Making Good Health Simple: Want to improve your health? Try doing nothing
Aug07

Making Good Health Simple: Want to improve your health? Try doing nothing

Before the advent of antibiotics, the most common thing a doctor would recommend to a sick patient was to drink water and get plenty of rest. This meant drinking water around the clock and no activities whatsoever (literally). The benefits of hydrating and doing nothing when someone is ill have always been the same – you feel better and you become healthier. Although we know this to be a universal truth, the same principle is rarely...

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Entertainment: ‘Constellations’ at Hatbox Theatre highlights a very busy summer week
Aug07

Entertainment: ‘Constellations’ at Hatbox Theatre highlights a very busy summer week

Music Tuesday Michael Walsh at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Nevers’ Second Regiment Band at Presidential Oaks at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Joel Cage at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Steven Chagnon at Courtyard by Marriott at 6 p.m. Karen Greiner at Concord Craft Brewing Co. at 5:30 p.m. Open mic at Area 23 at 6 p.m. Thursday Rees Finley at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Matt Langley outside The Hotel Concord at 5 p.m. Bend the Ride at Eagle Square...

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‘Apollo 13’ to be screened at Rollins Park on Thursday night
Aug07

‘Apollo 13’ to be screened at Rollins Park on Thursday night

Concord Parks and Recreation’s popular Movies in the Park series wraps up for the year Thursday evening with a screening of the 1995 film Apollo 13.The movie tells the story of the dramatic Apollo 13 mission to the moon in 1970, in which a catastrophic failure on the spaceship forced the crew to abort their mission to land on the moon, in turn creating a much more important mission – getting back home alive. After we just celebrated...

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Lakes Region Shakespeare company to bring ‘Measure for Measure’ to Eagle Square
Aug07

Lakes Region Shakespeare company to bring ‘Measure for Measure’ to Eagle Square

There are a lot of great venues in Concord to see a live theatrical performance – the Concord City Auditorium, the Capitol Center for the Arts, the Bank of N.H. Stage, Hatbox Theatre, just to name a few. There are also some great outdoor spots to catch a concert, from Bicentennial Square to the patio at Cheers to the lawn next to Concord Public Library. But how often do you get to see a live theatrical performance under the open...

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Bulletin Board: Comedy Club at Tandy’s Pub returns Thursday
Aug07

Bulletin Board: Comedy Club at Tandy’s Pub returns Thursday

VNA offers newly bereaved group Concord Regional VNA is offering a Newly Bereaved Discussion Group on Tuesday, Aug. 6 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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Boston area TV stations are shifting this week – but they’re still easy to find
Aug07

Boston area TV stations are shifting this week – but they’re still easy to find

Monitor staff Many Boston-area TV stations are shifting their spot on the airwaves this week, requiring people who use over-the-air antennas to rescan their television sets to find them again.WMUR-TV in Manchester is not among the stations that will be changing. Cable systems and those using satellite dishes are not affected.The move is part of long-running shift in the nation’s broadcast spectrum, squeezing together TV stations that...

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Downtown: A second life on Hall Street
Aug07

Downtown: A second life on Hall Street

Monitor staff There’s new life on the corner of Hall and Hammond streets.Head inside the squat building that used to hold the Sandwich Depot and you’ll be greeted by coral-pink walls decorated with Mediterranean scenes and the business’s first few dollars. A display case offers sandwiches on marble rye, homemade American chop suey and mixed salads.From the tiny kitchen half-open to the dining room, Emin and Nina Mujakobic sing out a...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Pool season extended, National Night Out, construction projects and more
Aug07

City Manager’s Newsletter: Pool season extended, National Night Out, construction projects and more

On Friday, Stefanie Breton, the city’s public information officer, sent out the weekly City Manager’s Newsletter. You can read the full newsletter by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the Newsletter button on the home page. Here are some of the highlights:National Night Out at Rollins ParkJoin the Concord Police Department, several other departments, organizations and businesses for National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6 in Rollins...

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Missed Connections: Concord folks looking for love on Craigslist
Aug07

Missed Connections: Concord folks looking for love on Craigslist

And here we are again with another thrilling – and, at times, slightly disturbing – installment of Missed Connections, in which we find people in Concord looking for love in the most logical place – Craigslist. The following listings were posted to the classified ad website within the past month or so. As always, we run these in all their unedited glory. Also as always, if you’ve ever found your love through Missed Connections, tell...

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Finals set for CCEH talent show in October
Aug07

Finals set for CCEH talent show in October

Twelve local acts have made it through the elimination rounds and are ready to captivate the audience at the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness’s inaugural Talent Show on Oct. 5 at the dazzling new performance venue in the heart of downtown Concord, The Bank of NH Stage.The performances will feature voices soaring higher than the dog tricks, sizzling dance moves and a chef performing a choreographed piece on his Cyr Wheel, a...

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Book of the Week: ‘Scandal Above Stairs’
Aug07

Book of the Week: ‘Scandal Above Stairs’

Scandal Above StairsJennifer Ashley2018, 309 pagesHistorical mystery It is 1881, and Kat Holloway is in command as the cook at Lord Rankin’s elegant home in London. Lord Rankin is away, and his sister-in-law, Lady Cynthia, stays there with her relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Bywater. Cynthia is young and gets into scrapes with her friends, shockingly wearing men’s clothing at night when they go out. Kat is an excellent cook, and she is also...

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This Week in Concord History
Aug07

This Week in Concord History

Aug. 6, 1728: A grant creates the Plantation of Suncook (an Indian term meaning “place of the goose” or “rocky place”). Massachusetts grants the land to the 47 soldiers and survivors of an Indian-hunting expedition to the north known as Lovewell’s War. Francis Doyen of Penacook, one of Lovewell’s soldiers, is believed to have been the first white settler. Aug. 6, 2000: About 20 people gather along the Merrimack River near Concord’s...

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