XC ski trails open at Beaver Meadow
Jan18

XC ski trails open at Beaver Meadow

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:XC ski trailsThe cross-country skiing trails at Beaver Meadow Golf Course are open and are groomed daily as snow conditions allow.For more information on the outdoor skating areas and XC Ski Trail map please visit...

Read More
Book: Clean: The New Science of Skin
Jan14

Book: Clean: The New Science of Skin

Clean: The New Science of Skin By James Hamblin (280 pages, nonfiction, 2020) I often enjoy nonfiction titles that promise to share “the new science” behind a quotidian topic —and in that vein, Clean: The New Science of Skin does not disappoint! In this work, Dr. James Hamblin — a physician specializing in preventive medicine and public health, staff writer for The Atlantic, and lecturer in health policy at Yale University —...

Read More
Book: Intimacies
Jan13

Book: Intimacies

Intimacies By Katie Kitamura (225 pages, literary fiction, 2021) Intimacies is a novel that explores the nuances of relationships, both personal and professional. Our unnamed narrator finds herself rootless as she leaves New York and relocates to The Hague; her father is deceased, and her mother moved to Singapore, a place our narrator holds no personal connection with. Her first assignment in her new job as an interpreter for the...

Read More
Live entertainment from Jan. 13 to 22
Jan13

Live entertainment from Jan. 13 to 22

Live music Jan. 13 Chris Peters at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 Eric Lindberg and Friends at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Iron and Wine at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Tyler Allgood at Penuche’s Ale House at 9 p.m. Jan. 15 Bluegrass Jam at Area 23 at 2 p.m. Stoned Wasp at Area 23 at 8 p.m. John Franzosa at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Chris Peters at the Downtown Concord Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon. Mikey G. at Concord Craft Brewing from 3...

Read More
Looking back to 1861: Busy at the  J. C. Norris Bakery 
Jan13

Looking back to 1861: Busy at the J. C. Norris Bakery 

As the early citizens walked the cobbled Concord Main Street late into the evening, well after the lone gas lighter had extinguished his lanterns after midnight, there was still activity in our little town. We had a war to fight and the troops needed to be fed, and that was just what the J.C. Norris & Company (Concord Theatre Building) at 18 South Main Street did all throughout the night. The ovens were blazing back during the...

Read More
CYPN: Forming connections in Concord
Jan13

CYPN: Forming connections in Concord

Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to the “Young Professional of the Month,” Cory James Schofield. Each month, the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. Cory James Schofield Where do you live? Right here in Concord, NH! Where do you work? NHTI – Concord’s Community College What’s your favorite part of the work day? Due to...

Read More

Bulletin board

Poetry discussion Carol Westberg and Sue Burton join Gibson’s Bookstore virtually for a poetry reading on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The lyric poems in Ice Lands journey through regions of knowing and not knowing, alive to our mortal connections in this precarious world. According to poet Mark Cox, these poems navigate “the liminal intersections of the natural and human worlds,” and Betsy Sholl describes Ice Lands as “a luminous and...

Read More

This week in Concord history

Jan. 13, 1968: Marine Lt. Alfred Russ, 24, of Hancock dies of wounds in Quang Tri Province. He is the 99th serviceman from New Hampshire to die during the Vietnam War.   Jan. 14, 2003: Two students from Holderness School are killed in a hit-and-run accident while walking along Route 175A in Plymouth.   Jan. 14, 2001: Concord’s Adam Young enjoys his view of the New York Giants’ 41-0 thrashing of the Minnesota Vikings in the...

Read More
City news: Councilors inaugurated at ceremony
Jan10

City news: Councilors inaugurated at ceremony

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: City Council Priority Setting Session: Jan. 18, TBD Planning Board:...

Read More
Bulletin board: Author talks
Jan06

Bulletin board: Author talks

‘Starless Crown’ discussion Copper Dog Books, Gibson’s Bookstore, and Tubby & Coos Mid-City Bookshop are pleased to present James Rollins, in conversation with Terry Brooks, as they discuss Rollins’s new novel, The Starless Crown. The virtual event will be held Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. via Crowdcast. Copies of The Starless Crown purchased from these bookstores will come signed and with a Fight the Moon pin. An alliance embarks on a...

Read More
Book: Hour of the Witch
Jan06

Book: Hour of the Witch

Hour of the Witch By Chris Bohjalian (400 pages, historical fiction, 2021) In his historical novel Hour of the Witch, Chris Bohjalian once again demonstrates a penchant for meticulous research and an ability to create intriguing characters. Set in Boston in the 1600s, the book follows the struggle of 24-year-old Mary Deerfield to divorce her abusive husband. Mary is beautiful, intelligent, and comes from a wealthy family. If she was...

Read More
Poem: Winter Fire
Jan06

Poem: Winter Fire

  The sky is on fire, as it nestles to the hill,   darkness descending upon us, accompanies the winter chill.   Let us embrace this season, as we long for yet another new spring,   when the maple sap does run, our thoughts are comforting.   As I view this setting sun, recalling sunsets past still,   the sky is on fire, as it nestles to the...

Read More
Entertainment for Jan. 6 to 15
Jan06

Entertainment for Jan. 6 to 15

Live music Jan. 6 Purgin Sin with King’s Petition at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Dave Gerard at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 Brooks Young Band at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Lucas Gallo at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Jan. 8 Get the Led Out at the Capitol Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. John McArthur at the Downtown Concord Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon Alex Cohen at Concord Craft Brewing from 3 to 5 p.m. Mikey G. at Chen Yang Li...

Read More

This week in Concord history

Jan. 6, 2003: Several Penacook residents ask the city to save their beloved, but most likely doomed, Rolfe barn: They ask the city to seize it through eminent domain. The request is made in a petition filed just minutes before city hall closes. After months of battles between history buffs and property developers, the Penacook Historical Society will own the barn.   Jan. 6, 2002: The New England Patriots trounce the Carolina...

Read More

Vaccine clinic on Sunday, walk-ins welcome

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Thursday, due to the holidays. 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: City Council monthly meeting: Jan. 10, 7 p.m....

Read More
Book: Akata Witch
Dec31

Book: Akata Witch

Akata Witch By Nnedi Okorafor (349 pages, young adult fantasy, 2011) Sunny, a teenager with albinism, recently moved to her parent’s home in Nigeria from New York. At school she faces bullying and is frequently called a witch. Even worse, she can’t play soccer with the rest of the kids because the sun burns her skin. Shortly after having a vision of apocalypse while gazing into a candle flame, she befriends Orlu, a boy at school, and...

Read More

Entertainment Dec. 30 to Jan. 8

Live music Dec. 30 Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31 Piccola Opera presents “The Dickens Carolers on Tour” at the Concord City Auditorium at 6 p.m. Faith Ann Band NYE Party at Area 23, Ben Harrison opens at 7 p.m. NYE Party with Felix Holt at Penuche’s Jan. 1 Gabby Martin at the Downtown Concord Winter Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to non Andrew Geano at Concord Craft Brewing from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Colin Hart at Chen Yang Li...

Read More
A whole world of winter
Dec30

A whole world of winter

Indoor Ice Skating The Everett Arena offers ice skating from mid-September through mid-March. During the ice skating season, the arena offers public skating, stick practice, skating lessons for beginners, learn to play hockey, travel youth hockey, and high school hockey. Public ice skating hours are Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $6. Kids ages 3 and under are free. Skate...

Read More
Looking back: Pembroke Bridge in Concord
Dec29

Looking back: Pembroke Bridge in Concord

The old “Pembroke Bridge,” also known as the Manchester Street Bridge, was designed by Storrs Bridge Engineers. It was built by the City of Concord, replacing the old wood lattice bridge which was built in 1891 taking the place of a bridge that was carried away by the freshet the same year. The original bridge was a toll bridge, one of several toll bridges at Concord that crossed the Merrimack River in the city. The photograph depicts...

Read More

This week in Concord history

Dec. 30, 1894: The first meeting is held at Christian Science’s lovely stone Mother Church in Boston. The religion’s founder, Mary Baker Eddy, a native of Bow, authorized the building of the Mother Church two years before.   Dec. 30, 1993: The state Supreme Court rules that the state has a constitutional obligation to provide adequate public education to all children. Gov. Steve Merrill says that because the state is...

Read More

City news: Concord to host vaccine clinic

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Thursday, due to the holidays. The full newsletter can be found by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights: Upcoming 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: City Council: January 3, 7 p.m....

Read More

This week in Concord history

In our haste to get back to decorating Christmas cookies, we printed this week’s history last week. So here is last week’s history this week.   Dec. 23, 2000: Bradlees department store on Fort Eddy Road is about to go out of business, the Monitor reports. The 105-store chain, which struggled through the 1990s, will close all of its locations. Dec. 23, 1861: Israel Drew of Pittsfield lies about his age and joins Company G of the...

Read More

Final days to view holiday light display

Time is running out if you haven’t yet visited the Gift of Lights at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. View more than 3.5 million twinkly LED lights for the 11th annual display of holiday cheer through Jan. 2. This year, the 2.5-mile drive-thru light show will feature 3.5 million lights, a 150-foot RGB (red/green/blue) Tunnel of Lights, new arches, toys, numerous scenes including the popular 12 Days of Christmas and much more. Crews are...

Read More
Share a snapshot of holiday lights
Dec23

Share a snapshot of holiday lights

The Concord Monitor and Next level Auto are sponsoring a Holiday Light Display Contest. From indoor holiday lights to outdoor festive displays we want you to help light up our page! To enter, submit a picture of holiday lights that you enjoy during the holiday season! One random participant will win a $250 Car Care Package from Next Level Auto! The package includes free oil change, free alignment, free tire rotation, free tire balance...

Read More

Entertainment Dec. 23 to Jan. 2

Live music Dec. 23 Paul Hubert at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Karaoke with DJ Dicey at Area 23 Alan Roux at Makris Lobster and Steak House from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 24 Early music at Area 23 from 4 to 10 p.m. Dec. 25 Mikey G at Chen Yang Li from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 26 Colin Hart at Concord Craft Brewing from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 28 Scott Solsky at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29 Lee Ross at Penuche’s at 8:30 p.m. Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m....

Read More
Book: The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery
Dec22

Book: The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery

The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery By Richard Osman (355 pages, mystery, 2021) The Thursday Murder Club is back! Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim all live at Cooper’s Chase, a retirement village in Kent, England. But they are not typical retirees. Instead of doing crafts or jigsaw puzzles, they solve mysteries, usually cold cases. A significant person from Elizabeth’s mysterious past comes to ask her for help....

Read More
Looking back: Returning home, soldiers found a new world
Dec22

Looking back: Returning home, soldiers found a new world

Battles are sometimes fought on many different fields. On the field of glory, sometimes in your very own neighborhood. There are other times the battle continues with tragic memories that will always remain. A century ago, there were many battles being fought in many different areas. As young men and women received the good news on the front telling them World War I had ended, the struggle continued for many. The forlorn soldiers...

Read More
City news: Concord prepares to handle winter weather
Dec21

City news: Concord prepares to handle winter weather

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: Equipment ready for winter operations Concord recently received its first accumulation of snow for the season and more snow is in the forecast. There are approximately 38 trucks city-wide (27 for General Services) that get equipped with...

Read More
Poem: Christmas Eve
Dec18

Poem: Christmas Eve

The snow gently falls, the logs in the fireplace burn bright, children are nestled, safely home this special night. Thoughts wander to another time, the old are once again young at heart, Christmas past is recalled this eve, old family and friends still apart. The days are recalled gently, for the memories are cherished just so, this Christmas rekindles another time, memories that I only know. The years may pass, but those old...

Read More
Book: Laundry Love: Finding Joy in a Common Chore
Dec17

Book: Laundry Love: Finding Joy in a Common Chore

Laundry Love: Finding Joy in a Common Chore By Patric Richardson with Karin B. Miller (185 pages, nonfiction, 2021) This book first caught my eye because of the bright, cheerful cover with a yellow background and an icon of a heart inside a front-load washing machine. I personally find laundry to be a real slog of domestic drudgery. It’s always there (whatever you’re wearing while you’re washing your other clothes will, itself, become...

Read More

Our Newspaper Family Includes:

Copyright 2021 The Concord Insider - Privacy Policy - Copyright