City news: Keeping an eye on invasive plants
Aug09

City news: Keeping an eye on invasive plants

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: Invasive Plant Workshop Thank you to everyone who attended the Invasive Plant Workshop in Merrill Park. The City of Concord’s Park and Recreation Department, Planning Division, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, Conservation...

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Bulletin board for Aug. 11, 2022

Old is new Virginia Chamlee visits Gibson’s Bookstore on Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about how to shop for affordable vintage home decor and how to style it in a modern home, with her new book Big Thrift Energy: The Art and Thrill of Finding Vintage Treasures – Plus Tips for Making Old Feel New. Concord is home to several antique stores and thrift stores, and New England is prime country for accidentally discovering treasures...

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Entertainment listings for the week of Aug. 4, 2022

Live music Aug. 4 Josh Foster at Uno Pizzeria in Concord from 6 to 9 p.m. TBA at Eagle Square at 7 p.m. Joey Placenti at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 Dusty Gray at the Contoocook Cider Company from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Senie Hunt at the League of N.H. Craftsmen Fair Amanda Adama at Shara Vineyards from 6 to 8 p.m. Chris Lester at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m. Eric Lindberg Duo at Area 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. Quadraphonics at...

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City Council meets Monday

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: Aug. 8, 7 p.m. Planning Board: August 17, 7 p.m....

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Bulletin board for the week of Aug. 4, 2022

Dig into history Kathleen Bailey and Sheila Bailey visit Gibson’s Bookstore on Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. to present their book digging into the heartbreaking history and backstories of some of the statues and plaques dotting NH’s cities and landscapes, New Hampshire War Monuments: The Stories Behind the Stones. A heartbroken Danish sculptor gives a gift without measure to the town where his late wife enjoyed summers. A daughter pays...

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This week in Concord history

Aug. 4, 1926: It is announced in Conco rd that Allen Hollis, a local lawyer and civic leader known as “The Kingfish,” will donate 11.9 acres on South Fruit Street and $5,000 toward a football field and other athletic facilities. The land will become Memorial Field.   Aug. 4, 1965: Concord begins celebrating its bicentennial with neighborhood fairs, a Bicentennial Queen pageant, badminton, water polo and tugs of war.   Aug....

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COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems
Aug02

COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems

COVID Spring Edited by Alexandria Peary (97 pages, 2020, poetry) COVID Spring is a timely and earnest collection of New Hampshire poems, edited by our state’s Poet Laureate, Alexandria Peary. You may already know that April is National Poetry Month, which has given readers and writers something to anticipate each spring since 1996. Of course, life was anything but business-as-usual in April of 2020. That year, Perry and her fellow...

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The ripe time: Pick-your-own fruit near Concord
Jul26

The ripe time: Pick-your-own fruit near Concord

If you can stand being out in the heat for more than a few minutes, it’s time to make plans to visit one of the Concord area’s many pick-your-own farms. (And if you can’t stand the heat, most will have some pre-picked options for you to make a quick getaway.) Here’s a sample of a few of the places where you can find fruit to harvest yourself. Apple Hill Farm Pick-your-own strawberry season has ended at Apply Hill Farm, but now they...

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National night out
Jul26

National night out

Concord Police Department will be among those participating in the 2022 National Night Out. Concord’s event will be Aug. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rollins Park. National Night Out is America’s night out against crime. This will be the 38th annual night out in the United States. Activities planned for Rollins Park include food, music, bike safety, contests, youth activities, Touch-A-Truck, rock climbing walls, informational displays and...

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‘Bubble Boy’ staged at Hatbox Theatre
Jul26

‘Bubble Boy’ staged at Hatbox Theatre

Dive In Productions is proud to present Bubble Boy the Musical at the Hatbox Theatre from Aug. 5 to 14. From the creative team behind the cult classic movie Bubble Boy, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio take audiences back to early 2000s Palmdale, Florida, and the home of our Bubble Boy, Jimmy Livingston. Born with no immune system, Jimmy’s entire life has been spent behind the plastic walls of his bubble room with no one for company besides...

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Art on Main installations updated
Jul26

Art on Main installations updated

The City of Concord and Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce created “Art on Main” in 2018. This program enlivens and enhances Main Street with a year-round sculpture exhibit. Mixed with Concord’s classical art, it creates an open-air gallery that is free to enjoy, and on view every day. Installations may last from one to two years, typically remaining on view from 12 to 24 months. In 2022, the exhibit expanded beyond Main Street and...

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Entertainment for the week of July 28, 2022
Jul26

Entertainment for the week of July 28, 2022

Live music July 28 Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Paul Hubert at Area 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. Josh Foster at Uno Pizzeria & Grill in Concord from 6 to 9 p.m. Eric Lindberg Band at Butler Park in Hillsborough from 7 to 8 p.m. The Shanna Stack Band at Eagle Square from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 29 Fern Family Bank from 7 to 9 p.m. and the Quint-E-Sential Band from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Area 23 Joey Clark & the Big Hearts at...

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City news: Fall sports sign-up plus another week of camp
Jul26

City news: Fall sports sign-up plus another week of camp

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: Youth fall sports registration The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations of the upcoming youth sports season. Fall sports include: Archery (ages 6 and higher) NFL Flag Football Leagues (ages 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14) and...

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This week in Concord history

July 28, 1776: New Hampshire militiamen are mustered atop Mount Independence, across from Fort Ticonderoga, for a reading of the Declaration of Independence, adopted earlier in the month in Philadelphia. They cheer heartily and fire a 13-gun salute.   July 28, 1927: Nellie Taylor Ross, the nation’s first woman governor, stops at the Concord home of former New Hampshire governor John G. Winant. She is on her way to Tilton, where...

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Friends-a-Palooza The Friends Program is taking over Keach Park in Concord to celebrate International Friendship Day on July 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. Friends-a-Palooza is a family-fun event filled with free activities for kids of all ages. We will have crafts and field games, face-painting, kids Zumba, giant bubbles, corn-hole, music, dance and a storytelling read-a-thon, snacks, prizes and more. Friends-a-Palooza is designed to raise...

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Book: Sea of Tranquility
Jul26

Book: Sea of Tranquility

Sea of Tranquility By Emily St. John Mandel (255 pages, fiction, 2022) Emily St. John Mandel’s newest release, Sea of Tranquility, unfolds in a series of vignettes across a span of nearly five hundred years. It’s a spiderweb of characters across time, all facing similar themes of displacement and grief, and each of these threads is tied to a single anomalous phenomenon. Sea of Tranquility is one of those books that you can’t divulge...

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City news: Collections office temporarily closed
Jul18

City news: Collections office temporarily closed

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: 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: Aug. 3, 7 p.m. City Council: Aug. 8, 7 p.m....

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Pets

Categories presented by NY Smoke N Vape Shop   Boarder Winner: Bark Now! Second Place: Barking Dog Hooksett Runner Up: Cilley Veterinary Clinic Runner Up: Woodlawn Pet Resort Runner Up: Finlayson’s   Groomer Winner: Pawtopia Pet Grooming Salon & Boutique Second Place: Natural Instincts Holistic Pet Spa Runner Up: Bark Now! Runner Up: Finlayson’s Runner Up: Pet Smart   Pet Supply Winner: For the Love of Dogs...

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Shopping

Categories presented by Apple House Furniture   Antiques Winner: Concord Antiques Second Place: Hansel & Gretel Antiques Runner Up: Laconia Antique Center Runner Up: Showcase Consignment Runner Up: Parker French   Beer/Wine Specialty Store Winner: Concord Craft Beer Second Place: Smoke & Barley Runner Up: Capital Beverages Runner Up: Wine on Main Runner Up: Henniker Brewery   Book Store Winner: Gibson’s...

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Sports and recreation

Categories presented by YMCA of Concord   Best spot to take visitors Winner: McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Second Place: Downtown Concord Runner Up: Canterbury Shaker Village Runner Up: Seacoast Runner Up: Franconia Notch State Park   Bowling Alley Winner: Boutwells Second Place: Funspot   Campground Winner: The Friendly Beaver Second Place: Bear Brook Runner Up: Gunstock Runner Up: Moose Hillock Runner Up: Silver...

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Weddings

Categories sponsored by Nicole’s Greenhouse & Florist   Bridal & Formal Wear Winner: A Day to Remember Second Place: Betty Dee Fashions Second Place: Modern Bride & Formal Shop Runner Up: Armardo Joseph Runner Up: Country Bridals and Formal Wear   Caterer Winner: Washington Street Café & Catering Second Place: Smokeshow Barbeque Runner Up: DeeLuxe Bartending and Event Staffing Runner Up: Red Blazer...

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Dining

Categories presented by Trend Acupuncture   Asian Food Winner: Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Second Place: MASA Runner Up: Chen Yang Li Concord Runner Up: Moritomo Runner Up: Tea Garden   Barbecue Winner: Smokeshow Barbeque Second Place: The Draft Restaurant and Grill Runner Up: Smoke Shack Southern Barbecue Runner Up: Georgia’s Northside Runner Up: KC’s Rib Shack   Breakfast Fare Winner: Tuckers Fare...

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Health and beauty

Categories presented by Serendipity Day Spa & Float Studio   Barber Shop Winner: The Modern Man Barbershop & Shave Parlor Second Place: Lucky’s Runner Up: American Barber Runner Up: Ruel’s Barber Shop Runner Up: Toby’s Barbershop   Gym Winner: Thrive Fitness Second Place: YMCA of Concord Runner Up: The Zoo Health Club Runner Up: Body Design by Joy Runner Up: Capital Fitness Center   Hair Salon Winner: Flora’s...

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Medical

Categories presented by Coppola Therapy   Acupuncturist Winner: Amy Grant, Concord Acupuncture Center Second Place: Trend Acupuncture Runner Up: Muscular Wellness Massage Therapist Runner Up: Concord Family Acupuncture Runner Up: Five Seasons Acupuncture   Audiologist Winner: Better Hearing Center Second Place: Concord Audiology Runner Up: Audiology Specialists Runner Up: New England Audiology Runner Up: Alliance Audio...

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Services

These categories sponsored by Brady Sullivan Properties   Bank Winner: Merrimack County Savings Bank Second Place: Ledyard National Bank Runner Up: Franklin Savings Bank Runner Up: TD Bank Runner Up: Citizens Bank   Best Place to Work Winner: Exacom Second Place: R.S. Audley, Inc. Runner Up: The Rowley Agency Inc Runner Up: Ledyard National Bank Runner Up: Shaker Road School   Butcher Shop Winner: Concord Beef &...

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Active Aging

Categories presented by Havenwood Heritage Heights   55+ Communities Winner: Havenwood Heritage Heights Second Place: John H. Whitaker Assisting Living Runner Up: Presidential Oaks Runner Up: Sherwood Glen-Raymond NH   Assisted Living Winner: Havenwood Heritage Heights Second Place: John H. Whitaker Assisting Living Runner Up: Gerrish Manor Runner Up: Taylor Community at Laconia Runner Up: Presidential Oaks   Retirement...

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Arts and entertainment

Categories presented by New Hampshire Federal Credit Union   After Hours Hangout Winner: El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant Second Place: The Common Man Runner Up: Chuck’s Barbershop Runner Up: Kettlehead Brewery Runner Up: Area 23 Runner Up: Margarita’s   Art Gallery Winner: Currier Musem of Art Second Place: Kimball Jenkins Runner Up: Two Villages Art Society Runner Up: Newmarket Millspace Gallery   Birthday Party Venue...

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Automotive

Categories presented by Next Level Automotive    Auto Body Winner: Guimond’s Autobody Second Place: Above All Collision Center Runner Up: Key Collision Runner Up: Banks Runner Up: Banks collision center   Auto Detailing Winner: Concord Auto Spa Second Place: Unos Runner Up: DriveBy Suds Mobile Detailing Runner Up: Divine Detailing Runner Up: Paul’s executive car car   Auto Parts Winner: Gilbert Driveline Service...

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Spooktacular Do you like scary movies? Have you ever wondered why? Nina Nesseth visits Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on July 27 at 7 p.m. to present Nightmare Fuel: The Science of Horror Films, a pop-science look at fear, how and why horror films get under our skin, and why we keep coming back for more. Nina will be in conversation with Gibson’s own Queen of Scream, Ryan, to talk about the movies that make our skin crawl and delight...

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This week in Concord history

July 21, 1857: The Coos Republican reports that Joseph Roby, 23, of Clarksville is struck and killed by a bolt of lightening while sitting in his house. “His cap and boots were torn in pieces, but no mark was found upon his person. Several individuals were in the house at the time, but none of the rest were injured materially.”   July 21, 1861: Col. Gilman Marston of the Second New Hampshire Volunteers is shot in the shoulder at...

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