Fill your breakfast needs at Cole Gardens’ winter market
Feb20

Fill your breakfast needs at Cole Gardens’ winter market

Going out to breakfast is one of our favorite ways to spend a weekend morning, but there’s also something quite nice about cooking the first meal of the day at home. It can require a lot of ingredients, but you’ll be over-the-moon excited when it’s all done and sitting on a plate – or two – in front of you. While we’ve told you about plenty of great places to get bacon and eggs, French toast and breakfast sandwiches in the capital...

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Food Snob: Breakfast buffet at the Red Blazer
Feb20

Food Snob: Breakfast buffet at the Red Blazer

There are few things in life as tantalizing as an all-you-can-eat buffet. An endless buffet of any kind is a real treat, but the breakfast variety might just be the unofficial most popular thing in the world (at least in our world). As fortune would have it, the Red Blazer just so happens to offer a breakfast buffet every Sunday, so we stopped by last weekend to check it out for ourselves. We had long heard mythical tales about the...

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Who doesn’t love a baked good for breakfast?
Feb20

Who doesn’t love a baked good for breakfast?

Sitting down for a big breakfast is great – especially when someone else is cooking it and serving it. Unfortunately, we don’t always have the time to do it, with the whole having jobs and lives thing pulling us in a million directions. But you still have to eat. They do say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, it’s a good thing that Concord has many local spots to grab a variety of tasty baked goods that are both...

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You’ve got to make (and taste) these scones
Feb20

You’ve got to make (and taste) these scones

With this being the Breakfast Issue and all, we figured it might be a good time to break out the ol’ Insider recipe book for a little hands on fun – that you can eat once you’re completed. Unfortunately, when it comes to baking for the first meal of the day, our abilities consist of boxed muffin mix (just add water) and those tubes of cinnamon buns, which are delicious, but not exactly the most challenging of cooking endeavors. So we...

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What are the breakfast hours like in Concord?
Feb20

What are the breakfast hours like in Concord?

If there’s one thing almost everyone can agree on, it’s that breakfast is pretty important, and pretty great. One thing that almost nobody agrees on, however, is what hours actually constitute breakfast time. Whether you’re an early riser who likes to get a full meal in before the sun comes up or a young soul who isn’t ready for breakfast until about noon, one way or another, you’re going to eat breakfast most days, and some days you...

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Prohibition-themed speakeasy Chuck’s Barbershop open for business
Feb20

Prohibition-themed speakeasy Chuck’s Barbershop open for business

If there’s one thing Concord has long been in desperate need of, it’s a speakeasy. The product of an era in which alcohol was banned nationwide, these types of businesses used to thrive in back rooms and underground vaults all over the country, with law-breakers and revelers taking the risk of prosecution just to get a little “turnt,” as the kids these days say. Although when Big Brother finally caved and let the alcohol flow freely...

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Do you want to become a better writer?
Feb20

Do you want to become a better writer?

Jennifer Mitchell is working on a collection of stories for people with dementia. Her husband, Graham, has completed five chapters of a sci-fi story that he’s not sure he’ll actually finish. Barbara Lassonde, who co-chairs the Concord Writers Group with Monitor East Side town crier Chris Weeden, writes historical and non-fiction material. Anna Dunkelman is putting together a screen play, but isn’t “really sure where it’s going to go.”...

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Two art shows have taken over Kimball Jenkins
Feb20

Two art shows have taken over Kimball Jenkins

The Kimball Jenkins Estate is known for its talented stable of resident artists, laundry list of art classes and one-time events. But don’t forget it’s also a great place to check out some impressive art. And right now, you can take in two exhibits for the price of one (which is still free.) In the Carriage House, “Figuratively Speaking,” curated by artist in residence Mike Howat, features 12 regional painters and will be hanging...

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Entertainment: Plenty of jamming, laughing in Concord this week
Feb20

Entertainment: Plenty of jamming, laughing in Concord this week

Here we are again, staring down the barrel of another jam-packed week of entertainment in the capital city. Between multiple jam sessions and multiple comedy shows, we don’t know where to start. Might as well go chronologically, just for convenience.   MusicTuesday Paul Hubert at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Dave Gerard at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Open Jam Night at Area 23 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Kid Pinky at...

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A pair of author events coming up at Gibson’s Bookstore
Feb20

A pair of author events coming up at Gibson’s Bookstore

Gibson’s Bookstore is in full swing for author events, with two free ones coming up between the time you read this and the time our next issue comes out. Here’s what’s ahead: On Thursday at 5:30 p.m., author Cheryl Richardson will be at Gibson’s to discuss her book Waking Up in Winter, an honest account of what happens when a woman reaches midlife and starts questioning everything – her marriage, her friendships, her work and herself....

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Bulletin Board: Lunch series, college and artist reception
Feb20

Bulletin Board: Lunch series, college and artist reception

Lenten Luncheon series Thursday Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, cordially invites you to attend the 2018 Lenten Luncheons series over the next five weeks with presentations by luncheon speakers beginning this Thursday with Sarah-Elizabeth Anderson, a facilitator of restorative circles, a conflict resolution process for communities. Speakers for the next four weeks include: Maggie Fogarty, co-director of the N.H....

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From the Crowd: We highly recommend going to see ‘I, Tonya’
Feb20

From the Crowd: We highly recommend going to see ‘I, Tonya’

If you’re at all familiar with the sport of figure skating, you’ve heard the name Tonya Harding. She’s the closest thing you’ll find to the sport’s super villain, having been blamed for the attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan prior to the 1994 Winter Olympics and eventually given a lifetime ban from competitive skating. It’s been more than 20 years since that fateful day in Detroit, and Harding and her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly,...

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Have dinner and a movie — Oscars themed — with Local Baskit and Red River Theatres
Feb20

Have dinner and a movie — Oscars themed — with Local Baskit and Red River Theatres

The Academy Awards are just around the corner – March 4, to be exact – and things are starting to get cooking (literally). Red River Theatres has been showing current Oscar-nominated films for the past several weeks, and will continue to do so through the awards. To pair with the films – and other famous Oscar winners of the past – Local Baskit, the meal kit business located in the Concord Center on North Main Street, has put together...

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School vacation is right around the corner
Feb20

School vacation is right around the corner

Now this isn’t meant to send you into a complete state of panic, but if you’re the parent of a school-aged child, next week (Feb. 26-March 2) is February vacation for Concord and Bow districts – in case you forgot. It’s okay, take a deep breath; we’re here to help. Whether you have to work and need a place for your kiddo to go for the entire week, a day here or there or you have the week off and are looking for something fun for them...

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How do you feel about these food combinations?
Feb20

How do you feel about these food combinations?

When it comes to breakfast, there are some combinations that just seem to make perfect sense: bacon and eggs, pancakes and maple syrup and bagels and cream cheese. You can even make the case for things like chicken and waffles, and biscuits and gravy. But from time to time, you sit down at a new spot for a nice meal to start your day and you see something on the menu that makes you do a double take – because you never thought to put...

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Book of the Week: ‘Ikigai’
Feb20

Book of the Week: ‘Ikigai’

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Héctor García and Francesc Miralles 2016, 194 pages Nonfiction   Ikigai can be translated as your purpose in life, or “the happiness of always being busy.” Héctor García, a blogger and former software engineer, and author Francesc Miralles are curious about this concept of ikigai, and they travel to the island of Okinawa in Japan. Okinawa has the highest average of people who are...

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This Week in Concord History
Feb20

This Week in Concord History

Feb. 20, 1772: Philip Carrigain is born in Concord. His father is a local physician. Philip will graduate from Dartmouth, practice law in Concord and become New Hampshire’s secretary of state. Chosen in part for his distinguished handwriting, in 1816 he will produce the first map of the state to show town boundaries. Feb. 20, 1994: On the way to spring training, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Tewksbury of Concord, winner of 33 games...

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If you love the arts, Concord is the place to be
Feb20

If you love the arts, Concord is the place to be

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. Kimball Jenkins Figuratively Speaking (Carriage House) Through:...

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