Art on display at Chamber

The paintings of New Hampshire Art Association artist Debbie Campbell will be on display at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce from Dec. 31 through March 19, in an exhibit titled, “Nature’s Palette.” Campbell of Newbury attended Massachusetts College of Art and continued her education with some notable artists such as the late Frances Weston Hoyt of New London who was a first-generation Frank Vincent DuMond student, Gil Perry who...

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Lights on the shortest days of the year
Dec26

Lights on the shortest days of the year

Jewish community members gathered 0utside the State House on Dec. 22 to celebrate the start of Hanukkah.

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Bulletin Board

Extra skating hours Ice skating at the Douglas N. Everett Arena has added new public skating hours during this week. Public skating hours currently are Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Starting on Dec. 23, ice skating will also be offered from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays (with the exception of Dec. 25) through Jan. 1. These additional skating hours have been added in coordination...

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Start the New Year outdoors
Dec26

Start the New Year outdoors

If you’re more a morning person than a night owl, perhaps you’d rather celebrate New Year’s Day than New Year’s Eve. In that case, we’ve got a couple of events that might be your style. First Day Hikes Join the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation and its partners on a rejuvenating family-friendly hike this New Year’s Day. New Hampshire State Parks invites the public to kick off the New Year and New Year’s Day with a hike....

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Christmas music we love to hate
Dec26

Christmas music we love to hate

  For many of us, this is that wonderful time of year when we gather together with family and friends around a warm fire, and gripe about that awful, omnipresent Christmas music. The problem is, we’ve got it wrong. According to musicians and scholars, the classic songs of the season represent some of the finest Western music that’s ever been written. Handel’s “Messiah,” “Go, Tell It on the Mountain,” “Ave Maria,” “The Holly and...

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Parties, events to celebrate the new year
Dec26

Parties, events to celebrate the new year

Bank of N.H. Stage The Bank of N.H. Stage will celebrate its first New Year’s Eve with a party based on the famous nightclub, Studio 54. There will be lights, dancing, intrigue and spectacle. The Stage will be transformed into a discotheque by promoter Beth McGurr. The festivities will include DJs, dancers, aerialists, belly dancers, burlesque performers and more. There will be a photo booth, a midnight confetti blast, champagne toast...

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Celebrating Christmas in Concord in 1917
Dec26

Celebrating Christmas in Concord in 1917

Christmas means many things to many people. It is a wonderful period where a fleeting touch of nostalgia brings us joy, sometimes deep sadness, and we rejoice. We celebrate in our churches and with like-minded people, for it is together we wish to be on this holiest day. Each person has their own perception of the perfect Christmas that keeps it alive within each of our hearts. We think back to the early years and we cherish our most...

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Novel dazzles, audiobook adds new dimension
Dec26

Novel dazzles, audiobook adds new dimension

The Dutch House Ann Patchett 2019, 352 pages Fiction Starting from humble beginnings, Cyril Conroy makes money in real estate and decides to buy the Dutch House, a mansion in Elkins Park, outside of Philadelphia in 1946. He surprises his wife Elna and their children with it. But Elna is unprepared for this, and she hates the Dutch House. She soon leaves for India, leaving Cyril, their daughter Maeve, age 10, and son Danny, age 3....

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City newsletter: Holiday schedules, Christmas tree collection
Dec26

City newsletter: Holiday schedules, Christmas tree collection

The city manager’s office sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The full newsletter can be found by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the “Newsletter” button. Here are some highlights: Holiday hours All city offices and the Concord Public Library will be closing at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, and will be closed all day on Dec. 25 for Christmas. Offices will also be closing at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, and will be closed...

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Making Good Health Simple: No time to exercise? No way!

“I’m too tired.” “I don’t have time.” “I don’t know what to do.” Just a few of the most popular excuses I hear (and sometimes say myself) as to why people do not exercise. Even with the best of intentions, the day slips by, and before you know it, it’s time for bed (and unfortunately self-care is the first thing to go). Finding time to exercise not impossible. I am going to share some of the easiest ways to sneak in exercise to your...

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The Yogi: Learning a lesson from the Goodfellas
Dec26

The Yogi: Learning a lesson from the Goodfellas

I felt like I was in a scene from Goodfellas. Maybe it was the way the first gentleman said, “Hey, how you doin’?” as I walked in. Maybe it was that first “fahgetaboutit.” I’d never heard anyone use “fahgetaboutit” in actual conversation before. The room was smoky and hot. I started wondering if Martin Scorsese would walk in at any moment. He didn’t. My yoga teacher walked in instead. He gave a nod to us, sat down quietly in a corner...

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This week in Concord history
Dec26

This week in Concord history

Dec. 24, 1979: Mississippi Gov. Cliff Finch arrives in Concord and declares, “I will be the next president of the United States.” If he can’t get enough signatures to get his name on the ballot, he says, he’ll run as a write-in. Dec. 24, 2001: For years, New Hampshire has lagged behind other states in compiling the crime statistics that can affect federal funds, local police efforts and legislative spending, the Monitor reports. A...

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Trunk o Funk, ‘Kinky Boots’ on deck this week
Dec26

Trunk o Funk, ‘Kinky Boots’ on deck this week

Music Thursday South Street Blues Band at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Trunk o Funk at Penuche’s Ale House. Holy Fool at Area 23 at 7 p.m. Friday The Ghost of Paul Revere at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Bar opens at 6 p.m. $25-$37. Amulus at Penuche’s Ale House. FuzzBoxx at Area 23 at 8:30 p.m. Saturday Higher Education at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. $12 to $14. Fiesta Melon at Penuche’s Ale House. Tim & Dave at Hermanos at 7:30...

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