Flannel up for the 72nd annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival this weekend
Oct08

Flannel up for the 72nd annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival this weekend

Leaves are changing color and falling off the trees. Frost covers your car in the morning. The sun goes down earlier by the day. The air has a crisp bite to it at night. Everywhere you turn, the signs are right in your face – it’s fall in New England. Which, of course, means it’s just about time for the Warner Fall Foliage Festival. The celebration of the most colorful season will once again take over the center of Warner for three...

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Expand your mind at Concord’s first-ever TEDx seminar at Red River Theatres
Oct08

Expand your mind at Concord’s first-ever TEDx seminar at Red River Theatres

What do you know about TED? Not Ted Williams, Ted Kennedy, Ted Bundy, Tedy Bruschi or Teddy Roosevelt, but TED, in all caps?If you’re new to this whole TED thing, here’s the basic rundown: TED stands for technology, entertainment, design, and it started as a conference first conceived in 1984 and held annually since 1990. You may have heard of TED Talks – that’s what these are, a series of talks covering a wide range of interests....

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Get your tickets for limited screening of ‘El Camino’ at Red River Theatres
Oct08

Get your tickets for limited screening of ‘El Camino’ at Red River Theatres

The rumors were true, and the wait is over – El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, is really happening, and it’s coming to Red River Theatres for three days only this weekend. The smash-hit TV show, regarded by many as the greatest show of all time, has spun off a feature-length film called El Camino. The movie follows Jesse Pinkman right where the story of Breaking Bad left him at the end of that series. After years of speculation, rumors...

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Making Good Health Simple: Trouble staying in the here and now? You’re not alone
Oct08

Making Good Health Simple: Trouble staying in the here and now? You’re not alone

Does your mind wander? Do you find yourself daydreaming? Do you ever lose concentration? According to Dr. Robert Thum, being in the present moment, or the here and now, means that we are aware and mindful of what is happening at this very moment. We are not distracted by ruminations on the past or worries about the future, but centered in the here and now. All of our attention is focused on the present moment. I don’t know about you,...

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Entertainment: Indigo Girls come to Concord in a busy fall week
Oct08

Entertainment: Indigo Girls come to Concord in a busy fall week

Music Tuesday Eugene Durkee at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Open mic with Mikey G at Tandy’s at 7:30 p.m. Noony Tunes Folk Jam with Liz Faiella and David Surette at Concord Community Music School at noon. Wednesday Tim Gurshin at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Karen Grenier at Courtyard by Marriott at 6 p.m. Dwayne Haggins at Concord Craft Brewing at 5:30 p.m. Open mic at Area 23 at 7 p.m. Thursday Paul Hubert at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m....

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Bulletin Board: Comedy, open sing, award winners and more
Oct08

Bulletin Board: Comedy, open sing, award winners and more

Grandparents workshop at BGS Broken Ground School will host a program called Grandparents Raising Grandchildren on Tuesday evenings through the month of October beginning Oct. 8. The group will discuss the joys and challenges of raising grandchildren and explore a variety of topics that help support this important parenting journey. The meetings will take place at Broken Ground School, 51 South Curtisville Road, Concord, from 5:30 to...

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The Yogi: Yoga and the Hero’s Journey: From ‘Star Wars’ to the Ramayana
Oct08

The Yogi: Yoga and the Hero’s Journey: From ‘Star Wars’ to the Ramayana

Luke Skywalker never had a choice. His heroic tale was his destiny, his duty and “human, all-too-human.” A farm boy from the backwater planet of Tatooine, Luke is pulled from obscurity into a world of adventure. Two strange droids appear in his life with a hidden message from a mysterious princess. Tutored by a wise old sage, Luke realizes the mystical knowledge of the Force, enlists the help of heroic companions, and crosses the...

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Check out ‘Pillow Talk’ screening with local author and Doris Day friend Paul Brogan
Oct08

Check out ‘Pillow Talk’ screening with local author and Doris Day friend Paul Brogan

Lady Gaga. Taylor Swift. Beyonce. Kim Kardashian.These women are uber famous these days and, try as you might, you just can’t escape their presence and influence in modern pop culture. While these young ladies are running the show these days, once upon a time the “it girl” all over the country was Doris Day. Day burst onto the entertainment scene as a singer in 1939 before becoming an A-list actress. Sadly, we lost Day in May of this...

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Three author events in five days at Gibson’s Bookstore this week
Oct08

Three author events in five days at Gibson’s Bookstore this week

As usual, Gibson’s Bookstore has a busy week of author events in store this week. On Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m., John C Porter presents the new edition of his classic, Preserving Old Barns: Preventing the Loss of a Valuable Resource. Preserving Old Barns is a wonderful resource for barn owners to assess, care for and celebrate their special structures. This illustrated, full-color second edition features over 200 pictures, 100 pages of...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Election news, leaf collection reminder and more
Oct08

City Manager’s Newsletter: Election news, leaf collection reminder 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 highlights from last week’s letter: Municipal, primary election notices The City Clerk’s Office wants residents to know that Thursday, Oct. 24 is the last day residents may preregister to vote prior...

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On Display: Two very different exhibits up at League of NH Craftsmen
Oct08

On Display: Two very different exhibits up at League of NH Craftsmen

The League of N.H. Craftsmen headquarters is displaying two very different exhibits right now. Both “Then and Now” and “Journey” opened Sept. 27 during Capital Arts Fest, and each will be on display until Dec. 20. “Then and Now” is designed to celebrate the development of a craftsman’s personal style and expertise in their craft media. This exhibit features works in a wide range of mediums. “Journey” features the work of three...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Testaments’
Oct08

Book of the Week: ‘The Testaments’

The TestamentsMargaret Atwood2019, 415 pagesFiction Margaret Atwood’s long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale does not disappoint. After 15 years, readers are again plunged into the familiar brutality of Gilead, with its hangings at “the wall” and monthly “ceremonies” between commanders and handmaids. Atwood intelligently and seamlessly weaves in tidbits of current events — alarmingly making this dystopian nightmare seem all too...

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This Week in Concord History
Oct08

This Week in Concord History

Oct. 8, 1856: A show called Price’s Ethiopian Minstrels opens at Concord’s Phenix Hall. The show, according to an ad in Concord’s Patriot, is “affectionately portraying the lights & shadows of a darky’s life.” Oct. 8, 1869: Franklin Pierce, 14th president of the United States, dies in Concord. Oct. 8, 2001: Concord area cancer patients and their families win a prolonged and sometimes agonizing battle, when a state board approves...

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