It’s a big weekend for the Granite State, thanks to NH Open Doors
Oct31

It’s a big weekend for the Granite State, thanks to NH Open Doors

Welcome to the Insider’s Guide to NH Open Doors. For more than the last decade, in partnership with the League of N.H. Craftsmen, artists, master crafters, wood workers and more have opened the doors to their studios, workshops and businesses in collaboration for one weekend every fall. And it just so happens that weekend is upon us. This Saturday and Sunday, more than 100 participants will take part in the annual NH Open Doors event...

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Take a tour of studios, galleries and shops
Oct31

Take a tour of studios, galleries and shops

Fall weekends in New Hampshire are some of the best of the year.With the bright colors of foliage acting as a backdrop, you can’t beat spending crisp sunny days apple picking, pumpkin carving and jumping around in leaf piles.And if you’re a fan of the arts, this Saturday and Sunday is right up your alley. N.H. Open Doors is an event that can’t – and shouldn’t – be missed. It includes great demonstrations, visually inspiring work and...

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Plenty going on for NH Open Doors outside the capital region
Oct31

Plenty going on for NH Open Doors outside the capital region

You already know that the capital area is a hotbed for artistic endeavors – even when it isn’t time for NH Open Doors. But don’t sleep on the rest of the state, because there’s a treasure trove of activity out there this weekend in celebration of NH Open Doors. We’ve compiled a list of some of the more intriguing options to check out this weekend beyond the typical coverage zone of the Monitor. For details such as addresses, phone...

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A little history lesson on NH Open Doors
Oct31

A little history lesson on NH Open Doors

With the 2017 installment of NH Open Doors about to get under way, we wanted to find out where it all started and how it got to where it is today. With more than 100 participants in all regions of the state, it’s safe to say that a weekend-long event like this doesn’t just come together overnight, and changes from year to year are inevitable. Carol Fusaro, vice president of Sullivan Creative – which handles the marketing for the...

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Look at all of the participants in NH Open Doors
Oct31

Look at all of the participants in NH Open Doors

Merrimack Valley Marsh Meadow Bison 16 Scales Road,  Canterbury 783-0083 marshmeadowbison.com   Petals in the Pines 126 Baptist Road,  Canterbury 783-0220 petalsinthepines.com   Someday Farm Alpacas 65 Pickard Road,  Canterbury 783-9436 somedayfarm.com   Cold Garden Spirits 338 Shaker Road,  Canterbury 491-4400 coldgardenspirits.com   Julie Schroeppel 233 Maple St., Contoocook 533-1318   Kaleidoscope Glass...

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Roundup of live music, theater and movies
Oct31

Roundup of live music, theater and movies

It’s another busy week of entertainment in the capital city. We have a big-time TV star coming to town, a new play at Hatbox Theatre and all kinds of regular local musicians playing at the usual hot spots. Here’s the rundown:   Music Wednesday The Modernistics, purveyors of American song and dance, will take the stage at the Concord City Auditorium as part of Free Walker Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. It will be an upbeat show of...

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Go Try It: Irish dancing at Bow Mills United Methodist Church
Oct31

Go Try It: Irish dancing at Bow Mills United Methodist Church

You may not believe it, but Tim and I aren’t exactly the world’s greatest dancers. We were always the type who would hang around the perimeter of the dance floor back in high school, thankful that we weren’t out there making fools of ourselves. But that was then, and this is now. We’ve been seeing listings in our calendar lately for Irish dance classes at Bow Mills United Methodist Church, and thought it was about time we finally went...

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The Flanderses sure know how to carve pumpkins
Oct31

The Flanderses sure know how to carve pumpkins

Every fall for the last 20-plus years, right before Halloween, the Flanders family in Bow has thrown a pumpkin-carving party. This year, a whopping 45 friends and family showed up and 23 pumpkins were carved. Nine-year-old Alexis Mapes, the great-great niece of Dolores Flanders, had her pumpkin – which was Cinderella’s coach-themed, with a little princess Cinderella inside – voted No. 1. Mapes took home the honorary crown for her...

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Help support animals at the Pope Memorial SPCA’s The Great Catsby event at Kimball Jenkins
Oct31

Help support animals at the Pope Memorial SPCA’s The Great Catsby event at Kimball Jenkins

Lovers of music, food, beverages, raffles, games and animals, take notice – the Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord – Merrimack County has the perfect event for you coming up this Saturday at the Kimball Jenkins Estate.It’s called The Great Catsby, and it’s the latest iteration of the SPCA’s annual Dinner with the Animals fundraiser.Each year’s event has a different theme, and this year’s is the roarin’ ’20s – or in this case, the...

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Meet some of the Mr. Concord contestants
Oct31

Meet some of the Mr. Concord contestants

Jim Rosenberg Criminal Defense Attorney at Shaheen & Gordon Why should you be selected as the next Mr. Concord? I love Concord! I was born at Concord Hospital, my wife was born at Concord Hospital and so was my daughter. We live in the South End of Concord, work in Concord and coach softball in Concord. I grew up eating at Veanos (when it was on the Heights) getting doughnuts at Janet’s (when it was in the South End), bought my...

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Tasty Brews: Mayflower porter from Barley House
Oct31

Tasty Brews: Mayflower porter from Barley House

We noticed last week that we hadn’t burdened ourselves with the chore of trying a beer for work since August, so we felt we were long overdue.We stopped by the Barley House last Wednesday afternoon to see what was on tap, since we hadn’t been there since March and wanted to try something new. One option really caught my eye – Mayflower porter.The beer menu at Barley House contains a little bit of information about all of the beers on...

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Want to get a jump on your holiday shopping?
Oct31

Want to get a jump on your holiday shopping?

Now that it’s just about November (or actually is the 11th month depending on when you’re reading this), it’s about time to start thinking about your holiday shopping. You don’t want to be that person who waits until the last minute – again. So over the next couple months, you’ll go in and out of stores and peruse online trying to find that perfect gift to help cross people off your list. It can be a challenge when you’re just not...

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Bulletin Board
Oct31

Bulletin Board

Spaghetti supper at Rundlett on Nov. 9 The Rundlett Middle School Student Ambassadors are hosting their annual spaghetti dinner on Nov. 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. All proceeds raised will go to the family of Chris Foley, the former Penacook Elementary School principal who lost his battle with cancer in September. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event. For more info, visit rundlettsa.wordpress.com....

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North Country Studio Workshops Exhibition
Oct31

North Country Studio Workshops Exhibition

The North Country Studio Workshops began 25 years ago, and in honor of the milestone, the League of N.H. Craftsmen is hosting a multi-media exhibition featuring work by artists who have attended the workshops over the years. The show will be up through Dec. 22.

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Concord is home to some great exhibitions
Oct31

Concord is home to some great exhibitions

Concord is home to lots of great locations to see some incredible art. So that means at any given time, there will be a wide range of work on display all over the city. It’s hard keeping track of all the shows, hours you can view them and how long they’ll be around. So we’ve compiled this trusty list for you, so you can concentrate on checking out the art. McGowan Closer: Gary Haven Smith and Bert Yarborough Through Dec. 22 Opening...

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Book of the Week: ‘Sweet Tea and Spirits’
Oct31

Book of the Week: ‘Sweet Tea and Spirits’

Sweet Tea and Spirits Angie Fox 246 pages Fiction/Mystery Verity Long isn’t part of Sugarland, Tennessee’s high society (just ask her skunk, Lucy!), so why has the new head of the Sugarland Historical Museum invited her to become a member? The new head of the museum becomes Verity’s new client, and she needs Verity to investigate some odd happenings going on at the group’s historic headquarters. The ghosts in town are talking murder,...

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This Week in Concord History
Oct31

This Week in Concord History

Oct. 31, 1783: New Hampshire’s Constitution is written. It includes, among other provisions, a prohibition on Dartmouth faculty in the Legislature.   Oct. 31, 1944: Elizabeth Hager is born. In the 1980s, Hager will become the city’s first female mayor. She will serve many years as a city councilor and state representative and run unsuccessfully for governor in 1992.   Nov. 1, 1791: A New Hampshire law against “profane...

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