Aerospace Fest
Sep02

Aerospace Fest

On Sept. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will present AerospaceFest, New Hampshire’s annual aerospace festival, with some notable changes. This year’s festival will be primarily outdoors, providing plenty of opportunity for socially distanced science and engineering fun.  Masks will be required and sanitation stations available. And admission will be free. On the grounds of the Discovery Center,...

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Hatbox to host ‘Love Letters’ for three weeks
Sep02

Hatbox to host ‘Love Letters’ for three weeks

Love Letters, a two-person play by A. R. Gurney, will be the next play staged at the Hatbox Theatre in Concord opening on Sept. 11. The play is a Pulitzer Prize finalist. It follows the ever-changing relationship of Andrew and Melissa through 50-plus years of correspondence, starting at age 6 in first grade. Gurney deftly creates characters, their personal growth, locations, historic and cultural shifts through his articulate and...

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Ripe for the pickin’
Sep02

Ripe for the pickin’

Labor Day weekend seems to be the unofficial start to apple season with several local farms opening their orchards for pick-your-own apples. Other fall favorites, including pumpkins and squash, are not far behind. Apple Hill Farm 580 Mountain Road, Concord 224-8862, applehillfarmnh.com Opening for apple picking on Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5), Apple Hill also offers strawberry picking earlier in the season. At the farm stand, youo can...

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Bulletin board: Fun for the kiddos and more
Sep02

Bulletin board: Fun for the kiddos and more

Ending the trilogy Marjorie Burke returns to Gibson’s Bookstore virtually on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. to present Beyond Ice and Sand: The Conclusion of Our Story with Alzheimer’s, following her previous books, detailing Donald and Marjorie’s journey through of his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s, Melting Ice – Shifting Sand, and Pilgrimage on Ice and Sand. This book completes the trilogy of a ten year Alzheimer’s journey caregiving and...

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City news: Primary election approaches
Sep02

City news: Primary election approaches

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: Elections information The New Hampshire Secretary of State has a new website with everything you need to know about voting during COVID-19. Visit their website at sos.nh.gov/ or utilize the following links: Voting during COVID-19:...

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Book: Ancient solutions
Sep02

Book: Ancient solutions

Lo-Tek: Design by Radical Indigenism By Julia Watson (418 pages, nonfiction, 2019) Ever wondered how other parts of the world live? What do third world countries use for bridges and ladders? How do they clear land without technology? How do they work with nature instead of against it? This is a big ol’ book of wisdom. It starts off with a heading, “Drowning in information while starving for wisdom.” The old ways were considered...

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This week in Concord history

Sept. 3, 1854: New Hampshire artist Benjamin Champney writes from North Conway to his fellow artist John F. Kensett: “We have a very pleasant congregation of artists here and they are all anxious you should be added to our number.” Champney will soon be known in Boston and New York as the leader of an art colony in North Conway and a central figure in the White Mountain School.   Sept. 3, 1914: Richard F. Upton is born in Bow. He...

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Book of the Week: Important lessons
Sep02

Book of the Week: Important lessons

City of the Beasts By Isabelle Allende (406, young adult fiction, 2002, available on Hoopla in English translated from Spanish)     A fast-paced adventure, this is a difficult book to put down, once begun! Fifteen year old Alex Cold is sent to live with his grandmother, still an active travel writer, when his mother falls seriously ill. His grandmother takes him on assignment to the Amazon in pursuit of an illusive “Beast,”...

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Poem: Simple Life
Sep02

Poem: Simple Life

I walk the same roads, as my grandfather before, perhaps our world is a better place, though sometimes I’m just not sure. There was once an appreciation, for little things old, today thoughts have changed, or so I’m told. When I look back, my thoughts remember when, life was so simple, way back then. Perhaps my years are showing, I desire the years lived in the past more, I walk the same roads, as my grandfather before. James W....

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