Planning on making a quilt? Then check out these two local shops
Apr07

Planning on making a quilt? Then check out these two local shops

You’ve probably driven by them on multiple occasions and never gave it a second thought. But believe it or not, there are actually two quilt shops right here in Concord. We understand the oversight, because unless making large blankety things for people is on your list of hobbies, you’d probably have no reason to do a double take as you cruise by – which for the record is dangerous and never recommended. Although for those in the...

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The students of St. Paul’s have been busy creating all this art

The annual St. Paul’s School student art exhibition is currently on display at Hargate Gallery through April 17. This page, top left: Josephine Carter.

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The students of St. Paul’s have been busy creating all this art

The annual St. Paul’s School student art exhibition is currently on display at Hargate Gallery through April 17. This page, top left: Josephine Carter.

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Gathering Time making a stop at Temple Beth Jacob

Gather ’round for Gathering Time, an award-winning folk trio headed to Temple Beth Jacob for a fundraising event April 11 at 7:30 p.m. Of course, you know we wouldn’t highlight an event that didn’t feature food, so you should probably know there will also be hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, as well as a silent auction (note: you can’t eat the silent auction). Gathering Time features Hillary Foxsong, Stuart Markus and Gerry McKeveny...

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These might be our snuggliest pages ever

Since this is the quilting issue and we spent most of last week talking to people about quilts, it was only right that we devote some space to some of the best ones we saw during our travels. Plus we’re big fans of things that keep us warm and wanted to share it with all of you. And trust us, this is only a fraction of what we saw. We could probably fill every page with pictures of quilts and still not get them all in.

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Believe it or not, Tim can actually use a sewing machine – kind of
Apr07

Believe it or not, Tim can actually use a sewing machine – kind of

When I was in middle school, I sewed this cute little stuffed animal dog for my mom. From what I remember, it actually looked like a dog. But that’s about it when discussing my sewing experience, and that was all done by hand. Yet when the idea for a quilting issue came about, I soon realized my sewing abilities would be tested. That’s because Deb Green, who opened Sew Sisters Studio in the Concord Community Arts Center, wanted to...

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Since this is the quilting issue and we spent most of last week talking to people about quilts, it was only right that we devote some space to some of the best ones we saw during our travels. Plus we’re big fans of things that keep us warm and wanted to share it with all of you. And trust us, this is only a fraction of what we saw. We could probably fill every page with pictures of quilts and still not get them all in.

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Quilters Guild to host biannual show

The Capital Quilters Guild will host its biannual quilt show this weekend at NHTI, and it wants all of you to come. More than 200 quilts will be on display for your viewing pleasure in the Goldie Crocker Gymnasium, as the guild members show off some of their hard work over the last two years. The quilts are only for looking at, except for the “touch me” quilt, which as its name indicated, you’re allowed to put your hands on....

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Adventure Shopping

Since Ocean State Job Lots’s slogan is ‘Adventure Shopping,’ we headed down to find the most adventurous items in the store. It’s like a safari you take right here in Concord!

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The Capital Quilters Guild wants you to know about quilting
Apr07

The Capital Quilters Guild wants you to know about quilting

If you’re looking to pick up a new hobby, head over to Havenwood Retirement Community on the second Friday evening of the month.Well, don’t go there this week, but more often than not, if it’s the second Friday, you’ll find the Capital Quilters Guild doing its thing. And the only reason they won’t be there this month is because members will be a little busy setting up for their biannual show (see that grey box on the next page for...

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Since Ocean State Job Lots’s slogan is ‘Adventure Shopping,’ we headed down to find the most adventurous items in the store. It’s like a safari you take right here in Concord!

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Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 07 Apr 2015
Apr07

Instagram photo of the Week – Tue, 07 Apr 2015

This isn’t a photo from that time we woke up at a wildlife preserve after a particularly crazy Saturday night and just hung out there for a couple of weeks. Is it? That’s all a little foggy. We’re pretty sure this is a picture from Instagram user @boudreaujr, who said he pulled over to capture this barred owl on Hutchins Street right here in our fair city. Great snap, @boudreaujr!

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Sure, we all feel bad for those poor fourth graders, but what about me?
Apr07

Sure, we all feel bad for those poor fourth graders, but what about me?

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last few weeks – if you were, we’d kind of be neighbors! – you’ve probably seen my face in the news. I’m getting more air time than the Kardashians these days. Admittedly, my tail does deserve more national attention than Kim’s, but sadly, that’s not why I’ve become an overnight sensation. No, the red-tailed hawk was the victim of the not-so-silver-tongued legislators that set fire to a...

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We met Digger the Main Street Project mascot and saw a ton of Peeps

Downtown was alive with colorful marshmallowy critters – and a tiger! – during Indie Easter on Friday afternoon. Digger the tiger, the Concord Main Street Project mascot, was walking up and down Main Street to greet the public and look in all the stores, many of which participated in Indie Easter by making Peeps displays in their windows and storefronts.

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Moving film screening at Concord High

The film begins with the rising of a garage door. On the other side is a young man in a flannel shirt standing before his barn at first light. He’s wearing an old Red Sox hat with a frayed brim. The sun appears gold through New England foliage behind him and gleans off industrial farm equipment in the field. He steps forward into the barn, rain boots over mud, brown Labrador retriever at his side, as he inspects a line of cows with a...

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This Week In Concord History

April 7, 2002: Tryouts for Concord’s Babe Ruth baseball are held at Rollins Park. 62 14- and 15-year-old boys spend the morning catching flyballs and grounders in hopes of impressing the coaches. The draft is held later in the day, and the players are pided among seven teams.April 7, 2000: Robert Blair, who murdered his wife and her young son in a Concord motel in 1996, has told the police he also killed two people in Rutland, Vt., in...

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Downtown was alive with colorful marshmallowy critters – and a tiger! – during Indie Easter on Friday afternoon. Digger the tiger, the Concord Main Street Project mascot, was walking up and down Main Street to greet the public and look in all the stores, many of which participated in Indie Easter by making Peeps displays in their windows and storefronts.

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Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 07 Apr 2015
Apr07

Classic Concord Photo – Tue, 07 Apr 2015

We’re reporing live from the first ever Concordiapolis 500, where horses and buggies are pitted against trolley cars in a furious race down Main Street! Place your bets! Of course, the smart money is on us having made the whole thing up. Thanks to reader Earl Burroughs for this picture, which was actually taken near Pleasant Street, looking north. We’re not entirely sure of the time frame, but it’s fair to say “not...

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City Briefly

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell is chilly in his office because it’s still a wintery nightmare, so he digs out the quilt his grandma made him 20 years ago. But the dust it’s collected causes an allergic sneezing fit so strong he flips right out of his chair. But he does sneeze in a rhythmic pattern that spells out a city memo!Legalized potholesFill ‘em upConcord General Services’ Highway and Utilities crews have been keeping busy...

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Chamber looking for Pinnacle Award nominees

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce announces the 10th Annual Pinnacle Awards, and invites members of the community to submit nominations. The Pinnacle Awards recognize businesses and inpiduals for professional excellence and commitment to the community, and will be presented at the Annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center, Concord. Presenting Sponsors are...

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Policy analyst to speak at Havenwood on Friday

Policy analyst and author William Hartung will tour the state from April 8 to 11 to speak about “Profits of War: The Military-Industrial Complex and the High Price of Defense.”Hartung is the director of Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy in Washington D.C. He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex. “Corporations which profit from the manufacture...

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Get your tickets for VNA’s Passion for Caring

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association’s Passion for Caring is on Wednesday, May 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. hosted by Company C in Concord. Proceeds from this event benefits Concord Regional VNA Hospice Program. Enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and refreshments, entertainment, a raffle and silent auction inside the spacious and comfortable Company C showroom. The silent auction features New England Patriots tickets, Boston Red Sox tickets, golf...

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State of the City forum April 9 at Holiday Inn

Join your fellow Concord business and community leaders for a breakfast forum on the “State of the City” with guest speakers Concord Mayor Jim Bouley and Concord City Manager Tom Aspell. The event is presented by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 9, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 172 N. Main St., Concord. Find out what’s on the horizon for the city of Concord, the challenges of this year’s budget, how...

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Confirmation classes begin April 15 in Bow

The Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow, invites you to discover what Christianity means for you and your life. The season has arrived again for all young people with the desire to explore their faith to join together in discovery. Confirmation classes are open to young people in grades 6-10 of any religious affiliation – all are welcome in discovery. This time will provide an opportunity for young people to learn on...

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Reserve your space for spring fling in Penacook

United Church of Penacook, located at the corner of Community Drive and Canal Street in Penacook, is now renting tables/spaces for their indoor/outdoor Spring Fling on May 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attic treasures, clothing, gently used items, crafts and baked goods will be available. Spaces with tables can be rented inside for $15 and spaces outside without tables for $10. Set up inside on Friday will be from 7 to 8 p.m. for those...

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Business showcase at Grappone Center

The public is invited to the 24th annual Business Showcase hosted by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, April 7, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center, Concord. More than 100 Chamber members will showcase their products and services to the Greater Concord business community during the Business Showcase. This very popular Chamber event is open to the business public and attendance is expected to...

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Carol Foss to speak about wind power

On Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the N.H. Audubon’s McLane Center, Carol Foss, PhD, Senior Advisor for Science and Policy at N.H. Audubon, will speak on the topic of “Wind Power and Wildlife: A New England Perspective.” Wind power offers the promise of “green energy” without carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. As a renewable energy source, it can be a positive factor in protection of wildlife and the environment....

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Concord Public Library Book of the Week

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net and visit us on Tumblr (reading-rumblr.tumblr.com and concordteens.tumblr.com) and Facebook (facebook.com/ConcordPublicLibrary).The Storied Life of A.J. FikryGabrielle Zevin2012, 331 pagesFictionA.J. Fikry is the curmudgeonly owner of Island Books; Amelia Loman is a publishing sales rep who visits the store. Amelia is a “bright-sider” by nature, but...

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Sign-ups are under way for spring session at Y

Sign-ups for the Spring II session are under way at the Concord Family YMCA. Members began signing up on March 30 for their favorite classes and it opened up for community members on April 6. No matter your age, interest or fitness level, you will find programs and activities at the Concord Family YMCA to meet your goals for fitness, well-being, and fun. Stop by the Welcome Center, call 228-9622 or go online at concordymca.org for...

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