Take the family to a holiday show – or 22 – in Concord this season
Nov27

Take the family to a holiday show – or 22 – in Concord this season

Welcome to maybe the biggest roundup of theatrical and/or musical performances taking place in the city of Concord of all time. As Christmas gets closer and closer, most of the performance venues around here are getting ready to stage their big holiday shows, so we found as many as we could and put them all in one place for you. As is usually the case, there might be one or two shows out there we missed, but this is still a pretty...

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Capital Ski & Outing Club’s annual Ski and Skate Sale has a new home
Nov27

Capital Ski & Outing Club’s annual Ski and Skate Sale has a new home

Here’s a weird thing to say: There wasn’t any available space at Steeplegate Mall. That’s not a sick joke – it’s the reality of the situation that befell the Capital Ski & Outing Club as it looked for a place to set up its annual Ski and Skate Sale, a tradition that goes back 50 years. For many years the sale took place at the Green Street gym. But after 2014, the city needed that space and the club had to look elsewhere. They...

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Find out who will be crowned the 2018 Mr. Concord at the Grappone Conference Center on Friday
Nov27

Find out who will be crowned the 2018 Mr. Concord at the Grappone Conference Center on Friday

The contestants are practicing their talents and everyone is anxious to learn who will become the next Mr. Concord. This hilarious pageant is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated events in the capital area, and it’s all for a worthy cause. The Concord Contemporary Club is hosting the pageant, which will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center. Pageant tickets are $50 each, and are available through...

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Rotary Club to bring Improbable Players’ show ‘End of the Line’ to Concord High
Nov27

Rotary Club to bring Improbable Players’ show ‘End of the Line’ to Concord High

The Rotary Club of Concord is pleased to sponsor the Improbable Players’ theatrical production of End of the Line at the Concord High School auditorium, 170 Warren St., on Wednesday, Dec. 5. This one-day-only performance, which deals with drug addiction and recovery, will be seen by students at the high school during the 11:15 a.m. performance, and is open to the community at large for the 7 p.m. show at no charge. Improbable Players...

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Entertainment: A light week as we all try to recover from Thanksgiving
Nov27

Entertainment: A light week as we all try to recover from Thanksgiving

Well, it’s the end of the month, and also the week after Thanksgiving. Add those up and what you get is a pretty light week on the entertainment front, relatively speaking. One thing to note is that Christmas shows begin this week – hence the theme of this whole issue. For more information on any of the theater shows listed here, see the big Christmas shows roundup we did here. Music Tuesday Mike Walsh at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Crosswalk repair update, Penacook tree lighting and more
Nov27

City Manager’s Newsletter: Crosswalk repair update, Penacook tree lighting and more

The city of Concord’s public information officer, Stefanie Breton, sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Wednesday. 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. Main Street crosswalk update Over the last two weeks, the city’s contractor, LA Brochu Inc., was...

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NEC Concord to host a pair of musical shows this week
Nov27

NEC Concord to host a pair of musical shows this week

So we didn’t get this news until after the entertainment page was already sent to press, so we’re squeezing it in here instead – NEC Concord will host a pair of musical performances this week, each with a unique and different vibe. First up is the Open Jam Night on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for anyone who likes to play any kind of music (instruments or singing) to show up, take the stage and just rock out for a...

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On the Road: The ‘Insider’ takes a trip out West
Nov27

On the Road: The ‘Insider’ takes a trip out West

After a nearly 2,000-mile road trip visiting three National Parks in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, longtime friends Margaret Harlan and Liz Dane rode up to the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole, Wy. They had to leave their “horses” outside but were able to hop on their saddles at the bar. Yes, all the bar seats are real horse saddles, Dane said. Thanks for bringing us along, ladies! If you’re going somewhere cool, bring your...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Toymakers’
Nov27

Book of the Week: ‘The Toymakers’

The Toymakers Robert Dinsdale 2018, 468 pages Adult fantasy fiction   Papa Jack’s Emporium is the magical toy store of everyone’s dreams. It opens each year on the day of the first frost in London, and closes when the first snowdrop blossoms. The Emporium is also a family: Papa Jack and his sons, Kaspar and Emil, who are close in age and intensely competitive in their toy-making. When a runaway girl, Cathy, applies for work on Opening...

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This Week in Concord history
Nov27

This Week in Concord history

Nov. 27, 1817: Between 20 and 30 pet dogs throughout Concord are bitten by a dog with rabies. The rabid dog will be killed the next day. Nov. 27, 1884: It is Thanksgiving, but the trains are running in Concord and the mail will be delivered as usual, at 7 and 11 a.m. But in general, “the streets wore a Sunday-like still,” the Evening Monitor reports. Nov. 27, 1999: In a game of word association, voters interviewed around Concord...

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