Megan takes in her first farmers markets
Jul19

Megan takes in her first farmers markets

Two farmers markets in three days – quite an adventure. I arrived at my first farmers market ever. Not knowing what to expect, I walked onto that street ready to take it all in. The adventure started off at the Concord Farmers Market located on Capitol Street in downtown Concord. The atmosphere was warm and friendly, with new and old faces in the crowd. “You really get to know your regulars and what they will want to buy from you,”...

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Support local agriculture at CSAs
Jul19

Support local agriculture at CSAs

In today’s world, there’s a lot of focus on buying local, going green and supporting the “little guys” in society. Concord, in particular, is big on this idea, as it’s home to so many small and local businesses and people who support them steadfastly. Concord is therefore a big player in community-supported agriculture, and we checked out two CSAs that have pickup sites here in the city. Local Harvest CSA Local Harvest CSA has a...

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Pickin’ out the good ones at Rossview Farm
Jul19

Pickin’ out the good ones at Rossview Farm

We’re in the thick of the summer now, and that can only mean one thing – well, it can probably mean many things, but only one in this case: it’s pick-your-own blueberry season, and Rossview Farm has plenty to go around. One row of bushes was open for picking last Friday, but that was plenty. Every bush was teeming with tasty berries, and tons were already nice and ripe. It was a blistering hot day, but sometimes you have to make some...

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Which came first, the butterfly or the egg?
Jul19

Which came first, the butterfly or the egg?

The circle of life is on display at Cole Gardens in the form of monarch butterflies. The garden center recently acquired 12 monarchs – eight females and four males – which will lay eggs (each butterfly can lay up to 700 eggs) from Florida. Once the new generation is born and ready to go, owner Charlie Cole will release them all on the Cole Gardens property. They’ll hang around the property for a few days performing critical...

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Go Try It: Get a movie from the library and stay home
Jul19

Go Try It: Get a movie from the library and stay home

We don’t often refer you to free stuff in this section, so we figured we owed you one by now. We came up with a timely Go Try It given the weather lately. The beauty of this one is that it’s both fun, cool (assuming you have the luxury of air conditioning at home) and best of all, free. We’re talking about hitting up Concord Public Library, checking out a movie or two and heading home to enjoy a cool night inside. Sure, there are tons...

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The latest League exhibit will bowl you over
Jul19

The latest League exhibit will bowl you over

The League of NH Craftsmen Gallery recently unveiled its latest exhibit, Bowl Me Over, which will be on display through Sept. 2. Here’s a glimpse of what’s included.

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We got all the details on the Thomson’s trip
Jul19

We got all the details on the Thomson’s trip

So, we meant to bring this little back and forth with Derek and Dylan Thomson to you last week, but you know with them finishing a cross-country bike trip, Cycling the US For ALS, and all, life was a little busy for them. And we understand – the being busy thing, not riding our bikes across the country. There’s no way we could do that. The brothers rode 4,500 miles from San Francisco to Seabrook in 45 days, going through 15 states and...

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South Main Street project has reached the midway point
Jul19

South Main Street project has reached the midway point

We’ve reached an interesting part of the year where we’re at a transition point in a number of respects. First of all, it’s now mid-late July, meaning we’re roughly at the halfway point of summer. Major League Baseball’s All-Star break just ended, and most of us are back from vacation and into the daily grind. But there’s another thing around here that is also at the halfway point: the South Main Street construction project. Crews are...

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Food Snob: Fried scallop basket from Tandy’s Top Shelf
Jul19

Food Snob: Fried scallop basket from Tandy’s Top Shelf

Every once in a while, we like to get a little fishy around here. Just helps keep us on our feet. To achieve this, we set out last week to find something from the ocean to eat. Since we’re always grazing on grazers, we decided to spread the love and dig into something that once roamed the depths of the sea instead. We don’t discriminate against any food group over here (although we have a strained relationship with kale, gluten-free...

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Tasty Brews: Red Hook Summerhook on tap at Tandy’s
Jul19

Tasty Brews: Red Hook Summerhook on tap at Tandy’s

If you haven’t figured it out by now, last week was quite the scorcher, and we’re not huge fans of blistering heat. Why do you think we chose to live in New Hampshire? But heat in the summer is just part of life, just like snow in the winter. Doesn’t mean we just stay in and wait until the weather changes to our perfect temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure conditions – which could take all of eternity. Instead, we find ways...

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It was a splashin’ good  time at the  Teddy Bear Picnic
Jul19

It was a splashin’ good time at the Teddy Bear Picnic

t was all sunshine, smiles and splashing at White Park last week during the Teddy Bear Picnic. This event was not what you might be picturing: a bunch of teddy bears sitting around a teddy bear-sized table eating teddy bear food – although that would have been a sight. Instead, it was a bunch of 3- to 6-year-olds cooling off and having a good time at the pool, which was still a sight to see. Kari Inglis, who is in charge of the city’s...

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Around Town: We never know what we’ll find
Jul19

Around Town: We never know what we’ll find

We found this poster plastered to a light pole at the Capitol Shopping Plaza recently. Guess it’s safe to say this event was cancelled and someone clearly forgot to pick up their poster.

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Concord Hospital is serving up fresh local food

Medical interventions aren’t the only treatments being delivered at Concord Hospital these days. Locally grown foods are also delivered to patients, staff and visitors of the Capital Region’s premier medical center. The perspective of the medical community, hospital administrators and food service professionals collectively conclude that food is medicine. In fact, that term has a certain righteousness to it . . . don’t you think?...

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Bulletin Board

‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ at Capitol Center RB Productions will present Willy Wonka Jr. at the Capitol Center for the Arts this weekend. Show times will be Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at the CCA box office or at ccanh.com. Clint Klose   Grange to host meet and greet The members of Concord Grange No. 322 will host a meet, greet and eat on July 26 at Keach Park. The Grange will be sponsoring...

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Book of the Week: The Cellist of Sarajevo
Jul19

Book of the Week: The Cellist of Sarajevo

The Cellist of SarajevoSteven Galloway2008Fiction When was the last time you thought about the availability of water? In this compelling novel, set in Sarajevo under siege during the Yugoslav war and based on a true story, a young man sets out to get water for his family and a neighbor, chancing death with every street he crosses or intersection he approaches because of the soldiers in the hills overlooking the city.An older man sets...

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Rioux to speak at Gibson’s

We’re taught in life never to give up, but sometimes that’s easier said than done.At Gibson’s Bookstore this Thursday, you can hear about a whole different kind of life story.This is the story of a woman who did give up, and at the worst moment of her life planned a murder/suicide. Fortunately, that fateful June day did not go as planned. Thunder Moon is the story of how that woman, Kathleen Rioux, came to be in that situation. Raised...

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This Week in Concord History
Jul19

This Week in Concord History

July 19, 1832: Fearing a cholera epidemic that has entered the country from Europe and Canada, a special Concord town meeting elects a board of health. The board is granted power “to make all necessary arrangements and accommodations for sick strangers and for the comfort and safety of its own citizens.” Fears of the cholera epidemic will prove unfounded.   July 19, 1985: In a White House ceremony, President Reagan names Christa...

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