Spend your Thursday nights with the Concord Model Railroad Club
Mar29

Spend your Thursday nights with the Concord Model Railroad Club

Choo Choo! That’s the sound you might hear on Thursday nights at the CSI Charter School in Penacook, where the Concord Model Railroad Club meets. The club was incorporated in 1986 by a small group of HO-scale model railroad enthusiasts for the purpose of promoting model railroading and enjoying the fellowship of other modelers. (HO scale is 1:87 – half the size of O-scale trains, Lionels being the most common O-scale trains.) It...

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It’s the perfect time of year to get into the hobby of birding
Mar29

It’s the perfect time of year to get into the hobby of birding

One of the signature features of spring is the return of the pleasant chirping of all kinds of birds. Sure, there are still birds around here in the winter, but not nearly as many as there are in spring, especially early spring when the migratory birds are coming back from the South (and some even come South to New Hampshire from Canada). In that case, it’s the perfect time to learn a little something about a relaxing and easy hobby:...

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You never know what you’re going to find at the stamp auction
Mar29

You never know what you’re going to find at the stamp auction

The price of the collection just kept going up. It started at $15, the dollar amount Dan Day was looking for a book of select late 19th-century stamps that had various cancellations and stamped dates. Then the price went to $20 and $25. Before long, auctioneer Ron Emery could hardly keep up with the two gentlemen who sought after the small piece of Day’s massive collection that he was ready to move on from. As the price crept up in $5...

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Everett Arena says goodbye to ice and boards until September
Mar29

Everett Arena says goodbye to ice and boards until September

If you’re a serious ice skater, we have some bad news for you: Everett Arena is now ice-free until September. While that may be a bummer to the future Nancy Kerrigans or Patrice Bergerons of the world, it should come as welcome news for most of us, because it can only mean that spring is here to stay. After a winter (that really didn’t seem that bad or that long) of ice skating, the arena will now host all kinds of friction-dependent...

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There’s a movie sneak peek, people skating in circles and beer tastings
Mar29

There’s a movie sneak peek, people skating in circles and beer tastings

Tuesday If you have a child between the ages of 4 and 8 who you want to play baseball this season, go to the Concord Boys and Girls Club, 55 Bradley St., from 6 to 8 p.m. for registration. Play ball! Wednesday If you’re into sneak peeks, then do we have a good one for you. Concord filmmaker Dan Habib has been working on a new documentary, Intelligent Lives, and will be showing a 14-minute preview of the film at Red River Theatres at 5...

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Mark your calendars: Voting for the 2016 Cappies opens April 1
Mar29

Mark your calendars: Voting for the 2016 Cappies opens April 1

It’s getting to be that time again, folks. No, not spring – well, yes, it is spring, but that’s not what we’re talking about. We’re talking about the always-popular and highly anticipated Cappies. This is that time of year, more than any other, when we lean heavily on you, our faithful readers. We want to know what you love most about Concord – everything from your favorite brunch joint to your favorite place to get a root canal....

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Depot Antiques & Toys is the place for all your model railroad needs
Mar29

Depot Antiques & Toys is the place for all your model railroad needs

Whether you’re in the Concord Model Railroad Club or not, if you like model trains, you need a place to get them – and all of the accompanying accessories. Luckily, Concord has just such a place: Depot Antiques & Toys. Located on Main Street (and conveniently close to Depot Street), this shop has all kinds of old-fashioned trinkets and doodads. You can get an autographed baseball, a vintage toy gun and an antique metal sign if you...

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Filmmaker Dan Habib has another good documentary in the works
Mar29

Filmmaker Dan Habib has another good documentary in the works

Dan Habib is a guy who has worn a lot of hats over the years. He’s also held many different jobs and titles, including photojournalist, former Monitor photo editor, award-winning documentarian and now filmmaker and project director at the UNH Institute on Disability. Habib made a splash with his debut documentary Including Samuel in 2008. The film was about Habib’s son Samuel and his challenges with living with a disability. Including...

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Check out the new ‘Trans Pose’ exhibit at McGowan Fine Art
Mar29

Check out the new ‘Trans Pose’ exhibit at McGowan Fine Art

McGowan Fine Art’s latest exhibit, “Trans Pose,” features a collection of paintings by Catherine Graffam. “My work mainly deals with my identity as a transgender woman, and how it affects not only myself but my interpersonal relationships,” reads a section of Graffam’s Artist Statement on McGowan’s website. The exhibit runs until April 22.

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Everett Arena trades ice for thousands of antiques, crafts, shoppers
Mar29

Everett Arena trades ice for thousands of antiques, crafts, shoppers

Everett Arena hosted its first non-ice event of the year last week with a flea market. Hundreds of shoppers packed the arena to poke around at some vintage wares. And there was plenty to look at!

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Meet more of the Capital Area Student Leadership group
Mar29

Meet more of the Capital Area Student Leadership group

The Capital Area Student Leadership program encourages students to become active, effective participants and leaders in their schools and community. The goals of CASL are: • To recruit sophomores from area high schools who show leadership potential and young adults likely to assume greater community responsibilities. The CASL program has graduated more than 400 students over the last two decades. • To inspire students to develop,...

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Mill Brook opens April 1 with springy exhibition
Mar29

Mill Brook opens April 1 with springy exhibition

If you’ve ever spent much time walking around Hopkinton Road, you may have come across a bunch of huge stones sitting in a big metal basket off the side of the road. That’s how you know you’re at Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden. Mill Brook always has a lot of interesting stuff to look at – and buy – both outside and in. The gallery opens for the season April 1, and there will be a new exhibit all about spring. We gave you a...

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Instagram Photo of the Week
Mar29

Instagram Photo of the Week

It was kind of a crazy week for weather around here last week. There was sun, rain, a little snow, some ice. All par for the course in New Hampshire in late March. Anyway, Instagram user @stephenwaynefumio opted to take his camera out during one of the nice days, and it paid off in the form of this nice, flowery shot of the State House. There are always plenty of State House photos on Instagram every week, but this one stood out due...

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Bulletin Board

Magic show to benefit Stephanie Spirit ALS fund There will be a world class magic show at Abbot-Downing School on Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m. to benefit the Stephanie Spirit ALS Fund. The fund was created to benefit Abbot-Downing teacher Stephanie Bates, who was diagnosed with ALS. Magicians Mike Bent, Bob Riordan, Jon Stetson and David Garrity will perform. Tickets are $10, and there will be a preshow at 1 p.m. Janet Moffett NHTI to...

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This Week in Concord History
Mar29

This Week in Concord History

March 29, 1909: George Foster, a real estate man and investor, takes over the Abbot and Downing Co., once again saving it from collapse. Foster will bail out just over two years later, and yet another new owner will try his hand. March 30, 2002: Parking at Concord High School has been a problem for as long as anyone can remember, the Monitor reports. Now the city council has decided to do something about the parking dilemma. In its...

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