Circle the calendar for these upcoming 2018 events
Jan09

Circle the calendar for these upcoming 2018 events

If there’s one thing that Concord knows how to do, it’ playing host to some really great events. It seems like every time you turn around, there’s another get together that’s being labeled as a must attend. And that’s a good thing. Who would want to be in a place that has seemingly nothing going on? Right about now, you’re just trying to make it through winter, but with all that time hunkering down, you can start to plan out your 2018...

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There’s plenty to look forward to in 2018
Jan09

There’s plenty to look forward to in 2018

Concord has seen quite a bit of change over the past few years. There was the whole Main Street project that spanned two summers and has turned the downtown area into a destination. Selfishly, there was the complete overhaul of the Sewalls Falls Bridge that now allows us Monitor/Insider folks to turn right out of the parking lot. The city is now home to a pair of breweries (Lithermans Limited and Concord Craft Brewing) that has...

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Hopes and dreams for 2018 in Concord
Jan09

Hopes and dreams for 2018 in Concord

We’re fully into 2018 now, and while it’s still early, this is the perfect time to start thinking about some things we hope to see in Concord in the year ahead. As you may be well aware, we tend to have some pretty lofty, ambitious ideas around here, but that’s why they pay us the big bucks. As we prepare for the rest of the months of 2018, here are some things we’re looking forward to seeing, doing, hearing or in any way experiencing...

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Go Try It: Play some retro arcade games at Area 23
Jan09

Go Try It: Play some retro arcade games at Area 23

Despite them steadily becoming more and more of a destination for all kinds of entertainment, we realized last week that we hadn’t been to Area 23 in quite some time. When we noticed on Facebook that they have some old-school arcade games in there now, we knew we had to go over and check things out. The games aren’t owned by Area 23 – they’re the property of 8-Bit Retro Bar and Arcade, a business Seana McDuffie is trying to get off...

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On Display: Women’s Caucus for Art exhibit at Dos Amigos
Jan09

On Display: Women’s Caucus for Art exhibit at Dos Amigos

The Women’s Caucus for Art, N.H. Chapter, has put together quite the exhibition – featuring eight artists – for any and all to enjoy at Dos Amigos through the end of the month.

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SOCK Club joined the Holiday Card Challenge
Jan09

SOCK Club joined the Holiday Card Challenge

For as long as Laura Landerman-Garber can remember, she had a simple rule when it came to Thanksgiving dinner in her house: If you wanted to eat, you had to make a card for a member of the military. So her kids would draw pictures and write little notes. Depending on how many people attended the holiday meals, they would have at least 20 cards to distribute. It’s been a long-standing tradition that has sent cards all over, with...

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Concord Young Professionals Network: Concord has stolen Nina Ann Timney’s heart
Jan09

Concord Young Professionals Network: Concord has stolen Nina Ann Timney’s heart

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network introduces you to our “Young Professional of the Month,” Nina Ann Timney. Each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks Concord Insider readers would enjoy getting to know better. How old are you? 27 Where do you live? Concord Where do you currently work? I’m currently working as an audit associate at...

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If you love art, Concord is a good place to be
Jan09

If you love art, Concord is a good place to be

Concord is home to lots of great locations to see some incredible art. 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 Intermission Show: New and Old Work Through: Jan. 27 Location: 2 Phenix...

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Live music, theater and movie listings for Concord
Jan09

Live music, theater and movie listings for Concord

Fresh off the new year, we have another busy week of entertainment around here. Interestingly enough, there are two tribute shows paying homage to some of the greatest bands ever assembled – The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. What a treat!   Music Tuesday Whit Symmes will play at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Dan Walker will play at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Richard Gardzina will perform at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m....

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Bulletin Board
Jan09

Bulletin Board

Historical society hosting workshop The New Hampshire Historical Society is hosting a genealogy workshop, Using DNA in Family History Research, on Jan. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. Advances in DNA research have had huge implications for the field of genealogy. Yet, with the growing number of companies and options, it can be difficult to know what test is best for you. In this workshop, Tom Dwyer of the New England Historic Genealogical Society...

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Book of the Week: ‘Young Jane Young’
Jan09

Book of the Week: ‘Young Jane Young’

Young Jane Young Gabrielle Zevin 294 pages Fiction   Young and naïve college student Aviva Grossman makes the biggest mistake of her life when she has an affair with a married congressman. After the affair comes to light, Aviva’s once promising career in politics is over. She just wants to put the whole mess behind her but no one will hire her. Aviva takes drastic measures: changing her name, leaving her family and moving thousands of...

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This Week in Concord History
Jan09

This Week in Concord History

Jan. 9, 1944: Miss Grace Blanchard, Concord’s retired librarian of 40 years, dies. In her will, she leaves $40,000 in public bequests, including $25,000 to the library. Jan. 9, 1974: Twenty-five people brave a snowstorm to gather at the State House to pray in support of beleaguered President Nixon. “God Loves Nixon,” reads one banner. Jan. 9, 1997: Jeanne Shaheen is inaugurated, becoming New Hampshire’s first female governor. Jan. 10,...

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