Holiday hours and schedules

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 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and will be closed all day on Wednesday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. Trash holiday New Year’s Day is a...

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New Year’s Eve bashes
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New Year’s Eve bashes

Live music Tuesday New Year’s Eve with Thrown to the Wolves at Area 23 at 9 p.m. No Fuss New Year at True Brew at 4 p.m. DJ Meeks at the Pit Road Lounge from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. $5 cover. A New Year’s Eve Spectacular will be held at the Bank of N.H. Stage at 8 p.m. Roaring ’20s Costume Party at Tandy’s at 6 p.m. Wednesday Paul Speidel at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Brian Booth at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m. April Cushman at Cheers at 5 p.m....

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Bulletin Board

Immunization clinic Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association offers a monthly Walk-In Immunization Clinic for children and adults who are uninsured, underserved, and who have no access to these needed services in order to lead a healthy lifestyle.  The next will be Jan. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Outreach Center, 21 Centre St. in Concord. A fee of $10 is requested per person. Children must be accompanied by a...

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Poem:  December 26th
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Poem:  December 26th

The guests now gone, the home as quiet as can be,   I sit in my living room, just me and my little Christmas tree.   I think of the years, Christmas’ from the past,   cherish these special moments, want the good memories to last.   The winter will progress, the cold sure to give a chill,   I will look forward to next year, where I can make fond memories still James W....

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Looking back to look ahead
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Looking back to look ahead

January Dancing With the Concord Stars Ten dancing duos picked from community institutions doo-wop, cha-cha and shimmy to raise money for NHTI scholarships. Looking back: Monitor ad sales rep Jeanne Lester and her husband, Mark, won best costumed with “At the Hop.” The judges top pick was Kristin Clark and Anthony Poore with “Think” and people’s choice was Emily Ricard and Sam Durfee with “Spybeat.” Looking ahead: The 10th year will...

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Book of the Week: ‘Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts’
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Book of the Week: ‘Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts’

‘Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts’ Kate Racculia 2019 / 368 pages / Fiction Tuesday Mooney is private, hates socializing, and spends most of her time ferreting out potential donors for Boston General Hospital. Her job as a prospective donor researcher lets her puzzle out people and which buttons to push while safely shielding her from human interaction. But when Vincent Pryce, Boston’s most eccentric billionaire, dies – leaving behind...

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This week in Concord history
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This week in Concord history

  Dec. 31, 1999: Despite a bomb threat, First Night celebrations wrap up without incident. Enthusiasm, however, is hard to find. “It doesn’t feel like New Year’s Eve,” one would-be Concord reveler laments. “There’s not a lot going on,” another adds. “And with no snow, it’s even worse.”   Dec. 31, 1866: Fire burns the roof and destroys machinery at the Penacook Mill. Though it is so cold that the firemen’s clothing freezes, a...

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A show in a show in another show
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A show in a show in another show

The Actorsingers of Nashua will usher in the New Year at Concord’s Hatbox Theater with the award-winning Broadway musical [title of show]. Yes, that is really the name, not a mistake. The show, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell, hilariously chronicles its own frantic creation for entry in the N.Y. Musical Theater Festival. [title of show] is a comical yet insightful and autobiographical look into the...

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