This week in Concord history
Nov30

This week in Concord history

Dec. 2, 2000: Shortly before 2 p.m. Canterbury Country Store owner Bob Summers rings up his final sale and then shuts the place down. The store will reopen nearly a year later, after members of the community invest several hundred thousand dollars to buy it. Dec. 2, 1774: New Hampshire’s committee of correspondence, formed the previous year to stay in touch with other colonies about acts of the British Parliament, sends a...

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Until the clock strikes midnight
Nov30

Until the clock strikes midnight

Maybe you trekked out among the throngs of mall shoppers for a day – or night – of browsing on Black Friday. And you’ve likely had packages dropped off on your front porch after some late-night cyber hunting on Amazon. Now, complete the trifecta by coming to downtown Concord to see what your local merchants have to offer. Concord’s annual Midnight Merriment is returning to downtown Concord for a night of shopping, deals, food and...

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City newsletter
Nov30

City newsletter

Fall leaf collection Bagged leaf collection continues through Dec. 9, regardless of weather. Unlike bulk collection (which is weather dependent), snow will not suspend bagged leaf collection. However, it is important to bag leaves early if necessary to avoid leaves getting covered in snow. Leaves will be collected by the City’s solid waste contractor, Casella, and will be collected separately from trash and recycling. Residents with...

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Entertainment for the week of Dec. 1, 2022
Nov30

Entertainment for the week of Dec. 1, 2022

Live music Dec. 1 Jordan Fletcher with Maggie Ryan, with opener Nashville Newcomers will be at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. The Trio d’Anches de Concord presents “Exquisitely French! Reed Trios 1935-1945” as the December Bach Lunch Lecture at the Concord Community Music School at 12:10 p.m. Dec. 2 Spencer and the Walrus bring the music of the Beatles to the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Sam Hammerman at Over the Moon Farmstead from...

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Bulletin board for week of Dec. 1, 2022
Nov30

Bulletin board for week of Dec. 1, 2022

The crime that stunned the nation On August 19, 1997, in little Colebrook, New Hampshire, a 62-year-old carpenter named Carl Drega, a man with long-simmering property rights grievances, murdered state troopers Scott Phillips and Les Lord at a traffic stop in a supermarket parking lot. Then Drega stole Phillips’s cruiser and drove downtown to settle some old scores. By the end of the day three more were dead, Drega among them, and four...

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At Pitchfork Records, a downtown institution, what’s old is new again
Nov22

At Pitchfork Records, a downtown institution, what’s old is new again

With 49 years in the business of selling music, Michael Cohen has seen about everything. Lately, he’s seeing it all over again. “It’s gone back to the beginning!” said Cohen, the owner of downtown mainstay Pitchfork Records & Stereo, sounding both amused and a little incredulous. Cohen was a student at Henniker’s New England College in 1972 when he and some friends started selling vinyl records – then called LPs or long-playing...

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Entertainment for Nov. 23 to Dec. 3
Nov22

Entertainment for Nov. 23 to Dec. 3

Live music Nov. 25 Brad Myrick at Contoocook Cider Company from 1 to 4 p.m. Mikey G. at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m. Tina J at Makris Lobster & Steak House from 8 to 11 p.m. Brian Booth Jazz Quartet at Area 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. Kilroy at Penuche’s Ale House Nov. 26 Chris Torrey at Downtown Concord Winter Farmers Market form 9 a.m. to  12 p.m. The Hart of Sound (Colin Hart) at Contoocook Cider Company from 1 to 4 p.m....

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This week in Concord history
Nov22

This week in Concord history

Nov. 23, 2002: The Holiday Magic Parade, which has marked the beginning of the holiday season in Concord for 51 years, marches up Loudon Road in Concord. The procession includes emergency response vehicles, floats, decorated vehicles, equestrian units, clowns, eight marching bands and Santa Claus. Nov. 23, 1911: The New Hampshire Historical Society dedicates its building in Concord. The building was designed by Guy Lowell, also...

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CYPN: Mark Borak has a love of the outdoors
Nov22

CYPN: Mark Borak has a love of the outdoors

Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to the “Young Professional of the Month,” Mark Borak. Each month, the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. Mark Borak Where do you live? Bow, NH. Where do you currently work? I am one of three Independent Financial Advisors at Bahr Casey Financial Services. I help people reach their...

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Bulletin board
Nov22

Bulletin board

Concord tree lighting Head downtown for the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in City Plaza on Nov. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. Several streets will be closed from 3 to 7:30 p.m. for the event, including Main Street, from Centre Street to School Street; North State Street, from Park Street to Capitol Street; Park Street from Main Street to North State Street; and Capitol Street from Main Street to North State Street. Writing mindfully...

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Entertainment listings for the week of Sept. 8, 2022
Sep07

Entertainment listings for the week of Sept. 8, 2022

Live music Sept. 8 Josh Foster at Uno’s from 6 to 9 p.m. Andrew North at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 Sam Hammerman at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 10 Hank Osborne at the Contoocook Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eric Marcs at Contoocook Cider Company from 1 to 4 p.m. Dave Talmage at Over the Moon Farmstead from 2 to 5 p.m. Mikey G at Chen Yang Li from 7 to 10 p.m. Dean Harlem at Over the Moon Farmstead...

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Multicultural Festival at Keach Park
Sep07

Multicultural Festival at Keach Park

The final touches are being put together as organizers prepare for the annual Concord Multicultural Festival, from 10:30 a.m, to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Keach Park in Concord. Each year, the Concord Multicultural features a full lineup of performances, food vendors, craft vendors, artists and activities that represent the dozens of cultures from around the world, presented by folks who live and work locally. The food vendors are...

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A downtown tour

Upstairs Downtown The Upstairs Downtown Walking Tour group will meet on Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a tour of downtown Concord. The tour covers five historic destinations and exclusive vantage points of downtown and the NH State House. This year’s tour combines fan-favorite locations from 2019 and new stops to behold and explore: the Sheraton Building and the Eagle Hotel, the Concord Public Library, the SMILE Building, and two...

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Book: Marigold and Daisy
Sep07

Book: Marigold and Daisy

Marigold and Daisy By Andrea Zuill (32 pages, children’s fiction, 2018)   I didn’t know I had a favorite book involving snails until I discovered Andrea Zuill’s Marigold & Daisy in our Children’s Room. Marigold is used to being the only girl in her family of snails until Daisy, her younger sister, comes along. At first, Marigold is excited to have a mini-me, but the shine of a new sibling wears off as that baby sister gets...

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This week in Concord history

Sept 8, 1774: At Portsmouth, an angry mob stones the house of Edward Parry, the tea agent, after learning that, in violation of their boycott, he has allowed the unloading of 30 chests of tea from the mast ship Fox.   Sept. 8, 1679: New Hampshire is declared a separate royal colony.   Sept. 8, 1974: One month after Richard Nixon’s resignation, President Ford pardons him. Retiring U.S. Sen. Norris Cotton of New Hampshire...

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CYPN: Anthony Bricchi loves seeing new faces
Sep06

CYPN: Anthony Bricchi loves seeing new faces

Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to the “Young Professional of the Month,” Anthony Bricchi. Each month, the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. Anthony Bricchi How old are you? 27. Where do you live? Concord. Where do you work? I currently work at SafeBooks Accounting Solutions as a bookkeeper and payroll administrator....

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Ice season at Everett Arena
Sep02

Ice season at Everett Arena

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: Skating at Everett Arena After another successful spring and summer season of dry floor shows and events, staff at the Douglas N. Everett Arena are getting ready for the return of the ice. Arena staff and Concord General Services’ Public...

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Entertainment listings for week of Sept. 1, 2022
Aug30

Entertainment listings for week of Sept. 1, 2022

Live music Sept. 1 Mikey G at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Josh Foster at Uno’s from 6 to 9 p.m. Drum Circle from 7 to 9 p.m. and Faith Ann from 9 to 11 p.m. at Area 23. Sept. 2 Off Duty Angels at Makris Lobster and Steak House from 7 to 10 p.m. Billy Wylder at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Senie Hunt at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Charlie Chronopoulos at Over the Moon Farmstead...

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This week in Concord history

Sept. 1, 1782: The Rev. Timothy Walker, who has served as Concord’s Puritan minister from around the time of its settlement in 1730, collapses while preparing for a service and dies. He is 77 years old.   Sept. 1, 1939: Germany attacks Poland. The Concord Monitor’s lead editorial says: “We feel certain that try as hard as we may, we cannot stay out of the war if it is at all prolonged.”   Sept. 2, 1947: Plans to install the...

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City news: Wings & Wheels show this month
Aug30

City news: Wings & Wheels show this month

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: Zoning Board of Adjustment: Sept. 7, 7 p.m. City Council: Sept. 12, 7 p.m....

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Bulletin board

Exploring history Gibson’s is continuing its Literary Lunchtime brown-bag lunch author events on Sept. 8 at noon, with Phil Primack presenting his exploration into the life of an Epping woman from the 19th century, in Put It Down on Paper: The Words and Life of Mary Folsom Blair, a Fifty-Year Search. Mary E. Folsom Blair was just a name on a listing sheet when young writer Phil Primack bought her Epping, New Hampshire, property in...

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This week in Concord history

Aug. 25, 1855: Concord establishes its first public library. The city council appropriates $1,500: “$300 for fixtures, the residue for books.”   Aug. 26, 1988: State Rep. Eugene Daniell Jr. of Franklin, firebrand soapbox orator and former radical, dies at 83. He was one of the first politicians in New Hampshire to call for the resignation of President Richard Nixon.   Aug. 26, 1988: Developers abandon plans for a seven-story...

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Car show returns to New England Racing Museum
Aug23

Car show returns to New England Racing Museum

On Aug.  27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the New England Racing Museum will host the Hot Rods, Muscle and More Car Show, presented by Shea Concrete Products. Accepting all makes, models, and years, the show will feature more than 150 vehicles with proceeds to support the mission of the New England Racing Museum.“Everything we do is meant to preserve and educate the public on the history of New England motor racing,” said Thomas Netishen,...

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Entertainment listings for the week of Aug. 25, 2022

Live music Aug. 25 Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Josh Foster at Uno’s from 6 to 9 p.m. Paul Hubert at Area 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 26 Brickyard Blues at Makris Lobster and Steak House from 7 to 10 p.m. Kimayo at Contoocook Cider Co. from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wood Wind and Whiskey at Shara Vineyards from 6 to 8 p.m. Hank Osborne at Area 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. Green Heron at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 27 John...

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City news: Pick up an absentee ballot September’s primary

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: Zoning Board of Adjustment: Sept. 7, 7 p.m. City Council: Sept. 12, 7 p.m....

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Bulletin board

N.H. author Christina Holbrook returns to New Hampshire and visits Gibson’s Bookstore Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. to present her book, All the Flowers of the Mountain. Set in New Hampshire, All the Flowers of the Mountain is a coming-of-age love story combined with a mystery that haunts the characters for the rest of their lives. Brought to us by the New Hampshire Writer’s Project, we’re pleased to welcome Holbrook back. In a Paris art gallery,...

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Book: If You Were the Moon
Aug23

Book: If You Were the Moon

If You Were the Moon By Laura Purdie Salas, illustrated by Jaime Kim (32 pages, children’s fiction, 2017) This story begins with a child talking to the moon about how tired she is, musing that she wishes she could be like the moon and do nothing. The moon says back, “But I do so many things, child. And if you were me, you would too.” With charming and cheerful illustrations, Laura Purdie Salas’ If You Were the Moon invites children to...

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Live entertainment the week of Aug. 18, 2022
Aug16

Live entertainment the week of Aug. 18, 2022

Live music Aug. 18 Josh Foster at Uno Pizzeria from 6 to 9 p.m. Bryan Killough at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19 Chris Powers at Makris Lobster and Steak House from 6 to 10 p.m. Alex Cohen at Contoocook Cider Company from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Andrew North and the Rangers at Shara Vineyards from 6 to 8 p.m. Paul Driscoll at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m. Red Road House Band from 8 to 11 p.m. at Area 23 Aug. 20 4 R Souls at...

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Catch a free concert before summer ends

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: Community concerts Mike Gallant: Sunday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. at Merrimack Lodge at White Park Freese Brothers Band: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. in Eagle Square The Rebel Collective: Thursday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m. in Eagle Square Shana Stack Band:...

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Bulletin board

Doggie mystery Spencer Quinn returns to Gibson’s Bookstore with the 13th offering from his extremely unreliable (but lovable) canine narrator, in Bark to the Future! This author talk will be held on Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The 13th Chet & Bernie mystery, has Bernie investigating his own past, all the way back to high school, and discovering that all is not as it seemed. Free and open to the public. If you cannot make this event,...

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