We found tons of ideas for ways to treat your sweetheart to a romantic Valentine’s Day
Feb05

We found tons of ideas for ways to treat your sweetheart to a romantic Valentine’s Day

Call it what you want – a Hallmark holiday, a contrived ploy to sell candy, a slap in the face to everyone who’s single – just don’t forget it. We’re talking about Valentine’s Day, and although the holiday isn’t this week, it’ll be here before you know it – and by then it will be too late. We’ve all been there before – you wake up and look at your phone and realize it’s Valentine’s Day, and you haven’t done a thing for your...

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Four fun food and drink events at Local Baskit this week
Feb05

Four fun food and drink events at Local Baskit this week

Local Baskit, the meal kit store at The Concord Center downtown, knows how to have a good time. Just last week owner Beth Richards hosted an event that paired beer samples from New Hampshire brewers with doughnuts from Brothers Donuts. That event had a line stretching well into the parking lot, and the place was full of energy. It was just another night at Local Baskit, which has grown into a true destination for food- and...

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Lithermans Limited releases Hot Sex on a Platter, its special Valentine’s Day beer
Feb05

Lithermans Limited releases Hot Sex on a Platter, its special Valentine’s Day beer

It’s almost Valentine’s Day already, which can only mean one thing – it’s time for some Hot Sex on a Platter. You can interpret that statement any way you want, but if you’re thinking of anything other than the chocolate-covered strawberry imperial stout by Lithermans Limited, you need to get your head out of the gutter – this is a family publication! This is a special-release offering from Lithermans – they release a batch ahead of...

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Grappone Conference Center to host Rockin’ to Boston fundraiser for local Boston Marathon runners
Feb05

Grappone Conference Center to host Rockin’ to Boston fundraiser for local Boston Marathon runners

The Boston Marathon is one of the world’s premier athletic events. Set in the heart of one of the nation’s most historic cities, the marathon routinely draws tens of thousands of elite runners from the world over every April to compete. While there are probably a couple dozen people who actually run the marathon to try to win prize money, the vast majority of participants have other, usually non-athletic reasons for running. Take...

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Entertainment: Lots of local bands playing at local hot spots this week
Feb05

Entertainment: Lots of local bands playing at local hot spots this week

The first month of 2019 is officially in the books, and things are starting to get back to normal around here – meaning plenty of bar/restaurant shows as well as plays on local stages and some big-time movies on the screen at Red River. Here’s what’s up this week: Music Tuesday Michael Walsh at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Open mic at Area 23 at 7 p.m., sign-ups at 6. Joel Cage at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Alex...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Upcoming events at library, sewer project and more
Feb05

City Manager’s Newsletter: Upcoming events at library, sewer project 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. Concord Public Library events February is a short month, but there is a lot going on at Concord...

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Making Good Health Simple: Go into the grocery store with a plan, and execute it
Feb05

Making Good Health Simple: Go into the grocery store with a plan, and execute it

Grocery shopping – one of the unavoidable errands of the week. Navigating the grocery store can be challenging, time consuming and often frustrating. There are so many options, which can make it seem overwhelming and confusing. I could sit and preach about reading every single label and inspecting each piece of fruit, but I recognize that may not be a reality. Here are some simple things you can do to help make this process less...

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Blast From the Past: Fire at the Boston and Maine Railroad freight house in Concord
Feb05

Blast From the Past: Fire at the Boston and Maine Railroad freight house in Concord

During the 1940s, there was a devastating fire in Concord at the Boston and Maine Railroad freight house. Those brave Concord Fire Department first responders arriving on the scene did not know the contents of the warehouse initially. It was not long before the firemen realized the severity of the fire was greatly heightened by what they discovered upon entering the blazing warehouse. The Boston and Maine Railroad freight house fire...

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Multiple chances to meet authors at Gibson’s Bookstore this week
Feb05

Multiple chances to meet authors at Gibson’s Bookstore this week

Gibson’s Bookstore is offering two opportunities to meet with authors on back-to-back days this week, with Hendrick Smith visiting Concord on Thursday and Jennifer Skiff making an appearance Friday. On Thursday, pop in to meet Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author. Stop in for a few questions and some conversation at the table, get your copy of Who Stole the American Dream signed and shake his hand. He’ll be at the signing...

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General Services to hire new Flex Technician after successful first run
Feb05

General Services to hire new Flex Technician after successful first run

The city of Concord’s General Services Department launched a new full-time paid internship program this past summer that has now successfully achieved its goal to train and transition an intern into a permanent full-time position. Now, the search is on for a second intern. Conner Bailey was Concord General Services’ first Maintenance/Operations Flex Technician intern. He was hired in September and developed training across various...

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Bulletin Board: Comedy Club coming to Tandy’s on Valentine’s Day
Feb05

Bulletin Board: Comedy Club coming to Tandy’s on Valentine’s Day

Newly bereaved discussion group Concord Regional VNA is offering a Newly Bereaved Discussion Group on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St. Groups are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the same time. This session provides grief education and support for those who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. Registration is not required. For more information, please...

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Book of the Week: ‘Burning Ridge’
Feb05

Book of the Week: ‘Burning Ridge’

Burning Ridge Margaret Mizushima 2018, 280 pages Fiction/Mystery Officer Mattie Cobb and her black German Shepherd, Robo, are the K-9 team working for the police in Timber Creek, Colo. Not only are they partners, but they have a unique bond. They are called to join a team riding up into the back country to investigate some grisly remains. A body has been burned in a fire pit on a ridge. Then three more sunken places in the grass are...

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This Week in Concord History
Feb05

This Week in Concord History

Feb. 5, 1853: Thomas Francis Meagher, the famed Irish exile and itinerant lecturer for Irish independence, speaks at Concord’s Depot Hall. Among his listeners is president-elect Franklin Pierce. Feb. 5, 1942: Dudley Orr, the state tax commissioner, is pictured on the front page of the Monitor riding his bicycle to work. In a time of severe gas and tire rationing, he says, it is important for public officials to set a good example. He...

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