Looking to watch the Super Bowl somewhere fun? We found a few places for you to check out
Jan29

Looking to watch the Super Bowl somewhere fun? We found a few places for you to check out

In what has become an annual tradition around here, the Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl once again. If you haven’t been keeping track, this will be nine appearances in “The Big Game” for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, the greatest American duo since Batman and Robin. It’s almost become old hat around here, though we don’t know anyone who’s sick of this just yet. With the Super Bowl comes Super Bowl house parties and Super...

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Staying in for the Super Bowl? Try these recipes, or call Constantly for some food
Jan29

Staying in for the Super Bowl? Try these recipes, or call Constantly for some food

While it can be a lot of fun to go to a busy restaurant or bar to watch the game in a lively atmosphere, there’s nothing wrong with staying home, either. That said, this is the Super Bowl, so it deserves a little more pomp and circumstance than your typical run-of-the-mill Sunday evening. If there’s one thing any big game demands, it’s food. Specifically, we’re talking about game-day food, the kind of stuff your mom wouldn’t let you...

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Adventure Shopping: Super Bowl LIII edition
Jan29

Adventure Shopping: Super Bowl LIII edition

In what has become an annual tradition, the Patriots are off to the Super Bowl yet again. The nation’s most-watched TV program every year, the Super Bowl is always a big deal even to non-sports fans. Anyone who’s anyone will certainly have a party to host or attend, and that means you’ll need supplies. As usual, when thinking about supplies for any type of event, we hit up Ocen State Job Lot to see what kinds of odd, cool and cheap...

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Scenes from the 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship – after dark
Jan29

Scenes from the 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship – after dark

White Park was abuzz with festive energy last Saturday night during the 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship. After a weather scare delayed the start of the tournament, by Saturday everyone was living it up on the frozen pond. Here are some scenes we found Saturday night.

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The results are in from NHTI’s Dancing With the Concord Stars
Jan29

The results are in from NHTI’s Dancing With the Concord Stars

NHTI’s 9th annual Winter Fling was held on Saturday. The highlight of the night was the wildly popular Dancing With the Concord Stars event, which this year included Monitor ad respresentative Jeanne Lester as one of the contestants. Here are the results from the competition: Best Energy: Bryanna Marceau (Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce) and Lucas Meyer (Preti Strategies) with “I Want You Back,” Jitterbug. Most Theatrical: Tina...

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Tasty Brews: Smuttynose Whole Lotta Lupulin DIPA from True Brew Barista
Jan29

Tasty Brews: Smuttynose Whole Lotta Lupulin DIPA from True Brew Barista

I stopped into True Brew Barista last week looking for a new beer to try, and unsurprisingly, there were all kinds of options for things I’d never tried or even heard of before. One of those unheard-of brews was the Smuttynose Whole Lotta Lupulin DIPA, so I went with one of those. The first thing to mention is that this beer has 8.6 percent alcohol by volume, which is nothing to sneeze at. It is therefore served in a smaller-sized...

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Entertainment: Area 23 kills the lights, plus a bunch of HD broadcasts at the Cap Center
Jan29

Entertainment: Area 23 kills the lights, plus a bunch of HD broadcasts at the Cap Center

Don’t look now, but we’re already moving into February, which means this cold and snow can’t stick around for too much longer, can it? Anyway, there’s plenty going on in Concord this week, including a lights-out (literally) acoustic concert at Area 23 and a whole bunch of HD broadcasts of big-name plays at the Capitol Center for the Arts. Here’s what else is going on this week: Music Tuesday Mike Walsh at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at...

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Making Good Health Simple: 5 steps to your Super Bowl makeover
Jan29

Making Good Health Simple: 5 steps to your Super Bowl makeover

The National Football League defines the Super Bowl as the annual championship game culminating the regular season between the champions of the AFC and NFC conferences. In New England, it is more commonly known at the last game of the Patriots season. Super Bowl Sunday comes with a barrage of traditions ranging from superstitions, official jerseys, large-screen televisions and, of course, food. On the checklist: Where we will watch...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Snow updates, water main repaired and more
Jan29

City Manager’s Newsletter: Snow updates, water main repaired and more

The city of Concord’s public information officer, Stefanie Breton, sent out the City Manager’s Newsletter last Friday. The newsletter contained too much information for us to fit into this spot, so we’re just printing some highlights here. For the full newsletter, go to concordnh.gov and click the “Newsletter” button on the home page. Snow updates, reminders Although Concord didn’t receive the predicted 12 to 20 inches of snow last...

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On Display: Illustrator David Petersen at St. Paul’s School’s Crumpacker Gallery
Jan29

On Display: Illustrator David Petersen at St. Paul’s School’s Crumpacker Gallery

The drawings of award-winning illustrator David Petersen are on display at St. Paul’s School’s Crumpacker Gallery until Feb. 23. The gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays. These particular works are not for sale. 

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Jeff Follansbee won our parks scavenger hunt
Jan29

Jeff Follansbee won our parks scavenger hunt

It took a couple weeks, but we finally have a winner for our Concord parks scavenger hunt. Jeff Follansbee was the only person to correctly identify every park, and he chose to donate his prize – a $25 gift card to a Concord business of his choice – to the Concord Friends Program. What a guy! Here are the answers:

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Blast From the Past: The Rumford Cider Topper and his noggin
Jan29

Blast From the Past: The Rumford Cider Topper and his noggin

There was a time in our little village of Rumford, back when we were a British province and ruled by a Royal governor, that the old-world customs and traditions were quite evident and certainly relevant. The harvest was a grand time when the school houses were closed so that the children could work in the fields and bring in the bounty before the onset of the first killing frost. The children were quite pleased to leave the one-room...

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Months after principal’s death, N.H. ALS walk moving to Concord 
Jan29

Months after principal’s death, N.H. ALS walk moving to Concord 

Monitor staff Less than a year after the death of former Concord High School principal Gene Connolly to ALS, his story is having ripple effects in the community. One of those ripple effects is the Northern New England Chapter of the ALS Association’s decision to move its annual New Hampshire walk from Manchester to Concord this year. “We knew how impactful his story had been on this community, and how much support he had,” events...

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Bulletin Board: Tax prep time, a free movie and meetings
Jan29

Bulletin Board: Tax prep time, a free movie and meetings

AARP offers free tax assistance From Jan. 29 through April 15, the AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for low- to moderate-income taxpayers across the Granite State. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 51st year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. There is no fee for this service and you do not need to be an AARP member...

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Book of the Week: ‘The Big Book of Female Detectives’
Jan29

Book of the Week: ‘The Big Book of Female Detectives’

The Big Book of Female Detectives Otto Penzler (editor) 2018, 1115 pages Mystery/short stories This large volume is a treasure trove of mystery short stories featuring female detectives and crime solvers. It is arranged chronologically in sections starting with The Victorians and Edwardians (British) and ending in modern times. There are some authors that you might recognize: Agatha Christie, Sue Grafton and Nevada Barr. And some...

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This Week in Concord History
Jan29

This Week in Concord History

Jan. 29, 2002: Citing a lack of evidence, a Merrimack County Superior Court judge sends Richmond Co.’s supermarket and shopping center proposal back to the Concord planning board, overturning the board’s unanimous decision against the Massachusetts company and upsetting some South End residents. Jan. 30, 2000: As many as 5,000 of the names on Concord’s voter rolls shouldn’t be there, the Monitor reports. The extra names include people...

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