Bulletin Board: A free concert, plus the return of ice skating at Everett Arena
Sep18

Bulletin Board: A free concert, plus the return of ice skating at Everett Arena

Penacook Village Association meeting The next Penacook Village Association meeting will be on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Penacook Elementary School cafeteria, 60 Village St. Meeting goals are to work on finalizing the PVA vision statement and start an action plan and calendar for projects folks want to work on. Your help and ideas are needed! For more information, please visit penacook.org. Christine Miller Free concert at United...

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Entertainment: Lots of good music to be heard out there this week
Sep18

Entertainment: Lots of good music to be heard out there this week

While the music schedule in Concord is a little light early in the week, it really picks up toward the weekend. Make sure you check out the Bluegrass Tribute show at NEC Concord on Saturday, featuring five local musicians performing some classics. Music Tuesday Craig Fahey at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Dave Gerard at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Mike Morris at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Andy & Matt at Penuche’s...

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On Display: Work of Brenda Wilbert and Linda Graham at NHTI Library
Sep18

On Display: Work of Brenda Wilbert and Linda Graham at NHTI Library

Head over to the NHTI library to check out two exhibits in one. The work of Brenda Wilbert is on one wall of the main gallery space, and the other wall features Linda Graham’s work. The artists have very distinct styles, and though Wilbert’s works don’t at all resemble those of Graham’s, the two displays seem to complement each other nicely. This dual exhibit will be up until Thursday. After that, Wilbert will display her own mixed...

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Book of the Week: ‘Ethel and Ernest: A True Story’
Sep18

Book of the Week: ‘Ethel and Ernest: A True Story’

Ethel & Ernest: A True Story Raymond Briggs 1999, 104 pages Graphic novel   Raymond Briggs is best known on this side of the Atlantic for his wordless picture book, The Snowman. In Ethel and Ernest: a True Story, he uses his narrative art to tell the story of his parents’ life together in London, from their courtship in 1928 until their deaths in 1971. We meet Ethel as a shy lady’s maid, when she is first courted by Ernest, a...

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This Week in Concord History
Sep18

This Week in Concord History

Sept. 18, 1987: In Concord, Elizabeth Dole defends her decision to quit her job as U.S. transportation secretary to help her husband, U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, run for president. “This is my choice,” she says. “I’m not going to be just out there standing by Bob’s side and smiling. We’re talking about something with serious implications. We’re talking about the leader of the free world.” Sept. 19, 1989: After nearly two years of shoulder...

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Almost 500 volunteers chipped in all over the city for Granite United Way’s Day of Caring
Sep11

Almost 500 volunteers chipped in all over the city for Granite United Way’s Day of Caring

Wednesday marked the annual Day of Caring put on by Granite United Way. Groups of volunteers gathered at Kiwanis Riverfront Park for a kickoff luncheon before heading out to a number of nonprofit organizations in the Greater Concord area to help out in any way possible. We stopped by the Capitol Center for the Arts, where a dozen or so volunteers pitched in with painting and seat repair/maintenance. Nearly 500 volunteers took place in...

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Get to the Concord City Auditorium this weekend for the 28th Season-Opening Gala
Sep11

Get to the Concord City Auditorium this weekend for the 28th Season-Opening Gala

It’s that time of year again – time to ring another full season of shows at the Concord City Auditorium with the 28th annual Season-Opening Gala. The gala is always a big to-do at the Audi. It’s the kickoff show that serves as a sneak peak at all that’s to come in the season ahead. Beyond that, it’s basically a big party with a fun atmosphere full of anticipation and looking ahead to an entertaining fall and winter on the city stage....

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Play some Wiffle Ball for a good cause at NHTI
Sep11

Play some Wiffle Ball for a good cause at NHTI

As we get into the middle of September, the baseball season really kicks into high gear. The best teams – like the Red Sox this year – start to rest key players and get their houses in order for the playoffs. Those still fighting for a playoff spot tend to go all-in for a shot at the postseason. But around here, there’s only one game that matters this September, and it has a bigger impact on real human lives than any MLB game: NHTI’s...

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Local Baskit is pairing the two greatest substances on earth – bacon and beer
Sep11

Local Baskit is pairing the two greatest substances on earth – bacon and beer

You read that right – Local Baskit is about to host an event pairing the two greatest substances in the history of the universe: bacon and beer. On Wednesday, the meal kit shop at 10 Ferry St. will open its doors for beer and bacon lovers – or in other words, everyone – from 5 to 7 p.m. This event will feature beers from Concord’s own Lithermans Limited and Concord Craft Brewing Co., as well as Hobbs Tavern and Brewery, 603 Brewery,...

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Join Kimball Jenkins for the 3-day Art + Life celebration
Sep11

Join Kimball Jenkins for the 3-day Art + Life celebration

If there’s one thing Kimball Jenkins knows – besides art, obviously – it’s how to throw a party. Whether it’s a tea party, a fairy party, a Halloween party or just a generic, all-purpose party, the historic estate knows what it’s doing when it comes to entertaining a crowd. That’s why it should have no problem putting on a three-day bash called Art + Life, which will run from Thursday through Saturday. The purpose of the Art + Life...

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Raise awareness for hearing loss at New Hampshire Hears Walkathon
Sep11

Raise awareness for hearing loss at New Hampshire Hears Walkathon

New Hampshire Hears, a local organization that was founded by a Concord High School student and her father, presents the first annual New Hampshire Hears Walkathon on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Rollins Park in Concord. The walk is a fundraiser for the Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (NDHHS) and is sponsored by The Dirt Doctors, Nixon, Vogelman, Slawsky & Simoneau, P.A. and several other local businesses. Grace Leonard, a...

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Hear the remarkable Tom Brady redemption story from authors Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge at Gibson’s Bookstore
Sep11

Hear the remarkable Tom Brady redemption story from authors Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge at Gibson’s Bookstore

Award-winning journalists/authors Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman will return to Gibson’s Bookstore on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to present the story of the 2015 and 2016 football seasons from the perspective of the Patriots’ own Tom Brady, during one of the most dramatic seasons of his career, in 12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Season of Redemption. In January 2015, rumors circulated that the New England Patriots – a team long...

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Red River Theatres to celebrate 50th anniversary of Streisand classic ‘Funny Girl’
Sep11

Red River Theatres to celebrate 50th anniversary of Streisand classic ‘Funny Girl’

Fifty years ago, young Barbra Streisand won an Oscar for playing a star who took Broadway by storm 50 years before her, the legendary comedienne Fannie Brice. Against Hollywood’s advice, producer Ray Stark insisted that 25-year-old Streisand repeat her stage role in the movie of Funny Girl, packaging her with Omar Sharif (Doctor Zhivago) as Brice’s gambler husband, Nick Arnstein, and veteran director William Wyler at the helm....

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CYPN: Meet Lydea Irwin, the Young Professional of the Month
Sep11

CYPN: Meet Lydea Irwin, 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,” Lydea Irwin. 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? 31. Where do you live? Downtown Concord. Where do you currently work? I’m a staff attorney with the New Hampshire Bureau of...

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Entertainment: The weather might be cooling off, but Concord’s live entertainment scene isn’t
Sep11

Entertainment: The weather might be cooling off, but Concord’s live entertainment scene isn’t

The weather might (finally) be starting to cool down a bit, but the entertainment scene is doing just the opposite, with the usual plethora of live music plus a whopping five theater events on the docket this week. Have a look: Music Tuesday Scott Solsky at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Open mic comedy at Area 23 at 9 p.m. Wednesday Paul Desmarais at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Veronica Swift at the Capitol Center for the Arts at...

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Theater teacher to host series of workshops at Kimball Jenkins
Sep11

Theater teacher to host series of workshops at Kimball Jenkins

When Michael Cobb and his wife, Nola Rocco, decided to move to New Hampshire last year, they had two dreams. One involved the Pilates studio business they had purchased in Tilton, now Pilates Etc., on Laconia Road, which Rocco, with a background as a professor and dance and theater artist, would run as a continuation of her recent Pilates business in Denver. The other surrounded Cobb’s dream of drawing on his background of teaching...

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Bulletin Board: Music and dance notes, plus T-shirt discounts
Sep11

Bulletin Board: Music and dance notes, plus T-shirt discounts

Sep“T”ember at You’re Fired Wear a “T” and paint for free! All September, wear a shirt with a You’re Fired logo to any You’re Fired studio and receive a free studio fee. We like to call it our Sep“T”ember promo. Staff shirts, Camp Fired shirts, sports sponsor shirts – they all work! Don’t have a shirt? They are available at any You’re Fired studio, or, better yet, make your own! Just be sure to include a You’re Fired logo, and wear it...

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This Week in Concord History
Sep11

This Week in Concord History

Sept. 11, 1866: Kearsarge beats Portsmouth 32-19 in one of the first reported games of “base ball” in Concord. Judge Ira Eastman, however, remembers seeing the game (or its forerunner, rounders) played in the city 50 years before.   Sept. 11, 2001: In cities and towns, schools and offices, people across the state break from their routines as the grim details of terrorist attacks along the East Coast unfold. Many simply break...

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Book of the Week: ‘Journey to Munich: A Maisie Dobbs Novel’
Sep11

Book of the Week: ‘Journey to Munich: A Maisie Dobbs Novel’

Journey to Munich Jacqueline Winspear 2016, 300 pages Fiction It is 1938. Maisie Dobbs has returned to England from Spain. She is mourning the devastating loss of her husband. But it is time to return home, and she feels she might be ready to work again. Before she can get settled in, she is contacted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. They want her to do an undercover mission for them. A famous inventor and...

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Assistant City Planner Beth Fenstermacher shares some of her favorite hikes in Concord
Sep04

Assistant City Planner Beth Fenstermacher shares some of her favorite hikes in Concord

August has come and gone, kids are back in school and the days are cooling off – kind of, anyway. This isn’t a time to be all bummed out, though. In reality, this is one of the best times of the year to get out and explore any of the city’s 31(!) hiking/walking trails. Let’s face it – when it’s 97 degrees out and as humid as a public bathhouse, there are more appealing activities than trying to gain elevation while swatting away...

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Expand your horizons at the Intro to Concord Trails Workshop
Sep04

Expand your horizons at the Intro to Concord Trails Workshop

Concord has a system of 31 trails covering 81 miles. To find out more about this resource, join AARP New Hampshire and Assistant City Planner Beth Fenstermacher for a free workshop on how to navigate the off-road trails and how to read the trail maps. The Intro to Concord Trails workshop is planned for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Center for Health Promotion, 49 S. Main St., Suite 201. Fenstermacher will offer a virtual tour of...

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Run for a cause at NHTI’s 12th annual Friendly Kitchen 5K and Fitness Walk
Sep04

Run for a cause at NHTI’s 12th annual Friendly Kitchen 5K and Fitness Walk

There are plenty of road races in and around Concord every year, most of which are tied to some kind of good cause. The Friendly Kitchen 5K and Fitness Walk at NHTI should be right at the top of that list – and it’s coming up Friday. For the 12th consecutive year, Concord’s Community College will host a 5K road race/2.5K fitness walk to help support the Friendly Kitchen. The race will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday on the NHTI campus....

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It was a Wild first season in Concord for the N.H. Wild baseball team
Sep04

It was a Wild first season in Concord for the N.H. Wild baseball team

You can put it on the board – the inaugural season for Concord’s pro baseball team, the New Hampshire Wild of the Empire Professional Baseball League, has come to an end.  Quite fittingly, the team called Wild had a pretty wild season for themselves. They started out strong, going 12-5 over their first 17 games. Then they hit a rough patch, losing eight in a row to put them at 12-13 heading into the all-star break. Wild manager Scott...

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Food Snob: Deep-fried Fish Sub from Donatello’s
Sep04

Food Snob: Deep-fried Fish Sub from Donatello’s

Donatello’s Pizza is probably best known for its Super Dominator – a 28-inch behemoth of a pizza that requires a vehicle and a doorway large enough for it to fit through. But, like most self-respecting pizza shops in the Northeast, there are a couple of seafood options, too. Being a huge lover of seafood, this Food Snob decided to head over to Donatello’s last week and try something from the ocean. It was basically between fish and...

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Buy, sell, trade or just browse at Everett Arena’s big two-day gun show
Sep04

Buy, sell, trade or just browse at Everett Arena’s big two-day gun show

One of Everett Arena’s biggest events of the year is coming this weekend – the New England Events Gun Show. While we don’t typically spend much time writing about guns in this publication, we couldn’t ignore this two-day event that will likely bring thousands of people to the arena this weekend. The show, which will take over Everett arena Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is “a celebration of our Second...

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Catch the future of Hollywood at ConcordTV’s Youth Video Film Festival at Red River Theatres
Sep04

Catch the future of Hollywood at ConcordTV’s Youth Video Film Festival at Red River Theatres

ConcordTV’s second annual Youth Video Camp Film Festival compiles the creative works from more than 40 campers from the Concord area, ages 9-14, who attended our Youth Video Camps run over April vacation and this summer. The camps are taught by our Station Manager Josh Hardy, as well as myself and our staff producer Melissa Sweatt. In the video camps, campers learn shot composition, film editing, green screen effects, writing original...

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Entertainment: A trio of Pauls at Hermanos this week
Sep04

Entertainment: A trio of Pauls at Hermanos this week

In one of those fun, weird coincidences, the first three performers on the schedule at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana this week are all named Paul. In other news, there will be a rare hip-hop show at True Brew Barista on Friday night, featuring several artists you’ve probably never heard before. All of the above (and below) should be worth checking out. Have a look:   Music Tuesday Paul Hubert at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m....

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Bulletin Board: Send in nominations for Citizen of the Year
Sep04

Bulletin Board: Send in nominations for Citizen of the Year

Meet candidates at the Woman’s Club Concord voters, come and meet the House of Representatives candidates running in the Concord primary election. They will be present at our informal social event at the Woman’s Club of Concord, 44 Pleasant St., on Sept. 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The setting for this free, informal networking evening will include light refreshments and 10-minute sittings with the primary candidates of your choice. Brenda...

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Concord Monitor: Cap Center begins work on old Concord Theatre
Sep04

Concord Monitor: Cap Center begins work on old Concord Theatre

The Capitol Center for the Arts has cemented its commitment to reviving the Concord Theatre. The performance center recently bought the old theater from developer Steve Duprey for $571,800 and started demolition on the adjacent building that recently housed a tailoring shop. Nikki Clarke, executive director of the Cap Center, said the project still has about $2 million to go in fundraising, money that had to be financed through bank...

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On the Road: Concord Chorale and friends brought us to Eastern Europe
Sep04

On the Road: Concord Chorale and friends brought us to Eastern Europe

While we wouldn’t normally post On the Road features in back-to-back weeks, this photo here was sent in more than a month ago and we felt it might get stale if we didn’t run it now. Plus, we were working on a short week due to the Monday holiday and this helped fill a page. A group of 22 singers from the Concord Chorale, along with nine friends and family members, recently went on a choral tour to St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn,...

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