Almost 500 volunteers chipped in all over the city for Granite United Way’s Day of Caring
Sep11

Almost 500 volunteers chipped in all over the city for Granite United Way’s Day of Caring

Wednesday marked the annual Day of Caring put on by Granite United Way. Groups of volunteers gathered at Kiwanis Riverfront Park for a kickoff luncheon before heading out to a number of nonprofit organizations in the Greater Concord area to help out in any way possible. We stopped by the Capitol Center for the Arts, where a dozen or so volunteers pitched in with painting and seat repair/maintenance. Nearly 500 volunteers took place in...

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Get to the Concord City Auditorium this weekend for the 28th Season-Opening Gala
Sep11

Get to the Concord City Auditorium this weekend for the 28th Season-Opening Gala

It’s that time of year again – time to ring another full season of shows at the Concord City Auditorium with the 28th annual Season-Opening Gala. The gala is always a big to-do at the Audi. It’s the kickoff show that serves as a sneak peak at all that’s to come in the season ahead. Beyond that, it’s basically a big party with a fun atmosphere full of anticipation and looking ahead to an entertaining fall and winter on the city stage....

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Play some Wiffle Ball for a good cause at NHTI
Sep11

Play some Wiffle Ball for a good cause at NHTI

As we get into the middle of September, the baseball season really kicks into high gear. The best teams – like the Red Sox this year – start to rest key players and get their houses in order for the playoffs. Those still fighting for a playoff spot tend to go all-in for a shot at the postseason. But around here, there’s only one game that matters this September, and it has a bigger impact on real human lives than any MLB game: NHTI’s...

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Local Baskit is pairing the two greatest substances on earth – bacon and beer
Sep11

Local Baskit is pairing the two greatest substances on earth – bacon and beer

You read that right – Local Baskit is about to host an event pairing the two greatest substances in the history of the universe: bacon and beer. On Wednesday, the meal kit shop at 10 Ferry St. will open its doors for beer and bacon lovers – or in other words, everyone – from 5 to 7 p.m. This event will feature beers from Concord’s own Lithermans Limited and Concord Craft Brewing Co., as well as Hobbs Tavern and Brewery, 603 Brewery,...

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Join Kimball Jenkins for the 3-day Art + Life celebration
Sep11

Join Kimball Jenkins for the 3-day Art + Life celebration

If there’s one thing Kimball Jenkins knows – besides art, obviously – it’s how to throw a party. Whether it’s a tea party, a fairy party, a Halloween party or just a generic, all-purpose party, the historic estate knows what it’s doing when it comes to entertaining a crowd. That’s why it should have no problem putting on a three-day bash called Art + Life, which will run from Thursday through Saturday. The purpose of the Art + Life...

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Raise awareness for hearing loss at New Hampshire Hears Walkathon
Sep11

Raise awareness for hearing loss at New Hampshire Hears Walkathon

New Hampshire Hears, a local organization that was founded by a Concord High School student and her father, presents the first annual New Hampshire Hears Walkathon on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Rollins Park in Concord. The walk is a fundraiser for the Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (NDHHS) and is sponsored by The Dirt Doctors, Nixon, Vogelman, Slawsky & Simoneau, P.A. and several other local businesses. Grace Leonard, a...

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Hear the remarkable Tom Brady redemption story from authors Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge at Gibson’s Bookstore
Sep11

Hear the remarkable Tom Brady redemption story from authors Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge at Gibson’s Bookstore

Award-winning journalists/authors Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman will return to Gibson’s Bookstore on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to present the story of the 2015 and 2016 football seasons from the perspective of the Patriots’ own Tom Brady, during one of the most dramatic seasons of his career, in 12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Season of Redemption. In January 2015, rumors circulated that the New England Patriots – a team long...

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Red River Theatres to celebrate 50th anniversary of Streisand classic ‘Funny Girl’
Sep11

Red River Theatres to celebrate 50th anniversary of Streisand classic ‘Funny Girl’

Fifty years ago, young Barbra Streisand won an Oscar for playing a star who took Broadway by storm 50 years before her, the legendary comedienne Fannie Brice. Against Hollywood’s advice, producer Ray Stark insisted that 25-year-old Streisand repeat her stage role in the movie of Funny Girl, packaging her with Omar Sharif (Doctor Zhivago) as Brice’s gambler husband, Nick Arnstein, and veteran director William Wyler at the helm....

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CYPN: Meet Lydea Irwin, the Young Professional of the Month
Sep11

CYPN: Meet Lydea Irwin, the Young Professional of the Month

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network introduces you to our “Young Professional of the Month,” Lydea Irwin. Each month the CYPN steering committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. How old are you? 31. Where do you live? Downtown Concord. Where do you currently work? I’m a staff attorney with the New Hampshire Bureau of...

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Entertainment: The weather might be cooling off, but Concord’s live entertainment scene isn’t
Sep11

Entertainment: The weather might be cooling off, but Concord’s live entertainment scene isn’t

The weather might (finally) be starting to cool down a bit, but the entertainment scene is doing just the opposite, with the usual plethora of live music plus a whopping five theater events on the docket this week. Have a look: Music Tuesday Scott Solsky at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Open mic comedy at Area 23 at 9 p.m. Wednesday Paul Desmarais at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Veronica Swift at the Capitol Center for the Arts at...

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Theater teacher to host series of workshops at Kimball Jenkins
Sep11

Theater teacher to host series of workshops at Kimball Jenkins

When Michael Cobb and his wife, Nola Rocco, decided to move to New Hampshire last year, they had two dreams. One involved the Pilates studio business they had purchased in Tilton, now Pilates Etc., on Laconia Road, which Rocco, with a background as a professor and dance and theater artist, would run as a continuation of her recent Pilates business in Denver. The other surrounded Cobb’s dream of drawing on his background of teaching...

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Bulletin Board: Music and dance notes, plus T-shirt discounts
Sep11

Bulletin Board: Music and dance notes, plus T-shirt discounts

Sep“T”ember at You’re Fired Wear a “T” and paint for free! All September, wear a shirt with a You’re Fired logo to any You’re Fired studio and receive a free studio fee. We like to call it our Sep“T”ember promo. Staff shirts, Camp Fired shirts, sports sponsor shirts – they all work! Don’t have a shirt? They are available at any You’re Fired studio, or, better yet, make your own! Just be sure to include a You’re Fired logo, and wear it...

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This Week in Concord History
Sep11

This Week in Concord History

Sept. 11, 1866: Kearsarge beats Portsmouth 32-19 in one of the first reported games of “base ball” in Concord. Judge Ira Eastman, however, remembers seeing the game (or its forerunner, rounders) played in the city 50 years before.   Sept. 11, 2001: In cities and towns, schools and offices, people across the state break from their routines as the grim details of terrorist attacks along the East Coast unfold. Many simply break...

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Book of the Week: ‘Journey to Munich: A Maisie Dobbs Novel’
Sep11

Book of the Week: ‘Journey to Munich: A Maisie Dobbs Novel’

Journey to Munich Jacqueline Winspear 2016, 300 pages Fiction It is 1938. Maisie Dobbs has returned to England from Spain. She is mourning the devastating loss of her husband. But it is time to return home, and she feels she might be ready to work again. Before she can get settled in, she is contacted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. They want her to do an undercover mission for them. A famous inventor and...

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