Scavenger Hunt: How well do you know buildings in town?
Feb27

Scavenger Hunt: How well do you know buildings in town?

It’s been a few months since we last sent you on a wild goose chase around the city looking for random objects, so we figured this would be a great time for another scavenger hunt. It was beautiful last week, so we embarked on a journey around Concord looking for interesting, obscure or different items that we could find in or near buildings. Now, to be clear, we didn’t go into anyone’s homes, but rather these things can be seen by...

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Ocean State Job Lot Adventure Shopping: Scavenger hunt edition
Feb27

Ocean State Job Lot Adventure Shopping: Scavenger hunt edition

For this scavenger hunt issue, we felt it was our duty to hit up Ocean State Job Lot – after all, we could make an entire hunt out of just bizarre items found within the store, but we’ll save that for another day.Instead, we thought the Job Lot would be a great resource for all of you scavenger hunters out there. You never know what you might need when you embark on a big scavenger hunt like this, so it’s better to be safe than...

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Escape Room: Think you can make it out of The Sanctuary?
Feb27

Escape Room: Think you can make it out of The Sanctuary?

Three seconds. Three measly seconds is all that stood between us and the ability to say that we got out alive.We had 75 minutes to complete The Sanctuary at Escape Room Concord, but just as the digital countdown clock reached triple zeroes, we figured out the final clue and made our escape. While it was technically past the allotted hour and 15 minutes, the four of us were rather impressed with our ability to work through the...

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Concord Public Library is holding its own scavenger hunt
Feb27

Concord Public Library is holding its own scavenger hunt

As you’ve already seen, we put together a scavenger hunt, mostly intended for adults.But if you really think about it, these kind of fun outings are really great for children. So it’s a good thing that the Concord Library has put one together for this week’s school vacation.We included it last week in the ‘what to do during February break’ story, but if you happened to miss it and are just learning about the fun-filled afternoon now,...

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Go Try It: Concord Reads ‘Following Atticus’
Feb27

Go Try It: Concord Reads ‘Following Atticus’

We’ve already told you about Concord Reads at the Concord Public Library, but for those of you who may have forgotten, here’s a quick refresher: Every year the library chooses a certain book to build a few months of programming around. There are usually several events over the course of those months that, though each different in their own way, have something to do with the chosen title. At the end of the program, the author of the...

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All kinds of events coming up at Concord Public Library
Feb27

All kinds of events coming up at Concord Public Library

The Concord Public Library is always up to something. Whether it’s outdoor music concerts, STEM activities or pure fun and games, you can always find something worthwhile to do at the library. The upcoming week is no different, as there’s a variety of events on the agenda sure to appeal to people of all ages and interests. Start your Wednesday off with a little Family Storytime in the Blanchard Room at the library at 9:30 a.m. The...

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Entertainment: Lots of live music on the week’s agenda
Feb27

Entertainment: Lots of live music on the week’s agenda

It’s another hoppin’ week on the entertainment front around here, headlined by an annual mandolin festival and a 50th anniversary show honoring an all-time music legend. Enjoy!   Music Tuesday John Franzosa at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Mike Morris at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Friday First Fridays with Hank & Chaz (Hank Osborne and Charles Mitchell) at Area 23 at 8:30 p.m. Murphy’s Law at Pit Road Lounge at 8...

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Catch some concerts as part of the March Mandolin Festival
Feb27

Catch some concerts as part of the March Mandolin Festival

Fans of all kinds of stringed instruments have a real treat in store this weekend, when Concord Community Music School brings back its annual March Mandolin Festival.The 16th annual festival is set for Friday through Sunday (March 2-4), with two days of workshops at Concord Community Music School and two concerts featuring world-class musicians from California and New England. (Note: The workshops are all filled up now – sorry!) As...

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On Stage: Relationships musical to debut at Hatbox
Feb27

On Stage: Relationships musical to debut at Hatbox

Being in a relationship has a lot of twists and turns, ups and downs and everything inbetween. And Lend Me A Theater wants to tell you all about it. The traveling theater group will begin a three-week run of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at Hatbox Theatre on Friday with shows each day over the weekend.Through a series of vignettes and songs, the cast of eight set the scene for the entire sequence of a relationship.“It really...

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Concord Chorale is celebrating five decades
Feb27

Concord Chorale is celebrating five decades

Sue O’Donnell has a lot of fond memories singing with the Concord Chorale.There are the trips to places like Israel, Austria, Hungry and Spain, countless concerts in and around Concord and a certain flight back from a conference in Chicago where members of the group serenaded other passengers with their beautiful singing voices. And of course, the people.“It’s certainly part of the fabric of my life,” O’Donnell said. “The music and...

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On Display: Take a stroll down the hallway of 2 Pillsbury St.
Feb27

On Display: Take a stroll down the hallway of 2 Pillsbury St.

In the first floor hallway of 2 Pillsbury St., the N.H. Art Association has a rotating display of work. Currently, the paintings of Gail Allen and photographs of Cynthia Irwin occupy the space, and will do so through March 30. 

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Rundlett Middle School to host wheelchair basketball tourney
Feb27

Rundlett Middle School to host wheelchair basketball tourney

Over the years, you’ve seen us partake in a couple rousing games of wheelchair basketball. In total, we combined for six points (four of them by Jon), and we weren’t that upset about it.Being in a wheelchair is hard enough, but trying to dribble a basketball, navigate defenders and shoot at a basket that is a lot taller than you remember is a much more daunting challenge.And on Saturday, you can catch a day filled with missed shots,...

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If you love the arts, Concord is the place to be
Feb27

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, on any given day, 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. League of N.H. Craftsmen Black and White Encore Through: March...

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Bulletin Board: City road limits, music lecture and films
Feb27

Bulletin Board: City road limits, music lecture and films

Load limit postings around city roads The City of Concord has posted “No Trucking – Load Limit 9 Tons” signs early this year. The early posting of road weight restrictions is due to recent warmer temperatures. Road structures are naturally weakened around this time of year from the frequent freezing and thawing cycles. The fluctuating temperatures can cause the ground to shift, leading to cracks in the pavement. Snow and rain that...

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This Week in Concord History
Feb27

This Week in Concord History

Feb. 27, 1733: The Massachusetts General Court creates a new township to be called Rumford (earlier known as Penny-Cook, later as Concord). Feb. 27, 2000: Trucks full of steel beams arrive in Concord, the first shipment of materials for new seating to be installed at Memorial Field. The construction project comes in preparation for the Babe Ruth World Series, to be played in Concord in August. Feb. 28, 1894: At Sewalls Falls, George...

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Book of the Week: ‘Wonder’
Feb27

Book of the Week: ‘Wonder’

WonderR. J. Palacio2012, 315 pagesChildren’s Fiction This is the story of August, a young boy who is just a little bit different from everyone else. He was born with a rare genetic facial issue that has made his face look mutated from all of the surgeries that he has had in order to correct it. He has spent most of his life wearing an astronaut helmet to hide his face when in public, but now he’ll face the hardest challenge of them...

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