Assistant City Planner Beth Fenstermacher shares some of her favorite hikes in Concord
Sep04

Assistant City Planner Beth Fenstermacher shares some of her favorite hikes in Concord

August has come and gone, kids are back in school and the days are cooling off – kind of, anyway. This isn’t a time to be all bummed out, though. In reality, this is one of the best times of the year to get out and explore any of the city’s 31(!) hiking/walking trails. Let’s face it – when it’s 97 degrees out and as humid as a public bathhouse, there are more appealing activities than trying to gain elevation while swatting away...

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Expand your horizons at the Intro to Concord Trails Workshop
Sep04

Expand your horizons at the Intro to Concord Trails Workshop

Concord has a system of 31 trails covering 81 miles. To find out more about this resource, join AARP New Hampshire and Assistant City Planner Beth Fenstermacher for a free workshop on how to navigate the off-road trails and how to read the trail maps. The Intro to Concord Trails workshop is planned for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Center for Health Promotion, 49 S. Main St., Suite 201. Fenstermacher will offer a virtual tour of...

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Run for a cause at NHTI’s 12th annual Friendly Kitchen 5K and Fitness Walk
Sep04

Run for a cause at NHTI’s 12th annual Friendly Kitchen 5K and Fitness Walk

There are plenty of road races in and around Concord every year, most of which are tied to some kind of good cause. The Friendly Kitchen 5K and Fitness Walk at NHTI should be right at the top of that list – and it’s coming up Friday. For the 12th consecutive year, Concord’s Community College will host a 5K road race/2.5K fitness walk to help support the Friendly Kitchen. The race will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday on the NHTI campus....

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It was a Wild first season in Concord for the N.H. Wild baseball team
Sep04

It was a Wild first season in Concord for the N.H. Wild baseball team

You can put it on the board – the inaugural season for Concord’s pro baseball team, the New Hampshire Wild of the Empire Professional Baseball League, has come to an end.  Quite fittingly, the team called Wild had a pretty wild season for themselves. They started out strong, going 12-5 over their first 17 games. Then they hit a rough patch, losing eight in a row to put them at 12-13 heading into the all-star break. Wild manager Scott...

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Food Snob: Deep-fried Fish Sub from Donatello’s
Sep04

Food Snob: Deep-fried Fish Sub from Donatello’s

Donatello’s Pizza is probably best known for its Super Dominator – a 28-inch behemoth of a pizza that requires a vehicle and a doorway large enough for it to fit through. But, like most self-respecting pizza shops in the Northeast, there are a couple of seafood options, too. Being a huge lover of seafood, this Food Snob decided to head over to Donatello’s last week and try something from the ocean. It was basically between fish and...

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Buy, sell, trade or just browse at Everett Arena’s big two-day gun show
Sep04

Buy, sell, trade or just browse at Everett Arena’s big two-day gun show

One of Everett Arena’s biggest events of the year is coming this weekend – the New England Events Gun Show. While we don’t typically spend much time writing about guns in this publication, we couldn’t ignore this two-day event that will likely bring thousands of people to the arena this weekend. The show, which will take over Everett arena Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is “a celebration of our Second...

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Catch the future of Hollywood at ConcordTV’s Youth Video Film Festival at Red River Theatres
Sep04

Catch the future of Hollywood at ConcordTV’s Youth Video Film Festival at Red River Theatres

ConcordTV’s second annual Youth Video Camp Film Festival compiles the creative works from more than 40 campers from the Concord area, ages 9-14, who attended our Youth Video Camps run over April vacation and this summer. The camps are taught by our Station Manager Josh Hardy, as well as myself and our staff producer Melissa Sweatt. In the video camps, campers learn shot composition, film editing, green screen effects, writing original...

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Entertainment: A trio of Pauls at Hermanos this week
Sep04

Entertainment: A trio of Pauls at Hermanos this week

In one of those fun, weird coincidences, the first three performers on the schedule at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana this week are all named Paul. In other news, there will be a rare hip-hop show at True Brew Barista on Friday night, featuring several artists you’ve probably never heard before. All of the above (and below) should be worth checking out. Have a look:   Music Tuesday Paul Hubert at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m....

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Bulletin Board: Send in nominations for Citizen of the Year
Sep04

Bulletin Board: Send in nominations for Citizen of the Year

Meet candidates at the Woman’s Club Concord voters, come and meet the House of Representatives candidates running in the Concord primary election. They will be present at our informal social event at the Woman’s Club of Concord, 44 Pleasant St., on Sept. 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The setting for this free, informal networking evening will include light refreshments and 10-minute sittings with the primary candidates of your choice. Brenda...

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Concord Monitor: Cap Center begins work on old Concord Theatre
Sep04

Concord Monitor: Cap Center begins work on old Concord Theatre

The Capitol Center for the Arts has cemented its commitment to reviving the Concord Theatre. The performance center recently bought the old theater from developer Steve Duprey for $571,800 and started demolition on the adjacent building that recently housed a tailoring shop. Nikki Clarke, executive director of the Cap Center, said the project still has about $2 million to go in fundraising, money that had to be financed through bank...

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On the Road: Concord Chorale and friends brought us to Eastern Europe
Sep04

On the Road: Concord Chorale and friends brought us to Eastern Europe

While we wouldn’t normally post On the Road features in back-to-back weeks, this photo here was sent in more than a month ago and we felt it might get stale if we didn’t run it now. Plus, we were working on a short week due to the Monday holiday and this helped fill a page. A group of 22 singers from the Concord Chorale, along with nine friends and family members, recently went on a choral tour to St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn,...

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Gibson’s Bookstore to host events with authors Keith O’Brien, R.A. Salvatore this week
Sep04

Gibson’s Bookstore to host events with authors Keith O’Brien, R.A. Salvatore this week

If you’re a fan of author events, you’re really in luck this week, as Gibson’s Bookstore has three separate events on the agenda spanning just four days. First, on Thursday at 5:30 p.m., author Keith O’Brien will present Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History, the true story of women willing to risk everything, even their lives, to do the thing they loved. It’s the hidden history of women striving...

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If you’re heading out to the water, beware of cyanobacteria
Sep04

If you’re heading out to the water, beware of cyanobacteria

These warm, final days of August are a great time to visit one of the thousands of lakes and ponds in New Hampshire. The water quality in our lakes is generally excellent. However, you should look before you leap in the water. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is cautioning those who swim in and recreate around the state’s lakes and ponds to be aware of cyanobacteria blooms. In particular, people and their pets...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Immortalists’
Sep04

Book of the Week: ‘The Immortalists’

The Immortalists Chloe Benjamin 2018, 346 pages Fiction   When siblings Varya, Daniel, Klara and Simon Gold are bored during their 1969 summer vacation, they visit New York City’s Lower East Side to meet with a traveling psychic who tells each of them the date they will die. The siblings leave the psychic in a daze of confusion, sadness, and anger but do not share with one another the dates they’ve been given nor discuss the...

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This Week in Concord History
Sep04

This Week in Concord History

Sept. 4, 1929: Two men are arrested on slot machine charges at the Bradford Fair a day after a visit from Willoughby Slattery, the county solicitor. The fair is in danger of being closed because of excessive gambling on the midway, a move the Monitor would not oppose. “The Bradford fair this year really isn’t a fair in any way, certainly not an agricultural fair,” the paper says. “There are no exhibits with the exception of a single...

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