Fall Guide 2019: Everything you need to plan your autumn in the Granite State
Sep10

Fall Guide 2019: Everything you need to plan your autumn in the Granite State

Well, here we are again. While it’s still technically summer for another week and a half or so, it’s September, and many of us are already surrendering summer and moving on to fall. Such is life in New England. Although summer is pretty much in the rear-view mirror by now, that doesn’t mean it’s time to go into hibernation – not yet, anyway. One of the best parts about being in New England at this time of year is taking in all the...

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Concord Heights community mural project to bring city together, celebrate culture
Sep10

Concord Heights community mural project to bring city together, celebrate culture

Public art is kind of a big deal in Concord. Just take a walk downtown and you’ll see sculptures, murals, musicians playing tunes and people taking it all in. Now, you’ll have the opportunity to not just look at, but create some public art. The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Creative Concord Committee is organizing an effort for members of the community to come together to design, plan and create a mural to be installed on the...

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Making Good Health Simple: Hiking is a fun and healthy activity everyone can do – that means you
Sep10

Making Good Health Simple: Hiking is a fun and healthy activity everyone can do – that means you

So what if I go to bed a 7:30 p.m.? So what if I like to wake up before the sun to head north to the mountains? So what if I have several different backpacks depending on the length of my hike? So what? My non-hiking friends always ask me, “What’s up with hiking?,” “It sounds boring,” “What’s so great about it?” My response is always the same. “Come, and I will show you.” The truth is, there are so many “best parts” about hiking. I...

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Entertainment: All kinds of live music to be heard all over Concord this week
Sep10

Entertainment: All kinds of live music to be heard all over Concord this week

Music Tuesday Dan Weiner at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Open mic with Mikey G at Tandy’s at 7:30 p.m. Songweavers and Songweaver Drummers Open Sing at Concord Community Music School at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday Paul Donahue at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Brad Myrick at Courtyard by Marriott at 6 p.m. Senie Hunt at Concord Craft Brewing at 5:30 p.m. Open mic at Area 23 at 6 p.m. Thursday William Schmitt at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Mallory...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: File for municipal election, hazardous waste day and more
Sep10

City Manager’s Newsletter: File for municipal election, hazardous waste day 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: File for municipal election The city’s next municipal election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Anyone wishing to file for municipal office may do so at the City Clerk’s Office through...

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Bulletin Board: Open sing sessions, marijuana talk and more
Sep10

Bulletin Board: Open sing sessions, marijuana talk and more

CCMS Open Sing opportunities The Songweavers Open Sing will take place Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. with a Drumming Sampler, with a chance for everyone to try African-style drumming with the Songweaver Drummers. A potluck supper follows at 6:15, and the Open Sing is 7-8:30. Bring a friend and join this joyful group! Want to see for yourself what a Songweavers rehearsal is...

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CYPN: Michael DeCristofaro is the Young Professional of the Month
Sep10

CYPN: Michael DeCristofaro is the Young Professional of the Month

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s Concord Young Professionals Network introduces you to our “Young Professional of the Month,” Michael DeCristofaro. Each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. How old are you? 29. Where do you live? Merrimack. Where do you currently work? I am a philanthropy advisor at the New Hampshire Charitable...

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On Display: ‘Like Father, Like Daughter’ exhibit at Forest Society gallery
Sep10

On Display: ‘Like Father, Like Daughter’ exhibit at Forest Society gallery

The gallery at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is displaying “Like Father, Like Daughter,” an exhibit of paintings from the father-daughter duo of Douglas Richards and Laura Aldridge, both of whom were born and raised in the Concord area. Most of the paintings depict scenes from nature, and you can definitely see the familial similarities – and also the differences – between the painters.  The exhibit will be...

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This Week in Concord History
Sep10

This Week in Concord History

Sept. 10, 1861: Fire destroys the railroad storage barns and many cars of the Concord and Northern railroads. Sept. 11, 1866: Kearsarge beats Portsmouth 32-19 in one of the first reported games of “base ball” in Concord. Judge Ira Eastman, however, remembers seeing the game (or its forerunner, rounders) played in the city 50 years before. Sept. 11, 2002: Hundreds of people stand silent under umbrellas at the State House Plaza during a...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Water Cure’ by Sophie Mackintosh
Sep10

Book of the Week: ‘The Water Cure’ by Sophie Mackintosh

The Water Cure Sophie Mackintosh 2018, 266 Fiction The Water Cure is a story of familial ties, what strengthens them and what causes them to fray. The book complicates its investigation of nuclear family dynamics by placing the narrative in a time when men have been deemed “toxic” and “poisonous” and are a threat to all – as NPR’s Annalisa Quin points out, “The Water Cure makes toxic masculinity literal.” Set on a secluded island, The...

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