The Week In Concord History 9/15/15

Sept. 15, 1860: Concord celebrates the opening of Auburn Street. Several hundred residents join in a carriage procession, led by the Concord Cornet Band, from the Eagle hotel, up Centre Street to Auburn. Two large flags suspended across the new street draw hearty salutes. The march continues to Little Pond Road. One speaker says the new road suggests indications of our progress in civilization. Sept. 15, 1983: WJYY radio in Concord...

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City Briefly 9/15/15
Sep15

City Briefly 9/15/15

Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell spends hours upon hours researching old buildings in the city only to realize there’s no end to the information. So he eventually gives up and decides to spell out his weekly city memo with cut up letters from his research notes. Helping others Stuff to make school cool Concord Human Services would like to thank the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 1631, for once again providing backpacks filled with...

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Take a walk next week with the mayor
Sep15

Take a walk next week with the mayor

Join the Capital Area Wellness Coalition on Wednesday, Sept. 23, for its second annual Mayor’s Walk to promote wellness, community and the walkability of Concord’s beautiful downtown. Walk a mile and a half through the city streets with Mayor Jim Bouley passing by such places like the N.H State Library, the N.H. Historical Society and City Hall. Those interested in the walk should meet on the State House green at 9 a.m. and follow the...

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It’s all fun and games when the Bow Kindergartners play soccer
Sep15
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Book of the week
Sep15

Book of the week

For more information about the Concord Public Library, visit concordpubliclibrary.net. We’re also on Tumblr (reading-rumblr.tumblr.com and concordteens.tumblr.com), Facebook (facebook.com/ConcordPublicLibrary) and Instagram. How music got free Stephen Witt 2015, 296 pages Nonfiction When is the last time that you bought a CD? I’m not talking about an album of music on iTunes, but an actual physical CD, purchased in a store. If you’re...

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We scoured the city (and Bow) for some of the cool older buildings
Sep15

We scoured the city (and Bow) for some of the cool older buildings

If you’ve paid attention at all this year, you have a pretty good idea that Concord is kinda old – like 250 years old to be exact. And what you may not have known – and we only recently realized – is that Bow has been officially incorporated since 1727. We sure do wonder what life was like back then. And when you have a city or town that spans more than two centuries, there’s a really good chance that some of the buildings and homes...

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Renovations to give N.H. Historical Society a new feel – literally
Sep15

Renovations to give N.H. Historical Society a new feel – literally

When the New Hampshire Historical Society building was finished in 1911, it must have been the talk of the town. With high ceilings, large skylights and more space than probably anyone knew what to do with, let’s just say it was quite the project after Edward and Julia Tuck made a generous donation to construct it. They used granite from a quarry right here in Concord and marble – lots of marble – for some of the finer finishes. “They...

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Everything you need to know about researching your historic home
Sep15

Everything you need to know about researching your historic home

Concord is a city steeped in history. As it turns 250 years old this year, many in the community have been excitedly letting their inner history geeks loose, partaking in time capsule celebrations and touring some historic buildings in the city. And some may even decide to get one of those fancy plaques you see on some of the oldest properties. You know, those historical signs that tell you when the house was built and who lived there...

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Adelaide Tyrol goes ‘Beyond the Calipers’ in McGowan show
Sep15
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The Audi’s ready to ring in 111 years with 25th annual opening gala
Sep15

The Audi’s ready to ring in 111 years with 25th annual opening gala

The Concord City Auditorium is an institution. The city-funded arts venue right in the heart of downtown has been around since 1904, when it was built on the western side of city hall. Since then, thousands upon thousands of performers and guests have stopped in for plays, musicals, concerts, magic shows and everything in between. And there’s no sign of slowing down any time soon. The Audi will hold its 25th annual Season Opening...

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Who would’ve thought Tim could actually wash windows?
Sep15

Who would’ve thought Tim could actually wash windows?

I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. Putting myself at the mercy of the good people at the Granite United Way, I offered up my services for the annual Day of Caring last Wednesday. With volunteer jobs set up all over the city, there were so many possibilities. So when I got the email that I was being placed at the new spot for Girls Inc., (the former Eastman School on Shawmut Street if you didn’t know) the jobs seemed...

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