Bulletin Board – ‘Stuff-A-Cruiser’ food drive
Sep21

Bulletin Board – ‘Stuff-A-Cruiser’ food drive

  Children’s book Susie Spikol, a naturalist at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, comes down to Concord and to Gibson’s to teach your kiddos how to find critters in their neighborhood, with The Animal Adventurer’s Guide: How to Prowl For an Owl, Make Snail Slime, and Catch a Frog Bare-Handed. 50 hands-on activities and adventures that bring you closer to wild animals than you’ve ever been. Susie will be...

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Make way for a weekend of art, music

The first full weekend of fall will feature more than just the gorgeous colors of the turning leaves. In the Capital City, art will be in full bloom as beautiful handmade crafts will be on display amidst exciting live music on the streets of downtown Concord. Capital Arts Fest 2022 brings craftsmen, performance artists, and musicians together Sept. 24 and 25. Visitors and vendors will line the streets for the annual weekend event,...

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Book of the week
Sep21

Book of the week

By Junji Ito (648 pages, manga/horror, 2000) Uzumaki, by Junji Ito, is a masterclass in horror manga. For those interested in the paranormal and macabre, this Japanese artist will be right up your alley. The serial manga, which the Concord Public Library owns as one collection, was first published in 1998. Despite being over twenty years old, Uzumaki has a massive cult following, and for good reason. Junji Ito’s artwork and...

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City News

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights: Neighborhood Street Paving Program The City’s Neighborhood Street Paving Program continues with Continental Paving, Inc. as the City’s paving contractor for this year. Finish paving of sidewalks started last week on South State Street...

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Entertainment for the week of Sept. 22

Live MusicSept. 22 Josh Foster at Uno Pizzeria & Grill from 6 to 9 p.m. Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 Quadraphonics at Makris Lobster & Steak House from 7 to 10 p.m. Karen Grenier at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m. Ferns Family Band at Area 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. Sept. 24 Paul Driscoll at Contoocook Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Amanda Adams at Indigo Blues & Co in Contoocook from 12 to 2...

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Walker Lecture Series
Sep13

Walker Lecture Series

Since 1896, the Walker Lecture Series has brought stimulating speakers and performers to Concord. The tradition continues. This fall’s speakers range from language expert (and former Concord resident) Richard Lederer to the world’s most traveled filmmaker, Marlin Darrah. Musical performers include the Granite State (Bell) Ringers and the Jersey Tenors.In the Walker tradition, all performances are free with no tickets or reservations...

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Concord Multicultural Festival FAQs

Who is available to answer questions?The Welcome Tent at the Festival entrance will be staffed at all times with knowledgeable volunteers to answer your questions. Festival staff and other volunteers will be wearing clearly marked white t-shirts.When and where is the festival being held?Sunday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Keach Park, 14 Canterbury Road, Concord, (behind the Citywide Community Center).Where can I park?The main...

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Entertainment for the week of Sept. 15

Live musicSept. 15Scott Solsky at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m.Josh Foster at Uno Pizzeria and Grill from 6 to 9 p.m.NHMC Artist Showcase at Area 23 from 7 to 10 p.m.Sept. 16Raging Rockaholics at Makris Lobster and Steak House from 7 to 10 p.m.Paul Driscoll at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m.Sept. 17Colin Hart at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m.Chris Powers at Makris Lobster and Steak House from 6 to 10 p.m.Mikey G at Contoocook Farmers Market...

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Welcome week in Concord

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights: City meetings City meetings are held in person in Council Chambers at 37 Green Street (unless otherwise specified on the City’s calendar). Upcoming meetings include: Planning Board: Sept. 21, 7 p.m.Welcoming week September 9 – 18,...

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Two-time survivor benefited from center
Jun02

Two-time survivor benefited from center

Cancer treatment left Sara Johnson with the inability to taste or swallow. She met with Payson Center Oncology Dietician Megan Ryder, who suggested healthy alternatives for food or drinks that would work before, after and during cancer treatment. Megan worked with Sara’s insurance company and the nutrition company for food deliveries that helped keep her body strong while she was using a feeding tube.Sara also utilized HOPE Resource...

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Skatepark, courts open to small groups
Jun02

Skatepark, courts open to small groups

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights:CPL ZineThe staff at Concord Public Library are thinking of you. We made this zine to reflect the strength of our community in challenging times. You can view it here: http://www.flipsnack.com/CPLNH/cpl-quarantine-zine-final.html. It...

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Master of mystery

How the Light Gets InBy Louise Penny(Mystery, 404 pages, 2013)When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is summoned to the tiny village of Three Pines, he has no idea of the magnitude of the events that are about to unfold. With his homicide department in the Surete of Quebec falling apart, he looks forward to some time away in this idyllic setting. But before long, he starts to realize that a missing person in Three Pines, a woman who...

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Go the (social) distance
Jun02

Go the (social) distance

COVID-19 put a stop to Rock ‘N Race in its usual format, but it didn’t stop or slow down the need for cancer services. Throughout March and April, Payson Center saw between 40 and 60 patients each day for treatment and care.Rock ‘N Race provides 50% of annual funding for programs and services of the Concord Hospital’s Payson Center for Cancer Care HOPE Resource Center.  That’s cancer-fighting support for more than 1,000 people a...

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Spinal stretches
Jun02

Spinal stretches

For the Insider With gyms closed and at least some social distancing precautions expected to continue through the summer, it might be hard to keep up the routines you are used to doing. However, it is still important to stay active for a healthy body and mind. Instructors from 43 Degrees North will be sharing quick exercises with the Insider that you can do at home. Cat/Cow Spinal flexion and extension How: Start with a deep...

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Catching turtles from the pond
Jun02

Catching turtles from the pond

For the InsiderWhen I was a young child growing up in Concord during the early 1960s life was simple and the people kind. There was compassion and understanding and the complexities of adulthood still allowed adults to speak to their children. Conversations were good, stories were told and life was enjoyed by both the young and old.At the age of seven I became friends with my next-door neighbor. His name was Donald and we seemed to...

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