Movie lovers, unite – SNOB Film Festival is coming to town
Nov05

Movie lovers, unite – SNOB Film Festival is coming to town

It’s that time again. Get your tickets, your popcorn and your craft beer, plop down into a recliner at Red River Theatres and take in all the SNOB Film Festival has to offer. The Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival returns to Concord for another year this weekend, and there’s a lot to get into. The festival has been around since 2002, and its purpose is to showcase and support independent filmmaking while bringing films to the area...

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Making Good Health Simple: Going to the movies doesn’t have to be a guilty experience
Nov05

Making Good Health Simple: Going to the movies doesn’t have to be a guilty experience

This is real talk time. A. Do you still have Halloween candy in the house? (Stashed in the freezer? Possibly in the cabinet above the fridge?) B. Did you buy any post-Halloween-clearance candy? (I mean 75% off, what a deal!) C. Did you steal some candy from your children when they were asleep or not looking for your own private stash? If you answered “yes” or “unsure” to any of the above questions, you need to stop. Just stop. Save...

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Elementary school girls hold their own against the boys in flag football
Nov05

Elementary school girls hold their own against the boys in flag football

Football may be a men’s game at the professional level, but not at the Concord Parks and Recreation level. Earlier this year, the ever-popular NFL Flag Football program put on by the Parks and Rec department featured an all-girls team, and the young ladies held their own. The team featured nine girls – eight from Concord and one from Bow – in grades 4 through 6 who competed against boys’ teams throughout the flag football season. The...

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JamAntics to reunite for one-night-only show at Bank of NH Stage
Nov05

JamAntics to reunite for one-night-only show at Bank of NH Stage

Longtime followers and supporters of the Concord music scene probably recognize the name JamAntics. The genre-bending five-piece act was a major staple on the scene about a decade ago, filling bars and racking up awards (including two Cappies awards for best local band) left and right. Then, life happened. One member moved away. People started having kids. Solo and side projects popped up. And just like that, JamAntics was no more....

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Entertainment: Wide variety of stage shows coming to town
Nov05

Entertainment: Wide variety of stage shows coming to town

Music Tuesday Michael Loughlin at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Paul Heckel at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Friday Alibi at Markis Lobster & Steak House at 7:30 p.m. JamAntics, with Matt Poirier at Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15-$25 plus fees at ccanh.com. Mark Huzar, Sara Thompson and Carleton Page at Area 23 at 8:30 p.m. Senie Hunt and Wesley E. Thurber at...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Election notice, leaf collection and more
Nov05

City Manager’s Newsletter: Election notice, leaf collection and more

The office of the city manager sent out the weekly City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. You can read the full newsletter by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the Newsletter button on the home page. Here are some highlights from last week’s letter:Municipal electionThe municipal election is Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Concord. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Residents who were unable to register at the City Clerk’s office by Oct. 24...

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Bulletin Board: Free programs, holiday-themed events, etc.
Nov05

Bulletin Board: Free programs, holiday-themed events, etc.

Wings program on covered bridges NHTI’s Wings of Knowledge presents Covered Bridges – Past, Present, and Future on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. in the NHTI Library Living Room. Bill Caswell from the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges will be the presenter. Free and open to the public, Wings is generously underwritten by the NHTI Student Senate and Campus Activities Board. Fun fact: America’s longest covered railroad...

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The Yogi: The Great Yogi of Rock ‘n Roll – Part 2
Nov05

The Yogi: The Great Yogi of Rock ‘n Roll – Part 2

The Neil Young fan was angry. In this space last week, I wrote about Neil Young’s interview with Adam Greene on NHPR, and how I felt that Young’s music, like the practice of yoga, can help us all feel a little more deeply what it’s like to be human. My column raised the ire of at least one Neil Young fan for what he felt was an “attempt to promote your own yoga biz with an alleged Neil Young article.” He also pointed out that Rust...

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Family history workshops offered at NH Historical Society
Nov05

Family history workshops offered at NH Historical Society

Family history has never been more popular, with millions of people researching their family tree, joining online genealogy forums and taking DNA tests to learn about their ancestry. The New Hampshire Historical Society is offering two family history workshops in November, one geared for kids and one for people interested in how ancestry kits can further their family history research. “Kids Do Family History,” on Saturday, Nov. 16,...

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Blast From the Past: A look back at the original Concord Dairy
Nov05

Blast From the Past: A look back at the original Concord Dairy

For the InsiderThis photograph shows the original Concord Dairy that became a co-op in 1921. The first Concord Dairy was located at 84 Washington St. in Concord – heading west it was located on the right-hand side shortly after Lyndon Street. It was on the site of the current parking lot as you approach the UNH/Pierce Law Center. The dairy purchased the 84 Washington St. property, known as the “Gale-Brown” property, in 1921 and...

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This Week in Concord History
Nov05

This Week in Concord History

Nov. 5, 1991: While acting as a commentator on the local cable channel as the city election results are being counted, Concord Mayor Jim MacKay learns that he has been defeated for re-election to the city council. Nov. 5, 1996: For the first time ever, Concord elects an all-female delegation to the State House. The members: Reps. Carol Burney, Jean Wallin, Mary Stuart Gile, Gloria Seldin, Liz Hager, Carol Moore, Toni Crosby, Marilyn...

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Book of the Week: ‘Sing To It’
Nov05

Book of the Week: ‘Sing To It’

Sing to ItAmy Hempel2019, 160 pagesFiction – Short Stories This collection of 15 short stories has been a long time coming for fans of Amy Hempel’s work. Her last book, The Dog of the Marriage, was published more than a decade ago, so this new work is met with much enthusiasm. Hempel has a knack for blurring the line between minimalist prose and poetry with some of her shorts being no more than a few sentences long. Her settings are...

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