Book: Design for Dying
Nov26

Book: Design for Dying

Design for Dying: A Lillian Frost and Edith Head Mystery By Renee Patrick (317 pages, mystery, 2016) It’s 1937 in Los Angeles. Lillian Frost came to Hollywood – like thousands of other young women – to become a star. But it was not to be. Lillian is not an actress and instead finds a job at a department store, Tremayne’s. A young woman in a beautiful dress, something to be worn at movie premier, is found dead in an alley behind a...

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Entertainment: Nov. 25 to Dec. 5
Nov25

Entertainment: Nov. 25 to Dec. 5

Live music Nov. 25 Jam Session at Area 23 at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 Tumble Toads at Penuches at 9 p.m. Josh Foster at Contoocook Cider Company from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 27 John Franzosa at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Neighbor at the Bank of N.H. Stage at  8 p.m. Scott Solsky at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Dan Morgan and Chris O’Neil at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Paul Driscoll at the Downtown Concord Winter Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon April Cushman at Contoocook...

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Bulletin board: Festivities and fun around the city
Nov25

Bulletin board: Festivities and fun around the city

Tree lightings The Concord Tree Lighting in City Plaza will take place Nov. 26 with activities 4 to 6 p.m. There will be a collection for nonperishable food and unwrapped toys, hot chocolate and apple cider, children’s activities, and Santa will arrive via firetruck. Following the tree lighting, there will be fireworks launched from across the river. The Penacook Village Association will host the 16th Annual Penacook Tree Lighting...

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Feztival of Trees a festive raffle
Nov23

Feztival of Trees a festive raffle

The Bektash Shriners of New Hampshire are preparing an online are in-person Feztival of Trees experience from now through Nov. 28. The 20th Annual “Fez”tival is an extravaganza of fully decorated, artificial trees decorated in a Christmas or other themes. All trees are beautifully lit for the enjoyment of the viewers who will come to participate in the associated festivities and purchase chances to win the trees. Come visit the trees...

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This week in Concord history

Nov. 25, 1875: Although the building is not quite completed, the fire department occupies its new central station on Warren Street between Green and State streets. Nov. 25, 1957: President Eisenhower suffers a “cerebral occlusion.” The problem affects his speech and once again thrusts his special assistant, former New Hampshire governor Sherman Adams, into greater responsibility. Nov. 25, 1817: A fire consumes a large three-story...

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City news: General services keeps busy
Nov22

City news: General services keeps busy

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: Holiday Décor Concord General Services’ tree crew installed the Christmas tree at the State House Plaza last week. Thank you to Chris Girard from Bow for donating the Norway spruce tree this year. The tree crew has decorated the tree up...

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This week in Concord history

Nov. 19, 1863: New Hampshireman Benjamin Brown French accompanies President Lincoln to the cemetery at the Gettysburg battlefield. After Lincoln’s address, French writes in his journal: “Anyone who saw and heard as I did, the hurricane of applause that met his every movement at Gettysburg would know that he lived in every heart. . . . It was the spontaneous outburst of heartfelt confidence in their own President.” Nov. 19, 2000: In...

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Healing energy New Hampshire author Hilary Crowley visits Gibson’s Bookstore virtually Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. to present her new book, “The Power of Energy Medicine: Your Natural Prescription for Resilient Health.” Learn how to connect to your own good medicine and discover the powerful energy healing that will bring authentic wellness, health, hope, and joy into your life. Crowley is the resident energy healer at a general family medical...

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Book: The French Paradox
Nov17

Book: The French Paradox

The French Paradox By Ellen Crosby (245 pages, mystery, 2021) Lucie Montgomery owns a vineyard in Virginia, a job that keeps her very busy. And she’s looking forward to marrying her fiancé Quinn in the near future. She finds her grandmother’s journals hidden away in a box in the attic, and discovers that her beloved grandfather had an affair with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1949, not long before her grandparents were married. While...

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Entertainment for week of Nov. 18, 2021
Nov16

Entertainment for week of Nov. 18, 2021

Live music Nov. 18 Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. The Shindy at Penuche’s at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19 Senie Hunt at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Queen City Soul at Area 23 at 8 pm. Jamatics at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 John Franzosa at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Eric Lindberg at Concord Craft Brewing from 3 to 5 p.m. Amophous Band at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Bend the Ride at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Walker Smith at the Downtown Concord Winter...

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City news: As winter nears, road projects wrapping up
Nov16

City news: As winter nears, road projects wrapping up

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: Alder Creek culvert Weaver Brothers Inc. has completed the culvert replacement project. The new precast bridge structure, complete with natural stream bed wildlife shelving, was open to traffic on Nov. 11. Landscape plantings will occur...

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Book: Sea Prayer
Nov16

Book: Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer By Khaled Hosseini (48 pages, young adult fiction, 2018) Sea Prayer is a timely, heart-wrenching tale of love, hope, peril, and bittersweet nostalgia experienced by a refugee family. For fans of Khaled Hosseini, the story will feel familiar in content, but novel in format. For those unfamiliar with Mr. Hosseini’s work, this book is a concise, low-pressure introduction to one of the great writers of the 21st century. This...

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Celebrate with the Children’s Theatre Project
Nov11

Celebrate with the Children’s Theatre Project

The Children’s Theatre Project  of the Community Players of Concord will be celebrating its 25th anniversary (albeit in its 26th season) with a very special production of All Together Now! a global event celebrating local theatre at the Concord City Auditorium on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. and 13 at 2 p.m. Reserved seating at the Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., is $15. Information and tickets are available at...

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Book review: Of Women and Salt
Nov11

Book review: Of Women and Salt

Of Women and Salt By Gabriela Garcia (204 pages, fiction, 2021) Gabriela Garcia’s sweeping debut novel, Of Women and Salt, demonstrates in a mere 204 pages how our past is inextricably linked to both our present and our future. The book spans four centuries and highlights the struggles of women from two different families. It is remarkable how Garcia masterfully connects the women in both families in such a short novel. The story...

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Entertainment for the week of Nov. 11
Nov11

Entertainment for the week of Nov. 11

Live music Nov. 11 State Street Combo at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 Masceo Williams at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Lamont Smooth at 8 p.m. at Area 23 Jocelyn and Chris at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 Phil Sargent at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Senie Hunt at Concord Craft Brewing from 3 to 5 p.m. Sidepiece at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Hank Osborne and Friends at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Doug Farrell at the Downtown Concord Winter Farmers Market...

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CYPN: Chown looks to share her knowledge
Nov11

CYPN: Chown looks to share her knowledge

Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to the “Young Professional of the Month,” Sindy Chown. Each month, the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. Sindy Chown Where do you live? I live in Concord with my two daughters Gabriela (17), Soraya (13) and my husband, Mark. Why do you choose to live in the Greater Concord area? I...

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Bulletin board, week of Nov. 11

Christmas Fair The United Church of Penacook, at the corner of Community Drive and Canal Street in Penacook, will hold a Christmas Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters will offer home décor, holiday decorations, knit/crochet hats, mittens, scrubbers, printed tees, totes, stuffed toys, jams and jellies, wool felted hats and accessories, handbags, coin purses, artisan soaps, and fused glass. There will also...

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Costume contest winner is…
Nov09

Costume contest winner is…

The Concord Monitor’s launched its inaugural Halloween Pet Costume Contest this year. We were happy to do this with For the Love of Pets Everywhere. In addition to sponsoring the contest, they provided the winner with a $100 gift card. The winner was chosen by a random drawing, we simply asked everyone who wanted to win to submit a picture of their pet in the Halloween spirit. We are pleased to announce that Louie Under the Sea is...

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This week in Concord history

Nov. 12, 2003: Concord’s Luke Bonner, a senior and basketball star at Trinity High School in Manchester, signs his national letter of intent to play for West Virginia. Nov. 12, 2000: Concord High routs longtime nemesis Londonderry, 53-8, advancing to the state Division I football championship. The win ends a streak of lopsided defeats the Tide had recently suffered at the hands of Londonderry. Concord will go on to win the state title...

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City newsletter: Attend the next ‘Coffee With A Cop’
Nov08

City newsletter: Attend the next ‘Coffee With A Cop’

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: Coffee With A Cop Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning at Coffee With A Cop and thank you to White Mountain Gourmet Coffee for hosting. We were happy to be able to hold this event again after a long hiatus. We enjoyed saying...

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On the trail of excellent craftsmanship
Nov04

On the trail of excellent craftsmanship

The Route 3 Art Trail tour is offering a driving art tour of local arts and crafts on Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour includes nine locations from Concord, through Penacook, and ending in Boscawen. Enjoy art exhibits, a holiday art and craft showcase, open studios, demonstrations by artists, family-friendly events, free raffles and other goodies along the trail. Start on either end of the tour and make a day of it! The Route 3...

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Book: Notes on a Nervous Planet
Nov04

Book: Notes on a Nervous Planet

Notes on a Nervous Planet By Matt Haig (296 pages, nonfiction, 2018) Matt Haig asks the question: How can we live in a mad world without going mad? People are essentially cavemen, he states, and our natural selves haven’t changed for tens of thousands of years. While humans haven’t changed, the world we inhabit changes rapidly and constantly. Human beings are not equipped to keep up with the pace of life today, resulting in...

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Entertainment the week of Nov. 4
Nov04

Entertainment the week of Nov. 4

Live music Nov. 4 Bach’s Lunch Lecture: “The Birth of Art Song” by David Ripley at Concord Community Music School at 12:10 p.m. Scott Solsky at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 Dwayne Haggins at Over the Moon Farmstead in Pittsfield from 6 to 8 p.m. Jared Steer at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Nov. 6 Ryan Williamson at the Downtown Winter Farmers Market at Eagle Square from 9 a.m. to noon. April Cushman at Concord Craft Brewing from 4 to 6 p.m....

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Bulletin board

Snowman Fair Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, invites you to come to our Snowman Fair on Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enjoy the spirit of Christmas shopping. For your shopping pleasure, we will have holiday crafts, beautiful handmade items to wear or to use in your home, themed gift baskets, special gifts for pet owners. Plan to check out our jewelry table and pick up a Take and Make Craft Gift for kids....

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This week in Concord history

Nov 4, 1976: Two days after winning a third term, Gov. Mel Thomson sums of the voters’ mood: “They think I’m an SOB, but they still vote for me.” Thomson says he may seek a fourth term or even a stint in the U.S. Senate. (Ultimately, he will lose to Democrat Hugh Gallen.)   Nov. 5, 1996: Jeanne Shaheen defeats Ovide Lamontagne to become the state’s first female governor. Voters re-elect U.S. Sen. Bob Smith.   Nov. 5, 1996:...

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‘Wonders’ to premiere at Hatbox Theatre
Nov03

‘Wonders’ to premiere at Hatbox Theatre

Welcome to the Finger & Wood Recovery and Rehabilitation Clinic, dedicated to serving the physical, spiritual, and mental health of those unfortunate individuals who have lost their superpowers. The facility is on high alert. There is a highly reliable threat leveled against the clinic, reducing the staff to a minimum of four highly trained professionals. It is likely that the threat is aimed at one of the residents: Nemi,...

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Secret Service welcomes new task force officers
Nov02

Secret Service welcomes new task force officers

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: U.S. Secret Service welcomes new task force officers in New England The U.S. Secret Service welcomed newly deputized task force officers to the New England Cyber Fraud Task Force (NECFTF). The NECFTF is composed of officials from state...

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Book: Tad
Oct29

Book: Tad

Tad By Benji Davies (32 pages, children’s fiction, 2020) “Sometimes the biggest stories have the smallest beginnings.” Tad is a beautifully illustrated and uplifting picture book by Benji Davies about one tiny tadpole’s biggest adventure. Tad is the littlest tadpole in the whole wide pond. She tries very hard to keep up with all of her tadbrothers and tadsisters and doesn’t understand why they are all growing legs and hopping out of...

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Halloween events and trick-or-treat times for the Concord area 2021
Oct28

Halloween events and trick-or-treat times for the Concord area 2021

Allenstown Allenstown is holding the second Annual Halloween Lighting Contest, which will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 15 to register your home for decorations and vote on the best decorations. The award ceremony will be held Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. at the Blueberry Express Park, this is sponsored by the Allenstown Economic Development Committee. For more information, call (603) 485-4276. Trick-or-treating planned for Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m...

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This week in Concord history

Oct. 28, 1906: The New York World reports that Mary Baker Eddy of Concord is mentally and physically unfit to lead the 800,000-member Christian Science church, which she founded. Eddy is 85 years old. “Mrs. Eddy looked more dead than alive,” wrote two reporters who had never seen her. “She was a skeleton, her hollow cheeks thick with red paint.” Mayor Charles Corning visits Eddy after hearing this account and finds her “keen of...

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