Bulletin board for June 30, 2022

Author event K.J. Dell’Antonia visits Gibson’s Bookstore on July 6 at 6:30 p.m. to present her newest novel, In Her Boots! From the New York Times bestselling author of The Chicken Sisters comes a delightfully entertaining story about a ruse that goes awry and a chaotic homecoming that proves that confronting your past can sometimes set you free. Rhett Smith’s adventurous life is imploding. Just as she turns the big 4-0, her long-term...

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Don’t miss a chance to watch Sunset League
Jun28

Don’t miss a chance to watch Sunset League

The sun has set on the first half of the Sunset League’s season, but there is still a month of games left. The Concord Sunset League is the oldest after-supper amateur baseball association in the country. Started in 1909, its also the last of its kind in the state, and, as a result, attracts many Division II and III college players from cities such as Dover, Nashua and Keene who want to keep their arms warm for fall ball. Teams play...

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Entertainment the week of June 30, 2022

Live music June 30 Kid Pinky at Eagle Square at 7 p.m. Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Amythyst Kiah at Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Errol Wayne at Area 23 at 7 p.m. July 1 Amanda Adams at Contoocook Cider Co. at 4:30 p.m. Eric Lindberg Duo at Shara Vineyards at 6 p.m. Jud Caswell at Over the Moon Farmstead at 7 p.m. July 2 Joe Messineo at Contoocook Farmers Market at 9 a.m. Josh Foster at Over the Moon Farmstead at 2 p.m. Colin...

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City news: New art display installed downtown
Jun28

City news: New art display installed downtown

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: New Downtown Concord art Concord General Services’ Downtown Services Team helped install another new art piece last week in downtown Concord! “Earth Arch,” by artist Joe Chirchirillo Sculpture, was installed at the...

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Book: Norse Mythology
Jun28

Book: Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology By Neil Gaiman (mythology, 2017) In Norse Mythology, the inimitable Neil Gaiman once again earns his chops as a master of the fantastical. I listened to the audiobook version, narrated by Gaiman himself, and highly recommend that format for a particularly entertaining experience. Don’t confuse this 2017 release with the 2021-22 two-volume graphic novel adaptation of the same work. I haven’t seen the graphic novels yet...

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This week in Concord history

July 1, 1776: “The Declaration before Congress is, I think, a pretty good one,” delegate Josiah Bartlett of New Hampshire writes from Philadelphia. July 1, 1789: The Rev. Israel Evans is ordained as Concord’s second Congregationalist minister, succeeding the Rev. Timothy Walker. The town still pays the minister’s salary and living expenses. Walker, the first minister, served more than 58 years from his ordination in 1730. July 1,...

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A celebration of culture, community

Overcomers Refugee Services is presenting New Hampshire’s first Umuganda on June 25 at Keach Park in Concord. Overcomers works to unite all cultures, foster mutual respect and understanding, and build a stronger community for all. Since many of the New Americans in the Concord community are from Rwanda, Overcomers is putting on Umuganda, an event with deep roots in Rwandan culture. This participatory event will be open to the public...

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This week in Concord history

June 23, 1823: The New Hampshire Historical Society, formed earlier in the year in Portsmouth, moves to Concord. It will occupy a room in the State House for three years before moving to North Main Street near Ferry Street. June 23, 1785: A committee is appointed to lay out Main Street in Concord. A final report won’t be drafted until 1798. June 24, 2002: The state Supreme Court, casting aside partisan politics and assuming a key...

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Market Days schedule
Jun22

Market Days schedule

THURSDAY 10 – 8 KidZone sponsored by Vertical Entertainment (State House Lawn) 10 – 6 Doggy Splashpad (State House) 10 – 10:45 Music and Movement with Miss Heather (City Plaza) 11 – 1 Story time with Concord Public Library (State House Lawn) 12 – 12:50 Northeastern Ballet Theatre (Eagle Square) 1 – 1:45 Becca Myari (Main Street Stage) 1 – 3 TBD (Eagle Square) 2 – 2:45 Tyler Allgood (Main Street Stage) 2...

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Market Days returns to usual place on the calendar
Jun22

Market Days returns to usual place on the calendar

As Market Days returns to its regular June timing for the first time since the pandemic began, the annual downtown festival will focus on bringing music to all Concord residents – and appreciating the performers that make that art accessible. This June, Intown Concord is partnering with the Capital Center for the Arts to bring a big act to the three-day free festival. The alternative rock band Vertical Horizon, best known for their...

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Four years of fun
Jun22

Four years of fun

Concord rockers Andrew North & The Rangers will be celebrating their fourth anniversary at the Homegrown Stage (Bicentennial Square) during Market Days this year with a headlining set from 8 to 10 p.m. on Saturday. “We’re so excited about this,” Andrew said, “we are having so much fun making music right now and we are really happy to be able to invite our hometown community to celebrate with us!” The band started in 2018 when...

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Market Days vendor list
Jun22

Market Days vendor list

SHOPPING Wicked Crafty Fat and Habitat Gondwana & Divine Clothing Beeze Tees Screen Printing LDR- Lilise Designer Resale Fabulous Looks One Earth Body Care, LLC Hilltop Consignment Gallery Joe Kings Simply Birkenstock The Merrimack Company Lularoe Rock Candy and More Runa’s Crafts Inty Collection Penumbra Budget Blinds Spruce Home and Company Chopper’s Closet/Your Rustic Home CandleTree Soy Candles Ryan Cloutier...

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Concord Arts Market returns to Market Days
Jun21

Concord Arts Market returns to Market Days

The award-winning Concord Arts Market was founded in the fall of 2008 in downtown Concord by Katy Brown. Kitty Stoykovich, jewelry artisan and owner of Kitty Stoykovich Designs, ran the market between 2016-18. In 2019, Christa Zuber became the new producer of the Concord Arts Market. The Arts Market holds monthly vendor events including a stint at Market Days. Visit, shop, and show your support for these local artists during the...

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Book: Girl Waits with Gun
Jun20

Book: Girl Waits with Gun

Girl Waits with Gun By Amy Stewart (408 pages, fiction, 2015) In the summer of 1914, Constance Kopp and her two sisters, Norma and Fleurette, are riding in their horse-drawn buggy to Paterson, New Jersey, when a motorcar crashes into them! The car topples their buggy, pining Fleurette underneath it. They free her, and she has minor injuries, but the buggy is in pieces. The car’s owner Henry Kaufman refuses to pay for damages even...

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Live entertainment the week of June 16, 2022
Jun13

Live entertainment the week of June 16, 2022

Live music June 16 Chris Fahey at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. NHMC Artist Showcase at Area 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. June 17 Charlies Chronopoulos at Shara Vineyards from 6 to 8 p.m. Eric Lindberg at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tumble Toads at Penuche’s Dean Harlem and Rev. Todd Seely at Area 23 at 8 p.m. June 18 Tim Hazelton at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. The Brooks Young Band at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. The Guess Who at...

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City still needs summer lifeguards
Jun13

City still needs summer lifeguards

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: Lifeguards The Parks and Recreation Department is actively looking to hire more certified lifeguards to work this summer. Full-time and part-time positions are open. Please apply online as soon as possible. City meetings City meetings...

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This week in Concord history

June 16, 1864: Still short of the state’s recruiting quota for the Union Army, Gov. Joseph Gilmore announces a state bonus of $400 for any man who will sign up for the First New Hampshire Cavalry Regiment.   June 17, 1840: On Concord’s Rumford Square, a five-acre field of trees between School and Center streets below Rumford Street, a speech by the Whig Sen. Daniel Webster draws a rousing crowd. The speech follows a “Log Cabin...

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Jazz sanctuary On Sunday, June 19, at 1 p.m., Jazz Sanctuary will explore the theme “Journey” in the First Congregational Church sanctuary at 177 N. Main St. This will be the last Jazz Sanctuary in the N. Main St. building which has been the church’s home since 1937, since First Church and Jazz Sanctuary will be moving to lease shared space with Wesley United Methodist Church on Clinton St. at the end of June. The theme of this Jazz...

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Art exhibit features New Hampshire scenes
Jun13

Art exhibit features New Hampshire scenes

New Hampshire Art Association artist Lesley Morgan will have her latest artwork on display in an exhibit titled, “Live Free and Re-Create,” at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center beginning June 22. A digital artist, Morgan uses several techniques to recreate experiences that are richer than memories evoked by conventional photographs alone. Her subjects are iconic New Hampshire attractions reimagined and enhanced...

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Book: Rogue’s Company
Jun13

Book: Rogue’s Company

Rogue’s Company By Allison Montclair (337 pages, mystery, 2021) Two women friends living in London in 1946 have become business partners. Iris Sparks (called Sparks) and Gwendolyn Bainbridge started “The Right Sort Marriage Bureau,” and it is expanding. The book begins with Sparks taking Gwen to get some self-defense training. Gwen isn’t sure about this, but is willing to try. Then Gwen’s overbearing father-in-law returns from Africa...

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This week in Concord history

June 9, 1846: The cannon on Sand Hill in Concord booms the news that John Parker Hale of Dover, an anti-slavery leader, has been elected to the U.S. Senate.   June 10, 2003: In their season opener, Concord’s Quarry Dogs eke out a 3-2 win over the Sanford Mainers at Doane Diamond.   June 10, 2001: Merrimack Valley wins the Class I softball championship with a 4-1 victory over Monadnock. It’s the school’s first softball title...

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CYPN: Soldati is the new kid on the block
Jun08

CYPN: Soldati is the new kid on the block

Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to the “Young Professional of the Month,” Emmett Soldati. Each month, the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. Emmett Soldati How old are you? I’m turning 34 this month! Where do you live? Somersworth, NH. I am the owner of Teatotaller in Somersworth and now Concord. Tell us a bit about...

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Book: Big Lies in a Small Town
Jun08

Book: Big Lies in a Small Town

Big Lies in a Small Town By Diane Chamberlin (391 pages, fiction, 2019) This novel is told by two women from two different time periods.  In 1940, Anna Dale, a fledgling artist from New Jersey, wins the commission to paint a mural in the Post Office of Edenton, North Carolina.  Her mother has recently passed away, and Anna is alone in the world.  Anna bravely sets out to paint the mural, even though there are people in the small town...

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Stamp collectors The Merrimack County Stamp Collectors monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 14, at 1 p.m. at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow. We invite all who are interested in stamp collecting to attend, share their interest, buy, sell and trade. Meet other collectors and learn more about their hobby and enjoy the fellowship of others with varied interests in Philatelic resources and issues. Gain...

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Entertainment listings for June 9 to 18

Live music June 9 Scott Solsky at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Gardner Berry at Area 23 at 7 p.m. Bach’s Lunch Concert: Imagery Through Music at Concord Community Music School at 12:10 p.m. June 10 Groove Cats at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Dueling Pianos at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Tim Kierstead at Over the Moon Farmstead at 7:30 p.m. ODB Project at Penuche’s June 11 Crazy Steve Jam at 1 p.m. and Downtown Dave and the Deep Pockets at 8 p.m....

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City Council meets on June 13
Jun06

City Council meets on June 13

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 St. (unless otherwise specified on the City’s calendar). Upcoming meetings include: Finance Committee (FY 2023 Budget Review: Committee Work Session,...

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19th-century vehicles in an 18th-century setting
Jun02

19th-century vehicles in an 18th-century setting

Join the Penacook and Abbot-Downing historical societies for a fun afternoon of history at the Penacook Historical Society in Penacook on June 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. The societies have partnered  to bring a wide array of 19th-century Concord coaches, wagons, sleighs, and other unique vehicles from the Abbot-Downing collection at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds for public display at the 1790 Rolfe Barn. Last year, the arrival in Penacook of the...

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Help shape state policies at BIA roundtable The Business & Industry Association is holding roundtable talks throughout June that will help shape its 2023 public policy priorities. The Concord area roundtable is June 7 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Orr & Reno, 45 South Main St., in Concord. This roundtable is co-hosted by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. These important roundtable discussions are held throughout the state,...

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This week in Concord history

June 2, 1784: New Hampshire adopts a new constitution. The title “governor,” too reminiscent of British colonial rule, is changed to “president.” To celebrate the event, a parade marches up Main Street in Concord to the Old North Church. June 2, 1819: The State House opens in Concord. The legislative session will be notable for halting the practice of state subsidy for the Congregationalist Church. June 3, 1775: A month and a half...

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Entertainment for the week of June 2, 2022
May31

Entertainment for the week of June 2, 2022

Live music June 2 Bosey Joe and Trunk of Funk at Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Joey Placenti at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Bach’s Lunch Lecture: Takemitsu and Piazzolla: Twentieth-Century Master Composers and Innovators at the Concord Community Music School at 12:10 p.m. June 3 Paul Driscoll at Over the Moon Farmstand from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Beechwood and Boomsoss at Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Ben Harris, Garret Smith and Steven Fry...

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