Entertainment for April 14 to 23
Apr14

Entertainment for April 14 to 23

Live music April 14 Craig Fahey at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Bach Lunch Lecture on Modern Folkloric Music from Venezuela and Argentina, for trio at the Concord Community Music School at 12:10 p.m. A journey to the White Mountains in Words and Music with Howard Mansfield and Ben Cosgrove will be held at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 7:30 p.m. April 15 Boo Boo Groove at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Tim Kierstead at Over the Moon Farmstead at 7 p.m. April...

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This week in Concord history

April 14, 1865: Edwin Bedee of Meredith, a captain in the 12th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Regiment, goes to Ford’s Theater. He can see President Lincoln from his seat. After John Wilkes Booth jumps to the stage and flees, Bedee climbs over several rows and enters Lincoln’s box. He holds the president’s head while a surgeon searches for Lincoln’s wound. Bedee suddenly feels the president’s blood running into his hand. “Here is...

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Bulletin board for week of April 14, 2022

Easter celebration All are invited to attend a joyous Easter Worship Service at East Congregational Church UCC on April 17 at 10 a.m. The church is located at 51 Mountain Road, Concord. An Easter Egg hunt will follow the service. All children are invited! Go to eastchurchucc.org for more information, or call 224-9242. Author discussion Gibson’s Bookstore is pleased to virtually welcome New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman...

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City news: Murray is Officer of the Year

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: Police Officer of the Year Congratulations to Detective Nicole Murray, our 2022 Concord Police Officer of the year! This award is well deserved recognition for all of her hard work and dedication. She was recognized at the Greater...

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Young professional of the month: Entrepreneur opens first shop in Concord
Apr12

Young professional of the month: Entrepreneur opens first shop in Concord

Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to the “Young Professional of the Month,” Carolyn Herrick. Each month, the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. Carolyn Herrick Where do you live? Bow Where do you currently work? Homebody, a new home décor store and baby boutique on Main Street! Tell us a little bit about opening your...

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Entertainment for April – 17
Apr07

Entertainment for April – 17

Live music April 7 Bela Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart at the 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts Bach Lunch Lecture on Latino American Forkloric Music at the Concord Community Music School at 12:10 p.m. Kimayo at Over the Moon Farmstead at 7 p.m. Joey Placenti at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. April 8 Colin Hay at the Capitol Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Dueling Pianos at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Outside Health at Area 23 at 8...

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This week in Concord history

April 7, 1774: The New Hampshire Assembly, predecessor of the Legislature, reconvenes after a long hiatus. It does not immediately choose a new committee of correspondence, the vehicle by which the colonies share information about acts of Parliament, but will soon do so in response to British efforts to control the Port of Boston.   April 7, 1965: The Monitor reports on plans for a new $1.2 million state liquor store on Storrs...

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Book: Cultish

Cultish By Amanda Montell (320 pages, nonfiction, 2021) In this second book by the creator of the podcast ‘Sounds Like a Cult,’ Amanda Montell discusses the language people use to make themselves and others feel like they belong. Language is the primary tool we use to interact with society, and the word choices we make define how we view ourselves and others. More importantly, it can be used to manipulate others – but only if...

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Barbara Morse’s ‘Around Town’ at chamber
Apr05

Barbara Morse’s ‘Around Town’ at chamber

New Hampshire Art Association artist Barbara Morse will have her artwork on display in an exhibit titled, “Around Town,” at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center beginning in April. Morse has developed her own style of drawing with graphite that she calls “In Sharp Focus.” Indeed, those viewing her work could easily get lost in examining all the details she puts into her pieces. A Connecticut native, receiving her...

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City news: Outdoor dining begins April 15 in Concord
Apr05

City news: Outdoor dining begins April 15 in Concord

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: Outdoor dining During the March City Council meeting, the City established a permanent outdoor dining policy in the City of Concord. This new program is an effort by the City to establish a uniform application and standards, as well as...

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Bulletin Board
Apr05

Bulletin Board

Author talk From the co-author of The Spirit Almanac and mindbodygreen’s Senior Sustainability Editor comes a timely guide to reconnecting with the outdoors, with new science on why nature makes us healthier and happier in body and soul. Author Emma Loewe visits Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on April 13 at 7 p.m. to present Return to Nature: The New Science of How Natural Landscapes Restore Us. She is joined in conversation by Gibson’s...

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An artistic journey to the White Mountains
Apr05

An artistic journey to the White Mountains

Writer Howard Mansfield and composer Ben Cosgrove will be performing “A Journey to the White Mountains in Words and Music” at the Capitol Center for the Arts on April 14, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 and are available online at ccanh.com. The show is about how the discovery of the White Mountains affects us to this day. “Pioneering artists in the 19th Century taught Americans how to look at the wilderness,” said Mansfield. “Americans...

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Book: The Last Bookshop in London
Apr05

Book: The Last Bookshop in London

The Last Bookshop in London: A Novel of World War II By Madeline Martin (320 pages, fiction, 2021) It is August 1939. Grace Bennett and her best friend Viv have always wanted to live in London. They travel to the big city just as blackout curtains are being put up and people are preparing for the blitz. Viv gets a job at Harrod’s, the magnificent department store. But Grace is given a job (reluctantly) by Mr. Evans at his bookshop....

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Entertainment for March 31 to April 10

Live music March 31 Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Celtic Woman, Postcards from Ireland, will be at the Capitol Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. April 1 Paul Driscoll at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 9 p.m. ABT Studio Company will be at the Capitol Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. River Sister at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. ODB Project at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Album party for June Sexton with opener Faith Ann at Area 23 at 8...

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This week in Concord history

March 31, 1968: Nineteen days after Sen. Eugene McCarthy captured 42 percent of the Democratic vote in the New Hampshire primary, President Lyndon B Johnson tells a national television audience: “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president.”   April 1, 2000: Concord’s Matt Bonner gets a taste of Final Four basketball as a freshman, scoring four points and grabbing two...

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City hall, garage work underway

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: April 6, 7 p.m. City Council: April 11, 7 p.m....

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Meet the CASL Class of 2022: Part 2
Mar29

Meet the CASL Class of 2022: Part 2

Twenty-five motivated high school sophomores from seven schools in the Greater Concord region are enrolled in Capital Area Student Leadership (CASL). Offered by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, and underwritten by Northeast Delta Dental, CASL is the state’s only regional student leadership and civics program. Enrolled students learn about Concord’s history and inner-workings, gain hands-on experience in public speaking...

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Bulletin board
Mar29

Bulletin board

Walker lecture The Walker Lecture Series invites you to join us for “Counterfeit Cash,” a tribute to Johnny Cash. Counterfeit Cash, a Johnny Cash tribute band, performs songs made famous by the man in black, including “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” and “Big River.” The concert will be held April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. Learn more at walkerlecture.org. Author talk...

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Woman World
Mar29

Woman World

Woman World By Aminder Dhaliwal (247 pages, graphic novel, 2018) In many ways, Aminder Dhaliwal’s graphic novel Woman World is a story of the dystopia-that-wasn’t. Set in a present or near-future Earth, this is the story of an exclusively female society that finds itself carrying on after a gradual, worldwide disappearance of men. After a predictably rocky transition (e.g. swaths of men being kidnapped, their ejaculate traded on the...

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Bulletin board
Mar24

Bulletin board

Walker Lecture The Walker Lecture Series invites you to join us for “Japan, Land of the Rising Sun,” a travelogue with Brent Winebrenner. Explore Japan with travel photographer and documentary filmmaker Brent Winebrenner. This multimedia presentation is a visual feast that will educate and inform the Walker audience about this magical land, her sometimes turbulent history, deep-rooted traditions, vibrant culture, and determined...

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Book: Rock Paper Scissors
Mar24

Book: Rock Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors By Alice Feeney (295 pages, thriller, 2021) What would life be like if you weren’t able to recognize anyone’s face — including your loved ones’? It would certainly be a challenge navigating day-to-day interactions; would you even be able to trust your sense of reality? Face blindness is a real condition, called prosopagnosia. It also plays heavily into the plot of Alice Feeney’s thrilling new novel, Rock Paper...

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Meet the CASL Class of 2022: Part I
Mar24

Meet the CASL Class of 2022: Part I

Twenty-five motivated high school sophomores from seven schools in the Greater Concord region are enrolled in Capital Area Student Leadership. Offered by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, and underwritten by Northeast Delta Dental, CASL is the state’s only regional student leadership and civics program. Enrolled students learn about Concord’s history and inner-workings, gain hands-on experience in public speaking and other...

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Entertainment March 24 to April 3

Live music March 24 Craig Fahey at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Crawlspace with opener Mike Morris at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. March 25 Masceo Williams at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Steven Fry Acoustic Trio at Area 23 from 6 to 7 p.m. Somewhere In Between at Area 23 at 8 p.m. Mr. Aaron at Kimball Jenkins at 9:30 a.m. Ziggy and Miles Johnson at Over the Moon Farmstead in Pittsfield at 7 p.m. Panorama (Tribute to Cars) with opener Being Petty...

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This week in Concord history

March 25, 2000: Concord High defenseman Joe Garofalo has been named Division I hockey player of the year, the Monitor reports. It is the second year in a row he has won the award, which he shares this year with Bishop Guertin goalie Dave MacDonald.   March 26, 2002: A new study shows that the combined willpower of town meeting voters across New Hampshire raised more money for conservation this year than any other public or...

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Camps ahead

The Insider will be highlighting a few summer camps this week, April 21 and May 19. Stay tuned for summer fun for kids. Hopkinton writing camp Writing camp for students entering grades 3 through High School will be offered at Maple Street School in Hopkinton from June 27 to July 1 or Aug. 15 to 19.   Options include full day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $200 or half-day 9 a.m. to noon for $150. Writing Camp is a time for students who love to...

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City news: Chisholm named interim fire chief
Mar21

City news: Chisholm named interim fire chief

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: Chisholm named interim fire chief Deputy Fire Chief John Chisholm has been named Interim Fire Chief of the Concord Fire Department, effective March 29 when current Fire Chief Sean Brown retires after an expansive and impressive career...

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Book: The Girl with the Louding Voice
Mar18

Book: The Girl with the Louding Voice

The Girl with the Louding Voice By Abi Daré (368 pages, fiction, 2020) The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré is an emotional, spirited, coming of age tale about the importance of keeping hope, knowing your self-worth, caring for others, and staying resilient during troubled times. Adunni, a 14-year-old Nigerian girl, dreams of continuing her education and becoming a teacher. When her mother dies she has to end her schooling and...

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Poem: Last sap bucket
Mar17

Poem: Last sap bucket

I walked the same hundred acres that my grandfather did so many decades ago. A slight fog was burning off as I crested the hill at the center of the property and looked out over the hundreds of New Hampshire sugar maples. A family tradition at first and then a very lucrative business for my grandfather, early mornings collecting the maple sap from each tin sap bucket followed by late nights feeding the fire in the sap house. He was a...

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Warner spotlights sap house tours, pancakes and syrup contest
Mar17

Warner spotlights sap house tours, pancakes and syrup contest

Warner’s maple producers join with the town’s organizations and businesses to create a town-wide maple celebration. Seven sap houses will be demonstrating how they turn sap into maple syrup and other maple treats: Baker’s Syrup, Bates Maple Syrup, Courser Farm, Kearsarge Gore Farm, Rogers Maple Syrup, Turyn’s Tap’n & Sap’n What’s Sappenin and Young’s Sugar House. Each sap house has a unique personality, and they’ll have different...

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Tapping into the sweetness
Mar17

Tapping into the sweetness

Give cabin fever the boot this March by celebrating New Hampshire Maple Month. The maple season is ramping up and maple producers across the state will be opening their sugar shacks to share their sweet products and the maple making process. People from across the Granite State have the opportunity to experience one of New Hampshire’s most beloved traditions. Will Streeter of Mac Hill Maple in Tamworth said that during Maple Month,...

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