We got the full New Hampshire Wild experience at Memorial Field
Jul24

We got the full New Hampshire Wild experience at Memorial Field

Summer.The word conjures up so many images and ideas – sun, beaches, pools, ice cream, fireworks, vacations, flip-flops, frozen margaritas and, of course, baseball.America’s original pastime may be just one sport (and for that matter, recreational activity in general) among so many to choose from these days, but there’s nothing that quite exemplifies an American summer like nine guys taking to the diamond in the middle of July.There’s...

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Entertainment: Plenty of concerts and shows to keep you busy
Jul24

Entertainment: Plenty of concerts and shows to keep you busy

Boy – the weather has really been pretty much perfect lately. We’ve had a bit of rain to refresh, and the oppressive heat seems to have simmered down to a comfortable level. Fittingly, the entertainment schedule is finding its sweet spot, too, with live music every day/ night, some theater productions and a slate of good movies at Red River Theatres. Here’s what’s up this week: Music Tuesday Paul Desmarais at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m....

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Intown Concord hosting art walk, photo hunt
Jul24

Intown Concord hosting art walk, photo hunt

Now that Market Days has come and gone, the folks at Intown Concord have a little more time to plan more downtown events. And next up on the list is an artisan walk or more formally known as “Discover Art” as part of their Discover Downtown series on Thursday. The walk is 5 to 9 p.m. and completely free for any and all to go to. There’s no sign-ups or meeting spots, just around 20 local merchants taking part. The whole point is to...

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The Forest Society is having a photo contest
Jul24

The Forest Society is having a photo contest

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (aka The Forest Society) is hosting a photo contest and they want you to be a part of it.So enter your favorite shots taken on a Forest Society reservation or on any property conserved through an easement with the Forest Society, by Aug. 15 for a chance to have your photo published in the autumn 2018 issue of Forest Notes, free passes to Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves or a...

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Butterflies make pitstop at Joyce Kimball’s  garden
Jul24

Butterflies make pitstop at Joyce Kimball’s garden

Joyce Kimball knows her way around a garden – she is a longtime member of the Bow Garden Club after all – so when she saw some monarch butterflies visiting her purple coneflowers outside her home last week, she sprang into action. She grabbed a camera and documented the happenings for Insider readers to enjoy. Great shooting, Joyce!

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On Display: N.H. Women’s Caucus for Art: ‘A Second Look’
Jul24

On Display: N.H. Women’s Caucus for Art: ‘A Second Look’

The New Hampshire Women’s Caucus for Art has quite the membership. We’re talking well over 100 ladies, all of who just happen to be good artists.So when the exhibition committee put the call out for entries for its summer show at Kimball Jenkins, it’s no surprise that the response was overwhelming. ‘A Second Look’ feature right around 100 pieces from more than 60 members.“We have a very diverse group,” said Marcia Wood Mertinooke, a...

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Bulletin Board: Grange event, value bucks and N.H. markers
Jul24

Bulletin Board: Grange event, value bucks and N.H. markers

Veterans Value Bucks at markets To increase access to fresh locally grown food to our community of veterans and their families, the Merrimack County Conservation District has launched a voucher program called Veterans Value Bucks. Veterans coming to the Concord, Penacook, Contoocook, Franklin or Wilmot farmers’ markets can receive a coupon booklet worth $20. Each month Veterans Value Bucks will be available and expire on the last day...

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New World Theatre is taking over  Hatbox
Jul24

New World Theatre is taking over Hatbox

It’s going to be a long couple of weeks for the folks at New World Theatre. Not only did they just move into the space at Hatbox Theatre this past weekend to prepare for a two-week run of It’s Academic, a collection of four short plays which opens Friday, but they’re also hosting a play writing masterclass on Saturday with a performance of the eight plays featured at the masterclass on Aug. 1-2 (both also at Hatbox Theatre). We told...

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Pierce Manse to host open house with 39th Army Band
Jul24

Pierce Manse to host open house with 39th Army Band

We’re all well aware that Franklin Pierce is the only president to come from New Hampshire. So even though he sat in the oval office more than 160 years ago, he’s still a pretty big deal in these parts. His entire house was moved across town and turned into a museum about his life for goodness sake. And from now until early October, you can take guided tours of the Pierce Manse on certain days and times (check out their website for...

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It’s wedding season and Red River has ‘Bridesmaids’
Jul24

It’s wedding season and Red River has ‘Bridesmaids’

If you’re like us, you’ve been to lots of weddings. Of course, we attended our own, there have been ones for friends and family – and even a few that we decided to crash (just kidding). We even have a few remaining on the calendar before the weather gets too cold to exchange vows outdoors. And since we’re in the middle of “wedding season,” Red River Theatres thought it would be great to put together a one-night-only event with one of...

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Book of the Week: ‘Temptation of Forgiveness’
Jul24

Book of the Week: ‘Temptation of Forgiveness’

The Temptation of ForgivenessDonna Leon2018, 300 pagesFiction/Mystery Commissario Guido Brunetti is asked by a colleague of his wife if he can help her. She thinks that her teenage son is using drugs, and buying them from someone near his school. A short time later this woman’s husband is attacked and he ends up in a coma in the hospital. Are the two events linked? Brunetti begins to investigate, but this tangled web of a tale leads...

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The Arts: Final week (ever) for McGowan Fine Art
Jul24

The Arts: Final week (ever) for McGowan Fine Art

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 Through: Sept. 21 Location: 49 S. Main St., Suite 100 Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. McGowan Fine Art Streetwise – John Bonner Through: Friday* Location: 2 Phenix Ave. Hours: Tuesday...

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This Week in Concord History
Jul24

This Week in Concord History

July 24, 2002: An 11-run second inning and sparkling defense propels Concord National to the Junior League Softball Championship, with a 13-2 victory over the host Bedford team. July 24, 2003: Manuel Gehring, the Concord man accused of fatally shooting his children, Sarah and Philip, pleads not guilty on two counts of first-degree murder in Hillsborough County Superior Court. July 25, 1874: Thirteen months after a fire destroyed the...

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