Entertainment: Cult hero Steven Wright highlights funny week
Nov12

Entertainment: Cult hero Steven Wright highlights funny week

Music Tuesday Brothers Blues Band at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Open mic with Mikey G at Tandy’s at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dave Gerard at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Mike Morris at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Hometown Eulogy at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. $3 cover. Bach’s Lunch Concert: Transatlantic Celtic Tunes at Concord Community Music School at 12:10 p.m. Friday Scott Solsky and Mike Walsh at True Brew Barista at 8 p.m. Keith...

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Bulletin Board: Holiday craft events, free music and more
Nov12

Bulletin Board: Holiday craft events, free music and more

Teachers’ expo at Discovery Center Join the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. to learn about fun field trip and outreach opportunities that the Discovery Center and other organization across New Hampshire have to offer! The Expo will include information on offerings from across New Hampshire, classroom materials, and demos and opportunities to talk with informal educators from multiple...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Garage update, road construction, Beaver Meadow sale and more
Nov12

City Manager’s Newsletter: Garage update, road construction, Beaver Meadow sale and more

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter on Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to the city’s website (concordnh.gov) and clicking the Newsletter button on the home page. Here are some of the highlights from last week’s letter:School Street parking garageThe contractor has installed water and sewer connections, which will serve a new maintenance room to be constructed on the first floor of the...

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Kimball Jenkins to host opening reception for Greater Concord Photography Club
Nov12

Kimball Jenkins to host opening reception for Greater Concord Photography Club

The Greater Concord Photography Club’s annual show and sale is now on display at Kimball Jenkins School of Art in the Carriage House gallery. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Friday at 5 p.m. in the Carriage House. The reception will be free, and refreshments will be served. You will even have a chance to win a door prize – a framed photo of your choice.

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CYPN: Photographer Kelly McCaskill is the Young Professional of the Month
Nov12

CYPN: Photographer Kelly McCaskill 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,” Kelly McCaskill. 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? Hopkinton.Where do you work? Ridgelight Studio, my own photography business! I started one year ago and I...

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Concord Regional VNA celebrates 120th anniversary
Nov12

Concord Regional VNA celebrates 120th anniversary

Nearly 200 staff members, volunteers, partners, community members and local officials gathered recently at Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association to celebrate the agency’s 120th anniversary and to recognize one employee with the inaugural “Living Our Values” award. Concord Regional VNA was incorporated in 1899 as the not-for-profit Concord District Nursing Association to establish and maintain a system of district nursing in...

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Instagram: A reflective shot taken in downtown Concord
Nov12

Instagram: A reflective shot taken in downtown Concord

It’s been quite a while since we’ve run a cool Instagram shot taken by someone other than users @michaelpmurphy and @sheldonmckinley_, two of the capital city’s most prolific and talented Instagrammers. However, they’re not the only ones with some talent – and Instagram accounts.This shot here was part of a multi-shot spread from user @jrw_photos, who hasn’t been featured here before. While photos focusing on an image reflected in a...

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Help save the planet by taking part in America Recycles Day
Nov12

Help save the planet by taking part in America Recycles Day

The recycling industry has been significantly changing due to increased challenges with global market conditions. Recent market conditions have increased the demand for the improvement of the quality of materials in an effort to reduce contamination and help sustain recycling efforts. Concord residents are invited to get involved in celebration of America Recycles Day on Friday by learning more about what is recyclable and pledging to...

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Chamber celebrates Citizen of the Year at the 100th Annual Meeting
Nov12

Chamber celebrates Citizen of the Year at the 100th Annual Meeting

A local community leader received honors at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s 100th Annual Meeting and Citizen of the Year Award event, presented by Merrimack County Savings Bank on Nov. 6 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. The gala welcomed more than 350 community, nonprofit and business leaders from the Capital Region who came to celebrate 2019 Citizen of the Year recipient Claudia Walker.Walker’s nomination by a...

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This Week in Concord History
Nov12

This Week in Concord History

Nov. 12, 1818: A newly discharged convict from the state prison enters the State House and steals the keys to most of the doors. He is quickly arrested. Nov. 12, 1885: Ten women in their late teens and early 20s form the Flower Mission, whose purpose is to deliver flowers at Concord hospitals and homes for the aged. The mission survives to this day. Nov. 12, 2000: Concord High routs longtime nemesis Londonderry, 53-8, advancing to the...

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Book of the Week: ‘I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying ’
Nov12

Book of the Week: ‘I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying ’

I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying Bassey Ikpi 2019, 248 pages Nonfiction Bassey Ikpi’s collection of essays is tender and poetic while covering the difficult topics of mental health and trauma. The collection spans the complexities of living as a Nigerian-American in the U.S. and the fragmenting of Ikpi’s psyche prior to being diagnosed with bipolar II and an anxiety disorder. She is the first to admit that the splintered memories...

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Movie lovers, unite – SNOB Film Festival is coming to town
Nov05

Movie lovers, unite – SNOB Film Festival is coming to town

It’s that time again. Get your tickets, your popcorn and your craft beer, plop down into a recliner at Red River Theatres and take in all the SNOB Film Festival has to offer. The Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival returns to Concord for another year this weekend, and there’s a lot to get into. The festival has been around since 2002, and its purpose is to showcase and support independent filmmaking while bringing films to the area...

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Making Good Health Simple: Going to the movies doesn’t have to be a guilty experience
Nov05

Making Good Health Simple: Going to the movies doesn’t have to be a guilty experience

This is real talk time. A. Do you still have Halloween candy in the house? (Stashed in the freezer? Possibly in the cabinet above the fridge?) B. Did you buy any post-Halloween-clearance candy? (I mean 75% off, what a deal!) C. Did you steal some candy from your children when they were asleep or not looking for your own private stash? If you answered “yes” or “unsure” to any of the above questions, you need to stop. Just stop. Save...

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Elementary school girls hold their own against the boys in flag football
Nov05

Elementary school girls hold their own against the boys in flag football

Football may be a men’s game at the professional level, but not at the Concord Parks and Recreation level. Earlier this year, the ever-popular NFL Flag Football program put on by the Parks and Rec department featured an all-girls team, and the young ladies held their own. The team featured nine girls – eight from Concord and one from Bow – in grades 4 through 6 who competed against boys’ teams throughout the flag football season. The...

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JamAntics to reunite for one-night-only show at Bank of NH Stage
Nov05

JamAntics to reunite for one-night-only show at Bank of NH Stage

Longtime followers and supporters of the Concord music scene probably recognize the name JamAntics. The genre-bending five-piece act was a major staple on the scene about a decade ago, filling bars and racking up awards (including two Cappies awards for best local band) left and right. Then, life happened. One member moved away. People started having kids. Solo and side projects popped up. And just like that, JamAntics was no more....

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Entertainment: Wide variety of stage shows coming to town
Nov05

Entertainment: Wide variety of stage shows coming to town

Music Tuesday Michael Loughlin at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Paul Heckel at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Friday Alibi at Markis Lobster & Steak House at 7:30 p.m. JamAntics, with Matt Poirier at Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15-$25 plus fees at ccanh.com. Mark Huzar, Sara Thompson and Carleton Page at Area 23 at 8:30 p.m. Senie Hunt and Wesley E. Thurber at...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Election notice, leaf collection and more
Nov05

City Manager’s Newsletter: Election notice, leaf collection and more

The office of the city manager sent out the weekly City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. You can read the full newsletter by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the Newsletter button on the home page. Here are some highlights from last week’s letter:Municipal electionThe municipal election is Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Concord. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Residents who were unable to register at the City Clerk’s office by Oct. 24...

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Bulletin Board: Free programs, holiday-themed events, etc.
Nov05

Bulletin Board: Free programs, holiday-themed events, etc.

Wings program on covered bridges NHTI’s Wings of Knowledge presents Covered Bridges – Past, Present, and Future on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. in the NHTI Library Living Room. Bill Caswell from the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges will be the presenter. Free and open to the public, Wings is generously underwritten by the NHTI Student Senate and Campus Activities Board. Fun fact: America’s longest covered railroad...

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The Yogi: The Great Yogi of Rock ‘n Roll – Part 2
Nov05

The Yogi: The Great Yogi of Rock ‘n Roll – Part 2

The Neil Young fan was angry. In this space last week, I wrote about Neil Young’s interview with Adam Greene on NHPR, and how I felt that Young’s music, like the practice of yoga, can help us all feel a little more deeply what it’s like to be human. My column raised the ire of at least one Neil Young fan for what he felt was an “attempt to promote your own yoga biz with an alleged Neil Young article.” He also pointed out that Rust...

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Family history workshops offered at NH Historical Society
Nov05

Family history workshops offered at NH Historical Society

Family history has never been more popular, with millions of people researching their family tree, joining online genealogy forums and taking DNA tests to learn about their ancestry. The New Hampshire Historical Society is offering two family history workshops in November, one geared for kids and one for people interested in how ancestry kits can further their family history research. “Kids Do Family History,” on Saturday, Nov. 16,...

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Blast From the Past: A look back at the original Concord Dairy
Nov05

Blast From the Past: A look back at the original Concord Dairy

For the InsiderThis photograph shows the original Concord Dairy that became a co-op in 1921. The first Concord Dairy was located at 84 Washington St. in Concord – heading west it was located on the right-hand side shortly after Lyndon Street. It was on the site of the current parking lot as you approach the UNH/Pierce Law Center. The dairy purchased the 84 Washington St. property, known as the “Gale-Brown” property, in 1921 and...

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This Week in Concord History
Nov05

This Week in Concord History

Nov. 5, 1991: While acting as a commentator on the local cable channel as the city election results are being counted, Concord Mayor Jim MacKay learns that he has been defeated for re-election to the city council. Nov. 5, 1996: For the first time ever, Concord elects an all-female delegation to the State House. The members: Reps. Carol Burney, Jean Wallin, Mary Stuart Gile, Gloria Seldin, Liz Hager, Carol Moore, Toni Crosby, Marilyn...

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Book of the Week: ‘Sing To It’
Nov05

Book of the Week: ‘Sing To It’

Sing to ItAmy Hempel2019, 160 pagesFiction – Short Stories This collection of 15 short stories has been a long time coming for fans of Amy Hempel’s work. Her last book, The Dog of the Marriage, was published more than a decade ago, so this new work is met with much enthusiasm. Hempel has a knack for blurring the line between minimalist prose and poetry with some of her shorts being no more than a few sentences long. Her settings are...

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Explore the arts at New Hampshire Open Doors
Oct29

Explore the arts at New Hampshire Open Doors

It’s that time of year again. No, not time to rake those leaves to the curb (well, yes that too), but it’s time for N.H. Open Doors. Open Doors is an annual event where crafters and artisans open their studios (or join forces with another location) to show off their work and demostrate their craft for visitors. This year’s event will be held on Nov. 2 and 3. There are locations across the state from the North Country to the state’s...

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Photos: Halloween Howl was a scream!
Oct29

Photos: Halloween Howl was a scream!

Hundreds of children and their parents swarmed downtown on Friday for Intown Concord’s annual Halloween Howl. There was dancing in the street and a haunted bus. Businesses opened their doors to trick-or-treaters, too.

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Town-by-town trick-or-treat times
Oct29

Town-by-town trick-or-treat times

Concord: Oct. 31 from 5-7:30 p.m.   Allenstown: Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Andover: Oct. 31 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Barnstead: Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. Belmont: Oct. 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. A Trunk-or-Treat event will be held Oct. 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tioga Pavilion, 18 Mill St. There will a bring your own pumpkin carving station, decorated vehicles and food available for purchase. Boscawen: Oct. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. Bow: Oct. 31...

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Making Good Health Simple: When it comes to candy, make it count
Oct29

Making Good Health Simple: When it comes to candy, make it count

The countdown to Halloween is on. For some it means haunted houses, costumes and elaborate decorations. For me, it means candy, a ridiculous amount of sugar-loaded candy. Don’t feel like dressing up? As an adult, with basically unlimited buying power (for candy at least) you can simply buy your way into trick-o-treating. However, this is just the beginning of prime candy season (and it won’t stop after Halloween). After pumpkin-shaped...

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Entertainment: Fleetwood Mac tribute show and others in Concord this week
Oct29

Entertainment: Fleetwood Mac tribute show and others in Concord this week

Music Tuesday Kid Pinky at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Paul Lovely at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Irish Music at 5:30 p.m. at Area 23. Mark Valenty, a pianist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium as part of the Walker Lecture Series. Thursday Ryan Zimmerman at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Friday Music Out of the Box featuring Senie Hunt will be at the Hatbox Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 – $18 at hatboxnh.com. TUSK, a...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Celebrate the fire training space, Halloween
Oct29

City Manager’s Newsletter: Celebrate the fire training space, Halloween

On Friday, Stefanie Breton, the city’s public information officer, sent out the weekly City Manager’s Newsletter. You can read the full newsletter by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the Newsletter button on the home page. Here are some highlights from last week’s letter: Fire facility open house celebration A ribbon cutting and open house will be held at the new fire training facility, 109 Old Turnpike Road, on Wednesday from 5 to...

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The Yogi: The great yogi of rock n’ roll
Oct29

The Yogi: The great yogi of rock n’ roll

For the InsiderNeil Young is angry.I am sitting in the parking lot of Hot House N.H., listening to David Greene’s interview with the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer on NHPR. The sun is not yet up, and as I sit alone in my car, the glow of the radio feels oddly comforting on this dark, cold morning in New Hampshire. I’m wondering how many other folks are sitting in cars, listening to Neil Young, the great yogi of rock ‘n roll.He talks about...

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