Fore! Get out there and hit the links this summer
Jul16

Fore! Get out there and hit the links this summer

I’m not very good at golf – let’s just get that out of the way now. When I hit the course, which is extremely rare, you’ll find me trudging through the woods, raking sand or trying to fish a ball out of a pond. But hey – all of that still beats sitting in an office. If your golf game is anything like mine, you’re probably at the level where you’re not out there trying to win, you’re just trying to have fun for a few hours and escape...

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing at Discovery Center, Red River
Jul16

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing at Discovery Center, Red River

This is a big week for planet Earth.July 16, the day this issue comes out, marks the 50-year anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, the first mission to put human beings on the moon. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins touched down on the lunar surface July 20, 1969, marking perhaps the most significant event in human history to that point.In honor of this monumental achievement, there are several special events going on...

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Album Review: ‘Hey Dana’ debut album shows off range of artist’s influences
Jul16

Album Review: ‘Hey Dana’ debut album shows off range of artist’s influences

I was given another album to review a few weeks back, and the cover art alone had me intrigued. The first thing I noticed was four eyes staring at me, seemingly peering into my soul. It was only after a few seconds of looking that I saw the name – Hey Dana. Hey Dana is the stage name of local artist Dana Brunt, who can be found playing at Area 23, Lithermans Limited and anywhere else in New England that will have him. He’s a solo...

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Tasty Brews: Lithermans Limited Read Icculous, only at Penuche’s
Jul16

Tasty Brews: Lithermans Limited Read Icculous, only at Penuche’s

While cruising around on Penuche’s Facebook page looking for shows early last week, I noticed a post saying that Lithermans Limited had made them a beer, and that it was to debut on Thursday. When Lithermans makes a new beer, it’s always a good idea to check it out, and when they make a beer exclusively for one place, it can’t be ignored. I got to everybody’s favorite basement bar about 4:30 on Thursday afternoon, hoping to get the...

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Entertainment: More concerts than you’ll possibly be able to attend this week
Jul16

Entertainment: More concerts than you’ll possibly be able to attend this week

Music Tuesday Kid Pinky at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. Nevers’ Band at Rolfe Park at 7 p.m. Bedford Big Band at Presidential Oaks at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Paul Donahue at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Open mic at Area 23 at 6 p.m. Dwayne Haggins at Courtyard by Marriott at 6 p.m. Thursday Richard Gardzina at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Lisa Guyer at Cheers at 5 p.m. Rebel Collective at Eagle Square at 7 p.m. Friday Hometown Eulogy at True...

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Bulletin Board: Free concerts, food map, meetings and more
Jul16

Bulletin Board: Free concerts, food map, meetings and more

AARP hosts Coffee & Conversation Get the latest buzz on AARP activities and events happening in Greater Manchester, Greater Concord and the Seacoast at an AARP community engagement program called Coffee & Conversation. Join us at local coffee shops and meet up with friends, neighbors, AARP volunteers and other AARP members. Give us your ideas on future activities and events you’d like to see in your community, and get a free...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Parks and Rec Month, National Night Out preview and more
Jul16

City Manager’s Newsletter: Parks and Rec Month, National Night Out preview and more

On Friday, Stefanie Breton, the city’s public information officer, sent out the weekly City Manager’s Newsletter. Here are some of the highlights: July is Parks and Rec Month Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and explore the great things happening at your local parks and recreation department. This July, join in on the fun and games offered by Concord Parks and Rec as they celebrate Park and Recreation Month. A variety...

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CYPN: Emily Marsh of Red River Theatres is the Young Professional of the Month
Jul16

CYPN: Emily Marsh of Red River Theatres 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,” Emily Marsh. 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? 27.Where do you currently work? I am the Events and Marketing Manager at Red River Theatres, a nonprofit indie cinema in downtown...

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Concord Food Co-op’s Round-it-Up at the Register program sends $6,700 to nonprofits
Jul16

Concord Food Co-op’s Round-it-Up at the Register program sends $6,700 to nonprofits

In February 2019, the Concord Food Co-op launched a new fundraising program that has already raised $6,700 for local nonprofits. The Concord Food Co-op’s Round-It-Up at the Register program is an easy way for Co-op shoppers to donate to local nonprofits that are making the greater Concord area an even better place. The program empowers shoppers to help local community-enrichment organizations by making small-change donations, which...

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Making Good Health Simple: Pro tips for taking a successful hike this summer
Jul16

Making Good Health Simple: Pro tips for taking a successful hike this summer

For the Insider “You’re almost there.” “The view is going to be spectacular.” “The summit is just around the corner, I can feel it.” Just a few of the reaffirming statements I tell myself during the million times I want to quit on the trail. Hiking is more than just walking in the woods, it’s more than climbing an incline – it is the definition of mental fortitude. There are multiple times when I contemplate turning around, or laying...

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The Yogi: Two pools, 20 years and a whole lot of yoga
Jul16

The Yogi: Two pools, 20 years and a whole lot of yoga

For the Insider In the spirit of summer, we’ll start this week with the story of a swimming pool. More correctly, this is the story of two swimming pools, and spans nearly 20 years.In 2001, a young couple bought their first house. The house, in Strafford, sat on a lovely pile of rocks, and came with a little piece of forest. At the edge of the forest, near the house, was an above-ground swimming pool. The couple decided that tending a...

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Book of the Week: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’
Jul16

Book of the Week: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’

Where the Crawdads SingDelia Owens2018, 370 pagesFiction The title of this book is intriguing – Where the Crawdads Sing. And it’s mentioned in the book: “What d’ya mean, where the crawdads sing? Ma used to say that.” Kya remembered Ma always encouraging her to explore the marsh: “Go as far as you can way out yonder where the crawdads sing.” Tate said, “Just means far in the bush where critters are wild, still behaving like...

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New England author Spencer Quinn to present ‘Heart of Barkness’ at Gibson’s Bookstore
Jul16

New England author Spencer Quinn to present ‘Heart of Barkness’ at Gibson’s Bookstore

Spencer Quinn will return to Gibson’s Bookstore on Thursday at 6 p.m. to present the ninth in his Chet & Bernie series, Heart of Barkness, our favorite mystery series told from the perspective of the detective’s dog. Come prepared to meet some adorable adoptable animals from the Pope Memorial SPCA, too!Chet the dog, “the most lovable narrator in all of crime fiction,” (Boston Globe) and P.I. Bernie encounter heartache and much...

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This Week in Concord History
Jul16

This Week in Concord History

July 16, 1821: Mary Baker Eddy is born in Bow. In February 1866, she will write of healing herself from what a doctor diagnosed as a fatal fall on the ice. Out of this experience is born Christian Science. Eddy will found the Church of Christ, Scientist, in 1879. July 16, 1863: Shots are fired and several men wounded in the third and final day of draft riots in Portsmouth. Fear of riots in Concord and elsewhere leads to the return of...

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