League exhibit showcases a bit of everything
Aug04

League exhibit showcases a bit of everything

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen is presenting the Art, Craft & Design exhibition both online and in person at the League Headquarters Gallery in Concord (in the Smile Building). If you are able to visit the gallery in person, the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 9. All guests must wear masks, and they will limit the number of guests in the space at any time. On display are more than 50 artists with creations such as...

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Parks and Rec hosts movie, concerts

Concord Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Red River Theatres, will host a movie at Memorial Field on Aug. 19 at dusk. Registration is required with one spot per household and up to six people per spot. Register online at concordparksandrec.com with code 253000-1. For more information, visit the website or call 225-8690. Additionally, concerts continue in Eagle Square. On Aug. 6 at 7 p.m see Rebel Collective, a pub rock/Celtic...

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Bank of N.H. Stage looks to turn on the lights
Aug04

Bank of N.H. Stage looks to turn on the lights

In order for the Bank of N.H. Stage to reopen indoor concerts safely, it has a whole bunch of new procedures to put in place and test out.  It’s asking its members and the public to help fine-tune the protocols at its first indoor show. The Special Guests will be doing a free show at the Bank of N.H. Stage on Friday, Aug., 7 at 8 p.m.  Tickets are required and are available online.  There are a limited number of tickets available. The...

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Good food, music and cause
Aug04

Good food, music and cause

The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness will be holding a Bluegrass Barbecue on Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Everett Arena. This picnic-style event along the Merrimack River will feature an incredible feast, some live music, and plenty of outdoor space for you to bring your own chairs and beverages and enjoy the day. A limited number of timed tickets will be available and must be purchased in advance. Tickets include a...

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Looking back: The Wedding Tree
Aug04

Looking back: The Wedding Tree

Sometimes I think back to my earliest memories as a young child. The sun is shining with a slight refreshing breeze and the apple blossoms are in bloom. I am sitting beneath an ancient apple tree in a field on our family farm. The farm has been in our family for over a century and we visited each year to spend our precious summer moments with those we loved creating more memories that I hold dearly within my heart to this very day....

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Book: Fascinating look at England
Aug04

Book: Fascinating look at England

The Wild Places By Robert Macfarlane (340 pages, nature/travel, 2007)   Robert Macfarlane lives in England, and he sets out on a journey to see if wild places still exist in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. He starts off in a beechwood near his home and travels to islands, rivers, moors, mountains, beaches, holloways and more. There’s a map in the front of the book with the places that he traveled and pictures of small...

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This week in history

Aug. 6, 1728: A grant creates the Plantation of Suncook (an Indian term meaning “place of the goose” or “rocky place”). Massachusetts grants the land to the 47 soldiers and survivors of an Indian-hunting expedition to the north known as Lovewell’s War. Francis Doyen of Penacook, one of Lovewell’s soldiers, is believed to have been the first white settler.   Aug. 6, 1812: At a convention in Brentwood, Federalist Daniel Webster...

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City newsletter: First training available to the public
Aug04

City newsletter: First training available to the public

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: Project First Trainings  The Concord Fire Department’s will hold its free naloxone and hands-only CPR training for the public. The classes will be held Aug. 10, Sept. 8, and Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Concord Fire Department’s Training...

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Book of the Week: An interesting cast of characters
Aug04

Book of the Week: An interesting cast of characters

An Irish Country Doctor By Patrick Taylor (352 pages, fiction, 2007) Barry Laverty has just become a doctor and is almost late for a job interview, but he is having trouble finding the small village of Balleybucklebo in Northern Ireland. He loves Ireland and wants to work in a rural practice. But he has to find the place first. The interview is with Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly. O’Reilly is a larger than life character who has his...

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Market Month is here
Aug04

Market Month is here

The annual Market Days festival as we all know it has been canceled for this summer. In its place will be Market Month throughout August. Market Month will be a series of Mini Market Days hosted by Intown Concord to provide an event for downtown Concord businesses to expand onto the sidewalks and sell their goods and services, along with various forms of entertainment, games and family activities. Market Month will feature different...

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