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Doggie mystery Spencer Quinn returns to Gibson’s Bookstore with the 13th offering from his extremely unreliable (but lovable) canine narrator, in Bark to the Future! This author talk will be held on Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The 13th Chet & Bernie mystery, has Bernie investigating his own past, all the way back to high school, and discovering that all is not as it seemed. Free and open to the public. If you cannot make this event,...

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Book: Recipes for Love and Murder
Aug16

Book: Recipes for Love and Murder

Recipes for Love and Murder By Sally Andrew (419 pages, mystery, 2015) “Recipe for murder 1 stocky man who abuses his wife 1 small tender wife 1 medium-size tough woman in love with the wife 1 double-barreled shotgun 1 small karoo town marinated in secrets 1 mild gardener 1 red-hot new yorker 7 seventh-day adventists (prepared for the end of the world) 1 hard-boiled investigative journalist 1 soft amateur detective 2 cool policemen 1...

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This week in Concord history

Aug. 18, 1976: The federal government declares hog cholera under control and lifts a quarantine imposed on swine shipments from Cheshire, Hillsborough and Rockingham counties.   Aug. 19, 2001: Author Philip Roth wins the Edward MacDowell Medal for literature. The award is given by the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, the oldest artists’ colony in the nation.   Aug. 19, 1863: With the Union armies in need of more soldiers,...

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Ready to Learn Fair is ready for students
Aug09

Ready to Learn Fair is ready for students

The 8th annual Ready To Learn Fair will take place on Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rundlett Middle School cafeteria. Each year students in need from Concord can come to the fair and pick up the supplies they need to be successful in the coming school year. Backpacks, gym bags and school supplies are available. Additionally, the school will have toiletries, hats, gloves, socks, and more. Students will even be able to get that...

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Entertainment for the week of Aug. 11, 2022
Aug09

Entertainment for the week of Aug. 11, 2022

Live music Aug. 11 Josh Foster at Uno Pizzeria from 6 to 9 p.m. Senie Hunt Project at the Contoocook Chamber of Commerce from 6 to 8 p.m. Kid Pinky at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Club Soda at Eagle Square from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Gardner Berry at Area 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12 Just Sayin Band at Makris Lobster and Steak House from 7 to 10 p.m. Josh Foster at the Contoocook Cider Company from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ariel Strasser and Ken Budka at...

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Looking back to 1915: Ford Foundry
Aug09

Looking back to 1915: Ford Foundry

This vintage photograph depicts the Ford Foundry Float in Concord, New Hampshire, in 1915. Years ago many local businesses and organizations proudly participated in local parades and exhibits promoting their wares — certainly a wonderful boon to local commerce. Ford Foundry was located in Concord and was well known for manufacturing common household products of the day; cast iron bathtubs, sinks, stoves etc.

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Book: The Original Bambi
Aug09

Book: The Original Bambi

The Original Bambi: The Story of a Life in the Forest By Felix Salten (161 pages, fiction, 2022) I know what you’re thinking: “Bambi, seriously?” Stop right there! This new release from Princeton University Press is, to put a new spin on an old cliché, not your grandparents’ Bambi. In this version, translator Jack Zipes aims to improve on the original 1928 English translation, capturing the intent behind Felix Salten’s 1923...

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Kimball Jenkins to unveil new mural

Kimball Jenkins is a proud partner with My turn presenting a first-of-its-kind mural experience. A group of 15 young artists from Manchester, Concord and Franklin have come together to create a creative placemaking installation to show economic ideals encompassing culture, inclusivity and equality through a six-week intensive curriculum under the tutelage of Richard Haynes and other noble artists, facilitators, community organizers....

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‘The Color Red’ at Concord Chamber
Aug09

‘The Color Red’ at Concord Chamber

New Hampshire Art Association artist Barbara Mata will have her work displayed in an exhibit titled, “The Color Red,” at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center beginning Aug. 24. “Red is the color of emotion, power and strength,” Mata said. “Red inherently represents the dualities of passionate love and bitter hate, confidence and aggression, vibrant beauty and terrifying destruction. When red is applied to a work of...

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CYPN: Moore happy to make more connections
Aug09

CYPN: Moore happy to make more connections

Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to the “Young Professional of the Month,” Diana Moore. Each month, the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. Diana Moore Where do you live? Concord. Where do you currently work? I’m the Director of Healthy Living at the Granite YMCA Concord Branch. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I...

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This week in Concord history

Aug. 11, 1766: John Wentworth is appointed governor of New Hampshire by King George II and also “surveyor of the king’s woods in North America.” He will take charge the following summer.   Aug. 12, 2003: Rain pours down on Penacook and Boscawen, filling storm drains and waterways beyond capacity. The storm carries away a 15-foot section of River Road, where a culvert leads into the Contoocook River.   Aug. 12, 1927: In the...

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City news: Keeping an eye on invasive plants
Aug09

City news: Keeping an eye on invasive plants

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: Invasive Plant Workshop Thank you to everyone who attended the Invasive Plant Workshop in Merrill Park. The City of Concord’s Park and Recreation Department, Planning Division, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, Conservation...

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Old is new Virginia Chamlee visits Gibson’s Bookstore on Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about how to shop for affordable vintage home decor and how to style it in a modern home, with her new book Big Thrift Energy: The Art and Thrill of Finding Vintage Treasures – Plus Tips for Making Old Feel New. Concord is home to several antique stores and thrift stores, and New England is prime country for accidentally discovering treasures...

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Entertainment listings for the week of Aug. 4, 2022

Live music Aug. 4 Josh Foster at Uno Pizzeria in Concord from 6 to 9 p.m. TBA at Eagle Square at 7 p.m. Joey Placenti at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 Dusty Gray at the Contoocook Cider Company from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Senie Hunt at the League of N.H. Craftsmen Fair Amanda Adama at Shara Vineyards from 6 to 8 p.m. Chris Lester at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m. Eric Lindberg Duo at Area 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. Quadraphonics at...

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City Council meets Monday

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: City meetings City meetings are held in person in Council Chambers at 37 Green St. (unless otherwise specified on the city’s calendar). Upcoming meetings include: City Council: Aug. 8, 7 p.m. Planning Board: August 17, 7 p.m....

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Bulletin board for the week of Aug. 4, 2022

Dig into history Kathleen Bailey and Sheila Bailey visit Gibson’s Bookstore on Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. to present their book digging into the heartbreaking history and backstories of some of the statues and plaques dotting NH’s cities and landscapes, New Hampshire War Monuments: The Stories Behind the Stones. A heartbroken Danish sculptor gives a gift without measure to the town where his late wife enjoyed summers. A daughter pays...

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This week in Concord history

Aug. 4, 1926: It is announced in Conco rd that Allen Hollis, a local lawyer and civic leader known as “The Kingfish,” will donate 11.9 acres on South Fruit Street and $5,000 toward a football field and other athletic facilities. The land will become Memorial Field.   Aug. 4, 1965: Concord begins celebrating its bicentennial with neighborhood fairs, a Bicentennial Queen pageant, badminton, water polo and tugs of war.   Aug....

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COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems
Aug02

COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems

COVID Spring Edited by Alexandria Peary (97 pages, 2020, poetry) COVID Spring is a timely and earnest collection of New Hampshire poems, edited by our state’s Poet Laureate, Alexandria Peary. You may already know that April is National Poetry Month, which has given readers and writers something to anticipate each spring since 1996. Of course, life was anything but business-as-usual in April of 2020. That year, Perry and her fellow...

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The ripe time: Pick-your-own fruit near Concord
Jul26

The ripe time: Pick-your-own fruit near Concord

If you can stand being out in the heat for more than a few minutes, it’s time to make plans to visit one of the Concord area’s many pick-your-own farms. (And if you can’t stand the heat, most will have some pre-picked options for you to make a quick getaway.) Here’s a sample of a few of the places where you can find fruit to harvest yourself. Apple Hill Farm Pick-your-own strawberry season has ended at Apply Hill Farm, but now they...

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National night out
Jul26

National night out

Concord Police Department will be among those participating in the 2022 National Night Out. Concord’s event will be Aug. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rollins Park. National Night Out is America’s night out against crime. This will be the 38th annual night out in the United States. Activities planned for Rollins Park include food, music, bike safety, contests, youth activities, Touch-A-Truck, rock climbing walls, informational displays and...

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‘Bubble Boy’ staged at Hatbox Theatre
Jul26

‘Bubble Boy’ staged at Hatbox Theatre

Dive In Productions is proud to present Bubble Boy the Musical at the Hatbox Theatre from Aug. 5 to 14. From the creative team behind the cult classic movie Bubble Boy, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio take audiences back to early 2000s Palmdale, Florida, and the home of our Bubble Boy, Jimmy Livingston. Born with no immune system, Jimmy’s entire life has been spent behind the plastic walls of his bubble room with no one for company besides...

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Art on Main installations updated
Jul26

Art on Main installations updated

The City of Concord and Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce created “Art on Main” in 2018. This program enlivens and enhances Main Street with a year-round sculpture exhibit. Mixed with Concord’s classical art, it creates an open-air gallery that is free to enjoy, and on view every day. Installations may last from one to two years, typically remaining on view from 12 to 24 months. In 2022, the exhibit expanded beyond Main Street and...

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Entertainment for the week of July 28, 2022
Jul26

Entertainment for the week of July 28, 2022

Live music July 28 Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Paul Hubert at Area 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. Josh Foster at Uno Pizzeria & Grill in Concord from 6 to 9 p.m. Eric Lindberg Band at Butler Park in Hillsborough from 7 to 8 p.m. The Shanna Stack Band at Eagle Square from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 29 Fern Family Bank from 7 to 9 p.m. and the Quint-E-Sential Band from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Area 23 Joey Clark & the Big Hearts at...

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City news: Fall sports sign-up plus another week of camp
Jul26

City news: Fall sports sign-up plus another week of camp

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: Youth fall sports registration The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations of the upcoming youth sports season. Fall sports include: Archery (ages 6 and higher) NFL Flag Football Leagues (ages 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14) and...

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This week in Concord history

July 28, 1776: New Hampshire militiamen are mustered atop Mount Independence, across from Fort Ticonderoga, for a reading of the Declaration of Independence, adopted earlier in the month in Philadelphia. They cheer heartily and fire a 13-gun salute.   July 28, 1927: Nellie Taylor Ross, the nation’s first woman governor, stops at the Concord home of former New Hampshire governor John G. Winant. She is on her way to Tilton, where...

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Friends-a-Palooza The Friends Program is taking over Keach Park in Concord to celebrate International Friendship Day on July 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. Friends-a-Palooza is a family-fun event filled with free activities for kids of all ages. We will have crafts and field games, face-painting, kids Zumba, giant bubbles, corn-hole, music, dance and a storytelling read-a-thon, snacks, prizes and more. Friends-a-Palooza is designed to raise...

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Book: Sea of Tranquility
Jul26

Book: Sea of Tranquility

Sea of Tranquility By Emily St. John Mandel (255 pages, fiction, 2022) Emily St. John Mandel’s newest release, Sea of Tranquility, unfolds in a series of vignettes across a span of nearly five hundred years. It’s a spiderweb of characters across time, all facing similar themes of displacement and grief, and each of these threads is tied to a single anomalous phenomenon. Sea of Tranquility is one of those books that you can’t divulge...

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City news: Collections office temporarily closed
Jul18

City news: Collections office temporarily closed

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: Meetings City meetings are held in person in Council Chambers at 37 Green St. (unless otherwise specified on the City’s calendar). Upcoming meetings include: Zoning Board of Adjustment: Aug. 3, 7 p.m. City Council: Aug. 8, 7 p.m....

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Pets

Categories presented by NY Smoke N Vape Shop   Boarder Winner: Bark Now! Second Place: Barking Dog Hooksett Runner Up: Cilley Veterinary Clinic Runner Up: Woodlawn Pet Resort Runner Up: Finlayson’s   Groomer Winner: Pawtopia Pet Grooming Salon & Boutique Second Place: Natural Instincts Holistic Pet Spa Runner Up: Bark Now! Runner Up: Finlayson’s Runner Up: Pet Smart   Pet Supply Winner: For the Love of Dogs...

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Shopping

Categories presented by Apple House Furniture   Antiques Winner: Concord Antiques Second Place: Hansel & Gretel Antiques Runner Up: Laconia Antique Center Runner Up: Showcase Consignment Runner Up: Parker French   Beer/Wine Specialty Store Winner: Concord Craft Beer Second Place: Smoke & Barley Runner Up: Capital Beverages Runner Up: Wine on Main Runner Up: Henniker Brewery   Book Store Winner: Gibson’s...

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