Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 04 Nov 2014
Nov04

Instagram photo of the week – Tue, 04 Nov 2014

OH MY GOD SOMEONE CALL 911 THAT TREE IS ON FIRE, oh, wait, that’s just some stunning fall foliage captured outside the State House by Instagram user @mr_puppet_edenwald. Perhaps it’s nature’s way of reminding us to turn on the TV so we can catch the final week of scorching political ads roasting every candidate and every decision they’ve ever made. Us? We’re just voting for this photo. Want your Instagram picture to end up in the...

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Here’s a trailer for a few SNOB selections
Nov04

Here’s a trailer for a few SNOB selections

Bingo and PBR-BQWe mentioned Rob Azevedo earlier, and now we’re going to mention his two films at this year’s festival. He has Bingo, a short comedy about three bingo playing buddies starring local stand-up comedians Ryan Bourassa, James Mullan and Paul Landwehr, and he also has a music video he directed over the summer with editor Chris Tremblay for the local country rock band, The Dusty Gray Band and their song “PBR-BQ.” This is the...

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Pedro Pimentel has another short film for you – so go watch it
Nov04

Pedro Pimentel has another short film for you – so go watch it

You may remember last winter we introduced you to Pedro Pimentel.Say hello, Pedro.At that time, Pimentel, a budding filmmaker, was a senior and president of the Concord High Film Society. He, along with his society buddies, were putting on the second annual Concord High Film Festival, and we helped get the word out.Now, Pimentel is the founder of Manguetown Pictures and will have his film, Accursed, shown as part of this weekend’s...

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The Co-op has pub grub and craft beer to whet your movie appetite
Nov04

The Co-op has pub grub and craft beer to whet your movie appetite

We all know movies are better with a tasty adult beverage and some food that tastes so good it has to be bad for you. It’s certainly preferable to spending $46 on a fountain soda and a box of Junior Mints. Because make no mistake, this ain’t no concession stand – this is the beer tasting at the Co-op on Nov. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. to kick off the SNOB Film Festival in style. Get the SNOB party started right by checking out some tasty...

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Beloved one-acts back at CHS this weekend
Nov04

Beloved one-acts back at CHS this weekend

Nov. 6 through Nov. 9, Concord High School will be welcoming nine student directors for what has become a much-loved tradition in the school community – the Senior Directed One Acts. “They’ve been running for about 20 years,” said Clint Klose, director of Concord High’s theater program. “The director before me did them, and the director before that. I think it gives seniors a chance to look at theater from the other side of the stage...

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A craft beer film with heart and a touching look at Quiet Riot? Check
Nov04

A craft beer film with heart and a touching look at Quiet Riot? Check

Here’s a quick look at some of the films being featured this year at the SNOB festival.Blood, Sweat, and BeerBlood, Sweat, and Beer is a feature-length documentary exploring the explosive growth of the craft beer industry and the dramatic journeys of two start-up breweries.The film follows a trio of 23-year-olds as they struggle to start The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company in Braddock, Pa. Matt, Asa, and Brandon hope their brewery will...

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We got the low down on tunes from SNOB music man Rob Azevedo
Nov04

We got the low down on tunes from SNOB music man Rob Azevedo

For the second year in a row, the SNOB Film Festival has joined forces with a few local venues to add music to the docket, and for the second year in a row we caught up with the man responsible for bringing that all together, Rob Azevedo. Azevedo is already famous in these parts for a couple of reasons – he hosts the Granite State of Mind radio show on WNHN 94.7 FM every Thursday from 9 to 10 p.m., and he’s also entered films in the...

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Jana Brown wrote a screenplay – and it’s going to be a movie soon

The scene opens with Jana Brown sitting at her desk.The editor of St. Paul’s alumni magazine, Alumni Horae, opens her email to find a class note from Perry King, a 1966 alum. King has written something for the magazine ahead of his 45th reunion.Brown stops and wonders ‘Is this the Perry King that my mother used to like from Riptide and The Lords of Flatbush’?There’s only one way to find out, so Brown responds with thoughts of an...

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Concord's Jana Brown wrote a screenplay called The Divide, which is set to begin filming next summer.

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Smile, SNOB is back in town
Nov04

Smile, SNOB is back in town

The SNOB Film Festival and the Insider have become a little like peanut butter and jelly – or maybe we should say, like craft beer and awesome flicks. We just work well together.So with the SNOB Festival back for its 13th go-round, we figured we’d hook you up with our annual preview issue with everything you need to know!As has been the case in each of the last several years, the festival is a celebration of indie film, music and beer...

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Eastern Bank welcomes itself to town by buying everyone breakfast
Nov04

Eastern Bank welcomes itself to town by buying everyone breakfast

Eastern Bank purchased Centrix Bank last week, crossing the border from Massachusetts to New Hampshire, and welcomed itself by surprising customers and buying everyone breakfast for a few hours at Dunkin’ Donuts locations throughout the state Tuesday, including two in Concord.

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Eastern Bank purchased Centrix Bank last week, crossing the border from Massachusetts to New Hampshire, and welcomed itself by surprising customers and buying everyone breakfast for a few hours at Dunkin’ Donuts locations throughout the state Tuesday, including two in Concord.

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Popular SNOB events Twisted Tales and filmmaker meet-up are back
Nov04

Popular SNOB events Twisted Tales and filmmaker meet-up are back

Two of the more popular parts of the SNOB Film Festival return this year, with Friday Night Twisted Tales and the filmmaker meet-up hosted by the New Hampshire Film and TV Office. Twisted Tales will be Friday night at 10, with the filmmaker meet-up slated for Saturday at 10:30 a.m.For a schedule of shorts to be shown during the Twisted Tales event, turn to the festival’s complete schedule on page 20.Friday Night Twisted TalesThere are...

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The League has some new gifts, but you can’t take them home

The League of N.H. Craftsmen’s exhibit, “Gifts From Our Hands: What We Do Best,” is on display between now and Dec. 19. So you should probably go check it out.

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The League of N.H. Craftsmen’s exhibit, “Gifts From Our Hands: What We Do Best,” is on display between now and Dec. 19. So you should probably go check it out.

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This Week In Concord History

Nov. 4, 2003: After a four-year hiatus from Concord’s city hall, Allenstown Police Chief and former councilor Jim McGonigle wins a seat with 1,788 votes citywide, the highest of the three candidates running for councilor-at-large.Nov. 4, 2002: Three dozen South Enders turn out to meet with city councilors about a few neighborhood hot topics: the Northwest Bypass, the Richmond Co. shopping center and the Interstate 93 expansion.Nov. 4,...

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell picks his own corn so he can make the best popcorn ever for movie night. And the aerial view of the cornfield spells out a city memo!Turn over a new leafThen put it at the curbThe city’s annual leaf pick-up program began Nov. 3 and will run through Dec. 12, weather permitting, Aspell writes. You may now pick up piles of leaves to dump in your yard at City Hall.Kidding! It works the other way....

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Homeschool series at Discovery Center

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center kicked off its 2014 Homeschool Series on the Solar System on Oct. 9 with a workshop on the sun. Subsequent workshops will be held on the second Thursday of each month, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., through June 2015, and will move out from the sun to the farthest reaches of our solar system, covering planets, moons, asteroids, comets, the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud. Cost is $15 per student, $10 for...

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Wings of Knowledge returns on Nov. 18

On Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Library Living Room, NHTI will present the next in its series of free public Wings of Knowledge lectures for the 2014-15 season: “Nepal Chronicles,” with travel writer Dan Szczesny. Szczesny is the associate publisher of The Hippo, New Hampshire’s largest weekly newspaper, based in Manchester. An avid New England hiker and member of the AMC’s 4,000-footer club, he was married atop Mt. Lafayette....

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Junior Service League red carpet gala Nov. 15

The Junior Service League of Concord (JSL), a non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to help women and children in crisis in the greater Concord community, has chosen Child and Family Services (CFS), a private non-profit organization, as its primary partner in fundraising and giving efforts for 2014-15. Each year, the JSL raises and donates thousands of dollars for local organizations and schools that share its mission....

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Libraries to offer junior maker space kits

The N.H. State Library, working with the Association for Library Service to Children and Lego Systems, Inc., is making Junior Maker Space toolkits available to public libraries throughout New Hampshire. Designed specifically to create hands-on activities for public library patrons aged 4-6, each toolkit includes more than 10,000 Lego pieces, donated by Lego Systems, and an activity guide librarians can use to design activities that...

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Information night those who want to be a teacher

On Monday, Nov. 17, NHTI will hold an information night for people interested its Teacher Education Conversion Programs (TECP). The TECP programs provide a path for persons with a bachelor’s or master’s degree to become quickly certified to teach in mathematics, science, special education and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). The information night will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in NHTI’s Library Living Room. Find...

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Mayor’s prayer breakfast slated for Nov. 21

The Greater Concord Area Task Force Against Racism and Intolerance invites you to join them for the 18th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 21, from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at the Grappone Conference Center. This year’s theme is “Being a Good Samaritan” and will feature guest speaker Juliana Eades, Executive Director of the NH Community Loan Fund and NH Business Review’s 2013 Outstanding Woman in Business. What is a “Good...

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Legal breakfast series at Orr & Reno on Nov. 18

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the next seminar in the 2014 Legal Breakfast Series will be held Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the offices of Orr & Reno at 45 S. Main St. on the fourth floor. The seminar, “Maintaining Attorney-Client Privilege in the Digital Age,” will be presented by William Chapman, Esq. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served. This event is free but...

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Men’s grief discussion groups Nov. 13 and 20

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association is offering Men’s Grief Discussion Groups on Thursday, Nov. 13 and Thursday, Nov. 20, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St. The ongoing drop-in grief discussion groups are designed to help men who are adjusting after the loss of a spouse or significant other. Please note new location. There is no registration or fee to attend. For additional information, please...

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NHTI Friday film series to continue on Nov. 14

The NHTI Film Society’s Friday night film series continues Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Sweeney Hall Auditorium with the 1934 classic, The Return of Bulldog Drummond, starring Ralph Richardson and Ann Todd.Richardson – playing retired British office Capt. Hugh “Bulldog” Drummond – is the leader of the “Black Clan,” a secret organization made up of former soldiers under Capt. Drummond’s command during the Great War who are on a mission to...

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Concord Public Library Book of the week

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net or visit us on Tumblr at reading-rumblr.tumblr.com and Facebook at facebook.com/ConcordPublicLibrary.A Fighting ChanceElizabeth Warren2014, 9 CDs, 660 minutesNonfictionElizabeth Warren is the senior senator for the state of Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. In this book, she tells the story of her life from childhood to her time in...

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Jeff Reagan wants you to know more about Black Ice hockey
Nov04

Jeff Reagan wants you to know more about Black Ice hockey

As a hockey enthusiast, Jeff Reagan knows a thing or two about the game.Growing up in Concord, Reagan would lace up his skates and hit up the local ponds for a game of pickup any chance he got. In fact, even though he went away for college and now lives in the big city of New York, Reagan still enjoys a good skate on the White Park pond. That is, when there’s ice on it, of course.So when his dad, John, kept pushing for him to do...

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CHS makes the ALS Association Connolly tougher and $20K stronger
Nov04

CHS makes the ALS Association Connolly tougher and $20K stronger

You know Concord High School students enjoyed themselves Tuesday morning, because they got out of class and got to stand outside for 20 minutes. But they also got to celebrate the official fruits of their labor in raising money for the ALS Association – $20,000 worth of fruits (imagine if they’d donated it in apples instead of a giant check). The school sold Connolly Tough T-shirts ahead of a giant homecoming walk in honor of...

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