Penelope got a keepsake bib thanks to Janet Ulbrich
Jun19

Penelope got a keepsake bib thanks to Janet Ulbrich

Since we first debuted sweet little Penelope a couple weeks ago, I’ve gotten lots of emails and phone calls with congratulatory wishes. It’s been nice to have that kind of response since returning to work on much less sleep than before adding our newest member of the Goodwin family. But Janet Ulbrich took things to another level. When I spoke to her about the latest bib creation she made for the Royal family, it came up that my wife...

Read More
On Display: See John Bonner’s ‘Streetwise’ at McGowan
Jun19

On Display: See John Bonner’s ‘Streetwise’ at McGowan

In the last year John Bonner, known for his urban and suburban paintings, began experimenting to spark his creative spirit. Doing what he called “some wild stuff,” he reduced colors and forms into abstract compositions that didn’t quite satisfy him. An avid reader, Bonner then sought inspiration from a bit in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – where a student discovers it’s much more helpful to the artistic project to write...

Read More
The Arts: Opening for Kimball Jenkins student show
Jun19

The Arts: Opening for Kimball Jenkins student show

Mill Brook Gallery Spring and Summer Through: Sept. 2 Outdoor Exhibit Through: Oct. 14 Location: 236 Hopkinton Road Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.   League of N.H. Craftsmen Celebrating 85 – The Stevens Collection Opens: June 29 Reception: June 29 Location: 49 S. Main St., Suite 100 Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Kimball Jenkins Student Show Through: June 30 Reception: Thursday,...

Read More
Photograph Kimball Jenkins
Jun19

Photograph Kimball Jenkins

Do you consider yourself a photographer? Are you good at setting up shots and capturing a scene that most people just wouldn’t see? Well, then you’ll want to grab your camera and make your way over to the Kimball Jenkins Estate before June 29 and snap some pictures of the historical property. The public (that’s you) is invited to explore and capture the historical elegance and natural beauty of Kimball Jenkins – both inside and out –...

Read More
Plenty of tunes during  Market Days week
Jun19

Plenty of tunes during Market Days week

Market Days week is upon us, and though that street festival will be jam-packed with music, there’s a lot more going on all week that doesn’t have anything to do with Market Days. Notably, singer Gordon Lightfoot, active since the 1950s, will bring his signature brand of Canadian folk music to the Capitol Center for the Arts on Friday. Take a look! MusicTuesday Kid Pinky at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. The Nevers’ Band at...

Read More
Red River Theatres to hold Music, Movie & Poster Sale during Market Days
Jun19

Red River Theatres to hold Music, Movie & Poster Sale during Market Days

Red River Theatres will be holding its annual fundraiser, the Music, Movie & Poster Sale, during Market Days. The theater will be selling gently used records, CDs, cassettes, DVDs and VHS tapes along with a selection of movie posters. The sale will take place inside the theater from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. If you are looking to add to your music or movie collection, stop in and check it out! All money raised...

Read More
Zonta Club of Concord to hold book sale during Market Days
Jun19

Zonta Club of Concord to hold book sale during Market Days

The Zonta Club of Concord will be selling used books in front of Viking House during Market Days. All proceeds from book sales will go toward scholarships for local women seeking to continue their education. Zonta will offer novels, collector’s books, self-help, children’s books, cooking, historical, coffee table books and many more for sale. Come and stock up on books for your summer reading, and help support women in their pursuit...

Read More
Concord Eye Center surgeon heading to Haiti on humanitarian mission
Jun19

Concord Eye Center surgeon heading to Haiti on humanitarian mission

Concord Eye Center ophthalmologist Dr. Erin Fogel will join SEE International (seeintl.org) and the Friends of Haiti organization, in cooperation with Haitian affiliate Double Harvest, on a cataract surgery mission later this month. While in Port-au-Prince, some in the group, including Fogel herself, will perform three days of cataract surgeries on patients in need, while others will be teaching surgical techniques to residents in a...

Read More
Well Done Awards presented to four local businesses and individuals
Jun19

Well Done Awards presented to four local businesses and individuals

The Well Done Awards, offered by the Capital Area Wellness Coalition, serve to recognize efforts in Merrimack County that support healthy eating and active living. Nominations are accepted from the community and reviewed by past winners and select members from the CAWC. Ten nominations were received this year with four winners selected and awarded by Mayor Jim Bouley. This year’s recipients include: Renee Plodzik, ARPN, Fit 4 A Cause;...

Read More
Concord area businesses, volunteers honored at Pinnacle Awards
Jun19

Concord area businesses, volunteers honored at Pinnacle Awards

Three local businesses and a local business leader were honored June 7 at the 13th Annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. The sold-out luncheon hosted 250 community, nonprofit and business leaders from the Capital Region who came to celebrate Pinnacle Award recipients nominated by peers and selected by a committee of last year’s winners. “We enjoy an abundance of civic engagement in the Capital...

Read More
Concord Police Department holds second annual Bike Rodeo at Steeplegate Mall
Jun19

Concord Police Department holds second annual Bike Rodeo at Steeplegate Mall

Do you remember your first bike? Where you rode it and who you rode with? On June 9, at least 100 kids got their first bike and rode with the Concord Police Department Bike Unit officers at the 2nd Annual Concord Police Department Bike Rodeo at the Steeplegate Mall. Police officers led groups of kids through stations, teaching them skills such as riding in a straight line, scanning over their shoulder while biking and avoiding hazards...

Read More
Bulletin Board: Concerts, gardening and networking event
Jun19

Bulletin Board: Concerts, gardening and networking event

Concert series kicks off June 26 The Summer Concerts on the Green series at Presidential Oaks kicks off June 26 and will continue weekly through Aug. 7. With the historic Odd Fellows Home as a backdrop, the public is welcome to join us and relax on the plush, green lawn in a comfortable chair while enjoying complimentary popcorn and bottled water during each performance. Opening the music season for the third consecutive year is the...

Read More
This Week in Concord History
Jun19

This Week in Concord History

June 19, 1807: Parliamentary maneuvering in the Legislature results in Concord being named the capital, ending several years of roving state government. June 19, 1856: One hundred booms of the cannon in Concord celebrate the nomination of John Charles Fremont, the first Republican candidate for president. The cheer goes up: “Free Soil, Free Men and Fremont.” June 19, 2000: Residents of Hull, Quebec, pedal through downtown Concord on a...

Read More
Around Town: We’ve now seen it all in this city
Jun19

Around Town: We’ve now seen it all in this city

So one day a couple of weeks ago, we were running super late for a phone interview and instead of making up some wild and crazy excuse or trying to speed demon our way to the office, we decided to pull into the parking lot of Terrill Park and make the call. Not ideal, but at this point, we’re used to using just about anywhere as our office away from the office. On our way out of the park, we noticed something that seemed a little out...

Read More
Dan Szczesny to speak about book ‘The White Mountain’ at Gibson’s Bookstore
Jun19

Dan Szczesny to speak about book ‘The White Mountain’ at Gibson’s Bookstore

Over the course of one calendar year, journalist Dan Szczesny explored the history and mystique of New England’s tallest mountain. But Mount Washington is more than just a 6,288-foot rock pile; the mountain is the cultural soul of climbers, hikers and tourists from around the world looking to test their mettle against some of the most extreme conditions in return for a chance to be inspired by some of the most intense natural beauty....

Read More
Book of the Week: ‘American Gods’
Jun19

Book of the Week: ‘American Gods’

American Gods Neil Gaiman 2001, 522 pages plus additional content Magical Realism (Fiction)   The man called Shadow is due to be released from three years in prison when he is told that his wife has died, and he is sent home early in order to attend her funeral. On the way home he is waylaid by the persistent Mr. Wednesday, and given a job: “You protect me. You help me. You transport me from place to place. You investigate, from time...

Read More
Sofia Payne wants to sell you a travel cup
Jun12

Sofia Payne wants to sell you a travel cup

Sofia Payne wanted to do something different for Lent this year. Sure, she could have given up watching TV or eating chocolate, but the 6th grader at St. John Regional School felt it was important to use it as a way to help others. “We’re always talking about the ways we can make a difference in our communities,” Payne said of her school. And what better way then to help the Friendly Kitchen. Payne first thought of a food drive, but...

Read More
Crimson Care Closet looking to fill a need
Jun12

Crimson Care Closet looking to fill a need

The Concord High SOCK (Save Our Cold Kids) Club is always looking for new ways to help out. In March and April, the group of 40 students arranged a new sock drive that netted more than 300 pairs. Earlier in the school year, they got fellow students to create about 1,400 cards to send to military personnel overseas as part of the Holiday Card Challenge and did a collection afterwards for unused blank cards that brought in more than...

Read More
‘Richard II’ at Hatbox Theater begins Friday
Jun12

‘Richard II’ at Hatbox Theater begins Friday

When Gary Locke decided to create his own original adaptation of a Shakespeare classic, he knew exactly the avenue he wanted to take. “We were looking for a Shakespeare show that was political in nature and Richard II is certainly that,” Locke said. So he put on his writing hat and began a journey of transforming the play that was first scribed in the late 1500s into something that anyone – Shakespeare enthusiast or not – could not...

Read More
Clara Brogan sure knows how to tell a good story
Jun12

Clara Brogan sure knows how to tell a good story

When Clara Brogan was 4 years old, she learned to read. Her father had just passed away and since he was the one who had taught her the letters of the alphabet, her mother thought it would be good for her. “She thought if I learned to read, I wouldn’t miss him so much,” Brogan recalled. Fast-forward 90 years, and Brogan’s love of books and reading has never subsided; it’s only seemed to grow. “Reading is very important to me and has...

Read More
N.H. Philharmonic to perform at the Audi
May22

N.H. Philharmonic to perform at the Audi

Did you know that the oldest orchestra in New Hampshire was founded in Penacook in 1895? Yep, the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra is that old and it has presented concerts every year since 1905. If you haven’t caught one yet in the 113 consecutive years they’ve been doing it, you’ve got a chance this weekend. To close out the 2017-18 season, the NHPO will perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Concord City Auditorium on Sunday...

Read More
N.H. Furniture Masters take you way back
May22

N.H. Furniture Masters take you way back

Walk around most homes and you’ll find tables and chairs, dressers and desks, but you’ll be hard pressed to see any furniture that is as finely crafted as the ones put out by members of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association. These folks have put in hours (way more than anyone could ever count) fine tuning their craft that is shown in every piece they make. The association has been around since 1996 and currently has about 20...

Read More
Calling all high school stage performers
May22

Calling all high school stage performers

With the school year about to end, all you students out there are likely looking for something to keep you busy over the next few months. And if you’re in high school (between the ages of 14 and 18) and like to perform on stage, then Bow High School’s production of The Wedding Singer might just be the thing for you. While Sarah Evans, choral and theater director at Bow High School, is the one putting on the show, it’s not just for...

Read More
On Display: Capstones a long process for NHTI artists
May15

On Display: Capstones a long process for NHTI artists

Walk into the NHTI library and you’ll see quite the variety of artwork hanging around. There are paintings and drawings and photographs, as well as a collection of stoneware creations. Within those mediums, the true abilities and strengths of the eight artists is clearly on display. Underneath each collection of art is a statement – a requirement for each student completing the school’s visual arts capstone course. It’s the final...

Read More
Janet Ulbrich made a bib for the new prince
May15

Janet Ulbrich made a bib for the new prince

When William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, had their first child, Prince George, Janet Ulbrich wanted to do something special. So she made a keepsake bib and sent it across the pond to Kensington Palace. But about two months later, she received a package in the mail containing a kind note – and the bib. The only thing Ulbrich, of Concord, could think of was that she included a business card, and the royal family cannot...

Read More
A guided tour of golf courses in the region
May08

A guided tour of golf courses in the region

It’s that time of year again. If you haven’t done so already, break out your golf bag, shine up the old clubs and get ready to whack some white balls around a bright-green course over the next few months. If you haven’t played a round yet this year, it’s time you did because the season is in full swing. We checked in with courses all over the region to see what we could find out. As it turns out, each one is unique in its own special...

Read More
VIDEO: From the Crowd: ‘8 By Eight’ will have you laughing out loud
May08

VIDEO: From the Crowd: ‘8 By Eight’ will have you laughing out loud

During my time at the Insider, I’ve seen quite a few on-stage performances. Whether it be in the form of rehearsals, opening night or the second weekend of an extended run, I thought I had seen it all. Until this past weekend. Walking into Hatbox Theatre, I knew this night was going to be a different kind of show than anything I had been to before – because, well, the description of 8 By Eight by G. Matthew Gaskell ensured that. The...

Read More
On Display: Merrimack River Painters are at the Audubon
May08

On Display: Merrimack River Painters are at the Audubon

Once a month, the third Thursday to be exact, members of the Merrimack River Painters gather at the Kimball Jenkins Estate. The group, which is now 16 years old and consists of 12 women, isn’t there to paint though. Instead, they get together each month to have their artwork critiqued. And that’s really how the group came to be. Way back when, many of the current members were getting instruction from Dustan Knight through classes at...

Read More
We found actual signs of spring last week
May01

We found actual signs of spring last week

If you remember a few weeks back, we put out our annual Spring Guide. It covered all kinds of great events happening not just in Concord, but all around the state. There were also a couple things about gardening, filling potholes and a new springy beer. Then, it snowed – a couple times. It didn’t amount to much, but it sure did put a damper on things and made us wonder if spring was ever going to show up. And we wanted a chance at...

Read More
Farmers Market to begin  another season
May01

Farmers Market to begin another season

Folks who are unsure of what to do with their Saturday mornings now that the Winter Farmers Market has closed for the season can breathe a little easier. That’s because the Concord Farmers Market opens for the season on Saturday. The annual opening of the downtown market is a sure sign that spring is finally here and has been for more than three decades. On Saturday, beginning at 8:30 a.m., Capitol Street will be lined with pop tents...

Read More

Our Newspaper Family Includes:

Copyright 2018 The Concord Insider - Privacy Policy - Copyright