Last-Minute Gifts: This holiday season, gift experiences to your loved ones
Dec11

Last-Minute Gifts: This holiday season, gift experiences to your loved ones

It’s a fascinating time to be alive right now. With the ever-accelerating pace of technology, the very nature of gift-giving is changing before our eyes. It used to be that you’d head to the mall to hit a handful of shops, then run to another town to go to a different store, then head to yet another town to grab another item and so on. Today, it’s basically: go online, click buttons, wait for package to arrive in the mail. Sadly, this...

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There’s still time to make someone a gift for the holidays
Dec11

There’s still time to make someone a gift for the holidays

While buying something is generally easier than making something, there’s something extra special about a handmade gift. When you’ve made something all by yourself using your own hands, the recipient knows there’s a lot of thought and care that went into that. In Concord, there’s no shortage of venues you can go to if you’re looking to make something special for someone special on your shopping list this year. Many of these options...

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Ocean State Job Lot Adventure Shopping: Christmas shopping edition
Dec11

Ocean State Job Lot Adventure Shopping: Christmas shopping edition

In honor of the Last-Minute Christmas Gifts issue, we knew we had to make a trip to Ocean State Job Lot, a treasure trove of last-minute gift ideas from practical to completely unnecessary. If there’s one truth in life, it’s that you can find something for everyone at the Job Lot.

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Concord Young Professionals Network’s Young Professional of the Month is Adam Berthiaume
Dec11

Concord Young Professionals Network’s Young Professional of the Month is Adam Berthiaume

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network introduces you to our “Young Professional of the Month,” Adam Berthiaume. 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? 29. Where do you live? Concord. Where do you currently work? I work for Grappone Automotive Group as the marketing manager....

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Concord doubles down on winter farmers markets
Dec11

Concord doubles down on winter farmers markets

This year, shoppers looking for locally made food products can choose between two farmers markets. The long-running market at Cole Gardens is already up and running. And on Saturday on the other side of town, the Downtown Concord Winter Farmers Market will hold its inaugural shopping day in the Eagle Square Atrium. Both will be open Saturdays at 10 a.m. The downtown market plans to run until 1 p.m. The Cole Gardens market runs a bit...

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Entertainment: Enough music, plays and movies to keep you busy all week
Dec11

Entertainment: Enough music, plays and movies to keep you busy all week

As we continue to make our way through December, the volume of holiday-themed shows keeps going up, with three more Christmas plays in Concord this week. There’s also plenty of live music and an especially heavy movie schedule at Red River. Have a look:   Music Tuesday Dan Weiner at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Paul Heckel at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Richard Gardzina at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Llava Llama...

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Bulletin Board: Blue Christmas in Bow; 4 Local Baskit events
Dec11

Bulletin Board: Blue Christmas in Bow; 4 Local Baskit events

Blue Christmas service in Bow A Blue Christmas service will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 505 South St., Bow. This will be a time of a quiet service of prayer, reflection and candle lighting for those having difficulty during this season due to grief, illness, depression, stress, family situations or other struggles. This will be a time to acknowledge our feelings of sadness and concern, to...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Leaf collection ends, more construction work and other city updates
Dec11

City Manager’s Newsletter: Leaf collection ends, more construction work and other city updates

The city of Concord’s public information officer, Stefanie Breton, sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The newsletter contained too much information for us to fit into this spot, so we’re just printing some highlights here. For the full newsletter, go to concordnh.gov and click the “Newsletter” button on the home page. Leaf collection is over for the year Last Friday was the last day for Concord Fall Leaf Collection....

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Concord Community Music School students hit high notes with top honors
Dec11

Concord Community Music School students hit high notes with top honors

Concord Community Music School voice students hit a high note this fall, receiving five out of six top honors in musical theater performance at the N.H. State NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Auditions hosted by the music school on Oct. 20. Rachel Revellese, student of Ellen Nordstrom, won first place in the Upper High School Musical Theater Division. Allison Leger and Maya Fabozzi, students of Hannah Murray, took...

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Kimball Jenkins secures $200,000 grant for roof work, other repairs
Dec11

Kimball Jenkins secures $200,000 grant for roof work, other repairs

Kimball Jenkins, a prominent and cherished Concord landmark, has received a $202,000 matching grant award from the N.H. Land and Community Heritage Investment Program to support restoring the roof and upper woodwork of its 1882 brick High Victorian Gothic mansion. Kimball Jenkins’s LCHIP award is the largest historic resource project grant of the year. It follows close on the heels of the 2017 grant the nonprofit received for its...

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Book of the Week: ‘How to Be a Good Creature’
Dec11

Book of the Week: ‘How to Be a Good Creature’

How to be a Good Creature Sy Montgomery 2018, 200 pages Nonfiction   Author, naturalist and adventurer Sy Montgomery explores her relationships with a variety of animal friends in this “memoir in thirteen animals”. Readers will briefly meet Christopher, her charismatic 750-pound pet pig; Octavia, a fascinating giant Pacific octopus she befriended at the New England Aquarium; Clarabelle, a tarantula found in her lodgings in French...

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This Week in Concord History
Dec11

This Week in Concord History

Dec. 11, 1999: Two Catholic priests whose recent marriages disqualify them from clerical service in the Roman Catholic Church become Episcopal priests in a liturgy at St. Paul’s Church in Concord. The service marks one of the first such clerical conversions in the state’s religious history. Dec. 11, 2000: An early-morning fire at the Royal Garden Apartments in Concord leaves 37 people homeless. The community will respond with offers...

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