It’s the middle of summer – and we like beer
Jul10

It’s the middle of summer – and we like beer

Summer is a great time to sit down and enjoy a cold beverage – especially of the adult variety. So we found some great tastings, a pairing event (in September) and new beers for you to try. And make sure you have some for us. Concord Craft Brewing Co. The downtown brewery is hosting a “Find Your SAFE SPACE” summer contest. All you have to do is bring your Safe Space (that’s one of their newest beers in the vibrant cans) with you this...

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New Hampshire Brewers Festival is Saturday at Riverfront Park
Jul10

New Hampshire Brewers Festival is Saturday at Riverfront Park

Now if we told you of an event that’s this Saturday – in Concord – and features more than 40 New Hampshire beer makers with a total number of beers at the event north of 120, is that something you might be interested in attending? We thought so. Well, the N.H. Brewers Association just so happens to be taking over Kiwanis Waterfront Park (the one behind Everett Arena) for its 5th annual N.H. Brewers Festival – which apparently just so...

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Lithermans did another beer collaboration
Jul10

Lithermans did another beer collaboration

It seems like the guys at Lithermans Limited are always coming out with a new beer. Which makes perfect sense considering they’ve got more than 125 on their created list since opening a little more than two years ago. But the next one to hit the draft lines is a little different than most – and we’re not just talking about the fact it’s a cream ale flavored with blood orange and lime. The End of the Blood-Lime (catchy right!) is a...

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We tried stuff for kids, seniors and everyone in between at Concord’s new City Wide Community Center
Jul10

We tried stuff for kids, seniors and everyone in between at Concord’s new City Wide Community Center

There’s been a lot of excitement around Concord’s new City Wide Community Center, which just opened a few weeks ago on Canterbury Road at the site of the former Dame School. We went and checked the place out right before they opened to the public to see what everything looked like, but it wasn’t completely finished yet. Now that it is finished – and being used by the community, as it was intended – we decided it was time to go down...

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Get ready for the World Run-Paddle Biathlon
Jul10

Get ready for the World Run-Paddle Biathlon

Runners, paddlers, walkers unite – the World Run-Paddle Biathlon Championship is about to return to the Merrimack River in Concord for a third year next Thursday (July 19). The event combines the disciplines of running and paddling, and is a fun workout for anyone. In total, there’s a 4K run, a 4K paddle and a 40-meter portage (which is you carrying your canoe, kayak or paddleboard) to the finish line. It will all take place at the...

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Entertainment: A whole slew of outdoor concerts as summer kicks into high gear in Concord
Jul10

Entertainment: A whole slew of outdoor concerts as summer kicks into high gear in Concord

It’s a busy week, and space is pretty tight, so let’s get right to it! Music Tuesday Mike Walsh at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Nevers’ Second Regiment Band at the State House at 7 p.m. Bedford Big Band at Presidential Oaks at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Paul Donahue at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Richard Gardzina at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. 3-D at Makris Lobster & Steak House at 6 p.m. The Blue Sky Boys and Cookie at Eagle...

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Concord City Memo: Big happenings all over
Jul10

Concord City Memo: Big happenings all over

There sure was a lot going on in this week’s City Memo, so we decided to give you a bird’s-eye view of all the important stuff (at least the things that we found to be of the utmost importance). The Concord Police Department is hosting Coffee With a Cop on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at McDonald’s, 117 Loudon Road. Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and a conservation. No agenda or speeches, just an opportunity to ask...

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Bulletin Board: Free concert, jazz worship and saving money
Jul10

Bulletin Board: Free concert, jazz worship and saving money

Monday Concert at Penacook church On Monday at 7 p.m., the United Church of Penacook is hosting a concert featuring Holly Roadfeldt, pianist, Ann Moss, soprano, and Peter Dutilly, violist. These musicians will be in residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen this July to rehearse music by composer Kirk O’Riorden. The concert is free and open to the public. Directions to United Church and more information about this concert...

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On Display: Adam Viens is showing in the NHTI library
Jul10

On Display: Adam Viens is showing in the NHTI library

For the month of July, the NHTI library is home to the mixed-media work of Adam Viens, a Connecticut-based artist. According to Viens, “These works represent a sensibility known as ‘Depressive Realism,’ a term adopted from the 1970s psychological hypotheses that the depressed individual has a more accurate depiction of reality and themselves than the non-depressed individual. This term also carries a satirical reference to the ‘isms’...

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Concord has become a hub for public art
Jul10

Concord has become a hub for public art

You may have noticed a new piece of public art hanging out on the corner of Capitol and North Main streets. It’s the creation of Massachusetts sculptor Rob Lorenson and is known as Taper Deco. The large metal sculpture is pretty cool with both its smooth and tapered surfaces. If you tap on it (shh, you shouldn’t do that) it sounds hollow and you can almost make the case that from one angle it kind of looks like a C for Concord. And is...

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The Arts: Women’s Caucus show at Kimball Jenkins
Jul10

The Arts: Women’s Caucus show at Kimball Jenkins

Mill Brook Gallery Spring and Summer Through: Sept. 2   Outdoor Exhibit Through: Oct. 14 Location: 236 Hopkinton Road Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. League of N.H. Craftsmen Celebrating 85 – The Stevens Collection Through: Sept. 21 Location: 49 S. Main St., Suite 100 Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. McGowan Fine Art Streetwise – John Bonner Through: July 27 Location: 2 Phenix Ave. Hours:...

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Audubon’s Coffeehouse to host Bill Staines on July 19
Jul10

Audubon’s Coffeehouse to host Bill Staines on July 19

Bill Staines is one of the most popular and durable singers on the folk music scene today. He travels throughout the country performing nearly 200 concerts a year and driving more than 65,000 miles annually, so consider yourself lucky that he’s making his way to Concord to play at the N.H. Audubon McLane Center’s Birds and Beans Coffeehouse on July 19 at 7 p.m. Singing mostly his own songs, he weaves a blend of gentle wit and humor...

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Concord Young Professionals Network: Madeline Champlin dreams of a big road trip
Jul10

Concord Young Professionals Network: Madeline Champlin dreams of a big road trip

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to our “Young Professional of the Month,” Madeline Champlin. 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? 28. Where do you live? Concord. Where do you currently work? I work for the N.H. Audubon as a...

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This Week in Concord History
Jul10

This Week in Concord History

July 10, 1879: John B. Buzzell is hanged at the state prison. Buzzell broke off his engagement with a young woman. She sued him for breach of promise, and he hired a young man to kill her. The young man fired a pistol through her window, blowing her head off. Buzzell was acquitted of murder. Later, when the hired gun turned state’s evidence to save his own hide, Buzzell was convicted as an accessory to murder and sentenced to die. As...

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