Check out some fine student artwork at Steeplegate Mall during Youth Art Month
Mar12

Check out some fine student artwork at Steeplegate Mall during Youth Art Month

It’s finally March, the month many New Englanders look forward to all winter long. It’s a month often associated with new beginnings – we turn the clocks ahead, days start to get a little warmer and signs of spring start popping up all over the place. Another big part of March is the abundance of student art that starts popping up, too, particularly at Steeplegate Mall. March is Youth Art Month, and every year around this time a big...

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Concertmaster String Quarter to present ‘An Invitation to Dance’ at Concord City Auditorium
Mar12

Concertmaster String Quarter to present ‘An Invitation to Dance’ at Concord City Auditorium

Fans of music, dancing and all-purpose partying won’t want to miss the next big to-do at the Concord City Auditorium, because it’s a show that combines all of the above. The fourth concert of the Concord Community Concert Association’s 88th season brings the Concertmaster String Quartet to the Audi stage on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. It’s a concert and a party – festivities begin at 7 p.m. in the lobby with a dessert reception and a...

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Making Good Health Simple: Don’t let clutter compromise your home
Mar12

Making Good Health Simple: Don’t let clutter compromise your home

Knickknacks. Tchotchkes. Stuff. Junk. Gear – you name it, and I am sure I own it. My entire life I have been accumulating things. Some of them necessary to live, like a bed, furniture, automobile, clothing. And a ridiculous amount of completely unnecessary items I convinced myself I needed. The brain has the capacity to rationalize just about anything, including pointless purchases and keeping items you don’t need. During my years of...

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CYPN: Melina Murray is the Young Professional of the Month
Mar12

CYPN: Melina Murray 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,” Melina Murray. Each month the CYPN Steering Committee recommends a young professional in the community it thinks readers would enjoy getting to know better. Where do you live? Concord. Where do you currently work? I’m a real estate agent at EXIT Realty Great Beginnings with offices in both Concord and...

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Entertainment: So much live music to be heard in Concord this week
Mar12

Entertainment: So much live music to be heard in Concord this week

We have a very busy week on the entertainment front around here, with an absolutely full slate of music to go along with a number of stage shows and two comedy shows, including the second installment of the new comedy club at Tandy’s. Get out there and take it all in this week. Music Tuesday Dan Weiner at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Dan Walker at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Open mic at Area 23 at 6 p.m. Thursday Mike...

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Bulletin Board: Poetry Out Loud championship, meetings and more
Mar12

Bulletin Board: Poetry Out Loud championship, meetings and more

First DAR meeting of 2019 Buntin-Rumford-Webster, Concord Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will have its first meeting of the year Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. at the Pierce Manse (14 Horseshoe Pond Lane). The program will be a welcome to new members and an orientation about the chapter, DAR and what to expect! March is literacy month and we ask that each person planning to attend pick a children’s book (new or used in...

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Blast From the Past: The old courthouse and the Era of Good Feelings
Mar12

Blast From the Past: The old courthouse and the Era of Good Feelings

During the early 1800s there was renewed turmoil and frustration with England resulting in the War of 1812. The good citizens of Concord rejoiced at the victorious conclusion of this war and entered into a period commonly referred to in American history as the “Era of Good Feelings.” This era started with the election of President James Monroe in 1816 and concluded with President John Quincy Adams in 1824. The world was once again at...

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Tasty Brews: Lawson’s Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine from Dos Amigos
Mar12

Tasty Brews: Lawson’s Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine from Dos Amigos

We’re pretty late to the party here, but when it comes to good beer, better late than never is the motto. Sip of Sunshine, the mythical IPA from Vermont brewery Lawson’s Finest Liquids, has long been one of those beers aficionados have traveled to other states for – it was made in Connecticut and driven right through our state on its way to Vermont without ever stopping here. That all changed some time this past summer, when select...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Fix a Leak Week, Royal Leak Detection Contest and more
Mar12

City Manager’s Newsletter: Fix a Leak Week, Royal Leak Detection Contest and more

Last Friday, the city’s public information officer, Stefanie Breton, sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter. The letter was too long to print in its entirety here, but you can access the full version at concordnh.gov by clicking the “Newsletter” button on the homepage. Fix a Leak Week Join Concord General Services in celebrating EPA WaterSense’s “Fix a Leak Week,” March 18-24! Leaks can waste a lot of water and can lead to outrageous...

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Lithermans Limited to bring back Pink Boots Made for Walking IPA on March 21
Mar12

Lithermans Limited to bring back Pink Boots Made for Walking IPA on March 21

We’re big supporters of beer and the brewing industry. We’re also big supporters of diversity in the workplace and equal opportunity for all. But most of all, we’re big supporters of anything that combines all of the above. It should then be no surprise that we’re all fired up about the pending release of Lithermans Limited’s Made For Walking IPA, a beer project in collaboration with the Pink Boots Society. Our most astute readers...

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These three students from St. John Regional School have reached some impressive achievements
Mar12

These three students from St. John Regional School have reached some impressive achievements

Three students from St. John Regional School have done some impressive things academcially on a state level recently. Nathan Steigmeyer finished first in the Geography Bee and was one of 100 students to qualify to go to the State Geography Bee in Keene next month. Michael Thresher placed first in the Spelling Bee and has competed on the state level. (He was not given information as to where he finsihed, but it was not in the top...

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Book of the Week: ‘Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books’
Mar12

Book of the Week: ‘Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books’

Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books Cara Nicoletti 2015, 283 pages Nonfiction Cara Nicoletti grew up in her family’s butcher shop and was surrounded by family cooking. That didn’t start her cooking, though. She writes, “But the truth is that I fell in love with cooking through reading, and I learned quickly that being in the kitchen offered me the kind of peace that settling in with a good book did.” As she...

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This Week in Concord History
Mar12

This Week in Concord History

March 12, 2000: Bishop Guertin defeats Concord, 3-2, in the Division I hockey championship game, ending the Crimson Tide’s run of four consecutive state titles.   March 13, 1782: The Legislature meets in Concord for the first time. The site is “the Old North,” the First Congregational Church. The building will burn in 1870. It was on the site of the current Walker School.   March 13, 1852: For the third time in three years, local...

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