Until the clock strikes midnight
Nov30

Until the clock strikes midnight

Maybe you trekked out among the throngs of mall shoppers for a day – or night – of browsing on Black Friday. And you’ve likely had packages dropped off on your front porch after some late-night cyber hunting on Amazon. Now, complete the trifecta by coming to downtown Concord to see what your local merchants have to offer. Concord’s annual Midnight Merriment is returning to downtown Concord for a night of shopping, deals, food and...

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At Pitchfork Records, a downtown institution, what’s old is new again
Nov22

At Pitchfork Records, a downtown institution, what’s old is new again

With 49 years in the business of selling music, Michael Cohen has seen about everything. Lately, he’s seeing it all over again. “It’s gone back to the beginning!” said Cohen, the owner of downtown mainstay Pitchfork Records & Stereo, sounding both amused and a little incredulous. Cohen was a student at Henniker’s New England College in 1972 when he and some friends started selling vinyl records – then called LPs or long-playing...

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Entertainment for Nov. 23 to Dec. 3
Nov22

Entertainment for Nov. 23 to Dec. 3

Live music Nov. 25 Brad Myrick at Contoocook Cider Company from 1 to 4 p.m. Mikey G. at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m. Tina J at Makris Lobster & Steak House from 8 to 11 p.m. Brian Booth Jazz Quartet at Area 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. Kilroy at Penuche’s Ale House Nov. 26 Chris Torrey at Downtown Concord Winter Farmers Market form 9 a.m. to  12 p.m. The Hart of Sound (Colin Hart) at Contoocook Cider Company from 1 to 4 p.m....

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CYPN: Mark Borak has a love of the outdoors
Nov22

CYPN: Mark Borak has a love of the outdoors

Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to the “Young Professional of the Month,” Mark Borak. Each month, the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. Mark Borak Where do you live? Bow, NH. Where do you currently work? I am one of three Independent Financial Advisors at Bahr Casey Financial Services. I help people reach their...

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Christmas Parade among holiday events
Nov16

Christmas Parade among holiday events

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: Community Development Block Grant Awards On Nov. 3, the NH Community Development Finance Authority awarded the City $1,500,000 in Community Development Block Grants to support the development of a new Boys and Girls Club facility in...

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It’s showtime: Plan for holiday events
Nov16

It’s showtime: Plan for holiday events

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to save the date and get tickets for all of your favorite seasonal shows. Local theatre groups and performance venues have calendars filled with classics like the Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol alongside one-act plays and Celtic music. Some shows are free, while others require purchasing a ticket and reserving a seat, so make sure you don’t miss out on the merriment! NOV. 25...

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Playing this week: Live music and stage show
Nov16

Playing this week: Live music and stage show

Live music Nov. 17 Andrew North at Hermanos from 6:30 to 9 p.m. NHMC Artist Showcase at Area 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 18 Chris Powers at Makris Lobster & Steak House from 7 to 10 p.m. Scott King at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m. Thrown to the Wolves at Area 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. Brian Burnout’s Birthday Special at Penuche’s Ale House Nov. 19 Chris Peters at Downtown Concord Winter Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m....

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Bulletin board: This week’s happenings
Nov16

Bulletin board: This week’s happenings

What does homelessness in Concord look like? Join the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce for this critical discussion on Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Concord. What does housing instability mean for individuals, youth, and families in the Capital Region? A panel of representatives from local agencies, who work directly with Concord’s unhoused population on a daily basis, will discuss the causes and...

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Veterans Day: A time to reflect
Nov08

Veterans Day: A time to reflect

Veterans Day concert Part of the William H. Gile Community Concert Series, New Hampshire’s Own 39th Army Field Band will perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. The 90-minute audio visual experience will also feature some of the best civilian musicians in the State, as we thank veterans from all of the service branches. The performance will include a wide variety of music genres including: rock,...

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Entertainment this week
Nov08

Entertainment this week

Live shows Nov. 10 Mike Morris at Hermanos from  6:30 to 9 p.m. Gardner Berry at Area 23 from  7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 11 Andrew North & The Rangers at  Area 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. Nov. 12 Joel Begin at Downtown Concord Winter Farmers Market from 1 to 4 p.m. Crazy Steve Jam at Area 23 from 1 to  5 p.m. Colin Hart at Hermanos from  6:30 p.m. Karen Grenier at Over the Moon  Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m. Mikey G at Chen Yang Li from 7 to  10...

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City News: Week of Nov. 10
Nov08

City News: Week of Nov. 10

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 Meeting: Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Planning Board: Nov. 16, 7...

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Bulletin board: Fairs and folk fun
Nov08

Bulletin board: Fairs and folk fun

Christmas craft fair The United Church of Penacook, at the corner of Community Drive and Canal Street in Penacook, will hold a Christmas Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters will offer hand-crafted home décor, holiday decorations, knit/crochet goods, stuffed toys, jams and jellies, handbags, artisan soaps, and more. There will also be a bake sale. Visit ucpnh.org for crafter list and craft pictures....

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Live music and theater — catch a show
Nov02

Live music and theater — catch a show

Live music Nov. 4 Kimayo at Over the Moon Farmstead from  7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 5 Chad Verbeck at Contoocook Cider Company from 1 to 4 p.m. Decatur Creek at Over the Moon Farmstead from  2 to 5 p.m. Charlie Chronopolous at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m. Chris Peters at Chen Yang Li from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 6 April Cushman at Contoocook Cider Company from 1 to 4 p.m. Eric Lindberg at Over the Moon Farmstead from  2 to 5 p.m. Eric...

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Choosing kindness over competition
Nov02

Choosing kindness over competition

By Gracie McHugh Many Americans know or at least recognize the name Jesse Owens. He was an American track and field powerhouse who won 4 Gold Medals at the 1936 Olympics under the cloud of racism, hatred and anti semitism. He is best known for being the first American in history to win four gold medals in a single Olympics. He is perhaps less well known for his ability to persevere with courage and integrity throughout his life, even...

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Bulletin board — A focus on book events
Nov02

Bulletin board — A focus on book events

Sen. Feingold visits NH Senator Russ Feingold visits Gibson’s Bookstore on Thursday, Nov. 3 at noon to talk about his new book, The Constitution in Jeopardy: An Unprecedented Effort to Rewrite Our Fundamental Law and What We Can Do About It. In this important book, Feingold, a former U.S. senator and Prindiville, a legal scholar, distill extensive legal and historical research and examine the grave risks inherent in this effort. But...

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Book review: A real odd couple
Nov02

Book review: A real odd couple

The Marmalade Diaries: The True Story of an Odd Couple By Ben Aitken (325 pages, memoir, 2022)   This is a charming and funny book about being locked down with a complete stranger because of the coronavirus. October 21, 2020 – Ben Aitken is a young writer looking for a cheap room in London. He finds one in a nice neighborhood, for a great price. He thinks that there must be a catch, and there is. The catch is Winnie. Winnie...

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Catch a show this week – some ideas for you
Oct26

Catch a show this week – some ideas for you

Live EntertainmentOct. 27 Brian Booth at Hermanos from 6:30 to 9 p.m. DJ Dicey Karaoke at Area 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. Oct. 28 Ryan Williamson at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m. Channel 3 at Makris Lobster & Steak House from 7 to 10 p.m. BeefStu at Area 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. Scott Solsky & Friends at Penuche’s Ale House Oct. 29 Gary Hodges at Two Villages Art Society from 12 to 2 p.m. Justin Cohn at Contoocook Cider...

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Get yourself ready for Halloween
Oct26

Get yourself ready for Halloween

13th AnnualHalloween Howl & Trunk or Treat in downtown Concord Get your costumes ready for downtown Concord’s spookiest night out. Intown Concord’s Halloween Howl returns to Main St. on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The wicked fun on Main St. includes community trick-or-treating, festive costumes, and plenty of ghoulish games and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Trunk or Treat will also be making a comeback this...

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CYPN profile: She loves Concord’s small-town charm
Oct26

CYPN profile: She loves Concord’s small-town charm

Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN) introduces you to the “Young Professional of the Month,” Kayla Grimme. Each month, the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. Kayla Grimme How old are you? 27. Where do you currently work? I am currently transitioning into a new career as an Account Coordinator for Spectrum Marketing. With that change, I...

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Bulletin board – Oct. 27 to Nov. 2
Oct26

Bulletin board – Oct. 27 to Nov. 2

Featured artist in Concord New Hampshire Art Association fine art photographer Nicki French will have her work displayed in an exhibit titled, “A Few of My Favorite Things,” at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center from Oct. 26 to through Dec. 23. Each image in French’s exhibit begins with the photographing of one of her favorite things combined with locally grown garden flowers and wildflowers; and sometimes, a...

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Artistic connections
Oct19

Artistic connections

You still have a few days left to soak in the power of cross-medium collaborations at the Kimball Jenkins Mansion. There, you’ll explore the results of a summer-long collaboration between members of the NH Furniture Masters and selected artists and faculty from Kimball Jenkins as part of the NH Furniture Masters’ Annual Exhibition. Earlier this year, 14 furniture masters were paired with 28 artists to participate in a three-month...

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Entertainment listings for the week of Oct. 20
Oct19

Entertainment listings for the week of Oct. 20

Live music Oct. 20 Craig Fahey at Hermanos from 6:30 to 9 p.m. NHMC Artist Showcase at Area 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 21 Fuzz Box at Makris Lobster & Steak House from 7 to 10 p.m. Zak Trojano at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m. Hank Osborne & Friends at Area 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. The Special Guests at Penuche’s Ale House Oct. 22 John Franzosa at Hermanos from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Alex Cohen at Contoocook Cider Company from 1...

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Bulletin board
Oct19

Bulletin board

Halloween festivities Join Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center for the 2nd Annual Halloween and Fall Festivities Fun on Oct. 22 from 3 to 8 p.m. Enjoy Trick or Treating with horses, a haunted trails walk, fortune telling, face painting, costume contest, s’mores bonfire and more. The haunted trails walk will be kid-friendly until the sun goes down, when things will get a little spookier. Costume contest will be held at 6:30...

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This week in History

Oct. 20, 2003: Berlin records the national low temperature at -15 degrees. Oct. 20, 1989: The 57-year-old Johnny Cash fills the Capitol Theatre in Concord for two performances. His humble demeanor and his repertory, heavy on gospel, trains, fisticuffs, simple justice and simple pieties, bring down the house. Oct. 20, 1987: Concord Mayor Jim MacKay tells the Monitor that Gov. John H. Sununu has offered him a deal. Sununu is Vice...

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Welcome to Making Strides 2022
Oct13

Welcome to Making Strides 2022

I am pleased to invite you to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of New Hampshire as we mark our 30th Anniversary of this event. All Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events in New Hampshire are combined into this one powerful event. We will have people from across the state, with every county represented, joining together on Oct. 16, 2022 at Memorial Field in Concord. A moment not to be missed is the powerful, Opening Ceremonies...

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Making Strides: What you need to know
Oct13

Making Strides: What you need to know

Parking The Governor Hugh Gallen State Office Park is available for parking. Please enter the parkway off Pleasant Street or Clinton Street. Please avoid using Fruit Street. There will be parking signs and attendants available to assist you. Accessible Parking: The Memorial Field parking lot will be reserved for those with accessibility needs. Need assistance? Our trained Volunteer Ambassadors, wearing neon green shirts and big...

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Entertainment listings for the week of Oct. 13
Oct13

Entertainment listings for the week of Oct. 13

Live music Oct. 13 Mike Morris at Hermanos from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Gardner Berry at Area 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 14 Off Duty Angels (ODA) at Makris Lobster & Steak House from 7 to 10 p.m. Henry LaLiberte at Over the Moon Farmstead from 7 to 10 p.m. Rev Todd Seely at Area 23 from 8 to 11 p.m. Lucas Gallo & Friends at Penuche’s Ale House Oct. 15 Scott Solsky at Contoocook Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Hart of Sound...

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Why we walk
Oct13

Why we walk

    At Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of NH, cancer survivors are the Guests of Honor. We understand that the experience of a cancer diagnosis and treatment is as unique as each individual and likewise, a survivor’s experience at Making Strides reflects that uniqueness. People can participate just a little, a great deal, or to whatever extent they are comfortable and the day is meaningful. What is a Survivor? Cancer...

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City News

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: October group hike Join Trail Ranger Carl on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. for a 2.5 to 3 mile loop at Oak Hill Trails. The trails have varying terrain with some moderate slopes. Hunting season will be open, so it’s always wise to wear...

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Walk for a cure Sunday, Oct. 16
Oct05

Walk for a cure Sunday, Oct. 16

This is the time of year when the sides of the road are aglow in reds, yellows and brilliant oranges. On one weekend each autumn in October, you’ll also see waves of pink making their way from Memorial Field and the surrounding streets. This year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is Oct. 16. There you’ll find a familiar setting as thousands of walkers clad in their pinkest attire stretch and mill about Memorial Park ahead of...

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