Year in Review: 2018 was a long, strange trip – let’s look back on some of the highlights
Dec26

Year in Review: 2018 was a long, strange trip – let’s look back on some of the highlights

Believe it or not, it’s already that time again. This will be the last Insider issue of 2018, so it’s only natural that we use this space to look back on the year that was. 2018 was a whirlwind around here, with lots of big changes both for the city and for this paper. Interestingly enough, most of the major changes that took place over the year involved our old buddy Tim Goodwin, who will be making a cameo appearance next week as I...

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Still looking for New Year’s plans? We got you
Dec26

Still looking for New Year’s plans? We got you

Christmas is now a thing of the past, and there’s only one more holiday left this calendar year – New Year’s Eve. Traditionally one of the biggest party nights of the year, you don’t want to be the only one you know who has nothing to do to ring in the new year. Luckily, there are several events going on across Concord that you can get in on – assuming you act quickly enough to grab a reservation (where required). Last week, we told...

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N.H. Liquor Commission releases new commemorative Old Man of the Mountain rum bottles
Dec26

N.H. Liquor Commission releases new commemorative Old Man of the Mountain rum bottles

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is introducing its latest commemorative bottle, paying tribute to New Hampshire’s iconic Old Man of the Mountain. This year’s bottle is filled with premium New England-style rum made from blackstrap molasses to pay homage to New England’s revolutionary spirit. The commission initially launched its commemorative bottle program to raise funding for the New Hampshire Hall of Flags, which houses 115...

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Entertainment: Area 23, Penuche’s have full slates of music for this New Year’s week
Dec26

Entertainment: Area 23, Penuche’s have full slates of music for this New Year’s week

With Christmas now in the rearview mirror, we look ahead to New Year’s Eve – and also lots of live music here in Concord, as well as a full week’s worth of movie listings at Red River Theatres. Enjoy the week, and have a happy New Year!   Music Wednesday Mark Bartram at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Open mic at Area 23 at 7 p.m. Thursday Paul Lovely at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Peter Pappas at Common Man at 7 p.m. &...

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Live music to return to Cheers
Dec26

Live music to return to Cheers

The outdoor patio at Cheers is a huge hit in the warmer months, especially when there’s live music being played out there. Unfortunately, it is not one of the warmer months right now – far from it, in fact. But that’s okay, because starting Jan. 3, the tunes will return to Cheers as its winter live music series kicks off. In collaboration with NHMusic, a Concord-based music networking business run by local pro musician Brad Myrick,...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Christmas tree collection, ice reminders and more
Dec26

City Manager’s Newsletter: Christmas tree collection, ice reminders and more

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. Christmas tree collection notice Christmas tree collection starts Monday, Jan. 7. This two-week...

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Extended hours for holiday break, new rules
Dec26

Extended hours for holiday break, new rules

VNA to offer Walk-in Wednesday Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association offers Walk-In Wednesday on Wednesday, Dec. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at Horseshoe Pond Place Senior Resource Center, 26 Commercial St. Walk-In Wednesday is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Walk-In Wednesday is an opportunity to get your questions answered. A Concord Regional VNA team member is available to meet with people individually regarding...

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This Week in Concord History
Dec26

This Week in Concord History

Dec. 26, 1776: Col. John Stark’s troops lead the attack on the British and Hessians at Trenton. Capt. Joshua Abbot’s Concord company and Ebenezer Frye’s Pembroke company march with Stark. Frye, “being very corpulent,” tires quickly and tells his men to move ahead “as fast as they please” under Sgt. Ephraim Stevens. The battle lasts 50 minutes. The Patriot victory is a turning point of the Revolution. Dec. 26, 1856: A fire reduces...

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Book of the Week: ‘Mr. Dickens and his Carol’
Dec26

Book of the Week: ‘Mr. Dickens and his Carol’

Mr. Dickens and His Carol Samantha Silva 2017, 276 pages Holiday fiction Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. The public didn’t like his new book, the critics have turned against him, relatives want money and his wife has just had yet another child. His wife wants to continue their traditional Christmas (lavish) and Dickens is thinking of the poor house. But when his publishers try to blackmail him into writing a...

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