We stopped by some of the Cappies-winning businesses to see what they’re all about (winners in tab above!)
May22

We stopped by some of the Cappies-winning businesses to see what they’re all about (winners in tab above!)

The time has finally come. Forget Christmas, New Year’s Eve, the Fourth of July and your birthday – the best day of the year is here: It’s Cappies Day. That’s right, at long last, all your votes have been tabulated and winners chosen. You, readers, have decided which businesses are the best of the best, and since you put in so much effort, we figured we would, too. While we certainly trust the judgment of our faithful readership, this...

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SquidFlip opens for second summer
May22

SquidFlip opens for second summer

Owen Simoes, an 11-year-old entrepreneur, is back this month for the second year of his furniture restoration company, SquidFlip. Owen started the company last year after being inspired by his favorite HGTV show Flea Market Flip, which follows designer Lara Spencer as she restores old pieces of furniture and sells them for profit. Armed with a bucket of chalk paint and a sander, Owen went to work on flipping some of his own pieces. He...

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Making soap is good, clean fun
May22

Making soap is good, clean fun

When Bridget Overson went into a Lush store to get a bar of soap for a friend, she had no idea that a year later, she’d be making and selling her own. A graphic designer by trade, Overson said that the soap she bought at Lush sparked her creative side, and soon enough she was curing her first batches of homemade cold-processed soap. She is now the owner of Cap City Soap Co., a natural soap- and bath-product shop that she runs in...

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Check out these garden centers and get your yard in spring shape
May22

Check out these garden centers and get your yard in spring shape

We told you about all the local options for landscaping a few weeks ago in our Home Improvement issue, but now it’s time to think about some of the accents to be added to your home, so we’re checking in with some garden centers. While landscaping is a big part of maintaining a yard, gardening (meaning planting flowers and such, as opposed to mowing the lawn and installing patios) can make a huge difference. With Memorial Day weekend...

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Best Place to Take Visitors 2018 – State House
May22

Best Place to Take Visitors 2018 – State House

State House Best Place to Take Visitors Address: 107 N Main St, Concord, NH Phone: (603) 271-2154 Website: https://www.nh.gov/index.html The New Hampshire State House, located in Concord at 107 North Main Street, is the state capitol building of New Hampshire. The capitol houses the New Hampshire General Court, Governor and Executive Council. The building was constructed on a block framed by Park Street (named in honor of the...

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Best Pizza 2018 – Constantly Pizza
May22

Best Pizza 2018 – Constantly Pizza

Constantly Pizza Best Pizza Address: Multiple locatons, Concord, NH Phone: Website: http://www.constantlypizza.net/ When John and Dave Constant finished high school, they knew they wanted to go into business for themselves. With with help of their father, Skip, the three decided to put the family’s Italian recipes to good use. In January of 1990, the first Constantly Pizza opened on Route 3 in Tilton, NH. Since then, the brothers have...

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Best Place to Have a Kid’s Birthday Party 2018 – Krazy Kids Indoor Play & Party Center
May22

Best Place to Have a Kid’s Birthday Party 2018 – Krazy Kids Indoor Play & Party Center

Krazy Kids Indoor Play & Party Center Best Place to Have a Kid’s Birthday Party Address: 60 Sheep Davis Rd, Pembroke, NH Phone: (603) 228-7529 Website: http://www.krazykids.com/ Staying active and making exercise fun is our priority! Krazy Kids was started to keep kids active. We know how important exercise is today in our technology dependent world, that’s why we strive to provide an atmosphere and faculty where kids can...

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Best Place to Ski 2018 – Pats Peak
May22

Best Place to Ski 2018 – Pats Peak

Pats Peak Best Place to Ski Address: 686 Flanders Rd, Henniker, NH Phone: (603) 428-3245 Website: https://www.patspeak.com/ Pats Peak is a great family friendly mountain with day and night skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing. It is one of the state’s most accessible learn-to-ski-and snowboard mountains and is one of the largest night-skiing facilities in all of Northern New England. With trails for all ability levels, terrain parks...

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Best Place to See Live Theater 2018 – Capitol Center for the Arts
May22

Best Place to See Live Theater 2018 – Capitol Center for the Arts

Capitol Center for the Arts Best Place to See Live Theater Address: 44 S Main St, Concord, NH Phone: (603) 225-1111 Website: https://ccanh.com/ Created and sustained by the people of New Hampshire, the Capitol Center for the Arts shall inspire, educate and entertain audiences by providing both the finest venue for the performing arts and a wide range of professionally excellent and artistically significant presentations. It shall also...

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Despite some poor weather, the 63rd annual Kiwanis Spring Fair was a success
May22

Despite some poor weather, the 63rd annual Kiwanis Spring Fair was a success

While the weather didn’t fully cooperate – with at least two days of rain at some point or another – the Kiwanis Spring Fair was another success. Folks braved the less-than-ideal conditions to take part in the annual fair in the parking lot of Everett Arena. This was the 63rd year for the fair, which always draws a big crowd.

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Running for Riley Fun Run/Walk is another great race for a great cause
May22

Running for Riley Fun Run/Walk is another great race for a great cause

Riley Duquette was born in May 2012 with a rare disease that falls under the umbrella of Peroxisomal Biogenesis Disorders. PBD refers to disorders in the Zellweger Spectrum – rare, genetic, metabolic, terminal conditions affecting all major systems of the body. His family – mother Karly Duquette and stepfather Shawn Moseley – put together the Running for Riley Fun Run/Walk last year as a way to raise money and awareness for families...

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Food Snob: TGI Fridays puts twist on egg rolls
May22

Food Snob: TGI Fridays puts twist on egg rolls

It’s no secret that to a lot of foreign countries in the world, American cuisine is known for it’s greasy, deep-fried goodness. And what’s more American than taking vegetables out of a traditional dishing and adding in more greasy, deep-fried goodness? Not much. So that’s exactly what they did for the new appetizer on the menu at TGI Fridays, and you know we had to try it. The new Philly Cheese Steak Egg Rolls at the chain restaurant...

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It’s that time of year – start signing up for summer camps before it’s too late
May22

It’s that time of year – start signing up for summer camps before it’s too late

With summer already right around the corner, it’s time to start planning fun stuff for the kids. Luckily, Concord is home to a wide variety of camp options, from educational to athletic to just plain fun. We rounded up as much information as we could (and as much as we could fit on the page), but don’t be afraid to poke around for other options, as we’re sure there are probably more out there. Concord Parks and Recreation Concord...

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N.H. Philharmonic to perform at the Audi
May22

N.H. Philharmonic to perform at the Audi

Did you know that the oldest orchestra in New Hampshire was founded in Penacook in 1895? Yep, the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra is that old and it has presented concerts every year since 1905. If you haven’t caught one yet in the 113 consecutive years they’ve been doing it, you’ve got a chance this weekend. To close out the 2017-18 season, the NHPO will perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Concord City Auditorium on Sunday...

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Plan for Making Strides at Happy Hours for Hope on Thursday
May22

Plan for Making Strides at Happy Hours for Hope on Thursday

Come be inspired, informed and motivated to be part of the extraordinary community energy that is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Concord. Business and community leaders, team leaders, volunteers and anyone interested in the American Cancer Society’s No. 1 per-capita Making Strides event in the United States are welcome at Thursday’s Happy Hours for Hope at Phenix Hall. Experience the joy of being engaged with your community...

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Mill Brook sculpture garden reopens
May22

Mill Brook sculpture garden reopens

Concord’s Mill Brook Gallery is opening its 21st Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit to the public this week. The gallery’s founder Pamela Tarbell curates and hosts the exhibition each year at her home on Hopkinton Road. The house overlooks acres of fields and a pond and is filled inside with her spring and summer exhibit of art, which opened on May 3. The outdoor portion of this season’s exhibitions opened on May 15 for public viewing, but its...

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N.H. Furniture Masters take you way back
May22

N.H. Furniture Masters take you way back

Walk around most homes and you’ll find tables and chairs, dressers and desks, but you’ll be hard pressed to see any furniture that is as finely crafted as the ones put out by members of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association. These folks have put in hours (way more than anyone could ever count) fine tuning their craft that is shown in every piece they make. The association has been around since 1996 and currently has about 20...

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It was another successful year for Rock ’N Race
May22

It was another successful year for Rock ’N Race

The 16th annual Rock ’N Race to benefit the Payson Center for Cancer Care was another huge success last week, with about 4,700 runners and walkers taking part and raising $165,000 to help those battling the awful disease. The total raised has now surpassed $4.3 million over the years.

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Celebrate Public Works Week in Concord
May22

Celebrate Public Works Week in Concord

It seems like every time Monday rolls around there’s another week celebrating something. For just May, we found information about weeks dedicated to nurses, teachers and school staff, nursing homes, police and craft beer. They’re celebrated across the country with events and things like gifts and food. This upcoming week is National Public Works Week, hosted by The American Public Works Association to promote the importance of public...

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14 Purple Finches sing at nationals
May22

14 Purple Finches sing at nationals

Fourteen members of the Concord Community Music School’s Purple Finches Youth Chorus recently had a chance to sing on the national stage, as performers in the Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) National Conference Choirs. During their March trip to this year’s conference in Oklahoma City, students had the opportunity to connect with fellow highly motivated youth vocalists and to learn and perform under the direction of...

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McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center opening Math Moves on Saturday
May22

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center opening Math Moves on Saturday

The Mcauliffe-Shepard Discover Center invites visitors of all ages to fall in love with math as they welcome their newest exhibit, Math Moves. The exhibition opens Saturday, and will challenge visitors to work together in a playful, full-body exploration of ratios, proportions and other fundamental math concepts. Math Moves uses a variety of hands-on activities to make experimenting with concepts at the heart of math memorable and...

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Bulletin Board: Trip to Thailand, hikes and grants for teachers
May22

Bulletin Board: Trip to Thailand, hikes and grants for teachers

Final Crossroads Film series of year The Final Year is a unique insiders’ account of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team during their last year in office. Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, The Final Year offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years. The film will be shown May 30 at 7 p.m. at Red River...

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Entertainment: A boatload of bands to rock Concord this week
May22

Entertainment: A boatload of bands to rock Concord this week

In a somewhat unusual departure from the norm, it’s a relatively light week on the entertainment front in Concord. There are plenty of bands playing every night, but it’s not a heavy theater week, as Hatbox Theatre isn’t running any shows. Nonetheless, there’s plenty of fun to be had out there this week. MusicTuesday Paul Lovely at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Kid Pinky at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Richard...

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Memorial Day events in Concord and Bow
May22

Memorial Day events in Concord and Bow

If you’re like us, you can’t wait for this weekend to get here. Sure, we could really say that about any weekend, but this one coming up is one of those special ones that includes a third day off. The Memorial Day long weekend is also the unofficial start of summer, but also a reason to pause and reflect. It’s a day to honor and remember those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. You see a lot of parades featuring...

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We found a couple plant sales coming up
May22

We found a couple plant sales coming up

With Memorial Day less than a week away, it’s time to start thinking about those gardens. On the previous page, we gave you a quick rundown of what you can find at a few local garden centers and nurseries. What we also found through our impeccable sleuthing skills is a couple of plant sales going on this week/weekend that will be beneficial if you’re trying to get your garden planted during what we’ve been told is the perfect weekend...

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Peak FC a new soccer and futsal club coming in June
May22

Peak FC a new soccer and futsal club coming in June

Peak FC is a new nonprofit soccer and futsal club launching in June based out of Concord and Pembroke. Peak FC was formed by parents and coaches looking to get more out of the club experience at an affordable price point. This new club will be offering great coaching for all players and teams and will provide opportunities to advance and compete locally, regionally and nationally. “Our goal is to provide an environment for youth to...

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Gibson’s Bookstore to host ‘Alive for Now’ author Jessica Murby next Tuesday
May22

Gibson’s Bookstore to host ‘Alive for Now’ author Jessica Murby next Tuesday

How would your life be different if you lived with mindfulness of your own inevitable death? Instead of that being a morbid question, the answer to it may be the most powerful means to get your actions in line with your truest priorities. Alive for Now is beyond a book – it is a guided journey in using action-based practices for thriving in life that are otherwise quite easily diverted for a lifetime. An unexpected and refreshing...

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SPCA to host open house, wish list drive on Thursday
May22

SPCA to host open house, wish list drive on Thursday

It’s hard to believe that it has been four years since the Pope Memorial SPCA building was opened at 94 Silk Farm Road. But it must be true since the local spot that “cares for abandoned and homeless pets, protects and advocates for pets in need, and promotes the humane treatment of all animals” is hosting a summer open house and wish list drive on Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. to celebrate. There will be tours of the shelter, which if...

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Brigade Lecture Series continues at Pierce Manse on Thursday
May22

Brigade Lecture Series continues at Pierce Manse on Thursday

Art historian Cristina Ashjian will give a lecture at the Pierce Manse on Thursday evening entitled “Exemplary Country Estates of New Hampshire.” In the early 20th century, the New Hampshire Board of Agriculture launched a program to boost the rural economy and promote tourism through the sale of abandoned farms to summer residents. After introducing the country house movement, Ashjian focuses attention on some of the great country...

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Calling all high school stage performers
May22

Calling all high school stage performers

With the school year about to end, all you students out there are likely looking for something to keep you busy over the next few months. And if you’re in high school (between the ages of 14 and 18) and like to perform on stage, then Bow High School’s production of The Wedding Singer might just be the thing for you. While Sarah Evans, choral and theater director at Bow High School, is the one putting on the show, it’s not just for...

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