Spring Guide Concord: Your guide to the capital city’s can’t-miss spring 2019 events
Apr09

Spring Guide Concord: Your guide to the capital city’s can’t-miss spring 2019 events

Welcome to the 2019 Spring Guide – Concord edition. Over the next two pages, you’ll learn about the signature spring events the capital city has to offer. These are all family-friendly activities, and several of them are completely free. This roundup focuses on seasonal events, so you won’t see traditional concerts or plays. The statewide guide can be found here. April 13 Spring Fair at United Church: The annual United Church of...

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Spring Guide NH: Here are some spring highlights going on across the Granite State
Apr09

Spring Guide NH: Here are some spring highlights going on across the Granite State

Welcome to the 2019 Spring Guide – statewide edition. The following several pages lay out as many fun, springy events across the Granite State as we could find. This is by no means everything that is going on – it’s probably less than half – but we only have so much space. The events listed here are primarily seasonal, family-oriented, one-off events. In other words, you’ll find things like holiday meals, festivals, community...

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Making Good Health Simple: Spring cleaning: It’s good for your health (it’s true!)
Apr09

Making Good Health Simple: Spring cleaning: It’s good for your health (it’s true!)

Just as bears hibernate for the winter, so does hardcore cleaning. The open-the-windows-because-it-smells-like-bleach kind of cleaning. I’ll admit it, when it’s dark before you drive home from work, it is natural to order take-out on the nights you’re not eating homemade mac and cheese. But, alas, spring is making its debut, and with natural sunlight comes the clarity of dust and cobwebs. The horrifying realization of how unclean your...

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The Yogi: There’s never a bad time to get into yoga
Apr09

The Yogi: There’s never a bad time to get into yoga

Yoga or exercise: Which is it? The human body is designed to move. Our spines, like our bodies, are designed to move in all directions. Contrary to popular belief, our bodies are not really designed to sit on the couch on Sunday afternoons and watch the Patriots dismantle opponents. In fact, all that soft furniture on which we’re sitting and reclining is part of the problem. It’s a strange paradox in our modern world: as we get...

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Bulletin Board: Comedy Club, cooking workshop and more
Apr09

Bulletin Board: Comedy Club, cooking workshop and more

VNA offers Grief Goes to the Movies Concord Regional VNA and Concord Public Library offer a “Grief Goes to the Movies” program on Tuesday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at Concord Public Library. This evening’s movie is Collateral Beauty (1 hour, 37 minutes; rated PG-13). Join us as we learn about, explore, and discuss grief and its impact on our lives through the use of popular films. Movies are followed by a short discussion of food-for-thought...

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Entertainment: Wild Kratts bring their wild antics to the Cap Center
Apr09

Entertainment: Wild Kratts bring their wild antics to the Cap Center

With so much going on, there’s no room for a real intro! Music Tuesday Paul Lovely at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Kid Pinky at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Camerata New England at Concord City Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Senie Hunt at Barley House at 8 p.m. April Cushman at Cheers at 5 p.m. Will Hatch at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Bach’s Lunch Concert: Jazz Guitar Generations at Concord Community Music School at 12:10...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: School Street garage update, steam line installation and more
Apr09

City Manager’s Newsletter: School Street garage update, steam line installation and more

Last Friday, the city’s public information officer, Stefanie Breton, sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter. There was too much to fit into this space, but you can see the full newsletter by going to concordnh.com and clicking on the Newsletter button on the home page. School Street garage update Beginning this week, structural steel repairs will begin on the first floor of the School Street garage. This will result in temporary...

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This Week in Concord History
Apr09

This Week in Concord History

April 9, 1975: State representatives from Concord say they have mixed feelings about a plan by Gov. Mel Thomson to convert the Pleasant View home into a treatment center for the criminally insane. (It won’t happen.) April 9, 1991: After two consecutive days when the temperature reached 85 degrees, Concord settles for a high of 77. It’s apparently a big year for hot streaks: The city enjoyed another historic heat wave at the beginning...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Library Book’
Apr09

Book of the Week: ‘The Library Book’

The Library Book Susan Orlean 2018, 317 pages Nonfiction   In 1986, “the most catastrophic library fire in American history occurred at the Los Angeles Central Library. Burning for more than seven hours, it consumed 400,000 books and damaged another 700,000.” Susan Orlean writes in detail about the day of the fire, how the fire grew to burn so hot, and how it destroyed so many books. For a book lover, it is very hard to read this...

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