Welcome, all, to Intown Concord’s 2018 Market Days Festival
Jun19

Welcome, all, to Intown Concord’s 2018 Market Days Festival

The weekend the Capital Region has been looking forward to all year is finally upon us – Market Days. Intown Concord’s annual three-day outdoor celebration of all things Concord and beyond starts this Thursday and will run through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. This is a free festival that’s fun for the whole family, featuring hundreds of vendors, activities for kids and families, live music, loads of great food and...

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Market Days 2018 has more musical acts than you’ll know what to do with
Jun19

Market Days 2018 has more musical acts than you’ll know what to do with

Without question, one of the signature elements of Market Days is all the live music. With three stages times three days, you won’t be able to go anywhere downtown over the course of the weekend without hearing some live tunes cranking from somewhere or another. Since Market Days draws a huge crowd from all over, with all kinds of interests and tastes, the music stages will feature a wide range of acts that are sure to appeal to...

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Check out some of these fun activities at Market Days 2018
Jun19

Check out some of these fun activities at Market Days 2018

There’s never a lack of things to do during Market Days. Between all the music, food, vendors, games and demonstrations, it’s virtually impossible to hang out at the festival and feel bored. And this year, there are even more activities to keep everyone entertained and involved all weekend long. There have always been lots of opportunities for fun activities, but never quite like this before. One of the main attractions this year is...

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Take a closer look at some of the new vendors at Market Days 2018
Jun19

Take a closer look at some of the new vendors at Market Days 2018

While the sound of live music drifting through the summer air is one of the telltale signs of Market Days, perhaps no sign is more telltale than the plethora of tents strewn about the entire downtown core. While outdoor music downtown isn’t shockingly rare, hundreds of tents blocking the whole street is. Anyone who’s been to Market Days before knows the drill – you bounce around from one tent to the next, occasionally buying something...

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The Children’s Place is turning 40 years old
Jun19

The Children’s Place is turning 40 years old

When The Children’s Place & Parent Education Center opened on June 26, 1978, Mary Gile wasn’t so sure it was sustainable. She was one of a group of 20 parents who felt like Concord needed a place for families and children to gather – since there wasn’t anything like it in the area – but it also came with some reservations. “When we opened, we weren’t sure we were going to be there for a week or a month,” Gile said. “But there...

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YMCA to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony for made-over Child Development Center
Jun19

YMCA to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony for made-over Child Development Center

The Concord Family YMCA is more than just a place to work out. It’s really a place for the whole family to improve and help with many aspects of life, child care chief among them. Right next to the main YMCA facility is the Child Development Center, a high-quality preschool and after-school program for kids. At any given time, there are about 150 to 200 kids in the building, plus 25 to 30 staff members, said Jim Doremus, director and...

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Food Snob: Lunch buffet at Asian Taste
Jun19

Food Snob: Lunch buffet at Asian Taste

If there’s one thing that gets a Food Snob excited, it’s a buffet. The mere idea of a long line of various foods all lumped together for you to create your own meal is the stuff of Food Snob dreams. That’s why we decided to hit up the lunch buffet at Asian Taste in Penacook (or is that still Concord, right at Thirty Pines?). The place is just a 9-iron shot from our office, but weirdly enough we had never Food Snobbed them before. That...

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Tasty Brews: Lithermans Limited Savor Da Flavor from True Brew Barista
Jun19

Tasty Brews: Lithermans Limited Savor Da Flavor from True Brew Barista

We were sitting around last week trying to think of things to put on this page when we realized we hadn’t been to True Brew Barista in a really long time. That called for a visit. We stopped by last Wednesday afternoon looking for something to drink. The choices were many, including quite a few beers we had never heard of, but soon enough one particular libation spoke to us: Lithermans Limited Savor Da Flavor. The beer is a New...

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NH Master Chorale to perform ‘Time in Our Voices’ in Concord, Boston, Plymouth
Jun19

NH Master Chorale to perform ‘Time in Our Voices’ in Concord, Boston, Plymouth

  The New Hampshire Master Chorale, one of the region’s leading chamber choirs, will make its Boston debut on Friday in a concert of wide-ranging contemporary music. It includes the premiere of a new work by Boston composer Oliver Caplan called “We Exist” – a plea for a universal humanity composed in response to the 2017 racial violence in Charlottesville, Va. The concert, featuring the 30-voice Master Chorale and chamber...

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Penelope got a keepsake bib thanks to Janet Ulbrich
Jun19

Penelope got a keepsake bib thanks to Janet Ulbrich

Since we first debuted sweet little Penelope a couple weeks ago, I’ve gotten lots of emails and phone calls with congratulatory wishes. It’s been nice to have that kind of response since returning to work on much less sleep than before adding our newest member of the Goodwin family. But Janet Ulbrich took things to another level. When I spoke to her about the latest bib creation she made for the Royal family, it came up that my wife...

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On Display: See John Bonner’s ‘Streetwise’ at McGowan
Jun19

On Display: See John Bonner’s ‘Streetwise’ at McGowan

In the last year John Bonner, known for his urban and suburban paintings, began experimenting to spark his creative spirit. Doing what he called “some wild stuff,” he reduced colors and forms into abstract compositions that didn’t quite satisfy him. An avid reader, Bonner then sought inspiration from a bit in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – where a student discovers it’s much more helpful to the artistic project to write...

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The Arts: Opening for Kimball Jenkins student show
Jun19

The Arts: Opening for Kimball Jenkins student show

Mill Brook Gallery Spring and Summer Through: Sept. 2 Outdoor Exhibit Through: Oct. 14 Location: 236 Hopkinton Road Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.   League of N.H. Craftsmen Celebrating 85 – The Stevens Collection Opens: June 29 Reception: June 29 Location: 49 S. Main St., Suite 100 Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Kimball Jenkins Student Show Through: June 30 Reception: Thursday,...

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Photograph Kimball Jenkins
Jun19

Photograph Kimball Jenkins

Do you consider yourself a photographer? Are you good at setting up shots and capturing a scene that most people just wouldn’t see? Well, then you’ll want to grab your camera and make your way over to the Kimball Jenkins Estate before June 29 and snap some pictures of the historical property. The public (that’s you) is invited to explore and capture the historical elegance and natural beauty of Kimball Jenkins – both inside and out –...

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Plenty of tunes during  Market Days week
Jun19

Plenty of tunes during Market Days week

Market Days week is upon us, and though that street festival will be jam-packed with music, there’s a lot more going on all week that doesn’t have anything to do with Market Days. Notably, singer Gordon Lightfoot, active since the 1950s, will bring his signature brand of Canadian folk music to the Capitol Center for the Arts on Friday. Take a look! MusicTuesday Kid Pinky at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. The Nevers’ Band at...

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Red River Theatres to hold Music, Movie & Poster Sale during Market Days
Jun19

Red River Theatres to hold Music, Movie & Poster Sale during Market Days

Red River Theatres will be holding its annual fundraiser, the Music, Movie & Poster Sale, during Market Days. The theater will be selling gently used records, CDs, cassettes, DVDs and VHS tapes along with a selection of movie posters. The sale will take place inside the theater from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. If you are looking to add to your music or movie collection, stop in and check it out! All money raised...

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Zonta Club of Concord to hold book sale during Market Days
Jun19

Zonta Club of Concord to hold book sale during Market Days

The Zonta Club of Concord will be selling used books in front of Viking House during Market Days. All proceeds from book sales will go toward scholarships for local women seeking to continue their education. Zonta will offer novels, collector’s books, self-help, children’s books, cooking, historical, coffee table books and many more for sale. Come and stock up on books for your summer reading, and help support women in their pursuit...

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Parks and Rec to show two films this summer as part of Movies in the Park
Jun19

Parks and Rec to show two films this summer as part of Movies in the Park

It’s that time of year where everybody likes to do everything outside. Between cookouts, yard games, outdoor concerts and just playing at the park, there’s no better time to get out and take in some fresh air. Thanks to Concord Parks and Recreation in partnership with Red River Theatres, you can add family movie nights to the list of things you can do outside when Movies in the Park returns for the summer. The first event is dubbed...

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Concord Eye Center surgeon heading to Haiti on humanitarian mission
Jun19

Concord Eye Center surgeon heading to Haiti on humanitarian mission

Concord Eye Center ophthalmologist Dr. Erin Fogel will join SEE International (seeintl.org) and the Friends of Haiti organization, in cooperation with Haitian affiliate Double Harvest, on a cataract surgery mission later this month. While in Port-au-Prince, some in the group, including Fogel herself, will perform three days of cataract surgeries on patients in need, while others will be teaching surgical techniques to residents in a...

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Well Done Awards presented to four local businesses and individuals
Jun19

Well Done Awards presented to four local businesses and individuals

The Well Done Awards, offered by the Capital Area Wellness Coalition, serve to recognize efforts in Merrimack County that support healthy eating and active living. Nominations are accepted from the community and reviewed by past winners and select members from the CAWC. Ten nominations were received this year with four winners selected and awarded by Mayor Jim Bouley. This year’s recipients include: Renee Plodzik, ARPN, Fit 4 A Cause;...

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Concord area businesses, volunteers honored at Pinnacle Awards
Jun19

Concord area businesses, volunteers honored at Pinnacle Awards

Three local businesses and a local business leader were honored June 7 at the 13th Annual Pinnacle Awards Luncheon at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. The sold-out luncheon hosted 250 community, nonprofit and business leaders from the Capital Region who came to celebrate Pinnacle Award recipients nominated by peers and selected by a committee of last year’s winners. “We enjoy an abundance of civic engagement in the Capital...

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Concord Police Department holds second annual Bike Rodeo at Steeplegate Mall
Jun19

Concord Police Department holds second annual Bike Rodeo at Steeplegate Mall

Do you remember your first bike? Where you rode it and who you rode with? On June 9, at least 100 kids got their first bike and rode with the Concord Police Department Bike Unit officers at the 2nd Annual Concord Police Department Bike Rodeo at the Steeplegate Mall. Police officers led groups of kids through stations, teaching them skills such as riding in a straight line, scanning over their shoulder while biking and avoiding hazards...

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Bulletin Board: Concerts, gardening and networking event
Jun19

Bulletin Board: Concerts, gardening and networking event

Concert series kicks off June 26 The Summer Concerts on the Green series at Presidential Oaks kicks off June 26 and will continue weekly through Aug. 7. With the historic Odd Fellows Home as a backdrop, the public is welcome to join us and relax on the plush, green lawn in a comfortable chair while enjoying complimentary popcorn and bottled water during each performance. Opening the music season for the third consecutive year is the...

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This Week in Concord History
Jun19

This Week in Concord History

June 19, 1807: Parliamentary maneuvering in the Legislature results in Concord being named the capital, ending several years of roving state government. June 19, 1856: One hundred booms of the cannon in Concord celebrate the nomination of John Charles Fremont, the first Republican candidate for president. The cheer goes up: “Free Soil, Free Men and Fremont.” June 19, 2000: Residents of Hull, Quebec, pedal through downtown Concord on a...

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Around Town: We’ve now seen it all in this city
Jun19

Around Town: We’ve now seen it all in this city

So one day a couple of weeks ago, we were running super late for a phone interview and instead of making up some wild and crazy excuse or trying to speed demon our way to the office, we decided to pull into the parking lot of Terrill Park and make the call. Not ideal, but at this point, we’re used to using just about anywhere as our office away from the office. On our way out of the park, we noticed something that seemed a little out...

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Dan Szczesny to speak about book ‘The White Mountain’ at Gibson’s Bookstore
Jun19

Dan Szczesny to speak about book ‘The White Mountain’ at Gibson’s Bookstore

Over the course of one calendar year, journalist Dan Szczesny explored the history and mystique of New England’s tallest mountain. But Mount Washington is more than just a 6,288-foot rock pile; the mountain is the cultural soul of climbers, hikers and tourists from around the world looking to test their mettle against some of the most extreme conditions in return for a chance to be inspired by some of the most intense natural beauty....

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Book of the Week: ‘American Gods’
Jun19

Book of the Week: ‘American Gods’

American Gods Neil Gaiman 2001, 522 pages plus additional content Magical Realism (Fiction)   The man called Shadow is due to be released from three years in prison when he is told that his wife has died, and he is sent home early in order to attend her funeral. On the way home he is waylaid by the persistent Mr. Wednesday, and given a job: “You protect me. You help me. You transport me from place to place. You investigate, from time...

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