Book: Mexican Gothic
Oct21

Book: Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic By Silvia Moreno Garcia (320 pages, fiction/gothic horror, 2020) Set in a remote mining town in 1950s Mexico, at first blush, Mexican Gothic doesn’t seem like the ideal setting for a traditional gothic tale. However, Moreno-Garcia expertly creates a cloying, dreary, and ghastly ambiance. The setting itself becomes a primary character, its atmosphere entwined with spine-chilling plot elements and mysterious characters....

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A tour of England The Walker Lecture Series invites you to join them for “Southern England with Marlin Darrah” on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium. Join Marlin Darrah – the world’s most traveled filmmaker – to see Southern England’s diverse cultural, historical, and scenic sites: Southampton, the White Cliffs of Dover, Canterbury Cathedral, the Cotswolds, Stonehenge, Cambridge and Oxford, Big Ben, the Parliament...

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Author events at Gibson’s bookstore
Oct20

Author events at Gibson’s bookstore

Criminal justice Gibson’s Bookstore is pleased to welcome Professor Ravi Shankar for a virtual pre-launch event as he presents his memoir, “Correctional,” on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. “Correctional” recounts Shankar’s experience with the criminal justice system stemming from an incident of racial profiling that took place in New York City during their “stop-and-frisk” years. It would eventually lead to him doing jail time. While in...

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Oct20

Live music Oct. 21 State Street Combo at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Patty Griffin and Gregory Alan Isakov at the Capitol Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. $50+ Oct. 22 Start Making Sense (a Talking Heads Tribute) at the Bank of NH Stage at 8 p.m. $18+ FuzzBoxx at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Andrew North and the Rangers at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Mikey G. at Over the Moon Farmstead in Pittsfield from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23 John Franzosa at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m....

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Family drama in Hatbox’s play
Oct19

Family drama in Hatbox’s play

Hatbox Theatre, in association with Lady Llama Productions, is proud to present American Son by Christopher Demos-Brown, from Oct. 15 to 24, at the Hatbox Theatre. A Florida police station in the middle of the night. Two parents searching for answers. Estranged couple Kendra and Scott must confront their feelings about their disparate histories and backgrounds after their son is detained by the local police following a traffic stop...

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This week in Concord history

Oct. 22, 1987: After passing through a small crowd bearing signs reading “Run, Don, Run,” and “New Hampshire Needs Trump,” real estate magnate Donald Trump tells the Portsmouth Rotary: “This country is in trouble. It needs strength, competence and intelligence.” But he adds: “I am not a candidate for president.”   Oct. 22, 1770: The trustees of Dartmouth College hold their first meeting in Keene, inaugurating the administration...

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City news: Pitco moves forward with Concord facility
Oct19

City news: Pitco moves forward with Concord facility

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: Pitco facility Pitco Frialator is moving forward with plans to construct a 356,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Concord on Integra Drive after the Concord Planning Board granted major site plan approval during their September...

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Making Strides day-of event guide
Oct14

Making Strides day-of event guide

Parking is available at the Hugh Gallen Parking Lot, on South Fruit Street. Welcome Tent: Volunteers will answer questions. Pink ribbon pins, programs, route maps and “I Am Making Strides For”  stickers are available. Survivor sashes available here and at Survivor Place. Survivor Place: Breast cancer survivors, their caregivers, and families are invited to join the survivorship community at Survivor Place. Be among others who have...

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Making Strides schedule
Oct14

Making Strides schedule

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Registration and team photos. Visit the Garden of Hope, Survivor Place, and photos at the Big Chair 12:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremonies Welcome Remarks: Cydney Dodge, Volunteer Event Co-Chair Presenting Sponsor Remarks: Concord Imaging Center Flagship Sponsor Remarks: Dartmouth Hitchcock Health Representative American Flag Presentation, Color Guard by University of NH ROTC National Anthem: Natalie Turgeon of the...

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Making Strides 2021 welcome letter
Oct14

Making Strides 2021 welcome letter

We are pleased to invite you to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of New Hampshire. All Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events in New Hampshire are combined into this one powerful event. We will have people from across the state joining together on Oct. 17 at Memorial Field in Concord. A not to be missed, powerful, Opening Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Survivors are honored and give a focus to the day with their survivor procession...

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CYPN: Ricard restarts professional of the month series
Oct14

CYPN: Ricard restarts professional of the month series

Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to the “Young Professional of the Month,” Emily Ricard. Each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. Emily Ricard How old are you? 25 Where do you live?  Concord Where do you currently work? I work at Bangor Savings Bank as a Treasury & Payment Services Officer. My role allows...

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This week in Concord history

Oct. 14, 1937: Norm D’Amours is born. A Democrat, he will serve in Congress from 1975 to 1985. In 1992 he will run unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for governor.   Oct. 14, 1846: A Northfield girl, Susan Maria Hills, is killed when her clothes catch fire from an open fireplace.   Oct. 15, 2002: Concord High juniors get the news that their statewide test scores rose significantly in all four subjects on the test,...

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Carrying the survivor place experience onward
Oct13

Carrying the survivor place experience onward

I am the Director of 2021 Volunteer Director of Survivorship for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of New Hampshire. This is a new role for me this year and I’m truly honored. I began walking over 20 years ago for Team Sarah’s Soldiers in support of a close family friend who lost her battle at a very young age. Later we would lose my father to prostate cancer and Sarah’s mother Donna to breast cancer. My mother is also a breast...

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’As a nurse and person who does a great deal of caregiving, now my role was completely reversed’
Oct13

’As a nurse and person who does a great deal of caregiving, now my role was completely reversed’

Prior to receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, I was healthy without any significant medical or surgical history. Receiving a cancer diagnosis just knocks you off your feet and everything you were looking forward to comes to a screeching halt. As a nurse and person who does a great deal of caregiving, now my role was completely reversed. How does one cope with feeling betrayed by a once healthy body that now requires chemotherapy,...

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Book: Lost Apothecary
Oct12

Book: Lost Apothecary

Lost Apothecary By Sarah Penner (301 pages, mystery, 2021) The story starts in London in February 1791. Nella Clavinger learned from her mother to be an apothecary, how to use herbs, plants and other natural ingredients to help women with all kinds of sicknesses and ailments. But her mother dies, and when Nella is horribly betrayed by her lover she turns to also making poisons. Nella will not give out poison to harm another woman,...

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City news: Share your thoughts on trails plan

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 will be held in person in Council Chambers at 37 Green St. (unless otherwise specified on the city’s calendar). Upcoming meetings include: Planning Board, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Election info Absentee ballots...

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Entertainment for week of Oct. 7

Live music Oct. 7 Craig Fahey at Hermanos from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 8 Dan Bauer, Becca Myari, Gardner Berry, Jack Bopp, and Sam McKenna at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Rap Night at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Grain Thief with Green Heron at the Bank of NH Stage at 8 p.m. Chris Palermo at the Pittsfield Moonlight Meadery from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 Rhythm Upstairs album release at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Trade at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Andre North at Concord Craft...

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Book: Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am
Oct06

Book: Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am

Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am By Julia Cooke (266 pages, nonfiction history, 2021) Come Fly the World is a new book about what it was like to work as a stewardess (the bygone term for “flight attendant”) for Pan American Airways in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. In ways that feel reminiscent of the TV show Mad Men, this story is at once thought-provoking, aspirational, infuriating, and immensely...

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Bulletin board: Author event at Gibsons

Mansfield to present book Howard Mansfield returns to Gibson’s Bookstore to present his newest book, Chasing Eden: A Book of Seekers on Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Chasing Eden is about the seekers all around us, about Americans seeking their Promised Land, their utopia out on the horizon – which by definition, is ever receding before us. In Chasing Eden we meet a gathering of Americans – the Shakers in the twilight of their utopia; the...

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Book: Circe
Oct06

Book: Circe

Circe By Madeline Miller (385 pages, fantasy, 2018) Madeline Miller’s stunning second novel opens with the line “When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist.” So begins the never-ending quest of Circe, the much-beleaguered, secondary antagonist from the famous tale of Odysseus we all remember from literature.  Traditionally, Circe is only featured in a few pages in the Greek myth of Odysseus, where she is portrayed as a...

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City man steps up to restore gate
Oct06

City man steps up to restore gate

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: Resident restores Old North Cemetery gate Concord resident Doug Wyman painted the gate at Old North Cemetery to give it a beautiful, refreshed look. He intends to continue painting a section at a time going forward. Thank you to Doug for...

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This week in Concord history

Oct. 8, 2001: Concord area cancer patients and their families win a prolonged and sometimes agonizing battle, when a state board approves Concord Hospital’s plan to bring radiation treatments closer to home. The decision clears the way for the hospital to install a $7.8 million radiation device in its new cancer treatment center. Oct. 8, 1856: A show called Price’s Ethiopian Minstrels opens at Concord’s Phenix Hall. The show,...

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Book: The Invisible Husband of Frick Island
Oct01

Book: The Invisible Husband of Frick Island

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island By Colleen Oakley (337 pages, fiction, 2021) Piper Parrish is a beautiful young widow living on Frick Island. Her husband Tom’s crab boat went down at sea, and his body wasn’t recovered. Stunned by grief, Piper carries on with life as if Tom is still alive and with her. Piper still cooks Tom breakfast, talks to him, and walks down to the boats with him every morning. Everyone in the small town...

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This week in Concord history

Oct. 1, 1900: A 26-year-old egg farmer named Robert Frost moves to a 30-acre farm in Derry.   Oct. 2, 1990: The U.S. Senate confirms the nomination of David H. Souter of Weare to the U.S. Supreme Court. At the State House in Concord, Souter tells a gathering of well-wishers: “I have been given much and much will be expected from me in return, and I will make that return to you and I will make it in the fullest measure that I...

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Tour upstairs downtown Join IntownConcord on Oct. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. as they celebrate the rich culture that exists in Concord. The 12th annual Upstairs Downtown Tour will feature local theatres and entertainment venues in the downtown area. Tour stops and entertainment include Red River Theatres for a short film (everyone starts here at 1 p.m.); Capital Center for the Arts for the Grateful Dead Tribute Band, “Crawl Space”; Bank of...

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Book: The Knowledge: A Richard Jury Mystery
Sep29

Book: The Knowledge: A Richard Jury Mystery

The Knowledge: A Richard Jury Mystery By Martha Grimes (364 pages, mystery, 2018) A gunman shoots two glamorous people outside of a London casino/art gallery. The gunman then jumps into a London black cab and goes for a long ride around London, exactly as if he wasn’t guilty of a crime. The cab driver Robbie Parsons fears for his life and signals to other black cab drivers along the way. They contact the local young pickpockets (think...

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Live Music
Sep29

Live Music

Live music Sept. 30 Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. DJ Lance at Area 23 at 9 p.m. Oct. 1 Karen Grenier at Moonlight Meadery in Pittsfield from 6 to 8 p.m. GA-20/JD Simo at Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. $12 live stream, $25 in person, +$2 at the door Oct. 2 Club Soda Band will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. at Eagle Square in a make-up from a rained-out summer concert. They play a wide variety of top 40, classic rock, dance, R&B, pop...

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Tune into the ‘Talk Concord’ pod

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: Upcoming city meetings City meetings will be 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, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. City...

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League of New Hampshire Craftsmen to present
Sep22

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen to present

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen plan to have a line-up of their juried members present outdoors along South Main Street during the weekend of the Capital Arts Fest. Members will be set up Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop for fine crafts from members of the League and talk with the makers about their process and inspiration. Participating artists include Jennifer Guest Armstrong, Lori...

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Capital Arts Fest schedule
Sep22

Capital Arts Fest schedule

FRIDAY 6 p.m. – “Sharing Oneself” Faculty Art Exhibit opening at Kimball Jenkins School of Art 6:45 p.m. – Barranquilla Flavor salsa lesson at Kimball Jenkins 7 p.m.  – Ballet Misha dance performance at Kimball Jenkins 7:30 p.m. – “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit” at the Hatbox Theatre (ticketed event) 8 p.m. – “Moonrise Kingdom” outdoor movie by Red River Theatres at Kimball Jenkins 8 p.m. – Eaglemania at the Capitol Center for the Arts...

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