Mother Nature has forced Black Ice to move
Jan23

Mother Nature has forced Black Ice to move

(Editor’s note: A funny thing happened on the way to the office for deadline Monday morning. We were informed that the annual Black Ice Pond Hockey Tournament had been postponed – yet again. Since we couldn’t just scrap the whole issue, we made the decision to run the story, but wanted to make sure eveyone knew exactly what was happening.)The tournament, scheduled for White Park this weekend, will now be held Feb. 8 to 11, at the same...

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Time to lace up those skates for a few laps
Jan23

Time to lace up those skates for a few laps

So far, it’s been a pretty good season for winter activities.Between the cold snaps, plentiful snowstorms and the fact it’s still only January, cold weather enthusiasts have been reaping the benefits of what has been the most wintry winter in recent memory.It seems like we’re usually well into the first month of the year before things really start to kick into gear on the winter fun schedule (if we even have snow), but people have...

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There are plenty of places to get your skating gear in Concord
Jan23

There are plenty of places to get your skating gear in Concord

It’s officially ice skating season, which means it’s time to start thinking about equipment – after all, by definition, ice skating is an activity that requires some gear.While many skating rinks offer rental skates – Everett Arena included – it’s always nice to have your own equipment (with your own sweat and associated smells) to use. Luckily, there’s no shortage of skating equipment to be had in the capital city. Capital Sporting...

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Video: Concord professionals to face off at Dancing With the Concord Stars
Jan23

Video: Concord professionals to face off at Dancing With the Concord Stars

If you only attend one event in Concord this year that features great food and drinks, live music and a whole night of competitive and fun dancing, make sure that one event is NHTI’s Winter Fling this Saturday. The Winter Fling is a big fundraising event to benefit the college, and it’s always wildly popular. The event started in 2011, and since then has raised $300,000 for the school’s President’s Fund for Excellence, which NHTI...

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Live music, theater and movie listings for Concord
Jan23

Live music, theater and movie listings for Concord

It’s an interesting week on the entertainment front in Concord. There’s just one theater performance, but there are two comedy shows and a few concert series to take in this week. Check them out.   Music Tuesday Scott Sosky will play at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Kid Pinky will play at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Paul Heckel is on the bill at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Zooo Crew will take over Penuche’s about 9...

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Look – we found floating ice on Instagram!
Jan23

Look – we found floating ice on Instagram!

Since this is the Ice Skating Issue, we wanted to find a skating-related photo on Instagram to use for this feature. However, through our travels, we didn’t really find much in the way of skating pictures, but we did find this here shot, taken by user @popnsnap, of an unusual formation of ice around a cluster of trees at the Society for the Protection of NH Forests Conservation Center. There’s clearly a shelf of ice just hangin’ out a...

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Beech Hill students have photography skills
Jan23

Beech Hill students have photography skills

Over the course of 10 weeks this fall, 13 students from Beech Hill School (Hopkinton) took an introductory digital photography class taught by Christa Zuber, owner of The Place Studio & Gallery. The class focused on composition, as each week the group focused on a different technique or topic. The students are currently showing their work from the class at Red River Theatres through January. Here’s a sample of what you’ll see at...

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Check out four fun reading events
Jan23

Check out four fun reading events

Gibson’s Bookstore On Thursday, at 5:30 p.m., Gibson’s Bookstore will host Gazmend Kapllani, as he presents his story, A Short Border Handbook: A Journey Through the Immigrant’s Labyrinth. After spending his childhood in Albania, and fantasizing about life across the border, Kapllani escapes to Greece – only to get banged up in a detention center. As he and his fellow immigrants try to find jobs, they begin to plan their future lives...

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Bulletin Board
Jan23

Bulletin Board

Global Game Jam starts Friday This weekend, teams of dedicated programmers, artists and musicians will gather at NHTI to take part in a worldwide game development event. Held simultaneously at more than 700 hundred sites in more than 90 countries, the 10th annual Global Game Jam will bring together teams of creative individuals who collaborate to create games given the same basic theme and technical constraints. The jam begins Friday...

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New farmers market opens in Penacook
Jan23

New farmers market opens in Penacook

When the days are short and cold this time of year, it’s nice to have a little reminder of the warmer times ahead. And going to a farmers market is the perfect way to help the thought of summer creep in. Sure, the winter versions are indoors and don’t have quite the same selection when it comes to fresh fruits and veggies (some things just aren’t available right now), but it’s definitely worth the trip. It gets you out of the house...

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Get the lowdown on the Concord Theatre project
Jan23

Get the lowdown on the Concord Theatre project

After sitting vacant and forgotten for many years, the Concord Theatre is set for a monumental comeback, which around these parts we’re getting quite used to – at least when it comes to the hometown football team. Last year, it was announced that the Capitol Center for the Arts was planning to renovate the longtime downtown movie house into a multi-purpose entertainment venue. A story in Monday’s Monitor detailed the purchase of the...

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If you love the arts, Concord is the place to be
Jan23

If you love the arts, Concord is the place to be

Concord is home to lots of great locations to see some incredible art. 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 Intermission Show Through: Saturday Location: 2 Phenix Ave. Hours: Tuesday...

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Book of the Week: ‘From Ant to Eagle’
Jan23

Book of the Week: ‘From Ant to Eagle’

From Ant to EagleAlex Lyttle2017, 243 pagesChildren’s Fiction Ever wonder what it would be like to have a sibling with cancer? This is a story that digs at your heartstrings as you follow Calvin’s journey through watching his brother fight cancer. He spends day after day with his brother after moving to a new town and not having much luck making friends. Although, as chance would have it, he makes a new friend named Aleta. They hit it...

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This Week in Concord History
Jan23

This Week in Concord History

Jan. 23, 1924: ­ Carl Sandburg appears at the Concord City Auditorium. He reads his poems, plays his guitar and sings ballads and songs. According to the Monitor, Sandburg calls modern poetry “free” since it is “not marked off into measures and cadences.” He also remarks on the ships and railroads of the modern world, saying that because “the earth today is belted with steel, there is much an interweaving of cultures as has never...

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