The 5th annual Rock On Fest is ready to take over Main Street again
Jul30

The 5th annual Rock On Fest is ready to take over Main Street again

One of the capital city’s most eclectic – and most fun – festivals is returning to Main Street for a fifth year this Sunday, and you won’t want to miss out on all it has to offer.The Rock On Foundation’s fifth annual Rock On Fest will take over downtown for one day only this year, bringing live music, basketball, activities and all-around family fun to the masses. And, very importantly, the whole thing is free, and everyone is...

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Making Good Health Simple: Don’t miss the outdoor yoga session at Rock On Fest
Jul30

Making Good Health Simple: Don’t miss the outdoor yoga session at Rock On Fest

It’s free, it’s outside, and everyone can participate – Yoga on the State House lawn. On Sunday, during the Rock On Fest, join 43 Degrees North Athletic Club for an epic experience filled with music, movement and positive energy. What makes this extra exciting? The greater Concord community is coming together to support a great cause. The Rock On Foundation is known for collaborating with local businesses to raise money for great...

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Pedal to White Park for the 39th annual Concord Criterium
Jul30

Pedal to White Park for the 39th annual Concord Criterium

White Park will be pretty busy this weekend – well, all the streets surrounding it will be, anyway – when the Concord Criterium pedals into town for a 39th year. One of New England’s longest-running cycling races returns for another year on Saturday, with elite and casual cyclists from all over the region converging on the capital city for the New England Criterium Championship, the official regional championship race for USA Cycling....

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The Crust and Crumb Baking Co. set to expand menu, double in size
Jul30

The Crust and Crumb Baking Co. set to expand menu, double in size

Alison Ladman opened The Crust and Crumb Baking Co. on Main Street in Concord seven years ago with a vision – she wanted to fill a storefront with delicate pastries made from scratch with local ingredients. “Starting from sugar and butter and flour and making things completely the way it’s supposed to be done, all the while supporting the community that supports us,” Ladman said. “That’s what I wanted.” Few restaurants still do that,...

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Entertainment: Besides Rock On Fest, a ton of other music on the docket, plus plays and movies
Jul30

Entertainment: Besides Rock On Fest, a ton of other music on the docket, plus plays and movies

Music Tuesday Scott Solsky at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. The Nevers Band at the State House at 7 p.m. Freese Brothers Big Band at Presidential Oaks at 6:30 p.m. Open mic for poets and writers at True Brew Barista at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday The Buskers at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. April Cushman at Courtyard by Marriott at 6 p.m. Thursday Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Dan Walker at Cheers at 5 p.m. Friday Lez Zeppelin at Bank...

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Bulletin Board: Free concerts, Old-Fashioned Field Day, etc.
Jul30

Bulletin Board: Free concerts, Old-Fashioned Field Day, etc.

Free concerts at United Church Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., Canadian soprano Danielle Buonaiuto and cellist Julia Biber will perform a free concert at the United Church of Penacook. Buonaiuto appears as soloist and ensemble musician throughout the United States and Canada. Her artistry is driven by values of community, access and inclusion, and compassion, and her projects explore these issues through a broad range of music. Biber has...

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City Manager’s Newsletter: A slew of construction updates, plus a few events coming up
Jul30

City Manager’s Newsletter: A slew of construction updates, plus a few events coming up

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 of the highlights:Parking garage updatesSteel erection for the new south stair tower at the School Street parking garage is nearly complete. Once finished, the contractor will pour concrete for...

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On Display: Nature photos on canvas by Christine Wrazen at NHTI
Jul30

On Display: Nature photos on canvas by Christine Wrazen at NHTI

NHTI’s library art gallery has a new exhibit, “Nature Easels,” by graphic designer and photographer Christine Wrazen, just installed last week. The exhibit will be on display until the end of September. The art installation features eight pieces consisting of a digital photograph printed on a small, square canvas and presented on a miniature easel adorned with flowers. Any of the works can be yours – they’re priced at $38 apiece. For...

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The Yogi: In yoga, like in baseball, the pieces fit together to form a team
Jul30

The Yogi: In yoga, like in baseball, the pieces fit together to form a team

It’s been a tough year for Mookie Betts. An inconsistent year. After winning Major League Baseball’s MVP Award in 2018, this season has been a grind for the 26-year-old superstar outfielder for the Boston Red Sox. Over the last month, Mookie has started to come to life, and to return to that superstar level of play. Last Friday, his bat made some serious noise as the Sox crushed the Yankees at Fenway Park for the second straight...

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Author Gault to speak at Gibson’s Bookstore
Jul30

Author Gault to speak at Gibson’s Bookstore

Miciah Bay Gault will visit Gibson’s Bookstore on Thursday at 6 p.m. to present her debut of literary suspense, Goodnight Stranger, which follows one young woman caught between her desire for the future and the tragedy of her past, and the love she has for her brother and the stranger who drives them apart, all set in a gorgeously atmospheric fictional Cape Cod island town. George Saunders writes of the book: “Somewhere the ghosts of...

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On the Road: The ‘Insider’ goes to Dead Horse Point State Park
Jul30

On the Road: The ‘Insider’ goes to Dead Horse Point State Park

Leah Lundquist and her family recently took a 10-day national (and state) park road trip and, of course, no 10-day road trip of any variety would be possible without bringing along a copy of the trusty Insider. Amid all the excitement surrounding the trip, the group managed only one photo with the Insider, but they sure did make it count. Here are Lundquist’s daughters Ella, 7, and Adeline, 4, posing with the New Food Issue in front...

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Book of the Week: ‘Art Matters’
Jul30

Book of the Week: ‘Art Matters’

Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the WorldBy Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell2018, 100 pagesNonfiction – Motivational Art Matters is a small book full of big ideas. Neil Gaiman has combined four personal essays with vibrant illustrations by Chris Riddell to create an inspirational manifesto for living, reading, assembling furniture and, especially, making art.“Credo” expresses Gaiman’s belief in and love of...

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This Week in Concord History
Jul30

This Week in Concord History

July 30, 1777: After riding all night from Exeter, Lt. Col. Gordon Hutchins, Concord’s legislative representative, bursts into the Sunday service at Concord’s meeting house to say that Gen. John Stark is marching west but needs more men. “Those of you who are willing to go had better go at once,” Rev. Timothy Walker tells his congregation. All men present leave. July 30, 2003: According to documents that are unsealed in Concord...

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