9909 to check the availability of the room.

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Don’t forget: Rock ‘N Race is this Thursday
May16

Don’t forget: Rock ‘N Race is this Thursday

You probably saw last week’s Insider with all kinds of great coverage about this year’s Rock ‘N Race in it. But since we put it out the week prior to the event, we thought it might be a good idea to remind you that the 15th annual fundraiser for the Payson Center for Cancer Care is Thursday in downtown Concord. The fun begins at 6 p.m., and whether you decide to run, walk or skip, there’s lots of music to enjoy during your trip...

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Student work to be shown at New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival at Red River
May16

Student work to be shown at New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival at Red River

It’s never hard to find some good films being shown in Concord, and this Saturday will feature a whole slew of them created by New Hampshire high school students. Now in its 10th year, the 2017 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival will take place at Red River Theatres on Saturday, beginning at noon. This year’s 24 films include animation, comedy, drama, documentary, music video and public service announcements/commercials....

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Chalk art sure can brighten your day
May16

Chalk art sure can brighten your day

We found this piece of street art on the sidewalk outside of the Smile Building last week, and it certainly was a nice way to start the day. And to whoever created it, you have a nice day, too.

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Two friends to perform ‘Gutenberg! The Musical!’ at Hatbox Theatre
May16

Two friends to perform ‘Gutenberg! The Musical!’ at Hatbox Theatre

Fans of drama, comedy, musicals and a little bit of history have a real treat in store for them this weekend. That’s because Hatbox Theatre will host two showings of the quirky play Gutenberg! The Musical! – one on Saturday night and one Sunday afternoon. The show has a lot going on, but at its core it’s basically about two struggling playwrights who have written a play (about Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of movable type) that...

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GoodLife is having a 2-day yard sale
May16

GoodLife is having a 2-day yard sale

Now that warmer weather is here, you’re about to start seeing lots of signs all over the city alerting you to upcoming yard sales. It’s one of those signs of spring that make you all warm and fuzzy inside. Because who doesn’t love a good yard sale? It’s the place to find some pretty neat and obscure stuff for a great deal. As the old saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And in an effort to raise some money, GoodLife...

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This area is a gold mine for farmers markets
May16

This area is a gold mine for farmers markets

Who’s your farmer? This message is printed across one of my favorite T-shirts. Can you answer that question? Amidst our modern-day conveniences, many of us struggle with it. This is a common, and treatable, symptom of the disconnection we share with our food. A few years back, I had trouble answering that question. My farmer was that ubiquitous plaid-clad individual, standing in front of rolling fields dotted with cows. That was on...

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You should go test out the new Audi seats
May16

You should go test out the new Audi seats

With gratitude to our generous and caring community, The Friends of The Audi are pleased to announce the completion of our 2016-17 project, restoration of the theatre’s historic seats – all 850 of them! Starting with the August Pitch In’s bulk mail announcement and the Season Opening GALA’s introduction of the project’s symbol – the Audi Gopher, the Seat Restoration Project has met all its goals and deadlines. Imagine: $105,000 raised...

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This Week in Concord History
May16

This Week in Concord History

May 16, 1893: After a sensational trial in the killing of a young woman who jilted him, Frank C. Almy, also known as George Abbott, is executed at the state prison. He is the ninth man hanged in New Hampshire and the last before capital punishment is repealed. It will be resumed in 1916. The execution is botched, the rope slipping over Almy’s head as he falls. Over his protests, he is quickly hanged again – and efficiently....

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Book of the Week: ‘Tiffany Girl’
May16

Book of the Week: ‘Tiffany Girl’

Tiffany Girl Deeanne Gist 2015, 508 pages Fiction   Did you know that there were “Tiffany Girls” – women who worked for Tiffany, the famous stained-glass and jewelry company? For the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, Louis Comfort Tiffany was planning to create a state-of-the-art stained-glass mosaic chapel. But his male workers went on strike, so Tiffany hired young women from the Arts Students League of New York. Beautiful,...

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Bulletin Board

Learn about bird migration Tuesday In spring the natural phenomena of bird migration is heralded by the surge of songs, colors and new arrivals each day. It’s a challenging journey for the birds, made possible by healthy stop-over sites to rest and refuel along the way. Learn about these migratory wonders, how they do it, the challenges they face, and how we can help them at the N.H. Audubon McLane Center on Tuesday (May 16) at 7 p.m....

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It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for . . .

After a monthlong vote, many days and late nights spent tallying up the ballots, we finally have the answer to the most important question in the Capital Region right now: Who won this year’s Cappies? Well, the answer is lots of local businesses, to be exact, since there were five main categories – fun, shopping, health and beauty, living and food and drink – with 94 subcategories to vote for. And while that is a daunting task to say...

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