We found all the candy you need for Valentine’s Day
Feb06

We found all the candy you need for Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we decided to be a couple of nice guys and search the city high and low for some of the best candy you can get your Valentine this year. While that special someone might take the polite route and say something like, “Oh, you don’t have to get me anything,” we all know that’s code for, “You better at least get me some chocolates or something.” Since we don’t want anyone sleeping on the couch on this...

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Everybody loves flowers for Valentine’s Day
Feb06

Everybody loves flowers for Valentine’s Day

There are just some things that are synonymous with Valentine’s Day. We’ve already covered gifts and will get to candy, so as you will soon see, this is all about the flowers. Talk to any of the local flower shops, and you’ll quickly realize it’s their busiest couple days of the year. So if you’re thinking about getting a bouquet for that special someone, a family member or the person you’d like to be your special someone, we suggest...

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We found some gift ideas for your Valentine
Feb06

We found some gift ideas for your Valentine

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s about time you got out there and started shopping for that special someone. But like with most gift giving holidays, it can be a little difficult and stressful to find the perfect thing to say ‘I love you.’ So we took the liberty of going around town in search of some ideas that will lead to what we can only hope is the most romantic evening of your year. Like always, use this as a...

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Treat your Valentine to a romantic dinner in Concord
Feb06

Treat your Valentine to a romantic dinner in Concord

Valentine’s Day isn’t until next week, but if you want any shot at reserving a fancy, romantic dinner for yourself and your date, you’d better get a move on now. The most romantic holiday of the year is right around the corner, and at least two Concord restaurants are offering special menus in honor of the occasion. Since Valentine’s Day tends to be a big date night, getting reservations anywhere can be tricky, but considering the...

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Love, Lust & Desire in year 10 at McGowan
Feb06

Love, Lust & Desire in year 10 at McGowan

When the calendar switches to February, you can count on a few things: Flower and candy shops gearing up for a busy couple of days ahead and McGowan Fine Art hanging lots of clear plastic baggies filled with artwork for Love, Lust & Desire. Now in its 10th year, the show features 400 works by more than 60 artists. There are always so many submissions that in addition to the work on the gallery walls, there are boxes of more...

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Laughta in New Hampsha standup comedy workshop to kick off Feb. 21
Feb06

Laughta in New Hampsha standup comedy workshop to kick off Feb. 21

Love and laughter tend to go hand in hand – like a couple of young lovers on a date, in fact. That’s why it’s appropriate for us to mention a stand-up comedy workshop in this space in our Valentine’s Day Issue. Have you or someone you know ever wanted to try stand-up comedy? Or maybe some of you out there want to learn to be funnier to impress that special someone. Maybe you just enjoy comedy and want to try something funny and fun....

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Want to get dunked into really cold water?
Feb06

Want to get dunked into really cold water?

It sure is fun to watch people get dunked in a dunk tank. They look so helpless sitting up there as a steady line of people pay a nominal fee for a chance to watch them abruptly fall into the waiting water below. Add in the fact that said dunk tank is outside during the month of March and the water is very cold, and you’ve got what adds up to Womenade of Concord’s 4th annual Polar Dunk. And if that all sounds like something you’d want...

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Food Snob: Slice of buffalo chicken from Off Main Pizzeria
Feb06

Food Snob: Slice of buffalo chicken from Off Main Pizzeria

We got an urgent and high-priority news tip over the phone last week: There’s a new pizza place downtown. Monitor staffer and resident foodie Hannah Sampadian noticed the new place and called us at once, knowing that we would of course drop everything to go investigate. Sure enough, there it was – Off Main Pizzeria at 26 Pleasant St., right between Noodles & Pearls and Detailed Stained Glass. Despite this being a new pizza place...

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Live music, theater and movie listings for Concord
Feb06

Live music, theater and movie listings for Concord

It’s an absolutely packed week on the entertainment front around here. Some nationally recognized comedy acts and some international theater performances are on the docket, so let’s get right to it. Music Tuesday Craig Fahey, Hermanos Cocina Mexicana, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Paul Bourgelais, Hermanos, 6:30 p.m. Thursday Girl Shy (1924), along with a Harold Lloyd comedy short Never Weaken from 1921, will be screened at 7 p.m. in Red River...

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Bulletin Board
Feb06

Bulletin Board

Quilters Guild to meet Friday night The Capital Quilters Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Friday at the United Baptist Church, 39 Fayette St. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7. The topic will be Rule the Rulers Night, where members will demonstrate how to use a variety of quilting rulers. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. Ellen Reed Pancake breakfast Sunday morning All are invited to come and enjoy...

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Lilise to team up with Red River to host red carpet fashion show
Feb06

Lilise to team up with Red River to host red carpet fashion show

It’s not that often that two downtown powerhouses team up for a night of fun and fancy fashion, so when it does happen, one really can’t afford to miss it – it’s like a total solar eclipse and a blood super blue moon occurring at the same time. We’re talking about the first-ever Look Like a Star with LDR fashion show, a collaboration between Lilise Designer Resale and Red River Theatres set to go down Feb. 15 at the clothing store on...

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Author Eric Pinder to lead storytime at Gibson’s Bookstore
Feb06

Author Eric Pinder to lead storytime at Gibson’s Bookstore

  Gibson’s Bookstore will welcome special guest author Eric Pinder for storytime on Saturday to share his new picture book, The Perfect Pillow. In his strange new room on his big new bed, Brody tosses and turns, holding his stuffed dragon named Horst. His parents can’t help him fall asleep, so he has no choice to go out and search for a better bed. Is it a squirrel’s nest? A cloud? A rowboat on a pond? No, the moon is too bright,...

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Love is in the air at Wednesdays’ Wisdom pot luck
Feb06

Love is in the air at Wednesdays’ Wisdom pot luck

Kirke Olson and Sher Kamman have been going to Wednesdays’ Wisdom, the monthly speaking series at Kimball Jenkins and Mill Brook Gallery, for quite a while now. The husband-and-wife pairing that are psychologists by day at Warren Street Family Counseling have been know to contribute to the conversation during the talks. So Kimball Jenkins Managing Director Ryan Linehan asked Olson if he’d be willing to be the speaker for February. It...

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Gibson’s has been nominated for a big award
Feb06

Gibson’s has been nominated for a big award

If you haven’t heard the news, Gibson’s Bookstore is up for a pretty impressive award. Recently, your hometown bookstore was named to the shortlist of nominees for the Publishers Weekly Bookstore of the Year Award. Gibson’s is one of five stores nationwide to be named, along with Astoria Bookshop (Queens, N.Y.), Boulder Bookstore (Boulder, Colo.), Source Booksellers (Detroit) and University Book Store (Seattle). The winner of the...

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Frank Monahan Foundation: Basketball showcase at Bishop Brady Sunday
Feb06

Frank Monahan Foundation: Basketball showcase at Bishop Brady Sunday

Now that football is officially over until games once again start to count in September (only 31 weeks till opening weekend!), you’re going to need something to fill the void on Sundays. It can be hard going through that kind of withdrawal in the first couple weeks, especially when you’re a Patriots fan and they always play deep into the playoffs – if not the final game of the season like three of the last four years. And while we...

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White Park is the place for Black Ice hockey
Feb06

White Park is the place for Black Ice hockey

If you made your way to White Park for the 8th annual Black Ice Pond Hockey Tournament two weekends ago, you probably were wondering where all the players were. Well, unfortunately the weather forecast didn’t get the memo about the outdoor tournament and put together a string of warm days that likely would have left the ice unplayable after a day or two. So the decision was made to postpone it two weeks – for the third time in eight...

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Watch the Opening Ceremonies at Red River
Feb06

Watch the Opening Ceremonies at Red River

The Olympics are always a blast. Whether it’s for the Winter Games or the summer version, when the international athletic competition takes over the world, we don’t want to miss a moment of the action. With the games set to take over PyeongChang, South Korea, for two-plus weeks beginning on Friday, like some of you, we can barely contain our excitement. We can’t wait for intense matches of curling, endless kilometers of cross-country...

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Book of the Week: ‘To Be Where You Are’
Feb06

Book of the Week: ‘To Be Where You Are’

To Be Where You Are Jan Karon 2017, 450 pages Fiction   Episcopal priest Father Tim Kavanagh is in retirement, but he’s not sure what that means. Does he need a part-time job? Is he staying at home too much? When a friend goes into the hospital, a full-time job finds Father Tim. “God help!” he says. He doesn’t know a thing about running a small-town grocery store. Newlyweds Lace and Dooley Kavanagh are settling in at Meadowgate Farm...

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This Week in Concord History
Feb06

This Week in Concord History

Feb. 6, 1862: Meeting in Concord, a “Union Convention” adopts a platform plank on the war similar to that of the Democrats, which states: “This war should not be waged in any spirit of conquest or subjugation, or for the purpose of overthrowing the rights or established institutions of any of the States.” Feb. 6, 1901: The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is formed. The group is a reaction to failed governmental...

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Lots of art exhibits on display now
Feb06

Lots of art exhibits on display now

Concord is home to lots of great locations to see some incredible art. That means at any given time, on any given day, 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. League of N.H. Craftsmen Black and White Encore Through: March...

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