1908
Jan21

1908

A look back over a century to South Main Street. This photograph depicts the Huntwood Terrace located at 28 South Main Street in Concord. Mr. Woodbury Hunt constructed this building to house his successful picture publishing business. He employed many of our local ancestors and captured the essence of the era with a very skillful eye as he photographed many local scenes. James W. Spain

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City manager’s newsletter: What you need to know for primary voting

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: Absentee ballots Absentee ballots for the Feb. 11, 2020, Presidential Primary Election are available from the city Cclerk’s office. Residents who are unable to vote at the polls on Election Day, due to absence from town, religious...

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Meet author Paula Munier

Author Paula Munier will return to Gibson’s Bookstore on Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. with her latest novel Blind Search. Former Army MP Mercy Carr and her retired bomb-sniffing dog Elvis are back in the sequel to the page-turning, critically acclaimed A Borrowing of Bones: A Mercy Carr Mystery! It’s October, hunting season in the Green Mountains, and the Vermont wilderness has never been more beautiful or more dangerous. Especially for...

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Black Ice Pond Hockey postponed, then not
Jan21

Black Ice Pond Hockey postponed, then not

When it comes to the Black Ice Pond Hockey Tournament, without good quality ice to play hockey on, you’ve just got a black pond at White Park. Which is why this year’s tournament was nearly postponed from Jan. 24 to 26 until Feb. 7 through 9. Record high temps on Jan. 11 and 12 really did a number on the ice and though the air temperatures quickly dropped to the 20s, it’s continued to be sunny, which can keep the ice from firming up....

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Lining up shots for David’s House
Jan21

Lining up shots for David’s House

For the second time in two years the “King Of Pubs” pool series came back to Concord in support of the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth’s the David’s House. Players from the tri-state area converged on the Pit Road Lounge on Loudon Road for a the three-day event concluding the series. Pool players compete in different pubs and taverns  for 15 weeks adding up points and shows and winning cash and prizes throughout the series. There are...

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Winter fun in downtown Concord
Jan21

Winter fun in downtown Concord

Intown Concord will be bringing back its Winter Fest for a second year this weekend. Festivities will run Jan. 24 to 25. There will also be some bonus fun as early as Wednesday, Jan. 23. Residents and visitors alike are invited to enjoy festivities, including an ice carving competition and demonstrations, themed ice bars, outdoor activities for all ages, and more at The Hotel Concord, O Steaks & Seafood, and multiple venues...

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Reach the stars
Jan21

Reach the stars

172 Hours on the Moon By Johan Harstad 2012/YA fiction The truth is out there, and a group of teenagers is going to run head-first into it. NASA knows the only way to revive the space program is … sending teenagers to the moon. Nothing will get more publicity than that. For Midori it means the escape she has been looking for. Antoine wants to clear his head of the girl of his dreams, and the only way to do that is to leave the planet....

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Bulletin board: Add health, money, history to your to do list

CRVNA offers Walk-In Wednesday Concord Regional VNA offers Walk-In Wednesday on Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Horseshoe Pond Place Senior Resource Center, 26 Commercial Street in Concord. Walk-In Wednesday is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the same time. Walk-In Wednesday is an opportunity to get your questions answered. A Concord Regional VNA team member is available to meet with people individually regarding their...

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This week in Concord history
Jan21

This week in Concord history

Jan. 22, 2002: In a special election in Penacook held to fill the city council and state representative seats left vacant by Dave Poulin, who died suddenly two months previously, Liz Blanchard reeds in more than four times as many as her opponent, Myril Cox, and becomes the new Ward 1 city councilor.   Jan. 22, 2001: The Concord School Board names Chris Rath the superintendent of the city’s schools. A former principal at Rundlett...

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Entertainment: See musical about music group
Jan20

Entertainment: See musical about music group

Live music Wednesday  Kid Pinky at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Malcolm Salls at Concord Craft Brewing from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. David Levine, Roger Duhaime and friends at Area 23 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday Paul Donahue at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Chris Lester at Cheers from 5 to 8 p.m. Now’s the Time Jazz Ensemble at the Hatbox Theatre at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Music Out of the Box series. Cost $12 to $18 Mallett Brothers Band and Dusty Gray...

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Yoga and the ‘Space Between’
Jan20

Yoga and the ‘Space Between’

This week, we’ll start with the words of an ancient sage. We’ll start with the wisdom of the great yogi, Dave Matthews: “The space between the tears we cry is the laughter that keeps us coming back for more. The space between the wicked lies is the hope to keep us safe from the pain.” Dave’s are not exactly ancient words. He sang those words in 2001, on his album, Everyday. He’s a little dramatic about it, but then he’s also a...

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Saturday grab your reel for Free Fishing Day
Jan15

Saturday grab your reel for Free Fishing Day

Saturday is the winter Free Fishing Day in New Hampshire. State residents and nonresidents alike can fish any inland water – or saltwater – in New Hampshire that day without a fishing license. However, people participating in a fishing tournament must still hold a license, even on Free Fishing Day. Also, season dates, bag limits and all other fishing regulations must be followed on Free Fishing Day. Free fishing days are held the...

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Does the governor have a good jump shot?
Jan15

Does the governor have a good jump shot?

Gov. Chris Sununu, a group of Concord area teachers and folks from around the community will take their annual turn as the butt of jokes and basketball gaffes as they take on the high-flying Harlem Wizards at Bishop Brady High School this Saturday. The annual event is a benefit for the Tedy’s Team foundation, which was started by former New England Patriots linebacker and current TV analyst Tedy Bruschi after he suffered a stroke in...

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City newsletter: Human services thanks donors and more
Jan15

City newsletter: Human services thanks donors and more

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: Human Services thanks donors Concord Human Services received an abundance of generosity this holiday season and would like to recognize the city employees, community partners, organizations and businesses whose benevolence helped the...

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Hear in color with Suncook concert
Jan15

Hear in color with Suncook concert

Live music Wednesday South Street Blues Band at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Alex Cohen at Concord Craft Brewing from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday Mike Morris at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. April Cushman at Cheers from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday Suncook Valley Chorale presents “Primary Colors in Song” at Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St., Concord at 7 p.m. Put on your Blue Suede Shoes, hop into a Big Yellow Taxi, and come Bob-Bob, Bobbin’ along...

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Rhythm of the Night returns to Audi
Jan15

Rhythm of the Night returns to Audi

The capital city’s largest dance extravaganza will return to the Concord City Auditorium this weekend. The 75th anniversary of Concord’s first dance recital will be the 29th Rhythm of the Night on Saturday at 7 p.m. Dancers from eight Concord-area studios come together for one great performance. See members of Concord Dance Academy, Creative Dance Workshop of Bow, Dancesteps Etc in Epsom, Eastern Ballet Institute, Gen’s Dance Studio,...

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Bulletin board: CRVNA offers programs, church plays jazz

CRVNA seeks hospice volunteers Concord Regional VNA is seeking hospice volunteers especially massage and reiki volunteers, and veteran volunteers to offer support to hospice patients. The next eight-week training session starts on Friday, Feb. 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St. in Concord. Hospice volunteers assist with: Offering caregiver respite Reading to hospice patients Holding a hand and...

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Petar Leonard is young professional of month
Jan15

Petar Leonard is young professional of month

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network introduces you to our “Young Professional of the Month,” Petar Leonard. 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? 34 years old. Where do you live? Concord, NH Where do you currently work? Orr & Reno, P.A. What’s your favorite part of your...

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Moment in Time
Jan15

Moment in Time

The sepia toned photograph, snow with an open sleigh, the people from the past, ready and on their way. Over the ancient roads, across each field of snow, the past simply  presented, with a box camera years ago. A moment in time, just a small look, a sleigh ride, over the bridge near the brook. The sepia toned photograph, snow with an open sleigh, a cherished photograph, from yesterday.   James W....

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Read Local: ‘Celibacy – A Love Story’
Jan15

Read Local: ‘Celibacy – A Love Story’

‘Celibacy – A Love Story: Memoir of a Catholic Priest’s Daughter,” by Peterborough author Mimi Bull, is out now via Bauhan Publishing and is available at Gibson’s Bookstore.   Born in the 1930s, a time when unmarried pregnant women were whisked off in secrecy and their babies given away, Mimi Bull grew up believing she’d been adopted by two women, a mother and daughter. Not until she was a mother herself did she learn that those...

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Victorian mystery has great plot
Jan15

Victorian mystery has great plot

The Vanishing Man By Charles Finch 2019/ 288 pages / historical mystery   Charles Lenox is a young nobleman living in London in 1853 who investigates mysteries as “a private sort of police officer.” He is asked by the illustrious Duke of Dorset to look into a theft of a painting of his great-grandfather. Charles accepts the case. But Charles is more interested in another painting that the thief has left behind. It is a smaller,...

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This week in Concord History: Jan. 15-22
Jan15

This week in Concord History: Jan. 15-22

Jan. 15, 1932: It’s a January thaw to remember: For the third day in a row, the temperature in Concord tops 60 degrees.   Jan. 15, 1992: In a front page editorial, Union Leader publisher Nackey Loeb offers some advice to President George Bush, who is paying the state a visit: “When you are up here, please do not give us any more of this ‘not to worry’ line. It’s not much comfort to people who have lost their jobs or are scared to...

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‘Art  and Bloom’ returns to League gallery
Jan15

‘Art and Bloom’ returns to League gallery

The Concord Garden Club will be hosting its 18th annual Art & Bloom exhibit from Jan. 16 to 18 in conjunction with the League of N.H Craftsmen. Art & Bloom will feature floral arrangements inspired by works by League craftsmen, which are on display during the League’s winter exhibit, “Hidden Treasure.” Taking their cue from pieces in the exhibit, garden club members and local floral professionals will create floral...

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So much Saturday sound
Jan07

So much Saturday sound

Live music Wednesday Scott Solsky at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Justin Cohn at Concord Craft Brewing from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m. Thursday Ryan Williamson at Cheers from 5 to 8 p.m. Bach Lunch Lecture with Peggy Senter on “Music of Mozart, Beethoven and Bridge” at 12:10 p.m. at the Concord Community Music School. Zoo Crew at Penuche’s at 9 p.m. Friday Mark Bartram at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Mikey G. at Chen Yang Li in Bow from 8 to 11 p.m. Alan...

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Bulletin board
Jan07

Bulletin board

H20 helping heal with others H20 helping heal with others, a bereavement program for children (ages 6 to 18) and their families, is Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Concord, 55 Bradley St., in Concord. H20 is held on the second Saturday of each month at the same time. Grief is difficult. Connecting with others who have had a similar experience, in a safe and caring environment, often...

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Some wintery announcements in Concord
Jan07

Some wintery announcements 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: Tree collection Christmas tree collection began Monday and will continue for two weeks in coordination with residential curbside trash and recycling collection.  Residents can place Christmas trees curbside for disposal on their regular...

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Unexpected yoga lesson from Disney movie
Jan07

Unexpected yoga lesson from Disney movie

Over the holidays, my family and I went to see Frozen 2. I was prepared to enjoy it. I was prepared to laugh, to cry and to tap my feet to the music. I was prepared to be immersed in the Disney story machine for a couple of hours. I wasn’t prepared for a yoga lesson that would remind me of my father. It’s not my intention to review the movie here. I wouldn’t be very good at it, since the last movie I saw in the theater was Finding...

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Read Local: ‘From The Midway’ by Leaf Seligman
Jan07

Read Local: ‘From The Midway’ by Leaf Seligman

‘From the Midway: Unfolding Stories of Redemption and Belonging is out now and available at Gibson’s  Bookstore or through Bauhan Publishing in  Peterborough. How do we know ourselves? How can we be seen for who we truly are? How do we find redemption in a world that conspires to separate us? Leaf Seligman explores these and other questions in a collection of linked stories from the midway of a carnival traveling through the Jim Crow...

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Book of the Week: Experimental form explores violence
Jan07

Book of the Week: Experimental form explores violence

In the Dream House Carmen Maria Machado 2019/272 pages / memoir In The Dream House is a haunting look at psychological abuse and the ways in which it often goes unrecognized, particularly in queer communities. The book focuses on Machado’s own harrowing experience with intimate partner violence and points out how rarely abuse in same-sex relationships is acknowledged and discussed. In The Dream House represents Machado’s effort to...

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This week in Concord History
Jan07

This week in Concord History

Jan. 7, 2002: Concord’s new mayor, Mike Donovan, welcomes the new city council and outlines his priorities for the city. It is Donovan’s first city council meeting as the mayor, as well as six new councilors’ first times at the table. Jan. 7, 2001: Two months – and $2.4 million – after losing the governor’s election, Gordon Humphrey says he’ll probably try again in 2002, the Monitor reports. Jan. 7, 2000: A day after pledging “tax...

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