Explore the arts at New Hampshire Open Doors
Oct29

Explore the arts at New Hampshire Open Doors

It’s that time of year again. No, not time to rake those leaves to the curb (well, yes that too), but it’s time for N.H. Open Doors. Open Doors is an annual event where crafters and artisans open their studios (or join forces with another location) to show off their work and demostrate their craft for visitors. This year’s event will be held on Nov. 2 and 3. There are locations across the state from the North Country to the state’s...

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Photos: Halloween Howl was a scream!
Oct29

Photos: Halloween Howl was a scream!

Hundreds of children and their parents swarmed downtown on Friday for Intown Concord’s annual Halloween Howl. There was dancing in the street and a haunted bus. Businesses opened their doors to trick-or-treaters, too.

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Town-by-town trick-or-treat times
Oct29

Town-by-town trick-or-treat times

Concord: Oct. 31 from 5-7:30 p.m.   Allenstown: Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Andover: Oct. 31 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Barnstead: Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. Belmont: Oct. 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. A Trunk-or-Treat event will be held Oct. 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tioga Pavilion, 18 Mill St. There will a bring your own pumpkin carving station, decorated vehicles and food available for purchase. Boscawen: Oct. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. Bow: Oct. 31...

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Making Good Health Simple: When it comes to candy, make it count
Oct29

Making Good Health Simple: When it comes to candy, make it count

The countdown to Halloween is on. For some it means haunted houses, costumes and elaborate decorations. For me, it means candy, a ridiculous amount of sugar-loaded candy. Don’t feel like dressing up? As an adult, with basically unlimited buying power (for candy at least) you can simply buy your way into trick-o-treating. However, this is just the beginning of prime candy season (and it won’t stop after Halloween). After pumpkin-shaped...

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Entertainment: Fleetwood Mac tribute show and others in Concord this week
Oct29

Entertainment: Fleetwood Mac tribute show and others in Concord this week

Music Tuesday Kid Pinky at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Paul Lovely at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Irish Music at 5:30 p.m. at Area 23. Mark Valenty, a pianist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium as part of the Walker Lecture Series. Thursday Ryan Zimmerman at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Friday Music Out of the Box featuring Senie Hunt will be at the Hatbox Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 – $18 at hatboxnh.com. TUSK, a...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: Celebrate the fire training space, Halloween
Oct29

City Manager’s Newsletter: Celebrate the fire training space, Halloween

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 from last week’s letter: Fire facility open house celebration A ribbon cutting and open house will be held at the new fire training facility, 109 Old Turnpike Road, on Wednesday from 5 to...

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The Yogi: The great yogi of rock n’ roll
Oct29

The Yogi: The great yogi of rock n’ roll

For the InsiderNeil Young is angry.I am sitting in the parking lot of Hot House N.H., listening to David Greene’s interview with the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer on NHPR. The sun is not yet up, and as I sit alone in my car, the glow of the radio feels oddly comforting on this dark, cold morning in New Hampshire. I’m wondering how many other folks are sitting in cars, listening to Neil Young, the great yogi of rock ‘n roll.He talks about...

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Book of the Week: ‘Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Everyday’
Oct29

Book of the Week: ‘Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Everyday’

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Everyday Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky 2018, 287 pages Nonfiction Make Time is a must read for anyone who feels overwhelmed with their to-do list. Too often our to-do lists keep growing like a life sucking mole, yet what we accomplish isn’t what is most important. We spend our time on filler tasks, getting caught up in social media threads and binge watching Netflix; instead of focusing on the...

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Portsmouth Poet Laureate to present novel at Gibson’s
Oct29

Portsmouth Poet Laureate to present novel at Gibson’s

Tammi J. Truax, Portsmouth’s 2018-20 Poet Laureate, will visit Gibson’s Bookstore on Saturday at 2 p.m. to share her new young adult verse novel, For to See the Elephant, the never-before-told story of the first elephant to come to America and their enslaved keeper, William. Upon arrival in the city of New York, William and the elephant are sold together. They walk back and forth across the growing country for years so...

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This Week in Concord History
Oct29

This Week in Concord History

Oct. 29, 1963: A crowd of 600 to 1,000 – mostly college students and other young people – break through a police cordon at Concord Airport to greet Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. “I don’t know when I’ll be back up here again,” says Goldwater, “but it won’t be long.” Oct. 29, 1795: Concord Bridge, the town’s first span across the Merrimack, opens with a party and parade. It is near the site of today’s...

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Student musicians: Ace your audition! All-State Workshop Nov. 9
Oct29

Student musicians: Ace your audition! All-State Workshop Nov. 9

Student musicians: Ace your audition! High schoolers who sing: If you’re auditioning for the N.H. All-State Festival, Concord Community Music School has a perfect warm-up for you!Join us for a special interactive workshop, “Ace Your Audition,” specifically geared to this year’s All-State audition pieces. An Ace Your Audition Voice Workshop will take place at the music school on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 11a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Music School...

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Keiser Concert Series welcomes distinguished musicians to Millville
Oct29

Keiser Concert Series welcomes distinguished musicians to Millville

Another season of unique performances at St. Paul’s School is underway as part of the 2019-20 Keiser Concert Series. The series brings performances by global musical artists in a range of styles, from classical to contemporary, to the Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul.The school welcomes Cantus, a versatile, male vocal group from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday at 7 p.m. Their program, “One Giant Leap,” uses works from Franz...

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