Entertainment: John Prine tribute at NEC Concord a musical highlight
Nov13

Entertainment: John Prine tribute at NEC Concord a musical highlight

It’s another busy week on the entertainment front around here, especially on the music side. NEC Concord is hosting a John Prine tribute night, Dark Star Orchestra comes to the Cap Center and the Community Players of Concord perform Annie at the Audi. Have a look: Music Tuesday Mike Loughlin at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Dave Gerard at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Gerry Beaudoin at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Felix...

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Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce celebrates Citizen of the Year, kicks off centennial
Nov13

Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce celebrates Citizen of the Year, kicks off centennial

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce kicked off its centennial anniversary year at the 99th Annual Meeting & Citizen of the Year Award event presented by Merrimack County Savings Bank on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. The Chamber also honored a special member of the community, three local businesses and showcased a new brand to 300 citizens, nonprofit, municipal and business leaders from the...

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Bulletin Board: Vietnam program, mystery dinner and more
Nov13

Bulletin Board: Vietnam program, mystery dinner and more

Vietnam War program at library New Hampshire Humanities Presenter Aaron Blais will be at Concord Public Library on Wednesday for the program “The Vietnam War: Defining America’s Past and Present – Video and Discussion.” Blais will use scenes from Ken Burns’s newest documentary, The Vietnam War, to lead a conversation about how the war has affected (and still affects) community members and the nation as a whole. This program is open to...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Downtown recycling changes, I-93 expansion hearing and more
Nov13

City Manager’s Newsletter: Downtown recycling changes, I-93 expansion hearing and more

The city of Concord’s public information officer, Stefanie Breton, sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The newsletter contained too much information for us to fit into this spot, so we’re just printing some highlights here. For the full newsletter, go to concordnh.gov and click the “Newsletter” button on the home page. Recycling bin changes downtown In an effort to reduce recycling contamination and illegal dumping,...

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On Display: Watercolor paintings by Judy King at NHTI
Nov13

On Display: Watercolor paintings by Judy King at NHTI

The art gallery inside the library at NHTI is currently exhibiting watercolor paintings by Judy King, a recently retired NHTI math professor. The collection features about three dozen original works by King, and many of the paintings depict places King has traveled to. The exhibit will be on display through the end of November. 

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On the Road: The ‘Insider’ goes to a garden in Eden
Nov13

On the Road: The ‘Insider’ goes to a garden in Eden

We brought the Insider to Eden! Well, not “THE Garden of,” but a nice little garden just the same! This was taken just outside the Eden Historical Museum, which tells the history of the area from prehistoric times to the consolidation of the towns of Leaksville, Spray and Draper in 1967 to form the city of Eden, N.C., where we were visiting friends before Memorial Day. Stephanie Parkinson

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CYPN: Julianne Rosset is the Young Professional of the Month
Nov13

CYPN: Julianne Rosset is the Young Professional of the Month

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network introduces you to our “Young Professional of the Month,” Julianne Rosset. Each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. How old are you? 30. Where do you live? Concord. Where do you currently work? I work for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as a fish...

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Book of the Week: ‘Severance’
Nov13

Book of the Week: ‘Severance’

Severance Ling Ma 2018, 304 pages Adult fiction Severance, the debut novel of Chinese-born American Ling Ma, is hard to classify. Its premise is pretty straightforward. Shen Fever rapidly takes over the world, turning almost everyone in its path into what can best be described as a zombie. The infected mindlessly participate in the same action over and over again until death takes them. Millennial workaholic Candace Chen seems to...

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This Week in Concord History
Nov13

This Week in Concord History

Nov. 13, 2001: Concord City Manager Duncan Ballantyne outlines two options for dealing with the Sears Block project, the city’s biggest and most important project in limbo. The city can meet with Hodges Development Corp. or they can proceed with demolition. Nov. 14, 1861: A fire at Main and School streets, the fourth major fire of the year in downtown Concord, destroys a harness factory, a shoe store, the gas-light company offices and...

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Get your popcorn ready for the 2018 SNOB Film Festival
Nov06

Get your popcorn ready for the 2018 SNOB Film Festival

It’s that time of year again. Halloween has come and gone, Thanksgiving is still on the horizon, and there’s one thing everybody likes to do around now – watch movies. That’s why it’s the perfect time for the 2018 SNOB Film Festival, back for a 17th year and loaded with high-quality movies and associated events. This year’s festival will take place Nov. 8 through 11, and all films, as usual, will be screened at Red River Theatres....

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N.H. Historical Society to honor 100th anniversary of Veterans Day
Nov06

N.H. Historical Society to honor 100th anniversary of Veterans Day

Spend Veterans Day at the New Hampshire Historical Society honoring the 100th anniversary of the War to End All Wars. On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Society will offer two opportunities to commemorate the anniversary of World War I with a lecture about George Dilboy, the state’s only Medal of Honor winner from the war, and a final opportunity to view the Society’s exhibition of World War I posters. The exhibition, “Making the World Safe...

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Run the fitness gauntlet with Boot Camp classes at City Wide Community Center
Nov06

Run the fitness gauntlet with Boot Camp classes at City Wide Community Center

In today’s world, fitness and personal health are all the rage. It seems like you can’t watch TV or listen to the radio for even a few minutes without encountering at least a couple ads for a new gym, diet, fitness product or workout video. Concord has never been short on options for breaking a sweat, between all the gyms, yoga centers and personal trainers around. But another option couldn’t hurt, right? For those of you out there...

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Holiday Cards 4 Our Military drive nets nearly 40,000 cards for troops
Nov06

Holiday Cards 4 Our Military drive nets nearly 40,000 cards for troops

You might remember a story we ran in August about the Holiday Cards 4 Our Military campaign, in which people from all over the Granite State – mostly students – filled out and sent well wishes to members of the U.S. armed forces. Last year the program led to some 17,000 cards (about 500 pounds worth) being shipped to the Navy’s USS Theodore Roosevelt in time for the holidays. This year, the effort has expanded dramatically. Laura...

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Entertainment: More live music than you could possibly listen to this week
Nov06

Entertainment: More live music than you could possibly listen to this week

That headline is not a joke – there’s really too much live music this week to catch all of it. This means tough decisions will have to be made – Do you see the big-time Charlie Daniels Band at the Cap Center, or opt for a local band at bar? Whatever you do, just don’t sit around all week and miss all of these shows. Music/Comedy Tuesday Craig Fahey at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Comedy open mic at Area 23 at 9 p.m., sign-ups...

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Bulletin Board: Veterans fair at NHTI, Bach’s Lunch concert at CCMS and more
Nov06

Bulletin Board: Veterans fair at NHTI, Bach’s Lunch concert at CCMS and more

NHTI to host veterans fair NHTI, Concord’s Community College, will host a Veterans Information Resource Fair for veterans, service members and their families on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Rotunda, and is free and open to the public. Student veterans, veterans, service members or family members who have questions regarding VA and community benefits/resources can receive assistance. Participants...

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Tasty Brews: Out.Haus Ales Scottish 80/- Ale on tap at Area 23
Nov06

Tasty Brews: Out.Haus Ales Scottish 80/- Ale on tap at Area 23

I saw on Facebook last week that Area 23 is celebrating Drink NH November, in which all taps at the bar will be Granite State brews all month long. Being a big fan of pretty much every New Hampshire beer I’ve ever tried, I moseyed on over there last week to see what they had. One tap handle grabbed my attention immediately – it was an outhouse, the logo of Out.Haus Ales in Northwood. This particular Out.Haus beer was called Scottish...

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Poet Kevin Goodan to present his book ‘Anaphora’ at Gibson’s Bookstore
Nov06

Poet Kevin Goodan to present his book ‘Anaphora’ at Gibson’s Bookstore

Award-winning poet Kevin Goodan will return to New Hampshire to present Anaphora, a gut-wrenching elegy with psychological intensity, at Gibson’s Bookstore next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Goodan creates a heightened, frantic and piercing dialogue that grapples with mental illness, stigmas, relationships and morality in the landscape of rural America. Goodan earned his BA from the University of Montana and worked as a firefighter for 10...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Penacook Landing project gets a boost, leaf collection and more
Nov06

City Manager’s Newsletter: Penacook Landing project gets a boost, leaf collection and more

The city of Concord’s public information officer, Stefanie Breton, sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The newsletter contained too much information for us to fit into this spot, so we’re just printing some highlights here. For the full newsletter, go to concordnh.gov and click the “Newsletter” button on the home page. Penacook Landing project gets boost The City of Concord and The Caleb Group are pleased to announce...

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Hundreds brave the weather, raise more than $30,000 in Wicked FIT Run
Nov06

Hundreds brave the weather, raise more than $30,000 in Wicked FIT Run

Families in Transition-New Horizons’ Wicked FIT Run returned to Concord on Oct. 27 for its seventh annual costume-themed 5K run/walk dedicated to “chasing away homelessness” in New Hampshire. The race in Concord had 500 registered participants, half of whom attended and braved the cold and rain, who raised more than $30,000 to support FIT-NH’s mission of providing safe and affordable housing and social services to homeless families...

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On the Road: The ‘Insider’ goes to Myrtle Beach
Nov06

On the Road: The ‘Insider’ goes to Myrtle Beach

In 1981, three friends – Debbie LeBrun, Kendra West-Senor and Joyce McDonough (pictured left to right) – met while working at the Concord Monitor in the circulation department. They have helped each other through marriages, kids, divorce, jobs, moves, health issues and more. While West-Senor and LeBrun still live in the area, McDonough moved to the Southwest and currently lives near Phoenix. For many years they took an annual getaway...

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Red River to show silent film ‘Wings’, with live music accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis
Nov06

Red River to show silent film ‘Wings’, with live music accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis

It won Best Picture at the very first Academy Awards, with spectacular airborne sequences and a dramatic story that still mesmerizes audiences today. Wings (1927), a drama about U.S. aviators in the skies over Europe during World War I, will be shown Wednesday at Red River Theatres. The screening is in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918, which ended the “Great War” and which led to our modern observance...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Glass Room’
Nov06

Book of the Week: ‘The Glass Room’

The Glass Room Ann Cleeves 2012, 374 pages Fiction/mystery   Irascible Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope rather likes her “hippie” neighbors, especially Joanna. And that’s saying something, as Vera doesn’t often get along with people. Joanna disappears, and her partner asks for Vera’s help in finding her. When Vera does find her, there’s been a murder. A famous book reviewer was knifed in the glass room, or conservatory, at a writer’s...

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This Week in Concord History
Nov06

This Week in Concord History

Nov. 6, 1900: Concord Mayor Nat Martin, a local lawyer who made his name closing saloons, is defeated for re-election. He angered voters by trying to have it both ways – busting some backroom bars under the state’s 45-year-old prohibition statute while permitting other “clubs” to serve liquor. Nov. 6, 1907: By a count of 2,281 to 2,034, Concord voters decide to stop licensing saloons and ban them. Manchester, Nashua and Portsmouth...

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Welcome to N.H. Open Doors, a celebration of arts and culture in the Granite State
Oct30

Welcome to N.H. Open Doors, a celebration of arts and culture in the Granite State

New Hampshire Open Doors, a free, statewide touring and shopping event on Nov. 3 and 4 (Saturday and Sunday), is an unparalleled opportunity to visit and connect with artists, craftsmen and business owners around the state. Now in its 13th year, N.H. Open Doors is presented by the League of N.H. Craftsmen, a statewide organization dedicated to growing the state’s creative economy. Several new artisans and craftsmen and many favorites...

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New Hampshire Open Doors events in the ‘Monitor’ coverage area – and some beyond
Oct30

New Hampshire Open Doors events in the ‘Monitor’ coverage area – and some beyond

With dozens upon dozens of Granite State businesses taking part in New Hampshire Open Doors, we couldn’t possibly mention everything that’s going on in these pages. Instead, we’ve pulled together a big package of various businesses from across the state – mostly ones in the Monitor’s coverage area – that have something noteworthy or out-of-the-ordinary going on. While there are many businesses getting in on the N.H. Open Doors action,...

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Listing of 2018 N.H. Open Doors participants by region
Oct30

Listing of 2018 N.H. Open Doors participants by region

Merrimack Valley Ann Trainor Domingue Studio 39 High St., Goffstown 660-2821, domingue@comcast.net anntrainordomingue.com Art 3 Gallery 44 West Brook St., Manchester 668-6650, info@art3gallery.com art3gallery.com Birds on the Wing Design Studio 51 Lovejoy Road, Loudon 856-1603, birdsonthewing@comcast.net birdsonthewingjewelry.com Brookford Farm 250 West Road, Canterbury 742-4084, brookfordfarm.sales@gmail.com brookfordfarm.com Casual...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: More road and utility work, leaf collection begins and more
Oct30

City Manager’s Newsletter: More road and utility work, leaf collection begins and more

The city of Concord’s public information officer, Stefanie Breton, sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The newsletter contained too much information for us to fit into this spot, so we’re just printing some highlights here. For the full newsletter, go to concordnh.gov and click the “Newsletter” button on the home page. Utility work updates Liberty Utilities will be working at the following locations this week: Borough...

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Local filmmaker Dan Habib’s ‘Intelligent Lives’ to have theatrical premiere at Red River Theatres
Oct30

Local filmmaker Dan Habib’s ‘Intelligent Lives’ to have theatrical premiere at Red River Theatres

This past May, we previewed a film screening of the documentary Intelligent Lives, the work of local filmmaker Dan Habib. That story told you about the one-night-only New Hampshire premiere of the film, which was held at the Capitol Center for the Arts. If you missed that one-off showing, there will be plenty of chances for you to see the film very soon. Thursday at 7 p.m. at Red River Theatres will be the New Hampshire theatrical...

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Entertainment: Blue Oyster Cult to bring more cowbell to the Capitol Center for the Arts
Oct30

Entertainment: Blue Oyster Cult to bring more cowbell to the Capitol Center for the Arts

We’re right up at the end of the month, and therefore many entertainment venues do not have their November schedules posted yet – in some cases the venues may not even have their bookings for the month finalized. Nevertheless, one huge act, known for its abundance of cowbell, will be coming to the Capitol Center for the Arts this week. Care to venture a guess as to who that might be? Have a look: Music Tuesday Paul Lovely at Hermanos...

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Archer Mayor to present, sign ‘Bury the Lead’ at Gibson’s Bookstore
Oct30

Archer Mayor to present, sign ‘Bury the Lead’ at Gibson’s Bookstore

Archer Mayor, author of the New York Times bestselling Vermont-based mystery series featuring detective Joe Gunther, is coming to Gibson’s Bookstore on Saturday to read from and autograph his new novel, Bury the Lead. It never ends there, though, does it? We also expect a rollicking good time with Archer’s famously hilarious stories and Q&A. In Bury the Lead, a woman is found dead at the top of a Vermont ski area in the summer....

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